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Lie Nielsen vs older Stanley

01-30-2015 08:16 PM by johndeereb

My Dad and I have older Stanley hand planes that are fixed up. My Dad has mo...

24 02-23-2015 05:01 PM
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Help me find a birthday gift for my Dad!

01-29-2015 01:11 PM by johndeereb

I am into woodworking somewhat, but not on the same level as my Dad so someti...

17 02-23-2015 06:48 AM
View OxBaker's profile

If only two, which spoke shaves to buy?

02-21-2015 06:41 PM by OxBaker

I’m ready to start cutting curves. Spoke shaves seem a logical starting...

8 02-22-2015 08:22 PM
View packetsmacker's profile

Restoring an old spokeshave

02-22-2015 03:15 AM by packetsmacker

I was looking at old spokeshaves on ebay. I have hit up every flea market typ...

2 02-22-2015 05:26 AM
View Ray's profile

Skew blade jig

02-22-2015 04:48 AM by Ray

Anyone have any experience with the Narex skew honing guide? Comments?

0 02-22-2015 04:48 AM
View Sanderguy777's profile

How to use white diamond rouge

02-13-2015 02:19 AM by Sanderguy777

I have some white diamond rouge but, I have no idea of the right way to use i...

1 02-22-2015 03:04 AM
View poopiekat's profile

In Defense of the European Beech Plane...

02-06-2015 05:11 PM by poopiekat

Well.. I don’t have too much to say about those silly looking Euro Hor...

39 02-20-2015 08:07 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Show Your #3 Sized Smoothing Planes

02-19-2015 11:36 AM by BubbaIBA

On another forum is a thread for posting photos of your planes. Never one to ...

7 02-20-2015 03:07 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Does this honing guide exist?

02-13-2015 04:58 PM by LucasWoods

I see a lot of people’s problems with honing guides is that the guide i...

20 02-18-2015 09:59 PM
View Jesse's profile

Woodriver handplanes any good?

02-17-2015 07:09 PM by Jesse

I was on the woodcraft website and I came across the brand Wood River. They ...

10 02-18-2015 05:00 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

How to use white diamond rouge

02-13-2015 02:19 AM by Sanderguy777

I have some white diamond rouge but, I have no idea of the right way to use i...

4 02-17-2015 07:19 PM
View ElChe's profile

I'm now a believer in bevel grinding chisels and blades

02-16-2015 07:29 PM by ElChe

I went to the Pt Townsend woodworking school to learn hnd cut dgovetails. Had...

3 02-17-2015 03:40 PM
View hammer6048's profile

Wooden Vise Screws

02-15-2015 05:29 PM by hammer6048

Looking for a source for a 2 1/2” wooden screw and nut. I know about L...

2 02-17-2015 04:33 AM
View JeffP's profile

Gold plated clamps...

02-14-2015 02:09 AM by JeffP

...they must be gold plated, that’s all I can figure. I may have men...

26 02-15-2015 03:20 PM
View mervillehomesteader's profile

I miss my master level

02-15-2014 06:25 AM by mervillehomesteader

About 3 years ago I was selling my pick up truck. I cleaned it out of old chi...

31 02-12-2015 09:03 PM
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02-09-2015 08:58 PM by jacquesr

Hi guys,I am totally new to hand tools…. just bought my first #4 and Bl...

8 02-12-2015 06:10 PM
View ERICsoBAD's profile

How to Hand Plane my bench top

02-11-2015 02:04 AM by ERICsoBAD

Hey guys! Finished puting together my first workbench and now it needs to be ...

15 02-12-2015 03:11 PM
View dpetrzelka's profile

Dating Wooden Molding Planes - Sandusky, Sargent

02-02-2015 07:36 PM by dpetrzelka

I have about 14 wooden molding planes made by Sandusky and Sargent (likely ma...

6 02-11-2015 02:00 PM
View Waldog's profile

Plow Plane or Stanley No 48?

02-09-2015 04:27 PM by Waldog

In reading Chris Schwarz’s “Anarchist Tool Chest” he states...

4 02-11-2015 01:58 PM
View MissouriOutdoors88's profile

Sargent plane

02-07-2015 03:00 AM by MissouriOutdoors88

Just picked up a Sargent 408 plane today for 8 bucks. From what I can tell ba...

34 02-11-2015 11:42 AM

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