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View Jack Barnerd's profile

Is this a spoke shave?

05-17-2018 02:31 PM by Jack Barnerd

I found this on the road and googled the G.U.S. trademark and the patent numb...

2 05-17-2018 05:25 PM
View weedeater64's profile

Pump drill, drill press. Anyone know about this awesome tool?

05-16-2018 03:14 AM by weedeater64

I’ve seen and even once made a pump drill for fire starting. I never us...

5 05-17-2018 03:29 PM
View jtrz's profile

Tips on finding quality handsaws

05-17-2018 06:21 AM by jtrz

I’ve been doing my usual lurking around online trying to find some good old h...

5 05-17-2018 02:44 PM
View sully909's profile

Sharpening vortex

05-10-2018 12:43 AM by sully909

I know this can get almost as hotly contested as religion and politics, but I...

21 05-17-2018 04:13 AM
View rwe2156's profile

Cheap sharpening stones

05-15-2018 02:33 PM by rwe2156

Haven’t ordered this one looks identical to Trend. I did order this ...

5 05-15-2018 10:20 PM
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05-15-2018 01:24 PM by MAS520

Does anyone have experience with this? Was it with the 8:1 or 6:1? Is one pr...

4 05-15-2018 05:41 PM
View VirginiaWoodsmiths's profile

Turgeon Spokeshaves

05-07-2018 01:44 AM by VirginiaWoodsmiths

Does anyone know where I can buy or is anyone selling a Turgeon Spokeshave? O...

2 05-10-2018 12:44 PM
View rustynails's profile

Florip Toolworks and the Great Lakes Woodworking Festival.

05-09-2018 02:42 AM by rustynails

Last weekend 5-6-18 / I had went to the 2nd annual Great Lakes Woodworking Fe...

1 05-09-2018 02:32 PM
View mikey78's profile

Stanley benchplanes and tote decals ...

05-04-2018 06:29 AM by mikey78

Hello guys,Here I have a good number of pictures, taken from the web and repr...

8 05-09-2018 07:29 AM
View Stephenw's profile

Measuring and Marking Tools of Your Dreams

12-21-2012 12:07 AM by Stephenw

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

1236 05-08-2018 02:14 PM
View Planeman40's profile

The Neolithic Toolkit

05-07-2018 05:45 PM by Planeman40

Interesting reading: This is for all of you “back in history” ...

3 05-08-2018 12:43 AM
View jimintx's profile

Why further flatten the back of a chisel?

05-07-2018 06:16 PM by jimintx

Every one always says you have to flatten the back of most new chisels when y...

13 05-08-2018 12:39 AM
View toolingfooling's profile

Quick Tip For Anyone Struggling With Coating on Stanley Sweetheart Chisels

05-06-2018 06:41 PM by toolingfooling

I recently acquired a set of Stanley Sweetheart Chisels, new in box from 2016...

5 05-07-2018 06:20 PM
View MrRon's profile

I hate Bessey clamps

04-15-2016 07:18 PM by MrRon

I have 6 Bessey bar clamps and I curse them when I have to use them. They are...

29 05-07-2018 05:34 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Ever See a Plane THIS Ugly? I thought I'd Seen It All...

05-02-2018 01:29 AM by poopiekat

I got an armload of vintage tools today at one of my favorite thrift stores. ...

8 05-07-2018 01:55 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

Hand Plane Resto question...when is "Good Enough" Good enough?

05-02-2018 01:46 PM by CRAIGCLICK

Still working on my Union hand plane. I’ve de-rusted everything and wa...

38 05-07-2018 02:54 AM
View Dave Polaschek's profile

Hand tool forensics #4 - we have a winner

05-06-2018 02:04 PM by Dave Polaschek

Following up on Ron’s idea, here’s another photo. As in the past, See if yo...

13 05-06-2018 11:26 PM
View mision56's profile

Hand cut dovetails - Progress But Not Complete

09-25-2017 04:36 PM by mision56

Hi all, I have been woodworkin for about 10 years total but have only rea...

20 05-05-2018 07:32 PM
View fivecodys's profile

Need Help Indentifing This Plane(s)

05-02-2018 08:06 PM by fivecodys

Hi guys,While on vacation last week a ran across this plane in a thrift shop....

5 05-03-2018 12:41 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

How much camber for a foreplane?

05-01-2018 01:05 AM by bbasiaga

I just got a Sargent 418, which is equivalent to a Stanley no 6. Dated to 19...

5 05-02-2018 11:10 PM

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