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The Millers Falls No. 1 Cigar Shave

09-08-2016 12:15 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

Millers Falls No. 1 A recent addition to the shop, the MF “Cigar...

57 05-24-2017 11:15 PM
View Benvolio's profile

Lapping plane soles and blade backs with a belt sander...

05-19-2013 09:34 PM by Benvolio

.... is something I’ve never tried doing. At the moment, I happily d...

19 05-24-2017 09:25 PM
View MagicalMichael's profile

Fret Saw vs Coping Saw

05-21-2017 09:44 PM by MagicalMichael

I’m confused. I own a coping saw, it’s OK. I have watched Rob C...

7 05-24-2017 04:55 PM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Let's talk Rasps

05-20-2017 10:53 PM by onoitsmatt

I’m curious about rasps. I read a fair bit of the modern American hand ...

22 05-24-2017 02:51 AM
View CharlesA's profile

In Person Basic Hand Tool Instruction

05-15-2017 08:34 PM by CharlesA

When I started woodworking a few years ago, I just plunged in. Learned to us...

12 05-22-2017 01:56 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

Plane handle stuck on

05-11-2017 01:09 PM by rolandstronghammer

Can someone please help me out. I can’t get this rear handle off. It...

28 05-22-2017 11:36 AM
View Blackie_'s profile

Wood Burning, Needing help in which kit to purchase, best bang for buck. (Pyrography)

07-18-2012 05:43 PM by Blackie_

Hello Pyrography LJ folks I’m in the market for purchasing a burning...

6 05-17-2017 10:23 PM
View r33tc0w's profile

Stanley Center Square 46-101

03-17-2017 08:18 PM by r33tc0w

Any one have one of these?

3 05-17-2017 06:18 PM
View jusfine's profile

Life changes. Infill planes have to go! LJ's first!

05-05-2017 05:00 PM by jusfine

Some of you may have seen photos of the infill handplanes I have posted here ...

16 05-15-2017 09:55 PM
View thcyclist's profile

Stanley No 80 identification

01-02-2017 09:38 PM by thcyclist

Hoi I just got a decent looking #80 and was wondering what the age-range w...

16 05-15-2017 09:44 PM
View dakremer's profile

How flat is flat enough?

05-11-2017 04:45 PM by dakremer

I’m practicing refurbishing a cheaper Stanley Hand Plane, in hopes of g...

14 05-15-2017 12:20 PM
View ezgnann's profile

What is the best sharpening system

12-27-2013 08:08 PM by ezgnann

I am considering upgrading from my Lansky and wet stones to a powered sharpen...

16 05-13-2017 03:47 PM
View crazychickenlady's profile

Disston Saw

05-12-2017 05:25 PM by crazychickenlady

Can someone please give me some info on this saw by Henry Disston? I have a f...

2 05-12-2017 08:29 PM
View JuniorJoiner's profile

Craftsman #51 Vise, Restore it or just use it?

05-10-2017 01:47 AM by JuniorJoiner

I haven’t posted in years. Too many irons in the fire.However, this vis...

4 05-12-2017 07:00 PM
View Ben's profile

Reliable, accurate squares needed

05-07-2017 02:39 AM by Ben

I’m in the market for a very good, precise square. I’d also like ...

66 05-11-2017 05:56 PM
View dakremer's profile

Is this a good Craigslist find?.....

05-10-2017 06:56 PM by dakremer

I’ve been looking for some planes to refinish. I know the Bailey i...

15 05-11-2017 04:41 PM
View Ocelot's profile

Anybody seen this Stanley Logo?

05-11-2017 02:58 PM by Ocelot

I’ve never seen one like this with this patent date.This is from a ...

2 05-11-2017 03:49 PM
View mikey78's profile

Stanley 40 scrub plane

03-21-2017 02:38 PM by mikey78

Hello lumberjoks,I’m an italian woodworker and I really like this commu...

9 05-11-2017 12:42 PM
View macmurf's profile

Sargent VBM 418 plane markings

04-19-2017 10:08 PM by macmurf

I have 18” plane with Sargent VBM stamped on the plane cap, the number ...

27 05-11-2017 12:09 PM
View matlock_50's profile

How do I prevent flash rust after electrolysis but before painting?

01-10-2013 08:53 PM by matlock_50

I am restoring an old Stanley no.8 that probably should have been used for pa...

37 05-08-2017 08:56 AM

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