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Greatest amazon review ever?

09-04-2014 11:59 PM by endgrainy

I recently misplaced my hammer, and was shopping on amazon tonight for a new ...

9 09-11-2014 01:42 AM
View MikeUT's profile

Early Union No. 5, a good deal?

09-10-2014 03:42 PM by MikeUT

I came across this Union no. 5 and I am trying to decide whether or not to bu...

4 09-11-2014 12:23 AM
View Bugnurd's profile

Flea market plane!

09-06-2014 02:36 PM by Bugnurd

I just picked up this plane at a flea market for $4! The only thing damaged o...

8 09-10-2014 03:12 PM
View liminalshadow's profile

Choosing a handsaw

07-04-2014 04:07 PM by liminalshadow

I’ve been trying to get started in woodworking for a couple months now....

19 09-10-2014 10:19 AM
View comboprof's profile

Bevel grinding frustration.

09-09-2014 07:43 PM by comboprof

This is basically a continuation of Help! Shaping the bevel with a grinder qu...

6 09-09-2014 11:55 PM
View marco2800's profile

Plane Advice

09-09-2014 09:38 PM by marco2800

Hi guys, As I continue the finish work on my home I am more and more start...

1 09-09-2014 09:56 PM
View comboprof's profile

What is the history of sharpening?

09-08-2014 12:59 PM by comboprof

In particular what was the common pre-WWII method for sharpening bench planes...

8 09-09-2014 02:52 AM
View giser3546's profile

Flatten Stanlye #7c sole

09-08-2014 06:46 PM by giser3546

I have a pretty nice but slightly abused pre WWII Stanley #7c hand plane I us...

9 09-09-2014 12:11 AM
View JawShoeAh's profile

Hand plane restoration/tuning video...

08-27-2014 09:25 PM by JawShoeAh

I just watched this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvZFOyo63Ks&lis...

2 09-08-2014 04:52 AM
View planeBill's profile

mallet type

09-07-2014 08:18 AM by planeBill

I see them done here a lot, probably because they are very easy to make quick...

6 09-08-2014 02:43 AM
View MikeUT's profile

Building a hand plane collection

09-05-2014 07:16 PM by MikeUT

I have been following the forums here for a little while and thought I’d post...

24 09-07-2014 09:50 PM
View JackBauer's profile

Bedrock garage sale find

09-06-2014 11:53 PM by JackBauer

Very excited I picked up this bedrock 605 1/2 plane today for $20.00 in g...

4 09-07-2014 02:29 AM
View CharlieM1958's profile

Silly Plane Rehab of the Day

06-02-2012 09:12 PM by CharlieM1958

Okay, so I saw this eBay listing about to expire, and no one had ponied up th...

16 09-06-2014 02:20 PM
View monkeyclaw's profile

Hand brace (Keeping bits straight in chuck)

09-01-2014 11:32 AM by monkeyclaw

Hi everyone. I’m relatively new to wood working and being keen to use a...

6 09-05-2014 05:18 PM
View Ub1chris's profile

Hand tool newbie

09-03-2014 02:08 PM by Ub1chris

So I’m going to pick up a Stanley #7 from a guy today (no gloat until I...

13 09-04-2014 09:05 PM
View JoeinGa's profile

Stanley 32-1/2 rule, how old is it?

01-11-2013 01:29 PM by JoeinGa

Recently I saw a post about folding wood rules. Someone showed a pic of a poc...

10 09-04-2014 08:25 PM
View LeslieJohn's profile

Hand tools magazines

09-04-2014 10:31 AM by LeslieJohn

Hi Guys I would like to know if there are any magazines I can subscribe to...

2 09-04-2014 01:05 PM
View C_PLUS_Woodworker's profile

Would someone please tell what this punch is and how to use it?

09-02-2014 11:50 PM by C_PLUS_Woodworker

It has been banging around in my little box of punches forever. I think it...

8 09-04-2014 03:55 AM
View JSOvens's profile

Advice on rust prevention

08-19-2014 05:34 PM by JSOvens

Hi fellow LJs, I have recently started down the road of acquiring hand too...

16 09-03-2014 08:13 PM
View uMinded's profile

Restoring Disston Saw

08-31-2014 03:06 PM by uMinded

I have inherited a 26” Disston from 1896-1917. The blade is well patina...

7 09-03-2014 01:03 PM

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