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Rule Marking Uses

656 days ago by Handtooler

LJ’s, I possess a Rabone Chesterman 36” four fold boxwood rule, ...

0 656 days ago
View pariswoodworking's profile

SCORE! New plane for the collection.

659 days ago by pariswoodworking

I went to a garage sale the other day, and happened upon this rusty old plane...

8 656 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Sanding - best/good soft form-able sanding pad?? for round overs, raised panels, etc.

656 days ago by steve6678

I have struggled with sanding these areas for years.Sanding sponges, uggg.Han...

3 656 days ago
View gepatino's profile

How should I finish the sole of a wooden hand plane?

666 days ago by gepatino

I’m trying to restore and old handplane we’ve found in a toolbox ...

20 656 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Sharpening Station

657 days ago by BubbaIBA

I tend to be agnostic as to what is the true way to sharpen tools. How I sha...

2 656 days ago
View HermanKuhn's profile

hand brace drill woes

657 days ago by HermanKuhn

Okay, so I have a 1/2” Irwin hand brace drill bit, bored some really ha...

1 656 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Why are my board lengths different?

658 days ago by RussellAP

I’ve been working with a tape measure that stays put when you pull it o...

20 657 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Plane iron camber without a grinder?

659 days ago by Charlie

OK, another plane iron question. I don’t have a grinder to reshape the ...

13 659 days ago
View steve6678's profile

affordable chisels

664 days ago by steve6678

Narex…yes or no?

25 659 days ago
View venicewoodworker's profile

Stanley #2

661 days ago by venicewoodworker

I need help. I picked up a #2 Stanley that needs some help. I bought some v...

12 660 days ago
View jap's profile

Should i get a lee valley low angle jack or lie-neilson low angle jack?

667 days ago by jap

It will get used mostly for shooting end-grain. None of my restored plane hav...

14 665 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Question for plane restorers

666 days ago by Charlie

I bought a couple of planes as I only had a #7 Anant and a pretty nasty Sears...

17 665 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Thoughts on the Narex mortise chisels?

681 days ago by Purrmaster

Hello! I checked out the reviews for the Narex mortise chisels here. They...

15 665 days ago
View bonobo's profile

Newest "The Woodwright's Shop" audio out of sync

674 days ago by bonobo

I’m just wondering if anyone else is having difficulty viewing the post...

8 666 days ago
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Screw Driver of your Dreams

676 days ago by Craftsman on the lake

We’ve got: Hand plane of your dreamsMallet of your dreamsBib Overall...

51 666 days ago
View Frostymorning's profile

Handplane find

667 days ago by Frostymorning

I found these 3 hand planes at a flea market over the weekend. The smaller p...

8 667 days ago
View Anapolis7's profile

DIY Chipbreaker

668 days ago by Anapolis7

I am considering making my own chipbreaker and had a few questions for my fel...

6 667 days ago
View Rob186's profile

Dovetailing Saw

668 days ago by Rob186

I am looking to get a dovetail saw and like the wenzloff saws they make a 11&...

6 668 days ago
View hairy's profile

Another what the heck is it?

671 days ago by hairy

I picked these up at the flea market, $15 for the pair. The Bailey #6 looks l...

12 669 days ago
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New Stanley Bailey Planes

674 days ago by Bluepine38

I have read a lot about the older Stanley Bailey Planes here, but could not f...

2 670 days ago

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