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Influence of the cap-iron on hand planes

10-07-2013 01:57 PM by barecycles

Many of you may have seen this already but I found it fascinating. VIDEO

0 10-07-2013 01:57 PM
View Schoffleine's profile

Sharpening: Help me understand hollow grinding.

10-07-2013 02:29 AM by Schoffleine

Sharpening takes forever and half a day and, frankly, I’m kind of tired...

11 10-07-2013 12:38 PM
View shaver's profile

Vintage rabbeting planes - Sargent 507 vs Stanley 140 - which is better for my needs?

09-28-2013 10:06 PM by shaver

Very recently, I picked up a Stanley 140 for around $60, and a Sargent 507 fo...

9 10-07-2013 12:32 AM
View 12strings's profile

NUMBER 6 plane size?

10-04-2013 11:11 PM by 12strings

What situation do you find best suits a no. 6? If you already have a 5 and a ...

15 10-06-2013 06:30 PM
View jimig11's profile

Is this a good deal? Stanley #7

10-04-2013 03:37 PM by jimig11

Hi all, I am still a novice wood worker but my skills and in turn tool collec...

18 10-05-2013 05:00 AM
View jonah's profile

How are Stanley Type 6's as user planes?

10-04-2013 10:45 PM by jonah

I picked up an old Stanley Number 6 Type 6 bench plane recently, and I’...

10 10-05-2013 12:09 AM
View siavosh's profile

Difference between a good and bad Japanese chisel

10-03-2013 04:33 PM by siavosh

Novice woodworker here. I have 3 Grizzly Japanese chisels, and since I’...

7 10-04-2013 02:42 PM
View ashahidan's profile

Using an auger bit in a drill press.

10-02-2013 05:02 AM by ashahidan

I was told I could use an auger bit in a drill press to drill large holes in ...

21 10-04-2013 03:35 AM
View A10GAC's profile

Stanley 42X Questions

10-02-2013 01:11 AM by A10GAC

I was lucky enough to score a Stanley 42x as part of a package deal this past...

3 10-03-2013 05:43 PM
View Mrdouble's profile

which thickness for grinding wheel should I get or maybe it doesn't matter

10-02-2013 06:35 AM by Mrdouble

Please don’t flame me if this is a sticky somewhere; I truly did look. ...

4 10-02-2013 10:09 PM
View Benvolio's profile

Brass gone green, whut?

09-25-2013 11:50 AM by Benvolio

I’ve been restoring an old Tyzack panel saw and went to polish up the o...

4 10-02-2013 09:23 PM
View MrMenessis's profile

#6 Stanley restoration

09-23-2013 05:13 PM by MrMenessis

I picked up a #6 Stanley at the flea market. Started at getting the sole fl...

26 10-02-2013 10:37 AM
View shinju's profile

dewalt vault is open

10-01-2013 08:42 PM by shinju

well it has been a while since i posted anything,been busy with a move and se...

0 10-01-2013 08:42 PM
View jap's profile

VeritasĀ® Apron Plane mouth opening to big?

09-28-2013 10:01 PM by jap

I’m thinking of getting a small block plane. I was looking at Veritas o...

4 10-01-2013 02:57 AM
View Kevin Wells's profile

Stanley Bedrock 606

09-29-2013 03:16 PM by Kevin Wells

I recently received my Great Grandfather’s hand tools. Among them is a ...

11 10-01-2013 02:55 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Residue from rust removal

09-28-2013 06:01 PM by Benvolio

I have some old auger bits that I left over night (as per instructions) in a ...

5 09-29-2013 11:45 PM
View Don W's profile

Making a Plane. Swap the knowledge

07-14-2013 12:04 PM by Don W

I’m going to start this but want Everyone to pitch in. I haven’t...

218 09-29-2013 10:38 PM
View planeBill's profile

laminated and tapered Butcher plane blade

08-28-2013 01:41 AM by planeBill

I know someone else had to have seen these on ebay. I bought an old Butcher (...

3 09-29-2013 04:16 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Fixing misplaced dowel hole

09-29-2013 04:16 AM by lateralus819

So i had a whoopsie on my plane, forgot to account for the radius of the dowe...

0 09-29-2013 04:16 AM
View Texchappy's profile

Cleaning the little woodbits out the crannies in metal planes

09-28-2013 10:58 PM by Texchappy

I’ve really been enjoying my new Veritas bench planes but this leads t...

2 09-29-2013 12:01 AM

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