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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...

13310 07-27-2016 11:19 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

Disadvantages of the bronze bodied planes?

07-27-2016 02:54 AM by bbasiaga

Just sitting here looking around, wondering if there are any disadvantages to...

1 07-27-2016 03:23 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...

5855 07-27-2016 02:59 AM
View live4ever's profile

Tool storage of your dreams

11-27-2012 12:25 AM by live4ever

I had to do it. But since we’ve got lengthy threads on nearly every ...

26 07-27-2016 02:17 AM
View HokieKen's profile

Grace USA Screwdriver Shaft Group Purchase?

06-21-2016 03:16 PM by HokieKen

Ever since the Screwdriver Swap we recently finished, I’ve had several ...

161 07-27-2016 12:30 AM
View PittsburghTim's profile

Record Jointer Plane, Worth the Effort?

02-17-2013 03:51 PM by PittsburghTim

I just finished tuning a Millers Falls #8 plane (Picture below) and am ve...

18 07-26-2016 08:38 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

Coping saw defective?

07-26-2016 05:21 PM by jimmyhopps

Just received a new Olson coping saw and am wondering if it is defective and ...

3 07-26-2016 06:40 PM
View mdraft's profile

Power Planer and hand tools

07-25-2016 11:01 AM by mdraft

Hi everyone, I am considering purchasing a Dewalt planer primarily for thi...

10 07-26-2016 04:03 PM
View GregTP's profile

Which Iron to choose for a No. 3 Stanley

07-25-2016 12:54 AM by GregTP

I picked up an old Stanley No. 3 at the flea market this week for $15, not ol...

13 07-26-2016 02:37 AM
View RRRinPA's profile

Just dug this from the back yard--help needed identifying this

07-25-2016 04:20 AM by RRRinPA

Hi folks, I just uncovered this buried in my back yard. It’s about 1...

13 07-25-2016 11:12 PM
View mdraft's profile

looking for a nice set of panel saws any recommendations

07-25-2016 08:09 PM by mdraft

Hi everyone, I’m looking for two new panel saws. I’ve spent t...

0 07-25-2016 08:09 PM
View simscw's profile

Saw Vise

07-25-2016 04:05 PM by simscw

I’m trying to figure out who made my Grandfather’s saw vise. ...

1 07-25-2016 04:55 PM
View BigRedKnothead's profile

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 ...

892 07-25-2016 03:09 AM
View Marn64's profile

bought a very old Stanley No 3, repainted or in very excellent condition?

07-23-2016 09:40 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody, so I bought that prelateral no 3 that I was talking about a fe...

12 07-24-2016 10:07 PM
View Ray's profile

Beech vs White Oak

07-23-2016 03:08 AM by Ray

I recently flattened my Beech workbench and I am now trying to flatten some W...

3 07-24-2016 04:43 PM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

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...

1798 07-24-2016 03:21 AM
View jwmalone's profile

anyone recognize this plane

07-22-2016 01:49 AM by jwmalone

There is a u in a circle above the made in usa stamp behind the frog, bed is ...

11 07-23-2016 10:02 AM
View Marn64's profile

Looking to buy a Stanley; a quick question

07-13-2016 11:37 PM by Marn64

I’m looking to buy this Stanley no 3 type 4 prelateral on Ebay. It is n...

8 07-23-2016 12:40 AM
View HokieKen's profile

Rust Hunting Spots Near Outer Banks

07-22-2016 02:32 PM by HokieKen

I’ll be in Corolla NC at the beach next week on vacation. Just curious...

4 07-22-2016 09:34 PM
View pinakBERT's profile

cap iron doesn't clamp down iron and chipbreaker

07-16-2016 08:53 AM by pinakBERT

Hi All, I have a KK7 that I have had for awhile but never really looked it...

12 07-22-2016 08:48 PM

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