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Transitional hand plane finished surface- is it better?

04-09-2017 04:23 PM by Jeff2016

After swearing off sandpaper and the nasty mess that comes with it I have beg...

18 04-16-2017 05:06 PM
View buckbuster31's profile

Hand plane

04-08-2017 12:44 PM by buckbuster31

What would be a good first hand plane? What number for general use?

41 04-16-2017 04:44 PM
View r33tc0w's profile

Jorgensen 4x10 Rustbucket Vises

04-11-2017 12:01 AM by r33tc0w

What should I be looking for when I go in to look at these craigslist finds? ...

3 04-14-2017 04:57 PM
View mchapman87's profile

Need help identifying a hand plane

04-13-2017 06:39 PM by mchapman87

So I was at my local flea market today and came across this corru...

7 04-14-2017 11:34 AM
View woodywoodwood's profile

ID these hand planes planes

04-03-2017 10:29 PM by woodywoodwood

I am going to look at these in the morning to possibly purchase (lets be hone...

47 04-13-2017 06:10 PM
View BerBer5985's profile

Best chisel set for the money

11-04-2011 05:48 PM by BerBer5985

I’ve been using a set of craftsman chisels we got on sale for about $20...

79 04-13-2017 04:44 PM
View MagicalMichael's profile

Squaring Irons w/out a grinder

04-12-2017 10:50 PM by MagicalMichael

I have a smoothing plane iron, 1 7/8” that was sharp but about 1 mm out...

12 04-13-2017 03:34 PM
View abdullah58's profile

Do I want bent or straight to gouges and v tools?

04-12-2017 03:37 AM by abdullah58

Do I want bent or straight to gouges and v tools? what is the application of ...

7 04-12-2017 10:45 PM
View WayneC's profile

Draw knife of your Dreams

07-21-2015 02:13 AM by WayneC

This is a thread to share draw knife related information. Please post photo...

46 04-12-2017 07:07 PM
View Rrrandy's profile

Must have measuring, marking and layout tools...

04-11-2017 02:37 AM by Rrrandy

Here are mine. I use them on every project.

13 04-12-2017 12:14 PM
View Gary1163's profile

Hand crank drill press

04-07-2017 12:46 PM by Gary1163

I recently found this old drill press at a farm and tractor show , and was wo...

8 04-12-2017 01:19 AM
View buckbuster31's profile

glass for chisel sharpening

04-07-2017 03:16 PM by buckbuster31

where has everyone gotten their piece of glass to flatten chisel? can I use ...

20 04-12-2017 01:10 AM
View aghoras's profile

Cabinet Scraper Gumming Up

04-11-2017 04:21 PM by aghoras

I’m trying to use a cabinet scraper to remove the finish from a 100 yea...

2 04-12-2017 12:44 AM
View patcollins's profile

Bummer my sand devil broke

04-12-2017 12:27 AM by patcollins

I loved this thing, was meaning to do a review on it and never got around to...

0 04-12-2017 12:27 AM
View SeventyFix's profile

Looking for Maloof Rocking Chair Tools

04-11-2017 01:47 PM by SeventyFix

I’m in the planning stages of the Maloof rocking chair build on the Woo...

8 04-11-2017 09:01 PM
View Marn64's profile

Making an infill plane, need some references, does anyone have a Norris smoother?

03-24-2017 12:37 AM by Marn64

I am making an infill plane, based off of a Norris no 4 plane. Mine is pinned...

4 04-11-2017 06:31 PM
View buckbuster31's profile

best saw for dovetails

04-04-2017 03:15 PM by buckbuster31

I just ordered a new back saw, but what about coping saw? Any suggestions?

20 04-11-2017 05:43 PM
View SamuelP's profile

Workamates of our Dreams

02-25-2012 11:40 PM by SamuelP

A thread for that little helper who is always there when you need her. ...

337 04-11-2017 04:25 PM
View JeffP's profile

"Cordless" Router

01-12-2016 12:20 PM by JeffP

I’m shopping for a router plane. This will hopefully be a “one...

12 04-11-2017 03:23 PM
View ErmannoD's profile

Looking for Stanley Plane part

04-09-2017 02:13 PM by ErmannoD

I have a Stanley Bailey #3 and looking to buy a “y” yoke adjuster.

7 04-10-2017 10:01 PM

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