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Question about vintage hammer

02-09-2014 09:36 PM by Lee Barker

I came across an old claw hammer last week. I don’t know the nomenclat...

5 02-10-2014 01:50 AM
View AMMOSHORT's profile

Bought My first hand planes today!!!!

02-09-2014 04:40 AM by AMMOSHORT

So I bought a Bailey #5 and a yet to be determined plane. 48 bucks for the bo...

10 02-09-2014 03:07 PM
View BentheViking's profile

I need a handsaw

01-13-2014 02:41 PM by BentheViking

I’m always going out to the shop and wanting to do a quick cut of somet...

43 02-09-2014 02:16 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Shooting board for long grain

02-07-2014 06:54 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m working on my handplane skills. Faces of boards coming along nicely...

6 02-08-2014 07:13 PM
View Lentze's profile

What Air Compressor for Jet Hydraulic Jack

02-07-2014 01:47 AM by Lentze

Hello,I have the JET 20 ton hydraulic jack that I am using in a shop press to...

9 02-07-2014 10:46 PM
View paxorion's profile

Bessey K Body Revo On sale at the Big Blue Store

02-07-2014 08:48 PM by paxorion

I was at Lowes today and noticed a yellow sticker on the Bessey K Body parall...

2 02-07-2014 08:52 PM
View jgerman's profile

Opinions on The Hand Tool School... other methods?

08-02-2012 01:02 PM by jgerman

I’m getting started in wood working. I plan to go pure hand tools at fi...

15 02-07-2014 08:44 PM
View crazicarl's profile

Crosscutting panel help!

02-07-2014 01:47 AM by crazicarl

Alright, LJ Community, I have learned so much from you guys and now I must as...

6 02-07-2014 08:19 PM
View jtm's profile

Is this a decent handplane?

02-07-2014 08:28 AM by jtm

Found this in my Grandfather’s old box of tools. Is this a decent st...

18 02-07-2014 07:49 PM
View Howie's profile

digital 3 in 1 marking mortise gauge by Rockler

08-26-2012 03:28 PM by Howie

Has anyone used this? If you have, is it worth it?

7 02-06-2014 04:30 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Limitation of Stanley #4.

02-05-2014 04:50 PM by JohnChung

I have finally hit the limit with #4. I can’t seem to plane hard wood w...

12 02-06-2014 12:09 PM
View siavosh's profile

Help with Japanese plane comparison

02-05-2014 11:46 PM by siavosh

Hi folks, I’m wondering if anyone has any information to help me com...

3 02-06-2014 04:19 AM
View C_PLUS_Woodworker's profile

Most under-used but GREAT tool in my shop

02-05-2014 07:18 PM by C_PLUS_Woodworker

This is (whatever-it-is) the most under-used tool in my shop. In fact, I c...

9 02-06-2014 03:03 AM
View ArtRafael's profile

Miniature Table Vise

02-03-2014 07:10 PM by ArtRafael

Recently completed miniature table vise build project. Ralph ...

11 02-05-2014 10:12 PM
View ernie's profile

HELP plier something

02-03-2014 08:20 PM by ernie

Hello Lumberjocks, I am needing some help to I D this too...

19 02-05-2014 09:11 PM
View mahdee's profile

Wood planes

02-05-2014 06:31 PM by mahdee

Got these two hand planes 22 years ago from guy in Alaska but never h...

4 02-05-2014 08:04 PM
View felty88's profile

Vintage Plane Brands

02-05-2014 02:34 AM by felty88

I am getting more into using hand planes and I cant really afford to buy new ...

13 02-05-2014 07:36 PM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

Cheap clamp source

02-03-2014 08:12 AM by daddywoofdawg

I have few clamps and would like many more as all of us do,but as you know th...

18 02-05-2014 01:43 AM
View missesalot's profile

Which Block Plane

01-21-2014 06:26 PM by missesalot

Hi,I’ve posted a few times about starting to set up my woodshop, specif...

16 02-04-2014 11:22 PM
View firstbase's profile

Jorgensen 41012 Vise Question

02-03-2014 12:19 PM by firstbase

I managed to throw away the installation sheet on 2 Jorgensen 41012 10”...

1 02-04-2014 05:11 PM

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