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View diverlloyd's profile

Hickory irons

01-05-2014 05:15 AM by diverlloyd

So I purchased a box of planes and parts at a flea market. The box had a bunc...

4 01-05-2014 10:51 PM
View Polvalt's profile

Which plane should I keep and use, which to sell?

12-30-2013 03:18 PM by Polvalt

I recently came across two stanley #5 planes. I picked up both because neith...

19 01-05-2014 09:13 PM
View fredd3039's profile

Plane blade not adjusting

01-05-2014 04:38 PM by fredd3039

Hello all,I have a question about lever cap screws and their proper tightness...

2 01-05-2014 07:18 PM
View Adam's profile

Infill Lever Cap Question

01-04-2014 09:21 PM by Adam

How close to the edge of the blade can the lever cap be without the shavings ...

0 01-04-2014 09:21 PM
View Liogier's profile

A comprehensive article presenting hand-stitched wood rasp

01-03-2014 05:46 PM by Liogier

originally published is the issue #115 of the highly respected magazine ̶...

1 01-04-2014 03:31 PM
View toehead's profile

?what type of plane to clean up cherry slab?

01-03-2014 03:32 AM by toehead

I’m new to wood working and after a few frames,gates and miter bench I ...

4 01-03-2014 04:58 PM
View DrHorrible's profile

Beginner, should I get hand planes?

12-30-2013 04:11 PM by DrHorrible

I am very, very early into woodworking. I just built myself a workbench (free...

21 01-03-2014 04:18 AM
View BustedClock's profile

Sole Lubrication and Rust Protection

01-02-2014 02:11 AM by BustedClock

I’m not sure what gave me the idea to do this, but I’ve been spra...

10 01-02-2014 04:19 PM
View DocSavage45's profile

Help with repair of #6 hand plane

12-31-2013 07:52 PM by DocSavage45

Stumpy suggested I ask the LJ’s for help in identifying and...

22 01-02-2014 03:34 PM
View breaknrn's profile

Rod Dehumifiers To Prevent Rust?

12-29-2013 04:59 PM by breaknrn

Hi Fellow Lumberjocks, I need a bit of help and this place has tons of sma...

5 01-02-2014 08:44 AM
View cutworm's profile

Tool Gloat

12-25-2013 02:50 PM by cutworm

Top this if you can. From my Granddaughter.

20 01-02-2014 01:13 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Polshing plane parts (not brass)

12-31-2013 09:52 PM by lateralus819

Curious if any of you found products that can bring a high polish to the sole...

19 01-01-2014 07:05 PM
View JustplaneJeff's profile

Stanley #2 plane question ??

12-29-2013 01:25 AM by JustplaneJeff

I own 2 Stanley #2 planes. One I have seen at a few auctions ...

5 01-01-2014 06:02 PM
View ScottStewart's profile

Question for those of you with #8 Jointers....

12-30-2013 03:45 AM by ScottStewart

How do you sharpen them? I have a Stanley #6, and the blade will just fit on...

14 01-01-2014 08:42 AM
View DW833's profile

How to improve my sharpening

12-29-2013 08:50 PM by DW833

I’ve noticed an issue while sharpening my hand plane irons and chisels....

6 01-01-2014 04:50 AM
View richardwootton's profile

Planes You Have Made

01-30-2013 08:04 PM by richardwootton

I may be jumping the gun a bit here, but I haven’t seen a thread for pl...

193 12-31-2013 08:49 PM
View bootsmorris's profile

Vintage Saw Restoration

12-30-2013 05:52 PM by bootsmorris

I am in the process of restoring a few old saws that were my great grandfathe...

9 12-31-2013 06:53 PM
View DocSavage45's profile

Looking for assistance in identifying my Dad's #6 hand Plane

12-29-2013 11:33 PM by DocSavage45

This is a #6 hand plane that I got from my dad. Want to tune it up. Asked Stu...

13 12-30-2013 04:11 AM
View 12strings's profile

What is your FAVORITE Hand Plane?

12-24-2013 07:17 PM by 12strings

Sort of like handplanes of your dreams, except this has to be something you A...

27 12-30-2013 01:04 AM
View b2rtch's profile

Gimlets. Who know and who use these wonderful and inexpensive small tools

12-22-2013 01:44 PM by b2rtch

When I immigrated from France thirty years ago last week, I took with me a nu...

24 12-29-2013 09:18 PM

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