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Stanley planer

08-12-2013 07:07 AM by Garycd315

Question … Last June when I was in Rwanda I met a carpenter in the rura...

2 08-12-2013 11:49 AM
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Learning to Sharpen

07-20-2013 04:52 PM by Mark Colan

Introduction I have mainly been a power tool woodworker, but recently boug...

15 08-11-2013 07:49 PM
View DIYaholic's profile

A Stanley #78 & a #64:Do I Gloat or Did I Over Spend?

08-10-2013 08:53 PM by DIYaholic

While running errands today, I stopped into the local Non-Profit….found...

27 08-11-2013 07:16 PM
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Mystery Plane Iron

08-10-2013 05:03 PM by A10GAC

I just picked up a plane iron at a tag sale for $1; overall it’s 1 5/8&...

6 08-10-2013 11:30 PM
View Mark's profile

Diy hand plane

08-09-2013 03:31 PM by Mark

As per Don’s request I’ve added a couple of pics of my latest cre...

6 08-10-2013 11:28 AM
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3M sandpaper

08-01-2013 05:47 AM by Purrmaster

I wasn’t sure where to put this…. I was hoping someone could t...

7 08-09-2013 01:32 PM
View Holbs's profile

what to look for in diamond cutting stones

12-03-2012 06:32 PM by Holbs

It’s amazing how one thing leads to another. I’m learning as i g...

15 08-09-2013 04:43 AM
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Milescraft JointCrafter (model 1310) Manual / Help using

08-08-2013 11:59 PM by fstellab

Hi Folks, Does anyone have a copy of the Milescraft JointCrafter Manual ? I ...

2 08-09-2013 02:51 AM
View Mark's profile

diy hand plane

08-08-2013 09:42 PM by Mark

I built a diy smoother plane using the Popular Mechanics plans and an Iron I ...

4 08-08-2013 11:51 PM
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New Veritas Dovetail Saw or restored dovetail saw?

08-04-2013 10:19 PM by MaroonGoon

Hey Lumberjocks,I am planning on getting a good dovetail saw soon and I read ...

16 08-07-2013 04:47 PM
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08-06-2013 12:09 AM by Whitewalls

I have always seen cabinet scrapers in the woodworking magazines, and have al...

14 08-07-2013 11:33 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Fixing drilled out tote bolt hole.

08-04-2013 05:11 PM by lateralus819

So i picked up a Stanley #7 for $30, had a repair. Must be the original bolt ...

10 08-07-2013 03:53 AM
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What was it's purpose?

08-06-2013 02:58 PM by daydrik

If you know what it is please tell me.My father found this hand tool at an au...

6 08-07-2013 03:03 AM
View 1yeldud1's profile

clamping pads

08-05-2013 05:09 PM by 1yeldud1

I have several bar type clamps and several “c” clamps that I use ...

7 08-06-2013 01:43 AM
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Today's Flea Market buys!

08-04-2013 10:36 PM by poopiekat

A few days left of vacation, and so I went to some flea markets and antique s...

6 08-05-2013 12:19 AM
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08-04-2013 05:01 PM by hiswillus

Just wondering if anybody has a clue to create the “soft touch” f...

1 08-04-2013 10:44 PM
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Desecration! The Handplane Horrors!

08-04-2013 03:10 PM by poopiekat

Well… I suppose there is still a lot of old handplanes out there that s...

6 08-04-2013 10:19 PM
View ErikF's profile

Cutters for No. 45

08-04-2013 04:04 PM by ErikF

I picked these up a few days ago and figured I would see if anyone on LJ̵...

3 08-04-2013 05:32 PM
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Hybrid saw filing - When to add fleam to a rip saw?

08-02-2013 03:30 PM by chrisstef

Im just getting started in filing my own hand saws and have a question to you...

9 08-04-2013 11:19 AM
View JustJoe's profile

Whyzit or Whozit (Not a Whatzit)

08-03-2013 06:33 PM by JustJoe

I went to an auction today and bought two lots. First was a Union plane, abou...

4 08-04-2013 02:25 AM

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