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View SweatyTeddy's profile

Dull plane

04-04-2016 02:17 PM by SweatyTeddy

I got a plane from my dad who got it from his father in-law (my grandpa). And...

24 04-18-2016 04:43 PM
View jkdavies's profile

Help identifying an old plane

04-01-2016 03:23 AM by jkdavies

Hey guys, I’m completely new to hand planes, but the other day as I ...

11 04-18-2016 04:40 PM
View cdaulton's profile

Looking for some opinions on chisels

04-13-2016 05:43 AM by cdaulton

I am in the market for some new bench chisels. I am currently using some Foo...

19 04-18-2016 04:22 PM
View Phee's profile

Wards Master Quality

04-17-2016 04:42 PM by Phee

I have a Wards Master Quality No45 Plane that my Grandfather gave me. I know ...

3 04-18-2016 10:39 AM
View Marn64's profile

Cast iron fragileness question

04-16-2016 02:24 PM by Marn64

As of late, I have been collecting several old Stanleys, which are of course,...

10 04-17-2016 07:02 PM
View bruc101's profile (online now)

How about this for a hand plane

04-17-2016 03:35 AM by bruc101


1 04-17-2016 04:33 AM
View Ripthorn's profile

What Tools/Supplies Have Made Your Work Better?

04-14-2016 10:17 PM by Ripthorn

Alright, I know that practice and skill are the bedrock of what we do, but I ...

30 04-15-2016 11:14 PM
View JoshuaS's profile

Flush trim saw

04-09-2016 12:23 AM by JoshuaS

This is my first woodworking project, a set of little desktop speakers. I...

10 04-14-2016 01:45 PM
View DirtyMike's profile

Another help identify hand plane

04-11-2016 10:52 PM by DirtyMike

well here it goes, i bought a No. 6 at a flea market this weekend for 12 buck...

6 04-12-2016 02:41 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

Helped identifying this saw.

04-06-2016 01:39 AM by rolandstronghammer

The handle says Atkins 2. It’s 5ft long with 3” teeth.

3 04-09-2016 11:29 PM
View darylkoehn's profile

bringing out an etching on a old saw blade

04-07-2016 01:47 PM by darylkoehn

I was wondering how to clean an old saw blade, to bring out the etching that&...

4 04-07-2016 11:01 PM
View Marn64's profile

Prelateral Stanley No. 7 restoration

04-02-2016 10:06 PM by Marn64

Hello, I’ve been a long time reader of these forums but this is my firs...

25 04-06-2016 12:03 AM
View milehighnovice's profile

Ulmia 4 or Lie-Nielsen Improved Worbench

12-03-2011 07:07 AM by milehighnovice

I am a novice woodworker and would like to get some advice as to which woodwo...

7 04-05-2016 04:33 PM
View JADobson's profile

Bow saw problem

04-04-2016 07:00 PM by JADobson

Hi everyone,So I built this bow saw last week. I was really happy with how it...

11 04-05-2016 03:39 AM
View Michaelbr's profile

Help Identifying Honing Stones Please

04-04-2016 04:10 PM by Michaelbr

Hello, I was wondering if anybody knew anything about these stones and how to...

1 04-04-2016 05:58 PM
View robdbeal's profile

J A Lapham Marking Gauge

04-04-2016 02:18 AM by robdbeal

I recently came across a dingy marking gauge in an antique store which I had ...

3 04-04-2016 04:56 AM
View GoatBoy's profile

$2000 to spend on tools?

03-25-2016 04:22 PM by GoatBoy

Starting from scratch, how would you outfit your shop if you only had 2k to w...

43 04-04-2016 02:42 AM
View willhime's profile

Metal polish

04-02-2016 11:17 PM by willhime

I haven’t polished anything since a replica claymore sword I bought at ...

3 04-03-2016 01:58 AM
View Joe Lyddon's profile

The debut of the iSlab... Looks very promising & secure!

04-01-2016 10:37 PM by Joe Lyddon

Have you checked out this Brand New product? Looks like a very promising ...

9 04-02-2016 11:46 PM
View trevor7428's profile

Is this worth anything?

04-01-2016 10:21 AM by trevor7428

So when my grandfather passed away, I got some of his tools he had. Just w...

11 04-01-2016 07:25 PM

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