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View b2rtch's profile

How to make a coffin smoother plane?

08-04-2016 10:05 AM by b2rtch

My son in law in a garage sale bought me some used wood working tool.One of t...

14 08-08-2016 04:43 PM
View Civilsurf's profile

LN No.4 Smoothing Plan vs LN 62 LAP

08-02-2016 10:16 PM by Civilsurf

I am a beginner woodworker and have the budget for both No. 4 and No.62. Is i...

16 08-08-2016 03:28 PM
View Charlie383's profile

A question of sole

07-06-2016 05:47 PM by Charlie383

I am new to the site and looking for some information. I have a Stanly #27 tr...

7 08-07-2016 03:46 AM
View Combo Prof's profile

What more handtools do I need to complete my shop.

08-03-2016 02:59 AM by Combo Prof

My plan was to collect hand tools now while I have income, that I would use a...

31 08-07-2016 02:02 AM
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07-19-2016 10:42 PM by loiblb

I have some wood that I think may lend itself to being worked by a froe. Nev...

13 08-06-2016 08:41 PM
View jwmalone's profile


07-13-2016 12:48 AM by jwmalone

Okay I’m down to the Pythagorean theorem to square any damn thing. I kn...

63 08-05-2016 05:12 PM
View Axle505's profile

May I post a photo of my finished metal plane in Projects

07-18-2016 01:41 AM by Axle505

Just thought I’d ask. Thanks.

6 08-05-2016 07:10 AM
View PaddyH's profile

England 4 sided blade plane

08-04-2016 05:56 PM by PaddyH

Hi, anyone know what this is, looks like one the the 4 sided blade planes.

2 08-04-2016 10:37 PM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Getting Away from Waterstones

07-30-2016 01:41 PM by Gerald Thompson

I am sick and tired of using WS. I am at best a bumbler when it come to shar...

24 08-04-2016 11:13 AM
View MrRon's profile

Bates National Rule ruler

08-03-2016 09:34 PM by MrRon

I have a Bates National Rule ruler bnr-24 which is a thin stainless steel rul...

3 08-04-2016 12:23 AM
View AandCstyle's profile

Which Veritas Dovetail Saw?

07-31-2016 03:25 PM by AandCstyle

I have resolved to start doing more work with hand tools. Toward that end, I...

16 08-03-2016 11:27 PM
View Gerald Thompson's profile


08-03-2016 07:49 PM by Gerald Thompson

I was given an old socket chisel about 1.5 in. wide and about 3 in long. Th...

4 08-03-2016 08:38 PM
View wood2woodknot's profile

Eliminating play in heel of plane tote

08-02-2016 02:17 AM by wood2woodknot

I have had several planes with some degree of play at the heel of the tote. (...

6 08-02-2016 06:57 PM
View cbass's profile

Interesting Plane Identification

07-30-2016 01:59 AM by cbass

I picked up this plane today. It says lakeside on the iron and other than tha...

4 08-02-2016 06:56 PM
View qajaq06's profile

blue no4 refurb

08-01-2016 02:31 PM by qajaq06

I am fixing up this stanley plane 12-204 Made in England, CF4 beneath the fro...

4 08-02-2016 03:02 PM
View gargey's profile

Should I get a scrub plane?

05-09-2016 02:38 AM by gargey

My situation: 1) I’m a fairly new hobbyist.2) I work in my garage an...

15 08-02-2016 02:06 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

What is the correct wood for tool handles?

06-11-2016 08:45 PM by Combo Prof

By tools I mean hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, handsaws and so forth. The...

14 08-02-2016 01:59 AM
View Spitfire1's profile

New Handplane setup

07-29-2016 02:24 AM by Spitfire1

I am curious what needs to be done to setup a new Veritas Bench Plane? I&#...

22 08-01-2016 10:49 PM
View tubaforewilly's profile

How far should I take this bidding.

08-01-2016 02:01 PM by tubaforewilly

I’m bidding on two sets of vintage chisels in a local auction. Each ch...

3 08-01-2016 02:26 PM
View mdraft's profile

looking for a nice set of panel saws any recommendations

07-25-2016 08:09 PM by mdraft

Hi everyone, I’m looking for two new panel saws. I’ve spent t...

1 07-31-2016 05:56 PM

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