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View natenaaron's profile

Need a Vise?

05-08-2014 04:58 PM by natenaaron

I don’t know how good these vises are but the prices seem pretty good. ...

16 05-24-2014 10:53 PM
View gtbuzz's profile

First World Problems - LN Adjustable Mouth Block Plane or Rabbeting Plane?

05-23-2014 09:33 PM by gtbuzz

Apparently I was a good boy recently as I got the LN 60 1/2 Low Angle block p...

7 05-24-2014 07:53 PM
View siavosh's profile

Honing with green compound, tips needed...

05-23-2014 05:27 AM by siavosh

I recently bought some Veritas green honing compound but I’m having tro...

13 05-23-2014 10:05 PM
View DocBailey's profile

Where's Rod Serling when you need him?

05-21-2014 03:38 PM by DocBailey

I’m in the habit of photographing old tools which have followed me home...

9 05-23-2014 12:48 AM
View 12strings's profile

What kind of Marking knife?

05-06-2014 07:48 PM by 12strings

So which kind of marking knife do you prefer and why? Not asking about brand...

18 05-22-2014 11:38 AM
View 12strings's profile

interchangeable lever caps?

05-21-2014 08:43 PM by 12strings

For 2 different no. 5 Stanley bailey planes… anyone know if a lever cap...

4 05-21-2014 09:43 PM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Combination plane vs Plow plane

05-19-2014 03:40 AM by Grasshopper000

Hey, I’m a novice woodworker and new to the forum and was hoping you co...

11 05-19-2014 02:39 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Stanley Sweetheart #62 - how does the depth adjustment screw work?

05-18-2014 02:54 AM by HarveyDunn

I have one of the new Stanley Sweetheart #62s. Does anyone know does the dept...

1 05-18-2014 12:02 PM
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What should I do to the back when sharpening a bevel-up plane iron?

05-17-2014 07:05 PM by HarveyDunn

I have a Stanley Sweetheart 62 Low Angle (bevel up) plane. I’m about to...

6 05-18-2014 02:16 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Has anyone used the Tomz Knife Massager to sharpen plane irons?

05-16-2014 01:51 AM by HarveyDunn

Has anyone used the Tomz Knife Massager to sharpen plane irons? If so, any th...

5 05-17-2014 02:11 PM
View MapleHead's profile

Dog leg chisels or something of the like

05-17-2014 01:11 AM by MapleHead

Hi All I have a cavity in an African Mahogany guitar body, that’s ab...

1 05-17-2014 05:06 AM
View Mark Burton's profile

Searching High and Low, Mostly Low-First Plane/New Member

05-07-2014 03:17 AM by Mark Burton

This is my first post, so I’ll introduce myself before asking questions...

12 05-15-2014 10:18 PM
View WayneC's profile

Sweet - Awesome new bench design from Lee Valley

04-01-2014 04:07 PM by WayneC

Just saw this on Facebook. Brand new design. Check it out. http://www.le...

31 05-15-2014 03:18 PM
View wanderingwest's profile

Need help identifying this hand plane

05-15-2014 07:07 AM by wanderingwest

My Grandfather died and left some tools to his kids. My dad wanted his planes...

4 05-15-2014 03:05 PM
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05-11-2014 02:23 PM by scvwood27

If you were going to purchase your first plane, where would you start? What d...

17 05-14-2014 08:40 PM
View Ray's profile

Wood grain- just starting to learn

05-14-2014 03:04 AM by Ray

These two samples both came from big box stores. The one on the right cut in ...

10 05-14-2014 02:18 PM
View knotsofast's profile

How do you determine sweep of gouges with out any numbers

05-13-2014 01:07 AM by knotsofast

hello all, I am trying to figure out some of my gouges that have no markin...

4 05-14-2014 02:20 AM
View KurtaKalbach's profile

Trim Planes,edge planes,molding planes

05-02-2014 09:32 PM by KurtaKalbach

I went to an auction and came home with some cool tools. They are old wooden ...

5 05-12-2014 02:47 PM
View NDakota's profile

Need Help with old Handsaw and Plane prices

05-11-2014 09:32 AM by NDakota

I have the chance to go Pre Auction and pick what I want out of approx. 65 ha...

4 05-12-2014 10:55 AM
View BigAxe's profile

Cutting through mortises

05-11-2014 07:04 PM by BigAxe

I am trying to cut through mortise using mortising chisels. I start on each s...

8 05-11-2014 11:18 PM

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