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View bandit571's profile

Just playing around with some Beech

10-01-2012 01:14 AM by bandit571

I had a couple handplanes that needed a new tote or two made. Had ONE cut ou...

4 10-01-2012 11:15 PM
View grfrazee's profile

Tool Gloat - Wards Master (i.e., Stanley) No. 45

09-24-2012 11:17 PM by grfrazee

I was able to score this Wards Master No. 45 on the bay recently for $80. Th...

5 10-01-2012 08:51 PM
View nwbusa's profile

Let's see those clamp collections

09-30-2012 02:05 AM by nwbusa

As the old woodworking adage goes, you can never have too many clamps. I thi...

10 10-01-2012 07:29 PM
View Kreegan's profile

Weird saw tooth pattern

09-29-2012 09:13 AM by Kreegan

I acquired this ~20” EC Atkins hand saw recently on eBay. I was loo...

12 10-01-2012 02:35 PM
View 12strings's profile

very short backsaw?

09-29-2012 01:01 PM by 12strings

What is the intended use of a short fat back-saw that is only about 8 inches ...

8 10-01-2012 12:30 PM
View OnlyJustME's profile

Stanley 220 block plane

10-01-2012 01:37 AM by OnlyJustME

After getting so much inspiration on the Show Your Restoration thread, i deci...

2 10-01-2012 02:23 AM
View CueballRosendaul's profile

What is this thing? A Mystery Measuring Gauge

09-27-2012 12:44 AM by CueballRosendaul

I don’t remember where I picked up this little thing, but it’s be...

32 09-30-2012 03:48 PM
View Madawaska's profile

Geo H Bishop saw

09-29-2012 09:19 PM by Madawaska

Anyone have information on a Geo H Bishop & Co No 90 hand saw? Also inclu...

1 09-29-2012 09:36 PM
View shelly_b's profile

hand planer/edger

09-14-2012 05:14 PM by shelly_b

Okay, so i was watching tommy mac and when he went on his rough cut road tri...

12 09-29-2012 04:50 AM
View bandit571's profile

Tale of two planes

09-26-2012 08:22 PM by bandit571

that came in the mail this morning. Won both on ebay, but that is another...

5 09-28-2012 05:31 PM
View corpmule's profile

Chisel Size, Ray Iles Mortise

09-27-2012 01:28 PM by corpmule

I’m new to woodworking and, my inexperience leads me to ask some possib...

5 09-28-2012 12:50 AM
View Alexandre's profile

Vertias Chisels.... AGAIN!

09-07-2012 11:08 PM by Alexandre

Well, I may be a bit outdated… But while surfing the lee valley website...

21 09-27-2012 08:30 PM
View grego's profile

Slots for kerf hinges

09-25-2012 08:32 PM by grego

Can slots for slot/kerf hinges like this…

3 09-27-2012 08:00 PM
View MikeInNOVA's profile

Anyone know what these are?

09-26-2012 12:18 AM by MikeInNOVA

My mother-in-law let me go through her father and grandfather’s...

2 09-26-2012 01:57 AM
View IsaacH's profile

Metal stock for homemade turning tools...

09-25-2012 08:15 PM by IsaacH

Does anybody have an inexpensive place to get round and square bar stock. I w...

4 09-25-2012 11:23 PM
View Carpintero's profile

what did I get?

09-23-2012 05:37 AM by Carpintero

Picked up this brace and plane for 4 and 20 dollars. Did I do good? What did ...

5 09-25-2012 03:09 PM
View DannyThunder's profile

tuning sides of a plane

09-21-2012 05:02 PM by DannyThunder

I usually find the answers I need just by lurking here, but I haven’t f...

13 09-25-2012 12:20 AM
View Derek Cohen's profile

Planing the female sliding dovetail

09-20-2012 06:19 AM by Derek Cohen

I finally got it together to build a plane to cut the female side of a slidin...

7 09-24-2012 08:16 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Hand Planes...a Design Limitation?

09-23-2012 08:24 PM by poopiekat

Something is inherently wrong with the design of the typical handplane! It j...

23 09-24-2012 03:49 PM
View chrisstef's profile

$17 score - Chisel, Gouge, and Awl.

09-23-2012 06:18 PM by chrisstef

Well i snuck out this mornin to a local flea market on the hunt for a #71 rou...

14 09-24-2012 01:09 PM

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