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Lee Valley shopping list... suggestions?

614 days ago by pneufab

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

30 600 days ago
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A Few New Toys - Vintage Planes +

609 days ago by 69BBNova

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

6 600 days ago
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Tools are a Burden

601 days ago by BubbaIBA

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

2 600 days ago
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Lessons Learned & Outstanding Questions on Sharpening

863 days ago by SlaterNation

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

12 601 days ago
View DavidIN's profile

help identifying vintage plane

601 days ago by DavidIN

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

1 601 days ago
View ChrisJ's profile

Wooden Plane Question

609 days ago by ChrisJ

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

12 602 days ago
View SamScavo's profile

Score or strikeout?

602 days ago by SamScavo

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

5 602 days ago
View mbs's profile

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

604 days ago by mbs

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

13 602 days ago
View lumberjoe's profile

Suggestions for good pounders

603 days ago by lumberjoe

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

11 602 days ago
View robdem's profile

narex chisels whats the difference highland woodworker or lee valley

603 days ago by robdem

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

3 603 days ago
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Advise on Auger Bits

604 days ago by JuanGatico

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

8 603 days ago
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My rehabbed Bailey #5 Using gun blue

856 days ago by SisQMark

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

24 603 days ago
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Antique wood body planes-1 is W. Butcher

603 days ago by StayinBroke

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

4 603 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Made a Plane Today

939 days ago by BubbaIBA

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

10 603 days ago
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607 days ago by a1Jim

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

25 604 days ago
View skeemer's profile

Sharpening frustrations

606 days ago by skeemer

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

21 604 days ago
View startingfromscratch's profile

Saws: can anyone tell me what this saw is? And what I should get?

605 days ago by startingfromscratch

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

8 604 days ago
View ShaneA's profile

LeeValley Small Router Plane vs Mini Router Plane

607 days ago by ShaneA

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

6 605 days ago
View derosa's profile

Major tool gloat; plane, clamps and other fun stuff.

605 days ago by derosa

I spend some time chatting over Christmas dinner with a friend of the family&...

5 605 days ago
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606 days ago by byerbyer

My father recently gifted me his two side sharpening stone. It’s a Smit...

4 606 days ago

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