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Sharpening Station

628 days ago by BubbaIBA

I tend to be agnostic as to what is the true way to sharpen tools. How I sha...

2 627 days ago
View HermanKuhn's profile

hand brace drill woes

628 days ago by HermanKuhn

Okay, so I have a 1/2” Irwin hand brace drill bit, bored some really ha...

1 627 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Why are my board lengths different?

629 days ago by RussellAP

I’ve been working with a tape measure that stays put when you pull it o...

20 628 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Plane iron camber without a grinder?

630 days ago by Charlie

OK, another plane iron question. I don’t have a grinder to reshape the ...

13 630 days ago
View steve6678's profile

affordable chisels

635 days ago by steve6678

Narex…yes or no?

25 630 days ago
View venicewoodworker's profile

Stanley #2

632 days ago by venicewoodworker

I need help. I picked up a #2 Stanley that needs some help. I bought some v...

12 631 days ago
View jap's profile

Should i get a lee valley low angle jack or lie-neilson low angle jack?

639 days ago by jap

It will get used mostly for shooting end-grain. None of my restored plane hav...

14 636 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Question for plane restorers

637 days ago by Charlie

I bought a couple of planes as I only had a #7 Anant and a pretty nasty Sears...

17 636 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Thoughts on the Narex mortise chisels?

652 days ago by Purrmaster

Hello! I checked out the reviews for the Narex mortise chisels here. They...

15 636 days ago
View bonobo's profile

Newest "The Woodwright's Shop" audio out of sync

645 days ago by bonobo

I’m just wondering if anyone else is having difficulty viewing the post...

8 637 days ago
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Screw Driver of your Dreams

648 days ago by Craftsman on the lake

We’ve got: Hand plane of your dreamsMallet of your dreamsBib Overall...

51 638 days ago
View Frostymorning's profile

Handplane find

638 days ago by Frostymorning

I found these 3 hand planes at a flea market over the weekend. The smaller p...

8 638 days ago
View Anapolis7's profile

DIY Chipbreaker

639 days ago by Anapolis7

I am considering making my own chipbreaker and had a few questions for my fel...

6 638 days ago
View Rob186's profile

Dovetailing Saw

639 days ago by Rob186

I am looking to get a dovetail saw and like the wenzloff saws they make a 11&...

6 639 days ago
View hairy's profile

Another what the heck is it?

642 days ago by hairy

I picked these up at the flea market, $15 for the pair. The Bailey #6 looks l...

12 640 days ago
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New Stanley Bailey Planes

645 days ago by Bluepine38

I have read a lot about the older Stanley Bailey Planes here, but could not f...

2 641 days ago
View ChrisCarr's profile

Wooden Vise Screw cutting?

652 days ago by ChrisCarr

After looking at the prices of cast iron vises and sizes i want to build my o...

10 642 days ago
View Willeh's profile

Anyone else excited about the new Lee Valley saw sharpening set?

644 days ago by Willeh

Just got the e-mail from LV about this kit today:

6 643 days ago
View MisterBill's profile

Help with Breast Drill

654 days ago by MisterBill

Can anyone help me identify this Breast Drill? There are absolutely no manuf...

4 643 days ago
View woodworker59's profile

Liberty Bell Plane

647 days ago by woodworker59

Just picked this up at a yard sale for $4.00, gonna throw it up on Ebay and s...

4 643 days ago

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