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Always sharpen your new hand plane blades

517 days ago by Marcus

So it’s been said a thousand times, and everyone using hand planes know...

5 516 days ago
View jamesicus's profile

"YANKEE" No. 100 boxed screwdriver sets

516 days ago by jamesicus

These are fairly common frequently being offered on e-bay. Here are two rare ...

1 516 days ago
View Charlie's profile

rabbet plane 2 iron positions?

516 days ago by Charlie

Can someone tell me why this rabbet plane has 2 positions for the plane iron?...

3 516 days ago
View Emma Walker's profile

$0.25 hollow plastic handle bevel gauge. Looking to pimp it up w/ a new handle!

517 days ago by Emma Walker

I picked up a bevel gauge at a flea market awhile back that has a hollow plas...

9 516 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Cleaning tools

518 days ago by 12strings

Could you describe your routine, if any, for wiping, cleaning tools after use...

7 516 days ago
View BenR's profile

Fix for a scrub plane blade that slips after 3-4 strokes?

517 days ago by BenR

Hello everyone, I recentlly bought a Stanley Scrub plane on ebay. It is of...

1 517 days ago
View bandit571's profile

Strange wear patterns

518 days ago by bandit571

The last few plane irons I have restored, have the center of the edge worn aw...

6 517 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

New Tote/Knobs and NEW Cracks

518 days ago by HorizontalMike

To say WTF is a minimum, however one of my new Rosewood Totes developed a sli...

11 517 days ago
View hotbyte's profile

Diamond(s) in the rough - planes and saws

518 days ago by hotbyte

My neighbor’s step father passed away a few years back and she is helpi...

1 518 days ago
View unisaw's profile

Carving chisels - how not to store

518 days ago by unisaw

I opened this pouch with my carving tools and was shocked to see the rust tha...

5 518 days ago
View lblack2x4's profile

Dovetail saw

520 days ago by lblack2x4

So I’m having a bit of trouble desiding on a saw. I’m looking at...

9 518 days ago
View GusG's profile

Creating microbevel on new hand plane blade

519 days ago by GusG

Hi, I have two new LV bevel-up blades. One at 50 deg and the other at 38 d...

6 518 days ago
View Kenny 's profile

Quangsheng Planes and plane irons-Anybody tried one?

900 days ago by Kenny

I saw these Quangsheng planes and plane irons while perusing Ebay in hopes of...

4 519 days ago
View Woodworker_Collins's profile

No.4 Smoothing planes

519 days ago by Woodworker_Collins

i am really trying to become more skilled with my hand tools i have always be...

7 519 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Collet Closer, 7x14, Hitorque Mini Lathe

519 days ago by RussellAP

This should take care of my finial chucking problem once and for all. ...

0 519 days ago
View Vodo's profile

Having problems with getting my plane blade back flat

520 days ago by Vodo

I’m a new woodworker. I bought a cheapo starter-plane at Harbor Freigh...

14 519 days ago
View Brett's profile

Wood Files. Good Ones without Breaking the Bank?

543 days ago by Brett

Hey Folks, I have been working on some projects that use files for shaping...

17 520 days ago
View akmiller907's profile

I need a low knob and tote for my Stanley Bailey no. 5

520 days ago by akmiller907

Anyone Have a set for sale. Like the ones on this plane? Or know where I can ...

0 520 days ago
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Weekend Purchase (Stanley #7 + Craftsman Miter Box)

521 days ago by 69BBNova

The miter box is pretty much as received except for freeing u...

5 520 days ago
View bandit571's profile

Phoenix Brand handsaw??

522 days ago by bandit571

Picked up a little handsaw the other day I figured that for $3 + TAX I co...

4 520 days ago

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