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New vs vintage Stanley planes

496 days ago by All10fingers

Hello jocks! I have a question regarding the brand new, UK made Stanley 78 p...

23 494 days ago
View michaelsgarage's profile

my new stanley sweetheart low angle jack plane.

495 days ago by michaelsgarage

today my first quality hand plane came in the mail. i was wondering how to ta...

4 494 days ago
View lumberjoe's profile

Corsair hand planes?

769 days ago by lumberjoe

In rummaging through my dads garage the other day looking for a flat file, I ...

15 494 days ago
View Ron Harper's profile

Shooting plane in the Krenov style

494 days ago by Ron Harper

Anybody made a Krenov style shooting plane. If so, would you share some parti...

1 494 days ago
View JustJoe's profile

Surface Grinding Plane Soles - Need a pic please

495 days ago by JustJoe

I’m at that sweet nexus where my woodworking hobby, metalworking hobby,...

9 494 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Honestly now, do you switch saws?

495 days ago by 12strings

In the following cases…. 1. Cutting out the side waste after using y...

8 495 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Diamond stone sharpening

736 days ago by 12strings

Does anybody use diamond stones exclusively for sharpening? (ie, not followi...

16 495 days ago
View dpjeansonne's profile

workbench MDF top using bench holdfasts

495 days ago by dpjeansonne

I am looking onto building a bench using MDF layers for the top. I assume it ...

6 495 days ago
View hiswillus's profile

Cut clean up...

498 days ago by hiswillus

Ok, so I’m a bit down because last night I was sawing up some construct...

16 496 days ago
View needshave's profile

Wilton Bench Vices

496 days ago by needshave

Another school has eliminated their Industrial Arts Program and I was fortuna...

1 496 days ago
View trippcasey's profile

New to me Stanley Planes

497 days ago by trippcasey

I posted a month or so ago asking about good beginner hand planes on a budget...

11 496 days ago
View Millo's profile

marking gauges: veritas dual-shaft vs. tite-mark

790 days ago by Millo

I was considering getting the veritas gauge, when I thought, “hmm, MAYB...

5 496 days ago
View Rmckee47's profile

Stanley No 5, Type 19

497 days ago by Rmckee47

I use vintage bench planes mainly Stanley Bedrocks from the teens or twenties...

3 497 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

Favorite Shooting Plane That Isn't LA Jack

499 days ago by Ripthorn

So I am going to be making myself a shooting board soon and wanted to know wh...

6 497 days ago
View rkober's profile

Is the #8 jointer plane to large? Do you use one?

533 days ago by rkober

I’ve been watching a #8 Lie Nielsen on Craigslist for a while now. He&...

26 497 days ago
View BoxJoint's profile

Hand Planes - Why?

503 days ago by BoxJoint

I’m a little embarrassed to show my lack of understanding but I figure ...

54 497 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

What is Safest Way? --- 1/2in Roundover Bits on Totes

500 days ago by HorizontalMike

I have started making my own hand plane totes and knobs and am wondering abou...

41 498 days ago
View LMFS's profile

old planes

499 days ago by LMFS

I have four planes of my Dad’s I’d like to sell b...

4 498 days ago
View dpjeansonne's profile

board edge cleanup -- which plane to use?

499 days ago by dpjeansonne

I am just getting into using hand planes in my shop and find them interesting...

6 499 days ago
View 12strings's profile

No. 3 vs. No. 4 Smoothing plane?

503 days ago by 12strings

I suppose this question is for people who consider themselves to have “...

16 500 days ago

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