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Plane Tote and Knob Gloat and Plug

11-16-2011 02:51 AM by paratrooper34

Hello All, I just restored an old Stanley Bedrock 4 1/2 and wanted to put ...

6 11-16-2011 04:11 AM
View greenco's profile

Shinto saw rasp

11-15-2011 05:03 PM by greenco

I just picked up a Shinto brand Japanese saw rasp at a garage sale for $2. D...

4 11-15-2011 08:44 PM
View BerBer5985's profile

What hand to plane to buy first?

10-11-2011 03:23 AM by BerBer5985

I’m interested in purchasing my first hand plane for some jointing work...

49 11-15-2011 03:53 PM
View Konquest's profile

Tool Gloat

11-10-2011 02:09 AM by Konquest

Santa came early to my house this year with a L-N #62 with co...

13 11-15-2011 09:34 AM
View robbie's profile

Hand Plane video

10-24-2011 08:25 PM by robbie

Some might find this video on how to set up and use a hand plane usefulEnjoy!

2 11-15-2011 06:22 AM
View SeaWitch's profile

bevel up versus bevel down

11-14-2011 06:49 AM by SeaWitch

Can someone please explain to me the advantages or disadvantages of a bevel u...

5 11-15-2011 02:54 AM
View bandit571's profile

Stranger in the shop?

11-01-2011 02:52 AM by bandit571

Not sure what that red item is for…. The wood used to be an old raf...

8 11-14-2011 04:31 PM
View racerglen's profile

Multi Tools, Love or Hate ?

11-13-2011 12:50 PM by racerglen

I thought this could be an interesting one. Multi purpose hand tools, ones t...

19 11-14-2011 04:14 AM
View Dallas's profile

How To Identify a Bit Brace

11-13-2011 02:57 AM by Dallas

I have an old brace I bought many years ago at a flea market and I recently s...

3 11-13-2011 11:46 PM
View Brett's profile

Identifying Stanley Bailey No. 2, 3, or 4 from a picture if you can't see the number

09-09-2011 09:11 PM by Brett

Most of my hand planes have been purchased online (out of necessity—-I ...

7 11-13-2011 09:38 PM
View Brett's profile

Wood for carpenters mallet head?

11-04-2011 09:36 PM by Brett

What types of wood are suitable for making the head a carpenter’s malle...

18 11-13-2011 04:52 PM
View pierce85's profile

Lie Nielsen mortise chisels here I come

11-12-2011 02:42 AM by pierce85

I’m pulling the trigger on a set of LN mortise chisels. I would have pr...

3 11-12-2011 04:49 PM
View Joe's profile

Lie Nielson plane

11-12-2011 02:20 PM by Joe

I made the 4 hour trip to the LN hand tool event in Annapolis, MD. We had a ...

4 11-12-2011 03:58 PM
View BerBer5985's profile

Best chisel set for the money

11-04-2011 05:48 PM by BerBer5985

I’ve been using a set of craftsman chisels we got on sale for about $20...

58 11-12-2011 12:19 AM
View lashomb's profile

What tool am I thinking of?

11-10-2011 04:36 AM by lashomb

I’m at a loss, I remember seeing a tool or concept for a tool years ago...

12 11-11-2011 05:32 AM
View Joe's profile

Lie-Nielson hand tool event

11-08-2011 03:06 AM by Joe

Is anyone going to the Lie-Nielson hand tool event at Annapolis, MD this week...

7 11-11-2011 12:30 AM
View Brett's profile

Mallet for FatMax chisels with steel striking cap?

11-09-2011 01:54 AM by Brett

What kind of mallet is suitable for use with chisels with steel striking caps...

4 11-10-2011 05:04 AM
View ColdAudio's profile

Long Rips By Hand

11-07-2011 03:09 AM by ColdAudio

Hey guys and gals, I was wondering if it’s feasible to rip a 6’+ ...

19 11-10-2011 01:53 AM
View tirebob's profile

Funny video for premium tool debate entertainment!

11-08-2011 11:12 PM by tirebob

WARNING!!! This video is G rated almost the entire way but then has some he...

35 11-09-2011 11:36 PM
View KMT's profile

How to Hammer nails in high places without a ladder.

11-09-2011 06:59 AM by KMT

If you want to see some unusual hammering skills, Check this video out, http:...

3 11-09-2011 02:42 PM

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