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Marples M4 smoother

02-11-2014 03:43 PM by ex-member

This came in a box of assorted rust to our refurb shop. Does anyone know if i...

4 02-11-2014 05:37 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Good brands for a starter set of handsaws?

02-09-2014 04:38 PM by HarveyDunn

I define a “starter set” as a dovetail saw, a rip saw, and a cros...

8 02-11-2014 04:58 PM
View MikeinSC's profile

$15 Defiance plane

02-09-2014 03:45 PM by MikeinSC

I stopped into an antique store the other day, turned to my left and looked i...

15 02-11-2014 12:11 PM
View MaroonGoon's profile

Chisel recommendations.. New or Old?

02-07-2014 04:48 PM by MaroonGoon

I am officially tired of the clunky woodworking chisels I got from Lowe’...

19 02-11-2014 04:57 AM
View Bundoman's profile

Stanley 60 1/2 with a big mouth...I think that the sole insert been filed?

02-10-2014 05:20 AM by Bundoman

All, I have this beat around 60 1/2 that was very unloved when I got it. ...

6 02-11-2014 02:22 AM
View Pendragon1998's profile

Introduction and are these planes good for a first restoration attempt?

02-02-2014 12:47 PM by Pendragon1998

Hi y’all, Since this is my first post, I guess I’ll briefly in...

28 02-11-2014 02:05 AM
View KarenHauck's profile

Need advice on a sanding, please!

02-10-2014 04:42 PM by KarenHauck

This is a mediocre photo of one of the doors in our 108 year old house . ...

18 02-11-2014 01:53 AM
View Ray's profile

Need help with apparel

02-09-2014 01:24 AM by Ray

I have been advised that I should no longer wear any of my cap collection in ...

41 02-11-2014 12:23 AM
View BinghamtonEd's profile (online now)

Craiglist pickup of old hand tools (w/ pics)

02-10-2014 01:44 PM by BinghamtonEd

I picked this lot up for $20 yesterday. Since most of my woodworking happens...

10 02-10-2014 03:06 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Micro bevels--continuing the conversation

02-09-2014 04:52 PM by CharlesA

When I got my Veritas MK II honing guide, I read the instructions on how to p...

24 02-10-2014 01:37 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Tuning up a Groz smoothing plane--why is it hard?

01-31-2014 06:29 PM by CharlesA

I bought a Groz smoothing plane/block plane set from Woodcraft a couple of ye...

13 02-10-2014 02:15 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

Question about vintage hammer

02-09-2014 09:36 PM by Lee Barker

I came across an old claw hammer last week. I don’t know the nomenclat...

5 02-10-2014 01:50 AM
View AMMOSHORT's profile

Bought My first hand planes today!!!!

02-09-2014 04:40 AM by AMMOSHORT

So I bought a Bailey #5 and a yet to be determined plane. 48 bucks for the bo...

10 02-09-2014 03:07 PM
View BentheViking's profile

I need a handsaw

01-13-2014 02:41 PM by BentheViking

I’m always going out to the shop and wanting to do a quick cut of somet...

43 02-09-2014 02:16 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Shooting board for long grain

02-07-2014 06:54 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m working on my handplane skills. Faces of boards coming along nicely...

6 02-08-2014 07:13 PM
View Lentze's profile

What Air Compressor for Jet Hydraulic Jack

02-07-2014 01:47 AM by Lentze

Hello,I have the JET 20 ton hydraulic jack that I am using in a shop press to...

9 02-07-2014 10:46 PM
View paxorion's profile

Bessey K Body Revo On sale at the Big Blue Store

02-07-2014 08:48 PM by paxorion

I was at Lowes today and noticed a yellow sticker on the Bessey K Body parall...

2 02-07-2014 08:52 PM
View jgerman's profile

Opinions on The Hand Tool School... other methods?

08-02-2012 01:02 PM by jgerman

I’m getting started in wood working. I plan to go pure hand tools at fi...

15 02-07-2014 08:44 PM
View crazicarl's profile

Crosscutting panel help!

02-07-2014 01:47 AM by crazicarl

Alright, LJ Community, I have learned so much from you guys and now I must as...

6 02-07-2014 08:19 PM
View jtm's profile

Is this a decent handplane?

02-07-2014 08:28 AM by jtm

Found this in my Grandfather’s old box of tools. Is this a decent st...

18 02-07-2014 07:49 PM

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