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View ericoberg1's profile

Please help identify "Do not use for dynamite" - solved

11-07-2017 04:16 PM by ericoberg1

Hi All, Ran across these two in one of my Dads many tool boxes. He does no...

6 11-08-2017 04:08 AM
View Kirk650's profile

Which one of you guys messed with my 3/4 chisel?

11-05-2017 01:37 AM by Kirk650

I went to use one of my chisels, a Veritas PM-V11 3/4 inch, and the edge was ...

16 11-07-2017 09:39 PM
View CO_Goose's profile

Is the Woodriver #80 cabinet scraper any good?

11-07-2017 03:50 AM by CO_Goose

I noticed this month that Woodcraft has the #80 cabinet scraper plane on sale...

3 11-07-2017 02:23 PM
View Gilley23's profile

How to make a square, square.

11-07-2017 02:41 AM by Gilley23

Ran across this video, awesome tip.

2 11-07-2017 05:07 AM
View Caradawc's profile

Disston No2 Compass blade

11-06-2017 01:32 AM by Caradawc

I’ve got a No 2 Compass saw with a stubby blade. Oh, probably around 5...

3 11-07-2017 03:17 AM
View Ben's profile

Adding another chisel set

10-02-2017 12:25 AM by Ben

Hi Gang, I’ve been saving up and acquiring high quality tools for my...

16 11-07-2017 01:03 AM
View BlasterStumps's profile

A little tiny tool gloat

11-06-2017 03:48 AM by BlasterStumps

Fifty Cents thrift store find: Disston No 1 oval-light 4-1/2” Cabinet ...

9 11-06-2017 04:35 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Great set of videos for beginner

11-06-2017 03:03 PM by rwe2156

Check out “The Art of WW’ing” on YouTube. Phil Lowe does...

1 11-06-2017 04:24 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

How do I remove wood from this area?

11-05-2017 04:20 PM by rolandstronghammer

Morning, I’m making a coffee table out of this peice of maple I cut a coup...

5 11-05-2017 06:16 PM
View metroplexchl's profile

highest quality hand plane blades?

11-03-2017 04:00 PM by metroplexchl

I would like to try my hand at making a wooden bench plane. I was curious wh...

7 11-04-2017 02:30 AM
View WOODLAND's profile

Question on Antique Standley Planes

11-03-2017 11:32 AM by WOODLAND

Question I picked up on some antique Standley planes. All in fine condition o...

16 11-04-2017 02:18 AM
View Schooby's profile

Number 5 with Power Tools?

11-01-2017 01:32 PM by Schooby

Hey Guys - Long time listener, first time caller.. I was looking to get...

10 11-04-2017 12:11 AM
View Caradawc's profile

Disston and Morss Level help

11-03-2017 02:56 AM by Caradawc

Evening all, Just picked up a scad of old hand tools. This was in the lot....

2 11-03-2017 11:24 AM
View EricLew's profile

Stanley Planes on Craigs List

10-07-2017 03:46 AM by EricLew

I’m looking to get into planes, in fact I am going to the Lie-Nielsen H...

23 11-03-2017 03:39 AM
View HTown's profile

Lie Nielsen bevel edge chisel

11-01-2017 11:01 AM by HTown

I’m organizing my hand tools and want to include a tray for a set of Li...

2 11-02-2017 01:33 AM
View Dustin's profile

Cabinet Scraper: Push or Pull?

10-31-2017 02:07 PM by Dustin

Well, after borrowing an old No 80 from CharlesA for a while, I realized this...

17 11-02-2017 01:09 AM
View RossFar's profile

Henshaw & Woodrough backsaw

10-31-2017 07:20 PM by RossFar

I have a Henshaw & Woodrough backsaw and I am looking for information abo...

2 11-01-2017 04:54 PM
View richardchaos's profile

Auctions and heaps

10-29-2017 12:53 AM by richardchaos

I have been to more than one Estate sale/auction. In many of these you see to...

10 11-01-2017 12:52 PM
View adot45's profile

Unidentified smoother with Sargent Blade

10-29-2017 02:27 PM by adot45

I got this plane in a deal for a Stanley No. 2. The body is 8 13/16” l...

8 10-30-2017 11:21 PM
View Al02478's profile

Anyone recognize this old steel jack plane?

10-28-2017 03:00 PM by Al02478

This one has me stumped. I can barely—but not quiteR...

8 10-29-2017 01:49 PM

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