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View Siegs's profile

Need chisel help

09-01-2015 10:20 PM by Siegs

I’m looking at getting some new chisels but don’t want to break t...

18 09-02-2015 02:28 PM
View bluekingfisher's profile

PM-V11 Steel - Edge retention qualities - your views please.

09-02-2015 07:38 AM by bluekingfisher

I was chewin the fat with another wodworker recently when he mentioned how po...

6 09-02-2015 10:46 AM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-05-2012 11:34 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusias...

1418 09-02-2015 10:38 AM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-25-2011 09:17 PM by Don W

Following some of the plane and other tool threads has been pretty interestin...

11224 09-02-2015 10:18 AM
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

03-11-2012 07:38 PM by Don W

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

4983 09-02-2015 09:22 AM
View Benvolio's profile

An innovation in free-hand sharpening?

08-18-2013 08:44 PM by Benvolio

I’ve been thinking for ages that there has to be a better way to do fre...

38 09-02-2015 06:15 AM
View DocChris's profile

Need Help Identifying A Bailey 4 1/2

09-01-2015 05:34 AM by DocChris

Good day sirs! Newbie to woodworking here. I’ve recently found myself in need...

3 09-02-2015 05:55 AM
View Jerry's profile

Looks like I came to the right place...

08-26-2015 07:17 PM by Jerry

Those of you who know me know that I’m quite fond of hand tools, and th...

25 09-01-2015 12:24 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

What is the advantage of garnet sandpaper?

09-17-2012 12:11 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve had this burning question for some time….. is garnet sandpap...

23 08-31-2015 10:30 PM
View BradMaynes's profile

Advice on preparing tool for sale

08-30-2015 11:08 PM by BradMaynes

First off, I’ve read a ton here as a guest, and there’s some grea...

8 08-31-2015 05:53 PM
View MattB101's profile

How long do you look..?

06-19-2015 01:29 PM by MattB101

In your shop, how long do you search for a missing tool before you say the he...

60 08-31-2015 02:42 PM
View shortster's profile

saw identity

08-25-2015 01:11 PM by shortster

I have a saw I need help finding out what it is.The saw has three teeth per i...

6 08-30-2015 10:37 PM
View willie's profile

Yeah, He Sucks!!!

08-30-2015 08:32 PM by willie

Got a call from a friend yesterday. He was wanting to come over to show me hi...

4 08-30-2015 10:16 PM
View WayneC's profile

Draw knife of your Dreams

07-20-2015 10:13 PM by WayneC

This is a thread to share draw knife related information. Please post photo...

41 08-30-2015 06:02 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Strop advice

08-29-2015 05:13 PM by BigJohn

Hello. I wanted a the best strop I could find and Tools For Working Wood site...

2 08-29-2015 06:31 PM
View realityinabox's profile

Diamond stone defect?

08-29-2015 02:07 PM by realityinabox

Hello all, I recently ordered some EZ Lap diamond stones to sharpen my chi...

2 08-29-2015 03:04 PM
View Mosquito's profile

Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 11:58 AM by Mosquito

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sor...

618 08-28-2015 11:36 PM
View Stewbot's profile

Sharpening systems

08-28-2015 11:44 AM by Stewbot

Im looking for some sharpening advice. After picking up a lathe I now need to...

5 08-28-2015 09:40 PM
View Gwjames's profile

LN, LV, or WR block plane

08-27-2015 01:36 PM by Gwjames

So for about a week now I have been looking all around the world wide web at ...

24 08-28-2015 01:14 PM
View Clarkie's profile

Moxon vise

08-26-2015 05:50 PM by Clarkie

Hello, has anyone bought the hardware for the Moxon vise? If so, is it as goo...

16 08-27-2015 07:31 PM

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