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Planes, what do I do now??

578 days ago by ZED

So I bought some hand planes and am in the process of refurbishing them. I ha...

12 578 days ago
View wunderaa's profile

"I need some hand planes..."

583 days ago by wunderaa

I recall that thought running through my inner dialog a couple of months back...

6 578 days ago
View Jon1094's profile

Making hand tools

578 days ago by Jon1094

I am turning some new handles for my Irwin chisels and now want to make a set...

4 578 days ago
View startingfromscratch's profile

$100 set of chisels...give me your recommendations!

579 days ago by startingfromscratch

Getting into dovetailing and mortise and tenon joinery with hand tools. I go...

10 578 days ago
View Arminius's profile

Making moulding planes - best floats to start with?

1004 days ago by Arminius

I am planning to try my hand at making some hollows/rounds/rebate planes, and...

6 578 days ago
View CartersWhittling's profile

Moulding Planes

796 days ago by CartersWhittling

I am currently in the process of researching the design and construction of m...

5 578 days ago
View WillAdams's profile

Small woodworking tool set

584 days ago by WillAdams

I want to make a small, (inexpensive?), portable tool chest / box for myself,...

17 579 days ago
View bobasaurus's profile

Christmas Chisel Gloat

580 days ago by bobasaurus

My parents understand my favorite hobby very well and got me this excellent s...

8 580 days ago
View Tim21BO3's profile

Would I be paying too much for this John Spear saw?

582 days ago by Tim21BO3

Merry Christmas to all! I have recently stumbled across an individual loca...

5 582 days ago
View Matt Nudi's profile

Shop Essential Hand Tools?

584 days ago by Matt Nudi

Hello everybody, Well, a little back story on me. I’m a college stud...

11 583 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Pencils...I do a lot of layout; furniture building. What Pencil brand do u use?

614 days ago by steve6678

Ha…I buy the Mechanicals from the dollar store but they break off too e...

79 584 days ago
View frosty50's profile

History on a Bedrock 608 Jointer Plane

584 days ago by frosty50

I purchase several years ago a Bedrock 608 jointer plane. I now that Stanley ...

2 584 days ago
View Tedstor's profile

A few recent acquisitions

584 days ago by Tedstor

Just for the sake of conversation, I thought I might share a few recent purch...

1 584 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

Sargent Plane Identity Tips

1231 days ago by HorizontalMike

One of the planes I have from my GG-father is a Sargent, so I have been recen...

8 584 days ago
View groy87's profile

Wood recommendations for dai (kanna) body.

585 days ago by groy87

I recently acquired a Japanese plane blade from eBay and I was wondering if a...

2 584 days ago
View Jon1094's profile

Something amazing just happened

584 days ago by Jon1094

I had some time between projects drying. After tuning up a couple planes I i...

1 584 days ago
View JohnChung's profile

Using a pencil.

585 days ago by JohnChung

We all use a pencil for marking lines :) There is a new use for a pencil. To ...

1 585 days ago
View mandatory66's profile

Saw choice for Stanley 150 miter box

585 days ago by mandatory66

I just picked up a very nice Stanley 150 miter box and am having difficulty w...

0 585 days ago
View shampeon's profile (online now)

Making plough plane cutters from bar stock

602 days ago by shampeon

I recently bought an old Stanley #45 plough plane, and it was missing some cu...

28 585 days ago
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587 days ago by mvflaim

Hi, my name is Mike and I’m an antique molding plane addict.

20 585 days ago

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