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Sharpening questions

12-29-2012 05:36 AM by Jon1094

Not sure why manufacturers can’t just stick to one or two grit denomina...

6 12-29-2012 08:05 PM
View NewEnglandsWoodWorks's profile

Restoring old wood body hand planes.

12-15-2012 02:03 AM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks

Hi all,I recently acquired an old body hand plane. Its in pretty rough shape,...

4 12-29-2012 06:19 PM
View JuanGatico's profile

Question about Rabbet Planes

12-29-2012 04:37 AM by JuanGatico

As you know Veritas Tools is offering three choices for making rabbets: 1....

6 12-29-2012 02:11 PM
View Stanley Coker's profile

Stanley No. 605 hand plane

12-28-2012 09:46 PM by Stanley Coker

My brother-in-law gave me an old Stanley No. 605 hand plane. He told me that ...

7 12-29-2012 11:10 AM
View laxbograt's profile

What Did you get For Christmas? Tool Gloats Welcome.

12-27-2012 10:45 PM by laxbograt

So Apparently I was good this year so the jolly old elf left me a couple toys...

19 12-29-2012 03:18 AM
View Kimchi4u's profile

Choosing a hand plane, aka. another one of these questions

12-27-2012 04:23 AM by Kimchi4u

I know this question has probably been asked time and time again on other thr...

15 12-28-2012 05:02 PM
View bandit571's profile

A "Keyless" chuck?

12-27-2012 04:23 PM by bandit571

I am trying to sell this little chuck on Ebay. No markings on it, but it i...

2 12-28-2012 04:43 PM
View ZED's profile

Planes, what do I do now??

12-28-2012 01:15 AM by ZED

So I bought some hand planes and am in the process of refurbishing them. I ha...

12 12-28-2012 03:55 PM
View wunderaa's profile

"I need some hand planes..."

12-23-2012 12:08 AM by wunderaa

I recall that thought running through my inner dialog a couple of months back...

6 12-28-2012 01:36 PM
View Jon1094's profile

Making hand tools

12-28-2012 11:58 AM by Jon1094

I am turning some new handles for my Irwin chisels and now want to make a set...

4 12-28-2012 01:32 PM
View startingfromscratch's profile

$100 set of chisels...give me your recommendations!

12-27-2012 03:58 AM by startingfromscratch

Getting into dovetailing and mortise and tenon joinery with hand tools. I go...

10 12-27-2012 11:44 PM
View Arminius's profile

Making moulding planes - best floats to start with?

10-29-2011 06:03 AM by Arminius

I am planning to try my hand at making some hollows/rounds/rebate planes, and...

6 12-27-2012 09:23 PM
View CartersWhittling's profile

Moulding Planes

05-23-2012 07:24 PM by CartersWhittling

I am currently in the process of researching the design and construction of m...

5 12-27-2012 09:16 PM
View WillAdams's profile

Small woodworking tool set

12-21-2012 07:23 PM by WillAdams

I want to make a small, (inexpensive?), portable tool chest / box for myself,...

17 12-26-2012 11:10 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

Christmas Chisel Gloat

12-26-2012 12:36 AM by bobasaurus

My parents understand my favorite hobby very well and got me this excellent s...

8 12-26-2012 04:32 PM
View Tim21BO3's profile

Would I be paying too much for this John Spear saw?

12-23-2012 09:49 PM by Tim21BO3

Merry Christmas to all! I have recently stumbled across an individual loca...

5 12-24-2012 05:19 AM
View Matt Nudi's profile

Shop Essential Hand Tools?

12-22-2012 05:06 AM by Matt Nudi

Hello everybody, Well, a little back story on me. I’m a college stud...

11 12-22-2012 05:38 PM
View steve6678's profile

Pencils...I do a lot of layout; furniture building. What Pencil brand do u use?

11-22-2012 02:07 AM by steve6678

Ha…I buy the Mechanicals from the dollar store but they break off too e...

79 12-22-2012 02:20 PM
View frosty50's profile

History on a Bedrock 608 Jointer Plane

12-21-2012 09:20 PM by frosty50

I purchase several years ago a Bedrock 608 jointer plane. I now that Stanley ...

2 12-22-2012 01:33 AM
View Tedstor's profile

A few recent acquisitions

12-21-2012 06:35 PM by Tedstor

Just for the sake of conversation, I thought I might share a few recent purch...

1 12-22-2012 12:23 AM

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