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Making molding planes

10-22-2011 09:37 PM by Bob Downing

I’m very interested in making my own molding planes. I searched around ...

4 12-01-2015 10:05 PM
View dowdstools's profile

Lie-Nielsen Event, Dec. 4 & 5, Homestead Heritage, Elm Mott, Texas

12-01-2015 12:02 AM by dowdstools

Just a “heads up” for you Texas folks, or folks who will be near ...

0 12-01-2015 12:02 AM
View MikeinSC's profile

25 3/4" Ohio Tool Company jointer plane

11-28-2015 08:15 PM by MikeinSC

I made it to the flea market this morning and I am glad I did. I came across ...

8 11-30-2015 08:11 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

Problems sharpening/using PM-V11 blades

11-30-2015 03:33 AM by bobasaurus

I own a couple PM-V11 steel blades for my Veritas planes and I can never seem...

15 11-30-2015 12:49 PM
View treesner's profile

Short handle gouge

11-30-2015 02:00 AM by treesner

Hey guys I’m looking for a gouge that’s really short I’ve t...

2 11-30-2015 04:35 AM
View harriw's profile

Jack Plane Purchase... Union #5, or Craftsman?

11-25-2015 06:15 AM by harriw

Hi folks, I started out on “team Norm,” but am finding more an...

9 11-28-2015 10:05 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Pipe vs Parallel clamps

11-18-2015 03:42 AM by Gixxerjoe04

So what’s the real difference between these two types of clamps besides...

36 11-28-2015 09:49 PM
View bearkatwood's profile

What kind of Woodworker are you?

11-19-2015 12:09 AM by bearkatwood

Hi everyone,With a growing movement of hand tool purity, I thought I would ta...

98 11-24-2015 04:57 PM
View ElChe's profile

Need to find a knurled tapped thumbwheel to make anti-rack device for vise?

11-22-2015 05:46 AM by ElChe

The Diefenbach benches came with a nifty thumbwheel on each vise that resided...

21 11-24-2015 02:08 AM
View pierce85's profile

Help with lapping a chisel

07-23-2011 04:09 AM by pierce85

I’m lapping the back of a Stanley chisel for practice and can’t s...

15 11-23-2015 09:57 PM
View dbw's profile

rust preventer on sole of hand plane

11-20-2015 12:42 PM by dbw

Is it OK to use rust preventer (T-9) on the sole of a hand plane? I’m w...

5 11-21-2015 04:04 PM
View ste6168's profile

"Starter Pack"

11-19-2015 02:26 PM by ste6168

That other thread, “what kind of woodworker are you,” got me thin...

15 11-20-2015 07:13 PM
View rhybeka's profile

Travelling with Tools?

11-18-2015 04:37 PM by rhybeka

Hi all! I’m a hand tool newb for the most part and could use some i...

16 11-20-2015 01:24 PM
View IFRDesign's profile

Starrett 1224 Combo Square Protractor Clean up

11-09-2015 01:24 PM by IFRDesign

Recently found a lonely Starrett protractor head for 12” combo squa...

6 11-19-2015 06:10 PM
View Bill White's profile

HAH! Gotcha!

11-17-2015 10:09 PM by Bill White

For all degrees of use, practically new BAHCO #301 coping saw. Blade was tra...

6 11-18-2015 03:39 PM
View dbw's profile

Stanley Sweetheart Plane

11-14-2015 04:50 PM by dbw

I just bought a used Stanley Sweetheart 12-136 #4 smoothing plane on ebay. I ...

4 11-16-2015 12:10 PM
View treesner's profile

Stiff hands from axe/adze work?

11-14-2015 07:43 PM by treesner

Hey guys I was curious if anyone else hands cramp up from a lot of carving wi...

22 11-16-2015 08:20 AM
View paxorion's profile

Black Friday 2015 - Jet Parallel Clamps 50% Off

11-16-2015 03:11 AM by paxorion

PSA – I stopped by Woodcraft in Delaware to pick up some band/strap cla...

2 11-16-2015 05:12 AM
View CFrye's profile

Millers Falls mystery tool?

11-13-2015 01:33 PM by CFrye

Found this gizmo at a flea market the other day. Approx 3×2x1/2” i...

14 11-16-2015 12:38 AM
View Beatnik's profile

What are These Tools

11-10-2015 12:34 PM by Beatnik

Yes, another what’s it. Any idea on these ? Already identified the rule...

10 11-11-2015 09:02 PM

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