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A Rapier Hand Plane Overview

07-01-2014 11:06 PM by poopiekat

Rapier Handplanes...What’s up with that? In North America, the...

16 02-02-2017 08:44 PM
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Plane Help

01-30-2017 11:27 PM by Richard Lee

Bedrock 604 Salesman sample2 Braces with no marks...

3 02-01-2017 05:27 PM
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Identification of saw please. 1883 ish miller falls hacksaw

01-28-2017 10:26 PM by SurfHunter

Hello All, I was at a flea market this afternoon and I came across this vi...

4 02-01-2017 02:05 PM
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Making Chisels

01-31-2017 02:01 AM by John

Since screwdrivers are made of hardened steel, is it possible to heat to soft...

12 01-31-2017 10:01 PM
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Woodworking-Best Wood Router-Visual Feast!

01-31-2017 12:02 PM by Mrsrdrc

Optimum speed is not the only feature vital to woodworking. Video link:htt...

3 01-31-2017 04:27 PM
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Tapered Plane Irons

01-16-2017 05:01 PM by rhett

Selling these at cost. My loss is your gain

16 01-31-2017 12:48 AM
View saltfly's profile

Restoring a wood bodied plane

01-19-2017 09:45 PM by saltfly

I found a interesting plane today. Its a cross over, but I couldn’t fin...

9 01-28-2017 06:29 PM
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Finger plane identification

01-11-2017 12:12 AM by steveinaz

I’ve seen something very similar to this on the web and it is identifie...

6 01-27-2017 10:07 PM
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Plunge router

01-27-2017 03:46 PM by flemdog

I’m looking at buying my first router a big question that I can’t...

2 01-27-2017 04:02 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Dovetails and chisels - today

01-23-2017 08:36 PM by Kirk650

I’ve had some LN chisels for a few years. Since then I picked up a coup...

7 01-27-2017 02:45 PM
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sharpening router plane blades

01-23-2017 03:14 AM by marc_rosen

Hello Gang,How do you sharpen your router plane blades? I was going to start...

5 01-27-2017 01:04 PM
View Kirk650's profile

PM-V11 chisel steel - it is that good

01-26-2017 01:27 AM by Kirk650

After a full day of chopping dovetails and sharpening chisels, I am now convi...

7 01-27-2017 04:02 AM
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Hand Plane ID

01-26-2017 04:47 AM by John

Going through a few tools that were buried away and came across a hand plane ...

26 01-27-2017 02:55 AM
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4Most Planes

01-18-2017 03:26 PM by Chrisk1970

Hey there everybody. Does anyone have any experience with 4Most handplanes? I...

6 01-26-2017 02:36 AM
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Vises of Your Dreams

11-24-2013 02:59 AM by Airframer

Why not.. there is an “of your dreams” thread for everything else...

309 01-24-2017 07:58 PM
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New tools what to do before using?

01-20-2017 09:17 PM by them700project

New to woodworking and very new to hand tools, I have a few new tools includi...

14 01-24-2017 05:37 PM
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Stanley Bedrock frogs

01-23-2017 02:18 PM by rogfos

I have some old Bedrock planes that I use . Has any one tried to use a LN fro...

2 01-24-2017 12:52 AM
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Atkins saws

01-23-2017 04:09 PM by shoofly

I have three Atkins saws I am working to restore: two back saws and an a rip ...

6 01-24-2017 12:00 AM
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01-12-2017 05:01 AM by FancyShoes

Is there a difference between 1/2 pipe clamps and 3/4? Is there a preferen...

14 01-22-2017 05:12 PM
View William Shelley's profile

You can never have too many clamps

01-20-2017 01:16 AM by William Shelley

I clamped up this, sent a picture to a friend. He told me to use more clamps....

8 01-22-2017 04:29 PM

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