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Making moulding planes - best floats to start with?

1027 days ago by Arminius

I am planning to try my hand at making some hollows/rounds/rebate planes, and...

6 602 days ago
View CartersWhittling's profile

Moulding Planes

820 days ago by CartersWhittling

I am currently in the process of researching the design and construction of m...

5 602 days ago
View WillAdams's profile

Small woodworking tool set

608 days ago by WillAdams

I want to make a small, (inexpensive?), portable tool chest / box for myself,...

17 603 days ago
View bobasaurus's profile

Christmas Chisel Gloat

604 days ago by bobasaurus

My parents understand my favorite hobby very well and got me this excellent s...

8 603 days ago
View Tim21BO3's profile

Would I be paying too much for this John Spear saw?

606 days ago by Tim21BO3

Merry Christmas to all! I have recently stumbled across an individual loca...

5 605 days ago
View Matt Nudi's profile

Shop Essential Hand Tools?

608 days ago by Matt Nudi

Hello everybody, Well, a little back story on me. I’m a college stud...

11 607 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Pencils...I do a lot of layout; furniture building. What Pencil brand do u use?

638 days ago by steve6678

Ha…I buy the Mechanicals from the dollar store but they break off too e...

79 607 days ago
View frosty50's profile

History on a Bedrock 608 Jointer Plane

608 days ago by frosty50

I purchase several years ago a Bedrock 608 jointer plane. I now that Stanley ...

2 608 days ago
View Tedstor's profile

A few recent acquisitions

608 days ago by Tedstor

Just for the sake of conversation, I thought I might share a few recent purch...

1 608 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

Sargent Plane Identity Tips

1255 days ago by HorizontalMike

One of the planes I have from my GG-father is a Sargent, so I have been recen...

8 608 days ago
View groy87's profile

Wood recommendations for dai (kanna) body.

608 days ago by groy87

I recently acquired a Japanese plane blade from eBay and I was wondering if a...

2 608 days ago
View Jon1094's profile

Something amazing just happened

608 days ago by Jon1094

I had some time between projects drying. After tuning up a couple planes I i...

1 608 days ago
View JohnChung's profile

Using a pencil.

609 days ago by JohnChung

We all use a pencil for marking lines :) There is a new use for a pencil. To ...

1 608 days ago
View mandatory66's profile

Saw choice for Stanley 150 miter box

609 days ago by mandatory66

I just picked up a very nice Stanley 150 miter box and am having difficulty w...

0 609 days ago
View shampeon's profile

Making plough plane cutters from bar stock

625 days ago by shampeon

I recently bought an old Stanley #45 plough plane, and it was missing some cu...

28 609 days ago
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611 days ago by mvflaim

Hi, my name is Mike and I’m an antique molding plane addict.

20 609 days ago
View andy6601's profile

Planing Knots

612 days ago by andy6601

I have been working with a lot of pine lately and I have been doing my best t...

15 609 days ago
View Loren's profile

how do I bend a file shank?

610 days ago by Loren

Fussing around today I discovered I need a small file with a bent or cranked ...

6 609 days ago
View Sandra's profile

VERY interesting ad on Kijiji - any thoughts?

610 days ago by Sandra

This ad caught my attention this morning. Looks like it may be quality stuff...

14 610 days ago
View b2rtch's profile

Any reason why I shlould not use magnets to hold my chisels?

625 days ago by b2rtch

I am looking for ideas to build a chisel rack.Now I am thinking about using m...

27 610 days ago

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