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Wood, your hand tools, you and a little know-how. Share your questions, tips and strategies for the use and maintenance of hand-tools.

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How to maximize my usability on 3+ #4s

634 days ago by Swyftfeet

I have start by saying I have GREAT Parents, they are both retired and spend ...

6 632 days ago
View Deycart's profile

Plane blade sharpening guide

634 days ago by Deycart

I am looking to buy a sharpening guide for use on my stones and I really want...

8 634 days ago
View DeLayne Peck's profile

Depth Setting a block plane, well known method or dumb luck?

635 days ago by DeLayne Peck

I am misfortunate with hand planes. I gave up years ago. But, all the discu...

16 634 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Which Smooth Plane to buy?

635 days ago by 12strings

I need advice on purchasing a smoothing plane. I don’t want to spend...

15 634 days ago
View hhhopks's profile

Plane Restoration or No Restoration???? Need Advice.

635 days ago by hhhopks

I need an advice from plane experts and “Hand Plane of Your Dreams” contribut...

18 634 days ago
View mak's profile

Reputable Plane Restorers

635 days ago by mak

I was recently given some old Stanley Planes (#4, #5, and two #7’s). I...

9 635 days ago
View bloqbeta's profile

Specific question on LV Low Angle Jack

661 days ago by bloqbeta

Hey everybody, I received my second plane a couple of days ago, the Verita...

17 635 days ago
View Josh Farnsworth's profile

Any Virginia Hand Tool Woodworkers?

635 days ago by Josh Farnsworth

Because we’re having another baby & need to move into a place w/ 3 ...

0 635 days ago
View hhhopks's profile

Education on Old Slot Screws and Slot Screw Drivers

635 days ago by hhhopks

Am I just imagining it? The older screws often have thin slots such that mod...

1 635 days ago
View bluekingfisher's profile

Hand plane identification

640 days ago by bluekingfisher

I know there are a lot of hand plane fans out there so I am hoping one of you...

28 635 days ago
View robdem's profile

should I buy new hand plane blade or keep old one

639 days ago by robdem

Just bought a number 7 bailey hand plane started to clean it up tonight . Sta...

16 635 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

Looking for history of iron duplex fillister rabbet planes

635 days ago by Lee Barker

Like this: (Having trouble getting an image to load from the web. If it i...

0 635 days ago
View Bill Szydlo's profile

Question for those of you who use the Veritas plow plane

636 days ago by Bill Szydlo

I am considering purchasing the Veritas plow plane and am curious if those of...

4 635 days ago
View yellowtruck75's profile

Help with picking out Veritas hand planes

636 days ago by yellowtruck75

My wife wants a Christmas list so I am picking out some Veritas hand planes. ...

5 635 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Movers and hand tools question

637 days ago by Texchappy

Health has taken a turn for the worse lately and haven’t been able to g...

10 636 days ago
View shipwright's profile

How many chevalets are built / being built?

642 days ago by shipwright

Since I built my first chevalet in winter 2011, I have been in touch with a n...

21 636 days ago
View corpmule's profile

Hand Grinder and Wheel Size

717 days ago by corpmule

I’ve been looking for a hand grinder to use in sharpening tools (Axes, ...

8 636 days ago
View Ben's profile

How do butt locking bevel gauges work?

637 days ago by Ben

Does anyone know how the butt locking thumbscrew mechanism works for bevel ga...

2 636 days ago
View shipwright's profile

Free V8 Degree Marquetry logo

638 days ago by shipwright

When I cut the marquetry logo for my wedge powered bench, I cut it in Boulle ...

6 637 days ago
View Douglas's profile

identifying this combo waterstone

637 days ago by Douglas

I was given a combination waterstone, and I’d like to start using it. B...

2 637 days ago

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