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Wooden hand plane- removing waste for mouth on sole

09-12-2013 01:20 AM by lateralus819

When applying a “sole” to a wooden hand plane, what is the proced...

2 09-12-2013 03:54 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

What makes a vintage block plane junk?

09-12-2013 06:51 AM by ColonelTravis

I bought a Millers Falls No. 97 in somewhat-crappy condition for a fair price...

11 09-12-2013 03:08 PM
View 12strings's profile

plane id?

09-11-2013 02:05 AM by 12strings

Is there any way to identify a plane with absolutely no markings? I just got...

24 09-12-2013 01:16 PM
View Homebrew's profile

Replacement iron recommendations

09-11-2013 02:09 AM by Homebrew

I picked up a woodriver no 5 for a really good deal, only thing is I need an ...

6 09-11-2013 07:56 PM
View ErikF's profile

Building Joinery Saws From Scratch

09-10-2013 03:37 AM by ErikF

I have spent the last week cleaning up some old saws and have been bitten by ...

5 09-11-2013 02:40 PM
View BenI's profile

Combination square, precision square, or T square??

08-29-2013 11:35 PM by BenI

My birthday is coming up soon and I’m narrowing down what I want to ask...

40 09-11-2013 12:10 AM
View ArtRafael's profile (online now)

Stirling Silver Mini Plane

07-20-2013 03:48 PM by ArtRafael

Here’s the start of a new plane for my collection. Ralph

7 09-10-2013 05:31 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Put the plane on its sole or on its side???

08-30-2013 12:22 AM by Benvolio

Pretty sure there are egyptian hyrogliphics and stone age cave paintings that...

23 09-10-2013 01:11 AM
View RP709's profile

What is this tool please?

09-09-2013 01:44 PM by RP709

I am sure someone will make me feel a bit dumb here, but I really don’t...

12 09-09-2013 11:29 PM
View JohnChung's profile (online now)

Upgrading Stanley Chipbreaker

09-07-2013 04:01 PM by JohnChung

One of the main issue with the standard Stanley chip breaker is flexing while...

4 09-09-2013 07:51 PM
View Vance100's profile

Please Help need Radiused Blade for Jack Plane

09-08-2013 02:42 AM by Vance100

I want to radius a blade for my stanley no. 5 but I don’t have a grinde...

12 09-09-2013 07:45 PM
View Ray's profile

Sargent 3410

09-09-2013 02:10 AM by Ray

Just picked this up at the local flea market. From what I have read, there we...

2 09-09-2013 07:33 PM
View BustedClock's profile

Opinions on Tyzack Dovetail saws?

09-07-2013 12:44 AM by BustedClock

I never heard of Tyzack saws until I did some eBaying. I’m shopping for...

5 09-09-2013 04:00 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Picked it up some planes- First bedrock!

09-08-2013 11:15 PM by lateralus819

So for some reason my wife and I we’re in the mood for antique shops th...

9 09-09-2013 01:22 AM
View Johnny Boy's profile

Best way to store Hex keys

09-05-2013 03:22 PM by Johnny Boy

Hi gang,I have a bunch of Hex keys in a storage box and I’m looking for...

16 09-07-2013 04:48 AM
View JoeyG's profile

Plane? What is it?

09-06-2013 03:56 PM by JoeyG

I have a facebook friend who wants to trade this plane for some of my angelfi...

19 09-07-2013 01:10 AM
View mak's profile

Tips for selecting vintage saws

09-06-2013 10:42 PM by mak

I live in a rural area and rarely find a yard or estate sale that includes vi...

4 09-06-2013 11:55 PM
View Gerald6279's profile

What saw is this?

08-31-2013 12:27 AM by Gerald6279

I bought this saw at a garage sale for $2, but have no idea what type it is. ...

8 09-06-2013 03:35 PM
View Benvolio's profile

The Bailey #1 is back on the market!

09-06-2013 01:08 AM by Benvolio

This might not be news at all, but I’ve never seen a #1 plane in produc...

2 09-06-2013 02:41 AM
View distrbd's profile

$100 for Dowelmax,buy it or not?

09-05-2013 07:38 PM by distrbd

A local woodworker is selling a basic dowelmax kit for $100, I wasn’t ...

6 09-06-2013 02:18 AM

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