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best adjustable compass plane available?

04-24-2017 07:58 AM by tcarswell

I’ve always wanted an adjustable metal compass plane. However I’v...

4 04-24-2017 11:23 PM
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LN no.4 or veritas no.4 custom pmv11?

04-23-2017 07:06 PM by tcarswell

Title says it all. If I go with the LN I’d go with the bronze. Any tho...

11 04-24-2017 05:16 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Accidental scraper

09-14-2016 01:10 AM by Kirk650

I have a good supply of dedicated scrapers, but when I need to remove dried g...

2 04-24-2017 01:31 PM
View Rrrandy's profile

Mallets

04-22-2017 07:52 PM by Rrrandy

Hey guys, show me your go to mallet(s). Not the one you keep in the glass sho...

18 04-24-2017 01:24 PM
View macmurf's profile

Sargent VBM 418 plane markings

04-19-2017 10:08 PM by macmurf

I have 18” plane with Sargent VBM stamped on the plane cap, the number ...

24 04-23-2017 06:31 PM
View Jeff2016's profile

First plane restoration

04-23-2017 02:18 PM by Jeff2016

I am very pleased with the end result, although it still needs final set ...

4 04-23-2017 06:00 PM
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

I need an accurate ruler

04-15-2017 12:58 PM by Craftsman on the lake

If you’ve looked at some of my posts lately, I’ve got a new saws...

24 04-22-2017 07:41 PM
View SpiffyGiffy's profile

old saws on Kijiji

03-06-2017 04:45 PM by SpiffyGiffy

helloIm new hereThese 2 saws recently popped up on my local kijiji. only info...

5 04-22-2017 04:12 PM
View gargey's profile

Does Any Toolmaker Sell A Kerfing Plane?

04-20-2017 08:59 PM by gargey

Don’t see one at lie-nielsen, don’t see one at LeeValley/Veritas....

22 04-21-2017 11:22 PM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Practical Woodworker edited by Bernard Jones Originals

04-20-2017 08:16 PM by Grasshopper000

Hi, this is another post that doesn’t seem to have a perfect forum fit ...

4 04-21-2017 07:30 PM
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John Walter Stanley Tools Book

04-17-2017 03:21 PM by Grasshopper000

Hey, not sure which forum was appropriate so I put this here, but does anyone...

6 04-21-2017 04:11 PM
View ronmccormack's profile

marquetry chevalet questions

04-17-2017 02:45 AM by ronmccormack

hello all, I’m aiming this post at those of you that have built or use ...

9 04-21-2017 02:09 PM
View abdullah58's profile

are these wood burning tools review worth??

04-20-2017 08:56 AM by abdullah58

Earlier I posted what are the best wood burning tools? many members of this f...

1 04-20-2017 01:18 PM
View Marn64's profile

Did I spend too much on this plane?

04-16-2017 10:28 PM by Marn64

So I got this Stanley 101 over the weekend while I was visiting my older brot...

8 04-20-2017 01:28 AM
View papadan's profile

What's Your E.D.C.

02-20-2017 02:31 AM by papadan

What’s in your pocket? Do you carry some kind of knife? I have collecte...

92 04-19-2017 11:54 PM
View BlasterStumps's profile

What to make with 2" square piece of brass

04-18-2017 03:16 AM by BlasterStumps

I have a 2” square block of solid brass. I’d like to use it in m...

4 04-18-2017 05:17 PM
View mision56's profile

Using Planes Without Bench

04-10-2017 09:22 PM by mision56

Hi All,I have been experiemnting more and more with hand tools but lack the s...

20 04-18-2017 02:25 PM
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

03-11-2012 11:38 PM by Don W

I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and aft...

6271 04-18-2017 10:24 AM
View Lemwise's profile

He finally caved in. Bought a second hand custom Veritas No 4½.

01-20-2017 03:13 PM by Lemwise

Someone I used to work with bought a custom Veritas No 4½ but after using it ...

7 04-18-2017 12:44 AM
View viseone's profile

Two face vises

04-17-2017 02:45 AM by viseone

Can I install two face vises in my workbench? My bench is more than 7 ft long...

2 04-17-2017 03:36 PM

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