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Stanley No 5, Type 19

502 days ago by Rmckee47

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

3 502 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

Favorite Shooting Plane That Isn't LA Jack

504 days ago by Ripthorn

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

6 502 days ago
View rkober's profile

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

538 days ago by rkober

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

26 502 days ago
View BoxJoint's profile

Hand Planes - Why?

508 days ago by BoxJoint

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

54 502 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

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

505 days ago by HorizontalMike

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

41 503 days ago
View LMFS's profile

old planes

503 days ago by LMFS

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

4 503 days ago
View dpjeansonne's profile

board edge cleanup -- which plane to use?

504 days ago by dpjeansonne

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

6 504 days ago
View 12strings's profile

No. 3 vs. No. 4 Smoothing plane?

508 days ago by 12strings

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

16 504 days ago
View jdh122's profile

scraper plane problem

505 days ago by jdh122

I wonder if anyone can help me. I recently acquired a Veritas scraper plane a...

8 504 days ago
View KenBry's profile

What are the "Essential" hand planes to own?

883 days ago by KenBry

As I am buying Hand planes and increasing my hand tool items. I am wondering ...

14 504 days ago
View Milo's profile

Hand Plane Restoration: How long in the bath?

521 days ago by Milo

Hey folks, I have some hand plane parts in an eletrolytic bath, and I was ...

45 505 days ago
View ScrubPlane's profile

Creating a camber on a plane blade?

505 days ago by ScrubPlane

I’ve been exploring and using hand planes more and more over the last t...

7 505 days ago
View SeaFarin's profile

What is this tool?

505 days ago by SeaFarin

Does anyone know what kind of tool this is and how it was used? ...

8 505 days ago
View Ron Harper's profile

Very good info on sensitive topic

506 days ago by Ron Harper

See Shannon’s blog on exotics. Injects a few facts into an importa...

8 505 days ago
View jm540's profile

divorce sale sory to spam

505 days ago by jm540

10 or more set of two cherries chisels,bass wood and flex carves as well as o...

0 505 days ago
View Benvolio's profile

Most Efficient Ways to Lap The Sole of a Handplane

506 days ago by Benvolio

... so at the moment I’m using normal 80g AlO paper with the occasional...

13 506 days ago
View 12strings's profile

dry sharpening system?

507 days ago by 12strings

Does anyone have a dry sharpening system that works well and gives a nice edg...

9 506 days ago
View Zignot5's profile

Front vise opinions

509 days ago by Zignot5

Hello,I’ve been reading thru the front vise topics on the forum. I&#...

5 506 days ago
View WVWoodWorker1's profile

Found Another Bailey Plane No. 5..

508 days ago by WVWoodWorker1

Heres another one I found for sale…What model is it and what is tops yo...

9 507 days ago
View WindingStick's profile

Help to identify a Japanese kanna

508 days ago by WindingStick

Hello fellow woodworkers. So I am restoring this very rusty and miserable ...

2 507 days ago

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