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Record #7...Did I do well?

7 days ago by natenaaron

I don’t know anything about this jointer, except that it appears to be ...

6 6 days ago
View Grasshopper000's profile

Best Magazine Resource

10 days ago by Grasshopper000

Hey folks, wondering about your opinions about the best woodworking magazine ...

9 6 days ago
View Dr_T's profile

Need advice on possible restoration of OLD handplanes and other tools

10 days ago by Dr_T

Hi all! Hoping I can get some advice on a possible hand tool restoration pro...

3 7 days ago
View vbraddy17's profile

woodriver 62 low angle Jack plane?

7 days ago by vbraddy17

I was at the Atlanta Woodcraft this past Sat and saw a display of woodriver p...

1 7 days ago
View Robert Tutsky's profile

Hand Plane with No Name... Any Idea What It Is?

9 days ago by Robert Tutsky

I picked up this plane today at a flea market and am wondering who the maker ...

10 7 days ago
View BentheViking's profile

First Flea Market Score

8 days ago by BentheViking

So last week my wife and I went on vacation to Cape Cod and hit up a decent f...

15 7 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

LN no Longer Offering O1 Steel

8 days ago by BubbaIBA

I finally broke down and ordered a LN smoother the other day. I was surprised...

7 8 days ago
View paxorion's profile

Rockler F-Style clamp - Any thoughts on if it is a good buy at the sale price?

8 days ago by paxorion

I was curious if others had any thoughts on the Rockler F-Style clamps vs the...

3 8 days ago
View Airframer's profile (online now)

Vises of Your Dreams

240 days ago by Airframer

Why not.. there is an “of your dreams” thread for everything else...

138 8 days ago
View JohnDi's profile

Norton stones on sale at Rockler

8 days ago by JohnDi

Hi all. Long time lurker new member.I have a question about sharpening stones...

3 8 days ago
View LisaD's profile

Where do you draw the line with tool restoration?

11 days ago by LisaD

Hi guys, I’m Lisa from NZ. I’ve been a lurker for a while and ...

16 9 days ago
View JohnMcD348's profile

What's the difference between Block Planes Low Angle and others?

14 days ago by JohnMcD348

I’ve been browsing Block Planes and want to get one and I’ve read...

12 9 days ago
View Airframer's profile (online now)

Need help dating these Irwin Screw Drivers..

12 days ago by Airframer

These just arrived in my shop.. The single phillips of...

12 10 days ago
View Rob's profile

Are the cheaper Starrett squares worth buying?

19 days ago by Rob

I don’t have a try square yet, and my current combo square is a piece o...

20 10 days ago
View ColonelTravis's profile

Making chisel handles with no lathe

12 days ago by ColonelTravis

No lathe now, and I see a latheless future. But I need a few chisel handles. ...

11 10 days ago
View SamuelP's profile

Workamates of our Dreams

877 days ago by SamuelP

A thread for that little helper who is always there when you need her. ...

262 12 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Ain't Nothing Like A English Pig Sticker

14 days ago by BubbaIBA

I’m in the short rows on the new bench build. The base is marked out an...

17 12 days ago
View ras61's profile

Millers Falls Tool Company

15 days ago by ras61

My father-in-law was a carpenter going back to WWII when he was a Carpenters ...

8 13 days ago
View Stephenw's profile

Measuring and Marking Tools of Your Dreams

578 days ago by Stephenw

There a several “of your dreams” topics on this forum. Why not...

1200 13 days ago
View bertwagner's profile

Troubleshooting thin and stringy hand plane shavings

17 days ago by bertwagner

Hi all,I just recently built my first hand plane and am very pleased with how...

21 13 days ago

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