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Mortise chisel advice

05-29-2016 12:12 PM by bbasiaga

I’ve got a project coming up where I will need to chop some mortises. ...

0 05-29-2016 12:12 PM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-26-2011 01:17 AM by Don W

Following some of the plane and other tool threads has been pretty interestin...

13128 05-29-2016 11:58 AM
View Marn64's profile

My first knob refinishing

05-28-2016 05:53 PM by Marn64

My Stanley type 4 No 6’s Brazilian Rosewood knob was in pretty rough sh...

3 05-29-2016 03:26 AM
View MrRon's profile

Measuring tape in 10ths

05-26-2016 06:26 PM by MrRon

I have a Stanley (CST/Berger) tape that is graduated in 10ths and 100ths of a...

6 05-29-2016 02:48 AM
View Mosquito's profile

Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 03:58 PM by Mosquito

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sor...

791 05-29-2016 01:43 AM
View onoitsmatt's profile

What do you do with the not so great tools?

05-28-2016 03:38 AM by onoitsmatt

The more old hand tools I pick up in antique stores, flea markets, yard sales...

11 05-29-2016 01:09 AM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 02:33 PM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2689 05-28-2016 01:59 AM
View Combo Prof's profile

How would you fettle/sharpen this scorp (hook knife)?

03-23-2016 02:09 AM by Combo Prof

I am in tool handle making mode these days. I remembered I had found early la...

35 05-28-2016 01:35 AM
View 12strings's profile

Short Scrub vs. longer Jack/Fore?

12-10-2012 03:23 PM by 12strings

For initial roughing of lumber, such that may have pronounced cupping or warp...

38 05-28-2016 01:25 AM
View apontecraft's profile

best way to sharpen chisels?

05-27-2016 07:20 AM by apontecraft

HI am new to wood working and I just got my first set of Stanley Bailey Chise...

13 05-27-2016 05:59 PM
View FrankY80's profile

SoJo 731 Brace Restoration

05-27-2016 12:30 AM by FrankY80

So I bought my first brace off of ebay, a SoJo 731. It is in good condition a...

1 05-27-2016 04:07 PM
View Tooly1985's profile

Mystery plane....

05-27-2016 01:53 AM by Tooly1985

Anyone have any idea what manufacturer made the adjustable mouth plane in th...

1 05-27-2016 10:44 AM
View gargey's profile

Should I get a scrub plane?

05-09-2016 02:38 AM by gargey

My situation: 1) I’m a fairly new hobbyist.2) I work in my garage an...

14 05-26-2016 02:44 PM
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Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-06-2012 03:34 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusias...

1765 05-25-2016 08:06 PM
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Modern American Hand Tool Forum

02-07-2016 10:54 PM by BigRedKnothead

This thread is dedicated to hand tool renaissance we are experiencing in our ...

756 05-25-2016 06:22 PM
View jonmakesthings's profile

Help me identify this chisel?

05-25-2016 02:25 AM by jonmakesthings

Hey guys, hoping you can help me ID this chisel I picked up from CL. Label is...

4 05-25-2016 05:23 PM
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

03-11-2012 11:38 PM by Don W

I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and aft...

5661 05-25-2016 02:20 AM
View PlaneFacts's profile

Signs that it's time to sharpen...

05-23-2016 01:24 PM by PlaneFacts

How do you know when it’s time to sharpen your plane iron or chisel bla...

7 05-23-2016 04:56 PM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley No. 6 restoration help

05-22-2016 04:02 PM by Marn64

So I have this Type 4 No 6 that has a lot of problems and I have no idea wher...

6 05-23-2016 12:40 AM
View LSGss's profile

What grit whestone to remove plan blade chips

05-21-2016 12:42 AM by LSGss

Hello all, I recently purchased some whetstones 1000, 4000, 8000 grit to s...

16 05-22-2016 01:26 PM

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