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  1. M

    Restoring old hand planes

    Hello everyone!! I hope this is the right place for this post. I have acquired a variety of hand planes from my grandfather and my wife’s grandfather when they passed away. Unfortunately they all need a bunch of work to be restored. I keep saying I’m going to do it but can never find time...
  2. Ed Fasano

    SOLD - Spring Shop Cleaning – Honing Contraption For Sale

    Spring Shop Cleaning – For Sale Perhaps you can finish what I started. Maybe you can use these new parts to achieve a different and superior outcome. A (new) Lee Valley sealed ball bearing double-ended mandrel and a (new) ¼ hp 1,720 rpm Delta (8” drill press) motor are at the heart of my...
  3. Graywolf

    interest in a hand saw sharpening workshop

    Durning the picnic it was expressed to me that there was some interest in a hand saw sharpening workshop. I would like to offer this workshop up for anyone who would like to be able maintain their handsaws and not have to send them off. In this workshop we will sharpen one rip saw, one crosscut...
  4. W Burton

    Sharpening Station

    I have had an area for sharpening in my shop for awhile, but it was not ideal. When I built a new workbench in 2014, I intended to get rid of the old bench I had been using, but half of it became a place to sharpen, and the other half collected junk. I still need to get rid of that bench for...
  5. W

    Replace kitchen knife handles

    Does anyone have experience replacing kitchen knife handles? I bought a few inexpensive knives today and have been thinking about restoring knives for my next project(s). The handles can be salvaged with some work, but I think replacing the handles will be better long term. Any comments? From...
  6. Ed Fasano

    Bowl Gouge Grinding Help

    I have a sense that I know what I’m doing wrong, but I’d be most grateful for some experienced guidance. My efforts to put a 50-degree bevel on a new bowl gouge have yielded what I’ll call a scalloped sweep, wherein the bevel is something other than uniform at the leading edge. It almost as if...
  7. Ed Fasano

    Sharpening Method Poll

    SHARPENING PREFERENCE POLL (edited / corrected) To satisfy my own curiosity, which of the following best describes your primary, go-to method of fine sharpening of chisels and plane irons? If there are sufficient responses, I will post the results. Oil stones Water Stones Ceramic stones...
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016
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    Handplane / Sharpening Workshop March 12, 2016

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