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A couple of questions about chiseling

05-02-2012 08:55 PM by Texchappy

I was going to start to ask about getting into grifting but decided it best n...

9 05-03-2012 12:38 AM
View dhazelton's profile

Was it a wood planer or ice shaver?

05-02-2012 04:22 PM by dhazelton

Well, with NO pic for you to look at, I’ll just throw this out there - ...

6 05-02-2012 10:41 PM
View poopiekat's profile

A New-Old Vise Acquisition, or How to Feed Your Yard Sale Addiction

04-30-2012 01:23 PM by poopiekat

At a yard sale, I found this pretty cool vise, and even though I have six ben...

12 05-02-2012 10:05 PM
View TrBlu's profile

May must be Mallet Month

05-01-2012 10:55 AM by TrBlu

Of the woodworking related magazines that I receive, the this past week have ...

2 05-02-2012 07:50 PM
View ShipWreck's profile

Handsaw opinions

05-02-2012 11:16 AM by ShipWreck

I have been doing a bit of research on handsaws lately and stumbled upon this...

3 05-02-2012 01:51 PM
View KenBry's profile

1920s Disston D8 - Flea Market find

04-29-2012 09:40 PM by KenBry

Picked up this Disston D-8 at the Flea Market. Near as I can tell it’s ...

3 05-02-2012 05:40 AM
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Looking For a Good CrossCut hand saw

05-02-2012 03:55 AM by KenBry

I am in hte market for a cross cut hand saw. I need one to make deep straight...

2 05-02-2012 05:32 AM
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Dumb question about using a card scraper...

05-01-2012 12:13 PM by BinghamtonEd

As a reward for good behavior, my wife bought me my first set of cabinet scra...

7 05-02-2012 02:31 AM
View Peter5's profile

Do I have anything good here?

04-26-2012 05:38 PM by Peter5

A couple years ago, I was given free reign of my wife’s grandpa’s...

17 05-01-2012 09:48 PM
View fumehappy's profile

Stanley bailey no 5 split knob... factory original or aftermarket feature?

04-30-2012 06:41 PM by fumehappy

Okay, So i went to the flea market this past weekend, and found this guy. At ...

15 05-01-2012 08:14 PM
View Texchappy's profile

Miter + Bench hook for Japanese Saws

05-01-2012 12:27 AM by Texchappy

So it was recommended to me that a set of bench hooks would help me do a lot ...

2 05-01-2012 02:33 PM
View Polock2's profile

Looking for two hand planes

04-29-2012 11:15 PM by Polock2

I have been doing alot of searching for a #4 or 4.5 smoother plane and a # 7...

3 04-30-2012 10:02 PM
View bandit571's profile

Tool names??

04-29-2012 03:55 PM by bandit571

I have a selection of hand tools in the shop. The “usual” name...

6 04-30-2012 07:12 PM
View stroml's profile

Where to find decent user planes?

04-27-2012 09:51 PM by stroml

So where should I be looking for good user planes? A month ago, I didnR...

23 04-30-2012 02:50 PM
View JeremyPringle's profile

Tails first?

04-30-2012 02:36 AM by JeremyPringle

Just out of curiosity, if you are a tails first cutter, would you cut pins fi...

2 04-30-2012 06:32 AM
View AKSteve's profile

Help with Hand plane identification

04-29-2012 05:22 AM by AKSteve

I just recently bought a Wood hand plane for $22.00. Look liked it was in goo...

5 04-30-2012 02:29 AM
View ShipWreck's profile

Museum Of Woodworking Tools

04-29-2012 09:52 PM by ShipWreck

I stumbled upon this site when I was doing a little research for freehand sha...

1 04-29-2012 10:51 PM
View David's profile

Another picking find!

04-29-2012 12:19 AM by David

While out picking again I picked up a very nice Miller Falls No9....

4 04-29-2012 06:29 PM
View tsdahc's profile

Problem for new hand plane user

04-29-2012 03:36 AM by tsdahc

I recently purchased some new to me, but lightly used hand planes. The two I...

6 04-29-2012 05:08 PM
View bandit571's profile

Planely a re-hab

04-28-2012 06:13 PM by bandit571

Went back to a little store this morning, and walked around the Yard/Garage s...

4 04-29-2012 04:59 PM

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