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Stanley Bailey or Sweethearts?

05-21-2015 11:04 PM by gdpolk

I’m getting set up for a small shop to make furniture. I grew up in my...

7 05-22-2015 03:31 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Glue joint failure?

05-18-2015 11:45 PM by BigJohn

Hello. I bought some Titebond original glue for a cherry panel. I hand plan...

9 05-22-2015 01:04 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

(Another) Not Another First Hand Plane Question

05-20-2015 03:23 PM by bbasiaga

I have a project coming up where I want to have inset drawers. Reading aroun...

22 05-22-2015 12:30 AM
View Brett's profile

Shaping a replacement dovetail saw plate

05-21-2015 11:27 PM by Brett

I have an old brass-backed dovetail saw with a good handle and spine, but a s...

1 05-21-2015 11:31 PM
View Spur's profile

Newbie Chisel Question

05-20-2015 01:05 PM by Spur

I purchased a set of Stanley sweethearts and did my own attempt at flattening...

4 05-20-2015 07:30 PM
View kiefer's profile

HAND TOOL LOVERS HEAVEN ( MUSEUM)

05-03-2015 03:03 PM by kiefer

Found this site today and thought I share the link to this wonderful site .ht...

10 05-19-2015 02:02 PM
View akwhitacre's profile

Proper tool and technique for planing small pieces?

04-28-2015 09:04 PM by akwhitacre

Okay, my first post to Lumberjocks! I’m working through a tutorial f...

25 05-18-2015 02:30 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Philly Plane Marking Gauge

05-17-2015 05:04 AM by BubbaIBA

When it comes to marking gauges I have round heels, I just can’t say no...

0 05-17-2015 05:04 AM
View Holbs's profile

I hate asking, but I do not know what block planes these are

05-15-2015 04:44 AM by Holbs

I picked these 4 block planes up at an auction for $10. Reading up on Stanle...

6 05-15-2015 05:09 PM
View Brett's profile

Corrugated sole, or smooth?

08-16-2011 06:28 PM by Brett

Practically speaking, is there much of a different between the effectiveness ...

30 05-15-2015 02:54 PM
View mandatory66's profile

Buck Bros. Chisels

05-15-2015 01:31 AM by mandatory66

Found some nice Buck Bros. Chisels currently made in Massachusetts USA. Locat...

2 05-15-2015 02:36 AM
View cdnstudentwoodworker's profile

Veritas Sharpening jig mk2 issue

05-13-2015 12:30 AM by cdnstudentwoodworker

Hello , ive been using the veritas jig for some time now and can’t seem...

14 05-14-2015 01:29 AM
View B4B's profile

Show off your best shop made clamps

05-13-2015 03:39 AM by B4B

Clamps are one of the many tools that we need around the shop, and depending ...

0 05-13-2015 03:39 AM
View JohnChung's profile

Cut nails

05-12-2015 04:06 PM by JohnChung

Anyone can recommend a supplier willing to ship to Malaysia? Looks like a ver...

3 05-13-2015 03:32 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

New Bad Axe 12" Dovetail Saw

05-11-2015 08:06 PM by BubbaIBA

USPS delivered a new Bad Axe saw yesterday. It hits all my sweet spots, narro...

6 05-12-2015 09:10 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

First time using Bahco saw sharpening files - not impressed

05-08-2015 06:54 PM by Pendragon1998

(First, let me say I am new to saw sharpening, so I may be to blame here. If...

6 05-12-2015 05:49 PM
View BreathMint76's profile

Saw for cutting logs lengthwise?

05-05-2015 09:07 PM by BreathMint76

I am planning to do a project that would require me to cut a log (About 6 in....

49 05-12-2015 11:00 AM
View Andre's profile

Tool Gloat Stanely planes

05-09-2015 03:02 AM by Andre

I think I can finally post a Gloat! Went out to the west coast and a friend o...

8 05-11-2015 01:58 AM
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Announcing Popular Woodworking University Online Video Course: Intro To Hand Tools

05-09-2015 01:02 PM by Steve Branam

I’m very pleased to announce my new online video course at Popular Wood...

1 05-09-2015 02:23 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Process for reshaping router iron?

05-07-2015 07:12 PM by Troy Cleckler

I’m thinking that the bevel needs to be worked to straighten it out. If...

4 05-09-2015 10:03 AM

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