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View NeophyteGrant's profile

1 1/2 chisel for cheeks: japanese or western

04-17-2018 07:26 PM by NeophyteGrant

I want to try my hand at paring tenon cheeks. I have a router plane I use som...

8 04-18-2018 03:36 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

A Good Primer on Chisels

04-18-2018 01:49 PM by CRAIGCLICK

Hi Everyone. I was wondering if anyone had a link to a good explanation of t...

2 04-18-2018 02:19 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Water stone / keeping it clean

04-13-2018 02:22 AM by LucasWoods

Was wondering if some of you all wouldn’t mind showing me your sharpening sta...

14 04-18-2018 01:02 PM
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

03-11-2012 11:38 PM by Don W

I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and aft...

6640 04-18-2018 12:50 PM
View kocgolf's profile

Antique Tool Collection, a once in a lifetime chance?

04-16-2018 02:11 AM by kocgolf

A friend of a friend of a friend is looking to sell his father’s lifeti...

14 04-16-2018 05:24 PM
View PatrickIrish's profile

Which Handplane(s) to look for? Have Bailey #5 and Harbor Frieght 33 bench plane.

04-16-2018 05:48 AM by PatrickIrish

I want to get better and hand planing. Currently have a Bailey #5 and a ha...

3 04-16-2018 02:34 PM
View adot45's profile

Bedrock 603C flea mkt. find

04-15-2018 02:09 PM by adot45

Hello,Yesterday being 80* we decided to hit the local flea market. I picked ...

7 04-16-2018 02:05 PM
View IantheTinker's profile

Old Miter Box

04-13-2018 05:09 PM by IantheTinker

I picked up this old miter box from a local Habitat for Humanity Restore, the...

6 04-16-2018 01:40 AM
View Johnny7's profile

Handplane of your nightmares?

04-13-2018 04:00 AM by Johnny7

Saw this on that auction site, and cannot now un-see it.

6 04-13-2018 08:18 PM
View PatrickIrish's profile

Older K-body Revo worth it? Wood Handles.

04-13-2018 03:51 PM by PatrickIrish

I picked up my first pair of Bessey K-body Revo’s last week. Home Depot...

8 04-13-2018 06:26 PM
View G5Flyr's profile

Advice For An Old Stanley 71-1/2

03-24-2018 09:31 PM by G5Flyr

Hi LJ’s Does anyone know whether or not the Veritas router plane bla...

9 04-12-2018 10:38 PM
View TCon's profile

Rubber mallet

04-10-2018 03:04 PM by TCon

Anyone know where I can get new rubber tips for this old-timey mallet? It had...

7 04-10-2018 09:18 PM
View mchdnj's profile

Where to buy Veritas in Denver?

04-05-2018 09:24 PM by mchdnj

Hello, I’m from Europe and I’m visiting Denver in the next wee...

7 04-06-2018 02:28 AM
View poopiekat's profile

The Infamous Stanley "Handyman" Line of Planes & Tools

07-03-2013 05:34 PM by poopiekat

We’re all aware of the decline of quality in Stanley tools over the las...

87 04-06-2018 12:51 AM
View Bamabb's profile

20” Long Keen Kutter Transitional Plane??

04-05-2018 07:32 PM by Bamabb

This is my first post so I hope I am doing this correctly. I apologize if not...

2 04-05-2018 08:12 PM
View Holbs's profile

How critical is a 100% jointed flat lined 30" miter saw plate?

04-04-2018 03:22 AM by Holbs

My Goodell-Pratt 30” miter saw is ready for sharpening. I lay a level ...

2 04-05-2018 01:53 AM
View rwe2156's profile

Cheap, cheap marking knife works surprisingly well.

04-03-2018 02:05 PM by rwe2156

My wife picked up a few of these from Ikea less than 2 bucks. The blade is...

4 04-04-2018 08:21 PM
View mikey78's profile

Stanley 62 plane restoration ...

03-12-2018 04:18 PM by mikey78

Hello guys,My next restoration project is a nice stanley 62 …I thought ...

17 04-04-2018 05:33 AM
View PatrickIrish's profile

Bora or Ehoma Parallel Clamp Experience anyone?

04-04-2018 04:45 AM by PatrickIrish

I’ve been using bar clamps and oddball clamps for glue ups, drooling ov...

1 04-04-2018 05:10 AM
View Johnalan Thomas's profile

Pre war vs Post War tools

03-17-2018 04:43 PM by Johnalan Thomas

Hey Y’all, Been really getting into hand tool woodworking. Specifically...

15 04-03-2018 12:46 AM

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