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698 days ago

Pillowed pegs - 14 replies

Can someone please explain or point me to a resource that explains how to execute pillowed pegs used in G&G furniture? Thanks – Scott

800 days ago

Bench planes at the ready - 128 replies

Some of us have many, many planes and often multiples of the same type. From the perspective of completing a project, say a wall hung tool cabinet, how do you guys tune your duplicate bench planes for different operations. My thoughts: Blocks-LA, adjustable mouth, thin shaving for end grain-One ready for chamfering Smoothers-High angle ...

847 days ago

Maker's mark - 17 replies

One of the aspects of woodworking that eludes me is the process or technique by which to label my work. Specifically, I’d like to design my own personal logo. I have sketched or doodled a few designs but nothing really hits home. Thus, if you have come up with a personal logo that you brand or carve into your work, I’d like to see...

1024 days ago

Why the WoodRiver #4 is so uncomfortable. - 10 replies

There have been several reviews here on LJ’s concerning the WR #4. I have responded a couple times that I felt the tote was cramp. So, I started looking at the tote to figure out why. I thought I’d post for those considering these planes. I think they are a good value but with some draw backs. I really like mine but I have to hold...

1024 days ago

Renaissance in hand tool woodworking - 11 replies

There must be a Renaissance in hand tool wood working. There must be. I ordered some chisels from Lie Nielsen over 8 weeks ago. Called today and they are still out of stock and it “might be a few more weeks.” they having trouble keeping up with demand. The Starrett square that ordered at the same time – yep still out of stoc...

1036 days ago

Spraying tools with polyurethane - 4 replies

At one of the flea markets recently I can across a booth that had a lot of decent tools. At least they looked good. They had a consistent dark gray patina – no rust. After talking to the guy a bit he states that he coats all his tools with satin poly spray. I didn’t quite know what to make of it. It didn’t seem right so I walke...

1045 days ago

The slippery slope - tool gloat - 19 replies

I have gone to a couple flea markets in recent weeks. One was the annual flea market in Hillsville Va. These are some of the things that i picked up. First let me say that these guys at the market know what they have so they didn’t cost me $2 apiece. But the prices are comparable to the ones that I have seen on eBay. Plus, I pay a small pr...

1067 days ago

Vintage Stanley iron trademarks - 2 replies

The type study of Stanley bench planes At RexMill.com is a wonderful resource. Can I infer that if a non- bench plane iron has a certain trademark then it is of the same vintage as the bench planes in the type study? For instance, if a 151 spokeshave or my little 101 have a V shape trademark on the iron are they the same vintage as a 1910-1918 t...

1094 days ago

Woodworking Hardhat - 3 replies

Is it just me or is the Lumberjocks logo guy wearing a hardhat? If so, then maybe I should wear one too. Does Lie Nielson make one?

1095 days ago

Technique for 6 squaring stock - simple question - 19 replies

Over the last year my knowledge of hand planes has grown immensely yet my skill with hand planes is still in its infancy. So, let me ask: say you are squaring some stock that’s around 1” x 2” x 12”. So relatively small. One of the faces is flat but not square to the sides and nor parallel to the other face. How do you ...

1102 days ago

Lie Nielsen 4 1/2 Smoother - need advice - 27 replies

For the first time my wife wants me to pick out my own birthday present. I will end up paying for it of course. I got my eye on a LN 4 1/2 but having a hard time pulling the trigger. For those more experienced or have read the Anarchist Tool Chest give me opinions or ideas. I am trying to flush out my “tool chest” This is what I hav...


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