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Cracked Lignum Vitae Mallet help

01-08-2013 at 09:31 PM by fumehappy

I was going to post in the “mallet of your dreams thread, but I figured...

3 01-09-2013 at 05:04 PM
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Of Dovetails and Chisels

01-07-2013 at 04:41 PM by synecdoche

I’ve been trying to learn how to hand-cut dovetails, following John Bul...

5 01-09-2013 at 03:23 PM
View 69BBNova's profile

No. 5 plane Restore and Repair (ongoing)

01-07-2013 at 12:19 AM by 69BBNova

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

11 01-08-2013 at 12:31 PM
View Carpintero's profile

hand drill primer

12-28-2012 at 03:11 PM by Carpintero

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

6 01-06-2013 at 08:35 PM
View pneufab's profile

Lee Valley shopping list... suggestions?

12-23-2012 at 10:32 PM by pneufab

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

30 01-06-2013 at 08:27 PM
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A Few New Toys - Vintage Planes +

12-28-2012 at 03:53 PM by 69BBNova

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

6 01-06-2013 at 02:04 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Tools are a Burden

01-06-2013 at 08:31 AM by BubbaIBA

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

2 01-06-2013 at 01:01 PM
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Lessons Learned & Outstanding Questions on Sharpening

04-18-2012 at 01:24 PM by SlaterNation

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

12 01-05-2013 at 10:20 PM
View DavidIN's profile

help identifying vintage plane

01-05-2013 at 06:08 PM by DavidIN

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

1 01-05-2013 at 09:06 PM
View ChrisJ's profile

Wooden Plane Question

12-28-2012 at 04:31 PM by ChrisJ

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

12 01-04-2013 at 08:06 PM
View SamScavo's profile

Score or strikeout?

01-04-2013 at 12:03 PM by SamScavo

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

5 01-04-2013 at 06:36 PM
View mbs's profile

Is Lee Valley Veritas PM-V11 plane iron worth the extra $15?

01-02-2013 at 04:44 PM by mbs

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

13 01-04-2013 at 03:08 PM
View lumberjoe's profile

Suggestions for good pounders

01-04-2013 at 08:20 AM by lumberjoe

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

11 01-04-2013 at 11:13 AM
View robdem's profile

narex chisels whats the difference highland woodworker or lee valley

01-03-2013 at 05:21 PM by robdem

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

3 01-04-2013 at 08:41 AM
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Advise on Auger Bits

01-03-2013 at 05:08 AM by JuanGatico

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

8 01-03-2013 at 11:30 PM
View SisQMark's profile

My rehabbed Bailey #5 Using gun blue

04-25-2012 at 08:03 PM by SisQMark

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

24 01-03-2013 at 08:03 PM
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Antique wood body planes-1 is W. Butcher

01-03-2013 at 05:20 PM by StayinBroke

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

4 01-03-2013 at 07:38 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Made a Plane Today

02-02-2012 at 09:31 PM by BubbaIBA

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

10 01-03-2013 at 02:00 PM
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12-30-2012 at 11:38 AM by a1Jim

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

25 01-03-2013 at 08:48 AM
View skeemer's profile

Sharpening frustrations

01-01-2013 at 07:30 AM by skeemer

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

21 01-03-2013 at 05:44 AM

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