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Mallet for my new sweatheart chisels

02-04-2015 02:35 AM by Chris

I am starting to collect the 750 sweetheart chisels. I figure at $35-$40 eac...

17 02-09-2015 11:20 AM
View AESamuel's profile

No.5 plane as a jointer?

02-05-2015 05:32 PM by AESamuel

Hi, A local 2nd hand tool store has some stanley No. 5s in fairly decent c...

12 02-08-2015 11:34 PM
View diito's profile

Most useful combination square or double square size?

02-03-2015 08:04 AM by diito

In my user collection of squares I have a new 12” Starrett combination...

14 02-08-2015 05:21 PM
View Nate L.'s profile

Fully restored plane?

02-06-2015 01:02 AM by Nate L.

Just bought this off Ebay…http://www.ebay.com/itm/Keen-Kutter-Number-4-...

15 02-06-2015 08:38 PM
View mandatory66's profile

Saw choice for Stanley 150 miter box

12-21-2012 01:19 AM by mandatory66

I just picked up a very nice Stanley 150 miter box and am having difficulty w...

1 02-06-2015 06:38 PM
View EggMan's profile

1974 Sjoberg bench

02-06-2015 02:26 AM by EggMan

I see this bench for sale not far from my house,Not too much more than the pr...

7 02-06-2015 11:54 AM
View MissouriOutdoors88's profile

Plane ID Help

01-26-2015 12:09 AM by MissouriOutdoors88

I picked this Stanley No. 4 up from the antique mall for 20 bucks. I̵...

16 02-06-2015 04:44 AM
View Fender's profile

Plunge Routing Small Pieces of Wood

02-04-2015 03:41 PM by Fender

Hi guys, I am new to woodworking and recently bought a plunge router. My que...

11 02-04-2015 11:52 PM
View fumehappy's profile

Saw Filing help needed

02-03-2015 06:40 PM by fumehappy

Hello,Hoping someone can help me with this…I filed and set a Disston D-...

3 02-03-2015 07:52 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Metal winding sticks

02-01-2015 04:33 PM by LucasWoods

Been searching and all I could find were 18” aluminum a from LV? I need...

7 02-02-2015 11:15 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Another question about Chisels...

02-02-2015 08:18 PM by MikeUT

I have been meaning to pick up a new set of chisels for a while now but I kee...

4 02-02-2015 10:28 PM
View Josh Williams's profile

Lawrenceburg Saw Co. #4 Backsaw

02-02-2015 02:59 PM by Josh Williams

I am new to buying vintage saws and I’m hooked. I have found a Lawrenc...

3 02-02-2015 03:22 PM
View tap43's profile

How to identify my 1897 plane.

02-02-2015 02:58 PM by tap43

I am not a current woodworker (age 71), but have made simple projects for wif...

1 02-02-2015 03:08 PM
View Keith Kelly's profile

Help IDing Old Plane

01-30-2015 04:32 PM by Keith Kelly

I bought 4 hand planes from a garage sale, at $1 to $2 each. None were in gr...

19 02-02-2015 11:33 AM
View Pendragon1998's profile

Lee Valley Veritas Router Plane Blade - Made in Taiwan?!

01-22-2015 06:26 PM by Pendragon1998

I just took a look at my latest order for Lee Valley. I got a Veritas router...

27 02-02-2015 04:06 AM
View mbbuckley's profile

Viable Hand Saws for Ripping Logs?

01-30-2015 02:44 PM by mbbuckley

So there’s not much out there on the internet, and even less in the one...

11 02-02-2015 03:07 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

How many of the same-kind planes do you own? Do you use them all?

02-01-2015 05:20 AM by ColonelTravis

For example, I’ve got 4 #5s – use two and got the other two for p...

9 02-01-2015 10:18 PM
View handsawgeek's profile

Ramped Shooting board: Is it necessary?

01-20-2015 08:41 PM by handsawgeek

Hi, All,I’m planning on building a shooting board in the next couple of...

10 02-01-2015 01:40 AM
View LucasWoods's profile

Off topic post. Military or former please read

01-30-2015 01:23 AM by LucasWoods

I am in the Air Force. I know the military will move your household goods up ...

6 01-30-2015 11:13 PM
View mramseyISU's profile

Converting a junk No 4 into a scrub plane?

01-30-2015 03:23 PM by mramseyISU

Ok here’s an idea that’s a bit out there. I’d like to get a...

9 01-30-2015 10:47 PM

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