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Vintage Saw Restoration

12-30-2013 05:52 PM by bootsmorris

I am in the process of restoring a few old saws that were my great grandfathe...

9 12-31-2013 06:53 PM
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Looking for assistance in identifying my Dad's #6 hand Plane

12-29-2013 11:33 PM by DocSavage45

This is a #6 hand plane that I got from my dad. Want to tune it up. Asked Stu...

13 12-30-2013 04:11 AM
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What is your FAVORITE Hand Plane?

12-24-2013 07:17 PM by 12strings

Sort of like handplanes of your dreams, except this has to be something you A...

27 12-30-2013 01:04 AM
View b2rtch's profile

Gimlets. Who know and who use these wonderful and inexpensive small tools

12-22-2013 01:44 PM by b2rtch

When I immigrated from France thirty years ago last week, I took with me a nu...

24 12-29-2013 09:18 PM
View Don W's profile (online now)

looking for a frog for a Sargent #9

11-09-2013 05:00 PM by Don W

I am looking for a frog for a Sargent #9 shaw patent Hand plane. Any chance a...

12 12-29-2013 12:53 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

How to maintain razor sharpness?

12-27-2013 01:14 AM by ColonelTravis

Had to buy a Hock blade and examining that I realized how bad I was at sharpe...

20 12-28-2013 06:13 PM
View Thrakintosh's profile

Are these worth salvaging?

12-25-2013 03:23 PM by Thrakintosh

Merry Christmas to you all! Total hand saw newbie here. I’ve been offered ...

30 12-27-2013 12:19 PM
View The Box Whisperer's profile

help me with a choice and some plane education please?

12-26-2013 01:45 AM by The Box Whisperer

First off, sorry if I should have posted this in a different forum, I would h...

12 12-27-2013 11:43 AM
View bandit571's profile (online now)

Modify a Blanket Chest into a tool box???

12-24-2013 04:22 AM by bandit571

Over the years, I have made plenty of Blanket Chests/Toy Boxes. Wondering ...

4 12-26-2013 01:40 AM
View JustplaneJeff's profile

Merry Christmas To all Hand Tool Lovers

12-25-2013 01:21 PM by JustplaneJeff

From my shop to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

7 12-25-2013 07:39 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Help me spend my bonus!

12-23-2013 11:53 PM by lateralus819

So i received a nice christmas bonus from work. Perfect timing too, need some...

10 12-25-2013 03:32 PM
View Thrakintosh's profile

Veritas Mk. II Honing Gauge Issues

12-24-2013 01:36 AM by Thrakintosh

All, I have one of these… have for a year plus and though it seems l...

6 12-25-2013 01:25 AM
View jack43's profile

Wooden Drill Brace

12-19-2013 07:03 PM by jack43

A friend gave me an old wooden hand brace. I can’t find any identificat...

3 12-24-2013 11:37 PM
View ErikF's profile

Carbide Saw Files?

12-24-2013 05:08 AM by ErikF

Does anyone know where I can find triangular saw files made of carbide? The f...

4 12-24-2013 10:36 PM
View mbs's profile

How do you sharpen curved scrapers?

12-23-2013 03:52 AM by mbs

They’re handy tools when sharp but I can’t find any good informat...

7 12-24-2013 02:45 AM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

Paul Sellers dressing out a board by hand

12-23-2013 05:06 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

I just watched both parts of Paul Sellers dressing out a board from a log by ...

13 12-24-2013 12:37 AM
View ashahidan's profile

Sharpening plane blades and chisels

12-21-2013 02:53 AM by ashahidan

When my chisel or ny plane blade get dull I rubs the cutting edge bevel on a...

26 12-23-2013 11:58 PM
View jimbotheconflictor's profile

Hand planing - Boards end up hollowed

12-16-2013 05:04 PM by jimbotheconflictor

I’m just getting started with hand planes and prepping stock by hand an...

6 12-23-2013 08:35 PM
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A $1000 gift card to Lee Valley

12-22-2013 02:11 PM by BentheViking

Not sure if anyone is following along with the PWW 31 days of Christmas conte...

11 12-23-2013 02:00 AM
View Matt Przybylski's profile

#4 Smoother vs. Bevel-Up Smoother

12-21-2013 04:25 AM by Matt Przybylski

I went a bit nuts on the Lee Valley Cyber Monday sale and picked up a PMV-11 ...

13 12-22-2013 07:34 PM

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