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View BLarge's profile

So, I have a Block Plane... What Next?

01-06-2012 09:26 PM by BLarge

I am ready to start building an arsenal of planes. I have collected all the ...

6 01-07-2012 01:22 AM
View parttimer's profile

Let's say I want to put a mirror finish on the sides/sole of my new 608C...

01-05-2012 01:46 AM by parttimer

How would one go about doing that? I understand that you really don’t n...

6 01-06-2012 05:53 AM
View kingfinny's profile

Hand Grinder Restore Question

01-05-2012 04:45 PM by kingfinny

I have a hand-powered vintage grinder that I am cleaning up to use in my shop...

5 01-06-2012 03:40 AM
View Dchip's profile

Excessive Play in Adjuster Nut on Plane

01-03-2012 09:32 PM by Dchip

When I go to raise (or lower) the blade on one of my planes, it takes a coupl...

22 01-04-2012 06:30 PM
View grego's profile

Rabbet plane / box construction question

12-31-2011 08:51 AM by grego

A question for any box-building neanders/galoots out there: I would like t...

12 01-04-2012 01:16 AM
View David Grimes's profile

Videos, the Lathe, the Carbide Tips, the Holders and the Handles... What a Team !

11-05-2011 05:59 AM by David Grimes

I began turning on the lathe very recently. I started with a decent beginner...

9 01-04-2012 12:14 AM
View parttimer's profile

Best Book About Sharpening

01-01-2012 05:39 AM by parttimer

Hello All, I recently read Wearing’s ‘Essentials of Woodworkin...

6 01-03-2012 08:15 PM
View 12strings's profile

Plow plane question

01-03-2012 05:40 AM by 12strings

I am considering looking for, or making, either a plow plane, or a set of ton...

2 01-03-2012 12:32 PM
View JamieH's profile

Leak in tool shed. Now my lie nielsen..

01-01-2012 12:30 AM by JamieH

low angle block plane has pretty good rust on the sole. I dont want to damage...

11 01-02-2012 08:02 AM
View planeBill's profile

New handles for Narex chisels

12-20-2011 02:53 AM by planeBill

Has anyone with some narex chisels rehandled them, just because they’re...

9 01-01-2012 10:31 PM
View jordanusmc's profile

Need help with Stanley Sweetheart 60 1/2 low angle block plane

12-28-2011 08:35 AM by jordanusmc

I have a couple of questions regarding this plane. I am a very new wood work...

8 12-30-2011 11:10 PM
View ChuckC's profile

Sharpening new chisels

12-29-2011 12:10 AM by ChuckC

I just ordered an 8 piece Stanley Sweethart chisel set. I’m looking for...

9 12-30-2011 08:38 PM
View Be Bliss's profile

Anyone know what this is?

12-23-2011 09:25 AM by Be Bliss

Help me identifying this for me as I picked this up on craigslist along w/ fe...

13 12-30-2011 04:25 AM
View dozuki's profile

How do I fix this

12-29-2011 05:33 AM by dozuki

I am trying to refurbish this drill for a friend of mine as a late christmas ...

7 12-29-2011 07:36 PM
View paratrooper34's profile

Waxing the soles of your planes

12-28-2011 03:23 AM by paratrooper34

I read in another post about applying wax to the bottom of a plane’s so...

20 12-29-2011 04:36 AM
View tommysan's profile

mallet purpose?

12-27-2011 03:09 PM by tommysan

Hello to all out there in woodworking land! As a newbie woodworker, I am stil...

10 12-29-2011 01:08 AM
View Joe Lyddon's profile

Rockler Marking Gauge - Reviews say 'lapping'...

12-19-2011 12:57 AM by Joe Lyddon

Rockler has this On Sale with FREE Shipping In looking at the reviews (onl...

26 12-29-2011 12:53 AM
View NateX's profile

So many saws to choose from.

12-28-2011 09:23 PM by NateX

I have really been wanting to get a decent dovetail saw for a long time now, ...

2 12-29-2011 12:13 AM
View yrob's profile

matched planes for tongue and groove

12-23-2011 07:08 AM by yrob

I just received today a pair of matched tongue and groove planes. Made by Mar...

3 12-28-2011 04:01 AM
View ToddTurner's profile

Mount Festool OF 2000 router in Jessem router lift

12-28-2011 02:32 AM by ToddTurner

Has anyone ever mounted an OF2000 router in a Jessem lift? Or, any router lif...

0 12-28-2011 02:32 AM

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