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View SuperCubber's profile

Block Plane ID?

07-01-2015 02:59 PM by SuperCubber

Came across this old block plane in my father-in-law’s old tools. Can ...

4 07-02-2015 01:24 AM
View bandit571's profile

Show & Tell: Flattening a glued up panel...

07-01-2015 06:15 PM by bandit571

With just a few handplanes. Only electric needed is for the overhead light...

9 07-01-2015 10:16 PM
View Bill White's profile

Rusted/stuck screws.

06-24-2015 09:27 PM by Bill White

What do you do to free rusted or stuck screws?Just got my 100 year old spoke ...

19 07-01-2015 03:02 PM
View Brett's profile

Convert flat-bottomed spokeshave to round?

06-30-2015 08:46 PM by Brett

Does a flat-bottom, Stanley-151-like spokeshave have enough metal in the sole...

4 07-01-2015 02:13 AM
View Jim Rowe's profile

Help needed to identify the purpose of this saw

06-27-2015 10:14 PM by Jim Rowe

Hi, I picked up this saw the other day and would appreciate any help in ident...

24 07-01-2015 01:23 AM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Removing spray paint from Record vise

06-30-2015 01:53 AM by onoitsmatt

I picked up an ol Record 52 today. It’s in really nice shape except it ...

7 07-01-2015 12:27 AM
View esmthin's profile

Tool Gloat

06-29-2015 04:32 AM by esmthin

Boy, did I get a good deal off of Craigslist today! The coveted Stanley No.45...

12 06-30-2015 12:38 PM
View Mattyboy's profile

Questions About A Pair of Hollow & Round Planes

06-29-2015 11:24 PM by Mattyboy

I have a pair of H&R that are a bit unusual and I’d like some input...

1 06-30-2015 12:58 AM
View BalsaWood's profile

Need help selecting a chisel plane or flush trim plane

06-24-2015 08:05 AM by BalsaWood

I need help selecting a plane for the purpose of flush trimming, removing glu...

4 06-29-2015 04:05 PM
View Ray's profile

Crown on wet grinder wheel

06-28-2015 03:52 AM by Ray

I have an inexpensive 10” wet grinder (Central Machinery). The wheel ha...

5 06-28-2015 11:41 PM
View BigJohn's profile

Is this a waterstone or oilstone?

06-26-2015 06:58 PM by BigJohn

8 06-27-2015 08:42 PM
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...

45 06-27-2015 08:38 PM
View patcollins's profile

Craftsman plane what do i have

06-25-2015 09:04 PM by patcollins

A friend gave me this, it is in good shape, anyone know what I have here? ...

6 06-26-2015 04:03 AM
View gdpolk's profile

Favorite rust remover for hand tools

06-23-2015 01:36 AM by gdpolk

Whats your favorite rust remover to use when restoring old hand tools from an...

25 06-25-2015 01:14 AM
View Jackmyplane's profile

Japanese planners

06-22-2015 09:15 AM by Jackmyplane

Hello I have came across 5 Japanese planners that I cant figure out t...

4 06-24-2015 01:59 PM
View MidasKnight's profile

Hello, First Post is a Chisel Question

06-22-2015 09:16 AM by MidasKnight

Hi, everyone. I’m new here and looking forward to learning about using ...

10 06-24-2015 12:46 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Can I use chip carving knives for other kinds of carving?

02-16-2015 01:22 AM by Sanderguy777

I am trying to find carving knives that will be able to whittle and carveR...

13 06-24-2015 03:37 AM
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...

2649 06-23-2015 04:50 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

stubby marking knife

06-19-2015 08:49 PM by bobasaurus

Made this stubby marking knife yesterday as a fathers day gift: No...

3 06-22-2015 11:16 PM
View Matt's profile

Hand tools for making breadboard ends

06-22-2015 01:11 AM by Matt

My fiance’s next furniture order for me is a coffee table with breadboa...

12 06-22-2015 07:00 PM

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