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A Few New Toys - Vintage Planes +

12-28-2012 11:53 PM by 69BBNova

My friend was good enough to sell me some of his Grandfathers tools…...

6 01-06-2013 10:04 PM
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Tools are a Burden

01-06-2013 04:31 PM by BubbaIBA

I’m sure many have seen this post but if you haven’t it’s w...

2 01-06-2013 09:01 PM
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Lessons Learned & Outstanding Questions on Sharpening

04-18-2012 08:24 PM by SlaterNation

Sharpening Equipment I Have: - Norton 220/1000 waterstone- Norton 4000/800...

12 01-06-2013 06:20 AM
View DavidIN's profile

help identifying vintage plane

01-06-2013 02:08 AM by DavidIN

“TD & CO” is stamped on the end with 82 stamped a...

1 01-06-2013 05:06 AM
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Wooden Plane Question

12-29-2012 12:31 AM by ChrisJ

My brother in law found an old wooden hand plane at a garage sale and gave it...

12 01-05-2013 04:06 AM
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Score or strikeout?

01-04-2013 08:03 PM by SamScavo

So, I found 2 hand planes on Craigslist yesterday for 45 bucks. Both are craf...

5 01-05-2013 02:36 AM
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Is Lee Valley Veritas PM-V11 plane iron worth the extra $15?

01-03-2013 12:44 AM by mbs

It’s not a lot of money. Just wondering if anyone who uses planes a lot...

13 01-04-2013 11:08 PM
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Suggestions for good pounders

01-04-2013 04:20 PM by lumberjoe

Now that I spent a lot of time properly sharpening and honing my good chisels...

11 01-04-2013 07:13 PM
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narex chisels whats the difference highland woodworker or lee valley

01-04-2013 01:21 AM by robdem

Need some help with trying to figure out the difference between the narex ch...

3 01-04-2013 04:41 PM
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Advise on Auger Bits

01-03-2013 01:08 PM by JuanGatico

Hi Guys Please, which auger bit set do you recomend? Thanks

8 01-04-2013 07:30 AM
View SisQMark's profile

My rehabbed Bailey #5 Using gun blue

04-26-2012 03:03 AM by SisQMark

Well today I finished rehabbing my old Bailey #5 planner. It only took me 2 d...

24 01-04-2013 04:03 AM
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Antique wood body planes-1 is W. Butcher

01-04-2013 01:20 AM by StayinBroke

Hey all, first post in the forums! Hi! Nice to meet ya and looking forward to...

4 01-04-2013 03:38 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Made a Plane Today

02-03-2012 05:31 AM by BubbaIBA

I’ve wanted a wooden plane for awhile. Read some blog posts on making ...

10 01-03-2013 10:00 PM
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12-30-2012 07:38 PM by a1Jim

Hi Friends! I’m sure glad to be with you today after a mysterious, a...

25 01-03-2013 04:48 PM
View skeemer's profile

Sharpening frustrations

01-01-2013 03:30 PM by skeemer

I received a few new items for the workshop for Christmas, namely an IBC blad...

21 01-03-2013 01:44 PM
View startingfromscratch's profile

Saws: can anyone tell me what this saw is? And what I should get?

01-02-2013 01:45 AM by startingfromscratch

I am going to buy saws for dovetails and mortise/tenon joinery. I am looking...

8 01-02-2013 10:13 PM
View ShaneA's profile

LeeValley Small Router Plane vs Mini Router Plane

12-31-2012 01:43 AM by ShaneA

I was looking to take advantage of LV free shipping offer. The small and min...

6 01-02-2013 04:32 PM
View derosa's profile

Major tool gloat; plane, clamps and other fun stuff.

01-02-2013 03:21 AM by derosa

I spend some time chatting over Christmas dinner with a friend of the family&...

5 01-02-2013 01:13 PM
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12-31-2012 08:29 PM by byerbyer

My father recently gifted me his two side sharpening stone. It’s a Smit...

4 01-01-2013 04:19 PM
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Reflections on my hammer--real long

02-22-2012 04:22 AM by lwllms

I’ve got this problem with my house, it’s been there since I boug...

4 12-31-2012 07:27 PM

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