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Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-05-2012 11:34 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

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

3003 06-17-2018 01:40 PM
View ozdude's profile

Roof tar for hand plane japanning?

06-14-2018 03:50 AM by ozdude

Thanks to all for their info re my last topic regarding two tone wood in a St...

20 06-17-2018 12:22 PM
View Bertha's profile

Handplanes Of Your Dreams, v2.0 - Sharp As Ever

08-24-2017 07:22 PM by Bertha

Link to HOYD v1.0 – the dull years

1299 06-17-2018 10:27 AM
View cortes's profile

Do I Need a Regular Block Plane When I Have a Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

06-13-2018 10:07 AM by cortes

I’m clearing out some old tools and may sell them or pass them on to a ...

14 06-16-2018 10:55 PM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-25-2011 09:17 PM by Don W

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

15685 06-16-2018 02:00 PM
View Mosquito's profile

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

11-15-2012 11:58 AM by Mosquito

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

1894 06-15-2018 04:47 PM
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Needing a Couple Rasps

06-14-2018 08:44 AM by Redoak49

I have a project coming up and will need a couple Rasps. I will need a half ...

17 06-15-2018 04:30 PM
View PaddyH's profile

Unknown tool

06-12-2018 01:10 PM by PaddyH

Hi, I have just purchased this off Ebay, the seller has asked me what the too...

9 06-13-2018 03:05 PM
View HokieKen's profile

What is this tool used for?

06-11-2018 09:25 AM by HokieKen

I recently inherited this tool. It was made by AMT and appears to me to be a...

16 06-12-2018 10:56 PM
View Holbs's profile

Next Phase For Stanley Works Complex: Rubble

06-11-2018 08:34 PM by Holbs

awww :(I wouldn’t mind buying a brick or floorboards from the complex a...

3 06-12-2018 08:02 AM
View ozdude's profile

Stanley two piece knob?

06-05-2018 01:20 AM by ozdude

Hi all, Recently purchased a US made Stanley No 5 smoothing plane with an ...

12 06-11-2018 09:24 AM
View Richard Lee's profile

Old Home Made Plane.

06-10-2018 06:53 PM by Richard Lee

Heavy and crudley made. No markings on it.

5 06-11-2018 04:05 AM
View MakerJake's profile

Novice looking for advice

06-06-2018 09:49 AM by MakerJake

Hello, I’ve been coming to this site for a long time but just joined today...

13 06-08-2018 05:20 PM
View ronmccormack's profile

need advise on mixing veneer thickness in marquetry

05-18-2018 02:54 PM by ronmccormack

Ive been doing marquetry for a bit now and have decided to start cutting my o...

8 06-07-2018 01:39 AM
View jc066's profile

Old No.5 Bailey plane clean up

06-06-2018 09:10 AM by jc066

I acquired this plane from my buddy JrJointer.Disassembled and cleaned up wen...

3 06-06-2018 12:04 PM
View gargey's profile

Home Depot dropped Bessey Clamps?

05-31-2018 09:56 AM by gargey

Hey, My HD has stopped carrying Bessey clamps and only carries DeWalt home...

15 06-05-2018 11:09 PM
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South Central Ohio Hand Tool education

06-05-2018 05:40 AM by therealSteveN

Hi All This is about upcoming classes taught by Ron Herman, who has a scho...

1 06-05-2018 09:30 AM
View NeophyteGrant's profile

Help. I have a bevel up jointer, smoother, and Jack but want to try BD

06-01-2018 09:09 PM by NeophyteGrant

I started, like so many, on a powered path. But when I realized the way plane...

16 06-04-2018 09:51 PM
View Don W's profile

Identity of this Stanley #5 1/4

08-04-2012 05:13 PM by Don W

This is a 5 1/4 Stanley I picked up at a flea market today. It doesn’t ...

23 06-04-2018 07:01 PM
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In search of a square

06-02-2018 08:25 PM by jayvansickle

Can anyone tell me where I could find one of these.

8 06-03-2018 01:09 AM

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