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Angled Brace on Craigs List

05-28-2012 01:18 PM by IrreverentJack

Found this on Buffalo's Craigs List. I’ve never seen one before. -...

2 05-28-2012 08:03 PM
View Texchappy's profile

First Planing Practice

05-27-2012 12:32 AM by Texchappy

Finally got my first plane (an Old Street Smoother that was donated to me) se...

4 05-28-2012 01:21 PM
View dgrrdh's profile

My new Hand saws

05-27-2012 09:12 PM by dgrrdh

so i got a few hand saws a little while ago and i was wondering if anyone can...

1 05-28-2012 12:32 PM
View 12strings's profile

making mitre box?

05-25-2012 04:48 PM by 12strings

I’d like to make a mitre box for hand-cutting 90 and 45 degree pieces. ...

3 05-27-2012 09:01 PM
View grego's profile

Shaping end grain with hand tools

05-24-2012 06:28 PM by grego

I’d like to shape a profile around the edge of a solid slab top for a s...

6 05-27-2012 05:17 AM
View pwalter's profile

Plane Identification

05-26-2012 09:41 PM by pwalter

Looking for help identifying these two hand planes. The bench plane is a craf...

7 05-27-2012 03:42 AM
View Dan's profile

Need help to ID a plane with Bedrock frog design

05-26-2012 12:20 PM by Dan

I picked up a box of misc planes and plane parts the other day from a garage ...

6 05-26-2012 07:45 PM
View Texchappy's profile

Need an explanation of Tool Slaving or The Cooperative Workshop

05-25-2012 10:26 PM by Texchappy

Was reading an Arts and Mysteries Blog from Adam Cherubini about chisel sizes...

2 05-26-2012 10:28 AM
View Loren's profile

Do you buy hand tools just because they are good looking?

05-24-2012 03:02 AM by Loren

I reckon it’s a super low-rent substitute for acquiring trophy spouses,...

40 05-25-2012 06:12 PM
View ShipWreck's profile

Micro bevel for chisels?

05-24-2012 11:33 AM by ShipWreck

I have a set of Irwin chisels for chopping, and a set of WoodRiver butt chise...

8 05-24-2012 11:00 PM
View Polock2's profile

Sharpening hand plane blade

05-24-2012 01:20 PM by Polock2

I have an old blade from a wooden jointer hand plane and it looks like it was...

4 05-24-2012 04:53 PM
View bytebullet's profile

Hand (and foot) operated Lathe

03-30-2012 12:14 PM by bytebullet

Whilst on holiday in Morocco last week, my wife and I visted a few places aro...

5 05-24-2012 12:05 PM
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Warning eBay Irwin Tools

05-22-2012 08:42 AM by Jamie Speirs

Well I always thought that eBay sales were as good as advertised. It appea...

11 05-23-2012 02:00 AM
View Texchappy's profile

Options for temporary front porch workbench?

05-22-2012 04:20 PM by Texchappy

Finally got to start work on my first project but ran into an issue – o...

5 05-22-2012 06:30 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

Comparing Polyurethane Glue Brands

03-17-2012 02:52 PM by Lee Barker

First, an apology if there is a better subforum for this post than “Han...

13 05-22-2012 04:03 PM
View GermanZ's profile

Can anyone recommend a book on older inlay techniques?

05-21-2012 08:01 AM by GermanZ

Hi everyone! I am looking for a good book on older inlay techniques. I want ...

2 05-22-2012 01:50 PM
View Sgt374's profile

Moulding plane maker?

05-21-2012 01:51 PM by Sgt374

I recently purchsed 17 Moulding planes and a screw arm plow and was wondering...

5 05-22-2012 11:18 AM
View Polock2's profile

Old Wooden hand plane

05-20-2012 12:34 PM by Polock2

A friend of mine gave me a old wooden plane that has a maker mark on the end ...

9 05-22-2012 03:33 AM
View lysdexic's profile

Bench planes at the ready

05-16-2012 02:30 AM by lysdexic

Some of us have many, many planes and often multiples of the same type. From ...

128 05-22-2012 03:25 AM
View Doss's profile

Stanley #2C plane - Rare/Authentic? Value?

05-17-2012 10:33 PM by Doss

I’ve been on a tear lately finding planes. I think it’s their sha...

15 05-21-2012 05:03 PM

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