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View Robert Engel's profile

WoodRiver block planes: initial impressions

05-24-2015 10:13 PM by Robert Engel

Since they are on sale, I bought a pair of block planes today. Fit and fin...

0 05-24-2015 10:13 PM
View Ajs73's profile

$12 Auction find. G4

05-24-2015 11:09 AM by Ajs73

Hi all, neighbor passed away a couplemonths ago and they auctioned off the ho...

6 05-24-2015 10:06 PM
View watermark's profile

Hand plane hand out

05-24-2015 10:46 AM by watermark

I scored all these Japanese hand planes and a Stanley Bailey No.5 along with ...

4 05-24-2015 09:56 PM
View Catlike's profile

Using a frame or bow saw skillfully

05-24-2015 05:31 AM by Catlike

I used to have a 24-inch frame saw. I liked it for rough work, but I had trou...

8 05-24-2015 07:46 PM
View ElChe's profile

Hand tool bag recommendations. thinking veto pro PAC xxl

05-24-2015 07:38 PM by ElChe

Looking for a tool bag that will fit my dovetail and tenon saw, assorted chi...

0 05-24-2015 07:38 PM
View BoardCop's profile

A couple questions on cleaning tarnish and bit braces

05-24-2015 04:37 AM by BoardCop

Hi guys, any ideas on a removing tarnish from old steel without abrasive type...

6 05-24-2015 06:19 PM
View JeffP's profile

Milk-jug mallet

02-21-2015 01:15 PM by JeffP

I actually ran across this maker video on an electronics maker site that I fr...

30 05-24-2015 05:46 PM
View NotaJock's profile

mallet out of milk jugs

05-24-2015 03:56 PM by NotaJock

I’ve been lurking for several weeks working my way back through the pro...

3 05-24-2015 05:20 PM
View BigJohn's profile

Finally found a Lion miter trimmer

05-23-2015 09:15 PM by BigJohn

Finally found one. It was only $100. It looks brand new. Just thought I wo...

5 05-24-2015 04:14 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...

10826 05-24-2015 02:33 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...

1148 05-24-2015 01:44 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...

4711 05-24-2015 09:46 AM
View YoungWilly's profile

Custom Metal stamp

09-19-2013 02:51 PM by YoungWilly

Would anyone know of a website where I can get a custom metal stamp in Canada...

6 05-23-2015 08:59 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

What are these?

05-18-2015 06:23 PM by Combo Prof

I found these in an old (Early 1900s) Master Carpenters Tool chest. Can some ...

18 05-23-2015 08:39 PM
View upchuck's profile

I have some extra #45 cutters to trade

05-20-2015 09:12 PM by upchuck

I have some extra #45 and Sargent Combination Plane cutters I’d like to...

5 05-23-2015 03:36 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Anyone have/use the inlay cutter for a Veritas router plane?

05-22-2015 06:34 PM by ColonelTravis

This thing? http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=69876&cat...

2 05-23-2015 01:59 AM
View Pendragon1998's profile

Hinging an overhanging box lid

05-22-2015 10:09 PM by Pendragon1998

I recently finished working on my first box using only hand tools. It’...

3 05-22-2015 11:35 PM
View Tooch's profile

Stanley Handyman Plane Technical Drawing

05-20-2015 02:07 PM by Tooch

Does anyone have- or know where to find- a technical drawing for the various ...

4 05-22-2015 11:00 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

How do you tune up a Stanely 4 1/2 as a smoothing plane?

05-22-2015 01:14 AM by Combo Prof

I did like a little advice on how I should tune a Stanley 4 1/2 to take out s...

8 05-22-2015 03:14 PM
View gdpolk's profile

Stanley Bailey or Sweethearts?

05-21-2015 11:04 PM by gdpolk

I’m getting set up for a small shop to make furniture. I grew up in my...

7 05-22-2015 03:31 AM

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