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file rust prevention.

01-20-2015 02:26 AM by fumehappy

Hello all,Got some files and rasps recently cleaned in citric acid. I know o...

5 01-21-2015 01:50 AM
View Benvolio's profile

' the devil is Stanley Sweetheart??

02-11-2013 08:48 AM by Benvolio

Hello, everyone long time lurker, first time poster. I’ve been st...

17 01-21-2015 12:35 AM
View Don W's profile

Tool Collectors Corner

03-30-2014 12:07 PM by Don W

I’ve learned a lot from the folks here on LJs. I’m sure my tool c...

205 01-20-2015 09:21 PM
View mbs's profile

Does your wife help in the shop?

01-18-2015 03:52 AM by mbs

My wife wants to replace a 40” round table top in the house. I had som...

44 01-20-2015 08:27 PM
View Sparks8286's profile

Golden Bird Chisels???

01-20-2015 01:20 AM by Sparks8286

Has anybody ever heard of these? I assume ‘Golden Bird’ is the b...

8 01-20-2015 03:54 AM
View bandit571's profile

Wood for a new handle

01-18-2015 04:28 PM by bandit571

Have an old 22” long wood bodied Try plane That has a “stump&#...

12 01-19-2015 07:35 PM
View Catlike's profile

Sharpening - convert potter's wheel to grinding/sharpening wheel

01-16-2015 08:27 PM by Catlike

I read somewhere of someone using a potter’s wheel as a sharpening whee...

4 01-19-2015 07:00 PM
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Old back saw

01-18-2015 05:53 PM by oltexasboy1

Does anyone here have any experience with removing split nuts from an old saw...

6 01-19-2015 06:33 PM
View Pat83's profile

Help me choose a plane to purchase

01-16-2015 08:29 PM by Pat83

I am a fairly new member to lumber jocks and I’d like to ask for help c...

6 01-19-2015 06:10 AM
View MissouriOutdoors88's profile

Got first hand plane today

01-04-2015 03:04 AM by MissouriOutdoors88

I got this at a local used tool shop today for 18 bucks. Stanley No. 4. J...

58 01-19-2015 03:35 AM
View ChuckV's profile

Antique Planes

01-17-2015 08:44 PM by ChuckV

Last week I started volunteering some time at our town’s Historical Soc...

2 01-18-2015 04:54 PM
View Brett's profile

MDF shooting boards?

01-12-2015 10:49 PM by Brett

Has anyone here made a shooting board from MDF? I’ve come across severa...

9 01-18-2015 04:09 PM
View Brett's profile

Clamps: how tight?

07-11-2012 02:08 PM by Brett

When I use clamps to hold boards together while glue dries, should I snug up ...

25 01-18-2015 02:52 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Jig for Supporting Drawers

01-15-2015 01:06 PM by BubbaIBA

A month or so ago there was a link to a blog entry on building and using a su...

2 01-18-2015 02:40 AM
View Brett's profile

Loose handle on tang chisel

01-17-2015 02:44 AM by Brett

I purchased a vintage 1/8” Buck Bros. tang chisel that is in good condi...

2 01-17-2015 04:12 PM
View willhime's profile

Starrett and other combination squares

01-16-2015 09:42 AM by willhime

Are Starrett heads and rules interchangeable? I’ve been shopping around...

1 01-16-2015 10:33 AM
View Joel_B's profile

Hand Plane ID

01-13-2015 05:14 AM by Joel_B

A friend of mine picked up this plane.It appears to be a no 5 jack plane from...

6 01-16-2015 04:20 AM
View Mordi's profile

Veritas Twin Screw Vise - Handle Alignment

01-06-2015 01:47 AM by Mordi

Somehow the handles on my Veritas Twin Screw Vise got out of allignment. The ...

4 01-16-2015 03:28 AM
View Joel_B's profile

Question about jointer planes

01-12-2015 05:28 PM by Joel_B

I have been looking at Stanley no 7 jointer planes on ebay and some have a co...

8 01-16-2015 02:35 AM
View knexster's profile

Radial Arm Saw?

01-14-2015 04:55 PM by knexster

Since my current table saw doesn’t accept dado blades and I do not curr...

9 01-15-2015 09:13 PM

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