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View HarveyDunn's profile

How to do a very basic "restoration" of old chisels

03-14-2014 02:25 AM by HarveyDunn

I’ve acquired a random assortment of old wood carving gouges. Could any...

3 03-14-2014 04:19 AM
View bluekingfisher's profile

Build it yourself

03-12-2014 03:50 PM by bluekingfisher

Courtesy of For those of you interested in hand tools and bu...

6 03-13-2014 10:54 PM
View Sawdustmaker115's profile

Is this handplane any good?

03-13-2014 04:21 AM by Sawdustmaker115

I was looking across eBay and I’ve been wanting to get a #7 so i was wo...

25 03-13-2014 08:29 PM
View WoodenShoe's profile

What is this old Crafstman tool?

03-13-2014 05:19 PM by WoodenShoe

A coworker of mine found this in a box when he picked up an old table saw. T...

4 03-13-2014 06:30 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Whats the best tool for doing some decorative grooves/lines on the top of an oval box?

03-13-2014 02:37 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m making some oval bandsaw boxes. The tops need a bit of decoration. ...

1 03-13-2014 03:24 PM
View anneb3's profile

Need a different backsaw

02-26-2014 12:06 AM by anneb3

New member to Lumberjocks.My brother and I have a woodshop overflowing with a...

9 03-13-2014 03:16 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Scraper planes LV or LN blades

03-12-2014 05:00 PM by JohnChung

I have tried to search for more info on scraper plane edge durability. Does t...

2 03-13-2014 01:28 AM
View ScottStewart's profile

Planing Face Grain vs QS grain

03-11-2014 08:39 PM by ScottStewart

So as I am learning to use planes, I am trying to 6 square boards. I am usi...

6 03-12-2014 08:26 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

What kind of scraper works best on a broad, gently curving bandsaw box?

03-11-2014 05:02 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m shopping for my first scraper. My current project is a set of bands...

5 03-11-2014 11:05 PM
View ScottStewart's profile

Questions about Stanley 93

03-11-2014 01:50 AM by ScottStewart

I am debating getting a shoulder plane, and my main options seem to be the LV...

11 03-11-2014 04:47 PM
View uMinded's profile

My first hand plane

03-09-2014 08:21 PM by uMinded

I was out visiting the in laws on the west coast and poked my head into an an...

9 03-11-2014 01:48 PM
View Sandra's profile

Lacquer on Chisels - SUCCESS!!

02-10-2013 05:22 PM by Sandra

I have a new set of Stanley sweetheart chisels that have been patiently wait...

22 03-11-2014 03:36 AM
View Jerry's profile

Hand Plane Jointer Fence - Shop Made

03-09-2014 09:51 PM by Jerry

This is my shop made hand plane jointer fence. It’s made from 4 1/8R...

31 03-11-2014 01:18 AM
View MichiganCur's profile

Please help identify my Spokeshave.

03-10-2014 03:11 PM by MichiganCur

Ohhhhh my first post… I feel like it should be something epic, but inst...

4 03-10-2014 08:29 PM
View cgm_md's profile

choosing the right sized chisel for a mortise

03-09-2014 05:52 PM by cgm_md

Okay, this may seem like a silly question, but I am working on my first piece...

7 03-10-2014 04:50 PM
View junebug's profile

Tool Identification please

03-10-2014 12:37 AM by junebug

I was looking through some old boxes my dad had in the corner of the basement...

6 03-10-2014 10:55 AM
View Ray's profile

Tongue and groove without specialized planes

03-09-2014 02:57 AM by Ray

Is it practical/feasible to create tongue and groove joints without specializ...

15 03-09-2014 08:42 PM
View Greg In Maryland's profile

Sharpening Pigsticker Mortise Chisels

03-03-2014 02:45 PM by Greg In Maryland

Hey all, Nothing says ‘snow day’ like sharpening pigsticker mo...

13 03-09-2014 08:27 PM
View WayneC's profile

Amazing video showing how to build a log home using only handtools.

03-03-2014 06:04 PM by WayneC

This video is well worth the watch. The axe work is amazing. Some interesti...

12 03-09-2014 07:54 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Shooting ramp board

03-08-2014 01:03 PM by JohnChung

Hi, I have finally completed the 5 degrees ramp based on Derek Cohen desig...

4 03-09-2014 08:25 AM

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