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View mandatory66's profile

Sharpening a #8 plane iron

05-30-2016 02:19 AM by mandatory66

I am thinking about buying a #8 plane but am having some questions about how ...

8 05-31-2016 10:19 PM
View Marn64's profile

My first knob refinishing

05-28-2016 05:53 PM by Marn64

My Stanley type 4 No 6’s Brazilian Rosewood knob was in pretty rough sh...

6 05-31-2016 03:57 PM
View MrRon's profile

Measuring tape in 10ths

05-26-2016 06:26 PM by MrRon

I have a Stanley (CST/Berger) tape that is graduated in 10ths and 100ths of a...

8 05-30-2016 05:54 PM
View onoitsmatt's profile

What do you do with the not so great tools?

05-28-2016 03:38 AM by onoitsmatt

The more old hand tools I pick up in antique stores, flea markets, yard sales...

15 05-30-2016 01:42 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Bench chisel edge durability

05-29-2016 11:57 PM by Kirk650

Today I decided to sharpen all my chisels, or at least those that needed it. ...

1 05-30-2016 01:01 AM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 02:33 PM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2689 05-28-2016 01:59 AM
View Combo Prof's profile

How would you fettle/sharpen this scorp (hook knife)?

03-23-2016 02:09 AM by Combo Prof

I am in tool handle making mode these days. I remembered I had found early la...

35 05-28-2016 01:35 AM
View 12strings's profile

Short Scrub vs. longer Jack/Fore?

12-10-2012 03:23 PM by 12strings

For initial roughing of lumber, such that may have pronounced cupping or warp...

38 05-28-2016 01:25 AM
View FrankY80's profile

SoJo 731 Brace Restoration

05-27-2016 12:30 AM by FrankY80

So I bought my first brace off of ebay, a SoJo 731. It is in good condition a...

1 05-27-2016 04:07 PM
View Tooly1985's profile

Mystery plane....

05-27-2016 01:53 AM by Tooly1985

Anyone have any idea what manufacturer made the adjustable mouth plane in th...

1 05-27-2016 10:44 AM
View gargey's profile

Should I get a scrub plane?

05-09-2016 02:38 AM by gargey

My situation: 1) I’m a fairly new hobbyist.2) I work in my garage an...

14 05-26-2016 02:44 PM
View jonmakesthings's profile

Help me identify this chisel?

05-25-2016 02:25 AM by jonmakesthings

Hey guys, hoping you can help me ID this chisel I picked up from CL. Label is...

4 05-25-2016 05:23 PM
View PlaneFacts's profile

Signs that it's time to sharpen...

05-23-2016 01:24 PM by PlaneFacts

How do you know when it’s time to sharpen your plane iron or chisel bla...

7 05-23-2016 04:56 PM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley No. 6 restoration help

05-22-2016 04:02 PM by Marn64

So I have this Type 4 No 6 that has a lot of problems and I have no idea wher...

6 05-23-2016 12:40 AM
View LSGss's profile

What grit whestone to remove plan blade chips

05-21-2016 12:42 AM by LSGss

Hello all, I recently purchased some whetstones 1000, 4000, 8000 grit to s...

16 05-22-2016 01:26 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Mostly completed low angle bench plane

03-23-2016 01:32 AM by luthierwnc

When I first joined LJ a few months ago I wondered in my introductory post if...

4 05-21-2016 01:38 PM
View AZWoody's profile

I have a pile of well dried mesquite, screaming to be made into hand tools

05-20-2016 05:49 PM by AZWoody

The problem is, I do not have the time to do any of it and I would love to ha...

1 05-20-2016 09:23 PM
View Marn64's profile

Removing paint on a plane without removing japanning

05-16-2016 11:10 PM by Marn64

I have a little no 4 type 16 with more than 95% japanning left.Unfortunately,...

3 05-18-2016 03:35 PM
View SurfHunter's profile

Wooden Hand Plane Identification please

05-06-2016 09:08 PM by SurfHunter

Looking for some assistance Identifying this plane that I picked up at a Flea...

5 05-18-2016 01:57 AM
View SurfHunter's profile

Block plane ID please. Sargent type 2 I'm thinking

05-17-2016 03:42 AM by SurfHunter

I hit a swap meet the other day and picked up a Block plane and a Stanley 41 ...

1 05-18-2016 01:46 AM

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