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Depth Gauge - L-square Stop Gauge - Set Up Tool

02-27-2017 08:06 AM by Kelly

This tool serves several functions. It can be used as: - an ...

0 02-27-2017 08:06 AM
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Mystery saw

02-27-2017 01:13 AM by weaver80

new to this website, been collecting saws for about 8 years. the saw i am sho...

0 02-27-2017 01:13 AM
View Siv's profile

Picked up a couple of rusty planes

02-21-2017 07:33 PM by Siv

I was dragged around some antique stores by the wife and my eye caught this p...

7 02-27-2017 12:54 AM
View AZWoody's profile

Christmas again...and again.....

02-26-2017 08:37 PM by AZWoody

So a couple boxes that totaled over 100 pounds arrived a couple weeks ago fro...

3 02-26-2017 09:54 PM
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Critical, but I'm hoping not terminal......?

02-16-2017 02:18 AM by nakmuay

I found this handsome old gent on eBay, it’s a James Howarth coffin smo...

6 02-26-2017 09:12 PM
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What's This?

02-25-2017 02:08 PM by JohnPM

I hit a couple of garage sale this morning looking for clamps. (Did not find...

6 02-26-2017 03:28 PM
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What should I do with this square?

02-26-2017 02:53 PM by Marn64

Hey everyone,So I’m finally back from my long absence from this forum, ...

2 02-26-2017 03:13 PM
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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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