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View fumehappy's profile

age of window?

01-17-2014 01:45 AM by fumehappy

Hello, hoping with some with more historical restoration knowledge can help o...

12 01-18-2014 09:13 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Hock iron/breaker vs Veritas.

01-18-2014 04:14 AM by lateralus819

How do these compare? Veritas is obviously a lot cheaper.

4 01-18-2014 05:57 PM
View M_Dominic's profile

LV 4 vs 4 1/2 vs 5-1/4W for smoothing and camber or not?

01-18-2014 04:40 PM by M_Dominic

I have seen many postings advocating for different top vendors of planes -LN ...

0 01-18-2014 04:40 PM
View chrisstef's profile

What would you consider a full saw till?

01-15-2014 03:29 PM by chrisstef

Recently ive embarked on the journey of learning to sharpen hand saws. Ive g...

18 01-17-2014 11:47 PM
View Steve Diogo's profile

Passed my dovetail test, so I’m saying hello

01-16-2014 08:09 AM by Steve Diogo

Hi all. Just a quick note to introduce myself as a new member. I just sta...

22 01-17-2014 11:25 PM
View Brett's profile

Infill smoother value?

01-17-2014 05:47 PM by Brett

I came across this infill smoother at an antique mall today. Price is $189, ...

1 01-17-2014 08:26 PM
View Armandhammer's profile

Stanley vs. the other guys....

01-16-2014 10:29 PM by Armandhammer

Here in the US at least, it seems that Stanley planes are the standard (not b...

10 01-17-2014 10:10 AM
View missesalot's profile

Stanley jointer

01-16-2014 08:08 AM by missesalot

Hi,Brand new to woodworking, putting a small collection of hand tools togethe...

5 01-17-2014 08:26 AM
View imker's profile

Identification infill plane Rotherham Coventry K28

01-16-2014 08:08 AM by imker

I recently picked up this nice plane on ebay.The iron and chipbreaker are not...

4 01-17-2014 05:52 AM
View fazhou's profile

low angle block plane with high bevel iron

01-16-2014 08:06 AM by fazhou

Hello all,I was hoping that I could get a few opinions about something. I ha...

2 01-17-2014 12:26 AM
View january's profile

First Real Plane—Japanese or Western?

01-15-2014 06:25 AM by january

Well the title says it all… Should I get a Japanese or a Western plane ...

14 01-16-2014 06:37 AM
View BustedClock's profile

Magnets to Hold Chisels or to Keep Chisel Box Closed?

01-15-2014 01:44 AM by BustedClock

While demonstrating the use of a CNC router and associated software, one of t...

16 01-16-2014 02:09 AM
View FlaMick's profile

Try to super tune my 2 old planes or buy 1 new?

01-14-2014 04:18 AM by FlaMick

I have a #4 and #5 Baileys that are good users but tired, they need new irons...

8 01-14-2014 08:03 PM
View Marc5's profile

Chisel Sharpening (Paul Sellers Method)

01-13-2014 08:24 PM by Marc5

I recently watched a video showing his method of sharpening blades. He rolls...

8 01-14-2014 06:38 PM
View Mattador's profile

Hand Plane Comparison Question

01-06-2014 03:45 PM by Mattador

Hey guys. I’m looking to get a set of hand planes. I’m a beginner...

14 01-14-2014 03:05 AM
View Bill White's profile

Guitar and violin makers purfling cutter FS.

01-13-2014 08:17 PM by Bill White

Old ( 40 years ) brass body with 2 cutters and set screws.This tool has been ...

4 01-13-2014 09:13 PM
View Vududude's profile

New Hock Blade, Stanley #7, blade depth adjustment no longer works

01-12-2014 04:09 PM by Vududude

So I restored an old Stanley #7. The blade and cap iron are usable, but pret...

12 01-13-2014 05:25 PM
View Ray's profile

#6 doesn't seem to fit plane dating information available

01-12-2014 06:19 PM by Ray

I know that there are some outliers when it comes to putting a plane within a...

12 01-12-2014 09:39 PM
View Brad's profile (online now)

Best means to secure stock for planing?

01-11-2014 05:50 PM by Brad

I have a question for you veteran woodworkers who work stock exclusively with...

16 01-12-2014 12:44 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Making and cleaning tenons.

01-11-2014 06:33 PM by lateralus819

Hello all, was curious how you guys make your tenons? Typically I use a route...

6 01-11-2014 09:44 PM

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