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View Combo Prof's profile

How would you fettle/sharpen this scorp (hook knife)?

03-23-2016 02:09 AM by Combo Prof

I am in tool handle making mode these days. I remembered I had found early la...

35 05-28-2016 01:35 AM
View 12strings's profile

Short Scrub vs. longer Jack/Fore?

12-10-2012 03:23 PM by 12strings

For initial roughing of lumber, such that may have pronounced cupping or warp...

38 05-28-2016 01:25 AM
View FrankY80's profile

SoJo 731 Brace Restoration

05-27-2016 12:30 AM by FrankY80

So I bought my first brace off of ebay, a SoJo 731. It is in good condition a...

1 05-27-2016 04:07 PM
View Tooly1985's profile

Mystery plane....

05-27-2016 01:53 AM by Tooly1985

Anyone have any idea what manufacturer made the adjustable mouth plane in th...

1 05-27-2016 10:44 AM
View gargey's profile

Should I get a scrub plane?

05-09-2016 02:38 AM by gargey

My situation: 1) I’m a fairly new hobbyist.2) I work in my garage an...

14 05-26-2016 02:44 PM
View jonmakesthings's profile

Help me identify this chisel?

05-25-2016 02:25 AM by jonmakesthings

Hey guys, hoping you can help me ID this chisel I picked up from CL. Label is...

4 05-25-2016 05:23 PM
View PlaneFacts's profile

Signs that it's time to sharpen...

05-23-2016 01:24 PM by PlaneFacts

How do you know when it’s time to sharpen your plane iron or chisel bla...

7 05-23-2016 04:56 PM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley No. 6 restoration help

05-22-2016 04:02 PM by Marn64

So I have this Type 4 No 6 that has a lot of problems and I have no idea wher...

6 05-23-2016 12:40 AM
View LSGss's profile

What grit whestone to remove plan blade chips

05-21-2016 12:42 AM by LSGss

Hello all, I recently purchased some whetstones 1000, 4000, 8000 grit to s...

16 05-22-2016 01:26 PM
View AZWoody's profile

I have a pile of well dried mesquite, screaming to be made into hand tools

05-20-2016 05:49 PM by AZWoody

The problem is, I do not have the time to do any of it and I would love to ha...

1 05-20-2016 09:23 PM
View Marn64's profile

Removing paint on a plane without removing japanning

05-16-2016 11:10 PM by Marn64

I have a little no 4 type 16 with more than 95% japanning left.Unfortunately,...

3 05-18-2016 03:35 PM
View SurfHunter's profile

Wooden Hand Plane Identification please

05-06-2016 09:08 PM by SurfHunter

Looking for some assistance Identifying this plane that I picked up at a Flea...

5 05-18-2016 01:57 AM
View SurfHunter's profile

Block plane ID please. Sargent type 2 I'm thinking

05-17-2016 03:42 AM by SurfHunter

I hit a swap meet the other day and picked up a Block plane and a Stanley 41 ...

1 05-18-2016 01:46 AM
View Tooly1985's profile

Did I do ok?? Plane collection..

05-16-2016 02:30 PM by Tooly1985

I have been collecting Stanley planes for a while now at yard sales & est...

22 05-17-2016 10:26 PM
View justin83's profile

Old Adjustable Bailey Spokeshave?

05-17-2016 01:53 AM by justin83

I picked up an old iron spokeshave over the weekend, and I am having a hard t...

4 05-17-2016 04:46 PM
View PAchemist's profile

Items from an estate sale

04-21-2016 06:18 PM by PAchemist

My wife and I went to an estate sale this morning and I got a hand saw, a spl...

5 05-17-2016 04:02 AM
View Marn64's profile

Pre-Lateral Stanley restoration update *now new pictures* and new question

04-09-2016 11:44 PM by Marn64

So last week, I made my first post asking some questions about restoring my T...

23 05-16-2016 10:15 PM
View Robsan's profile

V&B 905 plane refurbishment - advice please.

01-03-2016 04:58 PM by Robsan

One of my most prized possessions is a ‘905 plane that I inherited from...

13 05-16-2016 03:04 PM
View Marn64's profile

upgrading and modding up my first plane

05-04-2016 02:07 AM by Marn64

I was 14 when I was introduced to woodworking. At the time, I had neither the...

10 05-15-2016 05:51 PM
View HokieKen's profile

Torshalla Smide Chisels

05-15-2016 11:48 AM by HokieKen

I bought a set of E.A. Berg chisels off Ebay. After I got them, turned out t...

0 05-15-2016 11:48 AM

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