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View daddywoofdawg's profile

pre-carter student

06-28-2015 02:41 PM by daddywoofdawg

I was in school before jimmy carter tried to make the us metric,but do to the...

127 07-04-2015 04:29 AM
View JeffP's profile

Stanley No. 3 -- what is it's primary "purpose"?

07-03-2015 10:05 PM by JeffP

At this point I have “amassed” what to me seems like a cornucopia...

9 07-04-2015 02:25 AM
View hjt's profile

Tape Ruler - What kind is this

07-03-2015 10:45 PM by hjt

Several years ago, when my Dad died, I inherited much of his stuff – ht...

1 07-03-2015 10:57 PM
View Mitch Peacock's profile

What tool did you make in the shop?

06-20-2015 11:22 PM by Mitch Peacock

I often make tools in my shop, either from scratch out by adapting something....

11 07-03-2015 10:49 PM
View Holbs's profile

Hand Planes: do I have too many, realistically?

06-21-2015 04:18 PM by Holbs

I’ve been collecting hand planes from auctions. Some by accident (an a...

34 07-03-2015 09:14 PM
View willhime's profile

vintage stanley refurb

07-03-2015 06:11 PM by willhime

In the photos, you can see that the only auxillery piece for the stanley #78 ...

1 07-03-2015 06:35 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...

4749 07-03-2015 05:51 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...

10966 07-03-2015 04:15 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

extra long auger bits

07-03-2015 02:55 AM by Pendragon1998

I was in an antique store recently, and I came across a barrel with several e...

4 07-03-2015 02:29 PM
View DBordello's profile

Stanley Plane Identification

06-30-2015 10:29 PM by DBordello

I have been doing casual woodworking for about 6 months. I have acquired sev...

23 07-03-2015 12:00 PM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

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...

1200 07-03-2015 05:08 AM
View woodynoob's profile

LV Router Plane woes

07-02-2015 03:22 PM by woodynoob

I’ve decided to get more control over my tenon trimming, so was looking...

9 07-02-2015 08:43 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Veritas honing guide - worth it?

07-02-2015 01:48 PM by rwe2156

I’ve pretty decent sharpening skills and I don’t use honing guide...

15 07-02-2015 08:32 PM
View sqw's profile

Who made this hand plane?

07-01-2015 02:28 PM by sqw

I was given a #4 hand plane a few years back and have started looking at rest...

8 07-02-2015 06:31 PM
View SuperCubber's profile

Block Plane ID?

07-01-2015 02:59 PM by SuperCubber

Came across this old block plane in my father-in-law’s old tools. Can ...

4 07-02-2015 01:24 AM
View bandit571's profile

Show & Tell: Flattening a glued up panel...

07-01-2015 06:15 PM by bandit571

With just a few handplanes. Only electric needed is for the overhead light...

9 07-01-2015 10:16 PM
View Bill White's profile

Rusted/stuck screws.

06-24-2015 09:27 PM by Bill White

What do you do to free rusted or stuck screws?Just got my 100 year old spoke ...

19 07-01-2015 03:02 PM
View Brett's profile

Convert flat-bottomed spokeshave to round?

06-30-2015 08:46 PM by Brett

Does a flat-bottom, Stanley-151-like spokeshave have enough metal in the sole...

4 07-01-2015 02:13 AM
View Jim Rowe's profile

Help needed to identify the purpose of this saw

06-27-2015 10:14 PM by Jim Rowe

Hi, I picked up this saw the other day and would appreciate any help in ident...

24 07-01-2015 01:23 AM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Removing spray paint from Record vise

06-30-2015 01:53 AM by onoitsmatt

I picked up an ol Record 52 today. It’s in really nice shape except it ...

7 07-01-2015 12:27 AM

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