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Securing Material To Bench for Plowing Drawer Bottom Grooves

12-07-2015 09:20 PM by langski93

I spent way too much time trying to secure the sides of drawers to the bench,...

6 12-08-2015 03:34 PM
View Apprentice_Mechanic's profile

Old warrented superior saw American made?

12-07-2015 04:55 PM by Apprentice_Mechanic

I bought this saw for $5 at a garage sale I wasn’t sure what it was so ...

6 12-08-2015 02:59 PM
View paxorion's profile

Polishing grit - 6000 vs 8000 grit

12-06-2015 03:58 PM by paxorion

I currently use a mix of water and diamond stones for sharpening. DMT Dia-Sh...

8 12-08-2015 01:47 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Converting #5 to a low-angle version

12-04-2015 03:30 AM by luthierwnc

Hi All, Forgive me for hogging the hand tool forum but I’m wrestling...

9 12-07-2015 05:49 AM
View DylanC's profile

Help with Disston Back Saw Repair and ID

12-06-2015 04:22 AM by DylanC

I acquired five Disston backsaws in a auction recently. 4 of the 5 are more ...

1 12-06-2015 02:42 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

A Decent Ax

12-05-2015 03:08 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, I once again turn to my fellow LJs for some tools advice. I need...

9 12-06-2015 02:40 PM
View GETTONNA's profile

Edge oak floor with Hand Scraper?

11-30-2015 10:56 AM by GETTONNA

I am refinishing the oak floors in my home.I am using traditional electric Sa...

11 12-06-2015 05:37 AM
View TheWoodRaccoon's profile

My newest plane: Stanley Low angle G12-060 Block plane

12-05-2015 11:15 PM by TheWoodRaccoon

I recently got this little gem on eBay for under $20! This is a low angle bev...

2 12-06-2015 04:12 AM
View treesner's profile

Spyderco golden stone for gouges, hooks and adze?

12-06-2015 03:19 AM by treesner

Wondering if anyone has used the spyderco golden stone. It’s flat with ...

0 12-06-2015 03:19 AM
View Robertd's profile

Added some more planes

11-23-2015 08:44 PM by Robertd

I posted a while back that I started buying and using hand planes for the fir...

6 12-05-2015 06:11 PM
View nerdbot's profile

Planning for upcoming the Lee Valley sale

11-20-2015 08:06 PM by nerdbot

Hi guys, With the small and random stock available during the upcoming Lee...

19 12-04-2015 09:01 PM
View distrbd's profile

Do you use a strop when sharpening hand plane blades?

11-20-2015 03:42 PM by distrbd

This question has been bugging me for a while and searching for the answer go...

39 12-04-2015 12:52 PM
View Woodknack's profile

Anyone seen a marking gauge like this?

12-02-2015 03:42 AM by Woodknack

No markings. And while we are at it, I got this trammel, also no m...

9 12-03-2015 05:38 PM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

Should I buy tenon saws?

12-02-2015 12:13 PM by toddbeaulieu

Hello, This is another question that I suspect might be dumb, but I’...

16 12-03-2015 11:52 AM
View luthierwnc's profile

Bench plane lever cap cam repair

11-30-2015 05:21 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, The first plane I bought was a new Record #5 1/2. Almost immediat...

9 12-02-2015 02:27 PM
View esmthin's profile

Is my Dovetail Saw Too Sharp?

12-01-2015 06:19 PM by esmthin

I’ve been cutting some dovetails for drawers lately and having some tro...

19 12-02-2015 06:11 AM
View Verowilson's profile

Shirasaya Tantô

11-30-2015 10:54 AM by Verowilson

This is a housework, knife type Shirasaya Both made with steel in 1070, the w...

2 12-02-2015 01:28 AM
View Bob Downing's profile

Making molding planes

10-22-2011 09:37 PM by Bob Downing

I’m very interested in making my own molding planes. I searched around ...

4 12-01-2015 10:05 PM
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Lie-Nielsen Event, Dec. 4 & 5, Homestead Heritage, Elm Mott, Texas

12-01-2015 12:02 AM by dowdstools

Just a “heads up” for you Texas folks, or folks who will be near ...

0 12-01-2015 12:02 AM
View MikeinSC's profile

25 3/4" Ohio Tool Company jointer plane

11-28-2015 08:15 PM by MikeinSC

I made it to the flea market this morning and I am glad I did. I came across ...

8 11-30-2015 08:11 PM

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