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View steve6678's profile

Pencils...I do a lot of layout; furniture building. What Pencil brand do u use?

11-22-2012 02:07 AM by steve6678

Ha…I buy the Mechanicals from the dollar store but they break off too e...

79 12-22-2012 02:20 PM
View frosty50's profile

History on a Bedrock 608 Jointer Plane

12-21-2012 09:20 PM by frosty50

I purchase several years ago a Bedrock 608 jointer plane. I now that Stanley ...

2 12-22-2012 01:33 AM
View Tedstor's profile

A few recent acquisitions

12-21-2012 06:35 PM by Tedstor

Just for the sake of conversation, I thought I might share a few recent purch...

1 12-22-2012 12:23 AM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Sargent Plane Identity Tips

03-16-2011 03:01 AM by HorizontalMike

One of the planes I have from my GG-father is a Sargent, so I have been recen...

8 12-22-2012 12:06 AM
View groy87's profile

Wood recommendations for dai (kanna) body.

12-21-2012 04:46 PM by groy87

I recently acquired a Japanese plane blade from eBay and I was wondering if a...

2 12-21-2012 10:01 PM
View Jon1094's profile

Something amazing just happened

12-21-2012 06:49 PM by Jon1094

I had some time between projects drying. After tuning up a couple planes I i...

1 12-21-2012 07:02 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Using a pencil.

12-21-2012 04:23 AM by JohnChung

We all use a pencil for marking lines :) There is a new use for a pencil. To ...

1 12-21-2012 08:37 AM
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12-19-2012 12:18 AM by mvflaim

Hi, my name is Mike and I’m an antique molding plane addict.

20 12-20-2012 09:47 PM
View Loren's profile

how do I bend a file shank?

12-20-2012 01:50 AM by Loren

Fussing around today I discovered I need a small file with a bent or cranked ...

6 12-20-2012 08:20 AM
View Sandra's profile

VERY interesting ad on Kijiji - any thoughts?

12-19-2012 02:34 PM by Sandra

This ad caught my attention this morning. Looks like it may be quality stuff...

14 12-19-2012 10:23 PM
View b2rtch's profile

Any reason why I shlould not use magnets to hold my chisels?

12-04-2012 08:49 PM by b2rtch

I am looking for ideas to build a chisel rack.Now I am thinking about using m...

27 12-19-2012 11:42 AM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

Woodpecker's Straddle Squares; worth it or not

11-30-2012 04:23 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

Are they worth it or not?

25 12-19-2012 11:33 AM
View Brett's profile

Folding rulers?

08-17-2011 06:08 PM by Brett

Has anyone used a folding ruler for woodworking? There are two kinds of fold...

36 12-19-2012 11:20 AM
View Fritz's profile


12-16-2012 05:18 PM by Fritz

Hello if you have a festool domino how do you like it? Thanks Fritz

7 12-19-2012 03:33 AM
View pdbernardo's profile

Saw ID

12-19-2012 01:38 AM by pdbernardo

Ok. I admit it. I’m a newb. I’ve been reading up on hand tools...

2 12-19-2012 01:51 AM
View willie's profile

Chrome plated #110?

12-18-2012 10:41 PM by willie

I got a call the other day from a friend to tell me a...

0 12-18-2012 10:41 PM
View GUR's profile

Welcome to Paradise

12-17-2012 09:14 PM by GUR

I think all we ever wanted to have the power to transport us to another place...

0 12-17-2012 09:14 PM
View MNWOODWORKER's profile

Wagon vise hardware

11-22-2012 01:28 AM by MNWOODWORKER

I was wondering what wagon vise hardware you used and the results, not intere...

18 12-17-2012 09:11 AM
View Auggie626's profile

Help identifying a plane

12-16-2012 08:29 PM by Auggie626

Greetings all, I am not a woodworker myself, but my late father was, and l...

7 12-17-2012 03:49 AM
View Don Broussard's profile

Need Help Identifying Hand Saw -- UPDATED

11-26-2012 08:05 PM by Don Broussard

This saw was given to me for helping build an outdoor deck. I find it unusua...

10 12-16-2012 01:52 AM

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