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Birds of a Feather (redux)

11-07-2016 05:51 PM by Ron Aylor

NOTE: Revised from original post to be more inclusive (thanks, Andy!).  Tryin...

215 02-22-2017 10:10 PM
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Modern American Hand Tool Forum

02-07-2016 10:54 PM by BigRedKnothead

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

1842 02-22-2017 09:48 PM
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What's Your E.D.C.

02-20-2017 02:31 AM by papadan

What’s in your pocket? Do you carry some kind of knife? I have collecte...

62 02-22-2017 06:44 PM
View Ron Harper's profile

Look what I found

02-26-2013 08:56 AM by Ron Harper

I found this at a local antique mall, complete with several chisels. Had ...

27 02-22-2017 06:17 PM
View papadan's profile (online now)

Your EDC, part II

02-20-2017 11:27 PM by papadan

Not asking about chisels or plane blades here, just your EDC knife. How do yo...

15 02-22-2017 03:53 AM
View Siv's profile

Picked up a couple of rusty planes

02-21-2017 07:33 PM by Siv

I was dragged around some antique stores by the wife and my eye caught this p...

3 02-22-2017 12:43 AM
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Rob Cosman

02-21-2017 07:35 PM by RJweb

Has anyone signed up on his site and taken any of his courses, thx RJ

1 02-21-2017 07:45 PM
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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...

2269 02-21-2017 12:41 PM
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Paul Hamler, miniature tool maker, Amazing

02-20-2017 10:22 PM by TheTurtleCarpenter

Talent on the highest of levels. Watch and Enjoy.

1 02-20-2017 10:40 PM
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Rob Cosman's offer to wounded warriors

10-17-2016 08:07 PM by ADN

This is an outstanding offer to wounded, disabled vets: In general Rob Cos...

2 02-20-2017 09:52 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...

13897 02-20-2017 05:01 AM
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

03-11-2012 11:38 PM by Don W

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

6201 02-19-2017 09:03 PM
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...

1323 02-19-2017 03:24 PM
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Best chisel set for the money

11-04-2011 05:48 PM by BerBer5985

I’ve been using a set of craftsman chisels we got on sale for about $20...

75 02-19-2017 06:08 AM
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02-09-2017 01:53 PM by kiefer

l think you all will enjoy this site .

7 02-19-2017 02:36 AM
View mhlumberjock's profile

Trying to identify old tool

02-18-2017 09:39 PM by mhlumberjock

I found this in an old woodworker’s shop. It is about 5 inches long. ...

1 02-18-2017 09:48 PM
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Grind Angle for Stanley 78

02-18-2017 08:12 PM by nogeel

What is the right grind angle for a rabbet plane (Stanley 78)?

1 02-18-2017 08:16 PM
View DW833's profile

Help in identifying a tool

02-16-2017 03:02 AM by DW833

Bought this tool at a fleamarket today even though I don’t know what it...

5 02-18-2017 04:47 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Type 2 Sargent frog replacement question

02-03-2017 11:34 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I just won a mis-marked Sargent 5418 plane with a damaged horseshoe-...

51 02-18-2017 02:11 PM
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Combination Square with All 1/16" Graduations

01-26-2017 01:27 AM by pintodeluxe

I have been shopping for replacement combination squares, and notice that mos...

13 02-17-2017 06:51 PM

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