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View missesalot's profile

Stanley jointer

01-16-2014 08:08 AM by missesalot

Hi,Brand new to woodworking, putting a small collection of hand tools togethe...

5 01-17-2014 08:26 AM
View imker's profile

Identification infill plane Rotherham Coventry K28

01-16-2014 08:08 AM by imker

I recently picked up this nice plane on ebay.The iron and chipbreaker are not...

4 01-17-2014 05:52 AM
View fazhou's profile

low angle block plane with high bevel iron

01-16-2014 08:06 AM by fazhou

Hello all,I was hoping that I could get a few opinions about something. I ha...

2 01-17-2014 12:26 AM
View january's profile

First Real Plane—Japanese or Western?

01-15-2014 06:25 AM by january

Well the title says it all… Should I get a Japanese or a Western plane ...

14 01-16-2014 06:37 AM
View BustedClock's profile

Magnets to Hold Chisels or to Keep Chisel Box Closed?

01-15-2014 01:44 AM by BustedClock

While demonstrating the use of a CNC router and associated software, one of t...

16 01-16-2014 02:09 AM
View FlaMick's profile

Try to super tune my 2 old planes or buy 1 new?

01-14-2014 04:18 AM by FlaMick

I have a #4 and #5 Baileys that are good users but tired, they need new irons...

8 01-14-2014 08:03 PM
View Mattador's profile

Hand Plane Comparison Question

01-06-2014 03:45 PM by Mattador

Hey guys. I’m looking to get a set of hand planes. I’m a beginner...

14 01-14-2014 03:05 AM
View Bill White's profile

Guitar and violin makers purfling cutter FS.

01-13-2014 08:17 PM by Bill White

Old ( 40 years ) brass body with 2 cutters and set screws.This tool has been ...

4 01-13-2014 09:13 PM
View Vududude's profile

New Hock Blade, Stanley #7, blade depth adjustment no longer works

01-12-2014 04:09 PM by Vududude

So I restored an old Stanley #7. The blade and cap iron are usable, but pret...

12 01-13-2014 05:25 PM
View Ray's profile

#6 doesn't seem to fit plane dating information available

01-12-2014 06:19 PM by Ray

I know that there are some outliers when it comes to putting a plane within a...

12 01-12-2014 09:39 PM
View Brad's profile

Best means to secure stock for planing?

01-11-2014 05:50 PM by Brad

I have a question for you veteran woodworkers who work stock exclusively with...

16 01-12-2014 12:44 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Making and cleaning tenons.

01-11-2014 06:33 PM by lateralus819

Hello all, was curious how you guys make your tenons? Typically I use a route...

6 01-11-2014 09:44 PM
View NoLongerHere's profile

the Stanley Miller's Patent plane E Bay impulse buy

01-11-2014 02:04 PM by NoLongerHere

I bought this on E Bay yesterday for 275.00 But the wife doesn’t kno...

13 01-11-2014 09:00 PM
View Rebarn's profile

Lancelot & Squire Wood Shaping Tools

01-10-2014 06:46 PM by Rebarn

Any of you wood workers use the Lancelot/Squire system from King Arthur’...

17 01-11-2014 06:29 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

Tool Find: Not a mysterious function, but a question remains

03-26-2013 03:07 PM by Lee Barker

Purchased at a second hand store yesterday. 7 5/8” long overall. Shown...

15 01-10-2014 09:33 PM
View TheGermanJoiner's profile

DMT dia-sharp

12-23-2013 02:50 AM by TheGermanJoiner

Hey guys. I just bit the bullet and bought the 4 piece set of diasharp stones...

14 01-10-2014 05:17 PM
View Litrenta's profile

Old Buck Brothers Chisels

01-09-2014 06:28 PM by Litrenta

Hey fellow jocks! I recently acquired a pretty full set of vintage buck br...

9 01-09-2014 10:45 PM
View funkhousen's profile

Ultra-fine sharpening options

01-08-2014 04:55 PM by funkhousen

I have been practicing sharpening and maintaining a constant bevel using a se...

13 01-09-2014 05:55 PM
View LoriF's profile

Good Deal or Not??? Craigslist O.C. CA

01-09-2014 07:02 AM by LoriF

“http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/tls/4253466664.html” 3 items by same se...

5 01-09-2014 11:53 AM
View davidroberts's profile

Outside width of Stanley 4 1/2 bottom casting

01-08-2014 05:04 AM by davidroberts

I would appreciate if someone who owns a Stanley 4 1/2 in the Type 10 to Type...

2 01-09-2014 07:11 AM

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