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03-06-2016 01:55 AM by FancyShoes

The wood vise, how often do you use them, and what do you use them for? Se...

11 03-10-2016 02:40 AM
View Gambrell's profile

Hand Tool Question from beginner

03-08-2016 12:26 AM by Gambrell

Hey guys, I am wanting to study hand tool usage and am curious if anyone h...

12 03-10-2016 01:06 AM
View Katz-Moses Woodworking's profile

I love hand planes! What's your favorite everyday plane.

03-08-2016 06:37 PM by Katz-Moses Woodworking

I love my stanley #3 bailey from the 20s. What’s your favorite? I made ...

17 03-09-2016 07:37 PM
View James Wright's profile

tongue and groove iron set

03-09-2016 12:06 PM by James Wright

I am looking for a tongue and groove iron set I want to make a pair of tongue...

7 03-09-2016 04:51 PM
View Chas7715's profile

Starett Combination Set

03-09-2016 12:42 AM by Chas7715

Today while perusing Craigslist I saw an ad for a Starrett tool set. Being cu...

2 03-09-2016 03:03 AM
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03-07-2016 02:02 PM by harfordmike

Can any one tell me anything about this tool or the company that is o...

5 03-09-2016 12:26 AM
View Gambrell's profile

New Woodworker trying to decide path to go in purchasing bench planes

03-04-2016 05:04 PM by Gambrell

I am wanting to get deeper into the woodworker hobby, and I am at the point w...

38 03-08-2016 12:21 AM
View ppg677's profile

Any tips on what to do with this transitional jointer plane?

03-06-2016 02:32 AM by ppg677

I’m still a newbie to hand planes in general. I picked up this jointer...

5 03-07-2016 12:29 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

borrowed scraper plane idea

01-07-2016 12:56 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, This is a scraper plane I made from A Fulton 3710 chosen because i...

7 03-06-2016 06:45 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Saw recommendation for cutting tenons

03-05-2016 01:37 AM by bbasiaga

I’m looking for a good starter saw for cutting tenons. I mainly work w...

8 03-06-2016 01:41 PM
View mike12ophone's profile

3/16" vs 1/4" Chisel

02-23-2016 04:14 PM by mike12ophone

I’m about to buy my very first chisel. (the very first thing I bought w...

13 03-06-2016 07:27 AM
View BigDumbAnimal's profile

Minimalist Tools

02-24-2016 05:48 AM by BigDumbAnimal

Looking for some advice. I’m about to get orders to spend a couple yea...

27 03-06-2016 06:02 AM
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Sand Paper/ Glass

03-03-2016 04:30 PM by KYSean

What is the best way to attach sandpaper to glass to use in tool sharpening?

14 03-05-2016 01:54 PM
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Flattening Oil Stones

07-02-2014 09:58 PM by .

Hello folks, When flattening old fine/medium Carborundum oil stones via sa...

3 03-05-2016 01:57 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

Chisels...need a strategy

02-05-2016 03:36 AM by bbasiaga

I’ve been asking a lot of advice on what tools to buy lately. Thanks t...

39 03-05-2016 01:39 AM
View Aidan1211's profile

American Machinery Company Olivers Patent No 1 Trimmer What should I do with this beast.

03-03-2016 12:07 PM by Aidan1211

I just picked this thing up (on accident) from craigslist. My hand tool sickn...

11 03-04-2016 04:59 PM
View MLD's profile

Lie-Nielsen Vs Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane

02-17-2016 04:30 PM by MLD

I have not seen the critical information I need so far, so I am posting this....

18 03-04-2016 05:57 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Veritas upgrading their Small Plow Plane

02-25-2016 09:29 PM by ColonelTravis

Posted this in the Modern American Hand Tool Forum, but in case it’s mi...

3 03-04-2016 05:39 AM
View James Wright's profile

Odd old Wooden Plow Plane

03-03-2016 02:20 PM by James Wright

I got the chance to work on this old bird and loved the chance to bring it ba...

2 03-03-2016 10:51 PM
View mamell's profile

Screwdriver ratings?

03-03-2016 01:21 PM by mamell

I’m looking to update my collection of crap screwdrivers, especially th...

14 03-03-2016 08:46 PM

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