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Hand planing - Boards end up hollowed

12-16-2013 05:04 PM by jimbotheconflictor

I’m just getting started with hand planes and prepping stock by hand an...

6 12-23-2013 08:35 PM
View BentheViking's profile

A $1000 gift card to Lee Valley

12-22-2013 02:11 PM by BentheViking

Not sure if anyone is following along with the PWW 31 days of Christmas conte...

11 12-23-2013 02:00 AM
View Matt Przybylski's profile

#4 Smoother vs. Bevel-Up Smoother

12-21-2013 04:25 AM by Matt Przybylski

I went a bit nuts on the Lee Valley Cyber Monday sale and picked up a PMV-11 ...

13 12-22-2013 07:34 PM
View Texchappy's profile

Best Bench Chisel Out there?

05-24-2012 01:27 AM by Texchappy

A couple of restrictions: no metric and American made (maybe Canadian or Engl...

35 12-21-2013 01:45 AM
View PaulDoug's profile

Sharpening a Draw Knife

12-18-2013 11:25 PM by PaulDoug

I have a draw knife that I seldom use but I think they are cool. Anyway, tod...

7 12-21-2013 12:53 AM
View jeffwedekind's profile

veritas carcass saw for dovetailing

12-18-2013 07:22 PM by jeffwedekind

Hi Jocks,Getting into the hand-cut dovetail realm and am in need of a new saw...

3 12-20-2013 01:49 AM
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12-16-2013 05:32 PM by stefang

Most of my modest knowledge about hand planes comes from the net. The one thi...

44 12-19-2013 09:08 AM
View mds4752's profile

Market value for Lie-Nielson used planes?

12-18-2013 03:49 AM by mds4752

I may have a chance to purchase some used Lie-Nielson planes from a gentleman...

5 12-19-2013 03:54 AM
View SoDakWoodworker's profile

VeritasĀ® Rip & Crosscut Tenon Saws

12-14-2013 11:00 AM by SoDakWoodworker

Hey, has anyone yet tried the new Veritas Rip & Crosscut Tenon Saws yet? ...

4 12-19-2013 03:06 AM
View Don W's profile

Looking for a copy of The Gristmill Publication

12-18-2013 03:55 PM by Don W

For anyone who is a member of the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association, I am ...

0 12-18-2013 03:55 PM
View Kv0nT's profile

Lie Neilsen's new tapered crosscut saw.

12-18-2013 12:49 AM by Kv0nT

Is it me or is the new Lie Neilsen tapered crosscut saw a total joke. Just b...

8 12-18-2013 08:06 AM
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Diamond Paste Substrates

12-08-2013 09:23 PM by alohafromberkeley

Hi everyone, as a lot of you know, I’m really a newb to hand tools (act...

10 12-18-2013 06:09 AM
View amagineer's profile

Hand plane questions

12-17-2013 08:48 PM by amagineer

I just acquired these three hand planes; Stanley————5...

3 12-17-2013 09:14 PM
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12-16-2013 01:29 AM by DKV

I have been dinking around with woodworking for about six years and seriously...

19 12-16-2013 11:13 PM
View FenceFurniture's profile

We've GOT to do something about Saw Files...and we can

06-24-2013 07:43 AM by FenceFurniture

G’day all I have been running a thread over here in Australia, tryin...

88 12-16-2013 02:30 PM
View Holbs's profile

Wood working posters/paintings/renaissance pictures

12-15-2013 07:30 PM by Holbs

about to jump down in the shop and start my 4th practice set of dovetails. I...

3 12-16-2013 05:55 AM
View shaver's profile

Finally tuned up my G4

12-12-2013 03:05 AM by shaver

What a pain to get just-right.. once it’s dialed-in, though, no need t...

1 12-15-2013 09:24 PM
View VTdscglfr's profile

choice between planes

12-08-2013 10:16 PM by VTdscglfr

So I have an opportunity to purchase either a rabbit block plane, medium shou...

11 12-15-2013 06:20 PM
View Posty's profile

To buy or not to buy

12-14-2013 03:02 PM by Posty

So obviously Christmas is coming and also my birthday is two days befor Chris...

16 12-15-2013 04:05 PM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

What is the origin of calling the tail vise a wagon vise?

12-11-2013 06:13 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

Anyone know the origin of calling the tail vise a wagon vise?

9 12-13-2013 03:24 PM

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