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Stanley Bailey no.5

11-08-2013 11:00 PM by cliffslocal777

What do most folks pay on eBay for one of these in good shape? For instance I...

13 11-10-2013 09:34 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

How badly will MDF dull my saw?

11-10-2013 05:08 AM by newwoodbutcher

I have to saw by hand a Black Cherry open stringer. Each step is a slightly ...

2 11-10-2013 06:06 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

What is the advantage of garnet sandpaper?

09-17-2012 04:11 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve had this burning question for some time….. is garnet sandpap...

22 11-10-2013 03:37 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Big DFW vintage tool sale Nov. 16-17

11-10-2013 03:35 AM by ColonelTravis

I know a lot of you Dallas people know about Lynn Dowd in Garland. His next b...

0 11-10-2013 03:35 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Hinge for plane till?

11-10-2013 02:47 AM by lateralus819

I’m drawing up a mockup for my plane till I’d like to build. I wa...

5 11-10-2013 03:15 AM
View Wilmingtonian's profile

Rugol Tool Company

02-29-2012 02:30 AM by Wilmingtonian

Has anyone ever heard of the Rugol Tool Company? If so, I would be intereste...

6 11-10-2013 02:36 AM
View Posty's profile

Tis better to receive than give

11-09-2013 04:25 AM by Posty

So my birthday and Christmas are 2 days apart and my wife always let’s ...

7 11-10-2013 02:12 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Does restoration affect a planes value?

11-09-2013 02:36 AM by lateralus819

So I’m bored and Have been meaning to ask this. What impact does a full...

10 11-09-2013 01:55 PM
View hektor's profile

shaping a laminated gunstock

11-06-2013 03:40 PM by hektor

I am brand new here. I am a senior and I live in Oregon and I am working on a...

18 11-09-2013 03:47 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Shapleigh hand planes?

11-07-2013 10:01 PM by lateralus819

So i “Accidentally” won two #8 planes on ebay. I made an offer i ...

7 11-08-2013 11:19 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Which saw best matches this descripton?

11-03-2013 10:34 PM by HarveyDunn

I want to buy a saw for joinery. Chris Schwarz quasi-endorses the idea that &...

5 11-08-2013 10:37 PM
View Kv0nT's profile

just hit the motherload.

11-08-2013 05:31 PM by Kv0nT

I just hit the mother load. 11 Robert Sorby HSS turning chisels. 6 CMT 1/...

2 11-08-2013 06:49 PM
View yag113's profile

Vintage Folding Ruler Question... what is the brass part for?

11-07-2013 05:38 PM by yag113

Does anyone know the purpose of the little brass end on this antique fold...

4 11-07-2013 10:49 PM
View Dallas's profile

Wife Got Me a New Toy!

11-04-2013 01:59 PM by Dallas

My wife went to a yardsale last saturday and bought a bunch of items for very...

9 11-07-2013 08:41 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Is it necessary to clamp the far end of a shooting board?

11-07-2013 02:43 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m going to build my first shooting board this weekend. I’ve see...

2 11-07-2013 06:37 PM
View 12strings's profile

Workbench with no front stretcher

10-20-2013 04:49 AM by 12strings

I’d like to build a workbench, but in my very limited space, I’d ...

14 11-07-2013 10:57 AM
View WayneC's profile

2013 Fall Shop Made Handtool Swap - Please Vote

10-30-2013 04:08 PM by WayneC

Jordan has set up a poll for the next swap and will be leading the swap. I t...

99 11-07-2013 01:10 AM
View Ron Harper's profile

Attaboy Derek!! You make us proud

11-06-2013 04:12 PM by Ron Harper

Two planes featured in the new FWW Tools and Shops issue… Way to go,

3 11-06-2013 05:51 PM
View wheelweaver's profile

Finding a Mortising Bit

11-06-2013 05:38 PM by wheelweaver

Hey fellow woodworkers! I just got an old Ezra Gould-pattern foot-powered mor...

0 11-06-2013 05:38 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Repair or replace bottom of a tote?

11-03-2013 02:22 AM by ColonelTravis

Just got a No. 8 Type 9 for $34, man I am stoked. Needs plenty of TLC, lots o...

10 11-04-2013 07:43 PM

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