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View SquintyPolock's profile

I know nothing. Where do I start with Hand Planes?

06-13-2013 02:17 AM by SquintyPolock

Check out my forum topic on finding cheaper wood… http://lumberjocks...

17 06-19-2013 07:23 AM
View Handtooler's profile

Marking, Layout, and Measuring

06-19-2013 03:05 AM by Handtooler

Question from a novice, Please. Do any of you LJ’s find any utility fr...

4 06-19-2013 04:02 AM
View GerardW's profile

Case of the Mystery Hand Plane

06-17-2013 10:06 PM by GerardW

Trying to figure out what I’ve got on my hands here. I got this from my...

8 06-19-2013 03:10 AM
View Roswell's profile

What type is this Stanley Plane?

06-17-2013 11:19 PM by Roswell

So, I’m out of town traveling, and one of my favorite things to do is h...

8 06-18-2013 01:04 PM
View poopiekat's profile

The "Mixed Emotions" Hand Plane Thread

06-17-2013 12:25 PM by poopiekat

I’d be showing my years, but the old stand-up comedy joke went like thi...

22 06-18-2013 12:09 AM
View woodcox's profile (online now)

chamfer question

06-12-2013 04:25 AM by woodcox

Is this chamfer possible with a router? Maybe with a template. It looks like ...

13 06-17-2013 09:21 PM
View fumehappy's profile

Help with oddball plane ID

06-16-2013 12:33 AM by fumehappy

picked this sucker up today at a yardsale. I can’t see any identifyng ...

12 06-17-2013 08:36 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Rebuilding a Stanley #135 Far, So Good...98% done!!

06-07-2013 03:57 PM by poopiekat

I bought another Stanley Liberty Bell plane, I dunno, I just like ‘em, ...

17 06-17-2013 08:34 PM
View jusfine's profile

Chisels of my Dreams? I bought mine!

06-14-2013 12:21 AM by jusfine

To me, there is something fascinating about chisels. When you get a good o...

23 06-17-2013 02:29 AM
View Ben's profile

Grinding small coved card scraper?

06-15-2013 02:53 AM by Ben

Could you guys kindly walk me through a crash course in selecting, grinding a...

1 06-15-2013 02:21 PM
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06-14-2013 04:14 PM by Jeff82780

I’m making a scraper shave and am having a difficult time with this thi...

1 06-14-2013 06:35 PM
View chrisstef's profile

Me and McMaster Carr - rantalicious.

06-12-2013 08:10 PM by chrisstef

Im not much of a ranting person but I want to share my little story here with...

48 06-13-2013 06:30 PM
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06-11-2013 10:32 PM by a1Jim

I just got this e mail today from Lee Valley and the first thing my eyes lock...

27 06-13-2013 01:26 PM
View steve's profile

How any brand can justify $600+ for a sharpening system is beyond ridiculous

06-09-2013 10:49 PM by steve

I am commenting on the Tormek T-7.

48 06-13-2013 12:13 AM
View aherna's profile

Advice on restoring an old wooden vice screw

06-12-2013 01:28 PM by aherna

Hi all, I recently picked up an old wooden leg vice screw and plan to use ...

2 06-12-2013 01:42 PM
View Hodge's profile

Help identifying old spear like object.....

06-09-2013 11:49 AM by Hodge

Obviously, this is not a wood working tool but I was hoping someo...

6 06-11-2013 10:07 PM
View robdem's profile

Shoulder plane which one to buy

06-07-2013 01:17 AM by robdem

Looking to buy one of the veritas shoulder planes either the small or medium...

14 06-11-2013 03:35 PM
View ChrisWilson's profile

Scotch Brace Bit retention spring

06-11-2013 07:52 AM by ChrisWilson

Hi. I have just acquired a scotch brace, on which the bit retention lever ...

1 06-11-2013 02:03 PM
View RonInOhio's profile

A Surprise Find In the Shop.

06-11-2013 04:54 AM by RonInOhio

Actually this hatchet has been floating around in there for sometime. I think...

3 06-11-2013 01:02 PM
View Buckethead's profile

Today's catch from the woodworking store: dovetailing beginner

06-09-2013 07:48 PM by Buckethead

I have been threatening to make some dovetails, and have been debating whethe...

21 06-11-2013 01:32 AM

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