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View lumber_jerk's profile

Name that tool

12-19-2017 01:09 AM by lumber_jerk

egg-beater crank style slotted “business end” cast iron crank &#...

19 12-20-2017 10:55 AM
View ChrisCarr's profile

Wooden Vise Screw cutting?

10-11-2012 01:36 PM by ChrisCarr

After looking at the prices of cast iron vises and sizes i want to build my o...

13 12-20-2017 02:28 AM
View BobBlarney's profile

spade bit formed as a cutter for an ugly router plane.

12-19-2017 06:05 PM by BobBlarney

Hello, here’s a 3-hr-made ugly router plane. The picture explains most...

4 12-19-2017 08:58 PM
View Brett's profile

Wood for carpenters mallet head?

11-04-2011 09:36 PM by Brett

What types of wood are suitable for making the head a carpenter’s malle...

31 12-19-2017 06:17 AM
View Larry Wilson's profile

Workbench Top question

11-16-2017 06:08 PM by Larry Wilson

I want to build a split top Roubo bench. I plan on using Douglas Fir. My ques...

12 12-18-2017 06:30 PM
View squareedgefurniture's profile

Looking for Tablesaw Tom.

10-31-2013 04:46 PM by squareedgefurniture

Hey guys. First time posting here. As stated in the title Im trying to reach ...

8 12-18-2017 05:45 PM
View amateur77's profile

Which ~6000grit waterstone?

12-08-2017 12:41 AM by amateur77

I currently got a 400/1000 diamond stone, does a nice job, however now need s...

17 12-16-2017 02:18 AM
View FreeRangeWoodworker's profile

What can you tell me about the Union No. 227 plane?

12-14-2017 04:41 AM by FreeRangeWoodworker

Picked one up for $3 and am in the process of restoring it.

1 12-14-2017 12:38 PM
View ozdude's profile

Vintage brass and timber spirit level

12-11-2017 02:45 AM by ozdude

Hi all. Just bought this sweet old spirit level on ebay. Seller didn’...

6 12-14-2017 02:47 AM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Plow Plan Application Question

12-13-2017 08:46 PM by Grasshopper000

At the risk of sounding really dumb, I have to ask for some help. I’ve ...

4 12-13-2017 09:10 PM
View AESamuel's profile

What to soak plane in to remove paint.

12-02-2017 06:01 PM by AESamuel

Hi, I recently picked up a W110 block plane and I’d like to strip al...

11 12-13-2017 07:26 PM
View Jhwill's profile

What's the next step ?

12-13-2017 12:37 AM by Jhwill

I have been looking for a Sargent 718 and found two, one for a user and o...

3 12-13-2017 04:33 PM
View TheodorV's profile

Stanley 50 Combination Plane question

12-11-2017 09:43 PM by TheodorV

Hello, Is the cutter bolt wing nut for the Stanley 50 Combination Plane a ...

3 12-12-2017 05:57 PM
View knotscott's profile

Hand Planes - What Are They Worth

12-02-2017 07:06 PM by knotscott

Hey there gurus. I just made an “unauthorized” purchase of a sub...

14 12-12-2017 03:37 AM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 02:33 PM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2723 12-12-2017 12:55 AM
View Holbs's profile

Which to convert to my first scrub plane...

12-09-2017 05:24 PM by Holbs

I have at my disposal some trial & error expendable metal & wooden ha...

18 12-11-2017 01:19 PM
View nakmuay's profile

Weird looking stanley 78

12-04-2017 12:14 PM by nakmuay

I was wondering if anybody had seen a Stanley 78 that loo...

8 12-08-2017 10:13 PM
View olcoach's profile

Disston D8 saw with slight bend

12-08-2017 01:32 AM by olcoach

Can the “slight” bend in a handsaw be fixed?

2 12-08-2017 05:04 PM
View amateur77's profile

Which Honing Paste do YOU Use?

12-06-2017 04:30 PM by amateur77

My setup currently is a 400 & 1000 Grit diamond stones , after that I giv...

6 12-07-2017 01:35 PM
View LDO2802's profile

Nickel electroplating

11-28-2017 04:04 AM by LDO2802

So I have decided to do electroplating on some of my restoration projects. Ot...

11 12-07-2017 12:20 AM

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