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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...

1815 10-17-2016 08:46 PM
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Anybody have experience with ICS Cutting Tools

10-17-2016 04:42 PM by CB_Cohick

I keep an eye on sets of vintage Irwin tapered shank auger bits on e-bay. I ...

2 10-17-2016 07:28 PM
View Burbs's profile

Hand Plane down or up?

10-14-2016 06:16 AM by Burbs

So I posted my workshop and in one of the pictures I had an old stanley 5 1/2...

44 10-17-2016 03:01 PM
View Marn64's profile

Is this a good sharpening jig?

10-15-2016 08:35 PM by Marn64

So earlier this week I asked about sharpening jigs and I found this guy at th...

3 10-16-2016 12:56 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...

25 10-15-2016 09:11 PM
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Unknown Plane

10-04-2016 09:31 PM by Bdobs13

So I got into hand planes recently and picked up about a ...

6 10-15-2016 01:06 AM
View BrentParkin's profile

Tool Gloat

10-12-2016 04:09 AM by BrentParkin

It’s been a long time since I had a gloat. I was on vacation in the U.S...

5 10-13-2016 04:34 PM
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Hand Plane Repair Advice

10-13-2016 10:51 AM by loiblb

I need to repair this hand plane tote. I have had the plane for 3...

3 10-13-2016 03:22 PM
View steveinaz's profile

Need help identifying this wooden bottom smooth plane

10-10-2016 06:47 PM by steveinaz

I just purchased this plane at an estate sale. After I got it home I looked, ...

21 10-13-2016 02:21 AM
View Marn64's profile

Fixing checks in old wooden hand plane? ADDED PICTURES

10-07-2016 10:58 PM by Marn64

Hey all,So I recently found this Ohio Tool Co no 30 toothing plane, it is mis...

12 10-11-2016 10:18 PM
View giser3546's profile

Plane making "twisted" edges.

11-10-2014 06:45 PM by giser3546

I have no jointer so my 1940’s Stanley #7 is used very regularly, which...

15 10-11-2016 02:53 PM
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The Precident Has Been Set

10-11-2016 02:15 AM by tubaforewilly

I’m building our new island. I thought about blasting through it but t...

0 10-11-2016 02:15 AM
View Burbs's profile

Bedrock 608c type 8 question

10-09-2016 09:33 PM by Burbs

I found a Bedrock 608c type 8 at a local antique shop that has been restored ...

12 10-11-2016 12:47 AM
View mandatory66's profile

Edge Plane

04-19-2013 04:01 PM by mandatory66

I am having difficulty with planing an edge square. I am talking about an err...

12 10-10-2016 08:37 PM
View maxhall's profile

Mortising Chisel?

10-10-2016 02:28 AM by maxhall

Hey guys picked up a nice looking socket chisel (handle free) at my local fle...

12 10-10-2016 03:00 PM
View Nicholas Hall's profile

Linear Bearing for leg vise

12-31-2013 10:59 PM by Nicholas Hall

I saw an interesting post about the use of a linear bearing in lieu of the tr...

12 10-09-2016 07:49 PM
View FaTToaD's profile

Looking for some help on polishing/cleaning hand tool parts

09-03-2013 02:29 PM by FaTToaD

As I mentioned in a recent post, I have some Stanley hand planes (4C, 8C, blo...

13 10-09-2016 05:02 PM
View PeteK's profile

Just inherited a Bailey No 5

10-08-2016 12:08 AM by PeteK

I refinished a Dunlap No 4 a few weeks ago and was telling a friend about it....

14 10-09-2016 01:02 PM
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Wood Chisel Makers and Their Trademarks

10-06-2016 03:24 AM by Woodiewannabe

Hello All, I don’t know about any of you, but I run across lots of...

12 10-09-2016 05:48 AM
View Axle505's profile

Stupid Mujingfang 1" rabbet plane questions

10-07-2016 03:14 AM by Axle505

Ok—you get what you pay for. Not sure what I was expecting. Heard th...

7 10-08-2016 11:12 PM

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