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View uMinded's profile

My first hand plane

03-09-2014 08:21 PM by uMinded

I was out visiting the in laws on the west coast and poked my head into an an...

9 03-11-2014 01:48 PM
View Sandra's profile

Lacquer on Chisels - SUCCESS!!

02-10-2013 05:22 PM by Sandra

I have a new set of Stanley sweetheart chisels that have been patiently wait...

22 03-11-2014 03:36 AM
View Jerry's profile

Hand Plane Jointer Fence - Shop Made

03-09-2014 09:51 PM by Jerry

This is my shop made hand plane jointer fence. It’s made from 4 1/8R...

31 03-11-2014 01:18 AM
View MichiganCur's profile

Please help identify my Spokeshave.

03-10-2014 03:11 PM by MichiganCur

Ohhhhh my first post… I feel like it should be something epic, but inst...

4 03-10-2014 08:29 PM
View cgm_md's profile

choosing the right sized chisel for a mortise

03-09-2014 05:52 PM by cgm_md

Okay, this may seem like a silly question, but I am working on my first piece...

7 03-10-2014 04:50 PM
View junebug's profile

Tool Identification please

03-10-2014 12:37 AM by junebug

I was looking through some old boxes my dad had in the corner of the basement...

6 03-10-2014 10:55 AM
View Ray's profile

Tongue and groove without specialized planes

03-09-2014 02:57 AM by Ray

Is it practical/feasible to create tongue and groove joints without specializ...

15 03-09-2014 08:42 PM
View Greg In Maryland's profile

Sharpening Pigsticker Mortise Chisels

03-03-2014 02:45 PM by Greg In Maryland

Hey all, Nothing says ‘snow day’ like sharpening pigsticker mo...

13 03-09-2014 08:27 PM
View WayneC's profile

Amazing video showing how to build a log home using only handtools.

03-03-2014 06:04 PM by WayneC

This video is well worth the watch. The axe work is amazing. Some interesti...

12 03-09-2014 07:54 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Shooting ramp board

03-08-2014 01:03 PM by JohnChung

Hi, I have finally completed the 5 degrees ramp based on Derek Cohen desig...

4 03-09-2014 08:25 AM
View Ray's profile

Enfield Shaker cabinet modification?

03-09-2014 01:42 AM by Ray

I would like to build a larger (wider) version of this- possibly twice as wid...

1 03-09-2014 03:57 AM
View FrogpondWoodworks's profile

My new additions!!

02-19-2014 03:00 AM by FrogpondWoodworks

Here’s my attempt at making my own marking knife and router plane blade...

2 03-08-2014 08:09 PM
View Ray's profile

Wet grinder- against or with the rotation.

03-08-2014 02:56 AM by Ray

When grinding a new bevel, should the edge of the blade be facing against the...

6 03-08-2014 07:53 PM
View Kade Knight's profile

Narex bench vs premium chisels

03-08-2014 02:39 AM by Kade Knight

Hey all! I’ve been looking at Narex chisels and have read many good rev...

5 03-08-2014 06:19 PM
View jasonburr's profile

Hand Plane Troubleshooting

03-04-2014 10:42 PM by jasonburr

Hey guys. I am fairly new new hand tools and am in a quandary. I have a vi...

15 03-08-2014 07:54 AM
View suramoto's profile

Source for replacement Stanley #62 plane blade (p/n 12-142)

03-26-2013 08:08 AM by suramoto

If anybody has one of the Stanley 12-137 No. 62 Sweetheart jack planes and is...

1 03-07-2014 01:17 PM
View ScottStewart's profile

No 7 vs No 8

03-06-2014 05:15 AM by ScottStewart

So I am getting into hand planes and am looking for a jointer. I am willing ...

18 03-07-2014 12:13 AM
View rhett's profile

Tapered blades for woodies

03-05-2014 11:24 PM by rhett

I had a batch of tapered double irons manufactured for my hand planes. L...

2 03-06-2014 12:42 AM
View basswood's profile

100 y.o. Pilliod Tool Chest posted by Tools of the Trade

03-05-2014 04:16 PM by basswood

The old tool box I found caught the attention of Tools of the Trade: ...

2 03-05-2014 09:34 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Who made this lever cap?

03-04-2014 05:00 PM by poopiekat

Ok… I got this #3 plane at a flea market, maker unknown. Heck...

6 03-05-2014 02:14 PM

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