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Which or are any of these Disston saws worth cleaning up?

06-14-2012 07:22 AM by dmr400

Hello all, first poster here. Been lurking for too long :) I’m slow...

4 06-15-2012 08:01 PM
View ShipWreck's profile

Miniaturized "Roubo" Book Stand

05-24-2012 01:07 AM by ShipWreck

I have been playing around with a few versions of these over the last 10 days...

3 06-15-2012 06:13 PM
View chpap's profile

Bench plane question

06-14-2012 07:21 AM by chpap

Hello, i am a new member here, yesterday i found on a toolstore a rare Peugot...

10 06-15-2012 07:28 AM
View bandit571's profile

Four planes...

06-07-2012 06:24 AM by bandit571

Showed up at my doorstep, wanting a new home.. Lets see, a Fulton 14”...

14 06-15-2012 04:01 AM
View Texchappy's profile

What the bedding angle on the Hock Block Plane kit?

06-14-2012 06:41 PM by Texchappy

Pretty much what I asked above. What is it set to out of the box?

5 06-14-2012 09:28 PM
View Brett's profile

Handsaw: 26" too long for woodworking?

06-14-2012 03:01 PM by Brett

I’ve read some comments recently that 26”, a fairly common length...

4 06-14-2012 04:57 PM
View woodworker59's profile

Eastern or Western

06-12-2012 03:14 AM by woodworker59

Had so much fun with my last question about dovetails, thought I would throw ...

13 06-14-2012 03:53 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Collecting Can Be Hazardous to Your Money

06-12-2012 03:00 PM by BubbaIBA

eBay had several Stanley #5s coming up to final time yesterday. Most of them...

7 06-14-2012 03:18 AM
View woodworker59's profile

Unknown hunk of Iron

06-12-2012 01:30 PM by woodworker59

I have a plane here that I know nothing about. Hoping some of you plane exper...

5 06-14-2012 03:02 AM
View planeBill's profile

Hand brace

05-30-2012 07:44 PM by planeBill

How usefull are they? How often do they get used in your shop and for what? I...

21 06-13-2012 10:44 PM
View Alexandre's profile

Ehh... Stainless steel chisel?

06-12-2012 10:53 PM by Alexandre

Hey guys- Was just wondering if a Stainless steel chisel was possible…P...

13 06-13-2012 10:26 PM
View Texchappy's profile

Best Bang For the Buck English Style Rip Saw?

06-08-2012 06:08 PM by Texchappy

Right now I have two saws to my name – a 210mm ryoba and a 12 inch comb...

20 06-13-2012 07:36 PM
View Loren's profile

Best funky tool bargains from Lee Valley?

06-11-2012 05:08 PM by Loren

Lee Valley for years has been a source of interesting tools. My thought is ...

13 06-13-2012 04:28 AM
View Brett's profile

Nice Type 11 No. 7 Stanley Bailey jointer plane at

06-12-2012 06:49 PM by Brett

There’s a good-looking Type 11 jointer plane available at what seems li...

4 06-12-2012 08:38 PM
View Brett's profile

Gramercy Tools holdfasts: too small?

06-12-2012 06:53 PM by Brett

Has anyone used the Gramercy Tools holdfasts? With a reach of only 6.5”...

5 06-12-2012 08:13 PM
View Brett's profile

Roubo bench from SYP with drawbored joints?

06-11-2012 10:43 PM by Brett

Has anyone here (successfully) made a Roubo bench from southern yellow pine w...

5 06-12-2012 03:25 PM
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Making a pair of skew chisels

05-29-2012 06:19 PM by siouxdawgs0409

I am debating on making a pair of skew chisels from some Stanley 1/4 inch tha...

4 06-12-2012 01:37 PM
View Polock2's profile

Scraper on end grain cutting board

06-11-2012 11:15 PM by Polock2

Does anyone have any experience using a scraper plane on end grain cutting bo...

3 06-12-2012 11:02 AM
View Loren's profile

Favorite pocket or shop knife

06-06-2012 06:36 PM by Loren

For years I had a little Frosts Mora fixed-blade knife that was my favoritekn...

14 06-11-2012 08:01 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Six Baileys

06-05-2012 03:36 AM by BubbaIBA

Over the last couple of months I’ve been putting together a full workin...

23 06-11-2012 03:16 PM

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