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Chip out on chamfers

462 days ago by hiswillus

Can’t seem to not get chip out when chamfering to a corner. Even when ...

7 461 days ago
View Mike's profile

Hatchet or Knife?

465 days ago by Mike

Well this might sound crazy to some of you, but here it is. I am picking up ...

21 461 days ago
View jordanp's profile

Wet Stones, Where do I start? (Hand Plane)

468 days ago by jordanp

The only wet stones i’ve used before were for pocket knives, that being...

24 462 days ago
View aherna's profile

Which hardware for a wagon vice?

462 days ago by aherna

Hey all, I’m building a pseudo-roubo and am at the stage in the cons...

4 462 days ago
View richardwootton's profile

I Like My New Bedrock

463 days ago by richardwootton

I picked up this Stanley Bedrock 605 for about 80 bucks last week along with ...

1 463 days ago
View Shannytay's profile

Vintage Saw?Finishing Saw?

464 days ago by Shannytay

Could anyone tell me about a saw like this? Thanks you all for your time!

3 463 days ago
View Tim21BO3's profile

Source for ratchet pawl for Stanley brace

465 days ago by Tim21BO3

Well, my clumsiness strikes again. In the home stretch of rehabbing a stanley...

3 464 days ago
View Greybeardstudios's profile

hand plane identification

544 days ago by Greybeardstudios

Hello! I recently came across this old hand plane but I can’t f...

5 464 days ago
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convex sharpening method?

467 days ago by 12strings

Are there any disadvantages to sharpening freehand in the method that has you...

18 464 days ago
View sandhill's profile

Found this plane today at a consignment mall

469 days ago by sandhill

Someone told me that there were wood planes at a place called “Minute m...

12 465 days ago
View LynnT's profile

Set of hand planes

465 days ago by LynnT

Been cleaning out my dad’s cabinet making shop and came across a comple...

9 465 days ago
View bandit571's profile

The Lufkin Rule Co. #95??

465 days ago by bandit571

I now have a “yard stick” of sorts. A Steel one at that. No...

6 465 days ago
View mandatory66's profile

Edge Plane

468 days ago by mandatory66

I am having difficulty with planing an edge square. I am talking about an err...

11 465 days ago
View Klickitat's profile

Need your sharp eyes and opinions on this miter saw

468 days ago by Klickitat

This is listed on a local page and is the only picture. I am waiting to h...

6 466 days ago
View panamint's profile

Old Wooden Plane

468 days ago by panamint

I have an old wooden plane that was given to me and I am looking for info on ...

7 467 days ago
View BerBer5985's profile

Miter boxes?

873 days ago by BerBer5985

I’m thinking of getting an older miter box but u have no clue what olde...

10 467 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

Why We Collect Old Tools -- Local Tool Meet

472 days ago by HorizontalMike

This past weekend I was able to attend the first tool meet by a new tool coll...

13 467 days ago
View freighttrain's profile

a 6 or 7

468 days ago by freighttrain

im thinking of getting a #7 plane to use leveling long boards such as a wor...

5 467 days ago
View DavidNJ's profile

Cambering Plane Blades

469 days ago by DavidNJ

I’ve read that articles and seen videos that have suggested that all pl...

6 468 days ago
View aherna's profile

Design philosophy. Does anyone use hand tools to build modern (or mid-century) furniture?

473 days ago by aherna

Hi All, I’m relatively new to furniture making and am setting up a h...

8 468 days ago

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