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View Benvolio's profile

Lapping plane soles and blade backs with a belt sander...

05-19-2013 09:34 PM by Benvolio

.... is something I’ve never tried doing. At the moment, I happily d...

15 07-07-2013 10:34 PM
View Don W's profile

Help verifying a Sargent 307 Type 1

08-21-2012 06:26 PM by Don W

I bought this plane over the week end. It looks like a...

14 07-07-2013 10:05 PM
View Burgels's profile

Hand Plane Help

07-06-2013 11:54 PM by Burgels

I picked these up at an antique shop today. I think they are the really nice...

16 07-07-2013 11:49 AM
View JSilverman's profile

Flattening waterstones

09-08-2011 07:51 AM by JSilverman

How do you flatten your waterstones? I have a Norton flattening stone and di...

25 07-07-2013 01:24 AM
View Goodsh's profile

Problems with my new Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane

06-30-2013 05:25 PM by Goodsh

I just picked up the LA Jack yesterday and am not getting very good results. ...

16 07-06-2013 04:16 AM
View ChuckM's profile

My preferred waterstones' flattening method

04-10-2012 10:22 PM by ChuckM

I have tried the Lee Valley lapping system (

3 07-06-2013 03:19 AM
View LDubb's profile

need help identifying these tools

07-05-2013 10:57 PM by LDubb

These were my grandfather’s, who died in 1938. I found them...

3 07-05-2013 11:16 PM
View Texchappy's profile

What is the minimum set of tools?

07-05-2013 12:27 AM by Texchappy

A little background. I have a gift of $1000 dollars that I can spend on wood...

12 07-05-2013 11:07 AM
View jdalbrecht's profile

What tool should I get next?

06-27-2013 05:29 PM by jdalbrecht

Hi Everyone,My awesome wife has allowed me $300 to spend on tools as my fathe...

24 07-05-2013 12:54 AM
View Mark's profile

blue spruce chisels

07-03-2013 02:58 PM by Mark

Have you folks seen the add in the online “Wood Magazine” for the...

4 07-05-2013 12:17 AM
View A Slice of Wood Workshop's profile

Hand Plane Resources

07-03-2013 04:05 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop

Hey all! I have a couple hand planes that I wanted to get more information on...

12 07-04-2013 11:25 PM
View Seraph's profile

Stanley 113 broken?

07-02-2013 01:04 PM by Seraph

Hi, I found a guy selling some planes on the internet, he has a compass pl...

9 07-04-2013 03:41 AM
View Culbertson's profile

Amateur Restoration on Grandpa's Hand Tools

06-28-2013 07:07 PM by Culbertson

Hello everyone! So the story is I found some of my grandfather’s old...

5 07-04-2013 12:16 AM
View Iggles88's profile

Router plane

07-01-2013 12:33 AM by Iggles88

Hi all, I’m looking to get a router plane, I’m considering either...

3 07-03-2013 03:27 AM
View uMinded's profile

Choosing 1st Jointery Saw

07-01-2013 05:59 PM by uMinded

Hello all, I am just a weekend woodworker and I want to start working on good...

20 07-03-2013 03:22 AM
View JustJoe's profile

Infill Questions - A Simple Survey

06-29-2013 11:16 PM by JustJoe

I’m in the middle of a build and am stuck. These questions are for thos...

3 07-02-2013 10:57 AM
View 69BBNova's profile

Todays Disston Find

06-24-2013 11:08 PM by 69BBNova

Went to a little consignment shop today that I’ve been to a cou...

1 07-02-2013 12:48 AM
View mwhowery's profile

Stanley 45 Cutter Adjusting Screw Pin Removal

06-28-2013 07:31 AM by mwhowery

Currently trying to restore a Stanley 45 Type 8 and need some advice on how t...

1 07-02-2013 12:39 AM
View hiswillus's profile

Hand plane blades and cap irons

07-01-2013 08:58 AM by hiswillus

Does anybody know of a high quality plane blade provider in Germany. (Equiva...

4 07-01-2013 08:34 PM
View Boneski's profile

New member of the family

07-01-2013 12:50 AM by Boneski

Just picked up this little beauty from a local classified website.Anyone able...

4 07-01-2013 12:12 PM

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