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Jorgenson 12" bench vise question.

11-13-2014 09:08 PM by BigJohn

Hello all. I recently bought the Jorgenson bench vise. When I release the b...

4 11-13-2014 09:27 PM
View Ub1chris's profile

Caught in the act!

11-11-2014 07:43 PM by Ub1chris

I’m finally building a proper workbench, and am not doing it all by han...

26 11-13-2014 06:31 PM
View Flipper01's profile

Digital caliper

11-12-2014 01:24 AM by Flipper01

I’ve always used a simple tape measure when prepping wood and building ...

16 11-13-2014 03:48 PM
View Rayne's profile

Dovetail saws for lefties?

11-11-2014 02:47 AM by Rayne

I was looking at some Dovetail saws from Leevalley and noticed that the saws ...

11 11-13-2014 03:44 PM
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How did I do?

11-13-2014 12:55 AM by bigblockyeti

Picked up these at a garage sale along with a few other tools for $7. Didn&#...

3 11-13-2014 03:21 PM
View mds4752's profile

Help with moulding planes suggested reading

11-10-2014 06:29 PM by mds4752

Hello all, Teetering on the brink of falling into another woodworking rabb...

8 11-13-2014 01:44 PM
View Matt's profile

Columbian Vise Problem...What am I missing?

11-12-2014 02:37 AM by Matt

I bought this Columbian quick-release vise off Ebay last month and mounted it...

1 11-12-2014 02:46 AM
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Wooden spokeshave recommendations

11-10-2014 02:24 AM by siavosh

Hi folks, I’m getting ready to work on my first chair that’ll req...

2 11-11-2014 01:40 AM
View oltexasboy1's profile

Hand drill

11-10-2014 04:02 PM by oltexasboy1

I have a Goodell-Pratt No 188A Push Drill , That I have finally broken the la...

1 11-10-2014 05:02 PM
View bandit571's profile

"Moving DaySale" finds

11-08-2014 07:51 PM by bandit571

That even said something about “Barn finds” too. Spent a whopp...

5 11-09-2014 08:12 PM
View BoardCop's profile

Completely baffle with this BF Haley plane

11-08-2014 10:11 PM by BoardCop

I found the plane in a old tool box I was given. I cleaned it up a bit and se...

3 11-09-2014 02:02 AM
View FancyShoes's profile

Just picked up these buffalo chisel set!

11-08-2014 04:24 PM by FancyShoes

I have been looking for a decent set with a variety of sizes, so I picke d...

7 11-08-2014 10:27 PM
View Brett's profile

How many block planes?

11-04-2014 04:09 AM by Brett

For a user of hand tools, as opposed to a collector, is there any benefit to ...

14 11-07-2014 11:35 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Opinions please (sharpening stones, etc)

11-03-2014 09:26 PM by LucasWoods

What is your favorite type of sharpening stones for hand planes/chisels? W...

16 11-06-2014 10:43 PM
View jdh122's profile

Lee Valley free shipping event

11-06-2014 03:23 PM by jdh122

See title. Lasts until November 13.

0 11-06-2014 03:23 PM
View myersbr2's profile

Identifying old Stanley Plane and restoration

11-05-2014 09:31 PM by myersbr2

I’ve read several postings on here and other places found on Google, bu...

4 11-06-2014 02:54 PM
View Hullguitars's profile

Stanley 750 Chisel Set

11-06-2014 06:21 AM by Hullguitars

I collect old tools. That’s the short version.I hav...

0 11-06-2014 06:21 AM
View Boris 's profile

Beading tool, Veritas or Lie Nielsen?

12-15-2013 12:18 AM by Boris

Hi, guys I want to buy a beading tool and I wonder which one you think will b...

5 11-05-2014 05:30 PM
View tirmey's profile

Locking Pliers Spring

11-03-2014 03:02 PM by tirmey

Hi, Everyone! I wonder about the function of the spring in a locking plier...

9 11-05-2014 02:04 AM
View drewpy's profile

what hand crank drill to get? Help!

11-04-2014 02:41 AM by drewpy

All, I am wanting to make a simple plant stand and use nothing but hand tools...

3 11-05-2014 01:23 AM

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