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Shop-made Toothed Bench stop

10-31-2013 04:43 PM by 12strings

I’m doing some research for a workbench build, and wondered if anyone h...

0 10-31-2013 04:43 PM
View acowboy's profile

Siegley No.5c

10-31-2013 03:21 PM by acowboy

Knowing Siegley never made a lever cap plane, figured after Stanley bought th...

0 10-31-2013 03:21 PM
View 12strings's profile

If you don't have a honing guide...

10-31-2013 03:25 AM by 12strings

...GET ONE! I have been sharpening freehand for about 4 years, and just pu...

5 10-31-2013 04:17 AM
View Loren's profile

What happens if you run a dust collector impeller in reverse?

10-31-2013 01:06 AM by Loren

Does it blow the air the opposite direction or just not work as well as it sh...

5 10-31-2013 04:05 AM
View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

Please help me name this old mortice chisel

10-27-2013 04:44 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen

When finishing this stool I went through my old tools and found this nice mor...

14 10-30-2013 09:14 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

How to do dadoes, rabbets & grooves by hand, without a specialty plane

10-29-2013 01:17 PM by HarveyDunn

Hi all, Can I get a clean dadoes, rabbet or groove using hand-tools only, ...

24 10-30-2013 09:10 PM
View 489tad's profile

Hand Saw Question

10-30-2013 03:21 AM by 489tad

This was hanging in a store. A western style, the handle was broken and ...

2 10-30-2013 01:20 PM
View 7Footer's profile

Router Plane Blades

10-29-2013 05:30 PM by 7Footer

Does anyone know of a source other than LV or Lie Nielsen to buy a router pla...

2 10-30-2013 01:03 PM
View Posty's profile

Deciding on new hand plane

10-29-2013 09:36 PM by Posty

So Christmas is coming and my birthday is also on Dec 23. Have been using som...

13 10-30-2013 03:04 AM
View Ray's profile

Greenlee chisels

10-14-2013 03:50 AM by Ray

Does anyone know if Greenlee made chisels that were sold under a different na...

3 10-30-2013 01:18 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Can you use a IBC chipbreaker/blade set for L-Ns in a Stanley?

10-28-2013 11:53 PM by ColonelTravis

I blew this off for a while but then thought I really need to ask. This IB...

3 10-29-2013 06:16 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Of Interest to Vaughan & Bushnell Guys:

10-29-2013 12:33 AM by poopiekat

A local listing…for nippers! http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sel...

0 10-29-2013 12:33 AM
View jdh122's profile

chair devil or scraper, for final shaping of drawknifed chair parts

08-29-2013 08:45 PM by jdh122

I’m about to try my hand at making a greenwood chair (ladder-back, wove...

7 10-28-2013 10:08 PM
View Ron Harper's profile

Met Rob Cosman saw new plane

10-27-2013 08:03 PM by Ron Harper

Met Mr. Cosman at the Indianapolis Woodcraft yesterday afternoon. I had no i...

11 10-28-2013 02:36 PM
View macman's profile

Robert Sorby Bench Chisels

10-07-2013 12:08 PM by macman

I have a 8 set of Robert Sorby bench chisels to sell. They range from 1/4 to...

2 10-28-2013 11:13 AM
View Carl_unplugged's profile

Shooting board plane

10-27-2013 04:56 PM by Carl_unplugged

I just bought a shooting board plane (cheap) at an antiques store...

7 10-28-2013 02:37 AM
View Jon1094's profile

Miter saw or sled

10-26-2013 06:18 AM by Jon1094

I need some advice for making accurate miter cuts. I currently use an Incra ...

6 10-27-2013 12:45 PM
View 12strings's profile

vintage levels

10-26-2013 04:13 AM by 12strings

I see quite a few antique wooden levels at local stores. Are these ever usab...

8 10-27-2013 02:51 AM
View ErikF's profile

Help from the Plane Guys - Stanley No. G5

10-26-2013 09:12 PM by ErikF

I picked this plane up at a flea market today and have a few questions about ...

13 10-27-2013 01:20 AM
View Tedstor's profile

Whats so good about a leg vise?

10-25-2013 02:03 PM by Tedstor

I ask this question out of ignorance, as I’ve never used a leg vise bef...

33 10-26-2013 11:25 PM

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