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Wood, your hand tools, you and a little know-how. Share your questions, tips and strategies for the use and maintenance of hand-tools.

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Veritas or Lie Nielson - which & why?

48 days ago by bluekingfisher

Having had my interest recently rekindled, Ok, obsessed having been bitten by...

40 62 minutes ago
View webguy's profile

Sharpening a hand plane blade

9 hours ago by webguy

I am frustrated. I recently purchased a Buck Bros. hand plane. The blade was ...

9 3 hours ago
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

865 days ago by Don W

I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and aft...

3686 3 hours ago
View 12strings's profile

through dovetails long or short?

14 hours ago by 12strings

When you set your marking guage (or other method for determining the length o...

8 6 hours ago
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

1125 days ago by Don W

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

7779 1 day ago
View Ray's profile

Got applewood for saw totes- now what?

2 days ago by Ray

Trunk wood. Will this wood work well? If so, should I cut it and then let it ...

6 1 day ago
View Newbiewoodworker43's profile

Antique Bar Clamps - Restore or Leave Alone?

1 day ago by Newbiewoodworker43

Last weekend I went to my first estate sale where the previous homeowner was ...

3 1 day ago
View paxorion's profile

"New" Groz Parallel Clamps - Bargain or Dud?

302 days ago by paxorion

I noticed that Woodcraft has a “new” offering of Groz Parallel Cl...

8 2 days ago
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2 days ago by cdaniels

Howdy Ya’all,Just figured I’d let you folks know if you werenR...

2 2 days ago
View vbraddy17's profile

Any thoughts about the Pinnacle Spokeshave?

2 days ago by vbraddy17

Just curious. I saw the radiused sole shave was onsale at woodcraft this mon...

1 2 days ago
View 12strings's profile

tongue and groove plane.

4 days ago by 12strings

I have the chance to buy an old Stanley tongue & groove plane for $65R...

15 2 days ago
View Tedster's profile

What is this "hook" shaped chisel?

3 days ago by Tedster

I got this small hook shaped chisel bundled with a bunch of turning chisels I...

13 2 days ago
View JohnSR's profile

Question about restoring Stanley 9 1/2 block plane

4 days ago by JohnSR

So I picked up a hand plane for 2 dollars at a flee market but it does not ha...

5 2 days ago
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Mitre Box of your Dreams

840 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop

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

802 3 days ago
View ColonelTravis's profile

Questions for making a dovetail marking knife

6 days ago by ColonelTravis

What’s an ideal thickness for the kerf of a dovetail marking knife? Als...

9 4 days ago
View LoriF's profile

Lee Valley Vancouver BC **Antique Tool Sale Saturday, July 19th 10:00 - 5:00**

12 days ago by LoriF

More than 1000 wooden planes most priced at $10, assortment of steel planes a...

6 4 days ago
View Philip's profile

Making your own tools

5 days ago by Philip

Hey all, I am looking at making some tools and there are several people he...

7 5 days ago
View Mosquito's profile

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

616 days ago by Mosquito

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

298 5 days ago
View layne's profile

Hand Engraved planes

725 days ago by layne

After a 6 month break I am back at the engraving bench. If yo...

20 5 days ago
View JBorfair's profile

Wood Chisels

20 days ago by JBorfair

I’m in the market for some new ones. I’ve been doing a lot of loo...

19 6 days ago

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