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Tool gloat: Stanley 2358A miter box

03-20-2012 08:55 PM by BerBer5985

I just picked this up today from craigslist. I’ve been looking for a wh...

1 03-21-2012 05:32 PM
View iwoodu's profile

Refinishing a Bit Brace

03-21-2012 12:52 PM by iwoodu

Good Morning all!How did the makers of bit braces install the wood handle on ...

3 03-21-2012 05:20 PM
View moshel's profile

Marcou planes new site!

03-21-2012 06:54 AM by moshel

just heads up for anyone who loves to see poetry made into planes…. On...

1 03-21-2012 11:13 AM
View Caydel's profile

Old Record No 6 plane rough value?

03-20-2012 03:20 PM by Caydel

I have a chance to get my hands on an old Record No. 6 plane made in England....

6 03-20-2012 07:12 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

A2 vs. O1

03-19-2012 05:03 PM by BubbaIBA

If given a choice I will pick O1 steel for my blades. Last night was an exam...

7 03-20-2012 04:57 AM
View Truck11's profile

Bevel up on a #4 Stanley?

03-13-2012 05:07 PM by Truck11

I needed a decent smoothing plane, but couldn’t afford the ECE Primus #...

8 03-19-2012 10:45 PM
View jrc127's profile

Help Identify Wooden Bench Plane

03-14-2012 09:31 PM by jrc127

I can’t seem to run this down on the ‘net. See the picture. ...

8 03-19-2012 07:30 PM
View SuburbanDon's profile

Tenons or Dowels ?

03-17-2012 12:45 AM by SuburbanDon

I’m making a table from maple and have 3/4×3/4 stretchers between ...

9 03-19-2012 04:39 AM
View gavinzagreb's profile

jointer planes

03-18-2012 07:37 PM by gavinzagreb

Picked up a nice wooden jointer plane at the flea market this weekend. From w...

2 03-18-2012 10:31 PM
View bandit571's profile

Buck Brothers plane??

03-18-2012 05:30 PM by bandit571

While shopping for plane irons at Home Despot, I was looking at the Buck Brot...

14 03-18-2012 10:28 PM
View Zach 's profile

high carbon steel chisels; sheffield steel?

03-16-2012 04:04 AM by Zach

Okay I’m a total beiginner to wood working and I’m trying to: ...

8 03-18-2012 03:52 PM
View Towtruck's profile

Groz Planes

03-17-2012 03:22 PM by Towtruck

Does anyone have an opinion on Groz hand and block planes? Been thinking I...

6 03-17-2012 10:33 PM
View Willeh's profile

Help me choose a new saw

03-15-2012 02:15 AM by Willeh

Right… I’ve got $200 set aside to buy a new Saw(s). I’m pri...

8 03-17-2012 07:42 AM
View jrc127's profile

Hand Saw for Resawing

03-16-2012 11:49 PM by jrc127

I’m a beginner guitar maker and try to use as few power tools as poss...

4 03-17-2012 02:50 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Oil Stones

03-12-2012 04:18 PM by BubbaIBA

I didn’t want to hijack another thread, one asking questions about the ...

7 03-16-2012 03:23 AM
View grego's profile

Honing advice request

03-14-2012 06:45 PM by grego

Could I ask for a bit of guidance? I’ve been re-honing blades using ...

11 03-15-2012 08:09 PM
View thebenchdogs's profile

Marking Gauges

03-13-2012 02:11 PM by thebenchdogs

Anyone have any feedback on the Lee Valley Wheel Marking Gauge? I currently ...

21 03-15-2012 08:01 PM
View bandit571's profile

Re-habbing a D8 Etch question

03-14-2012 06:35 PM by bandit571

I picked up a $2 D8 thumbhole handled saw the other day. Rusty, no big dea...

3 03-15-2012 06:45 PM
View IrreverentJack's profile

Do You Know What This Item Is?

03-15-2012 01:19 PM by IrreverentJack

Interesting post on Craigs List. Any body know what this is? -Jack

3 03-15-2012 02:14 PM
View Zegoriah's profile

Not even a beginner but interested, what can I do without a workbench?

03-14-2012 07:05 PM by Zegoriah

I want to give woodworking a try without spending a bunch on something that I...

27 03-15-2012 02:37 AM

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