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Enfield Shaker cabinet modification?

03-09-2014 01:42 AM by Ray

I would like to build a larger (wider) version of this- possibly twice as wid...

1 03-09-2014 03:57 AM
View FrogpondWoodworks's profile

My new additions!!

02-19-2014 03:00 AM by FrogpondWoodworks

Here’s my attempt at making my own marking knife and router plane blade...

2 03-08-2014 08:09 PM
View Ray's profile

Wet grinder- against or with the rotation.

03-08-2014 02:56 AM by Ray

When grinding a new bevel, should the edge of the blade be facing against the...

6 03-08-2014 07:53 PM
View Kade Knight's profile

Narex bench vs premium chisels

03-08-2014 02:39 AM by Kade Knight

Hey all! I’ve been looking at Narex chisels and have read many good rev...

5 03-08-2014 06:19 PM
View jasonburr's profile

Hand Plane Troubleshooting

03-04-2014 10:42 PM by jasonburr

Hey guys. I am fairly new new hand tools and am in a quandary. I have a vi...

15 03-08-2014 07:54 AM
View suramoto's profile

Source for replacement Stanley #62 plane blade (p/n 12-142)

03-26-2013 08:08 AM by suramoto

If anybody has one of the Stanley 12-137 No. 62 Sweetheart jack planes and is...

1 03-07-2014 01:17 PM
View ScottStewart's profile

No 7 vs No 8

03-06-2014 05:15 AM by ScottStewart

So I am getting into hand planes and am looking for a jointer. I am willing ...

18 03-07-2014 12:13 AM
View rhett's profile

Tapered blades for woodies

03-05-2014 11:24 PM by rhett

I had a batch of tapered double irons manufactured for my hand planes. L...

2 03-06-2014 12:42 AM
View basswood's profile

100 y.o. Pilliod Tool Chest posted by Tools of the Trade

03-05-2014 04:16 PM by basswood

The old tool box I found caught the attention of Tools of the Trade: ...

2 03-05-2014 09:34 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Who made this lever cap?

03-04-2014 05:00 PM by poopiekat

Ok… I got this #3 plane at a flea market, maker unknown. Heck...

6 03-05-2014 02:14 PM
View Johnnyblot's profile

Let's Get A Handle On This.

04-26-2012 01:44 PM by Johnnyblot

Hi Folks,There is something that has been troubling me for sometime now so I ...

12 03-05-2014 09:21 AM
View Gerry's profile

Stanley Sweetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane

03-04-2014 05:02 AM by Gerry

Unbelievable! This is my first experience with a “reputed to be” a premium le...

4 03-05-2014 12:01 AM
View titanxt's profile

Do I "Need" a 1/8" Chisel?

03-04-2014 02:41 AM by titanxt

I have several Ashley Iles bench chisels, but I do not have the 1/8” ch...

8 03-04-2014 05:48 AM
View brtech's profile

Loose Tote on used Stanley No 5

02-01-2013 02:26 PM by brtech

Bought a used Stanley No 5 plane from ebay. Decent price, good transaction, ...

11 03-04-2014 02:23 AM
View bandit571's profile

Kobalt #4 Handplane: upon further review

03-03-2014 11:07 PM by bandit571

This will be returned to Lowes. Iron took way too longjust to get FlatR...

3 03-03-2014 11:48 PM
View yag113's profile

How Do I Repair a Frost Proof Water Faucet/Pump?

03-02-2014 01:14 PM by yag113

I have a freeze proof water pump in the yard, the type that goes a couple fee...

10 03-03-2014 12:41 PM
View Deycart's profile

Just bought me 43 planes and some other goodies

03-03-2014 12:34 AM by Deycart

Stanley Planes:11 No. 59 No. 44 No. 32 No. 61 No....

17 03-03-2014 09:59 AM
View JADobson's profile

Can anyone ID these chisels?

03-03-2014 05:02 AM by JADobson

Just saw a few chisels listed on Kijiji. Can’t make out the logo. Does ...

1 03-03-2014 05:06 AM
View MikeinSC's profile

Bailey #7

03-02-2014 12:36 AM by MikeinSC

A while back I got tired of stepping around the 6” Delta jointer that I...

8 03-02-2014 07:04 PM
View siavosh's profile

Help with restoring/tuning a Japanese plow plane "Kikai Shakuri Kanna"

02-27-2014 02:11 AM by siavosh

I’ve seen a lot of information on how to adjust/condition/use a Japanes...

3 03-02-2014 06:56 PM

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