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Wood, your hand tools, you and a little know-how. Share your questions, tips and strategies for the use and maintenance of hand-tools.

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DMT ExtraCourse vs. Norton 220

87 days ago by ramone

Hello … I’m new to sharpening. I recently bought the Norton Combo...

6 86 days ago
View Ray's profile

Gage Auto Set plane

96 days ago by Ray

I will post a photo later. I just got it and it is soaking in citric acid sol...

10 87 days ago
View Rodney's profile

Inexpensive Bench Chisels

88 days ago by Rodney

Hello all, I am just getting started and would like to purchase a set of b...

16 87 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Received my New Philly Plane

90 days ago by BubbaIBA

USPS delivered my new “Classic Smoother” from Philly Planes a cou...

0 90 days ago
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New Wood Stock Plane

90 days ago by BubbaIBA

I finished a project Saturday and haven’t started the next. After c...

0 90 days ago
View natenaaron's profile

Need a Vise?

106 days ago by natenaaron

I don’t know how good these vises are but the prices seem pretty good. ...

16 90 days ago
View gtbuzz's profile

First World Problems - LN Adjustable Mouth Block Plane or Rabbeting Plane?

91 days ago by gtbuzz

Apparently I was a good boy recently as I got the LN 60 1/2 Low Angle block p...

7 90 days ago
View siavosh's profile

Honing with green compound, tips needed...

92 days ago by siavosh

I recently bought some Veritas green honing compound but I’m having tro...

13 91 days ago
View DocBailey's profile

Where's Rod Serling when you need him?

93 days ago by DocBailey

I’m in the habit of photographing old tools which have followed me home...

9 92 days ago
View 12strings's profile

What kind of Marking knife?

108 days ago by 12strings

So which kind of marking knife do you prefer and why? Not asking about brand...

18 93 days ago
View 12strings's profile

interchangeable lever caps?

93 days ago by 12strings

For 2 different no. 5 Stanley bailey planes… anyone know if a lever cap...

4 93 days ago
View Grasshopper000's profile

Combination plane vs Plow plane

96 days ago by Grasshopper000

Hey, I’m a novice woodworker and new to the forum and was hoping you co...

11 95 days ago
View HarveyDunn's profile

Stanley Sweetheart #62 - how does the depth adjustment screw work?

97 days ago by HarveyDunn

I have one of the new Stanley Sweetheart #62s. Does anyone know does the dept...

1 97 days ago
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What should I do to the back when sharpening a bevel-up plane iron?

97 days ago by HarveyDunn

I have a Stanley Sweetheart 62 Low Angle (bevel up) plane. I’m about to...

6 97 days ago
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Has anyone used the Tomz Knife Massager to sharpen plane irons?

99 days ago by HarveyDunn

Has anyone used the Tomz Knife Massager to sharpen plane irons? If so, any th...

5 98 days ago
View MapleHead's profile

Dog leg chisels or something of the like

98 days ago by MapleHead

Hi All I have a cavity in an African Mahogany guitar body, that’s ab...

1 98 days ago
View Mark Burton's profile

Searching High and Low, Mostly Low-First Plane/New Member

108 days ago by Mark Burton

This is my first post, so I’ll introduce myself before asking questions...

12 99 days ago
View WayneC's profile

Sweet - Awesome new bench design from Lee Valley

143 days ago by WayneC

Just saw this on Facebook. Brand new design. Check it out. http://www.le...

31 99 days ago
View wanderingwest's profile

Need help identifying this hand plane

100 days ago by wanderingwest

My Grandfather died and left some tools to his kids. My dad wanted his planes...

4 99 days ago
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104 days ago by scvwood27

If you were going to purchase your first plane, where would you start? What d...

17 100 days ago

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