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View Gwjames's profile

Good beginner plane

02-25-2015 05:29 PM by Gwjames

Ok so I’ve been wood working for a little under a year and I want to ge...

39 02-27-2015 05:53 AM
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

SpokeShave, any recommendations?

02-25-2015 04:44 AM by Craftsman on the lake

Years ago I had an old spokeshave. I used it a lot and loved it. I have no id...

10 02-27-2015 12:36 AM
View John G.'s profile

Fore Plane - With Issues

02-25-2015 02:14 AM by John G.

I recently bought a Keen Kutter KK5 fore plane at a local fleatique. It look...

20 02-26-2015 10:43 PM
View curliejones's profile

Jap saw users??

02-26-2015 05:22 PM by curliejones

After lots of reading, I’m trying to narrow my choice of dovetail/tenon...

5 02-26-2015 10:03 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Miter saw?

02-26-2015 06:17 PM by LucasWoods

I am looking into a miter box but what hand saw goes with the miter box?

5 02-26-2015 06:43 PM
View Gwjames's profile

East vs West

02-26-2015 02:14 PM by Gwjames

So I am starting to move from all power tools to wanting to build some items ...

2 02-26-2015 04:23 PM
View 12strings's profile

Gents vs. Traditional dovetail saws

08-17-2012 12:44 PM by 12strings

Veritas now has 2 Gents saws for $49 each, one rip, one crosscut…in add...

8 02-25-2015 04:27 PM
View JohnChung's profile

pennsylvania wood interest group

10-17-2014 06:39 AM by JohnChung

Is there an interest group in Pennsylvania? Can’t find much on google.

8 02-25-2015 03:59 PM
View Derek Cohen's profile

Mortice-Cutting Gauges

02-25-2015 06:41 AM by Derek Cohen

Two recently completed mortice-cutting gauges. One has replaceable fixed-w...

1 02-25-2015 09:39 AM
View OxBaker's profile

Veritas Sharpening System... not so great or is it me?

02-23-2015 11:45 PM by OxBaker

I used to sharpen freehand but then I read one of Tom Fidgen’s books an...

14 02-25-2015 03:13 AM
View Rocksteady2R's profile

A few questions about making a wooden mallet.

02-23-2015 04:00 PM by Rocksteady2R

I see lots of folks making wooden mallets for around the shop. I’m a n...

8 02-23-2015 08:15 PM
View johndeereb's profile

Lie Nielsen vs older Stanley

01-30-2015 08:16 PM by johndeereb

My Dad and I have older Stanley hand planes that are fixed up. My Dad has mo...

24 02-23-2015 05:01 PM
View johndeereb's profile

Help me find a birthday gift for my Dad!

01-29-2015 01:11 PM by johndeereb

I am into woodworking somewhat, but not on the same level as my Dad so someti...

17 02-23-2015 06:48 AM
View OxBaker's profile

If only two, which spoke shaves to buy?

02-21-2015 06:41 PM by OxBaker

I’m ready to start cutting curves. Spoke shaves seem a logical starting...

8 02-22-2015 08:22 PM
View packetsmacker's profile

Restoring an old spokeshave

02-22-2015 03:15 AM by packetsmacker

I was looking at old spokeshaves on ebay. I have hit up every flea market typ...

2 02-22-2015 05:26 AM
View Ray's profile

Skew blade jig

02-22-2015 04:48 AM by Ray

Anyone have any experience with the Narex skew honing guide? Comments?

0 02-22-2015 04:48 AM
View Sanderguy777's profile

How to use white diamond rouge

02-13-2015 02:19 AM by Sanderguy777

I have some white diamond rouge but, I have no idea of the right way to use i...

1 02-22-2015 03:04 AM
View poopiekat's profile

In Defense of the European Beech Plane...

02-06-2015 05:11 PM by poopiekat

Well.. I don’t have too much to say about those silly looking Euro Hor...

39 02-20-2015 08:07 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Show Your #3 Sized Smoothing Planes

02-19-2015 11:36 AM by BubbaIBA

On another forum is a thread for posting photos of your planes. Never one to ...

7 02-20-2015 03:07 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Does this honing guide exist?

02-13-2015 04:58 PM by LucasWoods

I see a lot of people’s problems with honing guides is that the guide i...

20 02-18-2015 09:59 PM

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