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View woodtablet's profile

Argh, flattening a plane fail.. Help

03-13-2016 04:19 AM by woodtablet

Today, I was very excited to buy my used first hand plane. I read a couple of...

21 03-14-2016 11:38 PM
View Northman83's profile

New woodworker, books first, tools second

03-14-2016 12:39 AM by Northman83

Hi. New woodworker here.. although I have not “started” yet.33...

7 03-14-2016 12:36 PM
View Rspencer91's profile

Help With ID

02-26-2016 03:40 PM by Rspencer91

Hello,I am 15 years old and love antique tools. I recently discovered and ol...

11 03-12-2016 12:14 PM
View derrickparks57's profile

Making Cabinet Scrapers

03-11-2016 08:40 PM by derrickparks57

I’ve been wanting some scrapers for a while and I’ve been wonderi...

5 03-11-2016 10:52 PM
View SurfHunter's profile

Stepped into something here, What to look for

03-09-2016 11:38 PM by SurfHunter

Hello,I meet a couple of nice people a few months ago, Husband was a wood wor...

11 03-11-2016 04:34 PM
View LanternLightFarm's profile

114 year old carpenters protractor

03-04-2016 10:04 PM by LanternLightFarm

I recently inherited 2 tool chests full of family tools dating back to my 4th...

1 03-11-2016 01:52 PM
View Axle505's profile

Wood plane recommendation needed.

03-02-2016 06:47 PM by Axle505

I need to make a new top for a used Workmate, I bought recently. On the insid...

10 03-11-2016 01:29 PM
View Dan Wolfgang's profile

Bar gauge opinions

03-10-2016 07:57 PM by Dan Wolfgang

I’m just getting into woodworking again—last done as a kid in hig...

4 03-11-2016 06:13 AM
View FancyShoes's profile


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
View harfordmike's profile


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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