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Hand Plane Newb requesting some advice

612 days ago by jak5quat

A little background: I’m a commercial photography that got into woodwor...

4 611 days ago
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Today's Flea Market Finds

612 days ago by poopiekat

Last week I had some success, finding some Marples chisels, this week I found...

7 611 days ago
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Calling All You Just Plain Plane Geniuses

616 days ago by CharlieM1958

Anybody know anything of interest about these planes or this manufacturer? ...

14 612 days ago
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Help With Hand Plane Refinishing

612 days ago by groy87

So I’m in the process of refinishing 4 hand planes a Bailey #4,6, block...

8 612 days ago
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End of (my) discussion about clamps

613 days ago by steve6678

I guess I ask questions the wrong way.(edited)

17 612 days ago
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Rate My Christmas List!

613 days ago by bondandracing

Hey guys! My name is Tom and I am a long time lurker but brand new member her...

5 612 days ago
View Richard's profile

Parallel Clamps , anybody other than Bessey or Jorgensen

1059 days ago by Richard

Is there anyone other than Bessey or Joregensen that make decent Parallel cla...

17 612 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Follow up on sharpening system

613 days ago by RussellAP

For all of you who gave advice on sharpening systems for my lathe chisles and...

8 613 days ago
View layne's profile

Engraved Bridge City plane complete!

617 days ago by layne

I’ve bee working on this project for a couple of months and finally com...

5 613 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Seeking ideas for a seated workbench

617 days ago by Texchappy

In talking through bench plans on another forum (which some of you are also o...

6 614 days ago
View lwllms's profile

Chisels, why did I wait so long?

856 days ago by lwllms

For years I’ve been saying I was going to re-harden the vintage Buck Br...

6 614 days ago
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Clifton Shoulder plane

614 days ago by flyboy

Hi. I have a chance to buy a Clifton 420 shoulder plane for $90. It looks to ...

8 614 days ago
View Tenon's profile

Lie-Nielsen #8 Jointer

615 days ago by Tenon

Does anyone have experience or comment on the Lie-Nielsen #8 Jointer. I own ...

1 615 days ago
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First set if Chisels

617 days ago by COMO

I am looking to buy my first set of chisels. Until now I have used cheap kob...

20 615 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Bits for Brace - New or Vintage?

615 days ago by Texchappy

Just got a brace (Bell Stanley) and need to get bits for it. From what I kno...

1 615 days ago
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Disston No. 4 Back Saw with 8" plate

616 days ago by jamesicus

I first saw a Disston No. 4 Back Saw with an 8” plate – just like...

4 615 days ago
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Slim Pickins at an Antiques Show This Week....

616 days ago by poopiekat

Noooo, not that cowboy in “Dr Strangelove” wiseguy! A local anti...

6 615 days ago
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How to tell a good plane from crap

616 days ago by EricTy

I have some old planes that I bought from a nearby town. Some are wood. One...

4 616 days ago
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My first real hand plane work Old oak timbers -> new workbench

616 days ago by toddbeaulieu

I’m building my first workbench. After a ton of waffling I’m tryi...

2 616 days ago
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619 days ago by chrisstef

On my never ending rust hunt, this week has taken the cake. The continuation...

24 616 days ago

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