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Made a Plane Today

907 days ago by BubbaIBA

I’ve wanted a wooden plane for awhile. Read some blog posts on making ...

10 572 days ago
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576 days ago by a1Jim

Hi Friends! I’m sure glad to be with you today after a mysterious, a...

25 572 days ago
View skeemer's profile

Sharpening frustrations

574 days ago by skeemer

I received a few new items for the workshop for Christmas, namely an IBC blad...

21 572 days ago
View startingfromscratch's profile

Saws: can anyone tell me what this saw is? And what I should get?

574 days ago by startingfromscratch

I am going to buy saws for dovetails and mortise/tenon joinery. I am looking...

8 573 days ago
View ShaneA's profile

LeeValley Small Router Plane vs Mini Router Plane

576 days ago by ShaneA

I was looking to take advantage of LV free shipping offer. The small and min...

6 573 days ago
View derosa's profile

Major tool gloat; plane, clamps and other fun stuff.

573 days ago by derosa

I spend some time chatting over Christmas dinner with a friend of the family&...

5 573 days ago
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575 days ago by byerbyer

My father recently gifted me his two side sharpening stone. It’s a Smit...

4 574 days ago
View lwllms's profile

Reflections on my hammer--real long

888 days ago by lwllms

I’ve got this problem with my house, it’s been there since I boug...

4 575 days ago
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Looking for depth adjustment bolt for Stanley plane restoration

585 days ago by groy87

Done anyone have a left-hand thread Stanley depth adjustment bolt they would ...

14 575 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Let's talk about wax...

575 days ago by 12strings

What are situations where you find that one wax works better than another for...

5 575 days ago
View corpmule's profile

Does anybody know what this is?

761 days ago by corpmule

Does anybody know what this is? I know it’s an “egg beaterR...

22 575 days ago
View Zor's profile

Another question about Stanley planes.

577 days ago by Zor

I picked up my first planes at a yard sale this morning and I was wondering i...

13 576 days ago
View doninvegas's profile

Serious About Sharpening

581 days ago by doninvegas

I don’t know why it took me so long but I figured out that I have to get seri...

47 576 days ago
View MrRon's profile

Leveling a level

576 days ago by MrRon

I have an adjustable electronic level that I would like to verify for level. ...

1 576 days ago
View Jon1094's profile

Sharpening questions

577 days ago by Jon1094

Not sure why manufacturers can’t just stick to one or two grit denomina...

6 577 days ago
View NewEnglandsWoodWorks's profile

Restoring old wood body hand planes.

592 days ago by NewEnglandsWoodWorks

Hi all,I recently acquired an old body hand plane. Its in pretty rough shape,...

4 577 days ago
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Question about Rabbet Planes

577 days ago by JuanGatico

As you know Veritas Tools is offering three choices for making rabbets: 1....

6 577 days ago
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Stanley No. 605 hand plane

578 days ago by Stanley Coker

My brother-in-law gave me an old Stanley No. 605 hand plane. He told me that ...

7 577 days ago
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What Did you get For Christmas? Tool Gloats Welcome.

579 days ago by laxbograt

So Apparently I was good this year so the jolly old elf left me a couple toys...

19 577 days ago
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Choosing a hand plane, aka. another one of these questions

579 days ago by Kimchi4u

I know this question has probably been asked time and time again on other thr...

15 578 days ago

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