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sharpening stone is baffling me!!!

01-08-2016 10:44 PM by cdaniels

I have been using sharpening stones for a couple years ago since I was introd...

7 01-09-2016 06:43 PM
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Far-Travelled Mallet

01-07-2016 02:54 PM by jinkyjock

Last night I received a belated Christmas gift from my brother. Appare...

9 01-08-2016 08:39 PM
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60 01-08-2016 07:58 PM
View Watercolor's profile

Switching from an electric mitre saw to Manuel box

01-07-2016 03:04 AM by Watercolor

I’ve always used hand tools but used a lot of power tools also until.. ...

16 01-08-2016 03:42 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Stain for totes and knobs

01-08-2016 02:11 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I recently repaired a broken tote tip on a Stanley No. 7 plane. I...

1 01-08-2016 02:41 PM
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Fulton 3708 restoration?

12-03-2015 02:23 AM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I just bought a Fulton 3708 plane on Ebay. It is a beater and wil...

16 01-07-2016 05:52 PM
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Scary Sharp and flat surfaces

11-26-2012 06:05 PM by luckysawdust

Before posting, I tried to go back and see if another post had already addres...

32 01-07-2016 12:49 AM
View luthierwnc's profile

New chipbreaker for old No. 10 1/2 rabbet plane?

01-06-2016 06:17 PM by luthierwnc

Hello All, I have a project plane in the mail that includes the body and f...

1 01-06-2016 07:55 PM
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Sharpening carving tools

11-29-2011 11:09 PM by newwoodbutcher

I have purchased a set of Swiss carving tools as a Christmas gift for a frien...

8 01-06-2016 02:44 PM
View Robsan's profile

V&B 905 plane refurbishment - advice please.

01-03-2016 04:58 PM by Robsan

One of my most prized possessions is a ‘905 plane that I inherited from...

9 01-05-2016 10:34 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Intermediate honing?

01-05-2016 06:40 PM by luthierwnc

Hello All, I recently got a 10” (250 mm) wet grinder from Grizzly. ...

5 01-05-2016 09:35 PM
View tburkhart's profile

What should I focus my spending on?

12-22-2015 04:39 PM by tburkhart

Hi there! I am brand new to this forum, so greetings everyone! A little ba...

14 01-05-2016 04:44 PM
View BrentParkin's profile

Ever Find A Forgotten Treasure?

12-31-2015 07:19 PM by BrentParkin

I moved workshops a few years ago and recently discovered a couple of boxes t...

14 01-05-2016 02:54 PM
View MinnesotaHack's profile

Honing guide purchase for new plane user

01-04-2016 02:30 AM by MinnesotaHack

I purchased my first plane, a Wood River standard block plane. I also have so...

9 01-04-2016 01:07 PM
View Marc5's profile

Chisel Sharpening (Paul Sellers Method)

01-13-2014 08:24 PM by Marc5

I recently watched a video showing his method of sharpening blades. He rolls...

17 01-03-2016 01:01 PM
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Bandiclamp? Flex-a-band flattery?

01-02-2016 10:19 PM by paxorion

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then someone must not have th...

2 01-03-2016 01:21 AM
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Vice Jaw Question

12-31-2015 06:01 PM by onoitsmatt

I’m cutting a piece of maple to use as vice jaws. The piece I’m ...

2 01-02-2016 02:29 AM
View treesner's profile

Tapered tenon cutter

01-01-2016 10:24 PM by treesner

Hey guys I have the Lee valley tapered tenon cutter and find that it’s ...

1 01-01-2016 10:25 PM
View TheLorax's profile

Keen Kutter KK5 frog screws

12-31-2015 12:44 AM by TheLorax

I bought a KK5 Keen Kutter off the bay and while trying to take the frog off ...

1 12-31-2015 02:50 PM
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Mystery Hand Plane Maker

12-30-2015 04:08 PM by Woodiewannabe

Hi all, This is my first post, so here goes: I’ve been at it for un...

3 12-31-2015 01:54 PM

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