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View Purrmaster's profile

Thoughts on the Narex mortise chisels?

10-10-2012 11:15 PM by Purrmaster

Hello! I checked out the reviews for the Narex mortise chisels here. They...

17 08-26-2014 07:59 PM
View JADobson's profile

Stanley 45. Everything there?

08-25-2014 06:18 PM by JADobson

I’m looking at getting a 45 for my birthday and saw this one for sale. ...

3 08-26-2014 04:18 PM
View Craig6870's profile

Please help with bessey clamp question

08-25-2014 07:44 PM by Craig6870

Ladies and gentlemen,I am currently looking to buy about 12 50inch bessey k ...

7 08-26-2014 03:57 PM
View cox11's profile

Arkansas stones

08-22-2014 12:43 PM by cox11

Hi guys Im new to woodworking and to date have been using sandpaper to sha...

10 08-26-2014 08:43 AM
View JawShoeAh's profile

What did this guy do???

08-14-2014 02:54 PM by JawShoeAh

I had a really neat opportunity this past weekend to buy some tools. I recent...

10 08-26-2014 01:58 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Hanging tool cabinet assembly and layout advice

08-25-2014 08:28 PM by lateralus819

So I have the rough shell assembled (Dry). I used lock rabbets, and i noti...

8 08-26-2014 01:57 AM
View JohnChung's profile

bench vise - for metal work

08-25-2014 09:21 AM by JohnChung

hi guys, Which bench vise would you get. Just the basic mechanic bench vis...

5 08-26-2014 12:45 AM
View Bugnurd's profile

First saw restoration... The pits!

08-24-2014 07:53 PM by Bugnurd

Hey everyone, Just wanted to share the results of my first saw restoration...

4 08-25-2014 01:57 AM
View notdan's profile

Is this block plane broken?

08-21-2014 01:29 AM by notdan

I bought this little guy off the internet (it’s a stanley 60 1/2) but d...

25 08-25-2014 01:42 AM
View kb9jlo's profile

Stanley 271 Counterfeit

08-24-2014 06:22 PM by kb9jlo

I purchased a Stanley 271, well I thought it was, off eBay. It was obviously ...

16 08-25-2014 01:36 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Red Rouge vs Chromium Oxide for final stropping

08-24-2014 09:47 AM by Benvolio

I’ve always used red jewellers rouge for final stropping of my hand too...

6 08-24-2014 08:52 PM
View handsawgeek's profile

Collectibles vs. Users

08-21-2014 08:06 PM by handsawgeek

Last Spring, I picked up this pair of vintage Stanley try squares at a local ...

10 08-24-2014 04:25 PM
View comboprof's profile

Help! Shaping the bevel with a grinder question.

08-21-2014 11:05 PM by comboprof

I picked up a never been used grinder with new stones at a garage sale. My p...

13 08-24-2014 04:36 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

A couple of new bench appliances

08-23-2014 06:39 PM by BubbaIBA

Well, one is a modification of an old shooting board and the other is new. I ...

0 08-23-2014 06:39 PM
View Rob's profile

How do I prevent shavings from slipping between the iron and chipbreaker on my hand planes?

08-21-2014 01:52 PM by Rob

I was flattening a long 2×2 last weekend with my hand planes. At first ...

7 08-23-2014 12:45 AM
View giser3546's profile

not square handplane iron

08-22-2014 08:26 PM by giser3546

This could be and probably is a silly question but it has been bugging me for...

4 08-22-2014 10:49 PM
View jeffb33200's profile

Set up for a wooden jack plane

08-18-2014 10:23 PM by jeffb33200

Hi All, I bought my first wooden plane recently and I can actually make sh...

10 08-21-2014 05:35 PM
View spclPatrolGroup's profile

I think I may have over smoothed

08-21-2014 05:51 AM by spclPatrolGroup

Building a workbench out of SYP, I went over the top with my #4 and it has a ...

11 08-21-2014 03:05 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

Should I buy a LN 4 1/2 smoother?

08-19-2014 04:49 PM by bobasaurus

I have a chance to buy a new Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 smoothing plane (45 deg be...

21 08-21-2014 04:11 AM
View notdan's profile

What do you think of this old block plane?

08-17-2014 12:43 AM by notdan

I’m looking to buy a new block plane for little money. Found this guy n...

16 08-21-2014 03:30 AM

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