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View Rob's profile

Are the cheaper Starrett squares worth buying?

07-02-2014 09:08 PM by Rob

I don’t have a try square yet, and my current combo square is a piece o...

23 10-11-2014 01:40 PM
View ajthomas5009's profile

Stanley No65 set up (?'s)

10-09-2014 01:33 PM by ajthomas5009

I have a No65 I restored a while back that I’m finally attempt to sharp...

3 10-11-2014 12:46 AM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

what is your go to clamp

10-08-2014 09:36 PM by daddywoofdawg

I going to buy some new clamps I have some quick grip style clamps a few C cl...

31 10-11-2014 12:30 AM
View LucasWoods's profile

Flea market finds (stanley #6, stanley #27, unidentifieds)

10-07-2014 07:44 PM by LucasWoods

Hey all so in trying to keep my budget down on getting my first hand tools (t...

8 10-10-2014 09:44 PM
View Rex B's profile

Sharpening a Cambered Iron By Hand?

10-08-2014 12:57 PM by Rex B

A while back I was inspired by BigRedKnothead’s sharpening blog and dec...

8 10-09-2014 11:22 PM
View Willeh's profile

Lie-Nielsen 102 Low Angle Block Plane?

01-18-2013 12:23 AM by Willeh

Looking at picking up a decent block plane to replace the POS Home Depot Stan...

21 10-09-2014 03:21 PM
View brucenjen's profile

What is this?

10-09-2014 03:15 AM by brucenjen

>> The only markings say “Craftsman Made in USA̶...

2 10-09-2014 04:03 AM
View ScottStewart's profile

Split board with brace and jennings bit - common?

10-05-2014 09:27 PM by ScottStewart

So the situation… Trying to learn to become a neander, have a 5/8...

7 10-08-2014 12:24 PM
View Lucasd2002's profile

candidate for scrub plane conversion?

10-07-2014 03:15 AM by Lucasd2002

Is this a decent candidate to convert to a scrub plane? I have two old plane...

5 10-08-2014 02:14 AM
View Alask's profile

Homemade Rule Stop

10-06-2014 11:24 PM by Alask

Hello felows ,at this time Iwould like to share a wooden tool I just finished...

2 10-07-2014 10:09 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Dumb question of the day--keeping brass wedge in marking/cutting gauge

10-07-2014 04:51 PM by CharlesA

I have a Crown cutting gauge, not a pin, but a knife with a brass wedge that ...

5 10-07-2014 06:20 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

eBay to buy hand tools

10-06-2014 07:22 PM by LucasWoods

So my bday is coming up and i get about $50 to spend on a hand tool. Been sea...

18 10-07-2014 03:49 PM
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Begginers hand tools

10-04-2014 09:06 PM by LucasWoods

I am looking to get into woodworking and don’t have a very large budget...

27 10-07-2014 12:58 PM
View Waterlog's profile

Need help with ID old plow plane & I need a depth stop

10-06-2014 03:37 AM by Waterlog

Just acquired my first wooden plow plane and am quite excited about it. ...

4 10-07-2014 03:22 AM
View 12strings's profile

You can't (or shouldn't) do this with a table-saw...

10-03-2014 09:18 AM by 12strings

Score one for Hand-tools…sawing and chopping half-blind dovetails yeste...

7 10-06-2014 02:33 AM
View Brett's profile

What is it? (Trip Clamp for a backsaw)

09-28-2014 12:50 AM by Brett

[Title was updated after the part was identified] I bought a Stanley 71 ro...

5 10-04-2014 02:14 PM
View BoardCop's profile

Any idea of what these are? Acquired tools 2

10-03-2014 03:52 PM by BoardCop

I found these in the tool box a friend gave me. I can’t find anything o...

18 10-03-2014 10:16 PM
View BoardCop's profile

Acquired some old hand tools and need advice

10-02-2014 10:55 PM by BoardCop

I was given an old tool box and hand tools that his dad used in the 50s. I...

7 10-03-2014 12:29 AM
View drobertson's profile

How do you protect metal on tools in high humidity?

09-30-2014 02:01 PM by drobertson

Hi Everyone I have been following the ideas on LJ for years and really app...

22 10-02-2014 02:26 PM
View walden's profile

Selling a Few Hand Tools

09-30-2014 01:50 AM by walden

I’m cleaning up the shop getting ready for the Winter and decided to se...

3 10-01-2014 02:00 AM

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