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Paul Seller's Method of Sharpening

06-29-2012 06:53 PM by BubbaIBA

Today I came across a thread on one of the other Forums or Blogs about Paul S...

2 07-18-2012 08:13 PM
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Wood Burning, Needing help in which kit to purchase, best bang for buck. (Pyrography)

07-18-2012 05:43 PM by Blackie_

Hello Pyrography LJ folks I’m in the market for purchasing a burning...

5 07-18-2012 08:00 PM
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Vacation finds and a few questions

07-16-2012 03:07 AM by 489tad

On vacation I stopped at a antique/flee market. I don’t think I ha...

7 07-18-2012 01:28 PM
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Sweetheart Stanley open handle brass spokeshave

07-18-2012 02:35 AM by Straightbowed

has anyboby seen a Stanley like this it is about 9” long’ concave...

1 07-18-2012 02:37 AM
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Creative Financing, Anybody?

07-14-2012 01:34 AM by poopiekat

Well, to make a long story short, I’ve got a 3/4 Ton van that I’v...

15 07-17-2012 03:15 PM
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very large chisel

07-17-2012 01:39 AM by lauck4

I found this chisel at a old country store in the basment ,it is 4 foot l...

3 07-17-2012 02:26 AM
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Union plane ID

07-16-2012 10:08 PM by Deycart

I have found a Union plane at a community garage sale over the week end. Pict...

1 07-16-2012 10:53 PM
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A Franckeinplane Project coming up??

07-08-2012 03:59 PM by bandit571

Ok. I do have some parts salvaged from that wreck of the DE6. A frog that ...

10 07-16-2012 09:48 PM
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07-15-2012 05:45 PM by SuburbanDon

I figure this is the best place to post this. I’m having a heck of a t...

10 07-16-2012 03:53 AM
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What have I got old patched up friend?

07-14-2012 09:06 PM by barecycles

My wife and I hit some flea markets today. Her goal was to find s...

7 07-15-2012 01:09 AM
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CT CL Alert - #113 Type 1

07-14-2012 10:35 PM by chrisstef

For all you hand plane collectors, restorers, and admirers heres a NW CT Crai...

2 07-15-2012 12:57 AM
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Which miter box should I get?

07-14-2012 12:35 PM by jspill

I’m thinking of buying a miter box. I am reluctant to buy one from ebay...

3 07-14-2012 06:29 PM
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Mold on Plastics Solutions?

07-14-2012 04:34 PM by groland

I live in a damp climate, so rust, mold. etc. are a constant. Some of my Craf...

4 07-14-2012 05:32 PM
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My latest find

07-14-2012 02:59 AM by planeBill

I bought this massive 2” James swan gouge for a song. It is nearly spot...

4 07-14-2012 03:40 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Two 'Whatizzits" from the Poopiekat Workshop:

07-08-2012 09:34 PM by poopiekat

Ok.. I’m baffled, sorta, about what exactly these two little tools are....

9 07-14-2012 06:53 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

In the Short Rows

07-08-2012 01:50 PM by BubbaIBA

Last March I drove over to Austin to pick up a few hundred board feet of SYP ...

6 07-14-2012 04:03 AM
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Help on choosing sharpening system

07-11-2012 07:54 PM by Matt Przybylski

Hello everyone,I’m sure this topic has been beaten to death and I apolo...

6 07-13-2012 10:42 PM
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07-10-2012 11:09 PM by BubbaIBA

We have a couple of “wood stores” here in Tucson, one is mostly a...

4 07-13-2012 07:18 PM
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Plane blade sharpening

07-12-2012 07:06 PM by rut

I recently purchased an old craftsman “smooth plane” off ebay (ju...

5 07-12-2012 11:47 PM
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restoring color of stanley chisel handles

07-12-2012 03:59 PM by planeBill

I have discovered a toner that,at least to my eyes,replicates pretty closely,...

3 07-12-2012 08:36 PM

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