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06-11-2013 10:32 PM by a1Jim

I just got this e mail today from Lee Valley and the first thing my eyes lock...

27 06-13-2013 01:26 PM
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How any brand can justify $600+ for a sharpening system is beyond ridiculous

06-09-2013 10:49 PM by steve

I am commenting on the Tormek T-7.

48 06-13-2013 12:13 AM
View aherna's profile

Advice on restoring an old wooden vice screw

06-12-2013 01:28 PM by aherna

Hi all, I recently picked up an old wooden leg vice screw and plan to use ...

2 06-12-2013 01:42 PM
View Hodge's profile

Help identifying old spear like object.....

06-09-2013 11:49 AM by Hodge

Obviously, this is not a wood working tool but I was hoping someo...

6 06-11-2013 10:07 PM
View robdem's profile

Shoulder plane which one to buy

06-07-2013 01:17 AM by robdem

Looking to buy one of the veritas shoulder planes either the small or medium...

14 06-11-2013 03:35 PM
View ChrisWilson's profile

Scotch Brace Bit retention spring

06-11-2013 07:52 AM by ChrisWilson

Hi. I have just acquired a scotch brace, on which the bit retention lever ...

1 06-11-2013 02:03 PM
View RonInOhio's profile

A Surprise Find In the Shop.

06-11-2013 04:54 AM by RonInOhio

Actually this hatchet has been floating around in there for sometime. I think...

3 06-11-2013 01:02 PM
View Buckethead's profile

Today's catch from the woodworking store: dovetailing beginner

06-09-2013 07:48 PM by Buckethead

I have been threatening to make some dovetails, and have been debating whethe...

21 06-11-2013 01:32 AM
View jaybellisle's profile

Old Stanley #29 and wan to restore and have questions?

06-10-2013 03:09 AM by jaybellisle

Hey guys I just purchased a old Stanley #29 with a wooden base and the top is...

4 06-10-2013 10:36 PM
View stefang's profile

Handplane Setup/Use - Do my plans make sense?

06-08-2013 11:26 AM by stefang

NEW PLANES PROMPTED THIS POSTI just took delivery on some relatively good qua...

32 06-10-2013 08:21 PM
View UpstateNYdude's profile

Parts for a #4

06-10-2013 11:55 AM by UpstateNYdude

I just recently visited a garage sale and picked up my first hand planes alon...

8 06-10-2013 06:52 PM
View stefang's profile

Handplane Setup/Use - Do my plans make sense?

06-08-2013 11:04 AM by stefang

THIS POST IS PROMPTED BY MY NEW PLANESI just took delivery on some relatively...

5 06-10-2013 08:41 AM
View hiswillus's profile

Flattening plane blade back.

05-10-2013 05:47 PM by hiswillus

Fellow woodworkers, I desperately need someones help! Someone with the in...

29 06-08-2013 10:06 PM
View hhhopks's profile

Missing Jaws

01-23-2012 03:23 AM by hhhopks

Save the Yankee. I have just gotten a 2101A Yankee drill brace. The handle ...

5 06-08-2013 03:31 PM
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Disston Canada K-14

06-08-2013 04:06 AM by JADobson

Can anyone tell me anything about this saw. It is a Disston Canada K-14. I lo...

1 06-08-2013 04:44 AM
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Organization Zrant

06-05-2013 04:12 PM by SteveKnnn

Well this morning I decided to finally set-up and cut some lock-miter joints ...

11 06-08-2013 03:07 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Final Polishing of Blades - Old Wives Tales??

05-11-2013 11:32 PM by Benvolio

So for a newbie getting into the hand tool world, the mantra seems to be `...

16 06-07-2013 10:38 PM
View bandit571's profile

Buck brothers smooth planes???

06-03-2013 07:46 PM by bandit571

Is there a list of who makes these? I have one #4 size. I can go look...

4 06-07-2013 03:43 PM
View Homebrew's profile

Stanely Spokeshave No. ??? You tell me....Hand tool experts

06-07-2013 01:15 AM by Homebrew

I picked up this spokeshave in a lot of five after my latest hand tool binge ...

4 06-07-2013 02:00 AM
View layne's profile

Hand Engraved Ron Brese is Complete!

06-06-2013 05:24 PM by layne

Here is the latest out of the Southern Custom Engraving shop. I started this...

7 06-06-2013 10:39 PM

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