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Old chisels

85 days ago by Loren

I wanted a bevel edge chisel in the 35mm range for veneer workso I bought a v...

7 85 days ago
View DustyCellist's profile

Bandsaw alternatives (axe/froe, etc)

87 days ago by DustyCellist

I am getting started with some hand tools mainly to keep from producing much ...

7 86 days ago
View Pendragon1998's profile

Chip a way planes ... any info?

88 days ago by Pendragon1998

I was unfamiliar with this brand and I was wondering if someone might be able...

2 87 days ago
View Bugnurd's profile

Sweet yard sale score!

87 days ago by Bugnurd

Okay, so I hit up a few yard sales yesterday and picked up a few things. The ...

3 87 days ago
View wreker's profile

Help with old saw restoration

88 days ago by wreker

Hi All,I’m just starting out with hand tools and woodworking, and IR...

5 87 days ago
View notitfortat's profile

Question about these plow plane irons-Sandusky and a couple of others

88 days ago by notitfortat

Been a lurker on this forum for a bit and finally signed up. I went to a jun...

1 87 days ago
View JoeyG's profile

Needle files--Do I need to spend a fortune?

90 days ago by JoeyG

I find myself in need of some needle files for some inlay/carvings I am doing...

9 88 days ago
View lateralus819's profile

Type collectors.

96 days ago by lateralus819

I’m curious how many of you plane buyers/collectors, collect a full set...

29 88 days ago
View Bigtones's profile

Metal Products Co. Hand Planes

90 days ago by Bigtones

Hello again LJ Forums, I was wondering if anyone has used or heard of thes...

6 89 days ago
View Ray's profile

Blade camber shape?

90 days ago by Ray

I am in the process of grinding an 8” camber on a blade for a 605 1/2 p...

2 90 days ago
View andy6601's profile

Making Plane Irons out of 0-1 Tool Steel

92 days ago by andy6601

I am wondering if anyone has made their own plane irons on LJ and what I am l...

6 90 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

Why Are Plow Plane Irons So Tapered?

159 days ago by Ripthorn

I have this odd hankering to try building a plow plane. Only twist is that I...

4 91 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

Alternative Sources For Vintage Hand Planes

94 days ago by poopiekat

Just in case you’re not accumulating your vintage tools fast enough to ...

6 92 days ago
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93 days ago by JohnChung

I had quite a trouble trying to get the dovetail right and tight. I was using...

3 93 days ago
View ColonelTravis's profile

Does camellia oil go bad?

94 days ago by ColonelTravis

Got some at an Asian grocery store, and by “some” I mean “e...

7 93 days ago
View DrPuk2U's profile

Edlerly Stanley #5 - How flat is enoough?

94 days ago by DrPuk2U

Long ago I came into possession of an old (but not classic) Stanley #5. Says...

7 94 days ago
View Schoffleine's profile

What's wrong with my hand planing technique?

94 days ago by Schoffleine

I get this pattern a lot where I begin my strokes.

9 94 days ago
View jamesicus's profile

William Marples and Sons woodworking tools

711 days ago by jamesicus

I finally obtained a 1972 catalogue (a most significant reference) and that h...

9 94 days ago
View Trey's profile

Ordered some chisels today.

105 days ago by Trey,41504 Needles...

39 94 days ago
View Paul's profile (online now)

Free is always a score!

96 days ago by Paul

I visited a client today for a consult on some outdoor upper cabinet units sh...

11 94 days ago

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