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Shirasaya Tantô

11-30-2015 10:55 AM by Verowilson

This is a housework, knife type Shirasaya Tantô made with steel in 1070, the ...

2 12-01-2015 11:50 AM
View Jarrett's profile

New handle for my big bits!

11-23-2015 03:00 AM by Jarrett

I may have gotten a little excited and spent too much, but I found a Miller F...

9 12-01-2015 07:08 AM
View luthierwnc's profile

Bench plane lever cap cam repair

11-30-2015 05:21 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, The first plane I bought was a new Record #5 1/2. Almost immediat...

5 12-01-2015 03:45 AM
View GETTONNA's profile

Edge oak floor with Hand Scraper?

11-30-2015 10:56 AM by GETTONNA

I am refinishing the oak floors in my home.I am using traditional electric Sa...

10 12-01-2015 03:41 AM
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Planning for upcoming the Lee Valley sale

11-20-2015 08:06 PM by nerdbot

Hi guys, With the small and random stock available during the upcoming Lee...

13 12-01-2015 12:59 AM
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Lie-Nielsen Event, Dec. 4 & 5, Homestead Heritage, Elm Mott, Texas

12-01-2015 12:02 AM by dowdstools

Just a “heads up” for you Texas folks, or folks who will be near ...

0 12-01-2015 12:02 AM
View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile

Sexy Plane Give-Away. Traditional woodworking contest

10-04-2015 02:34 AM by TheTurtleCarpenter

Ive been fascinated with tools for 35 years and used about any woodworking to...

160 11-30-2015 08:50 PM
View MikeinSC's profile

25 3/4" Ohio Tool Company jointer plane

11-28-2015 08:15 PM by MikeinSC

I made it to the flea market this morning and I am glad I did. I came across ...

8 11-30-2015 08:11 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

Problems sharpening/using PM-V11 blades

11-30-2015 03:33 AM by bobasaurus

I own a couple PM-V11 steel blades for my Veritas planes and I can never seem...

15 11-30-2015 12:49 PM
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Locking Pin Replacement for Millers Falls Miter Box

08-11-2015 05:07 PM by UltraMagnus

I picked up an All Steel miter box by Millers Falls, cleaned it up and now it...

7 11-30-2015 12:40 PM
View Verowilson's profile

Shirasaya Tantô

11-30-2015 10:54 AM by Verowilson

This is a housework, knife type Shirasaya Both made with steel in 1070, the w...

0 11-30-2015 10:54 AM
View treesner's profile

Short handle gouge

11-30-2015 02:00 AM by treesner

Hey guys I’m looking for a gouge that’s really short I’ve t...

2 11-30-2015 04:35 AM
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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...

1615 11-30-2015 01:40 AM
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...

706 11-29-2015 02:35 PM
View harriw's profile

Jack Plane Purchase... Union #5, or Craftsman?

11-25-2015 06:15 AM by harriw

Hi folks, I started out on “team Norm,” but am finding more an...

9 11-28-2015 10:05 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Pipe vs Parallel clamps

11-18-2015 03:42 AM by Gixxerjoe04

So what’s the real difference between these two types of clamps besides...

36 11-28-2015 09:49 PM
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Spoke Shaves of Your Dreams

10-18-2014 05:41 PM by poopiekat

The HOYD thread has solved so many issues, answered so many questions, and co...

133 11-28-2015 08:59 PM
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11-28-2015 12:09 AM by kenthemadcarpenter

I’m looking to hone my skills, I honestly would like to move away from ...

12 11-28-2015 05:16 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...

11806 11-28-2015 12:23 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...

5247 11-28-2015 12:15 AM

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