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Your opinion on LN plane return

07-14-2016 04:34 PM by BigJohn

Need some advice on this. I finally got my LN 140 skew block plane. I took ...

3 07-14-2016 04:58 PM
View mlipps's profile

New Lie Nielsen LA block plane

07-13-2016 09:54 PM by mlipps

Hi All, I just got a brand new LA block plane from LN. It looks and feel ...

6 07-14-2016 12:24 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

How can I cut circle grooves with hand tools?

07-11-2016 01:19 PM by Combo Prof

Using non-electric hand tools only. I would like to cut a 2 or 2.5 inch...

28 07-13-2016 03:01 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

New skill achieved

07-11-2016 01:13 AM by bbasiaga

OK, so I know this is very basic for a lot of you but I’m still proud o...

8 07-12-2016 03:58 PM
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07-11-2016 03:14 AM by jwmalone

Hey guys bought a Stanley G12-220 for 5 bucks in a flea market made in Englan...

6 07-12-2016 01:25 AM
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...

9 07-11-2016 08:55 PM
View JWPopp's profile

Washer for Millers Falls 74C Miter Box

07-09-2016 11:48 AM by JWPopp

Hi, Folks - I’ve an old 74C that’s virtually perfect, except t...

4 07-11-2016 08:16 AM
View MattC35's profile

Can you help me ID this tool?

07-10-2016 03:43 PM by MattC35

Hi Folks, Brand new to the forum. Always interest in vintage woodworking t...

6 07-10-2016 04:30 PM
View AudibleVelvet's profile

Can I pepper you all with questions?

07-09-2016 11:48 AM by AudibleVelvet

I have been inspired to start doing some work with hand tools. I intend to b...

16 07-10-2016 12:24 PM
View Axle505's profile

Total newb needs advice: Shoulder plane vs. Bullnose plane

07-09-2016 06:53 PM by Axle505

So, on another post, I asked you good people to tell me what you thought migh...

4 07-10-2016 07:09 AM
View Axle505's profile

This forum decides it: Newby needs help on shoulder plane choice.

07-03-2016 06:02 PM by Axle505

Hi, all! I’m attending a community college program part-time, after ...

15 07-10-2016 07:01 AM
View poopiekat's profile

The Infamous Stanley "Handyman" Line of Planes & Tools

07-03-2013 05:34 PM by poopiekat

We’re all aware of the decline of quality in Stanley tools over the las...

79 07-10-2016 12:46 AM
View jimmyhopps's profile

Dovetail chisel's required?

07-09-2016 11:53 PM by jimmyhopps

Am about to do my first set of (half blind) dovetail drawers. Using the 1:7...

1 07-10-2016 12:16 AM
View jwmalone's profile

type 19

07-07-2016 04:19 PM by jwmalone

My cousin stopped by this morning, gave me an old tool that he found thought ...

12 07-09-2016 10:14 PM
View cbass's profile

Stanley Ogee Frog - Two Types

07-09-2016 06:15 PM by cbass

I have done some research and it seems the Ogee frog makes an appearance on S...

2 07-09-2016 07:56 PM
View andre_p's profile

Removing machining marks from Stanley 750 chisels...

07-09-2016 10:11 AM by andre_p

I’m looking for advice about the best way to remove the machining marks...

3 07-09-2016 04:02 PM
View Brian Gulotta's profile

Plane Iron Moving

07-07-2016 08:06 PM by Brian Gulotta

I have picked up and restored a Stanley #4 smoothing plane. There is some chi...

8 07-09-2016 12:56 PM
View jwmalone's profile

sw 103

07-08-2016 07:05 PM by jwmalone

Is a Stanley sweet heart 103 worth 20 bucks. Not sure of age pic shows right ...

5 07-09-2016 11:53 AM
View luthierwnc's profile

Hardening and tempering question for new chisel project

07-09-2016 12:39 AM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I’m lining-up a project to make a cranked-neck chisel. In m...

1 07-09-2016 12:47 AM
View Luke2220's profile

Narex Chisel Ferrules

12-10-2015 10:34 PM by Luke2220

The ferrules on all my Narex chisels cracked and need to be replaced. Has any...

16 07-08-2016 03:18 AM

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