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View hawkeyeguy83's profile

What type of clamp is this?

486 days ago by hawkeyeguy83

Hi All, Long time lurker, first time poster. I came across this clamp in ...

4 486 days ago
View Tim's profile

Coffin smoother

491 days ago by Tim

Since my smoother has a broken frog, and because I’ve been interested, ...

14 486 days ago
View WadeHolloway's profile

Hand Planing Work Bench Top

491 days ago by WadeHolloway

I really have two questions. I have almost finished a work bench. I started o...

18 487 days ago
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

A Sharpening Quandary

489 days ago by TheWoodenOyster

I am having some trouble getting the “mirror polish” on the back...

20 488 days ago
View Brett's profile

My Roubo bench--finally

488 days ago by Brett

I started buying lumber for a Roubo bench over a year ago. A friend at a cab...

12 488 days ago
View Dave11's profile

Truing lumber by hand--how to avoid "oops"

509 days ago by Dave11

Well, I’m trying to learn to surface lumber 4-square by hand. Have read...

48 488 days ago
View mandatory66's profile

Anant Preimium A78 vs Stanley 78

490 days ago by mandatory66

I have been looking for a rabbit plane & don’t want to spend over $...

6 489 days ago
View Dinger's profile

Bit Brace ID help

492 days ago by Dinger

Hey Jocks, I inherited quite a few old hand tools from my grandfather who ...

7 490 days ago
View hiswillus's profile

Chip out on chamfers

491 days ago by hiswillus

Can’t seem to not get chip out when chamfering to a corner. Even when ...

7 490 days ago
View Mike's profile

Hatchet or Knife?

494 days ago by Mike

Well this might sound crazy to some of you, but here it is. I am picking up ...

21 490 days ago
View jordanp's profile

Wet Stones, Where do I start? (Hand Plane)

497 days ago by jordanp

The only wet stones i’ve used before were for pocket knives, that being...

24 490 days ago
View aherna's profile

Which hardware for a wagon vice?

491 days ago by aherna

Hey all, I’m building a pseudo-roubo and am at the stage in the cons...

4 491 days ago
View richardwootton's profile

I Like My New Bedrock

492 days ago by richardwootton

I picked up this Stanley Bedrock 605 for about 80 bucks last week along with ...

1 491 days ago
View Shannytay's profile

Vintage Saw?Finishing Saw?

493 days ago by Shannytay

Could anyone tell me about a saw like this? Thanks you all for your time!

3 492 days ago
View Tim21BO3's profile

Source for ratchet pawl for Stanley brace

494 days ago by Tim21BO3

Well, my clumsiness strikes again. In the home stretch of rehabbing a stanley...

3 493 days ago
View Greybeardstudios's profile

hand plane identification

573 days ago by Greybeardstudios

Hello! I recently came across this old hand plane but I can’t f...

5 493 days ago
View 12strings's profile

convex sharpening method?

495 days ago by 12strings

Are there any disadvantages to sharpening freehand in the method that has you...

18 493 days ago
View sandhill's profile

Found this plane today at a consignment mall

497 days ago by sandhill

Someone told me that there were wood planes at a place called “Minute m...

12 493 days ago
View LynnT's profile

Set of hand planes

494 days ago by LynnT

Been cleaning out my dad’s cabinet making shop and came across a comple...

9 494 days ago
View bandit571's profile

The Lufkin Rule Co. #95??

494 days ago by bandit571

I now have a “yard stick” of sorts. A Steel one at that. No...

6 494 days ago

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