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View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Process for reshaping router iron?

05-07-2015 07:12 PM by Troy Cleckler

I’m thinking that the bevel needs to be worked to straighten it out. If...

4 05-09-2015 10:03 AM
View Ray's profile

Painting first vintage hand tool

05-09-2015 01:33 AM by Ray

I am baffled. I picked up a #80 scraper made around 1912 This will be my firs...

4 05-09-2015 02:32 AM
View tyler's profile

Stanley #55 Bevel Angles

05-07-2015 01:07 AM by tyler

Hello everyone. I have just finished the cleaning of my #55 (pictures coming ...

7 05-08-2015 01:47 AM
View ChadRat6458's profile

hand plane score

05-07-2015 10:33 PM by ChadRat6458

How did I do?

4 05-08-2015 12:36 AM
View BoardCop's profile

Help with hand plane ID please

05-07-2015 11:32 PM by BoardCop

This plane has no markings on it. The frog is part of the plane body. It had ...

2 05-07-2015 11:46 PM
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Any idea what this is?

05-04-2015 02:27 PM by BoardCop

Bought 6 boxes of hand tools and came across this. Any thoughts? Thanks ...

19 05-05-2015 09:51 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile


05-01-2015 06:21 PM by Troy Cleckler

Stopped by a local antique mall today and found a wooden molding plane. I don...

4 05-05-2015 03:39 AM
View diito's profile

Leather for mallet faces?

04-26-2015 07:59 AM by diito

I’m building some joiner’s mallets and need some leather for the ...

15 05-02-2015 12:21 PM
View brookrest's profile

Handplane blade

04-30-2015 04:23 PM by brookrest

I am just getting into using handplanes more in my shop. I just purch...

11 05-01-2015 10:59 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Loose hinge on 4 fold rule

04-30-2015 06:42 PM by Troy Cleckler

I received a Lufkin # 771 that I won off Ebay and it’s in really good s...

1 04-30-2015 07:07 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Hand plane question

04-28-2015 06:59 PM by Joel_B

I have a Baily #4 plane and have tried to use it to make some boards flat.If ...

27 04-30-2015 09:49 AM
View Kay Preston's profile

Bailey #4 plane blade . Square or Round corners?

04-28-2015 08:11 AM by Kay Preston

Hi all.Again this is for my Swazi neighbour. On my post http://lumberjocks.c...

7 04-29-2015 02:08 AM
View LJackson's profile

How to flatten the sole of a jointer plane

04-26-2015 09:47 PM by LJackson

I purchased a Faithfull number 7 jointer plane, and I expected that I would n...

21 04-29-2015 01:00 AM
View rmihai's profile

Which stone for honing 6k-12k

04-21-2015 01:38 AM by rmihai

Hi all, I am looking for a 2 3/8” x 7” honing stone and I need...

9 04-28-2015 07:44 PM
View Catlike's profile

Sharpening - convert potter's wheel to grinding/sharpening wheel

01-16-2015 08:27 PM by Catlike

I read somewhere of someone using a potter’s wheel as a sharpening whee...

7 04-28-2015 01:28 AM
View BPatterson's profile

Need some info on some hand planes

04-25-2015 06:26 PM by BPatterson

Hi everyone! Like the title says, I am interested in any and all info you hav...

16 04-27-2015 07:43 PM
View bonesbr549's profile

Man to have these skills.

04-27-2015 02:24 AM by bonesbr549

Always calms me down to watch one of these. Such a talent! https://youtu....

6 04-27-2015 04:43 PM
View BigJohn's profile

What is wrong with this wood??

04-25-2015 02:58 PM by BigJohn

I use a 5 tpi rip handsaw and it cuts 1/4” to 3/8” per stroke...

10 04-26-2015 04:15 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Router plane from JimBode Tools

04-25-2015 10:11 PM by Troy Cleckler

These people are very good to deal with and fast to get orders shipped.I got ...

3 04-26-2015 01:30 PM
View Brett's profile

Bailey plane irons, original lengths?

04-25-2015 03:15 AM by Brett

What were the original lengths of Stanley Bailey plane irons? I haven’t...

1 04-25-2015 07:46 PM

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