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Hand saw dating

03-18-2017 05:30 PM by WoodWorkJosh

Hello fellow hand tool woodworkers. I just picked up a couple...

4 03-18-2017 08:58 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

How often do you flatten your Shapton stones?

03-11-2017 04:50 AM by newwoodbutcher

I flatten my Shapton stones after every use, sometimes during use. What do...

6 03-18-2017 01:35 PM
View pontic's profile

Can you guess where thes planes came from?

03-17-2017 10:10 PM by pontic

Hint they are pre world war II. Are they made of rosewoo...

2 03-18-2017 05:53 AM
View Stew81's profile

Tool Gloat

03-16-2017 08:38 PM by Stew81

Went to one of the best estate sale I’ve ever been to this morning....

10 03-17-2017 06:40 PM
View JohnnyBoy1981's profile

Can anybody tell me anything about this plane?

03-16-2017 02:57 AM by JohnnyBoy1981

I bought this plane at a local woodworking store. The plating on the cap seem...

24 03-17-2017 12:28 PM
View Marn64's profile

Vise restoration

03-15-2017 09:30 PM by Marn64

Hey everyone,So I recently got this rusty as all hell vise from the scrap pil...

9 03-17-2017 12:02 PM
View Rammstein1224's profile

Any measuring tools with tenths of an inch?

03-14-2017 12:34 AM by Rammstein1224

As an engineer i spend my entire day in the world of thousandths of an inch. ...

51 03-17-2017 11:58 AM
View r33tc0w's profile

J&R Dodge Sheffield Hand Plane

01-28-2017 03:31 PM by r33tc0w

I’ve been searching but have only found limited information on this pla...

14 03-16-2017 07:38 PM
View harriw's profile

eBay Hand Plane Score

03-13-2017 11:05 PM by harriw

Hey guys, I’m having WAY too much fun cleaning all of these up at th...

8 03-16-2017 04:20 AM
View Marn64's profile

candidate for infill plane conversion, what do you all think?

03-11-2017 06:39 PM by Marn64

got this Craftsman Stanley no. 5 equivalent today for 8 dollars. I am thinkin...

9 03-16-2017 12:48 AM
View Klickitat's profile

Curtis Buchanan Videos

08-03-2013 09:16 PM by Klickitat

Have you seen this set of videos on Youtube? From selecting the logs to a fin...

5 03-15-2017 06:12 PM
View andrewsco's profile

Question on Restoring / Cleaning a Norris A70 (Wooden) Plane

03-10-2017 10:00 PM by andrewsco

Hi all, Quick question regarding restoring / cleaning antique tools and in...

4 03-15-2017 05:06 PM
View Zer0Down's profile

Deal or Junk? Hand planes on CL

03-14-2017 05:12 AM by Zer0Down

https://kokomo.craigslist.org/tls/6036116487.html I know very little about...

13 03-15-2017 04:56 AM
View bdbozyk's profile

Making Backsaws

03-14-2017 07:34 PM by bdbozyk

My new woodworking obsession is making tools. I started with a mallet, square...

3 03-14-2017 10:25 PM
View Marn64's profile

Millers Falls no 5 restoration woes...

03-10-2017 11:02 PM by Marn64

So I was removing the pinions from a really worn and bad shape millers falls ...

10 03-14-2017 12:51 AM
View needshave's profile

Lambs Tongue

03-10-2017 03:28 AM by needshave

I want to cut lambs tongue on a number of Oak Legs. Any recommended or know p...

5 03-13-2017 01:39 AM
View wflather's profile

Shave horse from white ash log

03-11-2017 10:12 PM by wflather

Around our property, our ash trees are dying (thanks to the emerald ash borer...

9 03-12-2017 09:26 PM
View Aton's profile

Merrill and Wilders Socket Firmer Chisels

03-12-2017 06:31 PM by Aton

I would like to learn about a older chisel set that I have, I...

1 03-12-2017 07:01 PM
View MrWhit's profile

Removed rust from planes, now what?

03-10-2017 02:24 PM by MrWhit

I just used the evapo-rust on some plane blades and an old saw. Great job rem...

8 03-10-2017 11:22 PM
View cbass's profile

Millers Falls Miter Box Steel vs Cast Iron

03-10-2017 07:10 AM by cbass

I have the opportunity to buy either an all steel millers falls miter box or ...

1 03-10-2017 06:48 PM

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