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Sharpening Kit for knives ok for chisels?

11-19-2013 02:24 AM by Oosik

I’m debating about getting this kit for my kitchen knives and was curio...

5 11-19-2013 02:52 PM
View fredd3039's profile

Need Help Finding Magazine article on Making Chisels

11-18-2013 03:53 PM by fredd3039

Hello everyone,Within the last year I purchased a woodworking magazine that h...

4 11-19-2013 06:09 AM
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Questions for Handplane users on flattening panels

01-09-2012 12:46 AM by Manitario

I have a few 20×20” walnut shelves I’ve glued up; my plan wa...

8 11-18-2013 03:29 PM
View alohafromberkeley's profile

Plane blade thickness

11-17-2013 11:02 PM by alohafromberkeley

Aloha, I have a friend who was showing me his 1990’s Record/Marples #4 ...

2 11-18-2013 04:30 AM
View kmetzger's profile

File handle sizes/types

11-17-2013 07:12 PM by kmetzger

I need a file handle for a 10” bastard file and have been looking every...

3 11-18-2013 04:03 AM
View DKV's profile

Marking Knife

11-15-2013 06:46 AM by DKV

I sharpen my knife by running the back against 400 grit sandpaper. I do not ...

7 11-17-2013 06:55 AM
View Liogier's profile

Hand-stitched rasp, same shape as Nicholson #49 ?

11-16-2013 10:36 AM by Liogier

Some years ago Nicholson has moved his rasp production from USA to Latin Amer...

3 11-16-2013 07:26 PM
View Jacob's profile

Are these two Router Plane Irons?

11-12-2013 03:49 PM by Jacob

I found them in a box of old tools I bought for a few dollars. If ther...

13 11-16-2013 03:59 AM
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Stanley #4 definance question

11-15-2013 08:15 PM by cliffslocal777

I cleaned up this plane to use and the depth adjustment knob is very tough to...

6 11-16-2013 01:16 AM
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Do screwdrivers defy the laws of physics?

11-13-2013 12:54 PM by Craftsman on the lake

A question was asked of my years ago and it always stuck with me. Why is i...

46 11-15-2013 05:58 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Do you use both a marking gauge and a cutting gauge?

11-12-2013 06:10 PM by HarveyDunn

Question for handtool workers: I’m been told I need a marking gauge (me...

6 11-15-2013 02:34 PM
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Bought a Lie-Nielsen "Boggs" Spokeshave Today

11-10-2013 01:27 AM by bobasaurus

I bought this sweet spokeshave at a Lie-Nielsen hand tool event today: ...

1 11-15-2013 01:08 PM
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Help with hand plane restoration

11-14-2013 02:28 PM by buswanker101

Hey all. New here, so thanks in advance for any help! I recently bought a few...

38 11-15-2013 12:48 AM
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Veritas Router Plane Fence Screw Size?

11-13-2013 09:03 PM by uscgsteve

Hi Everyone, I’ve managed to lose the screw that secures the fence t...

3 11-14-2013 05:44 AM
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Vintage & Antique Tool Sale Garland, TX (DFW)

11-12-2013 02:46 AM by jordanp

It’s back again for anyone that can make the sale!He always has a huge ...

10 11-14-2013 05:28 AM
View summerfi's profile (online now)

Anyone know a source for repair/restoration of vintage rules?

11-14-2013 04:11 AM by summerfi

I have an old Interlox collapsing (sliding) rule that I inherited from my gra...

4 11-14-2013 04:43 AM
View Tyler Hicken's profile

What is this?

11-13-2013 06:14 PM by Tyler Hicken

I bought a few tools from a classifieds ad yesterday from a nice guy who was ...

9 11-14-2013 03:33 AM
View John Cobb's profile

hand planes

11-13-2013 05:20 AM by John Cobb

I’m working on building my first wooden hand plane. I went with a high ...

7 11-14-2013 03:18 AM
View ToddJB's profile (online now)

Sargent or Keen Kutter Plane

11-12-2013 09:06 PM by ToddJB

If you had to pick between the Keen Kutter KK series and the Sargent 400 seri...

7 11-13-2013 12:11 PM
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Dunlap plane

11-11-2013 05:53 PM by garykentjr

Hello all. Im brand new to this forum. I recently acquired a dunlap plane. I...

14 11-12-2013 05:50 PM

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