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Tin-clad vintage joiners tool chest

06-24-2017 02:11 PM by JoelW

I ran across this old woodworking tool chest today and was intrigued for seve...

5 06-24-2017 04:59 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...

14348 06-24-2017 01:16 AM
View GravelRoad's profile

Wichita, KS Hand Saw Setup

06-23-2017 02:15 PM by GravelRoad

Anyone located in Wichita, KS who can do hand saw setups? I have a couple Pax...

6 06-23-2017 08:07 PM
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...

6314 06-22-2017 05:30 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...

1535 06-22-2017 04:21 PM
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Odd #3 Stanley-like plane help

06-17-2017 04:45 PM by Caradawc

I’ve been going though my pile of hand planes for refurbishment. Found...

2 06-21-2017 11:03 PM
View olio's profile

Stanley liberty bell, is it a copy or special ?

06-21-2017 01:18 PM by olio

Handle front and backThe “frog” is cast with the bodyNo adjustmen...

1 06-21-2017 10:58 PM
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What do you use to flatten stones?

06-20-2017 12:21 AM by builtinbkyn

I have a set of Shapton wet stones and I’m interested in knowing what o...

24 06-21-2017 12:05 PM
View SamuelP's profile

Workamates of our Dreams

02-25-2012 11:40 PM by SamuelP

A thread for that little helper who is always there when you need her. ...

345 06-21-2017 11:57 AM
View BlasterStumps's profile

Marking hand tools for ID purposes

06-19-2017 11:50 PM by BlasterStumps

I bought an old Stanley plane at a yard sale the other day. It had some init...

9 06-20-2017 01:01 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...

2469 06-19-2017 01:11 PM
View MrRon's profile

Bessey clamps

06-10-2017 09:32 PM by MrRon

I don’t see anything special about Bessey parallel clamps; in fact, I h...

28 06-18-2017 04:57 AM
View fivecodys's profile

Ok Guys!...What did you do to me?????

06-10-2017 05:59 PM by fivecodys

I used to be a little happy Power Tool guy. If something was a little too ta...

37 06-17-2017 01:03 AM
View masman's profile

Fantastic Collection

06-16-2017 07:00 PM by masman

First of all, I have nothing to do with this posting regarding the tools. I j...

2 06-16-2017 09:16 PM
View Spacehog's profile

Should I raise a burr on this tool?

06-13-2017 03:52 AM by Spacehog

Ahoy friends! I had a question about a tool I am not very familiar with. I ...

7 06-15-2017 12:11 PM
View BenDupre's profile

Cleaning up auger bits

06-13-2017 07:09 PM by BenDupre

Picked up an old set of Stanley Russel Jennings augers on flea bay. They are ...

12 06-15-2017 12:21 AM
View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Stanley #4 meets the machine shop

06-09-2017 03:24 AM by Mainiac Matt

I bought this plane on Fleebay years back and it has always been a source of ...

15 06-12-2017 03:15 PM
View imker's profile

A.J. Wilkinson Tool chest ?

06-10-2017 08:46 AM by imker

hi folks, recently I found this lilltle tool chest and could not resist. s...

5 06-11-2017 01:28 PM
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Retiring December 29, 2017

06-03-2017 02:37 PM by Keekee

I’ll be retiring December 29th, 2017. So if my garage is waterproof an...

14 06-10-2017 02:37 AM
View BlasterStumps's profile

Experimenting with marking knives

06-08-2017 01:18 PM by BlasterStumps

This is a little monkey see – monkey do exercise here. After some exha...

8 06-09-2017 04:04 AM

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