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View WayneC's profile

Hammer of your dreams

12-20-2013 11:00 PM by WayneC

Why a hammer of your dreams thread? Why not…lol Actually the hamme...

39 09-30-2018 11:15 AM
View Bertha's profile

Handplanes Of Your Dreams, v2.0 - Sharp As Ever

08-24-2017 11:22 PM by Bertha

Link to HOYD v1.0 – the dull years

1552 09-29-2018 05:52 PM
View BobinSachse's profile

New Rabbet Plane (MillersFalls #85 - maybe?)

09-25-2018 05:58 PM by BobinSachse

I just purchased an old Rabbet Plane that is similar to a Stanley #78. I onl...

8 09-29-2018 02:52 PM
View Jerry's profile

You wont believe the near priceless treasure I found in an old toolbox!

09-26-2018 07:07 PM by Jerry

Something unusual and thought provoking happened to me recently…I wante...

11 09-28-2018 05:17 PM
View Bcarlos22's profile

wilton woodworking vise 161072-10

09-28-2018 12:30 PM by Bcarlos22

Looking for info on this vise. It also has 161015 marked on it. I bought it t...

1 09-28-2018 01:43 PM
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Seneca Falls Diamond Mortiser

09-26-2018 11:13 PM by WVshooter

I have found an old Diamond foot powered mortised for sale. Can anyone give m...

0 09-26-2018 11:13 PM
View Thuzmund's profile

Why don't hand planes put the blade near the back?

09-23-2018 06:07 AM by Thuzmund

I have a few (well, maybe a dozen) handplanes and really enjoy using them for...

8 09-25-2018 03:03 AM
View Spart62's profile

Initial Hand Saw purchases

09-23-2018 12:50 PM by Spart62

I’m trying to gather an initial set of tools required to learn fine woo...

18 09-25-2018 12:19 AM
View Dave Polaschek's profile

Ideal length of bow saw cheeks (arms)?

09-16-2018 05:08 PM by Dave Polaschek

I’ve recently build a Gramercy Tools Turning Saw from their kit. I think it t...

19 09-22-2018 09:54 PM
View fivecodys's profile

Another Plane Referb.

09-20-2018 03:22 PM by fivecodys

This has gotta be the most addicting thing I have ever been a part of.This ma...

26 09-22-2018 12:14 AM
View christherookie's profile

I just want a simple hand plane

09-17-2018 03:55 PM by christherookie

I’d like to have a simple hand plane for occasional use (once a month) ...

20 09-21-2018 08:36 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...

6714 09-20-2018 08:59 PM
View SMP's profile

Has anyone tried "seasoning" an old vintage plane like a pan instead of "japanning"

09-20-2018 02:37 PM by SMP

I picked up an old Stanley 19 at an estate sale that most of the japanning is...

13 09-20-2018 07:04 PM
View SleepingFox's profile

Why Won't My Planes Work On Hardwood?

09-18-2018 12:49 AM by SleepingFox

Hello, I’m new to the woodworking craft and have picked up a pair of...

26 09-19-2018 11:47 PM
View SMP's profile

Tips for sharpening 1/4” chisel?

09-18-2018 04:26 PM by SMP

Hello all, I have the standard $15 sharpening guide that seems to be rebra...

9 09-19-2018 08:30 PM
View SMP's profile

Best sandpaper to use for flattening plane sole that needs a good flattening?

09-18-2018 05:41 PM by SMP

I am starting to get back to hand tools, and have an old Buck Brothers jack p...

10 09-19-2018 02:16 AM
View EdsCustomWoodCrafts's profile

Another restoration

09-15-2018 05:38 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts

I have been on a restoration tear as this is the second plane that I ...

16 09-18-2018 11:51 AM
View Knockonit's profile

anti fatique gloves

09-10-2018 12:54 AM by Knockonit

Reason i ask, when i use a cordless, or a hammer and chisel, i have some issu...

28 09-18-2018 04:06 AM
View EdsCustomWoodCrafts's profile

Plane Restoration

09-11-2018 05:39 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts

I have an old #4 Bailey plane that I am trying to restore and I use a techniq...

29 09-15-2018 08:25 PM
View CARSandCustoms's profile

Craftsman Plane info

08-09-2018 10:09 AM by CARSandCustoms

I bought a few tools today and am trying to find info on them.I picked up a C...

19 09-14-2018 11:13 AM

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