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View Planeman40's profile

Suspicions confirmed . . .

12-19-2017 04:21 PM by Planeman40

Looking at the Lee Valley website online I ran across this vise which I have ...

54 12-24-2017 06:54 PM
View SpottedGum's profile

Deposit buildup on my hand plane

12-18-2017 07:16 AM by SpottedGum

Why does my hand plane build up with hard deposits on the under side when pla...

8 12-23-2017 09:30 AM
View dubois's profile

Sumitsubo Wheel Cranks

12-21-2017 05:19 PM by dubois

Last weekend on a workout I dropped and lost the wheel crank of my 20 year ol...

4 12-22-2017 09:21 PM
View SauceMan's profile

Craig's List find & Dating Advice

12-18-2017 06:57 AM by SauceMan

Hey all, I just picked up 5 planes for $150 today. I’ll attach an i...

15 12-22-2017 07:02 PM
View triskal's profile

Newbie chisel sharpening help needed

12-12-2017 02:23 PM by triskal

I have been woodworking for a number of years on and off but want to learn be...

17 12-20-2017 03:37 PM
View lumber_jerk's profile

Name that tool

12-19-2017 01:09 AM by lumber_jerk

egg-beater crank style slotted “business end” cast iron crank &#...

19 12-20-2017 10:55 AM
View ChrisCarr's profile

Wooden Vise Screw cutting?

10-11-2012 01:36 PM by ChrisCarr

After looking at the prices of cast iron vises and sizes i want to build my o...

13 12-20-2017 02:28 AM
View BobBlarney's profile

spade bit formed as a cutter for an ugly router plane.

12-19-2017 06:05 PM by BobBlarney

Hello, here’s a 3-hr-made ugly router plane. The picture explains most...

4 12-19-2017 08:58 PM
View Brett's profile

Wood for carpenters mallet head?

11-04-2011 09:36 PM by Brett

What types of wood are suitable for making the head a carpenter’s malle...

31 12-19-2017 06:17 AM
View Larry Wilson's profile

Workbench Top question

11-16-2017 06:08 PM by Larry Wilson

I want to build a split top Roubo bench. I plan on using Douglas Fir. My ques...

12 12-18-2017 06:30 PM
View squareedgefurniture's profile

Looking for Tablesaw Tom.

10-31-2013 04:46 PM by squareedgefurniture

Hey guys. First time posting here. As stated in the title Im trying to reach ...

8 12-18-2017 05:45 PM
View amateur77's profile

Which ~6000grit waterstone?

12-08-2017 12:41 AM by amateur77

I currently got a 400/1000 diamond stone, does a nice job, however now need s...

17 12-16-2017 02:18 AM
View FreeRangeWoodworker's profile

What can you tell me about the Union No. 227 plane?

12-14-2017 04:41 AM by FreeRangeWoodworker

Picked one up for $3 and am in the process of restoring it.

1 12-14-2017 12:38 PM
View ozdude's profile

Vintage brass and timber spirit level

12-11-2017 02:45 AM by ozdude

Hi all. Just bought this sweet old spirit level on ebay. Seller didn’...

6 12-14-2017 02:47 AM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Plow Plan Application Question

12-13-2017 08:46 PM by Grasshopper000

At the risk of sounding really dumb, I have to ask for some help. I’ve ...

4 12-13-2017 09:10 PM
View AESamuel's profile

What to soak plane in to remove paint.

12-02-2017 06:01 PM by AESamuel

Hi, I recently picked up a W110 block plane and I’d like to strip al...

11 12-13-2017 07:26 PM
View Jhwill's profile

What's the next step ?

12-13-2017 12:37 AM by Jhwill

I have been looking for a Sargent 718 and found two, one for a user and o...

3 12-13-2017 04:33 PM
View TheodorV's profile

Stanley 50 Combination Plane question

12-11-2017 09:43 PM by TheodorV

Hello, Is the cutter bolt wing nut for the Stanley 50 Combination Plane a ...

3 12-12-2017 05:57 PM
View knotscott's profile

Hand Planes - What Are They Worth

12-02-2017 07:06 PM by knotscott

Hey there gurus. I just made an “unauthorized” purchase of a sub...

14 12-12-2017 03:37 AM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 02:33 PM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2723 12-12-2017 12:55 AM

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