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Good deal I found on files if you need any

09-11-2013 08:40 PM by StumpyNubs

I found thin on ebay and I bought a couple boxes today. This guy has boxes of...

9 09-17-2013 12:24 PM
View 12strings's profile

How much set for a hand-saw?

09-16-2013 04:44 PM by 12strings

For saw sharpeners…Do any of you have a “back-woods”, or &#...

2 09-16-2013 05:22 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Best way to restore Millers Falls lever cap?

09-07-2013 06:37 PM by ColonelTravis

Just got sucked into the world of hand planes, never thought it would happen ...

15 09-16-2013 03:10 AM
View A10GAC's profile

Lowe's Kobalt 2-Piece 6-in Slim/X-Slim File Set - Has Anyone Used Them?

09-16-2013 02:38 AM by A10GAC

I was in Lowe’s today for some misc. house stuff and saw that they have...

0 09-16-2013 02:38 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Straightening a panel saw

09-15-2013 11:51 AM by Benvolio

I picked up four panel saws for £5 the other day that after some clean up and...

2 09-15-2013 06:43 PM
View Charlie's profile

hand saw sharpening newbie getting started....

09-15-2013 01:34 PM by Charlie

OK, so for anyone else just getting into hand saws and sharpening, I just spe...

1 09-15-2013 03:46 PM
View lateralus819's profile

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

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