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View hektor's profile

shaping a laminated gunstock

11-06-2013 03:40 PM by hektor

I am brand new here. I am a senior and I live in Oregon and I am working on a...

18 11-09-2013 03:47 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Shapleigh hand planes?

11-07-2013 10:01 PM by lateralus819

So i “Accidentally” won two #8 planes on ebay. I made an offer i ...

7 11-08-2013 11:19 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Which saw best matches this descripton?

11-03-2013 10:34 PM by HarveyDunn

I want to buy a saw for joinery. Chris Schwarz quasi-endorses the idea that &...

5 11-08-2013 10:37 PM
View Kv0nT's profile

just hit the motherload.

11-08-2013 05:31 PM by Kv0nT

I just hit the mother load. 11 Robert Sorby HSS turning chisels. 6 CMT 1/...

2 11-08-2013 06:49 PM
View yag113's profile

Vintage Folding Ruler Question... what is the brass part for?

11-07-2013 05:38 PM by yag113

Does anyone know the purpose of the little brass end on this antique fold...

4 11-07-2013 10:49 PM
View Dallas's profile

Wife Got Me a New Toy!

11-04-2013 01:59 PM by Dallas

My wife went to a yardsale last saturday and bought a bunch of items for very...

9 11-07-2013 08:41 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Is it necessary to clamp the far end of a shooting board?

11-07-2013 02:43 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m going to build my first shooting board this weekend. I’ve see...

2 11-07-2013 06:37 PM
View 12strings's profile

Workbench with no front stretcher

10-20-2013 04:49 AM by 12strings

I’d like to build a workbench, but in my very limited space, I’d ...

14 11-07-2013 10:57 AM
View WayneC's profile

2013 Fall Shop Made Handtool Swap - Please Vote

10-30-2013 04:08 PM by WayneC

Jordan has set up a poll for the next swap and will be leading the swap. I t...

99 11-07-2013 01:10 AM
View Ron Harper's profile

Attaboy Derek!! You make us proud

11-06-2013 04:12 PM by Ron Harper

Two planes featured in the new FWW Tools and Shops issue… Way to go,

3 11-06-2013 05:51 PM
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...

0 11-06-2013 05:38 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Repair or replace bottom of a tote?

11-03-2013 02:22 AM by ColonelTravis

Just got a No. 8 Type 9 for $34, man I am stoked. Needs plenty of TLC, lots o...

10 11-04-2013 07:43 PM
View Radioboy's profile

Disston No. 99 Handsaw

11-04-2013 05:00 PM by Radioboy

Hello, folks. A good friend and older carpenter has offered me a Disston No. ...

3 11-04-2013 06:11 PM
View AnthonyNOLA's profile

Scraper Plane Conundrum

11-04-2013 06:00 AM by AnthonyNOLA

I was just on the LN site and I saw for their LA planes they offer a “s...

2 11-04-2013 08:34 AM
View camps764's profile

Squaring the end of a hand plane iron on a grinder

11-01-2013 11:37 AM by camps764

Hey folks, The iron for my #7 is pretty out of square on the cutting end. ...

10 11-04-2013 06:11 AM
View squareedgefurniture's profile

Looking for Tablesaw Tom.

10-31-2013 04:46 PM by squareedgefurniture

Hey guys. First time posting here. As stated in the title Im trying to reach ...

5 11-03-2013 12:42 AM
View BustedClock's profile

Is This Too Junky to Save?

10-31-2013 11:23 PM by BustedClock

I’ve been shopping eBay for a Stanley No. 7 with the solid faced frog. ...

23 11-02-2013 11:47 AM
View Ron Harper's profile

Finishing query

11-02-2013 01:44 AM by Ron Harper

Just finished a toy box for a niece. Has two coats of satin white enamel on i...

1 11-02-2013 02:15 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Sharpening plane irons with sandpaper - do I need a stone or a file to knock off the corners?

10-31-2013 04:12 PM by HarveyDunn

I’ve assembled some sandpaper and a sheet of glass and have sharpened u...

6 11-01-2013 02:12 PM
View Christian Holihan's profile

Holdfast in MDF bench top

10-30-2013 05:11 PM by Christian Holihan

I have a laminate bench top of 3 1” MDF boards. Is it beyond foolish to...

11 10-31-2013 11:54 PM

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