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View Combo Prof's profile

What is the correct wood for tool handles?

06-11-2016 08:45 PM by Combo Prof

By tools I mean hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, handsaws and so forth. The...

14 08-02-2016 01:59 AM
View Spitfire1's profile

New Handplane setup

07-29-2016 02:24 AM by Spitfire1

I am curious what needs to be done to setup a new Veritas Bench Plane? I&#...

22 08-01-2016 10:49 PM
View tubaforewilly's profile

How far should I take this bidding.

08-01-2016 02:01 PM by tubaforewilly

I’m bidding on two sets of vintage chisels in a local auction. Each ch...

3 08-01-2016 02:26 PM
View mdraft's profile

looking for a nice set of panel saws any recommendations

07-25-2016 08:09 PM by mdraft

Hi everyone, I’m looking for two new panel saws. I’ve spent t...

1 07-31-2016 05:56 PM
View Marn64's profile

Sharpening stone question; is this a good idea

07-29-2016 09:50 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody,So I had an idea recently after finding an old Arkansas stone a...

4 07-31-2016 01:59 AM
View andy_P's profile

Information on Hot Melt Glue Guns

07-27-2016 06:50 PM by andy_P

Have any of you used and could recommend a decent Hot Melt glue gun? I used ...

19 07-30-2016 11:06 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Who made this Keen Kutter?

07-29-2016 07:06 PM by MikeUT

I bought this Keen Kutter KK65 low angle block plane on ebay last weekend. I...

7 07-29-2016 09:13 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Disadvantages of the bronze bodied planes?

07-27-2016 02:54 AM by bbasiaga

Just sitting here looking around, wondering if there are any disadvantages to...

22 07-29-2016 08:28 PM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Stanley 46

07-28-2016 12:43 AM by Grasshopper000

Ok, so I want to ask about the virtues of the 46 for cutting dados. I know it...

7 07-28-2016 01:50 AM
View live4ever's profile

Tool storage of your dreams

11-27-2012 12:25 AM by live4ever

I had to do it. But since we’ve got lengthy threads on nearly every ...

26 07-27-2016 02:17 AM
View PittsburghTim's profile

Record Jointer Plane, Worth the Effort?

02-17-2013 03:51 PM by PittsburghTim

I just finished tuning a Millers Falls #8 plane (Picture below) and am ve...

18 07-26-2016 08:38 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

Coping saw defective?

07-26-2016 05:21 PM by jimmyhopps

Just received a new Olson coping saw and am wondering if it is defective and ...

3 07-26-2016 06:40 PM
View mdraft's profile

Power Planer and hand tools

07-25-2016 11:01 AM by mdraft

Hi everyone, I am considering purchasing a Dewalt planer primarily for thi...

10 07-26-2016 04:03 PM
View GregTP's profile

Which Iron to choose for a No. 3 Stanley

07-25-2016 12:54 AM by GregTP

I picked up an old Stanley No. 3 at the flea market this week for $15, not ol...

13 07-26-2016 02:37 AM
View RRRinPA's profile

Just dug this from the back yard--help needed identifying this

07-25-2016 04:20 AM by RRRinPA

Hi folks, I just uncovered this buried in my back yard. It’s about 1...

13 07-25-2016 11:12 PM
View simscw's profile

Saw Vise

07-25-2016 04:05 PM by simscw

I’m trying to figure out who made my Grandfather’s saw vise. ...

1 07-25-2016 04:55 PM
View Marn64's profile

bought a very old Stanley No 3, repainted or in very excellent condition?

07-23-2016 09:40 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody, so I bought that prelateral no 3 that I was talking about a fe...

12 07-24-2016 10:07 PM
View Ray's profile

Beech vs White Oak

07-23-2016 03:08 AM by Ray

I recently flattened my Beech workbench and I am now trying to flatten some W...

3 07-24-2016 04:43 PM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-06-2012 03:34 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusias...

1798 07-24-2016 03:21 AM
View jwmalone's profile

anyone recognize this plane

07-22-2016 01:49 AM by jwmalone

There is a u in a circle above the made in usa stamp behind the frog, bed is ...

11 07-23-2016 10:02 AM

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