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diy hand plane

08-08-2013 09:42 PM by Mark

I built a diy smoother plane using the Popular Mechanics plans and an Iron I ...

4 08-08-2013 11:51 PM
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New Veritas Dovetail Saw or restored dovetail saw?

08-04-2013 10:19 PM by MaroonGoon

Hey Lumberjocks,I am planning on getting a good dovetail saw soon and I read ...

16 08-07-2013 04:47 PM
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08-06-2013 12:09 AM by Whitewalls

I have always seen cabinet scrapers in the woodworking magazines, and have al...

14 08-07-2013 11:33 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Fixing drilled out tote bolt hole.

08-04-2013 05:11 PM by lateralus819

So i picked up a Stanley #7 for $30, had a repair. Must be the original bolt ...

10 08-07-2013 03:53 AM
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What was it's purpose?

08-06-2013 02:58 PM by daydrik

If you know what it is please tell me.My father found this hand tool at an au...

6 08-07-2013 03:03 AM
View 1yeldud1's profile

clamping pads

08-05-2013 05:09 PM by 1yeldud1

I have several bar type clamps and several “c” clamps that I use ...

7 08-06-2013 01:43 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Today's Flea Market buys!

08-04-2013 10:36 PM by poopiekat

A few days left of vacation, and so I went to some flea markets and antique s...

6 08-05-2013 12:19 AM
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08-04-2013 05:01 PM by hiswillus

Just wondering if anybody has a clue to create the “soft touch” f...

1 08-04-2013 10:44 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Desecration! The Handplane Horrors!

08-04-2013 03:10 PM by poopiekat

Well… I suppose there is still a lot of old handplanes out there that s...

6 08-04-2013 10:19 PM
View ErikF's profile

Cutters for No. 45

08-04-2013 04:04 PM by ErikF

I picked these up a few days ago and figured I would see if anyone on LJ̵...

3 08-04-2013 05:32 PM
View chrisstef's profile

Hybrid saw filing - When to add fleam to a rip saw?

08-02-2013 03:30 PM by chrisstef

Im just getting started in filing my own hand saws and have a question to you...

9 08-04-2013 11:19 AM
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Whyzit or Whozit (Not a Whatzit)

08-03-2013 06:33 PM by JustJoe

I went to an auction today and bought two lots. First was a Union plane, abou...

4 08-04-2013 02:25 AM
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Curtis Buchanan Videos

08-03-2013 09:16 PM by Klickitat

Have you seen this set of videos on Youtube? From selecting the logs to a fin...

3 08-04-2013 12:46 AM
View Benvolio's profile

My patented 3 clamp, 4 scrap shooting board

07-14-2013 09:57 PM by Benvolio

I was in a bit of a sinch this afternoon – out in the garden needing to...

2 08-03-2013 11:10 PM
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07-28-2013 01:56 AM by steve


59 08-03-2013 07:32 AM
View Eddie's profile

Hand tool (plane collectors dream) sale in the Portland/Vancouver areas

07-31-2013 09:53 PM by Eddie

Browsing craigslist and found this sale near Vancouver and felt like I needed...

31 08-02-2013 09:39 PM
View toolmike's profile

Frankenstein razee planes?

07-28-2013 02:42 AM by toolmike

Last year at “Tools of the Trade”, probably the biggest used tool...

3 08-02-2013 08:58 PM
View unbob's profile

Hand Plane sole flattening

08-02-2013 09:53 AM by unbob

There is an interesting discussion on the Practical Machinist forum, under wo...

13 08-02-2013 05:25 PM
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07-30-2013 02:32 AM by NoLongerHere

A friend of mine gave me this tool the other day. He said he didn’t kno...

25 08-02-2013 05:22 PM
View ErikF's profile

I'm having a problem getting a plane iron to stay set.

08-02-2013 01:46 AM by ErikF

I’ve been working on my second wooden plane and have run into a problem...

12 08-02-2013 12:03 PM

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