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09-04-2013 07:27 AM by jackripp

I’m looking at buying either the Lie Nielsen inlay tools or the new Ver...

2 09-04-2013 07:52 AM
View FaTToaD's profile

So this is what hand planes are all about... (Now with Pictures!)

08-29-2013 02:36 PM by FaTToaD

Just wanted to share my recent discovery of hand planes with everyone: I h...

36 09-04-2013 12:58 AM
View siavosh's profile

Blade thickness for fret saw for dovetail waste

09-03-2013 05:31 AM by siavosh

Hi folks, I’m researching fret saws for cutting out dovetail waste and ...

3 09-03-2013 06:50 PM
View DKV's profile

Am I missing something?

08-29-2013 11:06 PM by DKV

There are hundreds (?) of plane enthusiasts on this site. About the only pla...

62 09-03-2013 02:30 AM
View Nygiants77's profile

Vintage Stanley Bailey No. 5 Smooth 14"

09-02-2013 10:04 PM by Nygiants77

Hey guys, I’m looking for a plane and since I already have a block plan...

13 09-03-2013 12:58 AM
View natenaaron's profile

Ripping saw

08-30-2013 11:44 PM by natenaaron

Someone asked me today what kind of hand saw a person would use to rip cut a ...

9 09-02-2013 07:20 PM
View Benvolio's profile

`Budget` saws?

09-01-2013 08:00 PM by Benvolio

I’m not really too sure what decent brand saws are out there at the mom...

4 09-02-2013 06:01 PM
View Karennic's profile

Any recommendations

09-01-2013 07:47 PM by Karennic

Hi I’m relatively new to working with live edge wood and have been w...

7 09-02-2013 05:33 PM
View Bullet's profile

Thor's Chisel?

09-01-2013 03:51 PM by Bullet

I found this in a box of tools that my uncle gave me. It’s pretty awes...

5 09-01-2013 11:25 PM
View Whiskers's profile

A missed high tech marking tool for $1!

09-01-2013 05:08 AM by Whiskers

I’ve had a little project on the back burner for awhile and decided to ...

0 09-01-2013 05:08 AM
View LaPala's profile

Mallet that doesn't look like one

08-31-2013 08:29 PM by LaPala

How many times has one of us grab a piece of scrap to use as a mallet because...

3 08-31-2013 11:51 PM
View jacobgerlach's profile

Millers Falls 18C - good choice for a newbie?

08-30-2013 02:15 PM by jacobgerlach

I posted here to get advice about lumber prices, tools to get rough stock rea...

14 08-31-2013 12:24 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Making Planes and Tools From Scratch!!!

08-30-2013 03:24 PM by poopiekat

This video has been presented before, but indeed you can fabricate any tool y...

0 08-30-2013 03:24 PM
View uMinded's profile

Choosing Bench & Mortise Chisels

08-27-2013 09:23 PM by uMinded

I am saving up to buy a set of chisels as I am using total crap right now and...

18 08-30-2013 01:24 AM
View Randy_ATX's profile

recent acquisition of older chisels and brass wedge - any info?

08-27-2013 04:54 PM by Randy_ATX

I recently visited my dad and he sent me home with a few goodies. I am just ...

10 08-29-2013 02:38 PM
View quartrsawn's profile

Chisel Gloat

08-28-2013 02:32 AM by quartrsawn

I picked up these two at a yard sale the other day for $2.50 each. A 2 in...

6 08-29-2013 02:10 PM
View Klickitat's profile

Show us your homemade tools.

07-18-2013 03:40 PM by Klickitat

I have been drooling on router planes for a while now and last night I came a...

3 08-29-2013 01:32 PM
View Deon1963's profile

Steiner 1859 original

08-27-2013 06:13 AM by Deon1963

Hi all…. I am trying to get info on a hand plane that I picked up a ...

7 08-29-2013 12:56 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Razor blade scraper plane?

07-28-2013 10:39 PM by lateralus819

Was curious to see if anybodys made a scraper plane that uses razor blades? T...

11 08-28-2013 06:45 PM
View Dave's profile

What Hand Tool Web Information do you use?

02-10-2012 08:57 PM by Dave

I want to thank WayneC for starting this great list and giving it to me a lon...

41 08-27-2013 11:54 AM

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