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Spofford brace refurb help

561 days ago by Spur

I finally found a spofford brace (it is a 110) but it needs a bit o work. The...

3 561 days ago
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Need help with these Saw Sharpening Jigs

563 days ago by davidroberts

I’m peering over that slippery slope of saw sharpening. I bought a MF ...

1 561 days ago
View BigMig's profile

Sharpening/Cambering the Iron of a Bailey Hand Plane

561 days ago by BigMig

I recently watched a video on the Fine Woodworking site on sharpening and cam...

6 561 days ago
View Brett's profile

Handtool Shops

727 days ago by Brett

I’ve seen a ton of articles in magazines, online, etc. that show worksh...

7 561 days ago
View MNWOODWORKER's profile

Shoulder plane

562 days ago by MNWOODWORKER

I am biulding my roubo bench and need to fine tune the tenon for fitting the ...

8 561 days ago
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Tip-Toeing Thru the eBay Minefield

580 days ago by poopiekat

I’m seeing more and more ridiculous listings for handplanes on eBay...

39 562 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Which of these would be better for end grain?

572 days ago by Purrmaster

I’m thinking of picking up a new block plane for working on end grain. ...

22 562 days ago
View mbs's profile

Plane iron sharpening

564 days ago by mbs

After reading some threads on sharpening I decided to tune up my #62 bevel-up...

7 562 days ago
View Emma Walker's profile

Why are squares so damn expensive?

565 days ago by Emma Walker

Starrett squares are like over $100 just for two pieces of metal stamped toge...

42 563 days ago
View Alexandre's profile

hmmm... How to remove a handle off a tang chisel (narex mortise chisel)

563 days ago by Alexandre

So, I decided to buy a Narex Mortise chisel from Lee Valley.I hate the handle...

11 563 days ago
View LeChuck's profile

Rabbet planes

563 days ago by LeChuck

Hi folks, I’m curious about how the average machine oriented woodwor...

9 563 days ago
View Oldelm's profile

Chip breaker question

564 days ago by Oldelm

Based on all the recent articles on the subject I have decide to reshape the ...

2 563 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Waterstone Soaking?

566 days ago by 12strings

What is the reasoning and necessity of soaking waterstones? I just got my ...

11 563 days ago
View matlock_50's profile

How do I prevent flash rust after electrolysis but before painting?

566 days ago by matlock_50

I am restoring an old Stanley no.8 that probably should have been used for pa...

27 564 days ago
View SCUMM's profile

Stanley Folding Rules

900 days ago by SCUMM

First time post so it will be hard to “measure” the success of th...

12 564 days ago
View Ben's profile

Need a dovetail saw

565 days ago by Ben

I’ve just started hand cutting a kitchen’s worth of drawer boxes...

15 564 days ago
View Brett's profile

Free-hand Sharpening technique details?

565 days ago by Brett

I sharpen my chisels and plane irons free-hand on oilstones. When I was le...

3 564 days ago
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Greenlee Lathe tools?

642 days ago by lumberjoe

I found this on Craigslist and it seems to be a pretty good deal 9 Gre...

19 564 days ago
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nor craft and shelton

565 days ago by jacob34

I have recently purchased two planes, well more than two but the others are S...

8 565 days ago
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refinishing plane tote

566 days ago by woodklutz

What do you recommend for refinishing the tote, removing old paint or stain? ...

13 565 days ago

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