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View bdresch's profile

Switch from "scary sharp" to stones.

12-31-2014 03:37 PM by bdresch

I want to move from using sandpaper to sharpen my chisels to stones. I curre...

25 01-04-2015 09:16 PM
View notdan's profile

Can I make an old square... square?

12-21-2014 03:02 AM by notdan

I have an old Stanley sweetheart try square that is 1/16th out of square (i.e...

6 01-04-2015 02:53 AM
View Jerlac's profile

Damston 300 black edition vs plano vertical press

01-03-2015 03:52 AM by Jerlac

Looking to buy some clamps to do some panel glue ups. Ive never seen those cl...

2 01-04-2015 12:57 AM
View MikeUT's profile

Any Keen Kutter fans out there?

01-03-2015 12:01 AM by MikeUT

I went to an antique store today and saw a pair of Keen Kutter planes. One w...

2 01-03-2015 01:22 AM
View TheWoodFish's profile

First Hand plane - New, not a used one...

12-25-2014 11:51 PM by TheWoodFish

Hey guys! Merry Christmas! I want to buy my first hand plane. Actually I w...

30 01-02-2015 06:08 PM
View paxorion's profile

Looking to buy a Jack Plane - Should I get a No 5 or 5-1/2

12-22-2014 05:01 PM by paxorion

I’m looking to get a jack plane to add to my meager plane collection. ...

30 01-02-2015 01:16 PM
View Justin8152000's profile

I got a Winchester W103 and a scrub plane?

01-01-2015 02:32 AM by Justin8152000

Above are the pictures of the Winchester W103. Problem with this ...

8 01-01-2015 05:28 PM
View mramseyISU's profile

Rockford R6 Plane?

12-31-2014 09:33 PM by mramseyISU

I just picked up a Rockford R6 plane today in really good shape. I’d li...

2 01-01-2015 02:38 PM
View bobro's profile

Plastic Chisel Handles

11-08-2014 07:12 PM by bobro

Yeah I love plastic handles on chisels, specifically that translucent cellulo...

15 01-01-2015 07:00 AM
View Mordi's profile

Shapton Glass Stones - Instructions

12-31-2014 01:13 AM by Mordi

Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has a set of instructions that came ...

2 12-31-2014 07:47 PM
View Charlie's profile

General care suggestions? - transitional hand plane

12-28-2014 05:31 PM by Charlie

My brother in Florida, sent me a BEAUTIFUL Stanley Bailey No 35 hand plane. S...

6 12-31-2014 02:06 AM
View Bugnurd's profile

Lee Valley Rasps

12-28-2014 10:56 PM by Bugnurd

I need a rasp, so I was hoping to take advantage of Lee Valley’s free s...

8 12-29-2014 01:54 PM
View bdresch's profile

Identify planer

12-29-2014 01:12 AM by bdresch

Anyone know what these block planes are and if they would be worth bu...

1 12-29-2014 05:36 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

What do I need to get started on veneering?

12-26-2014 08:01 AM by Purrmaster

Hello all. I’ve been thinking of using veneer. I’ve dealt wit...

9 12-28-2014 12:07 AM
View Dallas's profile

Identity of this Chisel?

12-25-2014 04:45 PM by Dallas

I found this chisel in an old tool drawer someone left in a desk I was given....

13 12-27-2014 04:16 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

anyone see the new pinnacle scrub plane?

10-17-2013 06:28 PM by bobasaurus

I got an email from Woodcraft this morning announcing the Pinnacle 40 1/2 scr...

23 12-27-2014 08:21 AM
View tommyc325's profile

Stanley SW 60 1/2 Block Plane

12-26-2014 04:42 PM by tommyc325

Hey Everyone and Merry Christmas. I received a Stanley SW 60 1/2 Block Pla...

13 12-27-2014 04:35 AM
View Lumberpunk's profile

Should i buy this Shoulder Plane?

12-26-2014 12:17 AM by Lumberpunk

There is a Record No 073 on CL for $150 near me… seems kind of expensiv...

3 12-26-2014 05:42 AM
View mdraft's profile

MKII and japanese chisels

12-23-2014 04:17 PM by mdraft

Hi everyone, Has anyone here had any trouble fitting Japanese chisels in a...

4 12-25-2014 06:30 PM
View NateX's profile

Restoring a Mathieson infill plane.

12-06-2014 09:33 PM by NateX

I just found a Mathieson infill plane at an estate sale this morning for the ...

8 12-24-2014 01:12 PM

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