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Location of plane mouth

09-14-2013 01:53 PM by lateralus819

I’m trying to decide on the mouth placement on my plane. Rhett share...

2 09-15-2013 01:20 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

How do I take apart this Millers Falls block plane?

09-14-2013 09:49 PM by ColonelTravis

Tiny screw on the side is not cooperating. Need to avoid stripping it,...

5 09-14-2013 10:21 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Question for router guys.

09-11-2013 07:58 PM by RussellAP

Been using the router a bit more than usual due to some projects. I know most...

26 09-14-2013 03:31 PM
View Fettler's profile

Wenge Quickly Dulling Edges

09-10-2013 12:25 AM by Fettler

i’m in the process of building out several chess-like game boreds using...

3 09-14-2013 01:12 PM
View 12strings's profile

Saw Sharpening...You can do it too!

01-16-2013 02:42 PM by 12strings

I just wanted to encourage any you who feel you will never be able to sharpen...

16 09-14-2013 01:11 PM
View Brett's profile

How accurate is a used Starrett combination square?

10-24-2011 09:16 PM by Brett

I bought a Johnson combination square from Home Depot earlier this year for a...

41 09-13-2013 11:11 PM
View lateralus819's profile

issue with engine enamel on plane

09-11-2013 11:47 AM by lateralus819

I painted 3 planes last night. Some spots look nice and shiny others look dul...

7 09-13-2013 10:04 PM
View Charlie's profile

Hand saw guys, I need a little help!

09-13-2013 12:47 AM by Charlie

Tomorrow morning I’m going to pick up a pair of Disston hand saws. They...

11 09-13-2013 07:29 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Plane handle thickness.

09-13-2013 12:28 AM by lateralus819

I’m having a dilemma. I’m making a wooden plan, with a tote. I...

2 09-13-2013 01:38 AM
View shaver's profile

Hand Plane ?s

09-02-2013 09:01 AM by shaver

Ahoy - First post for me.. I’ve been tossing around the idea of bui...

27 09-12-2013 11:49 PM
View natenaaron's profile

I found a Disston 4b

09-07-2013 08:44 PM by natenaaron

I am sure there is nothing special about it, and it did not cost me anything,...

7 09-12-2013 09:20 PM
View lateralus819's profile

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

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

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