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Whet Stone Question

04-30-2013 11:37 AM by NavalAg05

Just picked up a combination whet stone yesterday and was looking for any adv...

5 05-01-2013 01:35 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Today's Vintage Iron Safari!

04-28-2013 08:49 PM by poopiekat

If I go out shopping for old planes too often, I reach the ‘diminishing...

12 04-30-2013 10:20 PM
View Tbarksdale's profile

anybody have an idea where i should start with marking guage

04-25-2013 07:51 PM by Tbarksdale

Want to buy a decent marking gauge, so many choices, what’s the best fo...

10 04-30-2013 09:39 PM
View DouginVa's profile

Hickory Woodworking Auger Bit set

04-30-2013 01:31 AM by DouginVa

Has anybody heard of this manufacturer? I have had limited success in locati...

12 04-30-2013 05:51 PM
View unruly's profile

Anyone seen one of these?

04-30-2013 09:51 AM by unruly

One man riding saw with about a 7’ blade. Front pegs of rig sit on the...

11 04-30-2013 05:03 PM
View hawkeyeguy83's profile

What type of clamp is this?

04-30-2013 09:51 AM by hawkeyeguy83

Hi All, Long time lurker, first time poster. I came across this clamp in ...

4 04-30-2013 03:00 PM
View Tim's profile

Coffin smoother

04-25-2013 03:20 AM by Tim

Since my smoother has a broken frog, and because I’ve been interested, ...

14 04-30-2013 03:40 AM
View WadeHolloway's profile

Hand Planing Work Bench Top

04-25-2013 08:02 AM by WadeHolloway

I really have two questions. I have almost finished a work bench. I started o...

18 04-29-2013 09:49 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

A Sharpening Quandary

04-27-2013 03:11 PM by TheWoodenOyster

I am having some trouble getting the “mirror polish” on the back...

20 04-28-2013 10:06 PM
View Brett's profile

My Roubo bench--finally

04-28-2013 03:16 AM by Brett

I started buying lumber for a Roubo bench over a year ago. A friend at a cab...

12 04-28-2013 05:55 PM
View Dave11's profile

Truing lumber by hand--how to avoid "oops"

04-07-2013 01:57 AM by Dave11

Well, I’m trying to learn to surface lumber 4-square by hand. Have read...

48 04-28-2013 01:11 AM
View mandatory66's profile

Anant Preimium A78 vs Stanley 78

04-26-2013 02:50 AM by mandatory66

I have been looking for a rabbit plane & don’t want to spend over $...

6 04-27-2013 02:45 AM
View Dinger's profile

Bit Brace ID help

04-24-2013 03:11 AM by Dinger

Hey Jocks, I inherited quite a few old hand tools from my grandfather who ...

7 04-26-2013 09:00 PM
View hiswillus's profile

Chip out on chamfers

04-25-2013 07:31 PM by hiswillus

Can’t seem to not get chip out when chamfering to a corner. Even when ...

7 04-26-2013 07:53 AM
View Mike's profile

Hatchet or Knife?

04-22-2013 09:31 PM by Mike

Well this might sound crazy to some of you, but here it is. I am picking up ...

21 04-26-2013 02:08 AM
View jordanp's profile

Wet Stones, Where do I start? (Hand Plane)

04-19-2013 07:26 PM by jordanp

The only wet stones i’ve used before were for pocket knives, that being...

24 04-26-2013 01:56 AM
View aherna's profile

Which hardware for a wagon vice?

04-25-2013 01:55 PM by aherna

Hey all, I’m building a pseudo-roubo and am at the stage in the cons...

4 04-25-2013 04:30 PM
View richardwootton's profile

I Like My New Bedrock

04-24-2013 09:31 PM by richardwootton

I picked up this Stanley Bedrock 605 for about 80 bucks last week along with ...

1 04-25-2013 12:46 AM
View Shannytay's profile

Vintage Saw?Finishing Saw?

04-23-2013 07:20 AM by Shannytay

Could anyone tell me about a saw like this? Thanks you all for your time!

3 04-24-2013 02:48 PM
View Tim21BO3's profile

Source for ratchet pawl for Stanley brace

04-22-2013 07:18 PM by Tim21BO3

Well, my clumsiness strikes again. In the home stretch of rehabbing a stanley...

3 04-23-2013 01:42 PM

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