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  1. Adjustable Mouth No. 5 2/3 Plane (2015 Plane Swap)

    I made this plane for the LumberJocks 2015 Hand Planes and Spokeshaves Swap and sent it off to my new friend John . I've dubbed it a No. 5 2/3 since it has a super-wide 2.5" blade. It has a hard maple body, jatoba sole/cheeks, and walnut knob/tote. I made the blade myself from A2 steel and...
  2. 2 Sets of Coasters

    [Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto] These are two sets of coasters that I made from reclaimed lumber. Both measure about 4 inches square and are about 1/2 inch thick. These might be sold at a our yard sale this weekend or they might end up as gifts. The darker set is made from an oak board which I...
  3. Hand Tools
    I've never purchased a plane from lee valley before, but after I get my tax return. I think I just might. What blade do you guys prefer? I looked up the details @ Lee valley A2 is hard to sharpen/ holds edge longer. O1 is easier to sharpen but doesn't hold edge as well as A2 PM-V11 I guess...
  4. Woodworking Skill Share
    I bought some old planes off eBay recently, and they all had the original irons. Generally thin, I could basically sharpen them in no time with a variety of methods: india stone, cheap waterstones, and the Worksharp WS3000. But I bought some new Stanley Sweetheart planes, and they have much...
  5. Hand Tools
    I am saving up to buy a set of chisels as I am using total crap right now and am starting to take up heirloom quality building. Bench Chisels: Veritas® PM-V11™ Bench Chisels Pros: supposedly stays sharp VERY long time Cons: Most expensive Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Socket Chisels Pros: Amazing...
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