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View daves1's profile

jorgensen clamp

12-14-2015 02:22 AM by daves1

Does anyone know what this clamp is used for? It is a jorgensen 2208, ha...

3 12-14-2015 04:56 PM
View Anapolis7's profile

Popular Woodworking Scraper Plane Plans

09-01-2012 11:31 PM by Anapolis7

I am in the process of building a scraper plane. I have read about a billion...

9 12-14-2015 03:00 PM
View DSD's profile

What in tarnation is this thing??

12-12-2015 04:19 PM by DSD

My buddy found this deep in the mud of a shallow lake, just offshore of the l...

12 12-14-2015 12:23 AM
View poopiekat's profile

A Quickie Shelton Handplane Pictorial

12-11-2015 04:10 PM by poopiekat

Seems like there’s a bit of renewed curiosity about Shelton planes, so ...

9 12-12-2015 08:02 PM
View BakerWorks's profile

Hand carved signs

12-11-2015 02:20 AM by BakerWorks

Hi all, I was hoping to get some information about getting into a new type...

3 12-12-2015 12:52 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

What can I use instead of aerosol glue?

12-08-2015 10:41 PM by Sanderguy777

I sharpen most of my tools on sandpaper and a flat surface. I know I should u...

11 12-11-2015 11:47 AM
View bobasaurus's profile

New Planes Day

12-08-2015 06:15 PM by bobasaurus

Had a package from Lee Valley on my doorstep yesterday, got part of my cyber ...

10 12-11-2015 04:22 AM
View wheelweaver's profile

Finding a Mortising Bit

11-06-2013 05:38 PM by wheelweaver

Hey fellow woodworkers! I just got an old Ezra Gould-pattern foot-powered mor...

1 12-11-2015 03:57 AM
View treesner's profile

sigma stone vs sigma select stone

12-11-2015 02:36 AM by treesner

I’m interested in a 6,000 and 13,000 sigma sharpening stone. I’m...

2 12-11-2015 02:43 AM
View kenthemadcarpenter's profile

Suggestion????

11-28-2015 12:09 AM by kenthemadcarpenter

I’m looking to hone my skills, I honestly would like to move away from ...

19 12-10-2015 06:40 PM
View Gerbah_from_Boston's profile

Why do I need a grinder for sharpening

12-08-2015 05:31 PM by Gerbah_from_Boston

Sorry if this seems a silly question. I’ve been using hand tools more ...

19 12-10-2015 04:04 PM
View RSetubal's profile

Stanley Bailey #6 - what type?

12-08-2015 12:48 AM by RSetubal

Hello,I found this plane in Brazil. It’s a Stanley Bailey # 6, modified...

10 12-10-2015 01:21 AM
View Tom's profile

Sharpening system for hand plane

12-07-2015 10:01 PM by Tom

My wife has requested that I make her a cutting board to go over the sinkR...

17 12-09-2015 05:22 PM
View Verowilson's profile

Shirasaya Tantô

11-30-2015 10:55 AM by Verowilson

This is a housework, knife type Shirasaya Tantô made with steel in 1070, the ...

7 12-09-2015 01:12 PM
View stanpines's profile

Can Anyone Help Identify My Planes?

12-07-2015 02:42 AM by stanpines

I have a few hand planes that I will be selling on craigslist or ebay. I d...

10 12-08-2015 07:45 PM
View b2rtch's profile

Do you have any experience with Bahco ergo Handsaw System

01-28-2012 02:40 PM by b2rtch

This morning I was wasting my time, looking around on Amazon for a tenon/carc...

11 12-08-2015 06:52 PM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

Bessey PC12 1/2'' Pipe Clamp Fixture

12-08-2015 05:42 AM by daddywoofdawg

Has anyone bought one of these lately? Bessey PC-12 1/2-Inch Pipe Clamp Fixtu...

6 12-08-2015 05:31 PM
View langski93's profile

Securing Material To Bench for Plowing Drawer Bottom Grooves

12-07-2015 09:20 PM by langski93

I spent way too much time trying to secure the sides of drawers to the bench,...

6 12-08-2015 03:34 PM
View Apprentice_Mechanic's profile

Old warrented superior saw American made?

12-07-2015 04:55 PM by Apprentice_Mechanic

I bought this saw for $5 at a garage sale I wasn’t sure what it was so ...

6 12-08-2015 02:59 PM
View paxorion's profile

Polishing grit - 6000 vs 8000 grit

12-06-2015 03:58 PM by paxorion

I currently use a mix of water and diamond stones for sharpening. DMT Dia-Sh...

8 12-08-2015 01:47 PM

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