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Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-06-2012 03:34 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusias...

1418 09-02-2015 02:38 PM
View Jerry's profile

Looks like I came to the right place...

08-26-2015 11:17 PM by Jerry

Those of you who know me know that I’m quite fond of hand tools, and th...

25 09-01-2015 04:24 AM
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What is the advantage of garnet sandpaper?

09-17-2012 04:11 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve had this burning question for some time….. is garnet sandpap...

23 09-01-2015 02:30 AM
View MattB101's profile

How long do you look..?

06-19-2015 05:29 PM by MattB101

In your shop, how long do you search for a missing tool before you say the he...

60 08-31-2015 06:42 PM
View shortster's profile

saw identity

08-25-2015 05:11 PM by shortster

I have a saw I need help finding out what it is.The saw has three teeth per i...

6 08-31-2015 02:37 AM
View willie's profile

Yeah, He Sucks!!!

08-31-2015 12:32 AM by willie

Got a call from a friend yesterday. He was wanting to come over to show me hi...

4 08-31-2015 02:16 AM
View WayneC's profile

Draw knife of your Dreams

07-21-2015 02:13 AM by WayneC

This is a thread to share draw knife related information. Please post photo...

41 08-30-2015 10:02 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Strop advice

08-29-2015 09:13 PM by BigJohn

Hello. I wanted a the best strop I could find and Tools For Working Wood site...

2 08-29-2015 10:31 PM
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Diamond stone defect?

08-29-2015 06:07 PM by realityinabox

Hello all, I recently ordered some EZ Lap diamond stones to sharpen my chi...

2 08-29-2015 07:04 PM
View Stewbot's profile

Sharpening systems

08-28-2015 03:44 PM by Stewbot

Im looking for some sharpening advice. After picking up a lathe I now need to...

5 08-29-2015 01:40 AM
View Gwjames's profile

LN, LV, or WR block plane

08-27-2015 05:36 PM by Gwjames

So for about a week now I have been looking all around the world wide web at ...

24 08-28-2015 05:14 PM
View Clarkie's profile

Moxon vise

08-26-2015 09:50 PM by Clarkie

Hello, has anyone bought the hardware for the Moxon vise? If so, is it as goo...

16 08-27-2015 11:31 PM
View DavidTTU's profile

Looking to buy a set of used bench chisels

08-25-2015 02:46 PM by DavidTTU

I am finally ready for a set of good bench chisels. I am looking for at least...

11 08-27-2015 05:47 PM
View Tim Anderson's profile

Saving a Chisel

08-26-2015 01:46 PM by Tim Anderson

So, let’s say, hypothetically of course (who am I kidding, I messed up)...

12 08-27-2015 07:43 AM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Sharpening stones

08-26-2015 02:27 AM by Gixxerjoe04

Went to woodcraft tonight and finally learned how to sharpen the blade on one...

12 08-27-2015 01:11 AM
View hairy's profile

Advice for selling

08-26-2015 04:23 PM by hairy

I’m on the fence about thinning the herd. I have some tools that I don&...

11 08-27-2015 12:24 AM
View cck7's profile

Stanley Type 16 or 19

08-25-2015 09:49 PM by cck7

I’m looking for Stanley planes to use in my workshop. I’m looking...

3 08-26-2015 11:46 PM
View SuppressiveFire's profile

Yankee 1446 egg beater drill

08-25-2015 02:26 PM by SuppressiveFire

Anyone have a picture of a nicer example? I want to restore all of it close t...

5 08-26-2015 12:20 AM
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Checking a Square for Square

08-20-2015 04:07 PM by fivecodys

Good morning Lumberjocks.I bought a new machinist square. It’s a Rober...

21 08-25-2015 03:56 PM
View tyler's profile

3M Lapping Film. Which Side?

08-25-2015 12:47 AM by tyler

Hello there LJ’s. So I just picked up some 3M lapping film in 0.3 micro...

2 08-25-2015 01:15 AM

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