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View natenaaron's profile

Marking gauge and Knife vs. Pencil

07-19-2013 06:33 PM by natenaaron

This is something I have been wondering about for a while. When I watch vide...

9 07-19-2013 07:20 PM
View Brandon's profile

Shop-made Tool Swap

04-05-2013 08:17 PM by Brandon

NOTICE: Don W has posted a new forum thread for the upcoming swap. See here: ...

1562 07-19-2013 04:11 PM
View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

Lets play "WHAT lS THIS"

07-17-2013 09:31 PM by joeyinsouthaustin

I just received a big lot of random and antique tools. So I will have severa...

5 07-18-2013 01:16 AM
View Dave11's profile

Trouble with chisel edge retention

07-14-2013 08:12 PM by Dave11

I recently bought a set of the new perfect-pattern chisels from LV, because t...

12 07-17-2013 03:14 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Adjustment screws work backwards?!

07-14-2013 02:33 AM by lateralus819

On both the planes i inherited from my grandfather, a #3 union mfg plane and ...

8 07-17-2013 01:20 AM
View Tbolt's profile

Hitting the mother lode part two

07-15-2013 07:55 PM by Tbolt

Not so rusty gold tool gloat coming !!! While sitting quitely on my dock, ...

10 07-15-2013 10:55 PM
View rfusca's profile

Switching sharpening systems

07-15-2013 02:36 PM by rfusca

For my hand sharpening system, I’ve been doing scary sharp. I like the...

21 07-15-2013 07:59 PM
View Greg In Maryland's profile

Plane Making Questions

07-13-2013 01:22 PM by Greg In Maryland

Hi all, I am building a few planes for the hand plane swap. I plan to mak...

7 07-15-2013 12:36 AM
View shelly_b's profile

did i do good?moulding planes

07-10-2013 02:24 AM by shelly_b

just picked these up on ebay for $16.50+S&H. I feel like I got a really g...

23 07-14-2013 02:04 PM
View SeattleD's profile

"lot of 43 wood molding bench and plow planes - $200"

07-04-2013 09:50 PM by SeattleD

Came across this listing on Craigslist. I know virtually nothing about plane...

5 07-13-2013 04:54 PM
View scottlatham's profile

What is this plane like tool?

06-25-2013 01:49 AM by scottlatham

Hey group,My wife knowing I like planes found this at a garage sale for me. ...

7 07-13-2013 02:33 PM
View Arookar's profile

Mystery Tool- can you identify?

07-11-2013 07:45 PM by Arookar

Have had this tool around my shop for years and still can’t fig...

15 07-12-2013 03:20 PM
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07-11-2013 10:09 PM by Iggles88

Hey all, I have a worksharp 3000 (have had it for over a year) but in the pas...

4 07-12-2013 03:08 AM
View tworavens's profile

Antique Plane: Marten Doscher Split-Blade

07-11-2013 07:13 AM by tworavens

I recently acquired a stash of old hand tools from my grandmother’s hou...

5 07-12-2013 01:38 AM
View hiswillus's profile

Reference Piece

07-11-2013 03:12 PM by hiswillus

Really getting tired of continually finding that the tool or measuring device...

7 07-11-2013 10:33 PM
View hiswillus's profile

Raw Wood

07-11-2013 03:29 PM by hiswillus

Found some fire wood out back and really interested in figuring out how to cr...

7 07-11-2013 07:55 PM
View Makarov's profile

B.O.A manufacturing company? on chisel

07-11-2013 02:16 PM by Makarov

I bought a large and rust covered chisel. The previous owner stamped J...

4 07-11-2013 05:51 PM
View ChrisWilson's profile

Scotch Brace bit retention lever spring

06-13-2013 09:31 PM by ChrisWilson

Hi. I have just acquired a scotch brace, on which the bit retention le...

1 07-11-2013 02:57 AM
View Dirge's profile

Totes for Stanley smooth plane

07-10-2013 08:46 AM by Dirge

I have a no. 5 Stanley( circa 1928) fitted with a vertically laminated (2 pie...

6 07-10-2013 11:24 PM
View Holbs's profile

cutting mortises by hand, question

06-24-2013 03:40 AM by Holbs

I did 12 mortises today. I feel more natural following Paul Seller's way of ...

4 07-10-2013 04:03 AM

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