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Workamates of our Dreams

878 days ago by SamuelP

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

262 13 days ago
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Ain't Nothing Like A English Pig Sticker

15 days ago by BubbaIBA

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

17 13 days ago
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Millers Falls Tool Company

16 days ago by ras61

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

8 14 days ago
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Measuring and Marking Tools of Your Dreams

579 days ago by Stephenw

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

1200 14 days ago
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Troubleshooting thin and stringy hand plane shavings

19 days ago by bertwagner

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

21 14 days ago
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Blind Man's Rule

18 days ago by Texcaster

I broke my old folding rule awhile back and started using my steel rule. Wha...

4 15 days ago
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Choosing a handsaw

19 days ago by liminalshadow

I’ve been trying to get started in woodworking for a couple months now....

15 16 days ago
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Work Bench Parts

16 days ago by BubbaIBA

The Machine work on the new work bench is finished and the legs and slab are ...

2 16 days ago
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Dimensioning lumber by hand

17 days ago by lateralus819

I’m in the midst of a moxon build, and I have the main vise assembled. ...

14 16 days ago
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Small Wood Stock Plane

17 days ago by BubbaIBA

One of the most used planes in my shop is a small 237mmX60mmX45mm Krenov styl...

6 16 days ago
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Dewalt Quick Grip Clamps

17 days ago by paxorion

When I think of quick grip clamps, I almost always default to the blue and ye...

5 16 days ago
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Millers Falls No. 1 Hand Drill Restoration: Need Advise

17 days ago by bloqbeta

Hello to everyone, I need advise on restoring my new Millers Falls No....

6 16 days ago
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Help Identify This Tool

17 days ago by summerfi

I picked this up at a flea market, but I don’t know what it is. It̵...

16 17 days ago
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A Rapier Hand Plane Overview

21 days ago by poopiekat

Rapier Handplanes...What’s up with that? In North America, the...

15 17 days ago
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Marking knives

20 days ago by diverlloyd

So jocks its time for a new marking knife. What kinds do you prefer and what ...

26 18 days ago
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So true

20 days ago by George_SA

6 19 days ago
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Does anyone know what this is?

22 days ago by TiggerWood

The quarter in tip is spring loaded. I got it in a big box of carpentry t...

34 20 days ago
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Garage sale find- H.A.S. clamp

22 days ago by willie

Went to a garage/estate sale last week for an old cabinet...

7 20 days ago
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Flattening Oil Stones

20 days ago by .

Hello folks, When flattening old fine/medium Carborundum oil stones via sa...

0 20 days ago
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Shoulder plane question

22 days ago by rwe2156

Just received the Veritas Large Shoulder plane.Much bigger and heavier than I...

4 22 days ago

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