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View Don W's profile

Would you call it a chisel plane?

01-14-2012 08:39 PM by Don W

I posted this in the “Hand planes of your dreams” earlier and the...

15 06-17-2016 11:17 AM
View NoSpace's profile

Questions on how to use a plane

06-11-2016 10:01 PM by NoSpace

So my first real plane came in the mail today after 3 years of woodworking. I...

21 06-16-2016 05:29 PM
View stefang's profile

Anyone own an older Stanley style Kunz #4 hand plane?

06-09-2016 04:42 PM by stefang

I can buy an old Kunz #4 for about $10 at our local thrift store. It has a la...

10 06-15-2016 09:21 AM
View Don W's profile

Tool Collectors Corner

03-30-2014 12:07 PM by Don W

I’ve learned a lot from the folks here on LJs. I’m sure my tool c...

277 06-15-2016 04:14 AM
View BuddyC's profile

Antique brass "Stenciler's" level ID

06-11-2016 06:10 PM by BuddyC

HelloI found this little level in a box of allsorts. I’ve not been abl...

3 06-15-2016 01:08 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

Question for users of LN or Veritas low angle jack planes

06-13-2016 03:15 PM by bbasiaga

I was watching YouTube the other day, and heard a comment by one user of thes...

8 06-14-2016 01:30 PM
View Marn64's profile

Who knows how to make a saw handle

06-09-2016 11:37 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody,so 2 days ago, I got a couple Disston saws from my local Restor...

6 06-13-2016 09:36 PM
View GeorgeBurgess's profile

Crosscut Saw ID please

06-13-2016 05:09 PM by GeorgeBurgess

Hi All, New to the forum and looking for help with identification of a 5ft...

1 06-13-2016 05:19 PM
View Bill White's profile

Saw set for finer saw teeth needed

06-11-2016 10:25 PM by Bill White

Looking for a saw set for my 11 tpi tenon saw.I foolishly sold my 42X (Stanle...

5 06-13-2016 01:45 AM
View Ray's profile

recommended wood for outdoor planters

06-12-2016 03:51 AM by Ray

I have been tasked with making a few rectangular planters that will sit on t...

10 06-12-2016 03:23 PM
View ChrisCarr's profile

Good Hand Plane book

09-13-2012 10:08 PM by ChrisCarr

Just wondering if theres any good books on hand planes anyone has read and ca...

9 06-12-2016 08:59 AM
View cootcraig's profile

Hand plane for boat scarf joint?

06-09-2016 06:25 PM by cootcraig

I think this will be my entry to stitch and glue boat building. storer qui...

5 06-12-2016 04:22 AM
View Combo Prof's profile

What is the correct wood for tool handles?

06-11-2016 08:45 PM by Combo Prof

By tools I mean hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, handsaws and so forth. The...

10 06-12-2016 03:00 AM
View fatman51's profile

unidentified plane iron.

06-11-2016 08:07 AM by fatman51

Me and my search engine don’t speak this language. Anyone ever hea...

3 06-12-2016 12:40 AM
View fatman51's profile

unidentified plane iron.

06-11-2016 08:02 AM by fatman51

Me and my search engine don’t speak this language. Anyone ever hea...

0 06-11-2016 08:02 AM
View Marn64's profile

Removing rust from a saw without killing the etch

06-08-2016 07:55 PM by Marn64

So today, I went down to the Restore and got 2 saws, both Disstons. I wasn...

5 06-09-2016 12:04 AM
View mark64's profile

Screwdriver restoration

06-02-2016 11:43 PM by mark64

Hello Lumberjacks, I am actually not a lumberjock, though I have looked at...

12 06-08-2016 11:29 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

Refinishing axe heads

06-08-2016 06:57 PM by rolandstronghammer

Afternoon, I’ve inherited a few axe heads which id like to clean u...

2 06-08-2016 10:32 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Finally ordered the Veritas chisels

06-07-2016 07:27 PM by Kirk650

I’ve been wanting to upgrade my everyday use bench chisels. I’ve ...

5 06-08-2016 01:42 AM
View Mark75's profile

Help! anyone know what this is?

06-06-2016 06:14 AM by Mark75

So I found another tool in my auction pile. Can someone help identify this fo...

6 06-06-2016 06:24 PM

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