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View seamus999's profile

Planes on the Cheap

01-30-2014 02:55 PM by seamus999

I’ve been reading a bit and while I do know enough to get started I tho...

16 02-15-2014 02:04 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Suggestions for a starter sharpening kit without wet mess

02-13-2014 05:19 PM by HarveyDunn

I need to get my first sharpening set-up. I’m starting from zero –...

21 02-14-2014 11:00 PM
View AUBrian's profile

Woodpeckers precision woodworking square or T-square?

02-10-2014 04:58 PM by AUBrian

The title says it all. I’m looking to increase my precision, and am lo...

17 02-14-2014 05:57 PM
View diverlloyd's profile

Harbor freight chisels

02-14-2014 12:01 AM by diverlloyd

Hey jocks, I was wondering if any of you guys have first hand experience with...

10 02-14-2014 02:41 AM
View Vincent Nocito's profile

$5 Thrift Store Find - Stanley #122 Liberty Bell Hand Plane

01-31-2014 01:10 AM by Vincent Nocito

I was looking around in a local thrift store and tucked away on the shelf...

20 02-14-2014 01:49 AM
View jasonburr's profile

Amazon & Premium Tools

02-12-2014 02:00 PM by jasonburr

Hey guys. I received a $200 Amazon giftcard for my birthday and need some hel...

15 02-13-2014 06:09 AM
View Mark E.'s profile

Is anyone using a Veritas PM-V11 on a Stanley No.3 (or 5-1/4)

02-11-2014 11:54 PM by Mark E.

I picked up a PM-V11 cutter and cap iron set from Lee Valley to put on a Stan...

2 02-12-2014 12:28 PM
View Steve Diogo's profile

Need some insight on tuning my Stanely No. 4

02-11-2014 07:32 PM by Steve Diogo

Hi, all. Hoping you can give me some insight on tuning this Stanley #...

25 02-12-2014 04:05 AM
View antiquerob's profile

Worth Wood Planes

02-08-2014 05:15 PM by antiquerob

Came across a 9 1/4 inch Worth Plane in a lot of planes I purchased. I have...

7 02-11-2014 11:20 PM
View Don Broussard's profile (online now)

Breast Drill ID

02-11-2014 03:24 AM by Don Broussard

I picked up this breast drill this weekend. It looks a lot like the Millers ...

10 02-11-2014 05:56 PM
View ex-member's profile

Marples M4 smoother

02-11-2014 03:43 PM by ex-member

This came in a box of assorted rust to our refurb shop. Does anyone know if i...

4 02-11-2014 05:37 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Good brands for a starter set of handsaws?

02-09-2014 04:38 PM by HarveyDunn

I define a “starter set” as a dovetail saw, a rip saw, and a cros...

8 02-11-2014 04:58 PM
View MikeinSC's profile

$15 Defiance plane

02-09-2014 03:45 PM by MikeinSC

I stopped into an antique store the other day, turned to my left and looked i...

15 02-11-2014 12:11 PM
View MaroonGoon's profile

Chisel recommendations.. New or Old?

02-07-2014 04:48 PM by MaroonGoon

I am officially tired of the clunky woodworking chisels I got from Lowe’...

19 02-11-2014 04:57 AM
View Bundoman's profile

Stanley 60 1/2 with a big mouth...I think that the sole insert been filed?

02-10-2014 05:20 AM by Bundoman

All, I have this beat around 60 1/2 that was very unloved when I got it. ...

6 02-11-2014 02:22 AM
View Pendragon1998's profile

Introduction and are these planes good for a first restoration attempt?

02-02-2014 12:47 PM by Pendragon1998

Hi y’all, Since this is my first post, I guess I’ll briefly in...

28 02-11-2014 02:05 AM
View KarenHauck's profile

Need advice on a sanding, please!

02-10-2014 04:42 PM by KarenHauck

This is a mediocre photo of one of the doors in our 108 year old house . ...

18 02-11-2014 01:53 AM
View Ray's profile

Need help with apparel

02-09-2014 01:24 AM by Ray

I have been advised that I should no longer wear any of my cap collection in ...

41 02-11-2014 12:23 AM
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Craiglist pickup of old hand tools (w/ pics)

02-10-2014 01:44 PM by BinghamtonEd

I picked this lot up for $20 yesterday. Since most of my woodworking happens...

10 02-10-2014 03:06 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Micro bevels--continuing the conversation

02-09-2014 04:52 PM by CharlesA

When I got my Veritas MK II honing guide, I read the instructions on how to p...

24 02-10-2014 01:37 PM

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