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Antique wood body planes-1 is W. Butcher

01-04-2013 01:20 AM by StayinBroke

Hey all, first post in the forums! Hi! Nice to meet ya and looking forward to...

4 01-04-2013 03:38 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Made a Plane Today

02-03-2012 05:31 AM by BubbaIBA

I’ve wanted a wooden plane for awhile. Read some blog posts on making ...

10 01-03-2013 10:00 PM
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12-30-2012 07:38 PM by a1Jim

Hi Friends! I’m sure glad to be with you today after a mysterious, a...

25 01-03-2013 04:48 PM
View skeemer's profile

Sharpening frustrations

01-01-2013 03:30 PM by skeemer

I received a few new items for the workshop for Christmas, namely an IBC blad...

21 01-03-2013 01:44 PM
View startingfromscratch's profile

Saws: can anyone tell me what this saw is? And what I should get?

01-02-2013 01:45 AM by startingfromscratch

I am going to buy saws for dovetails and mortise/tenon joinery. I am looking...

8 01-02-2013 10:13 PM
View ShaneA's profile

LeeValley Small Router Plane vs Mini Router Plane

12-31-2012 01:43 AM by ShaneA

I was looking to take advantage of LV free shipping offer. The small and min...

6 01-02-2013 04:32 PM
View derosa's profile

Major tool gloat; plane, clamps and other fun stuff.

01-02-2013 03:21 AM by derosa

I spend some time chatting over Christmas dinner with a friend of the family&...

5 01-02-2013 01:13 PM
View byerbyer's profile (online now)


12-31-2012 08:29 PM by byerbyer

My father recently gifted me his two side sharpening stone. It’s a Smit...

4 01-01-2013 04:19 PM
View lwllms's profile

Reflections on my hammer--real long

02-22-2012 04:22 AM by lwllms

I’ve got this problem with my house, it’s been there since I boug...

4 12-31-2012 07:27 PM
View groy87's profile

Looking for depth adjustment bolt for Stanley plane restoration

12-21-2012 04:49 PM by groy87

Done anyone have a left-hand thread Stanley depth adjustment bolt they would ...

14 12-31-2012 06:57 PM
View 12strings's profile

Let's talk about wax...

12-31-2012 03:44 PM by 12strings

What are situations where you find that one wax works better than another for...

5 12-31-2012 04:46 PM
View corpmule's profile

Does anybody know what this is?

06-28-2012 03:58 PM by corpmule

Does anybody know what this is? I know it’s an “egg beaterR...

22 12-31-2012 04:12 PM
View Zor's profile

Another question about Stanley planes.

12-30-2012 02:55 AM by Zor

I picked up my first planes at a yard sale this morning and I was wondering i...

13 12-30-2012 11:28 PM
View doninvegas's profile

Serious About Sharpening

12-25-2012 06:38 PM by doninvegas

I don’t know why it took me so long but I figured out that I have to get seri...

47 12-30-2012 06:11 PM
View MrRon's profile

Leveling a level

12-30-2012 04:55 PM by MrRon

I have an adjustable electronic level that I would like to verify for level. ...

1 12-30-2012 05:01 PM
View Jon1094's profile

Sharpening questions

12-29-2012 05:36 AM by Jon1094

Not sure why manufacturers can’t just stick to one or two grit denomina...

6 12-29-2012 08:05 PM
View NewEnglandsWoodWorks's profile

Restoring old wood body hand planes.

12-15-2012 02:03 AM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks

Hi all,I recently acquired an old body hand plane. Its in pretty rough shape,...

4 12-29-2012 06:19 PM
View JuanGatico's profile

Question about Rabbet Planes

12-29-2012 04:37 AM by JuanGatico

As you know Veritas Tools is offering three choices for making rabbets: 1....

6 12-29-2012 02:11 PM
View Stanley Coker's profile

Stanley No. 605 hand plane

12-28-2012 09:46 PM by Stanley Coker

My brother-in-law gave me an old Stanley No. 605 hand plane. He told me that ...

7 12-29-2012 11:10 AM
View laxbograt's profile

What Did you get For Christmas? Tool Gloats Welcome.

12-27-2012 10:45 PM by laxbograt

So Apparently I was good this year so the jolly old elf left me a couple toys...

19 12-29-2012 03:18 AM

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