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First Plane... YEAH... Now, how do I fix it?

588 days ago by ToddJB

I just picked up my first hand plane last weekend. It’s in pretty good ...

13 587 days ago
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strange markings on tape measure

588 days ago by JesseTutt

Harbor Freight has a coupon this month for a free measuring tape. When I got...

7 588 days ago
View Don Broussard's profile

Level with Me

599 days ago by Don Broussard

I got this 2-vial Stanley Sweetheart level at an antique shop (I think I got ...

3 588 days ago
View Timberwerks's profile

First Shavings

588 days ago by Timberwerks

Nothing like the excitement of the first shavings from a new plane. Kanna is ...

5 588 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

Help identifying small bar clamps and my discovery for refurbishing them

591 days ago by Lee Barker

I have two pairs, bought used at different places. The smaller ones say &#...

12 588 days ago
View davidroberts's profile

Need help setting #3 Iron

593 days ago by davidroberts

I’m having a very basic problem of setting the plane iron and chipbreak...

14 589 days ago
View Anapolis7's profile

Popular Woodworking Scraper Plane Plans

727 days ago by Anapolis7

I am in the process of building a scraper plane. I have read about a billion...

6 589 days ago
View BerBer5985's profile

Google sketchup for tpi pattern for retoothing

590 days ago by BerBer5985

To start off, I absolutely don’t get sketchup. I’ve played with i...

2 590 days ago
View AKSteve's profile

Craigslist find

590 days ago by AKSteve

Don’t know if the price is right but I thought I would pass it along. I...

6 590 days ago
View lunn's profile

old tools at auction

590 days ago by lunn

I sometimes go to a auction house near me if they have something i’m in...

2 590 days ago
View Spur's profile

Spofford brace refurb help

591 days ago by Spur

I finally found a spofford brace (it is a 110) but it needs a bit o work. The...

3 590 days ago
View davidroberts's profile

Need help with these Saw Sharpening Jigs

593 days ago by davidroberts

I’m peering over that slippery slope of saw sharpening. I bought a MF ...

1 591 days ago
View BigMig's profile

Sharpening/Cambering the Iron of a Bailey Hand Plane

591 days ago by BigMig

I recently watched a video on the Fine Woodworking site on sharpening and cam...

6 591 days ago
View Brett's profile

Handtool Shops

757 days ago by Brett

I’ve seen a ton of articles in magazines, online, etc. that show worksh...

7 591 days ago
View MNWOODWORKER's profile

Shoulder plane

592 days ago by MNWOODWORKER

I am biulding my roubo bench and need to fine tune the tenon for fitting the ...

8 591 days ago
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Tip-Toeing Thru the eBay Minefield

610 days ago by poopiekat

I’m seeing more and more ridiculous listings for handplanes on eBay...

39 592 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Which of these would be better for end grain?

602 days ago by Purrmaster

I’m thinking of picking up a new block plane for working on end grain. ...

22 592 days ago
View mbs's profile

Plane iron sharpening

594 days ago by mbs

After reading some threads on sharpening I decided to tune up my #62 bevel-up...

7 592 days ago
View Emma Walker's profile

Why are squares so damn expensive?

595 days ago by Emma Walker

Starrett squares are like over $100 just for two pieces of metal stamped toge...

42 593 days ago
View Alexandre's profile

hmmm... How to remove a handle off a tang chisel (narex mortise chisel)

593 days ago by Alexandre

So, I decided to buy a Narex Mortise chisel from Lee Valley.I hate the handle...

11 593 days ago

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