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View DavidTTU's profile

How to tell if old hand saws are worth it?

07-06-2015 01:34 PM by DavidTTU

These old Disston and Atkins saws cropped up on our CL this morning. Can a...

6 07-06-2015 07:03 PM
View JeffP's profile

Stanley No. 3 -- what is it's primary "purpose"?

07-03-2015 10:05 PM by JeffP

At this point I have “amassed” what to me seems like a cornucopia...

12 07-05-2015 07:41 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

extra long auger bits

07-03-2015 02:55 AM by Pendragon1998

I was in an antique store recently, and I came across a barrel with several e...

6 07-05-2015 06:44 AM
View hjt's profile

Tape Ruler - What kind is this

07-03-2015 10:45 PM by hjt

Several years ago, when my Dad died, I inherited much of his stuff – ht...

4 07-05-2015 03:28 AM
View Brett's profile

Wood source for joiners mallet

07-04-2015 01:25 PM by Brett

I’ve been wanting to make a joiners mallet but have had no luck finding...

7 07-04-2015 10:00 PM
View Mitch Peacock's profile

What tool did you make in the shop?

06-20-2015 11:22 PM by Mitch Peacock

I often make tools in my shop, either from scratch out by adapting something....

11 07-03-2015 10:49 PM
View Holbs's profile

Hand Planes: do I have too many, realistically?

06-21-2015 04:18 PM by Holbs

I’ve been collecting hand planes from auctions. Some by accident (an a...

34 07-03-2015 09:14 PM
View DBordello's profile

Stanley Plane Identification

06-30-2015 10:29 PM by DBordello

I have been doing casual woodworking for about 6 months. I have acquired sev...

23 07-03-2015 12:00 PM
View woodynoob's profile

LV Router Plane woes

07-02-2015 03:22 PM by woodynoob

I’ve decided to get more control over my tenon trimming, so was looking...

9 07-02-2015 08:43 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Veritas honing guide - worth it?

07-02-2015 01:48 PM by rwe2156

I’ve pretty decent sharpening skills and I don’t use honing guide...

15 07-02-2015 08:32 PM
View SuperCubber's profile

Block Plane ID?

07-01-2015 02:59 PM by SuperCubber

Came across this old block plane in my father-in-law’s old tools. Can ...

4 07-02-2015 01:24 AM
View bandit571's profile

Show & Tell: Flattening a glued up panel...

07-01-2015 06:15 PM by bandit571

With just a few handplanes. Only electric needed is for the overhead light...

9 07-01-2015 10:16 PM
View Bill White's profile

Rusted/stuck screws.

06-24-2015 09:27 PM by Bill White

What do you do to free rusted or stuck screws?Just got my 100 year old spoke ...

19 07-01-2015 03:02 PM
View Brett's profile

Convert flat-bottomed spokeshave to round?

06-30-2015 08:46 PM by Brett

Does a flat-bottom, Stanley-151-like spokeshave have enough metal in the sole...

4 07-01-2015 02:13 AM
View Jim Rowe's profile

Help needed to identify the purpose of this saw

06-27-2015 10:14 PM by Jim Rowe

Hi, I picked up this saw the other day and would appreciate any help in ident...

24 07-01-2015 01:23 AM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Removing spray paint from Record vise

06-30-2015 01:53 AM by onoitsmatt

I picked up an ol Record 52 today. It’s in really nice shape except it ...

7 07-01-2015 12:27 AM
View esmthin's profile

Tool Gloat

06-29-2015 04:32 AM by esmthin

Boy, did I get a good deal off of Craigslist today! The coveted Stanley No.45...

12 06-30-2015 12:38 PM
View Mattyboy's profile

Questions About A Pair of Hollow & Round Planes

06-29-2015 11:24 PM by Mattyboy

I have a pair of H&R that are a bit unusual and I’d like some input...

1 06-30-2015 12:58 AM
View BalsaWood's profile

Need help selecting a chisel plane or flush trim plane

06-24-2015 08:05 AM by BalsaWood

I need help selecting a plane for the purpose of flush trimming, removing glu...

4 06-29-2015 04:05 PM
View Ray's profile

Crown on wet grinder wheel

06-28-2015 03:52 AM by Ray

I have an inexpensive 10” wet grinder (Central Machinery). The wheel ha...

5 06-28-2015 11:41 PM

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