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Workbench flattening problems and questions

03-14-2015 03:42 AM by LucasWoods

My bench is pretty flat when using my straight edge widthwise in some areas i...

9 03-14-2015 11:15 PM
View DelMcM's profile

Looking for some info on my new chisels.

03-12-2015 02:18 PM by DelMcM

I recently decided to purchase a set of “real” chisels for myself...

12 03-14-2015 12:40 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Laquer removal?

03-13-2015 10:35 PM by LucasWoods

How do you all remove the laquer from stanley chisels and I got a engineers t...

7 03-14-2015 02:13 AM
View alaskagypsy's profile

Mini or Midi Carbide Cutter for Pens??

03-08-2015 07:40 AM by alaskagypsy

I am a disaster at sharpening anything. I can take a new knife, never used an...

7 03-12-2015 06:33 PM
View Jerry's profile

Kerfing Plane

03-07-2015 05:25 PM by Jerry

As Mark TWW would say, only those of us of the “galoot” persuasio...

8 03-12-2015 02:30 PM
View David White's profile

What tool would you buy with $400?

03-06-2015 04:38 AM by David White

Hi All It was my 50th birthday recently and my mother (thanks Mum!) gave m...

23 03-12-2015 02:00 AM
View Rigs's profile

New tool box

03-10-2015 11:49 AM by Rigs

My wife gifted me a new tool box. It’s a second hand box but is still i...

1 03-12-2015 12:42 AM
View TRHeath's profile

Woodriver V3 Handplanes

03-08-2015 04:53 AM by TRHeath

Quality? Worth the price? GO…....

13 03-10-2015 10:56 PM
View blanchardd75's profile

Tool ID help

03-10-2015 04:34 PM by blanchardd75

Good Morning Lumberjocks. I come to you with a few questions today. Namely I ...

3 03-10-2015 05:58 PM
View JeffP's profile

smoothing plane on veneer plywood?

03-09-2015 12:27 PM by JeffP

Following up on some suggestions in another current thread, I spent a little ...

4 03-09-2015 02:24 PM
View JeffP's profile

48 inch bandsaw

02-25-2015 12:59 PM by JeffP

Ran into this elsewhere on the inter webs and thought some of you might enjoy...

1 03-08-2015 06:58 PM
View Paul M's profile

Can you ID this plane blade

03-08-2015 03:54 AM by Paul M

I picked up a Bailey no3 (type 11, I think) a few weeks ago, and am starting ...

5 03-08-2015 04:02 PM
View woodenwarrior's profile

Smoothing plane lapping question

03-07-2015 02:46 AM by woodenwarrior

I picked up a Stanley #4 1/2 smoother ( circa 1890ish according to Patrick...

14 03-08-2015 02:32 PM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Disston Acme 120

03-08-2015 07:29 AM by onoitsmatt

Hi, I’ve been lurking on the forum for a few months now as I recently g...

1 03-08-2015 12:24 PM
View ElChe's profile

Blood has to be at least 13,000 grit ...

03-06-2015 06:30 PM by ElChe

So last night I was doing final honing on a plane iron on an 8K grit Norton d...

6 03-07-2015 09:58 PM
View AESamuel's profile

How do I know when my wood is flat? - Hand plane.

02-26-2015 07:42 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, Fairly new woodworker here. I’ve been using a lot of pre-p...

18 03-07-2015 12:56 PM
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Stanley 148 & Sargent 1068 Blades

03-06-2015 05:52 PM by Grasshopper000

Ok, so here’s my challenge (today at least), I have a Sargent 1068 Tong...

0 03-06-2015 05:52 PM
View ElChe's profile

Help identifying this tool

03-05-2015 03:53 AM by ElChe

Looks like a cross between a spokeshave and a travisher? it has a curved blad...

10 03-06-2015 04:24 PM
View Rich L.'s profile

Hand Plane question

03-03-2015 08:03 PM by Rich L.

Hi all, I’ve decided that I need to learn to use hand tools more. I ...

13 03-05-2015 05:30 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

What is the difference?

03-04-2015 02:39 PM by LucasWoods ...

12 03-04-2015 07:44 PM

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