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View YusukeKomiya's profile

Forced Patina on tools

08-07-2016 10:56 PM by YusukeKomiya

I was wondering if anyone has ever forced a patina on hand tools. I know that...

11 08-15-2016 01:33 PM
View GeneralDisorder's profile

Hand brace bit storage

10-17-2014 06:19 AM by GeneralDisorder

After a couple failed attempts to create a bit storage rack for the wall hung...

8 08-15-2016 02:41 AM
View fumehappy's profile

Help with oddball plane ID

06-16-2013 12:33 AM by fumehappy

picked this sucker up today at a yardsale. I can’t see any identifyng ...

13 08-14-2016 06:33 PM
View ModernRusticWorkshop's profile

Help Identifying Vintage Hammer

08-12-2016 10:59 PM by ModernRusticWorkshop

Hey Guys, I recently bought an old hammer from an estate sale, and need some...

1 08-14-2016 12:23 AM
View jspill's profile

Which miter box should I get?

07-14-2012 12:35 PM by jspill

I’m thinking of buying a miter box. I am reluctant to buy one from ebay...

10 08-13-2016 06:25 AM
View JADobson's profile

Bevel Up vs Bevel Down Jack Plane

08-12-2016 03:52 PM by JADobson

Hi all,My wife wants to get me a new plane for my birthday and I could use a ...

8 08-13-2016 02:26 AM
View Marn64's profile

need help with a complex screwdriver restoration

08-05-2016 09:39 PM by Marn64

So recently I found this really old screwdriver and I was wondering how you a...

4 08-13-2016 02:00 AM
View mike02130's profile

Garbage Stanley no4 prep for scrub

08-08-2016 07:34 PM by mike02130

I’ve been in the market for a scrub plane. I don’t care for the ...

15 08-12-2016 12:27 PM
View ki7hy's profile

Wood for bow saw?

08-11-2016 08:06 PM by ki7hy

I know beech is good, hickory, normal tool wood. What about mesquite? It&#...

11 08-12-2016 12:05 AM
View ki7hy's profile

Veritas® Skew Block Plane

08-04-2016 05:55 PM by ki7hy

Hey guys/gals, I’m thinking of picking up one of these, not the pair...

9 08-11-2016 03:04 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Flattening Shapton Stones

08-10-2016 11:51 PM by newwoodbutcher

I have been using the Shapton Woodworker set of stones (1000, 4000, 8000 grit...

2 08-11-2016 05:10 AM
View Airframer's profile

Vises of Your Dreams

11-24-2013 02:59 AM by Airframer

Why not.. there is an “of your dreams” thread for everything else...

307 08-09-2016 05:53 PM
View UpstateNYdude's profile (online now)

Where can I get good Japanese Saws?

08-02-2016 04:51 PM by UpstateNYdude

I’m just looking for recommendations for where to buy good quality Japa...

12 08-09-2016 01:32 PM
View b2rtch's profile

How to make a coffin smoother plane?

08-04-2016 10:05 AM by b2rtch

My son in law in a garage sale bought me some used wood working tool.One of t...

14 08-08-2016 04:43 PM
View Civilsurf's profile

LN No.4 Smoothing Plan vs LN 62 LAP

08-02-2016 10:16 PM by Civilsurf

I am a beginner woodworker and have the budget for both No. 4 and No.62. Is i...

16 08-08-2016 03:28 PM
View Charlie383's profile

A question of sole

07-06-2016 05:47 PM by Charlie383

I am new to the site and looking for some information. I have a Stanly #27 tr...

7 08-07-2016 03:46 AM
View Combo Prof's profile

What more handtools do I need to complete my shop.

08-03-2016 02:59 AM by Combo Prof

My plan was to collect hand tools now while I have income, that I would use a...

31 08-07-2016 02:02 AM
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07-19-2016 10:42 PM by loiblb

I have some wood that I think may lend itself to being worked by a froe. Nev...

13 08-06-2016 08:41 PM
View jwmalone's profile


07-13-2016 12:48 AM by jwmalone

Okay I’m down to the Pythagorean theorem to square any damn thing. I kn...

63 08-05-2016 05:12 PM
View Axle505's profile

May I post a photo of my finished metal plane in Projects

07-18-2016 01:41 AM by Axle505

Just thought I’d ask. Thanks.

6 08-05-2016 07:10 AM

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