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Cambering a plane blade

07-31-2017 12:53 PM by Woodywazza

This topic has probably been done to death over the years but I would like to...

8 08-03-2017 11:02 PM
View woodywoodwood's profile

How would I date this J. Nooitgedagt plane?

07-27-2017 02:41 AM by woodywoodwood

9 08-01-2017 07:22 PM
View JADobson's profile

Vertias Combination Plane

07-25-2017 05:15 PM by JADobson

Anyone see the Fine Woodworking sneak peak at the Veritas combo plane? https:...

18 08-01-2017 12:58 AM
View JoeRPhilly's profile (online now)

What is it?

07-31-2017 01:37 PM by JoeRPhilly

Little hammer like tool with what seems to be a brass head. Anyone seen one s...

2 07-31-2017 07:09 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Has anyone improved the Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide System?

07-30-2017 08:18 PM by newwoodbutcher

I’ve been successfully using the Mk.II for several years. I like this j...

4 07-31-2017 05:17 PM
View trevor7428's profile

Water Stone Issue

07-29-2017 02:00 PM by trevor7428

So I’ve never used water stones before I bought the Norten set that com...

3 07-30-2017 03:17 AM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Stanley 62 Mouth

07-26-2017 02:06 AM by onoitsmatt

I piccked up an old Stanley 62. I suspect the rear of the mouth may have been...

5 07-29-2017 12:04 PM
View jinjin's profile

Best to tool to smooth out glued edges

07-28-2017 11:31 PM by jinjin

Hi I am working on new stair treads using store bought treads like this. ...

7 07-29-2017 01:25 AM
View alittleoff's profile

Router bits?

07-19-2017 02:47 PM by alittleoff

I’m looking for some router bits and found this set. For 175.00. I have...

46 07-28-2017 04:16 PM
View BenDupre's profile

Hand Tool Lumbejocks - what do you use for saw bench

07-25-2017 04:33 AM by BenDupre

Hey all you hand tool experts: do any of you use a sawing bench? A low bench ...

18 07-27-2017 12:46 AM
View Combo Prof's profile

Miller Falls No. 59 Ratcheting Screw Driver Questions.

07-25-2017 10:12 PM by Combo Prof

I collected a MF 59 ratcheting screw driver from an ebay last minute auction ...

5 07-26-2017 07:12 PM
View mikey78's profile

Stanley planes on ebay.com : "Adios !!!"

07-03-2017 11:39 AM by mikey78

Hello guys,I’m from Italy and from time to time I like buying pre WWII ...

20 07-26-2017 11:32 AM
View fivecodys's profile

Soaking Plane Parts in an Aluminum Tray?

07-21-2017 09:15 PM by fivecodys

Hi Guys,I am ready to start my first Hand Plane restoration this weekend.I ha...

23 07-24-2017 08:18 PM
View Marn64's profile

Very nice stanley no 4 find today, how should I approach restoring it?

07-03-2017 07:24 PM by Marn64

Hey everyone,I went to my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore today and I foun...

20 07-24-2017 07:29 PM
View Peter5's profile

What kind of oil should I use to sharpen a card scraper?

07-13-2017 06:58 AM by Peter5

I’m trying to figure out how to get a sharp card scraper. I watched a v...

8 07-24-2017 12:21 PM
View WayneC's profile

Axe and Hatchet of your Dreams

07-20-2015 08:56 PM by WayneC

This is a forum for Axe and Hatchet lovers. Please post photos of your Axes ...

17 07-22-2017 11:50 PM
View summerfi's profile

Help Identify These Items

07-20-2017 09:40 PM by summerfi

I recently bought a bunch of old tools that formerly belonged to a millwright...

10 07-20-2017 11:53 PM
View William Shelley's profile

Mirock's precision speed square

07-19-2017 12:34 AM by William Shelley

Just received my speed square from Mirock, I chose one with Imperial measurem...

2 07-20-2017 01:46 AM
View gargey's profile

Iron Lie Nielsen No 3

07-14-2017 07:00 PM by gargey

Has or does Lie Nielsen ever make the smaller bench planes in iron, rather th...

18 07-19-2017 04:45 PM
View OleGrump's profile

Fulton Combination Plane Question

07-17-2017 04:15 PM by OleGrump

I have owned and used a Fulton combination plane (the one with the reticulate...

6 07-19-2017 01:28 PM

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