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Is This Too Junky to Save?

10-31-2013 11:23 PM by BustedClock

I’ve been shopping eBay for a Stanley No. 7 with the solid faced frog. ...

23 11-02-2013 11:47 AM
View Ron Harper's profile

Finishing query

11-02-2013 01:44 AM by Ron Harper

Just finished a toy box for a niece. Has two coats of satin white enamel on i...

1 11-02-2013 02:15 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Sharpening plane irons with sandpaper - do I need a stone or a file to knock off the corners?

10-31-2013 04:12 PM by HarveyDunn

I’ve assembled some sandpaper and a sheet of glass and have sharpened u...

6 11-01-2013 02:12 PM
View Christian Holihan's profile

Holdfast in MDF bench top

10-30-2013 05:11 PM by Christian Holihan

I have a laminate bench top of 3 1” MDF boards. Is it beyond foolish to...

11 10-31-2013 11:54 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Coarse, Medium & Fine Hand Planes for a Newbie

10-28-2013 05:30 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m a novice woodworker. I’m looking for a low-cost way to get a ...

69 10-31-2013 09:34 PM
View Shannan's profile

Best dovetail saw for small hands?

10-30-2013 03:09 AM by Shannan

I’m taking a class on hand-cut dovetails in a few weeks, and I’d ...

14 10-31-2013 05:33 PM
View 12strings's profile

Shop-made Toothed Bench stop

10-31-2013 04:43 PM by 12strings

I’m doing some research for a workbench build, and wondered if anyone h...

0 10-31-2013 04:43 PM
View acowboy's profile

Siegley No.5c

10-31-2013 03:21 PM by acowboy

Knowing Siegley never made a lever cap plane, figured after Stanley bought th...

0 10-31-2013 03:21 PM
View 12strings's profile

If you don't have a honing guide...

10-31-2013 03:25 AM by 12strings

...GET ONE! I have been sharpening freehand for about 4 years, and just pu...

5 10-31-2013 04:17 AM
View Loren's profile

What happens if you run a dust collector impeller in reverse?

10-31-2013 01:06 AM by Loren

Does it blow the air the opposite direction or just not work as well as it sh...

5 10-31-2013 04:05 AM
View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

Please help me name this old mortice chisel

10-27-2013 04:44 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen

When finishing this stool I went through my old tools and found this nice mor...

14 10-30-2013 09:14 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

How to do dadoes, rabbets & grooves by hand, without a specialty plane

10-29-2013 01:17 PM by HarveyDunn

Hi all, Can I get a clean dadoes, rabbet or groove using hand-tools only, ...

24 10-30-2013 09:10 PM
View 489tad's profile

Hand Saw Question

10-30-2013 03:21 AM by 489tad

This was hanging in a store. A western style, the handle was broken and ...

2 10-30-2013 01:20 PM
View 7Footer's profile

Router Plane Blades

10-29-2013 05:30 PM by 7Footer

Does anyone know of a source other than LV or Lie Nielsen to buy a router pla...

2 10-30-2013 01:03 PM
View Posty's profile

Deciding on new hand plane

10-29-2013 09:36 PM by Posty

So Christmas is coming and my birthday is also on Dec 23. Have been using som...

13 10-30-2013 03:04 AM
View Ray's profile

Greenlee chisels

10-14-2013 03:50 AM by Ray

Does anyone know if Greenlee made chisels that were sold under a different na...

3 10-30-2013 01:18 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Can you use a IBC chipbreaker/blade set for L-Ns in a Stanley?

10-28-2013 11:53 PM by ColonelTravis

I blew this off for a while but then thought I really need to ask. This IB...

3 10-29-2013 06:16 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Of Interest to Vaughan & Bushnell Guys:

10-29-2013 12:33 AM by poopiekat

A local listing…for nippers!

0 10-29-2013 12:33 AM
View jdh122's profile

chair devil or scraper, for final shaping of drawknifed chair parts

08-29-2013 08:45 PM by jdh122

I’m about to try my hand at making a greenwood chair (ladder-back, wove...

7 10-28-2013 10:08 PM
View Ron Harper's profile

Met Rob Cosman saw new plane

10-27-2013 08:03 PM by Ron Harper

Met Mr. Cosman at the Indianapolis Woodcraft yesterday afternoon. I had no i...

11 10-28-2013 02:36 PM

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