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View BubbaIBA's profile

Back to the Leg Vise

09-26-2015 09:19 PM by BubbaIBA

MsBubba gave marching orders over morning coffee for me to make a portable be...

1 09-28-2015 08:40 PM
View Dominik Matus's profile

Metal sheet grater

09-03-2015 09:21 PM by Dominik Matus

Hello guys!I have a question to you. My friend has really awesome hand tool. ...

15 09-28-2015 02:24 PM
View Matt's profile

What is this tool?

09-25-2015 07:59 PM by Matt

The father of a family friend died recently and this friend asked if I would ...

6 09-26-2015 06:05 PM
View Robertd's profile

Rounding out my Wood Working skill set.

09-19-2015 03:29 PM by Robertd

I have been woodworking for years on and off. I have always been intimidated ...

8 09-26-2015 10:30 AM
View ajthomas5009's profile

Sharpening stone ?'s

09-15-2015 09:58 PM by ajthomas5009

I’m looking to improve upon my current sharpening system. I currently u...

33 09-26-2015 12:54 AM
View 12strings's profile

What is your FAVORITE Hand Plane?

12-24-2013 07:17 PM by 12strings

Sort of like handplanes of your dreams, except this has to be something you A...

44 09-25-2015 11:21 PM
View dbw's profile

Stanley 12-404 hand plane

09-19-2015 07:28 PM by dbw

I’m thinking of buying one of these. It costs under $20. Is it worth th...

6 09-25-2015 05:25 PM
View DW833's profile

Help identifying a Disston Saw

09-25-2015 02:22 AM by DW833

Picked up this saw and having difficulty identifying it. Has a Disston medal...

2 09-25-2015 05:38 AM
View MuseumGuy's profile

Plane iron won't reach front of mouth

09-19-2015 02:34 PM by MuseumGuy

Hi Everyone: I’m a beginning woodworker with a handplane problem tha...

35 09-25-2015 12:23 AM
View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile

"You've Got Mail"

09-24-2015 05:44 PM by TheTurtleCarpenter

Just a spot where you can post or boast a new purchase that came in the mail....

1 09-24-2015 07:57 PM
View Syellin's profile

Cutting Board - Cutting End Grain Finger Groove by Hand

09-18-2015 02:37 PM by Syellin

I am making a cutting board using nicely figured 6/4 walnut, entirely with ha...

4 09-24-2015 07:22 PM
View Jeff82780's profile

Shapton pro waterstone advice

09-23-2015 10:42 PM by Jeff82780

What’s up fellow LJ’s! I need some advice. So today my new lie ni...

2 09-24-2015 03:02 AM
View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile

Diamond in the rough !

09-21-2015 08:36 PM by TheTurtleCarpenter

You don’t find them like this very often, 100 yr old and still ...

11 09-23-2015 06:27 AM
View Timberwerks's profile

Attention Milwaukee Area Woodworkers: Kanna / Krenov

09-23-2015 12:20 AM by Timberwerks

Hi Everyone As some of you may know the ...

0 09-23-2015 12:20 AM
View zzzzdoc's profile

Why follow a jointer plane with a smoothing plane. Just don't get it.

09-19-2015 10:53 PM by zzzzdoc

Can someone explain a question I’ve been wondering about for a while. ...

16 09-22-2015 03:51 PM
View missesalot's profile

old butcher chisel, flea market buy

09-21-2015 10:34 AM by missesalot

bought an old chisel at the flea market yesterday for two bucks, name on it i...

16 09-21-2015 10:27 PM
View Shadowrider's profile

So what do I have here?

09-20-2015 11:32 PM by Shadowrider

Picked this up from a friend of mine. When I got it, it had some light surfa...

6 09-21-2015 08:49 PM
View loiblb's profile

Old wood plane

09-20-2015 05:39 PM by loiblb

This plane has a good feel to it. The iron has been sharpened a lot may n...

3 09-21-2015 10:27 AM
View skelf1's profile

old infill planes

09-21-2015 01:37 AM by skelf1

hi i have a collection old infill planes i would like to sell . i would like ...

1 09-21-2015 10:22 AM
View kabamaru's profile

Cambering a smoother plane's blade

09-15-2015 08:52 AM by kabamaru

Hi everybody, I’m a bit new to hand planes. I have the Veritas #4 sm...

4 09-19-2015 02:20 PM

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