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View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-06-2012 03:34 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusias...

1014 03-02-2015 02:02 AM
View wcunning's profile

Mitre Box Identification

03-01-2015 08:15 PM by wcunning

I bought a couple of mitre boxes in the recent past, and I’m trying to ...

6 03-02-2015 01:34 AM
View kooldecker's profile

David Barron dovetail hammer question

02-28-2015 04:56 AM by kooldecker

Hey guys i was thinking about crafting one of those nifty little dovetail ham...

1 03-01-2015 09:29 PM
View Benvolio's profile

PVA glue - the elephant in the room

03-01-2015 12:40 AM by Benvolio

So I’m in the middle of a big glue up at the moment – about 50 jo...

7 03-01-2015 01:25 PM
View forevertools's profile

anniversary gift

02-28-2015 12:22 AM by forevertools

My husband and I have our 10 year anniversary coming up and I am looking for ...

6 03-01-2015 01:36 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Home-Built Chute Plane, way kool!! ...Wrap- Up

02-08-2012 04:49 PM by poopiekat

Okay… A hand-operated alternative to jointers is getting higher on the ...

31 03-01-2015 01:00 AM
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Post Your Stanley # 78 Comments Here!

02-19-2012 05:14 PM by poopiekat

Hey let’s try specific threads for individual types of Stanley planes a...

83 02-28-2015 11:53 PM
View Benvolio's profile

To spray a record combination plane??

02-28-2015 03:07 PM by Benvolio

I need to touch up my record router plane and rebate plane so planning on doi...

1 02-28-2015 07:15 PM
View Mambrax's profile

Handplane instruction help, please

02-26-2015 08:33 PM by Mambrax

I just bought a Stanley 920 block plane. The instruction state “Comes w...

11 02-28-2015 01:24 PM
View JeffP's profile

Milk-jug mallet

02-21-2015 01:15 PM by JeffP

I actually ran across this maker video on an electronics maker site that I fr...

28 02-28-2015 08:22 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Set up CBN Grinding Station

02-28-2015 04:11 AM by BubbaIBA

I’ve followed Derek’s post on his CBN wheel and decided it was wo...

1 02-28-2015 04:49 AM
View Brett's profile

Craftsman rabbet plane fence-rod hole

10-28-2014 03:00 AM by Brett

I took my recent-vintage Craftsman rabbet plane (a Stanley 78 clone) to Lowes...

17 02-28-2015 04:39 AM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Did I destroy this plane or can it be saved?

02-23-2015 01:28 AM by Troy Cleckler

This is the #4 that was given to me and I was checking for sole flatness I fo...

23 02-28-2015 03:51 AM
View ArnH's profile

Starting a hand plane collection... a question for fellow lumberjocks.

02-16-2015 07:02 PM by ArnH

Hello lumberjocks! I’m new to the forums but I’ve been reading...

14 02-28-2015 03:48 AM
View Ray's profile

Modify surface of wet grinding wheel

02-25-2015 03:50 PM by Ray

Is it possible to dress a wheel in a way that will yield different grits? Th...

8 02-27-2015 09:58 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Hand saw files

02-25-2015 07:33 PM by LucasWoods

What brand do you all like and where do you get your files from?

10 02-27-2015 04:04 PM
View AESamuel's profile (online now)

How do I know when my wood is flat? - Hand plane.

02-26-2015 07:42 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, Fairly new woodworker here. I’ve been using a lot of pre-p...

8 02-27-2015 02:28 PM
View rhybeka's profile

Sargent 307 Set up to do chamfers?

02-26-2015 11:00 PM by rhybeka

Hi All! I got this gorgeous plane from Mr. Don and I could use some assis...

8 02-27-2015 12:13 PM
View Gwjames's profile

Good beginner plane

02-25-2015 05:29 PM by Gwjames

Ok so I’ve been wood working for a little under a year and I want to ge...

39 02-27-2015 05:53 AM
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

SpokeShave, any recommendations?

02-25-2015 04:44 AM by Craftsman on the lake

Years ago I had an old spokeshave. I used it a lot and loved it. I have no id...

10 02-27-2015 12:36 AM

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