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View wreker's profile

Wartime Stanley 5 1/2 Refinish - almost done.

01-16-2016 03:34 AM by wreker

I wanted to share my progress with my wartime 5 1/2 I picked up at a swap mee...

2 01-16-2016 04:43 AM
View James Wright's profile

Saw Setter

01-15-2016 09:29 PM by James Wright

I broke my saw setter last night. The handle just snapped. I got that one at ...

6 01-16-2016 03:06 AM
View SilverbackReef's profile

Query re: Cross Dominance and Hand Sawing

01-15-2016 03:22 PM by SilverbackReef

I’m cross dominant (right handed/left-eyed) and have issues with keepin...

4 01-15-2016 05:38 PM
View tburkhart's profile

My xmas haul!

01-14-2016 03:17 PM by tburkhart

Just thought i would show my xmas haul this year! My awesome wife found some ...

6 01-14-2016 05:49 PM
View Woodgrub's profile

Pibro hand planes

01-13-2016 05:29 PM by Woodgrub

Hi guys n galsDose anyone have any info on pibro planes , I have look...

2 01-14-2016 05:23 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Stanley bolt thread alternatives?

01-12-2016 10:06 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I’m rehabbing a Stanley No. 10 1/2 with an adjustable mouth....

5 01-14-2016 01:07 AM
View IAmSupernova's profile

Trouble with hand planer

01-03-2016 04:58 PM by IAmSupernova

I’ve been trying to fix the issue on my own for a few days now, canR...

28 01-13-2016 04:28 PM
View jusfine's profile

Tip for using old Clamps w wooden handles

01-11-2016 07:07 PM by jusfine

I am finding it is harder lately to get a good grip on the old wooden Bessey ...

8 01-12-2016 10:36 PM
View tyler's profile

Bench Plane Question

01-11-2016 07:47 PM by tyler

It’s been a while since I’ve posted or been on here but I’m...

5 01-12-2016 06:37 PM
View giser3546's profile

grinder bevel guide and tune up

01-11-2016 01:33 AM by giser3546

I had been looking for a slow speed grinder when I found this in my moms gara...

2 01-11-2016 11:57 PM
View juicegoose's profile

Help on value of old no. 45 handplane.

01-11-2016 12:02 PM by juicegoose

I have had an old Stanley No.45 hand plane sitting in a small box for years. ...

3 01-11-2016 01:39 PM
View Holbs's profile

$39 via Amazon: Bessey KR3.531 31-inch K Body REVO Fixed Jaw Parallel Clamp, 2-Pack

12-20-2015 04:39 PM by Holbs

I am not sure why Amazon has this listed at $39 instead of the regular $89. ...

25 01-10-2016 09:25 PM
View cdaniels's profile

sharpening stone is baffling me!!!

01-08-2016 10:44 PM by cdaniels

I have been using sharpening stones for a couple years ago since I was introd...

7 01-09-2016 06:43 PM
View jinkyjock's profile

Far-Travelled Mallet

01-07-2016 02:54 PM by jinkyjock

Last night I received a belated Christmas gift from my brother. Appare...

9 01-08-2016 08:39 PM
View nashley's profile

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01-07-2016 05:37 PM by nashley

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60 01-08-2016 07:58 PM
View Watercolor's profile

Switching from an electric mitre saw to Manuel box

01-07-2016 03:04 AM by Watercolor

I’ve always used hand tools but used a lot of power tools also until.. ...

16 01-08-2016 03:42 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Stain for totes and knobs

01-08-2016 02:11 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I recently repaired a broken tote tip on a Stanley No. 7 plane. I...

1 01-08-2016 02:41 PM
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Fulton 3708 restoration?

12-03-2015 02:23 AM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I just bought a Fulton 3708 plane on Ebay. It is a beater and wil...

16 01-07-2016 05:52 PM
View luckysawdust's profile

Scary Sharp and flat surfaces

11-26-2012 06:05 PM by luckysawdust

Before posting, I tried to go back and see if another post had already addres...

32 01-07-2016 12:49 AM
View luthierwnc's profile

New chipbreaker for old No. 10 1/2 rabbet plane?

01-06-2016 06:17 PM by luthierwnc

Hello All, I have a project plane in the mail that includes the body and f...

1 01-06-2016 07:55 PM

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