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View Joel_B's profile

Need help hand planing edges

02-15-2016 01:10 AM by Joel_B

I have some 3/4” thick white oak boards that I was trying to hand plane...

22 02-24-2016 08:22 PM
View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile

Hand tool Event. Lost Art Press / LN / Lazarus / Steiner and more

02-23-2016 10:41 PM by TheTurtleCarpenter

This looks to be a nice lineup,,Details here: just click on Guest demonstrat...

3 02-24-2016 12:21 PM
View Luthierman's profile

Narex dovetail chisel set. Anyone use them?

02-19-2016 01:08 AM by Luthierman

In specifics, these ones. I recently bought a set of the Narex mortis...

14 02-24-2016 01:19 AM
View loiblb's profile

Hand plane storage

02-14-2016 06:40 PM by loiblb

I have several good hand planes laying around my bench. As time goes by I see...

12 02-22-2016 03:34 PM
View mike12ophone's profile

Japanese Chisel - Flat Edge

02-22-2016 01:43 PM by mike12ophone

Are flat edge (as opposed to bevel edge) suitable for general bench use? I gu...

5 02-22-2016 02:47 PM
View Brett's profile

Clamps: how tight?

07-11-2012 02:08 PM by Brett

When I use clamps to hold boards together while glue dries, should I snug up ...

31 02-22-2016 05:22 AM
View rwe2156's profile

Show me how do you store your planes?

02-18-2016 04:14 PM by rwe2156

Right now I am using a tilted plane till but need to expand it for a couple n...

18 02-22-2016 02:47 AM
View stropper's profile

Hand Planes

02-17-2016 12:39 AM by stropper

Hi everyone, I have an opportunity to purchase these planes, but I have no...

21 02-21-2016 10:19 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Couple questions about #10 1/2 plane

02-20-2016 07:24 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I recently bought a beater Stanley No. 10 1/2 carriage maker’...

4 02-21-2016 03:39 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

Screwdriver ferrule repair recomendation please

02-20-2016 07:50 PM by Combo Prof

I have a nice Stanley type screwdriver that I like but the ferrule keeps fall...

3 02-20-2016 09:51 PM
View loiblb's profile

Riverside and Stanley chisels

02-19-2016 08:30 PM by loiblb

Picked up some old chisels. They are 4 Riverside brand and two Sta...

4 02-20-2016 01:14 AM
View Holbs's profile

OK. Which Lumberjock won this Stanley #1 at an auction for $950?

02-19-2016 01:01 AM by Holbs

I fully understand the “hunger” for antique hand tools, as I have...

5 02-19-2016 03:16 AM
View DW833's profile

Restoring a Stanley #80 cabinet scraper with issue

02-18-2016 01:40 AM by DW833

I purchased a Stanley #80 cabinet scraper. To flatten the sole, I marked it ...

13 02-19-2016 01:06 AM
View anastziatas's profile

Starting an old-vintage tool collection

02-17-2016 02:26 PM by anastziatas

Hello i am new in collecting old tools so i said to share my first buy and al...

11 02-18-2016 08:01 PM
View Clarkie's profile

Hand plane

02-18-2016 06:00 AM by Clarkie

Hello, is there anyone who has a Stanley number 1 plane? What I am looking fo...

4 02-18-2016 05:39 PM
View Spelcher's profile

How detrimental are gouges at the mouth of a smoothing plane

02-12-2016 05:11 AM by Spelcher

I just got a nice Millers Falls #10 (4 1/2) smoothing plane in the mail from ...

28 02-18-2016 07:05 AM
View TheWoodViking's profile

Starrett Stair Gauges are not True

02-15-2016 02:54 PM by TheWoodViking

I recently bought a set of Stair Gauges made by Starrett and to my surprise o...

11 02-17-2016 11:11 AM
View ppg677's profile

What is a 60 1/2 low angle plane used for?

02-11-2016 04:31 AM by ppg677

I have an old Bailey No. 4 hand plane (got it from my grandpa) that I’v...

31 02-17-2016 03:43 AM
View tomsteve's profile

now for the lowly pencil sharpener.whats your favorite?

12-13-2015 05:51 PM by tomsteve

beings how people come into my shop while im not there and steal my pencils (...

44 02-14-2016 10:16 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Saving a Stanley #31 Transitional

02-07-2016 05:44 PM by poopiekat

I have no idea what this stain was, on a Stanley #31 I purchased. Seems lik...

13 02-14-2016 08:26 PM

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