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Is this a waterstone or oilstone?

06-26-2015 06:58 PM by BigJohn

8 06-27-2015 08:42 PM
View patcollins's profile

Craftsman plane what do i have

06-25-2015 09:04 PM by patcollins

A friend gave me this, it is in good shape, anyone know what I have here? ...

6 06-26-2015 04:03 AM
View Jackmyplane's profile

Japanese planners

06-22-2015 09:15 AM by Jackmyplane

Hello I have came across 5 Japanese planners that I cant figure out t...

4 06-24-2015 01:59 PM
View MidasKnight's profile

Hello, First Post is a Chisel Question

06-22-2015 09:16 AM by MidasKnight

Hi, everyone. I’m new here and looking forward to learning about using ...

10 06-24-2015 12:46 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Can I use chip carving knives for other kinds of carving?

02-16-2015 01:22 AM by Sanderguy777

I am trying to find carving knives that will be able to whittle and carveR...

13 06-24-2015 03:37 AM
View bobasaurus's profile

stubby marking knife

06-19-2015 08:49 PM by bobasaurus

Made this stubby marking knife yesterday as a fathers day gift: No...

3 06-22-2015 11:16 PM
View Matt's profile

Hand tools for making breadboard ends

06-22-2015 01:11 AM by Matt

My fiance’s next furniture order for me is a coffee table with breadboa...

12 06-22-2015 07:00 PM
View Don Broussard's profile

Corrugated Sole on Wood Body Plane

06-21-2015 03:07 AM by Don Broussard

I’m making a wood body hand plane and I’m considering corrugating...

12 06-22-2015 04:33 PM
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Help identify this MF brace

06-19-2015 01:18 PM by BinghamtonEd

So I was doing the neighborhood yard sale with my daughter last weekend, and ...

9 06-22-2015 03:26 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

How good are these chisels?

06-21-2015 05:00 PM by FancyShoes

I picked up a bunch of stuff for $2 at a auction, these freud chisel set was ...

9 06-22-2015 12:02 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

To temper, or not to temper...

06-21-2015 05:39 PM by Sanderguy777

I have been working on a chisel and need to know if I need to temper it. T...

0 06-21-2015 05:39 PM
View JeffP's profile

spokeshave shapes

06-21-2015 11:34 AM by JeffP

I’m looking at buying my first (and maybe only) spokeshave. I like t...

5 06-21-2015 04:38 PM
View emiliof's profile

A handplane I can't find on the Internet

06-20-2015 02:36 PM by emiliof

I bought a presumably old handplane. The seller could not explain its origin,...

7 06-21-2015 01:29 PM
View tyler's profile

Plane I.D. Help

06-20-2015 12:54 PM by tyler

Hello fellow LJ’s, I was browsing on a few sites looking at some planes...

7 06-20-2015 06:03 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Great Cap Iron/chip breaker explanation

06-19-2015 05:50 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, Like lots of y’all, I am always looking to better understa...

0 06-19-2015 05:50 PM
View smboudreaux's profile

hand plane refurb - to pitted to fix?

06-18-2015 11:13 PM by smboudreaux

I recently jumped on the hand plane wagon. I purchased a few off eba...

12 06-19-2015 02:21 AM
View BrentKistner's profile

Timber frame boring drill

06-16-2015 10:03 PM by BrentKistner

Okay, so this is a pretty cool piece of history here. Unsure of t...

13 06-18-2015 07:25 PM
View Mitch Peacock's profile

#TOOLMake15 shop made tool competition just started

06-17-2015 11:39 PM by Mitch Peacock

I’ve just launched a shop made tool contest on YouTube called #TOOLMake...

0 06-17-2015 11:39 PM
View bonesbr549's profile

Relief cut on Dovetails ?

06-16-2015 04:41 PM by bonesbr549

I saw somewhere on youtube or an article, that some put a relief cut on the i...

7 06-17-2015 10:06 AM
View reddog2002's profile

Miller falls 85 parts

06-17-2015 02:04 AM by reddog2002

Wife bought me a miller falls 85 plane. She sent me a picture and it’s ...

2 06-17-2015 02:29 AM

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