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Creating microbevel on new hand plane blade

03-27-2013 07:58 AM by GusG

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

6 03-27-2013 12:31 PM
View Kenny 's profile

Quangsheng Planes and plane irons-Anybody tried one?

03-11-2012 07:36 AM by Kenny

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

4 03-27-2013 07:09 AM
View Woodworker_Collins's profile

No.4 Smoothing planes

03-26-2013 10:53 AM by Woodworker_Collins

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

7 03-27-2013 02:10 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Collet Closer, 7x14, Hitorque Mini Lathe

03-26-2013 07:06 PM by RussellAP

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

0 03-26-2013 07:06 PM
View Vodo's profile

Having problems with getting my plane blade back flat

03-25-2013 05:07 PM by Vodo

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

14 03-26-2013 04:44 PM
View Brett's profile

Wood Files. Good Ones without Breaking the Bank?

03-03-2013 04:33 AM by Brett

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

17 03-26-2013 01:49 AM
View akmiller907's profile

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

03-26-2013 12:16 AM by akmiller907

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

0 03-26-2013 12:16 AM
View 69BBNova's profile

Weekend Purchase (Stanley #7 + Craftsman Miter Box)

03-25-2013 07:54 AM by 69BBNova

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

5 03-25-2013 03:11 PM
View bandit571's profile

Phoenix Brand handsaw??

03-23-2013 05:04 PM by bandit571

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

4 03-25-2013 12:44 PM
View IrreverentJack's profile

Going Through My Rust Bucket

03-24-2013 05:04 PM by IrreverentJack

I apologize in advance for not taking before pictures. For thirty years I hav...

1 03-25-2013 12:00 PM
View akmiller907's profile

No. 08 Jointer

03-24-2013 02:05 AM by akmiller907

So I am hoping someone might now who this plane is made by. It was a...

12 03-24-2013 10:23 PM
View DavidNJ's profile

Best Stone for Removing Chips?

03-24-2013 10:01 AM by DavidNJ

When removing metal after chip on plane is a 220 grit best? If so, is the bes...

7 03-24-2013 07:59 PM
View steve's profile

thinking about a sharpening wheel(s) ...???

03-21-2013 09:51 PM by steve

What do guys/gals, think about sharpening on wheels, is it a benificial impro...

13 03-24-2013 06:29 PM
View hiswillus's profile

Leather Strop

03-23-2013 12:10 PM by hiswillus

Just wondering if anybody knows if the smoothness of the leather is a factor ...

16 03-24-2013 03:16 PM
View 12strings's profile

Pipe clamp slipping?

12-15-2012 06:11 PM by 12strings

the movable part of one of my pipe clamps is slipping. It’s one I use ...

10 03-24-2013 01:42 PM
View dpjeansonne's profile

workbench leg vise or twin screw on front of bench?

03-21-2013 12:40 AM by dpjeansonne

I am trying to decide on either a leg vice or twin screw vise. I know some wo...

17 03-24-2013 01:21 AM
View don1960's profile

Problem using a #6 fore plane

03-21-2013 02:58 AM by don1960

OK, so I finally, (actually about 6 monthes ago) got myself a Veritas #6 fore...

14 03-23-2013 05:09 AM
View BJODay's profile

Flattening a plane's sole

03-23-2013 01:09 AM by BJODay

I received some advice in an earlier post to use a plane to flatten out some ...

3 03-23-2013 04:21 AM
View flyboy's profile

Hand Plane Gloat. No. Happiness Yes

03-22-2013 05:14 PM by flyboy

Hi. Has anyone ever bought a plane and knowingly paid more than you s...

17 03-23-2013 03:08 AM
View 12strings's profile

Veritas Plow & Rabbet Planes

03-22-2013 10:36 PM by 12strings

Tell me if I’m thinking rightly here…If I get… -Veritas ...

6 03-23-2013 02:25 AM

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