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View Brett's profile

Estate sale guilt?

08-24-2012 04:00 PM by Brett

I’ve picked up a few hand tools at very good prices at estate sales in ...

21 09-12-2012 07:55 PM
View chuckcom's profile

Edge Tool?

09-12-2012 09:15 AM by chuckcom

I am trying to find out what these edge blades are.I have been to...

2 09-12-2012 11:18 AM
View Chris208's profile

How do I know when my chisels are sharp enough

09-02-2012 05:26 PM by Chris208

A couple months ago I bought a 6 piece set of Marples Splitproof chisels seco...

19 09-11-2012 11:16 PM
View Dallas's profile

New Toy ----- My Wife Loves me!

08-25-2012 10:55 PM by Dallas

Every weekend my wife goes to local yard sales to find antique and depression...

24 09-11-2012 09:19 PM
View poopiekat's profile

This Week's Hauls From an Antique Show and Yard Sales

09-10-2012 12:22 AM by poopiekat

I want to inspire those Lumberjocks who think that owning the newest power to...

18 09-11-2012 06:40 PM
View barecycles's profile

Hand tool find

09-10-2012 12:14 PM by barecycles

My lovely bride located a transitional plane this past weekend at a local fle...

6 09-10-2012 06:21 PM
View andy6601's profile

What is the best Grinding Stone?

09-08-2012 03:22 AM by andy6601

I have been playing around with my hand crank grinder and was putting a new e...

6 09-09-2012 01:26 PM
View Charlie's profile

plane iron questions

09-09-2012 01:01 AM by Charlie

This question comes about as I have experience sharpening my carving tools, b...

3 09-09-2012 01:56 AM
View flyboy's profile

Help choosing next hand plane

09-04-2012 12:44 AM by flyboy

Hi. I have been a long time woodworker who has just found the joy of hand too...

23 09-08-2012 11:32 PM
View MNWOODWORKER's profile

Stanley #12 and #112 blade

09-07-2012 04:22 PM by MNWOODWORKER

I just bought a Stanley #12 for in mint condition for $20, I NEVER get deals ...

11 09-08-2012 12:35 PM
View Bill1225's profile

Stabila Levels Great customer servive and products.

03-26-2012 06:53 PM by Bill1225

I have a total of 5 levels 24”, 36” 48” 72” and 78...

1 09-08-2012 04:37 AM
View jamesicus's profile

Millers Falls No. 2 hand drill & William Marples & Sons tools

09-07-2012 09:44 PM by jamesicus

I have installed a new page on my “Woodworking with Hand Tools c. 1947-...

0 09-07-2012 09:44 PM
View 3ForFred's profile

Stanley #60 1/2(?) Parts Needed

09-06-2012 07:17 AM by 3ForFred

I recently picked up a Stanley low angle block plane. I can’t find any...

3 09-07-2012 04:45 AM
View Brett's profile

Plane bought at garage sale

09-05-2012 06:17 PM by Brett

This weekend I bought an interesting plane at a garage sale for 25 cents: ...

18 09-06-2012 11:49 PM
View b2rtch's profile

How much precision do we need in woodworking?

08-23-2012 01:04 PM by b2rtch

I have posted again and again about my Powermatic 60 jointer.Now I am still w...

61 09-06-2012 06:34 AM
View Joshuah's profile

HELP!! Hand Plane Identification

09-04-2012 03:54 AM by Joshuah

So I picked up this hand plane at a swap meet and was hoping for the expertis...

17 09-06-2012 04:13 AM
View RedMac's profile

Old Workbench Restoration - What Do I Have Here?

09-05-2012 01:33 PM by RedMac

A very good morning to all of you out there in Lumberjockland. I hope this...

5 09-05-2012 09:06 PM
View knotscott's profile

Some Old Tools...Anything Interesting Here?

09-04-2012 05:06 PM by knotscott

Hi gang – While cleaning the shop I got to poking around some of the ol...

26 09-05-2012 02:02 PM
View totalrewind's profile

Latest project: Creating a woodworkers' marking knife by regrinding old razor blades

07-25-2012 05:08 PM by totalrewind

Sadly I couldn’t list this as a “project” because it’...

2 09-04-2012 10:44 PM
View CplSteel's profile

Clamps? Bessey, Jorgensen, Jet, nothing?

09-04-2012 09:32 PM by CplSteel

Parallel clamps- I have been thinking of getting some because they look damn ...

6 09-04-2012 10:19 PM

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