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View Marn64's profile

Much ado about a chisel

12-23-2016 07:32 PM by Marn64

Hey everyone,So I recently found this old socket chisel that was clearly at o...

2 12-23-2016 07:44 PM
View andrewsco's profile

Restoring a screw stemmed plough plane - advice?

12-12-2016 08:54 PM by andrewsco

I fairly recently bought myself a handled screw stem plough plane and am in t...

8 12-22-2016 08:24 PM
View JCamp's profile

Storing tools in freezing weather

12-21-2016 11:12 PM by JCamp

My dad has always told me for years to never leave a level out side or in a o...

11 12-22-2016 08:11 PM
View Davevand's profile

Hand Plane adjustment

12-21-2016 07:04 PM by Davevand

HiI have a #3 plane that I am setting up. When I try to adjust the plane to u...

5 12-21-2016 09:28 PM
View Nicholas Hall's profile

Linear Bearing for leg vise

12-31-2013 10:59 PM by Nicholas Hall

I saw an interesting post about the use of a linear bearing in lieu of the tr...

16 12-21-2016 03:36 AM
View darald's profile

Can anyone identify this hand crank tool

12-20-2016 02:03 PM by darald

Recently purchased this hand crank tool. Have not received it ye...

3 12-20-2016 04:26 PM
View BuddyC's profile

ID old beveled chisel

12-19-2016 11:20 PM by BuddyC

Greetings,I cleaned up an old chisel this weekend and found part of a mark. ...

6 12-20-2016 03:37 AM
View DylanC's profile

Cap Iron for Millers Falls 85 (Will One From A Stanley 78 Work?)

08-06-2016 12:53 AM by DylanC

I recently got a complete Millers Falls 85 Rabbet Plane for under $20…B...

9 12-19-2016 12:39 AM
View dmlowe's profile

Looking for hand resawing advice

12-18-2016 03:57 PM by dmlowe

I need to resaw some 4/4 lumber (Chechen), into several 1/4 (approximate) pla...

5 12-18-2016 08:44 PM
View Jonathon Carrell's profile

Bench Chisel Recommendations?

12-13-2016 07:36 PM by Jonathon Carrell

My modest garage workshop is in need of it’s first set of bench chisels...

25 12-18-2016 04:53 PM
View Alexandre's profile

Ehh... Stainless steel chisel?

06-12-2012 10:53 PM by Alexandre

Hey guys- Was just wondering if a Stainless steel chisel was possible…P...

23 12-18-2016 02:22 AM
View Marn64's profile

Restoring some chisels, need some help

12-11-2016 10:44 PM by Marn64

Hey everyone, So I recently got a set of antique Witherby chisels for a dolla...

16 12-17-2016 06:20 PM
View alwyslpy's profile

How to value old tools

12-13-2016 03:51 AM by alwyslpy

Hello everyone! I”m just getting into woodworking. I probably won’...

20 12-15-2016 02:32 AM
View Axle505's profile

What is a "short" wide Krenov-style hand plane good for?

12-13-2016 04:58 PM by Axle505

Reason I ask is I want to make a new one. I have a 2 1/4” A. Hildick ir...

6 12-15-2016 01:03 AM
View Forseeme's profile

No Jet clamps at 50% off; now what?

12-06-2016 07:23 PM by Forseeme

So I decided this past January that I “needed” some parallel clam...

35 12-14-2016 09:56 PM
View Thuzmund's profile

Cool Asian Hand Tools

12-10-2016 05:21 PM by Thuzmund

I don’t speak Chinese, but I really liked this video about Chinese hand...

7 12-14-2016 03:22 PM
View DocSavage45's profile

Best spoke shave for the lowest price?

12-12-2016 07:31 PM by DocSavage45

Hey LJ’s, Once again I come to the people who might know? I have an...

23 12-14-2016 10:52 AM
View andrewsco's profile

Which vintage hand tool is your most interesting?

12-07-2016 09:28 PM by andrewsco

Hi all, I have been buying, restoring and using vintage hand tools for qui...

23 12-13-2016 06:49 PM
View Itsme6582's profile

WTB Bench Plane

12-07-2016 01:08 AM by Itsme6582

I imagine there are some people who restore and sell planes here. Hopefully s...

24 12-12-2016 03:53 AM
View papadan's profile

(closed) 24 years experience----Don't do it!

12-09-2016 01:18 AM by papadan

Lets talk magnets for a minute! I see products all over that use magnets to h...

88 12-11-2016 11:47 PM

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