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Wood, your hand tools, you and a little know-how. Share your questions, tips and strategies for the use and maintenance of hand-tools.

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Beginner hand drill recommendations

705 days ago by funchuck

I am almost an all non-electric, hand tool woodworker, except that I still us...

5 704 days ago
View ShipWreck's profile

A trip out to the country (and some old iron)

708 days ago by ShipWreck

Made a trip out to the country in Sussex county Va. today to inspect a proper...

7 704 days ago
View bandit571's profile

A schreech of a plane??

705 days ago by bandit571

Atleast that is the sound of this little guy as he goes along the wood.. a ...

5 705 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Corrugated bottom on plane?

706 days ago by RussellAP

Can someone tell me the advantages or lack, for having a plane with a corruga...

23 705 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Removing rust from planes

705 days ago by RussellAP

Has anyone ever tried soaking metal plane parts in distilled vinegar over nig...

6 705 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

Experimenting with silicone brush for glue spreading

706 days ago by Lee Barker

This was a gimme from our broadband company. The project was spreading glu...

3 705 days ago
View willie's profile

A great day at the garage sale

712 days ago by willie

Saw an ad in the local paper for a garage sale th...

19 706 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Stanley No 3 Plane

706 days ago by RussellAP

These little beauties cost a bundle even in terrible condition. I think I hav...

10 706 days ago
View Brett's profile

Tail vise for Roubo work bench?

706 days ago by Brett

I’m (very) slowly building a Roubo workbench. For those of you you use...

6 706 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Dumb question on making a saw bench

706 days ago by Texchappy

I had planned on making a Chris Schwarz style traditional saw bench soon but ...

5 706 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Today's buys in Planes.

706 days ago by RussellAP

Went out to some outlying area’s to find some antique malls. I went to ...

9 706 days ago
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Identify this clamp

706 days ago by BinghamtonEd

Got this as a freebie when I bought some stuff off CL the other day. DonR...

5 706 days ago
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Is this a decent starter drill and brace?

713 days ago by BinghamtonEd

Link to Ad Looking to get my first brace and drill…what do you guys ...

17 706 days ago
View Bill White's profile

Just a plane rehab tip for ya......

707 days ago by Bill White

I rehab a bunch of planes. All the usual de-rust, tune, sharpen, etc.One tip...

7 706 days ago
View cuttwice's profile

Waterstone Questions

727 days ago by cuttwice

Hi All - I’ve been using “scary sharp” technique to shar...

11 706 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

New Planes

707 days ago by RussellAP

Went to a flea market today and was disappointed because there were only abou...

6 707 days ago
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708 days ago by Gerald Thompson

Would someone please give some advise on resawing lumber? I would be dealing ...

8 707 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

What should I get next?

708 days ago by Texchappy

Gotta lotta room left in my essentials tool list – even the Anarchist v...

10 707 days ago
View stroml's profile

First chisels + first time sharpening (Paul Sellers method)

708 days ago by stroml

Got my first set of chisels from Highland. A modest 4 piece Narex kit. Got...

0 708 days ago
View RogerC's profile

Which Veritas Hand Plane/ Planes

709 days ago by RogerC

Hey everyone,I’ve cuaght a bit of cutting board fever! thing is after t...

5 708 days ago

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