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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
View dpjeansonne's profile

workbench MDF top using bench holdfasts

03-15-2013 08:36 PM by dpjeansonne

I am looking onto building a bench using MDF layers for the top. I assume it ...

6 03-16-2013 02:01 AM
View hiswillus's profile

Cut clean up...

03-13-2013 11:41 AM by hiswillus

Ok, so I’m a bit down because last night I was sawing up some construct...

16 03-15-2013 11:04 AM
View needshave's profile

Wilton Bench Vices

03-15-2013 04:32 AM by needshave

Another school has eliminated their Industrial Arts Program and I was fortuna...

1 03-15-2013 04:48 AM
View trippcasey's profile

New to me Stanley Planes

03-13-2013 10:06 PM by trippcasey

I posted a month or so ago asking about good beginner hand planes on a budget...

11 03-15-2013 01:43 AM
View Millo's profile

marking gauges: veritas dual-shaft vs. tite-mark

05-25-2012 01:31 PM by Millo

I was considering getting the veritas gauge, when I thought, “hmm, MAYB...

5 03-14-2013 06:46 PM
View Rmckee47's profile

Stanley No 5, Type 19

03-13-2013 06:04 PM by Rmckee47

I use vintage bench planes mainly Stanley Bedrocks from the teens or twenties...

3 03-13-2013 10:01 PM
View Ripthorn's profile (online now)

Favorite Shooting Plane That Isn't LA Jack

03-11-2013 05:16 PM by Ripthorn

So I am going to be making myself a shooting board soon and wanted to know wh...

6 03-13-2013 05:50 PM
View rkober's profile

Is the #8 jointer plane to large? Do you use one?

02-05-2013 05:42 PM by rkober

I’ve been watching a #8 Lie Nielsen on Craigslist for a while now. He&...

26 03-13-2013 03:17 PM
View BoxJoint's profile

Hand Planes - Why?

03-08-2013 02:43 AM by BoxJoint

I’m a little embarrassed to show my lack of understanding but I figure ...

54 03-13-2013 02:57 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

What is Safest Way? --- 1/2in Roundover Bits on Totes

03-10-2013 03:32 PM by HorizontalMike

I have started making my own hand plane totes and knobs and am wondering abou...

41 03-12-2013 02:44 PM
View LMFS's profile

old planes

03-12-2013 03:59 AM by LMFS

I have four planes of my Dad’s I’d like to sell b...

4 03-12-2013 02:08 PM
View dpjeansonne's profile

board edge cleanup -- which plane to use?

03-11-2013 03:05 PM by dpjeansonne

I am just getting into using hand planes in my shop and find them interesting...

6 03-12-2013 12:53 AM
View 12strings's profile

No. 3 vs. No. 4 Smoothing plane?

03-07-2013 11:41 PM by 12strings

I suppose this question is for people who consider themselves to have “...

16 03-11-2013 01:46 PM
View jdh122's profile

scraper plane problem

03-10-2013 06:32 PM by jdh122

I wonder if anyone can help me. I recently acquired a Veritas scraper plane a...

8 03-11-2013 12:38 PM
View KenBry's profile

What are the "Essential" hand planes to own?

02-26-2012 09:08 PM by KenBry

As I am buying Hand planes and increasing my hand tool items. I am wondering ...

14 03-11-2013 04:34 AM
View Milo's profile

Hand Plane Restoration: How long in the bath?

02-22-2013 11:21 AM by Milo

Hey folks, I have some hand plane parts in an eletrolytic bath, and I was ...

45 03-11-2013 02:57 AM
View ScrubPlane's profile

Creating a camber on a plane blade?

03-10-2013 09:36 PM by ScrubPlane

I’ve been exploring and using hand planes more and more over the last t...

7 03-11-2013 12:45 AM

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