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Need Help: ID'ing old socket timber frame chisel

03-09-2018 05:39 AM by blueridge

Hello everyone. I have spent the last few days restoring this old timber fra...

1 03-10-2018 03:22 AM
View Ben's profile

Trying to figure out which chisels sizes/types to buy

03-08-2018 06:57 PM by Ben

I want to invest in some Blue Spruce chisels. I currently have a 6 pc. set...

5 03-08-2018 10:37 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Making a 37° bed BD wooden jack plane. Some questions.

03-02-2018 10:55 PM by AESamuel

Hi!! Seeing the high prices for a low angle jack plane I’ve decided ...

6 03-08-2018 09:23 PM
View startingfromscratch's profile

Value of Original Unused Marple Chisels Set of 4 (Sheffield iron)

12-03-2011 05:13 PM by startingfromscratch

From the way I understand it, Marples blue handle chisels made in Sheffield a...

24 03-08-2018 08:01 PM
View kokako's profile

Moving from grinder to Mark II honing guide?

03-04-2018 12:04 AM by kokako

Is there anyone out there who uses a grinder and and Mark II honing guide? I...

10 03-08-2018 09:40 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Some Wacky Iron Planes from Europe and Down Under, #3s, #4s and #5s.

04-09-2015 11:42 PM by poopiekat

It’s really a good idea to keep a record of your woodworking tools for ...

46 03-07-2018 02:01 PM
View IantheTinker's profile

Fixing Up Old Saws

03-06-2018 01:18 AM by IantheTinker

I have these old hand saws and was wondering if they are worth fixing up, I w...

3 03-06-2018 01:42 PM
View Tomicsek's profile

Wooden plane's mouth - out of angle

03-05-2018 02:53 PM by Tomicsek

Hello people, I am repairing wooden hand plane with a chip breaker, I wan...

3 03-06-2018 01:39 PM
View Ron Aylor's profile (online now)

Hand Tool Forensics #3 - We Have a Winner!

02-24-2018 08:01 PM by Ron Aylor

Third installment of Hand Tool Forensics . See if you can identify the operat...

21 03-04-2018 11:28 PM
View Ron Aylor's profile (online now)

Birds of a Feather (redux)

11-07-2016 05:51 PM by Ron Aylor

NOTE: Revised from original post to be more inclusive (thanks, Andy!).  Tryin...

242 03-04-2018 07:12 PM
View jtrz's profile

Polishing Restored Hand Planes

03-02-2018 09:48 PM by jtrz

I’m have finally reached the buffing and polishing point in my hand pla...

6 03-03-2018 02:57 PM
View RedWoodworker's profile

Jointer Plane for Beginner

03-01-2018 03:19 PM by RedWoodworker

Hello all, I have grown frustrated trying to get perfect cuts on my table ...

16 03-03-2018 12:36 AM
View Holbs's profile

Sawing 1.5" hard maple: 14TPI backsaw not suitable?

02-28-2018 01:38 AM by Holbs

Sawing with my Veritas 14TPI tenon crosscut saw on 1.5”thick hard maple...

11 03-01-2018 06:42 PM
View PittsburghTim's profile

Bowl Carving Frustration

03-01-2018 02:12 AM by PittsburghTim

I have been interested in trying my hand at carving bowls from green wood for...

2 03-01-2018 04:23 PM
View jtrz's profile

Restoring hand plane-1st timer w/ questions

01-27-2018 01:26 AM by jtrz

I posted a while back about all of these hand planes I got from my grandfathe...

32 02-28-2018 08:49 PM
View danielperry770's profile

Help me Identify this hand drill

02-28-2018 12:07 PM by danielperry770

I believe it is missing the proper handle and I’m sure that’s...

4 02-28-2018 07:40 PM
View Holbs's profile

New Stanley 750 sweetheart vs Dewalt Home Depot chisel

02-27-2018 06:13 AM by Holbs

My new set of 8 piece Stanley 750 sweetheart chisels arrived over the weekend...

4 02-28-2018 05:56 PM
View trsnider's profile

harbor freight quick clamps??

02-26-2018 11:01 PM by trsnider

I was looking at Dewalt and Irwin quick clamps at Big Tool Store in Derby KS....

17 02-28-2018 05:23 PM
View tomsteve's profile

now for the lowly pencil sharpener.whats your favorite?

12-13-2015 05:51 PM by tomsteve

beings how people come into my shop while im not there and steal my pencils (...

74 02-28-2018 01:49 AM
View jtrockboy's profile

Pry Bar, Chisel, Punch...Which Is It?

02-27-2018 01:48 AM by jtrockboy

I’ve seen this tool described in numerous ways, including pry bar, offs...

7 02-28-2018 01:11 AM

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