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View AESamuel's profile

Tarnished/burned plane sole?

03-23-2015 03:23 PM by AESamuel

Hi, I’m planing some quarter-sawn oak with my stanley no.4 and cheap...

6 03-23-2015 06:15 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Restoring an old bench

03-22-2015 10:57 PM by MikeUT

I visited my grandfather yesterday. He is getting up there in age and wanted...

8 03-23-2015 12:15 PM
View robdem's profile

Drawknife want to buy

03-21-2015 08:12 PM by robdem

Have a project coming up and I will need a drawknife put don’t know wit...

10 03-22-2015 10:27 PM
View Dallas's profile

If Only it Were This Easy!

03-19-2015 04:32 PM by Dallas

See if you can do it in 4 minutes, 31 seconds! Table Build

7 03-22-2015 05:53 PM
View DocBailey's profile

No wonder I couldn't find it ...

03-21-2015 08:33 PM by DocBailey

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a bookmark for Lumberjocks w...

4 03-22-2015 01:44 AM
View djang000's profile

Tearout - I'm loosing my mind

03-15-2015 01:49 AM by djang000

Hey guys I want to love handplane. I really want to. By seems like they ...

25 03-21-2015 08:21 PM
View summerfi's profile

A Good Morning's Rust Hunt

06-20-2014 06:45 PM by summerfi

Rust hunting opportunities are scarce in my neck of the woods, but I did pret...

17 03-21-2015 06:00 PM
View RT31's profile

Favorite woods to use with hand tools

03-20-2015 02:44 AM by RT31

Like the title says. What are your favorite (and least favorite) woods to use...

9 03-21-2015 01:50 AM
View Valkiera's profile

Saw Advice

03-20-2015 04:56 AM by Valkiera

Greetings, New here and looking to start making some smaller items by hand...

8 03-20-2015 07:17 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Plane then cut to length, or cut to length then plane?

03-19-2015 02:01 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I’m making a planter box out of oak and the boards I’...

7 03-19-2015 05:28 PM
View RogerBean's profile

Are LN, Veritas, Clifton, hand tools more Expensive than originals??

03-19-2015 03:57 PM by RogerBean

I hear many laments these days about how overpriced today’s premium han...

1 03-19-2015 04:14 PM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

Veritas vs LN Chisel Plane

03-16-2015 07:00 PM by toddbeaulieu

Hi all, wondering if anyone has any insight into chisel planes. The moment I ...

11 03-19-2015 04:12 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Is an air filter necessary?

03-04-2015 01:27 AM by LucasWoods

I am planning on only working with hand tools I do have a circular saw that I...

8 03-17-2015 10:55 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

'Japanning' using Dupli-color engine enamel - what did I do wrong?

03-13-2015 07:40 PM by Pendragon1998

I have a handful of old cast iron file handles and a pad saw handle that look...

9 03-16-2015 09:46 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Bailey plane question

03-16-2015 03:28 PM by rwe2156

Guys, I have a #4 plane says Stanley on the cap iron with red backround and &...

9 03-16-2015 07:28 PM
View tyler's profile

Trying to restore Stanley #9 1/4

03-16-2015 02:43 PM by tyler

Hello there everyone. This is my first post on here although I have read many...

3 03-16-2015 03:57 PM
View ruddhess's profile

Vintage Marking Gauge

03-16-2015 01:57 AM by ruddhess

I found this marking gauge at a local flea market/antique store. I think ...

6 03-16-2015 03:21 PM
View curliejones's profile

Stanley 60-1/2 old or new?

03-09-2015 05:24 PM by curliejones

I’m not sure how long the new issues of Stanley 60-1/2 have been out, b...

4 03-16-2015 12:46 PM
View BigAxe's profile

Rebuild or buy new plane

03-13-2015 03:14 PM by BigAxe

I have been using hand tools for about two years now. I have 4 planes.One of ...

13 03-16-2015 12:24 PM
View logyard's profile

Hand saw blade not straight

03-13-2015 07:09 AM by logyard

What to do with a hand saw that has a blade that needs straighten Warrented s...

4 03-15-2015 09:27 PM

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