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Beware cheap foreign hammers

08-11-2017 11:28 PM by JCamp

Title says it pretty good although im sure more expensive foreign tools will ...

15 08-12-2017 02:35 PM
View Dustin's profile

Needing suggestion for cabinet scraper

08-07-2017 03:20 PM by Dustin

So, I’m doing my first glue-up of any appreciable size, and am interest...

18 08-12-2017 03:21 AM
View Dwain's profile

Wood River v3 Replacement Iron for my 5 1/2

08-10-2017 05:27 PM by Dwain

Oh Hand Tool Masters, I ask to learn from your great knowledge. While clea...

7 08-11-2017 06:48 PM
View mmcc73's profile

Record A151 Spokeshave - a couple of questions

08-11-2017 02:20 AM by mmcc73

I acquired a Record A151 spokeshave somewhere along the way, and I’m fi...

5 08-11-2017 02:42 PM
View Gentile's profile

What kind of nails are these?

08-09-2017 10:52 PM by Gentile

I found a handful of these in my shop.For the life of me I cannot remembe...

3 08-10-2017 07:50 PM
View JPrictoe's profile

Sharpening Bench Chisels

08-04-2017 01:47 PM by JPrictoe

First timer. I bought a whetstone (1000/4000) to put an initial grind on a v...

12 08-10-2017 05:09 PM
View amateur77's profile

Best Manual Mitre saw?

08-07-2017 09:37 PM by amateur77

I want to purchase a good quality manual mitre saw that is actually a good qu...

16 08-10-2017 01:38 PM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 02:33 PM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2716 08-10-2017 01:31 PM
View builtinbkyn's profile

Re-wrapping Japanese Ryoba Handle

07-18-2017 04:23 PM by builtinbkyn

The cord on my ryoba became frayed and basically just fell off. I picked up ...

22 08-10-2017 11:19 AM
View Loren's profile

Interesting hand plane

08-07-2017 04:18 PM by Loren

I was poking around online and found thisplane for sale. https://www.a...

8 08-08-2017 02:46 PM
View Ben's profile

Bridge City Tools - Brass plated?

08-08-2017 12:06 AM by Ben

I’ve been picking up a few of the discontinued BCTW tools – a min...

0 08-08-2017 12:06 AM
View mmcc73's profile

Super Simple Wooden Holdfasts

08-06-2017 01:12 PM by mmcc73

I made these here holdfasts yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/XjkD2 I’...

1 08-07-2017 05:20 PM
View brcolow's profile

Stanley #6 Plane Type 13 - Lever Cap Spring

08-07-2017 12:24 AM by brcolow

I am working on restoring a Stanley #6 plane (type 13). I was wondering if an...

8 08-07-2017 01:11 PM
View fivecodys's profile

First Hand Plane Restoration Completed

08-05-2017 08:45 PM by fivecodys

After a few delays due to very hot weather, I have completed my first plane r...

12 08-07-2017 12:55 AM
View Bompa's profile

Millers Falls No 77 Router Plane

08-05-2017 10:22 PM by Bompa

Hi All:I have just acquired a Millers Falls No 77 Router plane and have some ...

3 08-06-2017 12:28 AM
View JeffP's profile

"Cordless" Router

01-12-2016 12:20 PM by JeffP

I’m shopping for a router plane. This will hopefully be a “one...

21 08-05-2017 04:56 PM
View trevor7428's profile

Lee Valley Miter Plane

08-02-2017 08:57 PM by trevor7428

I can’t figure out why Lee Valley’s Miter Plane is so expensive. ...

5 08-05-2017 08:13 AM
View Ocelot's profile

How would you repair this tote? (esp Don W.)

07-24-2017 08:45 PM by Ocelot

This is on a No 8, type 10 which otherwise is a very nice plane. I’m...

32 08-05-2017 04:46 AM
View fivecodys's profile

Stanley Bailey No4 Type 19 (I think) Questions

07-31-2017 08:33 PM by fivecodys

Hi guys,I just received Stanley Bailey No 4 plane I bought off e-bay. ...

15 08-05-2017 12:05 AM
View OldRusty's profile

Homemade clamps to glue wood panels?

08-04-2017 01:46 PM by OldRusty

Normally, I would buy professional tools. However, I’m planning to make...

9 08-04-2017 06:52 PM

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