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Gift Ideas

05-02-2016 07:02 PM by janemino

Hi folks!My mom has been getting into hand carving for the past couple years....

0 05-02-2016 07:02 PM
View alittleoff's profile

Hand plane ?

04-30-2016 04:01 PM by alittleoff

Well I guess I got it. THE HAND PLANE FEVER! What do you take for it? Two mo...

8 05-02-2016 12:20 PM
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04-29-2016 06:35 PM by greatview

I’ve probably got 50 or more screwdrivers (slotted and Philips) and am...

10 05-02-2016 10:51 AM
View dschlic1's profile

Best way to trim tenons

04-29-2016 04:59 PM by dschlic1

I have recently completed a router mortising jig to cut mortises. The origina...

15 05-02-2016 08:48 AM
View Ray's profile

Diamond plate vs water stones

04-30-2016 01:58 AM by Ray

I see posts where forum members are now using diamond plates for honing. But ...

9 05-01-2016 03:44 AM
View Woodiewannabe's profile

Chisel trademark stumper

02-29-2016 03:19 PM by Woodiewannabe

I picked these up recently but am stumped by the logos. The first is plain, b...

11 05-01-2016 03:10 AM
View LayneZ's profile

Hand Engraved Lie-Nielsen

04-28-2016 01:16 PM by LayneZ

I haven’t posted an engraved tool in awhile so I thought I’d show...

8 04-28-2016 07:43 PM
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Two 'Whatizzits" from the Poopiekat Workshop:

07-08-2012 09:34 PM by poopiekat

Ok.. I’m baffled, sorta, about what exactly these two little tools are....

10 04-27-2016 06:52 PM
View Cubstar's profile

Can anyone help me identify this plane please?

04-14-2016 04:36 PM by Cubstar

Hi, I have this plane here that I would really like to get some more informat...

6 04-27-2016 06:23 PM
View JADobson's profile

Rust hunt score

04-27-2016 02:01 AM by JADobson

Went rust hunting today and picked this up for $10 (Canadian, so like 1.50 US...

3 04-27-2016 03:54 PM
View BuddyC's profile

Old Bevel Square ID

04-25-2016 01:45 AM by BuddyC

Hello,Just found the group. I live in N.W. Arkansas. I like to buy, use and...

13 04-27-2016 02:11 AM
View Gambrell's profile

Want to buy a Stanley/Baily jointer plane #7 pre WW2

04-24-2016 01:48 AM by Gambrell

Does anyone know of anyone that might have a Stanley/Baily jointer plane #7 p...

8 04-27-2016 02:06 AM
View Evowood's profile

Picked this plane up today from CL

03-23-2016 03:12 PM by Evowood

It is a very old, lightly used Miller Falls No. 9 hand plane. There is a litt...

10 04-26-2016 09:42 PM
View mramseyISU's profile

Who's all going to the MWTCA meet in Humbolt IA sunday?

04-25-2016 07:32 PM by mramseyISU

Just wondering if there will be any other LJ’s at the MWTCA meet in Iow...

1 04-25-2016 07:53 PM
View Aidan1211's profile

Wanna See Your Hand Tool Collections

04-18-2016 05:45 PM by Aidan1211

I love seeing what others have hunted out in the wild and have gathered. Post...

16 04-25-2016 06:50 PM
View Woodcut1's profile

Moisture meter

03-27-2016 11:37 PM by Woodcut1

I am still a little confused about moisture meters. Most pin type say measure...

10 04-25-2016 04:08 PM
View BrentParkin's profile

Another amazing tool chest

04-22-2016 08:59 PM by BrentParkin

Did anyone notice Chris Schwarz mentioning this new tool chest that is up...

6 04-24-2016 04:17 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Why can't I use water on oil stones and vise verse?

03-18-2015 09:23 AM by Sanderguy777

I have a water stone and an oil stone. I know that I can’t use oil on t...

20 04-24-2016 04:24 AM
View Stormbind's profile

Restoring old hand planes

04-22-2016 03:05 AM by Stormbind

I have some old hand plans that I would like to restore. Do any of you have a...

7 04-24-2016 03:52 AM
View Marn64's profile

Pre-Lateral restoration Tote and knob

04-23-2016 02:54 PM by Marn64

As some of you probably already know I am restoring a Stanley type 4 no 7. A ...

6 04-23-2016 11:44 PM

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