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Workamates of our Dreams

02-25-2012 11:40 PM by SamuelP

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

332 01-06-2017 09:17 PM
View Tennwood's profile

Shapton USA customer service

01-06-2017 05:03 PM by Tennwood

This is sort of a product review but being I don’t actually have the pr...

1 01-06-2017 08:22 PM
View buckbuster31's profile

bench dog hand planes

01-06-2017 03:00 PM by buckbuster31

I just noticed the bench dog hand planes on rockler and seemed to be a great ...

8 01-06-2017 06:22 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Some Wacky Iron Planes from Europe and Down Under, #3s, #4s and #5s.

04-09-2015 11:42 PM by poopiekat

It’s really a good idea to keep a record of your woodworking tools for ...

33 01-05-2017 10:40 PM
View thcyclist's profile

Stanley No 80 identification

01-02-2017 09:38 PM by thcyclist

Hoi I just got a decent looking #80 and was wondering what the age-range w...

10 01-05-2017 08:58 AM
View crank49's profile

Anybody Notice Home Depot Dumped Jorgensen Clamps in Favor of Chinese Irwins

02-13-2013 01:51 AM by crank49

I was just in HD this afternoon and I had planned to pick up a couple of 12&#...

72 01-05-2017 02:19 AM
View Brad Crudup's profile

Socket chisel handle from a broken sledgehammer

01-01-2017 08:39 PM by Brad Crudup

Let me know what you think about how they turned out. Here is a video of ...

2 01-02-2017 11:00 PM
View RandyinFlorida's profile

Stanley Circa 1910 2c Smoothing Plane

11-03-2016 01:41 PM by RandyinFlorida

I can’t believe my good fortune. I was recently given a 2c Smoothing p...

10 01-02-2017 04:12 PM
View GregTP's profile

Shop Made Hand Planes: Show and Tell

12-31-2016 03:22 AM by GregTP

Hi all! I love seeing all the refurbs and sparkly new planes but how about a ...

13 01-02-2017 07:35 AM
View Lemwise's profile

Forced hot vinegar patina on block plane.

12-30-2016 11:38 PM by Lemwise

So I have these weird hands that can make brass and cast iron rust very quick...

16 01-01-2017 10:50 PM
View Marn64's profile

Making a try square, what materials?

12-30-2016 09:57 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody,So today I found this old try square that obviously lost its ha...

6 01-01-2017 08:41 PM
View clin's profile

Bailey No 3 Hand Plane Restoration

12-30-2016 03:01 AM by clin

Just last week I received an old hand plane. It had been my grandfathers. It ...

10 12-31-2016 04:18 PM
View RussJohnson's profile

Should I get a Rabbeting Jack even if it doesn't have a depth stop?

12-29-2016 11:12 PM by RussJohnson

Gents and Ladies, I’ve come into a little end of the year money and ...

8 12-31-2016 03:14 PM
View steveinaz's profile

Sargent 409 type 5 Smooth Plane set up question

12-28-2016 06:25 PM by steveinaz

While refinishing this plane I noticed that there is a 1/16” gap betwee...

17 12-30-2016 07:16 PM
View joshtp's profile

Got a steal on a Lion Miter Trimmer, but don't know why I need it

12-30-2016 02:54 AM by joshtp

I was browsing a local internet-only auction, and was astounded what people w...

6 12-30-2016 05:49 PM
View DW833's profile

Citric acid and japanning

12-29-2016 02:56 AM by DW833

I purchased a Stanley #4 today. Believe it is a type 11 in really good condi...

5 12-30-2016 06:48 AM
View RandyinFlorida's profile

Block Plane Decision

12-20-2016 08:01 PM by RandyinFlorida

Hello Fellow Jocks, I have an itch to spend some money. A block plane spe...

148 12-30-2016 02:06 AM
View Ron Aylor's profile

How Many Hand Saws Do You Really Use?

08-22-2016 02:23 PM by Ron Aylor

How many hand saws do you really use? I don’t mean collect and have...

20 12-29-2016 07:46 PM
View Miah's profile

No name hand plane.

12-27-2016 01:48 PM by Miah

Hello all. I have been lurking for some time and thought I should join. I ha...

5 12-29-2016 04:56 PM
View bluenik's profile

Handsaw width - can I sharpen this handsaw?

12-28-2016 07:50 PM by bluenik

Hello, I’m a student from Slovenia and I’m new here so if post...

5 12-28-2016 10:01 PM

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