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Scrub Plane - did I screw up?

03-18-2013 11:56 AM by Marty5965

Well I bid on a brand new LN 40 1/2 scrub plane on EBay and won it. It was a...

19 03-18-2013 11:13 PM
View ernie's profile

Stanley plane ID

03-07-2013 08:14 AM by ernie

New to Lumberjocks, new to woodworking. Have two planes from G Grandfather in...

11 03-18-2013 05:17 PM
View widdle's profile

Leather strop source

03-17-2013 03:22 AM by widdle

Wondering if there is a certain type or grade of leather that makes a good st...

6 03-17-2013 06:26 PM
View jimig11's profile

Cheap hong Kong style planer

03-17-2013 02:27 AM by jimig11

Hi all, virgin poster here, long time lurker lol. So I broke the cardinal rul...

3 03-17-2013 06:11 PM
View Brett's profile

Face vise: why is the screw off center?

03-13-2013 05:18 PM by Brett

Many traditional face vises look like this: The lead screw is not cent...

7 03-17-2013 05:48 PM
View Benvolio's profile

Stanley Planes Before the Advancing Screw

03-16-2013 05:52 PM by Benvolio

so are these valuable/rare?? I saw one at a flea market today – Stan...

2 03-17-2013 01:00 PM
View All10fingers's profile

New vs vintage Stanley planes

03-14-2013 06:45 PM by All10fingers

Hello jocks! I have a question regarding the brand new, UK made Stanley 78 p...

23 03-17-2013 03:18 AM
View michaelsgarage's profile

my new stanley sweetheart low angle jack plane.

03-16-2013 11:19 AM by michaelsgarage

today my first quality hand plane came in the mail. i was wondering how to ta...

4 03-17-2013 01:49 AM
View lumberjoe's profile

Corsair hand planes?

06-14-2012 08:05 PM by lumberjoe

In rummaging through my dads garage the other day looking for a flat file, I ...

15 03-17-2013 01:13 AM
View Ron Harper's profile

Shooting plane in the Krenov style

03-16-2013 08:25 PM by Ron Harper

Anybody made a Krenov style shooting plane. If so, would you share some parti...

1 03-16-2013 08:57 PM
View JustJoe's profile

Surface Grinding Plane Soles - Need a pic please

03-15-2013 02:40 PM by JustJoe

I’m at that sweet nexus where my woodworking hobby, metalworking hobby,...

9 03-16-2013 03:02 PM
View 12strings's profile

Honestly now, do you switch saws?

03-15-2013 07:46 PM by 12strings

In the following cases…. 1. Cutting out the side waste after using y...

8 03-16-2013 08:44 AM
View 12strings's profile

Diamond stone sharpening

07-17-2012 04:48 PM by 12strings

Does anybody use diamond stones exclusively for sharpening? (ie, not followi...

16 03-16-2013 03:27 AM
View dpjeansonne's profile

workbench MDF top using bench holdfasts

03-15-2013 08:36 PM by dpjeansonne

I am looking onto building a bench using MDF layers for the top. I assume it ...

6 03-16-2013 02:01 AM
View hiswillus's profile

Cut clean up...

03-13-2013 11:41 AM by hiswillus

Ok, so I’m a bit down because last night I was sawing up some construct...

16 03-15-2013 11:04 AM
View needshave's profile

Wilton Bench Vices

03-15-2013 04:32 AM by needshave

Another school has eliminated their Industrial Arts Program and I was fortuna...

1 03-15-2013 04:48 AM
View trippcasey's profile

New to me Stanley Planes

03-13-2013 10:06 PM by trippcasey

I posted a month or so ago asking about good beginner hand planes on a budget...

11 03-15-2013 01:43 AM
View Millo's profile

marking gauges: veritas dual-shaft vs. tite-mark

05-25-2012 01:31 PM by Millo

I was considering getting the veritas gauge, when I thought, “hmm, MAYB...

5 03-14-2013 06:46 PM
View Rmckee47's profile

Stanley No 5, Type 19

03-13-2013 06:04 PM by Rmckee47

I use vintage bench planes mainly Stanley Bedrocks from the teens or twenties...

3 03-13-2013 10:01 PM
View Ripthorn's profile

Favorite Shooting Plane That Isn't LA Jack

03-11-2013 05:16 PM by Ripthorn

So I am going to be making myself a shooting board soon and wanted to know wh...

6 03-13-2013 05:50 PM

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