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View freighttrain's profile

a 6 or 7

04-19-2013 09:52 PM by freighttrain

im thinking of getting a #7 plane to use leveling long boards such as a wor...

5 04-20-2013 04:18 AM
View DavidNJ's profile

Cambering Plane Blades

04-18-2013 02:11 AM by DavidNJ

I’ve read that articles and seen videos that have suggested that all pl...

6 04-20-2013 12:15 AM
View aherna's profile

Design philosophy. Does anyone use hand tools to build modern (or mid-century) furniture?

04-14-2013 08:04 AM by aherna

Hi All, I’m relatively new to furniture making and am setting up a h...

8 04-19-2013 11:42 PM
View Hmlee's profile

Talk to me about saws

04-19-2013 05:13 PM by Hmlee

Hi all. So I’ve been doing a glue-up for an end table with some nice 6/...

5 04-19-2013 10:01 PM
View ArtRafael's profile

Miniature Hand saws

04-19-2013 12:39 AM by ArtRafael

Thought these saws would be of interest to some. Ralph

6 04-19-2013 07:30 PM
View Ray's profile

Frog casting ID on Stanley planes

04-18-2013 06:17 AM by Ray

I have two type 19 #3 planes. One frog has 7U and the other had 8U cast into ...

4 04-19-2013 01:54 AM
View ArtRafael's profile

Miniature Infill Plane

04-18-2013 06:17 AM by ArtRafael

Hi All. I’m new to this forum but not to wood working nor to tool coll...

12 04-19-2013 12:19 AM
View dpjeansonne's profile

bench leg size for leg vise

04-18-2013 09:37 PM by dpjeansonne

I am building a version of the 21st century workbench with a leg vise instead...

2 04-18-2013 11:24 PM
View Brad's profile

Hewing Hatchet Questions

12-21-2011 01:42 AM by Brad

While on a recent jaunt antiquing and flea marketing in Fort Collins, I came ...

12 04-18-2013 04:27 AM
View Dave's profile

wanted: Stanley type 9 #7 frog (and/or advice)

04-17-2013 09:40 AM by Dave

Hello you butchers of wood, I’m restoring a Stanley #7 plane, and WO...

5 04-18-2013 12:40 AM
View Tackett's profile

New hand planes

04-15-2013 01:05 PM by Tackett

With hand tools being popular to use again and getting tired of feeding the b...

15 04-17-2013 06:16 PM
View ToddJB's profile

Polishing handsaw brass screws

04-15-2013 08:12 PM by ToddJB

All, This maybe super common knowledge, but I had never heard it before an...

6 04-16-2013 01:10 PM
View toolmike's profile

Buying vintage hand tools in Denmark?

04-14-2013 08:05 AM by toolmike

Hi everyone, Hoping someone might be able to help me. We’ll be vacat...

2 04-16-2013 03:18 AM
View Dallas's profile

I guess I just don't talk right

04-15-2013 12:26 AM by Dallas

We went to the flea market today and I wandered looking for tools to rehab or...

25 04-15-2013 11:33 PM
View Klickitat's profile

New and need advice on plane purchase

04-15-2013 08:06 AM by Klickitat

Just found this place because of a customer who stopped by my booth. I am abs...

7 04-15-2013 06:18 PM
View mariva57's profile

sharpening chisels

04-07-2013 03:12 PM by mariva57

I bought the Sharp 3000. I would like to sharpen this set ofchisels short of ...

11 04-15-2013 10:52 AM
View wudwuker's profile

Henckels skew wood chisel

04-14-2013 08:07 AM by wudwuker

Hello everyone,I came across a Henckels skew chisel 70-12 with a plastic octa...

3 04-14-2013 07:29 PM
View Derek Cohen's profile

Planes for the 2013 Perth Lie-Nielsen Tool Event

04-11-2013 04:10 PM by Derek Cohen

I’ve posted a few new planes I built here:

8 04-14-2013 07:05 PM
View redSLED's profile

DIY/Wooden Toolbox Smackdown

03-23-2013 03:43 PM by redSLED

I am hereby raising the lowly wooden toolbox into the woodworking DIY limelig...

10 04-14-2013 01:18 AM
View Loren's profile (online now)

How to make a hide glue pot

04-13-2013 02:18 AM by Loren

I used a small crock pot… it doesn’t have any switches, it’...

6 04-14-2013 01:13 AM

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