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Power Tools in a Handtool based Shop

07-15-2011 08:20 PM by WayneC

I’m currently reading the Anarchist's Tool Chest by Christopher Schwarz...

90 08-21-2011 01:05 AM
View Brett's profile

Cleaning paint from knob and tote of Stanley Bailey plane

08-19-2011 05:26 PM by Brett

How can I remove the paint splatters from the knob and tote of a 1920s-era St...

4 08-20-2011 03:56 AM
View pariswoodworking's profile

Harbor freight quality

08-15-2011 01:59 AM by pariswoodworking

I was looking online at some of harbor freights tools and was wondering. Are ...

34 08-19-2011 10:22 PM
View b2rtch's profile

What is your opinion/experience with Klingspor self-adhesive roll SiC paper?

08-19-2011 05:32 PM by b2rtch

This brand of sand paper is the one I have been using for scary sharpening fo...

2 08-19-2011 05:51 PM
View lysdexic's profile

Technique for 6 squaring stock - simple question

07-26-2011 07:15 AM by lysdexic

Over the last year my knowledge of hand planes has grown immensely yet my ski...

19 08-18-2011 03:09 PM
View Cobwobbler's profile

Mole hand grinder

08-18-2011 01:38 PM by Cobwobbler

Hi Guys, I’d like to ask a question from the collective wisdom of handt...

1 08-18-2011 02:01 PM
View Tedstor's profile

Ruler Stop

08-18-2011 12:26 AM by Tedstor

Not too much to say. I wanted a rule stop, and being a cheapskate, I didnR...

1 08-18-2011 04:10 AM
View Brett's profile

Adjusting a plane iron with a hammer instead of the adjustment lever?

07-25-2011 07:48 PM by Brett

I’ve read several comments on the web by people who recommend using a l...

8 08-18-2011 04:01 AM
View Brett's profile

Restoring the finish on the wood of an old Millers Falls and drill

08-17-2011 07:11 PM by Brett

I purchased a Millers Falls No. 2 hand drill recently that is in good shape m...

4 08-17-2011 08:36 PM
View Brett's profile

Best time of year to buy and sell old tools online?

08-17-2011 07:18 PM by Brett

Is there a good time of year for buying or selling old tools online? I’...

1 08-17-2011 07:41 PM
View Brett's profile

Any valuable old coffin smoothers?

08-10-2011 09:22 PM by Brett

Coffin smoothers are one of the few types of old hand planes that I come acro...

13 08-17-2011 07:34 PM
View wingate_52's profile

Ceramic Sharpening Stone Care and Use

08-10-2011 07:26 PM by wingate_52

I have been recomended to use the stone dry and to clean, by washing with soa...

3 08-17-2011 05:50 AM
View Everett1's profile

Bailey no5 Plane from Garage sale - Where do I get a blade?

08-15-2011 02:12 AM by Everett1

Hello LJ’s, So, i’m a woodworking noob (about a year under my ...

17 08-17-2011 05:44 AM
View Brett's profile

What's the big deal with infill planes?

08-15-2011 05:04 AM by Brett

Okay, I realize my question is probably something of a sacrilege, but what is...

14 08-17-2011 03:55 AM
View wingate_52's profile

Low angle Type 62 planes

08-05-2011 01:24 AM by wingate_52

I look foward to some customer reviews of these tools. Having worked with woo...

29 08-16-2011 10:19 PM
View Brett's profile

Crack in side of old Bed Rock smoothing plane?

08-15-2011 04:54 AM by Brett

How much would a small crack (less than 1”) in the side of a Bed Rock s...

11 08-15-2011 02:56 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Plane restoraton question:

08-15-2011 12:22 AM by poopiekat

I’m seeing lots of used benchtop sandblasting cabinets for sale, and wo...

1 08-15-2011 06:31 AM
View JamieH's profile

Weekend tool score!

08-14-2011 06:18 PM by JamieH

It seems every time I visit my father he has something for me to take home. 4...

3 08-15-2011 02:34 AM
View Tedstor's profile

New Handsaw

08-14-2011 04:46 PM by Tedstor

I’ve been wanting a rip saw for a while now. However, the cheapest new ...

5 08-14-2011 10:29 PM
View KylesWoodworking's profile

Hand Plane Help

08-13-2011 06:19 PM by KylesWoodworking

I recently got 5 hand planes and would like to restore them all. I have instr...

6 08-14-2011 12:35 AM

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