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New Improved Chevalet Sketchup

623 days ago by shipwright

I’ve just re-drawn my chevalet sketchup. The original was my very first...

3 620 days ago
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629 days ago by CessnaPilotBarry


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View BigJohn's profile

Stanley #13-052 plough plane

622 days ago by BigJohn

Hello. I recently bought this plough plane for $30 and shipping was $42 from...

3 621 days ago
View WoodGoddess's profile

FREE EMC calculator app for iPhone and Android

621 days ago by WoodGoddess

Hey Lumberjocks and Janes!!! Guess what?! Wagner Meters just launched a ne...

0 621 days ago
View djang000's profile

First hand plane; another question!

626 days ago by djang000

Hi guys I know you probably answer this one a gazillion of times, but I di...

23 621 days ago
View panofish's profile

My review of the wood river chisel plane

655 days ago by panofish

I just bought a wood river chisel plane and created a short video review.Let ...

2 622 days ago
View rusty2010's profile

What ie this

622 days ago by rusty2010

Does anyone know what kind of tool this is?

13 622 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Daddy has new tools.

622 days ago by RussellAP

I love the UPS guy. He brings me stuff sometimes 4 or 5 at a time. today I...

7 622 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Construction Grade SYP Roubo

624 days ago by BubbaIBA

I made some photos of the shop this AM, so I guess I’ll post photos of ...

6 623 days ago
View Handtooler's profile

Rule Marking Uses

623 days ago by Handtooler

LJ’s, I possess a Rabone Chesterman 36” four fold boxwood rule, ...

0 623 days ago
View pariswoodworking's profile

SCORE! New plane for the collection.

626 days ago by pariswoodworking

I went to a garage sale the other day, and happened upon this rusty old plane...

8 623 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Sanding - best/good soft form-able sanding pad?? for round overs, raised panels, etc.

624 days ago by steve6678

I have struggled with sanding these areas for years.Sanding sponges, uggg.Han...

3 623 days ago
View gepatino's profile

How should I finish the sole of a wooden hand plane?

633 days ago by gepatino

I’m trying to restore and old handplane we’ve found in a toolbox ...

20 623 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Sharpening Station

624 days ago by BubbaIBA

I tend to be agnostic as to what is the true way to sharpen tools. How I sha...

2 624 days ago
View HermanKuhn's profile

hand brace drill woes

625 days ago by HermanKuhn

Okay, so I have a 1/2” Irwin hand brace drill bit, bored some really ha...

1 624 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Why are my board lengths different?

625 days ago by RussellAP

I’ve been working with a tape measure that stays put when you pull it o...

20 624 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Plane iron camber without a grinder?

627 days ago by Charlie

OK, another plane iron question. I don’t have a grinder to reshape the ...

13 626 days ago
View steve6678's profile

affordable chisels

632 days ago by steve6678

Narex…yes or no?

25 627 days ago
View venicewoodworker's profile

Stanley #2

629 days ago by venicewoodworker

I need help. I picked up a #2 Stanley that needs some help. I bought some v...

12 627 days ago
View jap's profile

Should i get a lee valley low angle jack or lie-neilson low angle jack?

635 days ago by jap

It will get used mostly for shooting end-grain. None of my restored plane hav...

14 632 days ago

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