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Grace USA Screwdriver Shaft Group Purchase?

06-21-2016 03:16 PM by HokieKen

Ever since the Screwdriver Swap we recently finished, I’ve had several ...

212 02-15-2017 05:48 PM
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Modern American Hand Tool Forum

02-07-2016 10:54 PM by BigRedKnothead

This thread is dedicated to hand tool renaissance we are experiencing in our ...

1832 02-15-2017 01:40 PM
View red0ak's profile

Chisel Handle Finish

02-14-2017 03:15 PM by red0ak

Just bought these beauties. After trying them out, decided I hated the stick...

5 02-15-2017 02:01 AM
View ddillon's profile

How square to expect a new Veritas LAJ plane?

02-14-2017 06:54 PM by ddillon

I bought a new Low Angle Jack plane and expect to use hit mostly for my shoot...

4 02-14-2017 09:13 PM
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Harry Epstein paperweight

01-21-2017 10:41 PM by Renaissance_Man

On the recommendation of several threads here, bought a 12” PEC factory...

15 02-14-2017 08:47 PM
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Classes vs. tools

02-08-2017 08:54 PM by mnorman

I’m just getting into woodworking as a hobby and have a little experien...

43 02-14-2017 08:36 PM
View Ben's profile

Coping saw blades to fit in Jap. kerf?

12-26-2016 09:08 PM by Ben

I use a Japanese pull saw to cut dovetails. I’m in the market for a goo...

8 02-14-2017 03:22 AM
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Stanley 220 Sweetheart

02-13-2017 03:32 AM by loiblb

This one may have lived in a tool chest for a long time.The rosewood is in fi...

3 02-14-2017 12:15 AM
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Flattening waterstones

02-08-2017 04:24 AM by Spitfire1

For Christmas I received a set of LV chisels and was attempting to sharpen th...

13 02-13-2017 02:53 AM
View simoncpj's profile

Millers Falls no 5 restoration questions

02-11-2017 04:53 PM by simoncpj

Hi all, I am undertaking a restoration of a Millers Falls no 5 hand drill and...

2 02-12-2017 04:27 AM
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Japanese Kanna Curiosity

01-27-2017 05:26 PM by UncannyValleyWoods

A few years ago, I purchased an old Kanna from a flea market on the West Coas...

2 02-10-2017 09:00 AM
View Scott's profile

Reviving Self Locking Tape Measure

02-09-2017 03:31 PM by Scott

I have a self locking tape measure that I loved until it wore out and wasn...

1 02-09-2017 03:39 PM
View BlackIrishman's profile

Fulton jack planer

02-08-2017 10:59 PM by BlackIrishman

I found a fulton jack planer very cheap, and I bought it in hopes to learn th...

4 02-09-2017 03:33 AM
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Tools for Kids

02-07-2017 08:06 PM by Will Merrit

Good afternoon fellas, I am a board member at a local Classical Christian...

18 02-08-2017 10:44 PM
View trevor7428's profile

A2, O1 or PM-V11

02-02-2017 08:37 PM by trevor7428

I’ve never purchased a plane from lee valley before, but after I get my...

10 02-07-2017 11:20 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Sargent Planes - Type 2 #407 Refurb

02-05-2017 06:17 PM by HorizontalMike

Well, I finally came across a Type 2 Sargent #407 so I snatched it up. This ...

17 02-07-2017 07:11 PM
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Hand Tool Challenge: Best Project With Only Chisel + Mallet

08-16-2016 03:23 PM by gargey

Here are the rules: Build the most impressive project you can with only a ...

8 02-05-2017 02:22 PM
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"Typesetting" Branding Iron

02-05-2017 01:48 AM by RichTaylor

Does anyone know if a branding iron exists that has interchangeable letters a...

8 02-05-2017 07:22 AM
View andre_p's profile

Removing machining marks from Stanley 750 chisels...

07-09-2016 10:11 AM by andre_p

I’m looking for advice about the best way to remove the machining marks...

13 02-05-2017 07:04 AM
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Salt Lake City - USA - Second-Hand Tools Shops

02-05-2017 12:32 AM by Cornelius

Dear woodworkers from Utah, Last time I did a little tour in the US (few y...

3 02-05-2017 03:56 AM

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