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View willie's profile

Finally found a #2 Stanley

03-23-2015 11:14 PM by willie

I’ve had an ad on CL for a while looking for old pl...

8 03-25-2015 01:22 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Why can't I use water on oil stones and vise verse?

03-18-2015 09:23 AM by Sanderguy777

I have a water stone and an oil stone. I know that I can’t use oil on t...

19 03-25-2015 07:22 AM
View RogerBean's profile

Are LN, Veritas, Clifton, hand tools more Expensive than originals??

03-19-2015 03:57 PM by RogerBean

I hear many laments these days about how overpriced today’s premium han...

15 03-24-2015 08:51 PM
View whitechev's profile

Bit Brace with Amidon Jaws

03-23-2015 09:42 PM by whitechev

I recently purchased a beautiful old bit brace. The brace has Amidon jaws ju...

0 03-23-2015 09:42 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Tarnished/burned plane sole?

03-23-2015 03:23 PM by AESamuel

Hi, I’m planing some quarter-sawn oak with my stanley no.4 and cheap...

6 03-23-2015 06:15 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Restoring an old bench

03-22-2015 10:57 PM by MikeUT

I visited my grandfather yesterday. He is getting up there in age and wanted...

8 03-23-2015 12:15 PM
View robdem's profile

Drawknife want to buy

03-21-2015 08:12 PM by robdem

Have a project coming up and I will need a drawknife put don’t know wit...

10 03-22-2015 10:27 PM
View Dallas's profile

If Only it Were This Easy!

03-19-2015 04:32 PM by Dallas

See if you can do it in 4 minutes, 31 seconds! Table Build

7 03-22-2015 05:53 PM
View DocBailey's profile

No wonder I couldn't find it ...

03-21-2015 08:33 PM by DocBailey

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a bookmark for Lumberjocks w...

4 03-22-2015 01:44 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Spoke Shaves of Your Dreams

10-18-2014 05:41 PM by poopiekat

The HOYD thread has solved so many issues, answered so many questions, and co...

79 03-22-2015 12:36 AM
View Mosquito's profile

Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 03:58 PM by Mosquito

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sor...

440 03-21-2015 08:37 PM
View djang000's profile

Tearout - I'm loosing my mind

03-15-2015 01:49 AM by djang000

Hey guys I want to love handplane. I really want to. By seems like they ...

25 03-21-2015 08:21 PM
View summerfi's profile

A Good Morning's Rust Hunt

06-20-2014 06:45 PM by summerfi

Rust hunting opportunities are scarce in my neck of the woods, but I did pret...

17 03-21-2015 06:00 PM
View RT31's profile

Favorite woods to use with hand tools

03-20-2015 02:44 AM by RT31

Like the title says. What are your favorite (and least favorite) woods to use...

9 03-21-2015 01:50 AM
View Valkiera's profile

Saw Advice

03-20-2015 04:56 AM by Valkiera

Greetings, New here and looking to start making some smaller items by hand...

8 03-20-2015 07:17 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Plane then cut to length, or cut to length then plane?

03-19-2015 02:01 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I’m making a planter box out of oak and the boards I’...

7 03-19-2015 05:28 PM
View RogerBean's profile

Are LN, Veritas, Clifton, hand tools more Expensive than originals??

03-19-2015 03:57 PM by RogerBean

I hear many laments these days about how overpriced today’s premium han...

1 03-19-2015 04:14 PM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

Veritas vs LN Chisel Plane

03-16-2015 07:00 PM by toddbeaulieu

Hi all, wondering if anyone has any insight into chisel planes. The moment I ...

11 03-19-2015 04:12 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Is an air filter necessary?

03-04-2015 01:27 AM by LucasWoods

I am planning on only working with hand tools I do have a circular saw that I...

8 03-17-2015 10:55 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

'Japanning' using Dupli-color engine enamel - what did I do wrong?

03-13-2015 07:40 PM by Pendragon1998

I have a handful of old cast iron file handles and a pad saw handle that look...

9 03-16-2015 09:46 PM

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