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View RonInOhio's profile

Empire Bevel Gauge Needs a Washer . (resolved)

06-23-2013 10:33 PM by RonInOhio

Nothing burns me more than buying a simple device , with one simple job , and...

6 06-24-2013 06:30 AM
View bandit571's profile

Flattening a board, ala The schwarz

06-23-2013 04:02 PM by bandit571

According to handplane bacis on the Woodqwright’s shop. I happened ...

3 06-23-2013 04:59 PM
View poopiekat's profile

One Hour's Worth of Yard Sale Discoveries Today!!

06-22-2013 08:22 PM by poopiekat

All within a one mile radius of the house today….Skipping over the ranc...

7 06-23-2013 03:35 PM
View DerekV's profile

Hand tool / vintage tool shops in Houston

06-23-2013 08:18 AM by DerekV

Does anyone in the Houston area know of any places like this? I’ve goo...

1 06-23-2013 02:30 PM
View bandit571's profile

Lost soul came home?

06-19-2013 09:19 PM by bandit571

Box came in the mail today, from Paris…. ( wait for it) Ohio. Looke...

3 06-23-2013 12:37 AM
View rfusca's profile

Products for restoring old hand planes

06-22-2013 06:39 PM by rfusca

I’ve been restoring some old hand planes and just wanted to drop this i...

3 06-22-2013 11:17 PM
View davidroberts's profile

Raleigh NC, Old Tools

06-19-2013 04:25 AM by davidroberts

I’ll be visiting and staying in Raleigh for the next few days and was w...

8 06-22-2013 01:23 PM
View DonEBeasley's profile

Back to Basics

06-20-2013 08:49 AM by DonEBeasley

New to the forum and the site. After 20+years away from woodwork, I have deci...

11 06-21-2013 06:23 PM
View mds2's profile

Plane find from a friend

06-19-2013 07:47 PM by mds2

A co-worker of mine is cleaning out his grandfather’s wood shop and cam...

12 06-21-2013 02:09 PM
View Greg In Maryland's profile

Rust Hunting in Western Pennsylvania

06-21-2013 03:33 AM by Greg In Maryland

Hi, I’m heading to Western Pennsylvania over the 4th of July weekend...

1 06-21-2013 10:42 AM
View Culbertson's profile

Help Identifying Grandfather's Old Tools

06-20-2013 08:49 AM by Culbertson

Hello All! Need help in Identifying some old woodworking tools of my grandfat...

17 06-21-2013 10:42 AM
View ScaleShipWright's profile

I found this slab, could I use it for sharpening?

06-20-2013 07:22 PM by ScaleShipWright

Yesterday I spotted near a pile of garbage some pieces of stone of the kind ...

5 06-20-2013 08:05 PM
View jtriggs's profile

Lawn mower blade as tool steel?

06-19-2013 06:28 PM by jtriggs

I’ve heard of using old reciprocating saw blades as a source of thin to...

12 06-20-2013 04:48 AM
View Holbs's profile

in anticipation of leaning towards hand tool'ing one day...

06-20-2013 12:12 AM by Holbs

i bought these for $100, knowing that somedays i will prefer to hand joint &#...

7 06-20-2013 01:24 AM
View bluekingfisher's profile

Is there need for an expensive tail vice

06-19-2013 08:22 AM by bluekingfisher

For those of you interested in traditional bench work this little jig may be ...

12 06-19-2013 11:15 PM
View jdcook72's profile

Using a card scraper... the wrong way?

06-19-2013 08:16 AM by jdcook72

Hello all,I’m relatively new at woodworking and I’m slowly building up my cac...

5 06-19-2013 05:30 PM
View planeBill's profile

stanley 4 1/2

06-19-2013 03:13 PM by planeBill

Are 4 1/2 bodies and side wings usually thicker than even a number 7? I have ...

8 06-19-2013 05:20 PM
View SquintyPolock's profile

I know nothing. Where do I start with Hand Planes?

06-13-2013 02:17 AM by SquintyPolock

Check out my forum topic on finding cheaper wood… http://lumberjocks...

17 06-19-2013 07:23 AM
View GerardW's profile

Case of the Mystery Hand Plane

06-17-2013 10:06 PM by GerardW

Trying to figure out what I’ve got on my hands here. I got this from my...

8 06-19-2013 03:10 AM
View Roswell's profile

What type is this Stanley Plane?

06-17-2013 11:19 PM by Roswell

So, I’m out of town traveling, and one of my favorite things to do is h...

8 06-18-2013 01:04 PM

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