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Hand Planes...Low Angle Vs. Standard

04-16-2018 04:23 PM by CRAIGCLICK

I have been looking at picking up a couple of bench planes for the shop. I&#...

19 04-23-2018 11:05 PM
View Lazyman's profile

I am trying to verify whether you CAN have too many clamps...

04-22-2018 02:35 AM by Lazyman

Yeah you guessed it . A tool gloat. My wife called me this morning and to...

24 04-23-2018 10:54 PM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Spoke Shave Sharpening

04-21-2018 08:32 PM by Gerald Thompson

I have a couple of Wood Joy shaves. I have a devil of a time holding the smal...

1 04-22-2018 07:07 AM
View zippymorocco's profile

Cleaning up old Starrett Tools

04-18-2018 11:25 PM by zippymorocco

I was just given all of these wonderful tools. Most of them are Starrett...

12 04-20-2018 03:00 PM
View JP4LSU's profile

Diamond Stones (Continuous Sharpening Stone)

04-19-2018 05:47 PM by JP4LSU

I currently have a Norton 250 8×3 waterstone and Nainawa 1000-3000 grit....

3 04-20-2018 01:10 PM
View danjo3's profile

Chisel & Plane Iron Sharpening Stone Suggestions

04-07-2018 03:02 PM by danjo3

Hello everyone! This is my first post on this site. I’ve been looking ...

12 04-19-2018 05:42 PM
View DaveInGA's profile

Lee Valley having internal problems?

04-12-2018 09:28 AM by DaveInGA

Hello All, In the last month or two, I’ve placed a lot of orders wit...

33 04-19-2018 02:25 PM
View msinc's profile

Recommend a good "all around" plane????

04-11-2018 01:16 AM by msinc

If there is such thing….I would like to acquire a hand plane. Looking f...

28 04-19-2018 12:23 AM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

Another Hand Plane Question...corrugated vs. flat

04-18-2018 01:54 PM by CRAIGCLICK

I’m sure y’all are getting REALLY sick of all of my questions by ...

6 04-19-2018 12:21 AM
View Michael's profile

Information/Advice on old chisel purchase

04-18-2018 12:46 AM by Michael

I recently attended an estate sale and purchased a box of old chisels, a few ...

11 04-18-2018 05:20 PM
View NeophyteGrant's profile

1 1/2 chisel for cheeks: japanese or western

04-17-2018 07:26 PM by NeophyteGrant

I want to try my hand at paring tenon cheeks. I have a router plane I use som...

8 04-18-2018 03:36 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

A Good Primer on Chisels

04-18-2018 01:49 PM by CRAIGCLICK

Hi Everyone. I was wondering if anyone had a link to a good explanation of t...

2 04-18-2018 02:19 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Water stone / keeping it clean

04-13-2018 02:22 AM by LucasWoods

Was wondering if some of you all wouldn’t mind showing me your sharpening sta...

14 04-18-2018 01:02 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...

6640 04-18-2018 12:50 PM
View kocgolf's profile

Antique Tool Collection, a once in a lifetime chance?

04-16-2018 02:11 AM by kocgolf

A friend of a friend of a friend is looking to sell his father’s lifeti...

14 04-16-2018 05:24 PM
View PatrickIrish's profile

Which Handplane(s) to look for? Have Bailey #5 and Harbor Frieght 33 bench plane.

04-16-2018 05:48 AM by PatrickIrish

I want to get better and hand planing. Currently have a Bailey #5 and a ha...

3 04-16-2018 02:34 PM
View adot45's profile

Bedrock 603C flea mkt. find

04-15-2018 02:09 PM by adot45

Hello,Yesterday being 80* we decided to hit the local flea market. I picked ...

7 04-16-2018 02:05 PM
View IantheTinker's profile

Old Miter Box

04-13-2018 05:09 PM by IantheTinker

I picked up this old miter box from a local Habitat for Humanity Restore, the...

6 04-16-2018 01:40 AM
View Johnny7's profile

Handplane of your nightmares?

04-13-2018 04:00 AM by Johnny7

Saw this on that auction site, and cannot now un-see it.

6 04-13-2018 08:18 PM
View PatrickIrish's profile

Older K-body Revo worth it? Wood Handles.

04-13-2018 03:51 PM by PatrickIrish

I picked up my first pair of Bessey K-body Revo’s last week. Home Depot...

8 04-13-2018 06:26 PM

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