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Making chisel handles with no lathe

07-10-2014 01:08 AM by ColonelTravis

No lathe now, and I see a latheless future. But I need a few chisel handles. ...

11 07-11-2014 06:51 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Ain't Nothing Like A English Pig Sticker

07-07-2014 07:13 PM by BubbaIBA

I’m in the short rows on the new bench build. The base is marked out an...

17 07-09-2014 05:49 PM
View ras61's profile

Millers Falls Tool Company

07-07-2014 01:17 PM by ras61

My father-in-law was a carpenter going back to WWII when he was a Carpenters ...

8 07-08-2014 09:25 PM
View bertwagner's profile

Troubleshooting thin and stringy hand plane shavings

07-04-2014 04:07 PM by bertwagner

Hi all,I just recently built my first hand plane and am very pleased with how...

21 07-08-2014 08:51 PM
View Texcaster's profile

Blind Man's Rule

07-05-2014 12:21 AM by Texcaster

I broke my old folding rule awhile back and started using my steel rule. Wha...

4 07-08-2014 04:05 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Work Bench Parts

07-07-2014 03:31 AM by BubbaIBA

The Machine work on the new work bench is finished and the legs and slab are ...

2 07-07-2014 01:46 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Dimensioning lumber by hand

07-06-2014 02:23 PM by lateralus819

I’m in the midst of a moxon build, and I have the main vise assembled. ...

14 07-07-2014 06:57 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Small Wood Stock Plane

07-06-2014 03:53 AM by BubbaIBA

One of the most used planes in my shop is a small 237mmX60mmX45mm Krenov styl...

6 07-07-2014 02:27 AM
View paxorion's profile

Dewalt Quick Grip Clamps

07-06-2014 01:06 PM by paxorion

When I think of quick grip clamps, I almost always default to the blue and ye...

5 07-06-2014 08:50 PM
View bloqbeta's profile

Millers Falls No. 1 Hand Drill Restoration: Need Advise

07-05-2014 06:03 PM by bloqbeta

Hello to everyone, I need advise on restoring my new Millers Falls No....

6 07-06-2014 06:37 PM
View summerfi's profile

Help Identify This Tool

07-05-2014 09:46 PM by summerfi

I picked this up at a flea market, but I don’t know what it is. It̵...

16 07-06-2014 01:43 PM
View diverlloyd's profile

Marking knives

07-03-2014 12:38 AM by diverlloyd

So jocks its time for a new marking knife. What kinds do you prefer and what ...

26 07-05-2014 02:37 AM
View George_SA's profile

So true

07-02-2014 04:59 PM by George_SA

6 07-04-2014 02:34 AM
View TiggerWood's profile

Does anyone know what this is?

07-01-2014 12:24 AM by TiggerWood

The quarter in tip is spring loaded. I got it in a big box of carpentry t...

34 07-03-2014 12:03 PM
View willie's profile

Garage sale find- H.A.S. clamp

06-30-2014 08:07 PM by willie

Went to a garage/estate sale last week for an old cabinet...

7 07-03-2014 02:49 AM
View rwe2156's profile

Shoulder plane question

06-30-2014 08:01 PM by rwe2156

Just received the Veritas Large Shoulder plane.Much bigger and heavier than I...

4 07-01-2014 03:26 PM
View Alask's profile

Reversing action at normal pipe clamp

07-01-2014 02:11 AM by Alask

Hello felows, One more time I share with you na idea I had in how to rever...

2 07-01-2014 11:34 AM
View Matt's profile

Stanley No. 14 Framing Square

05-15-2013 01:27 AM by Matt

I found this old framing square in my grandparent’s house last year, br...

7 06-30-2014 08:24 PM
View paxorion's profile

DC Area Home Depot Irwin Quick Grip Clearance

06-29-2014 07:32 PM by paxorion

It appears the big box clamp supplier shuffle continues to progress. I stopp...

3 06-30-2014 02:59 AM
View Don W's profile

What to look for when buying vintage bench planes

06-26-2014 11:21 PM by Don W

Buying a vintage hand plane for the first time can be a little daunting. Ther...

18 06-29-2014 11:36 PM

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