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Sealing and flattening your MDF bench

04-29-2013 02:34 PM by hiswillus

So I was advised against MDF as a bench top after it was to late. I’m ...

51 05-15-2013 01:31 AM
View JJohnston's profile

Somebody with a Stanley 45 in the original wooden box?

05-14-2013 01:28 AM by JJohnston

I just got one of these, complete except for the original box. Could somebody...

4 05-14-2013 03:27 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Dad's D-8

05-13-2013 03:56 PM by Gerald Thompson

Mike Allen in Carlsbad, CA refurbished my Dad’s D-8. It was mad...

2 05-14-2013 01:47 AM
View doitnut's profile

hand plane question

05-12-2013 08:16 AM by doitnut

After my father passed I found 2 hand planes, one incomplete, among his hand ...

6 05-13-2013 08:40 PM
View poopiekat's profile (online now)

This Week's Vintage Iron: Additions to my Smorgasbord

05-12-2013 11:38 PM by poopiekat

I’ve managed to miss every annual show in this little farm town about 2...

11 05-13-2013 02:43 AM
View Don W's profile (online now)

Identity of this Stanley #5 1/4

08-04-2012 09:13 PM by Don W

This is a 5 1/4 Stanley I picked up at a flea market today. It doesn’t ...

19 05-12-2013 11:09 PM
View Mark's profile

The joys of planing

05-10-2013 04:46 AM by Mark

I’ve never tried to flatten a board with a hand plane, never mind a tab...

6 05-12-2013 10:50 PM
View ArtRafael's profile

"New" Chisle set

05-11-2013 05:14 PM by ArtRafael

I finally got a chisel set for my tool collection – tool steel (Case ha...

5 05-12-2013 01:54 AM
View felkadelic's profile (online now)

Source for Plane Knob and Tote Bolts

05-11-2013 06:21 AM by felkadelic

I have a #4 Stanley with some really shoddy looking/stripped out bolts. Is t...

4 05-11-2013 03:31 PM
View Peteyb's profile

WoodRiver V3 #5 Hand Plane Help

05-07-2013 02:54 PM by Peteyb

I just bought this thing last night. This is the first hand plane that I...

40 05-11-2013 02:17 PM
View mak's profile

Work Sharp or Water Stones

05-08-2013 12:45 AM by mak

Since sharpening seems to be a Coke versus Pepsi kind of personal preference,...

12 05-11-2013 05:37 AM
View Tugboater78's profile

wooden planes need some TLC help?

05-10-2013 06:15 PM by Tugboater78

i bid on a lot on Ebay and won some wooden hand planes, marking gauges and sa...

7 05-11-2013 05:26 AM
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05-10-2013 10:51 PM by Francisco Luna


1 05-11-2013 12:13 AM
View Dave11's profile

Jointing 8 foot long boards with handplanes

05-02-2013 09:18 PM by Dave11

So I’m continuing to learn to true and joint lumber using only handplan...

10 05-10-2013 02:36 AM
View dpjeansonne's profile

installing metal screw for leg vise

05-09-2013 03:51 AM by dpjeansonne

I bought a metal screw (LV tail vise screw) to use in my build of the leg vis...

4 05-10-2013 02:23 AM
View Ripthorn's profile

Re-Filling in a Ruler Etch

05-07-2013 09:50 PM by Ripthorn

I won a Starrett 12” rule on ebay and it was pretty dirty. I gave it a...

10 05-08-2013 09:55 PM
View toolmike's profile

Tool auctions

05-08-2013 01:20 AM by toolmike

Hi, Has anyone had any experience with Martin Donnelly Tool Auctions? I...

1 05-08-2013 05:12 PM
View adamclyde's profile

Gifts from my dad - a whole drawer full of hand tools

05-07-2013 02:23 AM by adamclyde

Christmas came really early this year. I have been building out my shop since...

14 05-08-2013 02:04 AM
View Timberwerks's profile

Japanese Plane Misconception

05-03-2013 12:21 PM by Timberwerks

I thought this recent post may interest some here as well: http://djofurnitur...

1 05-08-2013 01:28 AM
View 69BBNova's profile

Some Old Disston Handsaws

05-05-2013 08:06 PM by 69BBNova

From what I can tell the D-7 (24” 8ppi xcut) and no...

7 05-07-2013 09:14 PM

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