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handtool help

10-05-2012 11:49 PM by natew

i’m just starting out traditional furniture making and i need a list of...

5 10-08-2012 02:13 PM
View Alexandre's profile

Set on a handsaw?

10-06-2012 12:14 AM by Alexandre

Since there are so many handsaw and hand tool fanatics, I am wondering how to...

6 10-07-2012 08:41 PM
View thedude50's profile

The Original Workbench of your dreams thread

03-24-2012 05:17 AM by thedude50

For weeks people have said lets start a Workbench of your dreams thread and t...

101 10-06-2012 09:35 PM
View robdem's profile

Small tool gloat new old hand plane

10-03-2012 12:26 AM by robdem

Friend of mine picked up this bailey # 7 hand plane for m...

11 10-06-2012 04:54 PM
View CharlieM1958's profile

Sargent Plane Parts

10-05-2012 07:05 PM by CharlieM1958

I recently acquired this Sargent 407 (equivalent to a #2 Stanley). ItR...

11 10-06-2012 04:18 PM
View rtbrmb's profile

Frankenplane help

10-05-2012 11:23 AM by rtbrmb

This is an e-bay purchase from a few years ago that I am just now getting som...

7 10-05-2012 09:01 PM
View Nighthawk's profile

Restore old Hand drill

10-05-2012 04:30 AM by Nighthawk

Scored an old hand drill as as part of an auction the other day (There is ano...

2 10-05-2012 10:59 AM
View shopdog's profile

Turning with a hand power lathe

10-04-2012 10:17 PM by shopdog

You have to check out this video of a Moroccan man turning chess pieces by ha...

3 10-04-2012 11:13 PM
View John's profile

Suggestions for shaping thick fir corbel with hand tools?

10-03-2012 11:47 PM by John

I’d like to shape some nice curved profiles on a 3” thick chunk o...

4 10-04-2012 10:56 PM
View Dabcan's profile

Stanley 75 bevel angle

10-04-2012 06:29 PM by Dabcan

I’ve inherited an old Stanley 75 plane, does anyone know what the bevel...

2 10-04-2012 09:28 PM
View Steven Gaffin's profile

Silicon Spray on Handtools?!

10-02-2012 09:16 PM by Steven Gaffin

Was looking at picking up a Lie-Nielsen Dovetail saw and was reading the main...

11 10-04-2012 06:28 PM
View Polock2's profile

Old Disston saw

10-03-2012 02:03 PM by Polock2

I have an old Disston saw that I am going to try to restore. I have taken the...

3 10-04-2012 04:38 PM
View WoodWorkWarrior's profile

Your favorite rule (the measuring kind)

09-25-2012 03:14 PM by WoodWorkWarrior

Just curious to see what LJ users find to be their most useful rule. I tend t...

53 10-03-2012 12:13 PM
View shampeon's profile

Quick release woodworking vise question

10-02-2012 12:26 AM by shampeon

I got a deal on an American Scale Co. No. 203 quick-release woodworking vise ...

11 10-03-2012 10:20 AM
View UKCat's profile

Workbench vise

10-01-2012 06:49 PM by UKCat

I am trying to find a good vise for my workbench. Does anyone have an opinion...

14 10-02-2012 07:52 PM
View chrisstef's profile

Tool Gloat - Stanley 750 - 8 piece

10-01-2012 11:40 PM by chrisstef

Well ive been stalking a craigslist post for over a month now for supposedly ...

11 10-02-2012 11:24 AM
View Brett's profile

Alignment pins for drawboring?

08-09-2012 07:24 PM by Brett

If you have drawbored a mortise-and-tenon joint (for example, when building a...

11 10-02-2012 04:45 AM
View whitewulf's profile

# 5 Center Adjuster Missing

09-28-2012 11:33 PM by whitewulf

I found this old plane, a # 5 maybe, based on size. My new old stock Stanley ...

4 10-02-2012 04:21 AM
View bandit571's profile

Just playing around with some Beech

10-01-2012 01:14 AM by bandit571

I had a couple handplanes that needed a new tote or two made. Had ONE cut ou...

4 10-01-2012 11:15 PM
View grfrazee's profile

Tool Gloat - Wards Master (i.e., Stanley) No. 45

09-24-2012 11:17 PM by grfrazee

I was able to score this Wards Master No. 45 on the bay recently for $80. Th...

5 10-01-2012 08:51 PM

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