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View curliejones's profile

Rudimentary precision? an oxymoron?

04-04-2015 06:16 PM by curliejones

I love nice tools! I’m not alone, considering the company I keep he...

9 04-07-2015 04:36 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Dovetails and chisels

04-05-2015 07:53 PM by Joel_B

I tried cutting my first dovetails yesterday and they didn’t come out s...

6 04-06-2015 02:07 PM
View bonesbr549's profile

Lienielsen chisel sets

03-23-2015 01:46 AM by bonesbr549

finally decided to get a set of LN’s and went online, and they use to s...

16 04-06-2015 01:15 PM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

sharpening question

03-31-2015 01:00 PM by daddywoofdawg

I have a sharpening question,I use the scary sharp method,can’t afford ...

21 04-04-2015 02:56 PM
View Brent12's profile

Cool tools from the flea market

04-04-2015 12:10 AM by Brent12

So my wife brought me some tools today she found at the flea market. I was s...

5 04-04-2015 01:52 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Is it possible to hand plane hard maple?

04-04-2015 02:58 AM by Joel_B

I was trying to hand plane a piece of hard maple about 1 inch wide to get it ...

7 04-04-2015 12:53 PM
View redSLED's profile

What different chisel hammers/mallets do you use?

03-05-2015 08:11 PM by redSLED

Yes, I have searched and read the many “what mallet do you use” a...

26 04-04-2015 05:41 AM
View grfrazee's profile

Calling all No. 45 owners...

09-25-2012 04:07 PM by grfrazee

I recently acquired a No. 45 with cutters, but without any of the wooden boxe...

28 04-04-2015 02:50 AM
View ChuckV's profile

Another Veritas First

04-01-2015 12:54 PM by ChuckV

Has anyone purchased one of these Veritas custom bench planes from Lee Valley...

9 04-03-2015 03:05 PM
View bandit571's profile

Kobalt hand planes???upon further review

07-22-2013 03:02 AM by bandit571

Was in Lowes tonight. Looking around in the tool section, found out the St...

34 04-03-2015 02:09 AM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Tip- Container to hold cleaning fluid

04-02-2015 11:07 PM by Troy Cleckler

Just thought I’d share what I come up with to accommodate a #7 plane fo...

0 04-02-2015 11:07 PM
View rwe2156's profile

File Handle sizes

04-02-2015 04:16 PM by rwe2156

0, 1, 2…. Can anyone tell me how to figure out what size I need for ...

1 04-02-2015 04:28 PM
View Kay Preston's profile

Swazi Hand Plane Hack

03-31-2015 02:45 PM by Kay Preston

My neighbour is a resourceful guy.I went to him to ask for help on my plane t...

3 04-01-2015 09:06 PM
View JohnChung's profile

April fool videos

04-01-2015 03:58 AM by JohnChung The reversa hand plane…....

2 04-01-2015 07:02 PM
View DavidL41's profile

Cambered, toothed, regular plane blade what are there specific purpose?

03-31-2015 04:53 PM by DavidL41

What are the differences of a cambered blade, toothed blade and regular blade...

3 03-31-2015 11:03 PM
View DIYaholic's profile

PSA: Collectable Stanley planes (Burlington Vt)

03-31-2015 11:38 AM by DIYaholic

I ran across this Craigslist add this morning.I don’t know the seller &...

4 03-31-2015 05:52 PM
View DavidL41's profile

Bench chisel or dovetail chisel for all joinery work?

03-29-2015 10:31 PM by DavidL41

For those who own bench chisels and dovetail chisels do you recommend getting...

3 03-31-2015 01:30 PM
View nerdbot's profile

Is this normal for diamond stones?

03-29-2015 09:17 PM by nerdbot

I have a couple cheap sets of bench chisels (HF and Craftsman). I had previo...

6 03-30-2015 11:23 PM
View robdem's profile

Do I need a shooting plane

03-27-2015 11:38 PM by robdem

Thinking about buying lee valley shooting plane But not sure if.i should drop...

18 03-30-2015 07:33 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Accurate tape measure

03-28-2015 03:51 AM by LucasWoods

I am looking for an accurate tape measure for around $20 or less probably don...

22 03-30-2015 10:29 AM

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