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View woodchuckerNJ's profile

What do you lube the bottom of your plane with?

04-29-2014 12:41 AM by woodchuckerNJ

Just curious what others are using. I currently am back to candle wax..but ...

17 05-01-2014 02:47 AM
View DocBailey's profile

Catch of the Day (rust harvest)

04-29-2014 09:11 PM by DocBailey

It was a brutally cold winter in the Northeast (and I’m not sure itR...

19 05-01-2014 01:06 AM
View TaylorML's profile

So do I buy Hirsch or Narex?

04-30-2014 11:57 AM by TaylorML

I know that there are already a ton of forums out there about which chisels t...

5 04-30-2014 10:07 PM
View Jerry's profile

Agghhh, I'm going crazy, how do I do this??!!

04-09-2014 02:23 AM by Jerry

Every time I bring a piece of maple home and cut it into pieces to make a box...

19 04-30-2014 03:18 AM
View robdem's profile

Which one to keep record or bailey plane

04-25-2014 01:06 AM by robdem

Ok need some help deciding which hand plane to keep. Have two number 7 hand p...

16 04-29-2014 05:12 PM
View Loren's profile

Old chisels

04-29-2014 05:15 AM by Loren

I wanted a bevel edge chisel in the 35mm range for veneer workso I bought a v...

7 04-29-2014 04:21 PM
View DustyCellist's profile

Bandsaw alternatives (axe/froe, etc)

04-27-2014 03:50 AM by DustyCellist

I am getting started with some hand tools mainly to keep from producing much ...

7 04-28-2014 03:42 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

Chip a way planes ... any info?

04-26-2014 03:09 PM by Pendragon1998

I was unfamiliar with this brand and I was wondering if someone might be able...

2 04-28-2014 12:23 AM
View Bugnurd's profile

Sweet yard sale score!

04-27-2014 05:08 PM by Bugnurd

Okay, so I hit up a few yard sales yesterday and picked up a few things. The ...

3 04-27-2014 08:02 PM
View wreker's profile

Help with old saw restoration

04-27-2014 12:17 AM by wreker

Hi All,I’m just starting out with hand tools and woodworking, and IR...

5 04-27-2014 05:37 PM
View notitfortat's profile

Question about these plow plane irons-Sandusky and a couple of others

04-27-2014 12:16 AM by notitfortat

Been a lurker on this forum for a bit and finally signed up. I went to a jun...

1 04-27-2014 01:23 AM
View JoeyG's profile

Needle files--Do I need to spend a fortune?

04-24-2014 04:47 PM by JoeyG

I find myself in need of some needle files for some inlay/carvings I am doing...

9 04-26-2014 10:38 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Type collectors.

04-19-2014 12:51 AM by lateralus819

I’m curious how many of you plane buyers/collectors, collect a full set...

29 04-26-2014 08:24 AM
View Bigtones's profile

Metal Products Co. Hand Planes

04-25-2014 12:07 AM by Bigtones

Hello again LJ Forums, I was wondering if anyone has used or heard of thes...

6 04-25-2014 04:22 AM
View Ray's profile

Blade camber shape?

04-24-2014 01:04 AM by Ray

I am in the process of grinding an 8” camber on a blade for a 605 1/2 p...

2 04-24-2014 01:19 AM
View andy6601's profile

Making Plane Irons out of 0-1 Tool Steel

04-22-2014 02:37 AM by andy6601

I am wondering if anyone has made their own plane irons on LJ and what I am l...

6 04-24-2014 01:12 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Alternative Sources For Vintage Hand Planes

04-20-2014 05:27 PM by poopiekat

Just in case you’re not accumulating your vintage tools fast enough to ...

6 04-23-2014 12:47 AM
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04-21-2014 12:53 PM by JohnChung

I had quite a trouble trying to get the dovetail right and tight. I was using...

3 04-21-2014 02:34 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Does camellia oil go bad?

04-20-2014 11:40 PM by ColonelTravis

Got some at an Asian grocery store, and by “some” I mean “e...

7 04-21-2014 05:40 AM
View DrPuk2U's profile

Edlerly Stanley #5 - How flat is enoough?

04-20-2014 05:14 PM by DrPuk2U

Long ago I came into possession of an old (but not classic) Stanley #5. Says...

7 04-20-2014 09:32 PM

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