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View Brett's profile

How many block planes?

11-04-2014 04:09 AM by Brett

For a user of hand tools, as opposed to a collector, is there any benefit to ...

14 11-07-2014 11:35 PM
View Spazy's profile

Opinions please (sharpening stones, etc)

11-03-2014 09:26 PM by Spazy

What is your favorite type of sharpening stones for hand planes/chisels? W...

16 11-06-2014 10:43 PM
View jdh122's profile

Lee Valley free shipping event

11-06-2014 03:23 PM by jdh122

See title. Lasts until November 13.

0 11-06-2014 03:23 PM
View myersbr2's profile

Identifying old Stanley Plane and restoration

11-05-2014 09:31 PM by myersbr2

I’ve read several postings on here and other places found on Google, bu...

4 11-06-2014 02:54 PM
View Hullguitars's profile

Stanley 750 Chisel Set

11-06-2014 06:21 AM by Hullguitars

I collect old tools. That’s the short version.I hav...

0 11-06-2014 06:21 AM
View Boris 's profile

Beading tool, Veritas or Lie Nielsen?

12-15-2013 12:18 AM by Boris

Hi, guys I want to buy a beading tool and I wonder which one you think will b...

5 11-05-2014 05:30 PM
View tirmey's profile

Locking Pliers Spring

11-03-2014 03:02 PM by tirmey

Hi, Everyone! I wonder about the function of the spring in a locking plier...

9 11-05-2014 02:04 AM
View drewpy's profile

what hand crank drill to get? Help!

11-04-2014 02:41 AM by drewpy

All, I am wanting to make a simple plant stand and use nothing but hand tools...

3 11-05-2014 01:23 AM
View Spazy's profile

Bar clamps

10-21-2014 12:13 AM by Spazy

So I am looking into bar clamps and I need everyone’s opinion on best b...

47 11-04-2014 08:31 PM
View gandis's profile

Another Chisel Thread

11-03-2014 03:10 PM by gandis

Hello all, have been searching this and other forums for the past few days, b...

9 11-04-2014 01:19 PM
View GeneralDisorder's profile

Stanley parts identification

11-04-2014 04:07 AM by GeneralDisorder

Found this pair of Stanley labeled parts in a box of junk. Anybody know what ...

2 11-04-2014 01:05 PM
View Spazy's profile

My first large tool purchase (I don't want to mess it up)

11-03-2014 09:46 PM by Spazy

So I have been swatching for some bar clamps and finally got the money to get...

13 11-04-2014 03:19 AM
View 12strings's profile

The Dado Plane Works!!!

11-01-2014 06:46 PM by 12strings

Just wanted to share a few pics of my first attempt at making a dado with my ...

6 11-03-2014 05:32 PM
View jasonpaul's profile

Hand plane question

10-31-2014 02:39 PM by jasonpaul

I am looking into getting a new hand plane and I am obviously stuck between a...

10 11-03-2014 04:33 PM
View Brett's profile

Craftsman rabbet plane fence-rod hole

10-28-2014 03:00 AM by Brett

I took my recent-vintage Craftsman rabbet plane (a Stanley 78 clone) to Lowes...

12 11-02-2014 11:17 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Look what UPS brought Toys from Lee Valley!

10-31-2014 01:20 AM by Troy Cleckler

Probably getting in too deep too fast. Never hand cut dovetails before and ne...

12 11-02-2014 06:03 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Good weekend for planes

10-28-2014 04:18 PM by MikeUT

My wife and I went to an estate sale this weekend and I think I got a pretty ...

6 11-02-2014 02:10 AM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

handsaw sharpening

10-30-2014 03:54 PM by daddywoofdawg

I have like 4-5 handsaws two are box store but brand name,one is a old thinki...

7 11-01-2014 09:41 AM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Cobalt block plane

10-31-2014 04:31 PM by Troy Cleckler

Went by Lowes and was looking at the kobold block plane and of the four that ...

1 11-01-2014 05:58 AM
View Rick M.'s profile

What axes for woodworking

10-27-2014 04:08 AM by Rick M.

I want to buy an axe for rough hewing small logs, just removing the bark, sap...

25 11-01-2014 02:47 AM

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