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View Justin Lukaszewicz's profile

Hand Plane S.O.S.

06-03-2015 12:25 AM by Justin Lukaszewicz

I purchased a Stanley Handyman #4 plane at a garage sale in not so spectacula...

4 06-03-2015 02:02 AM
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06-02-2015 11:09 PM by PineInTheAsh

Excellent 12” Craftsman Ban Saw with miter gauge. $120 Belt Sander, ...

0 06-02-2015 11:09 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Sharpening help...slanted blade

06-02-2015 07:52 AM by bbasiaga

If you have seen any of my blog series on restoring a hand plane, you will kn...

9 06-02-2015 09:48 PM
View Holbs's profile

dovetail & pin flattening: block plane or smoothing plane?

06-01-2015 11:03 PM by Holbs

I am in the midst of practicing dovetails. I have a functional block plane n...

13 06-02-2015 05:17 PM
View BoardCop's profile

Bailey Stanley 4-1/2 confused

06-02-2015 02:30 AM by BoardCop

I bought this 4-1/2 and thought it was a type 15. After reading a few differe...

7 06-02-2015 01:06 PM
View DLIONS71's profile

I can not find the maker of this vise......please help!!

05-31-2015 05:07 PM by DLIONS71

I recently got a vise and was told that it was quite old. After researching f...

2 06-02-2015 02:10 AM
View bonesbr549's profile

I have begun my hand cut dovetail journey

05-26-2015 02:26 AM by bonesbr549

well this weekend started to learn to hand cut dovetails. It will take some ...

14 06-01-2015 05:56 PM
View mahdee's profile

Cleaning diamond sharpeners.

05-31-2015 01:34 PM by mahdee

Hi,I have a set of HF diamond knife sharpeners. Some of them are getting clo...

7 06-01-2015 02:03 AM
View bonesbr549's profile

PSA. Lienielsen chisels

05-31-2015 12:45 PM by bonesbr549

wow learned a valuable lesson yesterday. I was paring and was gripping the si...

8 05-31-2015 06:27 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Bow Turning Saw Build

05-10-2015 12:32 AM by Troy Cleckler

I’ve got the Gramercy blades and handle hardware kit ordered but itR...

21 05-31-2015 05:23 PM
View JADobson's profile

Cornering Tools

05-27-2015 02:04 AM by JADobson

Has anyone ever used a cornering tool like one of these: Have you used...

17 05-31-2015 04:50 PM
View Paul M's profile

is this a type 1 Bedrock?

05-26-2015 06:42 PM by Paul M

picked up at garage sale, took apart to see what it was, only soft brush to i...

4 05-29-2015 10:56 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Laminate a molding plane blank - is it really a big no no?

05-27-2015 04:26 AM by ColonelTravis

Bitten hard by the make-a-molding-plane bug. Of the two big instructional vid...

9 05-29-2015 10:34 PM
View Planeman40's profile

Source of good inexpensive hand planes, chisels, and carving tools

05-26-2015 09:40 PM by Planeman40

I’m a “toolaholic” that has been woodworking for over a hal...

3 05-27-2015 02:09 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

How do you tune up a Stanely 4 1/2 as a smoothing plane?

05-22-2015 01:14 AM by Combo Prof

I did like a little advice on how I should tune a Stanley 4 1/2 to take out s...

13 05-27-2015 12:30 PM
View Ajs73's profile

$12 Auction find. G4

05-24-2015 11:09 AM by Ajs73

Hi all, neighbor passed away a couplemonths ago and they auctioned off the ho...

13 05-27-2015 10:03 AM
View JeffP's profile

Milk-jug mallet

02-21-2015 01:15 PM by JeffP

I actually ran across this maker video on an electronics maker site that I fr...

35 05-26-2015 08:41 PM
View watermark's profile

Kanna find. (Japanese hand plane)

05-24-2015 10:46 AM by watermark

I scored all these Japanese hand planes and a Stanley Bailey No.5 along with ...

7 05-26-2015 05:00 PM
View YoungWilly's profile

Custom Metal stamp

09-19-2013 02:51 PM by YoungWilly

Would anyone know of a website where I can get a custom metal stamp in Canada...

7 05-26-2015 05:32 AM
View poopiekat's profile

The Stanley # 39s....Boom or Bust?

10-07-2012 09:04 PM by poopiekat

I’ve never seen a 39 before, much less owned one. But a 39- 3/8”...

35 05-26-2015 02:24 AM

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