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How's this for a sharpening system?

01-15-2017 10:29 PM by Dagobah

I was recently given my grandfather’s Stanley no. 5 and a few Narex chi...

6 01-16-2017 09:18 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

How do I take apart this Millers Falls block plane?

09-14-2013 03:49 PM by ColonelTravis

Tiny screw on the side is not cooperating. Need to avoid stripping it,...

15 01-16-2017 06:22 AM
View Lemwise's profile

Veritas block plane handle and knob.

01-14-2017 12:19 PM by Lemwise

I’ve been using the Veritas LABP for years but only recently added the ...

3 01-16-2017 12:12 AM
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Woodworking-Hone Your Spokeshave Technique-Important tips!

01-15-2017 07:16 AM by Mrsrdrc

offers tips on using a traditional spokeshave Video link:

1 01-16-2017 12:10 AM
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Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 09:58 AM by Mosquito

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

1260 01-15-2017 10:13 PM
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Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-05-2012 09:34 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

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

2123 01-15-2017 10:06 PM
View BigRedKnothead's profile

Modern American Hand Tool Forum

02-07-2016 04:54 PM by BigRedKnothead

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

1709 01-15-2017 08:17 PM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-25-2011 07:17 PM by Don W

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

13842 01-15-2017 11:49 AM
View Tanda4's profile

Your thoughts on the Bench Dog Block & Smooth Plane - $172

01-15-2017 10:22 AM by Tanda4

What are your thoughts on the Bench Dog Block & Smooth Plane Set for $172...

3 01-15-2017 11:30 AM
View Ron Aylor's profile

Birds of a Feather (redux)

11-07-2016 11:51 AM by Ron Aylor

NOTE: Revised from original post to be more inclusive (thanks, Andy!).  Tryin...

145 01-15-2017 09:37 AM
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01-11-2017 11:01 PM by FancyShoes

Is there a difference between 1/2 pipe clamps and 3/4? Is there a preferen...

12 01-15-2017 01:38 AM
View Ben's profile

Electrolysis on clamps with wood handscrews

01-14-2017 07:06 PM by Ben

Hi All, I scored a nice batch of 8 Jorgensen HD bar clamps today. Aside f...

2 01-15-2017 12:10 AM
View maxhall's profile

VSC tools sharpening jig

01-14-2017 12:47 AM by maxhall Wondering if anyone has ...

3 01-14-2017 07:26 PM
View Andre's profile

L.V. Hand Plane Workshop

01-13-2017 02:23 PM by Andre

Canadians Lee Valley is having a Hand Plane Workshop on January 28.Free just ...

4 01-14-2017 01:55 PM
View johndeereb's profile

What are the best carving tools for spoons, spatulas, and some general work? (prefer Pfeil)

01-13-2017 11:13 AM by johndeereb

My Dad is into wood working big time. Lately he is really into making spoons...

9 01-14-2017 10:58 AM
View JCamp's profile

Looking for some info on these handplanes

12-30-2016 06:57 PM by JCamp

Hey guys. I’m really new to handplanes. I do remember ...

9 01-14-2017 07:45 AM
View shoofly's profile

Atkins saws

01-12-2017 02:28 PM by shoofly

I have read dozens (hundreds) of comments, discussions, etc about Disston saw...

3 01-13-2017 03:27 PM
View Dalette's profile

Removing rust from hand gouges

01-12-2017 02:40 PM by Dalette

Hi, i am sorry if this has been answered before. I have been given a set of h...

7 01-13-2017 01:38 PM
View KE4NYV's profile

My Interview With Roy Underhill

01-13-2017 10:41 AM by KE4NYV

All, I have uploaded a video of my short interview conducted with Roy Unde...

1 01-13-2017 11:03 AM
View Mrsrdrc's profile

Woodworking Installing a ViseTricky Points

01-13-2017 06:28 AM by Mrsrdrc

Watch this video to learn how to mount a cast-iron vise to your workbench. ...

0 01-13-2017 06:28 AM

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