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Wood, your hand tools, you and a little know-how. Share your questions, tips and strategies for the use and maintenance of hand-tools.

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No. 5 plane Restore and Repair (ongoing)

591 days ago by 69BBNova

I bought these planes with some other goodies yesterday afternoon, I figured ...

11 590 days ago
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hand drill primer

601 days ago by Carpintero

I’m looking for a hand drill/bit brace primer. How to use, techniques f...

6 591 days ago
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Lee Valley shopping list... suggestions?

605 days ago by pneufab

After my last project, I realized two things. 1. I think my woodworking wo...

30 591 days ago
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A Few New Toys - Vintage Planes +

601 days ago by 69BBNova

My friend was good enough to sell me some of his Grandfathers tools…...

6 592 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Tools are a Burden

592 days ago by BubbaIBA

I’m sure many have seen this post but if you haven’t it’s w...

2 592 days ago
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Lessons Learned & Outstanding Questions on Sharpening

855 days ago by SlaterNation

Sharpening Equipment I Have: - Norton 220/1000 waterstone- Norton 4000/800...

12 592 days ago
View DavidIN's profile

help identifying vintage plane

592 days ago by DavidIN

“TD & CO” is stamped on the end with 82 stamped a...

1 592 days ago
View ChrisJ's profile

Wooden Plane Question

601 days ago by ChrisJ

My brother in law found an old wooden hand plane at a garage sale and gave it...

12 593 days ago
View SamScavo's profile

Score or strikeout?

594 days ago by SamScavo

So, I found 2 hand planes on Craigslist yesterday for 45 bucks. Both are craf...

5 593 days ago
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Is Lee Valley Veritas PM-V11 plane iron worth the extra $15?

596 days ago by mbs

It’s not a lot of money. Just wondering if anyone who uses planes a lot...

13 594 days ago
View lumberjoe's profile

Suggestions for good pounders

594 days ago by lumberjoe

Now that I spent a lot of time properly sharpening and honing my good chisels...

11 594 days ago
View robdem's profile

narex chisels whats the difference highland woodworker or lee valley

595 days ago by robdem

Need some help with trying to figure out the difference between the narex ch...

3 594 days ago
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Advise on Auger Bits

595 days ago by JuanGatico

Hi Guys Please, which auger bit set do you recomend? Thanks

8 594 days ago
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My rehabbed Bailey #5 Using gun blue

847 days ago by SisQMark

Well today I finished rehabbing my old Bailey #5 planner. It only took me 2 d...

24 594 days ago
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Antique wood body planes-1 is W. Butcher

595 days ago by StayinBroke

Hey all, first post in the forums! Hi! Nice to meet ya and looking forward to...

4 594 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Made a Plane Today

930 days ago by BubbaIBA

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

10 595 days ago
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599 days ago by a1Jim

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

25 595 days ago
View skeemer's profile

Sharpening frustrations

597 days ago by skeemer

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

21 595 days ago
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Saws: can anyone tell me what this saw is? And what I should get?

597 days ago by startingfromscratch

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

8 596 days ago
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LeeValley Small Router Plane vs Mini Router Plane

599 days ago by ShaneA

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

6 596 days ago

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