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New tool box

03-10-2015 11:49 AM by Rigs

My wife gifted me a new tool box. It’s a second hand box but is still i...

1 03-12-2015 12:42 AM
View TRHeath's profile

Woodriver V3 Handplanes

03-08-2015 04:53 AM by TRHeath

Quality? Worth the price? GO…....

13 03-10-2015 10:56 PM
View blanchardd75's profile

Tool ID help

03-10-2015 04:34 PM by blanchardd75

Good Morning Lumberjocks. I come to you with a few questions today. Namely I ...

3 03-10-2015 05:58 PM
View JeffP's profile

smoothing plane on veneer plywood?

03-09-2015 12:27 PM by JeffP

Following up on some suggestions in another current thread, I spent a little ...

4 03-09-2015 02:24 PM
View JeffP's profile

48 inch bandsaw

02-25-2015 12:59 PM by JeffP

Ran into this elsewhere on the inter webs and thought some of you might enjoy...

1 03-08-2015 06:58 PM
View Paul M's profile

Can you ID this plane blade

03-08-2015 03:54 AM by Paul M

I picked up a Bailey no3 (type 11, I think) a few weeks ago, and am starting ...

5 03-08-2015 04:02 PM
View woodenwarrior's profile

Smoothing plane lapping question

03-07-2015 02:46 AM by woodenwarrior

I picked up a Stanley #4 1/2 smoother ( circa 1890ish according to Patrick...

14 03-08-2015 02:32 PM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Disston Acme 120

03-08-2015 07:29 AM by onoitsmatt

Hi, I’ve been lurking on the forum for a few months now as I recently g...

1 03-08-2015 12:24 PM
View ElChe's profile

Blood has to be at least 13,000 grit ...

03-06-2015 06:30 PM by ElChe

So last night I was doing final honing on a plane iron on an 8K grit Norton d...

6 03-07-2015 09:58 PM
View AESamuel's profile

How do I know when my wood is flat? - Hand plane.

02-26-2015 07:42 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, Fairly new woodworker here. I’ve been using a lot of pre-p...

18 03-07-2015 12:56 PM
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Stanley 148 & Sargent 1068 Blades

03-06-2015 05:52 PM by Grasshopper000

Ok, so here’s my challenge (today at least), I have a Sargent 1068 Tong...

0 03-06-2015 05:52 PM
View ElChe's profile

Help identifying this tool

03-05-2015 03:53 AM by ElChe

Looks like a cross between a spokeshave and a travisher? it has a curved blad...

10 03-06-2015 04:24 PM
View Rich L.'s profile

Hand Plane question

03-03-2015 08:03 PM by Rich L.

Hi all, I’ve decided that I need to learn to use hand tools more. I ...

13 03-05-2015 05:30 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

What is the difference?

03-04-2015 02:39 PM by LucasWoods ...

12 03-04-2015 07:44 PM
View ArtRafael's profile

Miniature #4 Silver Plane

02-11-2015 04:29 PM by ArtRafael

“I like hand planes. They’re fascinating tools.” So I ...

7 03-04-2015 04:05 PM
View g4570's profile

hand saw ID

03-03-2015 05:03 PM by g4570

I need help identifying a crosscut saw that i purchased recently. It is a 26...

6 03-04-2015 04:41 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Anyone had problems with waterstones in airport security?

03-02-2015 05:29 AM by ColonelTravis

Visiting my parents this week who seriously have the crappiest knives on the ...

12 03-04-2015 03:45 AM
View Gwjames's profile

How to date bench planes

03-04-2015 12:31 AM by Gwjames

So I just recently purchased two Stanley bench planes, a no. 4 and a no. 5. I...

1 03-04-2015 01:30 AM
View lepelerin's profile

Need ID a chisel

03-03-2015 11:33 PM by lepelerin

Hi All, I got that chisel for $2. Will need a lot of work to be back to wo...

3 03-04-2015 01:02 AM
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Need ID a hand brace

03-03-2015 10:39 PM by lepelerin

Hi All, My dad gave me my grand father hand brace. It was in good shape, ...

2 03-03-2015 10:57 PM

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