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Stumpy's Twigs of Knowledge #1: What happened to all the Stanley #1 hand planes? You may be surprised...

07-09-2014 07:43 PM by StumpyNubs | 5 comments »

They’re too small to be useful, and too rare to be part of most collections. But they were once quite common and had a specific purpose! Take a minute to learn something new in the latest article at Stumpynubs.com!

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Estate/Garage Sale Finds #2: Great finds!

08-05-2011 01:36 AM by hodgepodge | 7 comments »

Alright, this was the most awesome estate sale I have ever seen (out of three…). I guess I will continue this series with what led me to go check out the sale. Here’s the picture which made me stop by. The description of the estate sale says how there is an unbelievable amount of hand tools and power tools. This picture doesn’t do justice in regards to how much stuff this guy had. He must of had some sort of combo plane infatuation. I picked up these two Stanley No. 4...

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The Slowest Farm Shop #4: The slowest summer ever? But there are projects...

07-06-2009 08:28 PM by Will Mego | 4 comments »

So like many here, this summer has been one of hardship, and little work, and lots of stress. But as outlined earlier, that’s why this blog is titled the way it is. This spring didn’t see as many trees fall as I figured would, so not as much work there. One old box elder did take a plunge…right into the fork of a large mulberry tree, splitting it about 10 ft….but still 10ft off the ground….and over a fence right into the neighbor’s garden…so that w...

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Dovetails #2: Another (Improved) Hacksaw Attempt

04-01-2012 02:08 AM by stroml | 2 comments »

Just thought I’d give y’all an update since my first disaster. I chose to forgo the dull chisel this time and just went with the hacksaw, vise, and pencil. This time was much better as far as fit, but still pretty fugly. I’d give it a 4.5/10 as opposed to a 1/10 I would have given my last adventure. Here are some action shots. Cutting new tails (notice the first ones I did on the opposite end). Now the pins with my new and improved #2 marking device. Why didn’...

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Woodworking in America 2008 #7: The Schwarz dances

12-02-2008 04:08 AM by Al Navas | 0 comments »

From my blog: For your viewing pleasure: A very short video. I extracted some of Christopher Schwarz’s best moves during his session on Forgotten Workbenches and Workholding – Woodworking in America, in Berea. And it ain’t no tango! Enjoy! AlView videos from Woodworking in America in Berea, KY.

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Hand Tools - Working on going unplugged a little

06-22-2010 09:35 PM by David Craig | 15 comments »

With the confidence gained recently with the use of properly sharped chisels, I decided to make hand tools the center of my next tool splurge. True to my word, with the great customer service provided by Highland Woodworking, I placed another order and received the following - The spokeshaves were an impulse purchase at Harbor Freight. Both for 12 bucks and I haven’t seen spokeshaves at any local stores. I picked up a Crown dovetail gent’s saw (good reviews on fine wood...

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The old time woodshop journals #48: Tool pickin', cleaning and using!

04-16-2014 07:37 PM by jjw5858 | 5 comments »

For the many of you out there that are always on the hunt for great hand tool buys at a Flea Market this one is for you. I would say this is also for the beginner or curious onlookers that may want to start using hand tools but may feel overwhelmed by the catalog prices of some of the leading brands that are making outstanding top quality tools. I know for myself at times I have to take a deep breath after drooling over a Lie Nielson catalog and seeing a hand plane upwards of 200-300 plus ...

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My Journey into a Hand Tool Wonderland. #3: Combination Square Rehab.

02-16-2015 04:47 AM by Luke | 3 comments »

While sifting through a tool bin at an antique store near me, I came across a rust try square that looked like it could clean up nicely, so I took the $3 risk. I sanded the rusted cast iron base with 220, and used electrolysis to remove the rust on the rule. The ruler has a bit of wear on the tips but the edges are dead square. The spirit level in the base is still in great condition. After sanding and scraping the gunk, I gave the base a new coat of gloss black paint. Th...

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The old time woodshop journals #44: Back to the bench!

05-09-2013 08:59 PM by jjw5858 | 3 comments »

Since taking such an extended time learning many aspects of carving spoons from green timber, I began to miss the other parts of working wood. I missed the use of my old Stanleys, Disstons, and Millers Falls! Yeah….I am a hand tool galoot for sure….GALOOTS UNITE!...LOL. Of course while just starting to excel at carving, understanding the grips and sculpture of spoon making, it was easy to have a worry that my other skills were getting some rust as much as the tools began too!.....

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Toolmaking and refinishing #1: Stanley 50 1/2 Refurbished

07-25-2011 06:16 AM by CMDEvans | 3 comments »

I picked up an older miter-box the other day, and thought I would get it all fixed up and working during this weekends down time. Pictures tend to describe processes best, so here are a load of pictures. I hope you enjoyed!

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