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Tip- Container to hold cleaning fluid

04-02-2015 11:07 PM by Troy Cleckler

Just thought I’d share what I come up with to accommodate a #7 plane fo...

0 04-02-2015 11:07 PM
View rwe2156's profile

File Handle sizes

04-02-2015 04:16 PM by rwe2156

0, 1, 2…. Can anyone tell me how to figure out what size I need for ...

1 04-02-2015 04:28 PM
View Kay Preston's profile

Swazi Hand Plane Hack

03-31-2015 02:45 PM by Kay Preston

My neighbour is a resourceful guy.I went to him to ask for help on my plane t...

3 04-01-2015 09:06 PM
View JohnChung's profile

April fool videos

04-01-2015 03:58 AM by JohnChung The reversa hand plane…....

2 04-01-2015 07:02 PM
View DavidL41's profile

Cambered, toothed, regular plane blade what are there specific purpose?

03-31-2015 04:53 PM by DavidL41

What are the differences of a cambered blade, toothed blade and regular blade...

3 03-31-2015 11:03 PM
View DIYaholic's profile

PSA: Collectable Stanley planes (Burlington Vt)

03-31-2015 11:38 AM by DIYaholic

I ran across this Craigslist add this morning.I don’t know the seller &...

4 03-31-2015 05:52 PM
View DavidL41's profile

Bench chisel or dovetail chisel for all joinery work?

03-29-2015 10:31 PM by DavidL41

For those who own bench chisels and dovetail chisels do you recommend getting...

3 03-31-2015 01:30 PM
View nerdbot's profile

Is this normal for diamond stones?

03-29-2015 09:17 PM by nerdbot

I have a couple cheap sets of bench chisels (HF and Craftsman). I had previo...

6 03-30-2015 11:23 PM
View robdem's profile

Do I need a shooting plane

03-27-2015 11:38 PM by robdem

Thinking about buying lee valley shooting plane But not sure if.i should drop...

18 03-30-2015 07:33 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Accurate tape measure

03-28-2015 03:51 AM by LucasWoods

I am looking for an accurate tape measure for around $20 or less probably don...

22 03-30-2015 10:29 AM
View Rayne's profile

Chisel Starter Set - Dewalt or hone old ones?

03-28-2015 02:29 PM by Rayne

Hey Fellow LJ’s, I’m in the market for a very basic starte...

18 03-29-2015 08:52 PM
View TRHeath's profile

Lee Valley and Veritas

03-29-2015 04:40 AM by TRHeath

So a few weeks ago I made my first order from Lee Valley. I bought a dovetai...

12 03-29-2015 08:24 PM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

you tube for chisel sharping

03-29-2015 01:31 AM by daddywoofdawg

Can anyone recommend a you tube for chisel sharping.I use the scary sharp fo...

4 03-29-2015 06:59 PM
View TheFridge's profile

Help with plane tuning- from jointer to smoother

03-28-2015 02:55 PM by TheFridge

Howdy, looking for help setting up my planes. I have a 24” wood bodied ...

14 03-29-2015 12:58 PM
View DavidL41's profile

Whats the difference between a smoothing, jack plane and jointer (beginner question)

03-25-2015 10:25 AM by DavidL41

Im looking into getting a japanese hand plane in a smoothing, jack plane and ...

15 03-27-2015 07:50 PM
View KCConst's profile

A batch of tools to add to the mix

03-27-2015 01:53 AM by KCConst

I have been envious of the tool makers in the group so I thought I would make...

3 03-27-2015 05:27 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile


03-26-2015 08:51 PM by Troy Cleckler

A friend of mine heard that I was just getting into incorporating hand tools ...

3 03-26-2015 11:58 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Troubleshooting a shooting board?

03-26-2015 04:24 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I made a shooting board a while ago using some thin sheets of pl...

4 03-26-2015 08:09 PM
View robdem's profile

Have some money to spend

03-26-2015 11:39 AM by robdem

Getting a retro check today from work so I have some money to spend .want to ...

12 03-26-2015 06:54 PM
View WillliamMSP's profile

Uh oh, this could be trouble - Veritas 15% Bonus

03-26-2015 12:36 PM by WillliamMSP

Got an email this morning. Today through the 28th, Lee Valley is running the ...

0 03-26-2015 12:36 PM

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