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is this a hand plane or hand jointer?

615 days ago by Holbs

at some local auction…they are selling antique planes. if i’m no...

3 615 days ago
View steve6678's profile sells some pretty nice Planes

616 days ago by steve6678

I was scouting hand tools and came across was impressed with t...

5 615 days ago
View Brett's profile

Framing square not square

713 days ago by Brett

A couple years ago I bought a combination square at a home center. When I te...

8 616 days ago
View MajorJim's profile

Langdon Acme Rehab

616 days ago by MajorJim

Greetings! I have looked to this site for a long time as a reference and r...

3 616 days ago
View Arminius's profile

Learning to sharpen free hand

618 days ago by Arminius

I am wondering if anyone knows any good resources (articles, tutorials, video...

14 617 days ago
View Brett's profile

Attaching handle to Staney 720 socket chisel

733 days ago by Brett

I found a 1” Stanley 720 paring chisel at an antique mall while on vaca...

5 617 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

DeWalt DWE6401 DS 5 in VS Disk Sander

617 days ago by RussellAP

This smart unit combines a belt sander and a ROS. This thing is fast!Amps ...

0 617 days ago
View Donna Menke's profile

Estate Sale Goldmine?

619 days ago by Donna Menke

I need some advice on a bunch of old tools. I want to know if they have much ...

8 618 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

The Stanley # 39s....Boom or Bust?

655 days ago by poopiekat

I’ve never seen a 39 before, much less owned one. But a 39- 3/8”...

34 619 days ago
View MacSmacky's profile

Stanley 12-139 LA Block Plane $42.47 on Amazon

619 days ago by MacSmacky

I know the reviews for the new Stanley’s say quality is hit and miss, b...

1 619 days ago
View 47phord's profile

Totally Confused Hand Plane Newbie

623 days ago by 47phord

I bought an old #4 Stanley off of ebay a while ago and I’m finally gett...

14 619 days ago
View MikeInNOVA's profile

Woodcraft/Woodriver plane sale

631 days ago by MikeInNOVA

If anyone is thinking about getting a Woodriver plane, or giving hints for a ...

5 619 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Is this a good plow plane to get?

620 days ago by Texchappy

On my continuing mission to build my basics of hand tool woodworking tool set...

9 620 days ago
View jacob34's profile

a trip to an antique shop

621 days ago by jacob34

So I have read on here frequently how fellow Lumberjocks on here look for use...

3 620 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Tips for removing dried glue

621 days ago by steve6678

I have always struggled with this.I try to sand all my parts down to 3 grits ...

28 620 days ago
View Smallcrafter's profile

Japanese Hand Tools of Your Dreams?

627 days ago by Smallcrafter

We have mallets, we have planes, and we even have screwdrivers of your dreams...

2 620 days ago
View mIps's profile

A metal What is it

622 days ago by mIps

I found this on the street the other day and I am not sure what it is: ...

9 621 days ago
View Mikesawdust's profile

Interesting book, FREE "woodworking joints"

621 days ago by Mikesawdust

I found this on IBooks and thought some others may appreciate it. It’s...

3 621 days ago
View DrPuk2U's profile

Drilling DEEP Dog Holes in Hard Maple

639 days ago by DrPuk2U

My Holtzappfel bunch is nearing the end (thank goodness). I am mounting the ...

7 621 days ago
View Dave Rutan's profile

What to Do with Worn-out Files

754 days ago by Dave Rutan

I inherited a bunch of old files from my dad, but they’re pretty worn o...

21 621 days ago

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