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Market for Shepherd hand planes

09-28-2015 02:36 PM by Shopteacher92

So, Some shepherd infill hand planes (smoothing and shoulder) have come my wa...

9 09-29-2015 09:14 PM
View BigJohn's profile

Advice on shaker table

09-29-2015 04:44 PM by BigJohn

I know this is a hand tool thread but I made it with all hand tools if that c...

3 09-29-2015 07:15 PM
View cpd011's profile

Dad, why do you like rusty things?

09-26-2015 02:49 AM by cpd011

Being from Chicago and having two young children I don’t get out to the...

6 09-29-2015 05:09 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Back to the Leg Vise

09-26-2015 09:19 PM by BubbaIBA

MsBubba gave marching orders over morning coffee for me to make a portable be...

1 09-28-2015 08:40 PM
View Dominik Matus's profile

Metal sheet grater

09-03-2015 09:21 PM by Dominik Matus

Hello guys!I have a question to you. My friend has really awesome hand tool. ...

15 09-28-2015 02:24 PM
View Matt's profile

What is this tool?

09-25-2015 07:59 PM by Matt

The father of a family friend died recently and this friend asked if I would ...

6 09-26-2015 06:05 PM
View Robertd's profile

Rounding out my Wood Working skill set.

09-19-2015 03:29 PM by Robertd

I have been woodworking for years on and off. I have always been intimidated ...

8 09-26-2015 10:30 AM
View athomas5009's profile

Sharpening stone ?'s

09-15-2015 09:58 PM by athomas5009

I’m looking to improve upon my current sharpening system. I currently u...

33 09-26-2015 12:54 AM
View 12strings's profile

What is your FAVORITE Hand Plane?

12-24-2013 07:17 PM by 12strings

Sort of like handplanes of your dreams, except this has to be something you A...

44 09-25-2015 11:21 PM
View dbw's profile

Stanley 12-404 hand plane

09-19-2015 07:28 PM by dbw

I’m thinking of buying one of these. It costs under $20. Is it worth th...

6 09-25-2015 05:25 PM
View DW833's profile

Help identifying a Disston Saw

09-25-2015 02:22 AM by DW833

Picked up this saw and having difficulty identifying it. Has a Disston medal...

2 09-25-2015 05:38 AM
View WayneC's profile

Draw knife of your Dreams

07-21-2015 02:13 AM by WayneC

This is a thread to share draw knife related information. Please post photo...

42 09-25-2015 01:17 AM
View MuseumGuy's profile

Plane iron won't reach front of mouth

09-19-2015 02:34 PM by MuseumGuy

Hi Everyone: I’m a beginning woodworker with a handplane problem tha...

35 09-25-2015 12:23 AM
View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile

"You've Got Mail"

09-24-2015 05:44 PM by TheTurtleCarpenter

Just a spot where you can post or boast a new purchase that came in the mail....

1 09-24-2015 07:57 PM
View Syellin's profile

Cutting Board - Cutting End Grain Finger Groove by Hand

09-18-2015 02:37 PM by Syellin

I am making a cutting board using nicely figured 6/4 walnut, entirely with ha...

4 09-24-2015 07:22 PM
View Jeff82780's profile

Shapton pro waterstone advice

09-23-2015 10:42 PM by Jeff82780

What’s up fellow LJ’s! I need some advice. So today my new lie ni...

2 09-24-2015 03:02 AM
View xmastree's profile

Record 52 1/2 vise question

09-21-2015 01:39 AM by xmastree

Hello all. Welcome to my first long-winded post.I’ve been hanging aroun...

7 09-23-2015 12:25 PM
View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile

Diamond in the rough !

09-21-2015 08:36 PM by TheTurtleCarpenter

You don’t find them like this very often, 100 yr old and still ...

11 09-23-2015 06:27 AM
View Timberwerks's profile

Attention Milwaukee Area Woodworkers: Kanna / Krenov

09-23-2015 12:20 AM by Timberwerks

Hi Everyone As some of you may know the ...

0 09-23-2015 12:20 AM
View zzzzdoc's profile

Why follow a jointer plane with a smoothing plane. Just don't get it.

09-19-2015 10:53 PM by zzzzdoc

Can someone explain a question I’ve been wondering about for a while. ...

16 09-22-2015 03:51 PM

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