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View DrPuk2U's profile

Chopping Mortises Mangles Chisel?

08-27-2012 03:12 PM by DrPuk2U

I am working on a big Holtzapffel style workbench made of Southern Yellow Pin...

22 08-29-2012 07:22 PM
View alanzilla's profile

Advice on hand Cut T&G on 2x6's for a batten style door

08-29-2012 02:42 PM by alanzilla

Hello LJ community, I have done many searches and found tons of great advice ...

3 08-29-2012 06:39 PM
View Brett's profile

Benchcrafted roller brackers for leg vise?

08-27-2012 02:47 AM by Brett

I’m putting the stretchers on my Roubo bench and will soon have to make...

2 08-29-2012 04:01 PM
View Kevin's profile

Stanley Bailey No 5 Restoration

08-24-2012 07:47 PM by Kevin

Just picked this up at a pawn shop for $10 bucks. It appears to be in pretty...

59 08-29-2012 02:53 AM
View grfrazee's profile

Stanley No. 2 Plane Looking for a Home/Possible Restoration

08-28-2012 11:57 PM by grfrazee

I found a Stanley No. 2 for far less than it’s worth at a flea market (...

6 08-29-2012 12:25 AM
View therookie's profile

Am I seeing things or missing something? Or is it worth that much?

08-28-2012 04:03 PM by therookie

13 08-28-2012 04:59 PM
View knotheadswoodshed's profile

hand plane experts, your opinions please

08-28-2012 03:40 AM by knotheadswoodshed

,Hi guys,found this on CL tonite, its close to home and was wondering if thes...

7 08-28-2012 04:40 PM
View CharlieM1958's profile

Update, With a Question - Hanging Holes.... What's the Tragedy?

08-14-2012 05:05 PM by CharlieM1958

I posted this the other day, and now I have a question for you Stanley plane-...

48 08-27-2012 07:56 PM
View Brett's profile

Another benefit to using hand tools...

08-27-2012 06:00 PM by Brett

I’ve been doing a lot of work on my Roubo bench this month, leveling th...

5 08-27-2012 06:13 PM
View Deycart's profile

Stanley 78

08-26-2012 11:22 PM by Deycart

I got a SW 78 that I am almost done restoring, but I am missing the thumb scr...

2 08-26-2012 11:49 PM
View ArtB's profile

Stanley no.4, and Stanley no. 5

08-26-2012 11:17 AM by ArtB

Yesterday I picked up a no. 4 & 5 used Stanley plans for 40 dollars. Bot...

6 08-26-2012 07:40 PM
View Kevin's profile

Planer No 3 Identify

08-25-2012 11:35 PM by Kevin

Here is a old plane that I picked up the other day from my dads garage. I...

3 08-26-2012 07:39 PM
View Don W's profile

Flea Market and antique shop discoveries.

05-28-2012 01:00 AM by Don W

My wife and I went to the Stormville NY flea market and did some searching on...

95 08-26-2012 07:04 PM
View poopiekat's profile

I Swear I'm Not Making This Up!!

08-26-2012 04:15 PM by poopiekat

I read somewhere that the latest discovery in micro-fine abrasives is…....

3 08-26-2012 04:34 PM
View Ethan Liou's profile

Stanley #78 possible fix?

08-24-2012 04:49 PM by Ethan Liou

This is my #78, which I just got this week. It creates rabbets without proble...

13 08-25-2012 05:06 PM
View Brett's profile

Surform instead of a flat rasp?

08-24-2012 08:15 PM by Brett

I have a Nicholson half-round rasp that works fine, but I need a flat rasp, ...

7 08-25-2012 03:52 PM
View Brett's profile

Making a draw plate?

08-25-2012 01:08 AM by Brett

Has anyone here ever made a draw plate for making pegs of a uniform diameter?...

3 08-25-2012 03:02 AM
View DKV's profile

Speaking of rasps...

08-24-2012 09:38 PM by DKV

I have this rasp that I really like, given to me by my father-in-law. I woul...

6 08-24-2012 11:29 PM
View Brett's profile

Lesson learned: wear gloves (with certain hand tools)

08-24-2012 04:11 PM by Brett

I’m still very much a beginner at woodworking, Though I learn a lot fr...

11 08-24-2012 06:29 PM
View DaveN13's profile

Tool seller in the Carmel, CA area?

08-24-2012 01:58 AM by DaveN13

Hi all,I thought this would be the right forum for this question. Last time ...

0 08-24-2012 01:58 AM

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