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What are these

02-25-2017 12:22 AM by jumbojack

I inherited a pattern makers tool box that had already been gone through. The...

6 02-26-2017 01:54 PM
View DMiller's profile

Planer blades

02-25-2017 02:08 PM by DMiller

I have the Makita planer model KP0800K, and was wondering if if is possible t...

0 02-25-2017 02:08 PM
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Rob Cosman

02-21-2017 07:35 PM by RJweb

Has anyone signed up on his site and taken any of his courses, thx RJ

2 02-25-2017 02:54 AM
View papadan's profile (online now)

Your EDC, part II

02-20-2017 11:27 PM by papadan

Not asking about chisels or plane blades here, just your EDC knife. How do yo...

19 02-24-2017 09:42 PM
View Rob's profile

How well do diamond sharpening stones hold up for sharpening, and do you really come out ahead?

03-15-2014 01:07 PM by Rob

I’ve been trying to learn what I can about sharpening and it seems most...

49 02-24-2017 08:37 PM
View Ron Harper's profile

Look what I found

02-26-2013 08:56 AM by Ron Harper

I found this at a local antique mall, complete with several chisels. Had ...

29 02-23-2017 05:11 PM
View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile

Paul Hamler, miniature tool maker, Amazing

02-20-2017 10:22 PM by TheTurtleCarpenter

Talent on the highest of levels. Watch and Enjoy.

1 02-20-2017 10:40 PM
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Rob Cosman's offer to wounded warriors

10-17-2016 08:07 PM by ADN

This is an outstanding offer to wounded, disabled vets: In general Rob Cos...

2 02-20-2017 09:52 PM
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02-09-2017 01:53 PM by kiefer

l think you all will enjoy this site .

7 02-19-2017 02:36 AM
View mhlumberjock's profile

Trying to identify old tool

02-18-2017 09:39 PM by mhlumberjock

I found this in an old woodworker’s shop. It is about 5 inches long. ...

1 02-18-2017 09:48 PM
View nogeel's profile

Grind Angle for Stanley 78

02-18-2017 08:12 PM by nogeel

What is the right grind angle for a rabbet plane (Stanley 78)?

1 02-18-2017 08:16 PM
View DW833's profile

Help in identifying a tool

02-16-2017 03:02 AM by DW833

Bought this tool at a fleamarket today even though I don’t know what it...

5 02-18-2017 04:47 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

Type 2 Sargent frog replacement question

02-03-2017 11:34 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, I just won a mis-marked Sargent 5418 plane with a damaged horseshoe-...

51 02-18-2017 02:11 PM
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Combination Square with All 1/16" Graduations

01-26-2017 01:27 AM by pintodeluxe

I have been shopping for replacement combination squares, and notice that mos...

13 02-17-2017 06:51 PM
View laxbograt's profile

Buying a set of Holdfasts.

02-29-2012 03:11 PM by laxbograt

So I have been building a proper work bench and have decided to put dog holes...

19 02-17-2017 03:06 PM
View DylanC's profile

Eclipse Quick Release Vise...CHEAP!

02-16-2017 02:45 AM by DylanC

I’ve been on the lookout for a good vise for a little while and settled...

2 02-16-2017 04:47 AM
View trevor7428's profile

Flattening work bench top. What I'm a doing wrong

02-09-2017 04:47 AM by trevor7428

Ill try to add as much info as possible. I’m trying to flatten a wor...

37 02-15-2017 10:04 PM
View HokieKen's profile

Grace USA Screwdriver Shaft Group Purchase?

06-21-2016 03:16 PM by HokieKen

Ever since the Screwdriver Swap we recently finished, I’ve had several ...

212 02-15-2017 05:48 PM
View red0ak's profile

Chisel Handle Finish

02-14-2017 03:15 PM by red0ak

Just bought these beauties. After trying them out, decided I hated the stick...

5 02-15-2017 02:01 AM
View ddillon's profile

How square to expect a new Veritas LAJ plane?

02-14-2017 06:54 PM by ddillon

I bought a new Low Angle Jack plane and expect to use hit mostly for my shoot...

4 02-14-2017 09:13 PM

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