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View Paul M's profile

Can you ID this plane blade

03-08-2015 03:54 AM by Paul M

I picked up a Bailey no3 (type 11, I think) a few weeks ago, and am starting ...

5 03-08-2015 04:02 PM
View woodenwarrior's profile

Smoothing plane lapping question

03-07-2015 02:46 AM by woodenwarrior

I picked up a Stanley #4 1/2 smoother ( circa 1890ish according to Patrick...

14 03-08-2015 02:32 PM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Disston Acme 120

03-08-2015 07:29 AM by onoitsmatt

Hi, I’ve been lurking on the forum for a few months now as I recently g...

1 03-08-2015 12:24 PM
View ElChe's profile

Blood has to be at least 13,000 grit ...

03-06-2015 06:30 PM by ElChe

So last night I was doing final honing on a plane iron on an 8K grit Norton d...

6 03-07-2015 09:58 PM
View AESamuel's profile

How do I know when my wood is flat? - Hand plane.

02-26-2015 07:42 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, Fairly new woodworker here. I’ve been using a lot of pre-p...

18 03-07-2015 12:56 PM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Stanley 148 & Sargent 1068 Blades

03-06-2015 05:52 PM by Grasshopper000

Ok, so here’s my challenge (today at least), I have a Sargent 1068 Tong...

0 03-06-2015 05:52 PM
View ElChe's profile

Help identifying this tool

03-05-2015 03:53 AM by ElChe

Looks like a cross between a spokeshave and a travisher? it has a curved blad...

10 03-06-2015 04:24 PM
View Rich L.'s profile

Hand Plane question

03-03-2015 08:03 PM by Rich L.

Hi all, I’ve decided that I need to learn to use hand tools more. I ...

13 03-05-2015 05:30 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

What is the difference?

03-04-2015 02:39 PM by LucasWoods ...

12 03-04-2015 07:44 PM
View ArtRafael's profile

Miniature #4 Silver Plane

02-11-2015 04:29 PM by ArtRafael

“I like hand planes. They’re fascinating tools.” So I ...

7 03-04-2015 04:05 PM
View g4570's profile

hand saw ID

03-03-2015 05:03 PM by g4570

I need help identifying a crosscut saw that i purchased recently. It is a 26...

6 03-04-2015 04:41 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Anyone had problems with waterstones in airport security?

03-02-2015 05:29 AM by ColonelTravis

Visiting my parents this week who seriously have the crappiest knives on the ...

12 03-04-2015 03:45 AM
View Gwjames's profile

How to date bench planes

03-04-2015 12:31 AM by Gwjames

So I just recently purchased two Stanley bench planes, a no. 4 and a no. 5. I...

1 03-04-2015 01:30 AM
View lepelerin's profile

Need ID a chisel

03-03-2015 11:33 PM by lepelerin

Hi All, I got that chisel for $2. Will need a lot of work to be back to wo...

3 03-04-2015 01:02 AM
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Need ID a hand brace

03-03-2015 10:39 PM by lepelerin

Hi All, My dad gave me my grand father hand brace. It was in good shape, ...

2 03-03-2015 10:57 PM
View LJackson's profile

Intimidated by Hand Planes

03-02-2015 05:58 PM by LJackson

I have been researching hand planes for a month or two. This will be probably...

22 03-03-2015 06:04 PM
View thechipcarver's profile

Anybody own or have tried an Ultra Carver?

02-26-2015 12:44 PM by thechipcarver

Hey LJs, Have a question, thought I would start here. Has anybody or do y...

1 03-03-2015 05:44 PM
View mosatall's profile

Disston no12 30 inches. worth?

03-03-2015 05:03 PM by mosatall

Found a Henry Disston no.12 and 30 inches long and in a very good condtion.I ...

1 03-03-2015 05:34 PM
View JasonZahn's profile

Millers Falls 14c

03-03-2015 03:22 AM by JasonZahn

I’m in the process of trying to restore a MF 14c and have misplaced th...

2 03-03-2015 09:21 AM
View Texchappy's profile

Thoughts on Bridge City HP-6v2 and HP-8 wanted

05-18-2012 01:52 PM by Texchappy

Found these while wandering around last night when I couldn’t sleep. T...

7 03-03-2015 03:50 AM

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