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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
View Stewbot's profile

Small Kunz Block Plane

06-16-2015 12:37 AM by Stewbot

WARNING! as you will soon find out, i dont know much about planes. please for...

10 06-17-2015 02:08 AM
View Planeman40's profile

Great opportunity to buy good woodworking planes cheap!

06-16-2015 06:43 PM by Planeman40

For those of you who are trying to collect good woodworking tools, you need t...

2 06-16-2015 11:12 PM
View garlandkr's profile

Looking for a pocket size speed square.

06-16-2015 01:43 PM by garlandkr

I apologize for putting this in the Hand Tools forum, there didn’t seem...

15 06-16-2015 07:32 PM
View Ray's profile

Source for panel gauge

06-06-2015 04:25 AM by Ray

After a few searches for a new panel gauge, all I found was LN which is more ...

7 06-16-2015 07:17 PM
View Don Broussard's profile

Any Idea on this Protractor's Manufacturer?

06-15-2015 07:39 PM by Don Broussard

I picked up this protractor for a combination square this weekend. There are...

13 06-16-2015 12:01 PM
View Jesse's profile

How to Restore Hand Planes

06-15-2015 05:19 PM by Jesse

I have had the opportunity recently to get my hands on some old Stanley and S...

4 06-15-2015 10:59 PM
View Bill White's profile

WTB E.C. Stearns spoke pointer

06-15-2015 09:00 PM by Bill White

Looking for a Stearns spoke pointer. Does not need to be in excellent condit...

0 06-15-2015 09:00 PM

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