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Old Workbench Restoration - What Do I Have Here?

09-05-2012 01:33 PM by RedMac

A very good morning to all of you out there in Lumberjockland. I hope this...

5 09-05-2012 09:06 PM
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Some Old Tools...Anything Interesting Here?

09-04-2012 05:06 PM by knotscott

Hi gang – While cleaning the shop I got to poking around some of the ol...

26 09-05-2012 02:02 PM
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Latest project: Creating a woodworkers' marking knife by regrinding old razor blades

07-25-2012 05:08 PM by totalrewind

Sadly I couldn’t list this as a “project” because it’...

2 09-04-2012 10:44 PM
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Clamps? Bessey, Jorgensen, Jet, nothing?

09-04-2012 09:32 PM by CplSteel

Parallel clamps- I have been thinking of getting some because they look damn ...

6 09-04-2012 10:19 PM
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Restoring/sharpening old Auger Bits

09-02-2012 08:03 AM by 12strings

I would like to buy and restore an old brace and bits for drilling large hole...

9 09-04-2012 03:01 PM
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How do i clean a leather strop

09-03-2012 09:10 PM by chrisstef

Hey gang, as always im looking to have some questions answered. I was ab...

12 09-04-2012 01:44 PM
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Stanley 45 Handplane Restoration

08-31-2012 10:45 PM by Chuck Anstrom

I am rebuilding a Stanley 45 Handplane. I’m using two planes purchase...

6 09-02-2012 03:04 PM
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Trying really hard to make straight cuts

08-18-2012 11:39 AM by Bag_of_daggers

Hi All,I am having trouble making square straight cuts. I am building a chang...

20 09-02-2012 01:15 PM
View Jerry's profile

can anyone tell me what this vintage Stanley No. 750 2" Chisel might be worth?

09-01-2012 05:28 PM by Jerry

I got this old 2” stanley Chisel in a box of things from an auction I a...

5 09-01-2012 10:54 PM
View Kevin's profile

Which Planer to Buy

08-30-2012 11:58 PM by Kevin

Which one of these hand planes would you buy. The first is a craftsman, not ...

9 08-31-2012 06:51 PM
View Chris208's profile

What do I need to make hand-cut dovetails?

08-28-2012 07:42 PM by Chris208

Hi LJs! I want to learn how to cut dovetails by hand, but I’m not su...

32 08-31-2012 01:06 AM
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08-29-2012 02:55 PM by cirvin

Can anyone tell me what a good spokeshave to start out would be? I’m le...

6 08-31-2012 12:02 AM
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Japanese Dozuki or English Dovetail saw?

03-22-2012 01:45 AM by Joekwon80

Which do you prefer and why? I’ve talked to and watched several vide...

16 08-30-2012 10:53 PM
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Stanley Brace 02 010 ?

08-30-2012 08:52 PM by mandatory66

I just purchase a like new Stanley 02 010 hand brace on the bay and I was won...

0 08-30-2012 08:52 PM
View Von's profile

Bit braces, or Braces.....or whatchmacallits

08-30-2012 12:30 PM by Von

My earliest memories of doin something with wood go back to when I was not mu...

2 08-30-2012 06:11 PM
View Brett's profile

Sagging leg vise?

08-28-2012 06:27 PM by Brett

If you have built a leg vise like the one on Chris Schwarz’s Roubo benc...

10 08-30-2012 04:51 PM
View DrPuk2U's profile

Chopping Mortises Mangles Chisel?

08-27-2012 03:12 PM by DrPuk2U

I am working on a big Holtzapffel style workbench made of Southern Yellow Pin...

22 08-29-2012 07:22 PM
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Advice on hand Cut T&G on 2x6's for a batten style door

08-29-2012 02:42 PM by alanzilla

Hello LJ community, I have done many searches and found tons of great advice ...

3 08-29-2012 06:39 PM
View Brett's profile

Benchcrafted roller brackers for leg vise?

08-27-2012 02:47 AM by Brett

I’m putting the stretchers on my Roubo bench and will soon have to make...

2 08-29-2012 04:01 PM
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Stanley Bailey No 5 Restoration

08-24-2012 07:47 PM by Kevin

Just picked this up at a pawn shop for $10 bucks. It appears to be in pretty...

59 08-29-2012 02:53 AM

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