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View BigJohn's profile

What is wrong with this wood??

04-25-2015 02:58 PM by BigJohn

I use a 5 tpi rip handsaw and it cuts 1/4” to 3/8” per stroke...

10 04-26-2015 04:15 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Router plane from JimBode Tools

04-25-2015 10:11 PM by Troy Cleckler

These people are very good to deal with and fast to get orders shipped.I got ...

3 04-26-2015 01:30 PM
View Brett's profile

Bailey plane irons, original lengths?

04-25-2015 03:15 AM by Brett

What were the original lengths of Stanley Bailey plane irons? I haven’t...

1 04-25-2015 07:46 PM
View Red O'Leary's profile

Spokeshave: wood or metal?

04-24-2015 01:11 PM by Red O'Leary

I’d like to try my hand at making a canoe paddle and a spokeshave seems...

5 04-25-2015 05:50 PM
View UKJoiner's profile

I am wondering what Plane to Buy!

04-23-2015 08:03 PM by UKJoiner

Hi Chaps I have always had traditional Stanley planes, but as I have got o...

11 04-25-2015 04:06 PM
View ric53's profile

David Barron Dovetail Block

04-21-2015 01:12 PM by ric53

I was watching a video of David Barron cutting dovetails and he was using a j...

25 04-24-2015 10:42 PM
View summerfi's profile

What really happens when a tool handle is "all dried out"?

04-24-2015 03:42 AM by summerfi

First let me say I’m not trying to be a smart aleck with this topic. I&...

22 04-24-2015 09:20 PM
View WillliamMSP's profile

Craftsman Brace

04-21-2015 08:09 PM by WillliamMSP

Just bought my first brace with a handful of bits (including a fun-looking St...

8 04-24-2015 08:50 PM
View skcj213's profile

Rehydrating a plane tote

04-22-2015 07:00 PM by skcj213

Ok all of you vintage plane experts. Last fall my loving wife obtained a Typ...

8 04-24-2015 02:12 AM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Wanting to make a brass mallet.

04-20-2015 09:31 PM by Troy Cleckler

I’v got a piece of brass 1-1/2”x3” to make a David Barron s...

19 04-22-2015 10:42 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Swaying Bench? Solutions?

04-18-2015 10:17 PM by LucasWoods

My stretchers sit pretty low compared to the top of my bench height is 35R...

22 04-22-2015 05:06 PM
View Rick's profile

Thought this "Hand Tenoner" was kind of interesting.

04-21-2015 05:26 AM by Rick


6 04-22-2015 10:26 AM
View bonesbr549's profile

Hat's off to Lie-Nielsen Man what a class act.

04-21-2015 10:51 PM by bonesbr549

I’ll say up front, I’ve got quite a bit of LN. I just recently a...

3 04-22-2015 12:27 AM
View racerglen's profile

Whats it

04-20-2015 11:35 AM by racerglen

O.K. I know what it is, a socket for use in a brace but the puzzle is the siz...

10 04-21-2015 12:51 PM
View Nic's profile

Identifying and Dating Great-Grandpa's Hand Planes

04-06-2015 04:57 AM by Nic

Hey guys, I’m new here, and basically created this account for this rea...

35 04-21-2015 03:50 AM
View planeBill's profile

Over engineered, Over complicated, Americanized Japanese Toolbox

04-20-2015 11:30 PM by planeBill

Sorry, I don’t feel like talking about it again.

11 04-21-2015 03:33 AM
View Hopdevil's profile

Sigh... why do many pistol grip hand clamps leave an oil stain?

04-21-2015 12:07 AM by Hopdevil

Minor rant here….I was sanding some large pieces and used several pisto...

2 04-21-2015 01:16 AM
View sikrap's profile

Potential innovation in sharpening guides

03-26-2015 01:52 AM by sikrap

One of our members has come up with an exciting new design for a sharpening g...

12 04-20-2015 04:47 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

What would typically be in a master carpenters tool chest?

04-17-2015 07:27 PM by Combo Prof

I’ll have the opportunity soon ( when the snow melts and the ground is ...

15 04-19-2015 09:17 PM
View Greg In Maryland's profile

Tonight's success

04-11-2015 04:26 AM by Greg In Maryland

Tonight I finished up my first four half blind dovetails for some drawers I a...

7 04-19-2015 08:48 PM

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