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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...

1582 11-25-2015 01:07 PM
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Jack Plane Purchase... Union #5, or Craftsman?

11-25-2015 06:15 AM by harriw

Hi folks, I started out on “team Norm,” but am finding more an...

3 11-25-2015 11:36 AM
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...

11783 11-25-2015 07:45 AM
View Mosquito's profile

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

11-15-2012 03:58 PM by Mosquito

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

704 11-25-2015 12:33 AM
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New handle for my big bits!

11-23-2015 03:00 AM by Jarrett

I may have gotten a little excited and spent too much, but I found a Miller F...

8 11-24-2015 07:10 PM
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What kind of Woodworker are you?

11-19-2015 12:09 AM by bearkatwood

Hi everyone,With a growing movement of hand tool purity, I thought I would ta...

98 11-24-2015 04:57 PM
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Stanley 32-1/2 rule, how old is it?

01-11-2013 01:29 PM by JoeinGa

Recently I saw a post about folding wood rules. Someone showed a pic of a poc...

11 11-24-2015 03:45 AM
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Planning for upcoming the Lee Valley sale

11-20-2015 08:06 PM by nerdbot

Hi guys, With the small and random stock available during the upcoming Lee...

11 11-24-2015 03:06 AM
View ElChe's profile

Need to find a knurled tapped thumbwheel to make anti-rack device for vise?

11-22-2015 05:46 AM by ElChe

The Diefenbach benches came with a nifty thumbwheel on each vise that resided...

21 11-24-2015 02:08 AM
View Robertd's profile

Added some more planes

11-23-2015 08:44 PM by Robertd

I posted a while back that I started buying and using hand planes for the fir...

3 11-23-2015 10:37 PM
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Help with lapping a chisel

07-23-2011 04:09 AM by pierce85

I’m lapping the back of a Stanley chisel for practice and can’t s...

15 11-23-2015 09:57 PM
View distrbd's profile

Do you use a strop when sharpening hand plane blades?

11-20-2015 03:42 PM by distrbd

This question has been bugging me for a while and searching for the answer go...

38 11-23-2015 12:35 PM
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Vises of Your Dreams

11-24-2013 02:59 AM by Airframer

Why not.. there is an “of your dreams” thread for everything else...

264 11-22-2015 03:17 PM
View dbw's profile

rust preventer on sole of hand plane

11-20-2015 12:42 PM by dbw

Is it OK to use rust preventer (T-9) on the sole of a hand plane? I’m w...

5 11-21-2015 04:04 PM
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"Starter Pack"

11-19-2015 02:26 PM by ste6168

That other thread, “what kind of woodworker are you,” got me thin...

15 11-20-2015 07:13 PM
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Travelling with Tools?

11-18-2015 04:37 PM by rhybeka

Hi all! I’m a hand tool newb for the most part and could use some i...

16 11-20-2015 01:24 PM
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Starrett 1224 Combo Square Protractor Clean up

11-09-2015 01:24 PM by IFRDesign

Recently found a lonely Starrett protractor head for 12” combo squa...

6 11-19-2015 06:10 PM
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Pipe vs Parallel clamps

11-18-2015 03:42 AM by Gixxerjoe04

So what’s the real difference between these two types of clamps besides...

10 11-19-2015 10:54 AM
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Locking Pin Replacement for Millers Falls Miter Box

08-11-2015 05:07 PM by UltraMagnus

I picked up an All Steel miter box by Millers Falls, cleaned it up and now it...

5 11-18-2015 07:28 PM
View Bill White's profile

HAH! Gotcha!

11-17-2015 10:09 PM by Bill White

For all degrees of use, practically new BAHCO #301 coping saw. Blade was tra...

6 11-18-2015 03:39 PM

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