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Tool ID

04-25-2017 05:50 AM by JADobson

Any ideas what this is? My brother found it today. The bottom is a file.

6 04-25-2017 05:49 PM
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Emhawco tools, Emmons-Hawkins hardware co. TELL ME MORE

04-25-2017 11:03 AM by woodywoodwood

I came across a few socket chisels with the marking “emhawco”. Do...

1 04-25-2017 11:11 AM
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Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 09:28 PM by Mosquito

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

1428 04-25-2017 08:11 AM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-26-2011 06:47 AM by Don W

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

14110 04-25-2017 07:38 AM
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Cooper's tools

04-20-2017 08:18 AM by Tarik

Hi all, I’m looking for some cooper’s hand tools and planes etc.....

7 04-25-2017 05:05 AM
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best adjustable compass plane available?

04-24-2017 01:28 PM by tcarswell

I’ve always wanted an adjustable metal compass plane. However I’v...

4 04-25-2017 04:53 AM
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LN no.4 or veritas no.4 custom pmv11?

04-24-2017 12:36 AM by tcarswell

Title says it all. If I go with the LN I’d go with the bronze. Any tho...

11 04-24-2017 10:46 PM
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How many use a shooting board regularly

04-24-2017 07:51 AM by Manitario

My last several projects have involved long, wide boards for casework. I find...

6 04-24-2017 10:37 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Accidental scraper

09-14-2016 06:40 AM by Kirk650

I have a good supply of dedicated scrapers, but when I need to remove dried g...

2 04-24-2017 07:01 PM
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04-23-2017 01:22 AM by Rrrandy

Hey guys, show me your go to mallet(s). Not the one you keep in the glass sho...

18 04-24-2017 06:54 PM
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Sargent VBM 418 plane markings

04-20-2017 03:38 AM by macmurf

I have 18” plane with Sargent VBM stamped on the plane cap, the number ...

24 04-24-2017 12:01 AM
View Jeff2016's profile

First plane restoration

04-23-2017 07:48 PM by Jeff2016

I am very pleased with the end result, although it still needs final set ...

4 04-23-2017 11:30 PM
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

I need an accurate ruler

04-15-2017 06:28 PM by Craftsman on the lake

If you’ve looked at some of my posts lately, I’ve got a new saws...

24 04-23-2017 01:11 AM
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old saws on Kijiji

03-06-2017 10:15 PM by SpiffyGiffy

helloIm new hereThese 2 saws recently popped up on my local kijiji. only info...

5 04-22-2017 09:42 PM
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Modern American Hand Tool Forum

02-08-2016 04:24 AM by BigRedKnothead

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

1945 04-22-2017 08:19 AM
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Does Any Toolmaker Sell A Kerfing Plane?

04-21-2017 02:29 AM by gargey

Don’t see one at lie-nielsen, don’t see one at LeeValley/Veritas....

22 04-22-2017 04:52 AM
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Practical Woodworker edited by Bernard Jones Originals

04-21-2017 01:46 AM by Grasshopper000

Hi, this is another post that doesn’t seem to have a perfect forum fit ...

4 04-22-2017 01:00 AM
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John Walter Stanley Tools Book

04-17-2017 08:51 PM by Grasshopper000

Hey, not sure which forum was appropriate so I put this here, but does anyone...

6 04-21-2017 09:41 PM
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marquetry chevalet questions

04-17-2017 08:15 AM by ronmccormack

hello all, I’m aiming this post at those of you that have built or use ...

9 04-21-2017 07:39 PM
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Are quick release vises any good?

04-20-2017 01:27 AM by viseone

I am thinking of purchasing a new vise, and am leaning toward one with a quic...

10 04-20-2017 10:21 PM

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