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What to Do with Worn-out Files

07-01-2012 05:04 PM by Dave Rutan

I inherited a bunch of old files from my dad, but they’re pretty worn o...

21 11-10-2012 11:38 PM
View nwbusa's profile

DMT Dia-Sharp in 4000 mesh (6 micron)

10-15-2012 03:03 AM by nwbusa

Was just browsing DMT’s site and saw they are producing (for a “l...

1 11-10-2012 08:09 PM
View Tim Dahn's profile

Photographing Studley

11-10-2012 04:00 AM by Tim Dahn

A short but interesting video documenting the Studley tools. The resulting bo...

2 11-10-2012 02:16 PM
View hhhopks's profile

4-1/2 Plane ID Challenge

09-08-2012 08:17 PM by hhhopks

Can you tell me something about this 4-1/2 hand plane? It isn’t in th...

4 11-10-2012 01:27 AM
View jamesicus's profile

Geo. H. Bishop back saw

11-07-2012 06:21 PM by jamesicus

I recently purchased a nice early Geo. Bishop & Co. back saw at a flea ma...

4 11-09-2012 09:23 PM
View exterminate's profile

Block Plane newbie - taking more material off on the end of my stroke then the beginning?

11-09-2012 05:39 PM by exterminate

I’m new to using hand tools, and I just got my first block plane last m...

2 11-09-2012 05:54 PM
View mIps's profile

Question on mallets

11-07-2012 10:11 PM by mIps

I am thinking about making a mallet but have no access to hardwoods.Can a dec...

27 11-09-2012 05:04 PM
View shipwright's profile

New Improved Chevalet Sketchup

11-05-2012 10:24 PM by shipwright

I’ve just re-drawn my chevalet sketchup. The original was my very first...

3 11-08-2012 06:03 PM
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10-31-2012 12:13 AM by OggieOglethorpe


34 11-08-2012 12:47 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Stanley #13-052 plough plane

11-07-2012 12:02 AM by BigJohn

Hello. I recently bought this plough plane for $30 and shipping was $42 from...

3 11-07-2012 09:14 PM
View WoodGoddess's profile

FREE EMC calculator app for iPhone and Android

11-07-2012 04:35 PM by WoodGoddess

Hey Lumberjocks and Janes!!! Guess what?! Wagner Meters just launched a ne...

0 11-07-2012 04:35 PM
View djang000's profile

First hand plane; another question!

11-02-2012 12:23 PM by djang000

Hi guys I know you probably answer this one a gazillion of times, but I di...

23 11-07-2012 11:43 AM
View panofish's profile

My review of the wood river chisel plane

10-04-2012 09:51 PM by panofish

I just bought a wood river chisel plane and created a short video review.Let ...

2 11-07-2012 02:30 AM
View rusty2010's profile

What ie this

11-06-2012 10:45 PM by rusty2010

Does anyone know what kind of tool this is?

13 11-07-2012 02:25 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Daddy has new tools.

11-06-2012 07:52 PM by RussellAP

I love the UPS guy. He brings me stuff sometimes 4 or 5 at a time. today I...

7 11-07-2012 01:05 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Construction Grade SYP Roubo

11-04-2012 04:49 PM by BubbaIBA

I made some photos of the shop this AM, so I guess I’ll post photos of ...

6 11-05-2012 08:56 PM
View Handtooler's profile

Rule Marking Uses

11-05-2012 04:14 PM by Handtooler

LJ’s, I possess a Rabone Chesterman 36” four fold boxwood rule, ...

0 11-05-2012 04:14 PM
View pariswoodworking's profile

SCORE! New plane for the collection.

11-02-2012 05:44 PM by pariswoodworking

I went to a garage sale the other day, and happened upon this rusty old plane...

8 11-05-2012 01:10 PM
View steve6678's profile

Sanding - best/good soft form-able sanding pad?? for round overs, raised panels, etc.

11-05-2012 02:31 AM by steve6678

I have struggled with sanding these areas for years.Sanding sponges, uggg.Han...

3 11-05-2012 12:44 PM
View gepatino's profile

How should I finish the sole of a wooden hand plane?

10-26-2012 02:28 PM by gepatino

I’m trying to restore and old handplane we’ve found in a toolbox ...

20 11-05-2012 11:37 AM

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