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Wood, your hand tools, you and a little know-how. Share your questions, tips and strategies for the use and maintenance of hand-tools.

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Squaring case sides with hand tools

84 days ago by 12strings

How do you hand-toolers square large case sides with hand tools? I’m s...

3 84 days ago
View MBD's profile

Help with Miller Falls Plane

85 days ago by MBD

Good Morning fellow LJ’s, I need some help with my first hand plane exp...

6 84 days ago
View rustynails's profile

Stanly #80 Cabinet Scraper or Veritas?

86 days ago by rustynails

I am taking a class in a few months at Mark Adams School of Woodworking on bo...

6 85 days ago
View Bigtones's profile

Narex Bench Chisels Questions

88 days ago by Bigtones

Hello again, So I have decided to purchase my first “real” set...

11 85 days ago
View lunn's profile

Stanley plane

102 days ago by lunn

Got back from the flea mkt. found a Stanley 10 1/2 plane in fair condition mi...

19 85 days ago
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Spray painting a hand plane

90 days ago by athomas5009

I’m spray painting a hand plane with SW alkyd / oil rust inhibiting spr...

4 85 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Where is a straight edge supposed to be straight?

101 days ago by Purrmaster

Hi all. I just got my 36” Veritas/Lee Valley straightedge today. Afte...

41 85 days ago
View KevinBlair's profile

Old Stanley no. 5 worth saving? No name plane can't seem to adjust. ideas?

116 days ago by KevinBlair

Hi everyone, I have two hand planes about which I can...

11 85 days ago
View Mark's profile

Block plane restoration

86 days ago by Mark

Wandering through an antique store the other day I found a Sargent block plan...

2 85 days ago
View uMinded's profile

Starter Hand Plane Set

86 days ago by uMinded

I am learning to work wood with hand tools only. I have recently tried chines...

24 85 days ago
View athomas5009's profile

Stanley plane question

85 days ago by athomas5009

I currently have a beat on 3 Stanley Baily planes in my area. A No 4 smoother...

6 85 days ago
View michaelsgarage's profile

miller falls tools no. 5 hand plane i am looking for more info on the plane.

88 days ago by michaelsgarage

I cant seem to find any information on this plane, i have never restored a pl...

13 85 days ago
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Jet Parallel Clamps - Release lever?

218 days ago by paxorion

I just received my (Black Friday splurge) Jet parallel clamps today, and was ...

7 86 days ago
View Sawdustmaker115's profile

New Bailey Jack Plane Looking For Some Info and Parts

89 days ago by Sawdustmaker115

I got three new planes, two #5, and one #4i have questions about all of them ...

50 86 days ago
View countryboys's profile

Found this saw at a sale the other day. Looks very intresting ?

87 days ago by countryboys

Hi I found this saw the other day at a sale never seen on like it. cant s...

9 87 days ago
View jdh122's profile

why I'll never make money at woodworking (but that's OK)

89 days ago by jdh122

I just finished a blanket chest for a friend. I did the milling with machines...

20 87 days ago
View JohnChung's profile

Draw knife versus scrub plane

90 days ago by JohnChung

There are a few uses that a scrub plane rules. 1) Making scallop texture2)...

6 88 days ago
View Chuckiep268's profile

Masterforce F clamp vs. bessey tradesman clamp

144 days ago by Chuckiep268

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Menards Masterforce F c...

9 89 days ago
View Rob's profile

How well do diamond sharpening stones hold up for sharpening, and do you really come out ahead?

118 days ago by Rob

I’ve been trying to learn what I can about sharpening and it seems most...

48 89 days ago
View bobasaurus's profile

veritas aluminum straightedge: somewhat dissapointed

1020 days ago by bobasaurus

I just received a 24” aluminum lee valley / veritas straightedge I had ...

28 90 days ago

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