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View Catlike's profile

Sharpening - convert potter's wheel to grinding/sharpening wheel

01-16-2015 08:27 PM by Catlike

I read somewhere of someone using a potter’s wheel as a sharpening whee...

7 04-28-2015 01:28 AM
View BPatterson's profile

Need some info on some hand planes

04-25-2015 06:26 PM by BPatterson

Hi everyone! Like the title says, I am interested in any and all info you hav...

16 04-27-2015 07:43 PM
View bonesbr549's profile

Man to have these skills.

04-27-2015 02:24 AM by bonesbr549

Always calms me down to watch one of these. Such a talent! https://youtu....

6 04-27-2015 04:43 PM
View BigJohn's profile

What is wrong with this wood??

04-25-2015 02:58 PM by BigJohn

I use a 5 tpi rip handsaw and it cuts 1/4” to 3/8” per stroke...

10 04-26-2015 04:15 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Router plane from JimBode Tools

04-25-2015 10:11 PM by Troy Cleckler

These people are very good to deal with and fast to get orders shipped.I got ...

3 04-26-2015 01:30 PM
View Brett's profile

Bailey plane irons, original lengths?

04-25-2015 03:15 AM by Brett

What were the original lengths of Stanley Bailey plane irons? I haven’t...

1 04-25-2015 07:46 PM
View Red O'Leary's profile

Spokeshave: wood or metal?

04-24-2015 01:11 PM by Red O'Leary

I’d like to try my hand at making a canoe paddle and a spokeshave seems...

5 04-25-2015 05:50 PM
View UKJoiner's profile

I am wondering what Plane to Buy!

04-23-2015 08:03 PM by UKJoiner

Hi Chaps I have always had traditional Stanley planes, but as I have got o...

11 04-25-2015 04:06 PM
View ric53's profile (online now)

David Barron Dovetail Block

04-21-2015 01:12 PM by ric53

I was watching a video of David Barron cutting dovetails and he was using a j...

25 04-24-2015 10:42 PM
View summerfi's profile

What really happens when a tool handle is "all dried out"?

04-24-2015 03:42 AM by summerfi

First let me say I’m not trying to be a smart aleck with this topic. I&...

22 04-24-2015 09:20 PM
View WillliamMSP's profile

Craftsman Brace

04-21-2015 08:09 PM by WillliamMSP

Just bought my first brace with a handful of bits (including a fun-looking St...

8 04-24-2015 08:50 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Some Wacky Iron Planes from Europe and Down Under, #3s, #4s and #5s.

04-09-2015 11:42 PM by poopiekat

It’s sorta a good idea to keep a record of your woodworking tools for m...

5 04-24-2015 02:18 AM
View skcj213's profile

Rehydrating a plane tote

04-22-2015 07:00 PM by skcj213

Ok all of you vintage plane experts. Last fall my loving wife obtained a Typ...

8 04-24-2015 02:12 AM
View poopiekat's profile

The Stanley "Two-Tone" Line, Planes and Other Tools

02-02-2015 04:17 PM by poopiekat

Lest we forget, in our research in all the different ‘Types’ of h...

22 04-23-2015 11:04 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Wanting to make a brass mallet.

04-20-2015 09:31 PM by Troy Cleckler

I’v got a piece of brass 1-1/2”x3” to make a David Barron s...

19 04-22-2015 10:42 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Swaying Bench? Solutions?

04-18-2015 10:17 PM by LucasWoods

My stretchers sit pretty low compared to the top of my bench height is 35R...

22 04-22-2015 05:06 PM
View Rick's profile

Thought this "Hand Tenoner" was kind of interesting.

04-21-2015 05:26 AM by Rick


6 04-22-2015 10:26 AM
View bonesbr549's profile

Hat's off to Lie-Nielsen Man what a class act.

04-21-2015 10:51 PM by bonesbr549

I’ll say up front, I’ve got quite a bit of LN. I just recently a...

3 04-22-2015 12:27 AM
View racerglen's profile (online now)

Whats it

04-20-2015 11:35 AM by racerglen

O.K. I know what it is, a socket for use in a brace but the puzzle is the siz...

10 04-21-2015 12:51 PM
View NicHartman's profile

Identifying and Dating Great-Grandpa's Hand Planes

04-06-2015 04:57 AM by NicHartman

Hey guys, I’m new here, and basically created this account for this rea...

35 04-21-2015 03:50 AM

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