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what hand crank drill to get? Help!

11-04-2014 02:41 AM by drewpy

All, I am wanting to make a simple plant stand and use nothing but hand tools...

3 11-05-2014 01:23 AM
View LucasWoods's profile

Bar clamps

10-21-2014 12:13 AM by LucasWoods

So I am looking into bar clamps and I need everyone’s opinion on best b...

47 11-04-2014 08:31 PM
View gandis's profile

Another Chisel Thread

11-03-2014 03:10 PM by gandis

Hello all, have been searching this and other forums for the past few days, b...

9 11-04-2014 01:19 PM
View GeneralDisorder's profile

Stanley parts identification

11-04-2014 04:07 AM by GeneralDisorder

Found this pair of Stanley labeled parts in a box of junk. Anybody know what ...

2 11-04-2014 01:05 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

My first large tool purchase (I don't want to mess it up)

11-03-2014 09:46 PM by LucasWoods

So I have been swatching for some bar clamps and finally got the money to get...

13 11-04-2014 03:19 AM
View 12strings's profile

The Dado Plane Works!!!

11-01-2014 06:46 PM by 12strings

Just wanted to share a few pics of my first attempt at making a dado with my ...

6 11-03-2014 05:32 PM
View jasonpaul's profile

Hand plane question

10-31-2014 02:39 PM by jasonpaul

I am looking into getting a new hand plane and I am obviously stuck between a...

10 11-03-2014 04:33 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Look what UPS brought Toys from Lee Valley!

10-31-2014 01:20 AM by Troy Cleckler

Probably getting in too deep too fast. Never hand cut dovetails before and ne...

12 11-02-2014 06:03 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Good weekend for planes

10-28-2014 04:18 PM by MikeUT

My wife and I went to an estate sale this weekend and I think I got a pretty ...

6 11-02-2014 02:10 AM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

handsaw sharpening

10-30-2014 03:54 PM by daddywoofdawg

I have like 4-5 handsaws two are box store but brand name,one is a old thinki...

7 11-01-2014 09:41 AM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Cobalt block plane

10-31-2014 04:31 PM by Troy Cleckler

Went by Lowes and was looking at the kobold block plane and of the four that ...

1 11-01-2014 05:58 AM
View Woodknack's profile

What axes for woodworking

10-27-2014 04:08 AM by Woodknack

I want to buy an axe for rough hewing small logs, just removing the bark, sap...

25 11-01-2014 02:47 AM
View jasonpaul's profile

Can I get away with just a smoothing plane?

10-30-2014 04:17 PM by jasonpaul

Hello I am looking to do a live edge slab coffee table and was wondering i...

10 10-31-2014 02:46 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Paul Sellers on Bevel Up Planes and Sharpening

10-30-2014 12:35 PM by CharlesA

Thought it was pretty interesting.

0 10-30-2014 12:35 PM
View WoodenGhost's profile

Bailey No. 4 Brass nut

10-23-2014 12:02 AM by WoodenGhost

Hey Guys, I am really new to woodworking and just started my collection. ...

13 10-29-2014 02:44 PM
View NoLongerHere's profile

I found John Walcot!

10-27-2014 01:25 PM by NoLongerHere

I got a message today …. had to share! I wrote a blog called: John W...

5 10-28-2014 11:31 PM
View Chris Wright's profile

Veritas shooting plane

10-12-2014 09:59 PM by Chris Wright

Does anyone own or has anyone used Veritas’ new Shooting Plane (http://...

8 10-28-2014 02:57 PM
View Clarkie's profile

Just wondering.

10-27-2014 12:01 AM by Clarkie

Just wondering if anyone else has gone through the thought process of where t...

15 10-28-2014 11:49 AM
View lundi's profile

Wooden auger handle

10-27-2014 03:04 PM by lundi

I need some info on which handle is the best for an auger, the T-bar type? Wh...

2 10-28-2014 07:42 AM
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10-20-2014 09:20 PM by JUC

Just received my new swan-neck chisel and It really needs sharpening. I have...

4 10-27-2014 09:09 PM

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