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Pendragon1998's stupid questions thread

65 days ago by Pendragon1998

I’m pretty new at all of this, so I thought I might want to keep all my...

7 59 days ago
View Gene Howe's profile

Anybody know anything about this plane?

62 days ago by Gene Howe

Picked this up a few years ago. No identifying marks. The remaining blade is ...

15 60 days ago
View Goodsh's profile

Waterstone froze but did not break and now won't sharpen

61 days ago by Goodsh

Okay so apparently I took my waterstone out to the garage when it was not qui...

11 60 days ago
View seamus999's profile

Planes on the Cheap

76 days ago by seamus999

I’ve been reading a bit and while I do know enough to get started I tho...

16 60 days ago
View HarveyDunn's profile

Suggestions for a starter sharpening kit without wet mess

62 days ago by HarveyDunn

I need to get my first sharpening set-up. I’m starting from zero –...

21 61 days ago
View AUBrian's profile

Woodpeckers precision woodworking square or T-square?

65 days ago by AUBrian

The title says it all. I’m looking to increase my precision, and am lo...

17 61 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

Why Are Plow Plane Irons So Tapered?

61 days ago by Ripthorn

I have this odd hankering to try building a plow plane. Only twist is that I...

0 61 days ago
View diverlloyd's profile

Harbor freight chisels

62 days ago by diverlloyd

Hey jocks, I was wondering if any of you guys have first hand experience with...

10 61 days ago
View Vincent Nocito's profile

$5 Thrift Store Find - Stanley #122 Liberty Bell Hand Plane

75 days ago by Vincent Nocito

I was looking around in a local thrift store and tucked away on the shelf...

20 61 days ago
View jasonburr's profile

Amazon & Premium Tools

63 days ago by jasonburr

Hey guys. I received a $200 Amazon giftcard for my birthday and need some hel...

15 62 days ago
View Mark E.'s profile

Is anyone using a Veritas PM-V11 on a Stanley No.3 (or 5-1/4)

64 days ago by Mark E.

I picked up a PM-V11 cutter and cap iron set from Lee Valley to put on a Stan...

2 63 days ago
View Steve Diogo's profile

Need some insight on tuning my Stanely No. 4

64 days ago by Steve Diogo

Hi, all. Hoping you can give me some insight on tuning this Stanley #...

25 63 days ago
View antiquerob's profile

Worth Wood Planes

67 days ago by antiquerob

Came across a 9 1/4 inch Worth Plane in a lot of planes I purchased. I have...

7 64 days ago
View Don Broussard's profile

Breast Drill ID

64 days ago by Don Broussard

I picked up this breast drill this weekend. It looks a lot like the Millers ...

10 64 days ago
View ex-member's profile

Marples M4 smoother

64 days ago by ex-member

This came in a box of assorted rust to our refurb shop. Does anyone know if i...

4 64 days ago
View HarveyDunn's profile

Good brands for a starter set of handsaws?

66 days ago by HarveyDunn

I define a “starter set” as a dovetail saw, a rip saw, and a cros...

8 64 days ago
View MikeinSC's profile

$15 Defiance plane

66 days ago by MikeinSC

I stopped into an antique store the other day, turned to my left and looked i...

15 64 days ago
View MaroonGoon's profile

Chisel recommendations.. New or Old?

68 days ago by MaroonGoon

I am officially tired of the clunky woodworking chisels I got from Lowe’...

19 64 days ago
View Bundoman's profile

Stanley 60 1/2 with a big mouth...I think that the sole insert been filed?

65 days ago by Bundoman

All, I have this beat around 60 1/2 that was very unloved when I got it. ...

6 64 days ago
View Pendragon1998's profile

Introduction and are these planes good for a first restoration attempt?

73 days ago by Pendragon1998

Hi y’all, Since this is my first post, I guess I’ll briefly in...

28 64 days ago

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