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View Emma Walker's profile

Clamp till / storage rack, I'm looking for ideas.

01-13-2013 06:04 AM by Emma Walker

I thought about cutting an old wooden latter in half and screwing them togeth...

48 03-20-2013 02:38 AM
View BigRedKnothead's profile

A2 Plane Blades- Am I the only one who doesn't like 'em?

03-19-2013 05:51 PM by BigRedKnothead

Surely I’m not. I’ve wrestled with a some A2 blades, both Hock an...

11 03-20-2013 01:46 AM
View bandit571's profile (online now)

Dunlap/ West Germany planes?

03-18-2013 10:09 PM by bandit571

Ok, I am trying to find out whatever i can about these strange planes. The...

6 03-19-2013 09:53 PM
View Benvolio's profile

Pitting on sliding bevel arm

03-18-2013 09:49 PM by Benvolio

Hi there. The handle of my bevel gauge restoration came out a treat bu...

2 03-19-2013 05:09 PM
View JADobson's profile

Vibrating saw

03-17-2013 04:17 PM by JADobson

One of my first quality tools I’ve gotten is a Pax crosscut saw. I was ...

6 03-19-2013 03:10 PM
View Pittard's profile

Hand Plane Purchase Question....Need some help

01-21-2013 11:04 AM by Pittard

Hello all, first post. I’ve been lurking for a long time then signed u...

20 03-19-2013 02:18 AM
View SamuraiSaw's profile

When to replace the iron?

03-17-2013 11:23 PM by SamuraiSaw

I recently picked up a Stanley #4 from ebay. The plane was pretty rusty, but...

23 03-19-2013 12:41 AM
View Marty5965's profile

Scrub Plane - did I screw up?

03-18-2013 11:56 AM by Marty5965

Well I bid on a brand new LN 40 1/2 scrub plane on EBay and won it. It was a...

19 03-18-2013 11:13 PM
View ernie's profile

Stanley plane ID

03-07-2013 08:14 AM by ernie

New to Lumberjocks, new to woodworking. Have two planes from G Grandfather in...

11 03-18-2013 05:17 PM
View widdle's profile

Leather strop source

03-17-2013 03:22 AM by widdle

Wondering if there is a certain type or grade of leather that makes a good st...

6 03-17-2013 06:26 PM
View jimig11's profile

Cheap hong Kong style planer

03-17-2013 02:27 AM by jimig11

Hi all, virgin poster here, long time lurker lol. So I broke the cardinal rul...

3 03-17-2013 06:11 PM
View Brett's profile

Face vise: why is the screw off center?

03-13-2013 05:18 PM by Brett

Many traditional face vises look like this: The lead screw is not cent...

7 03-17-2013 05:48 PM
View Benvolio's profile

Stanley Planes Before the Advancing Screw

03-16-2013 05:52 PM by Benvolio

so are these valuable/rare?? I saw one at a flea market today – Stan...

2 03-17-2013 01:00 PM
View All10fingers's profile

New vs vintage Stanley planes

03-14-2013 06:45 PM by All10fingers

Hello jocks! I have a question regarding the brand new, UK made Stanley 78 p...

23 03-17-2013 03:18 AM
View michaelsgarage's profile

my new stanley sweetheart low angle jack plane.

03-16-2013 11:19 AM by michaelsgarage

today my first quality hand plane came in the mail. i was wondering how to ta...

4 03-17-2013 01:49 AM
View lumberjoe's profile

Corsair hand planes?

06-14-2012 08:05 PM by lumberjoe

In rummaging through my dads garage the other day looking for a flat file, I ...

15 03-17-2013 01:13 AM
View Ron Harper's profile

Shooting plane in the Krenov style

03-16-2013 08:25 PM by Ron Harper

Anybody made a Krenov style shooting plane. If so, would you share some parti...

1 03-16-2013 08:57 PM
View JustJoe's profile

Surface Grinding Plane Soles - Need a pic please

03-15-2013 02:40 PM by JustJoe

I’m at that sweet nexus where my woodworking hobby, metalworking hobby,...

9 03-16-2013 03:02 PM
View 12strings's profile

Honestly now, do you switch saws?

03-15-2013 07:46 PM by 12strings

In the following cases…. 1. Cutting out the side waste after using y...

8 03-16-2013 08:44 AM
View 12strings's profile

Diamond stone sharpening

07-17-2012 04:48 PM by 12strings

Does anybody use diamond stones exclusively for sharpening? (ie, not followi...

16 03-16-2013 03:27 AM

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