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View paxorion's profile

Type of sandpaper to flatten hand plane soles

01-24-2014 12:37 AM by paxorion

I wanted to know what type of sandpaper I should be using to flatten hand pla...

8 01-25-2014 04:12 AM
View Hellough's profile

Shoulder Plane Shopping

01-24-2014 12:21 AM by Hellough

I’m sure there is a thread that would assist me in this endeavor, and i...

16 01-25-2014 03:08 AM
View ArchBaker's profile

Makita RF1101 Fixed Base Router Experiences?

01-24-2014 09:19 AM by ArchBaker

I am in the market for a new router after my decades old craftsman finally ga...

0 01-24-2014 09:19 AM
View skipj's profile

Help I.D. this hand saw

01-14-2014 02:24 PM by skipj

I got this saw at a garage sale for 2$. I have never seen a handle like t...

14 01-24-2014 03:12 AM
View Bart Steed's profile

Sloppy chiseled dovetails... Looking for a coping saw approach...

01-21-2014 02:35 AM by Bart Steed

I’ve been following Paul Sellers on YouTube as I continue to learn this...

21 01-23-2014 07:39 PM
View zwwizard's profile

Japanese handsaws

01-22-2014 10:45 PM by zwwizard

I am looking for a plan/article that some magazine had a few years ago, about...

3 01-23-2014 06:39 PM
View 12strings's profile

lock mitre planes?

01-22-2014 11:39 PM by 12strings

Silly question perhaps, has anyone ever heard of a lock mitre molding plane? ...

2 01-23-2014 01:36 AM
View Bundoman's profile

Whatzit used for? My grand dad's small Atkins saw..

01-22-2014 12:29 PM by Bundoman

All, I am not that familiar with handsaws so curious what this size of Atk...

4 01-22-2014 11:42 PM
View jasonburr's profile

How to cut a rabbet without a rabbet plane?

01-22-2014 04:41 PM by jasonburr

Hey gang. I am looking for some advice. I am building 4 drawers about 23̶...

13 01-22-2014 11:16 PM
View RichardDePetris's profile

Help me understand the Handplane

12-11-2013 07:02 PM by RichardDePetris

As a new woodworker, I am trying to learn as much as I can about hand planing...

20 01-22-2014 07:02 PM
View Don Broussard's profile

Hides for Strops

01-19-2014 01:34 AM by Don Broussard

I’ve seen a few mentions in the fora recently about strops. Do animal ...

43 01-22-2014 05:29 PM
View SurfHunter's profile

Getting ready to buy the LN Bronze #4 Smooth plane

01-13-2014 02:36 AM by SurfHunter

I’m getting ready to start a project for a buddy of mine and he usually...

20 01-22-2014 04:25 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Thinking of buying a set of Narex chisels

01-13-2014 12:02 AM by HarveyDunn

I tend to believe everything I read in Fine Woodworking magazine. In the Sept...

43 01-22-2014 01:18 AM
View chrisstef's profile

Underhill Hatchet

01-20-2014 03:50 PM by chrisstef

I recently acquired a couple of boxes of old tools from my uncle who presumab...

17 01-21-2014 11:19 PM
View Bugnurd's profile

Magazines for hand tool woodworking

01-21-2014 01:51 AM by Bugnurd

Are there any magazines out there that focus only on traditional methods with...

7 01-21-2014 11:08 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

How to drop in a piece of laminate to hide a ding

01-21-2014 08:36 PM by HarveyDunn

I’ve made a little maple box that unfortunately has a gouge almost smac...

3 01-21-2014 10:12 PM
View Ray's profile

Replacement for Stanley 78

01-21-2014 07:08 PM by Ray

I have decided that I really don’t like my Stanley 78 plane. I am looki...

4 01-21-2014 08:28 PM
View woodbench's profile

Classic workbench ideas

01-21-2014 04:26 PM by woodbench

Hello All,I have recently SCORED a large butcher block top and have in mind t...

1 01-21-2014 05:27 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

How to get out of block plane end grain hell?

01-21-2014 05:44 AM by ColonelTravis

I’ve got some David Charlesworth videos and the guy is an impeccable ha...

12 01-21-2014 03:27 PM
View Don Broussard's profile

Luther No. 86 Grinder

01-20-2014 12:39 AM by Don Broussard

I picked up a Luther No. 86 hand grinder while I was out and about today. I ...

12 01-21-2014 05:36 AM

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