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I am trying to verify whether you CAN have too many clamps...

04-22-2018 02:35 AM by Lazyman

Yeah you guessed it . A tool gloat. My wife called me this morning and to...

22 04-23-2018 04:50 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...

15439 04-23-2018 03:21 PM
View Bertha's profile

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

08-24-2017 11:22 PM by Bertha

Link to HOYD v1.0 – the dull years

1186 04-23-2018 03:19 PM
View Tod's profile

Trying to use a Columbian quick release bench vise

04-23-2018 02:38 PM by Tod

I have an old Columbian quick release bench vise 7” wide at the top, 8&...

0 04-23-2018 02:38 PM
View Rockingm69's profile

Trying to identify block plane

04-23-2018 12:42 PM by Rockingm69

I picked up this plane the other day along with a Stanley No. 220. So far I h...

1 04-23-2018 01:45 PM
View ThePeoplesWoodshop's profile

Atkins 490 One man timber saw

04-21-2018 01:01 PM by ThePeoplesWoodshop

So I am reconditioning this beauty that i borrowed from my mother in law ...

5 04-23-2018 01:40 PM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Spoke Shave Sharpening

04-21-2018 08:32 PM by Gerald Thompson

I have a couple of Wood Joy shaves. I have a devil of a time holding the smal...

1 04-22-2018 07:07 AM
View Andre's profile

Hand Saws, New or Old?

04-19-2018 05:50 AM by Andre

Having a hard time deciding if I should buy a new Pax hand saw or to try and ...

9 04-20-2018 07:03 PM
View zippymorocco's profile

Cleaning up old Starrett Tools

04-18-2018 11:25 PM by zippymorocco

I was just given all of these wonderful tools. Most of them are Starrett...

12 04-20-2018 03:00 PM
View JP4LSU's profile

Diamond Stones (Continuous Sharpening Stone)

04-19-2018 05:47 PM by JP4LSU

I currently have a Norton 250 8×3 waterstone and Nainawa 1000-3000 grit....

3 04-20-2018 01:10 PM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile (online now)

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...

2965 04-19-2018 10:36 PM
View danjo3's profile

Chisel & Plane Iron Sharpening Stone Suggestions

04-07-2018 03:02 PM by danjo3

Hello everyone! This is my first post on this site. I’ve been looking ...

12 04-19-2018 05:42 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Tool ID Help

04-19-2018 04:20 AM by LucasWoods

I inherited a bunch of tools from my Grandpa and some of them I have no idea ...

5 04-19-2018 02:41 PM
View DaveInGA's profile

Lee Valley having internal problems?

04-12-2018 09:28 AM by DaveInGA

Hello All, In the last month or two, I’ve placed a lot of orders wit...

33 04-19-2018 02:25 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile (online now)

Hand Planes...Low Angle Vs. Standard

04-16-2018 04:23 PM by CRAIGCLICK

I have been looking at picking up a couple of bench planes for the shop. I&#...

17 04-19-2018 05:37 AM
View msinc's profile

Recommend a good "all around" plane????

04-11-2018 01:16 AM by msinc

If there is such thing….I would like to acquire a hand plane. Looking f...

28 04-19-2018 12:23 AM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile (online now)

Another Hand Plane Question...corrugated vs. flat

04-18-2018 01:54 PM by CRAIGCLICK

I’m sure y’all are getting REALLY sick of all of my questions by ...

6 04-19-2018 12:21 AM
View Michael's profile

Information/Advice on old chisel purchase

04-18-2018 12:46 AM by Michael

I recently attended an estate sale and purchased a box of old chisels, a few ...

11 04-18-2018 05:20 PM
View NeophyteGrant's profile

1 1/2 chisel for cheeks: japanese or western

04-17-2018 07:26 PM by NeophyteGrant

I want to try my hand at paring tenon cheeks. I have a router plane I use som...

8 04-18-2018 03:36 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile (online now)

A Good Primer on Chisels

04-18-2018 01:49 PM by CRAIGCLICK

Hi Everyone. I was wondering if anyone had a link to a good explanation of t...

2 04-18-2018 02:19 PM

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