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View Kirk650's profile

Finally ordered the Veritas chisels

06-07-2016 07:27 PM by Kirk650

I’ve been wanting to upgrade my everyday use bench chisels. I’ve ...

5 06-08-2016 01:42 AM
View Mark75's profile

Help! anyone know what this is?

06-06-2016 06:14 AM by Mark75

So I found another tool in my auction pile. Can someone help identify this fo...

6 06-06-2016 06:24 PM
View trsnider's profile

New York city visit

06-05-2016 09:41 PM by trsnider

We’ll soon be going to NYC. I plan on stopping by Brooklyn Tool and Cra...

2 06-06-2016 12:12 AM
View luthierwnc's profile

Last repurposed hand plane (for now)

06-05-2016 01:59 PM by luthierwnc

Hi All, Over the last six months I’ve been adding to my plane till w...

4 06-05-2016 11:49 PM
View Lazyman's profile

Best Screwdriver Shanks

06-05-2016 12:33 PM by Lazyman

I’ve been admiring all of the screwdriver pictures from the recent swap...

5 06-05-2016 02:18 PM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley lever cap logo paint

06-04-2016 07:38 PM by Marn64

I have a Stanley plane type 16 that has lost the paint on the logo. Does anyo...

4 06-05-2016 01:04 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Which plane for a nice gift?

05-11-2016 11:36 PM by bbasiaga

I have my 15th wedding anniversary coming up later this year. I’m thin...

19 06-03-2016 03:03 PM
View CJIII's profile

16 oz Rip Claw Hammer!

05-31-2016 02:05 AM by CJIII

I was taught carpentry on a 16oz hammer, I am wondering its ok to go heaver. ...

16 06-01-2016 10:18 PM
View diverlloyd's profile

Aldi chisels

06-01-2016 08:24 PM by diverlloyd

So they are back in stock in the USA this week.

3 06-01-2016 08:56 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Mortise chisel advice

05-29-2016 12:12 PM by bbasiaga

I’ve got a project coming up where I will need to chop some mortises. ...

18 06-01-2016 02:41 AM
View mandatory66's profile

Sharpening a #8 plane iron

05-30-2016 02:19 AM by mandatory66

I am thinking about buying a #8 plane but am having some questions about how ...

8 05-31-2016 10:19 PM
View Marn64's profile

My first knob refinishing

05-28-2016 05:53 PM by Marn64

My Stanley type 4 No 6’s Brazilian Rosewood knob was in pretty rough sh...

6 05-31-2016 03:57 PM
View MrRon's profile

Measuring tape in 10ths

05-26-2016 06:26 PM by MrRon

I have a Stanley (CST/Berger) tape that is graduated in 10ths and 100ths of a...

8 05-30-2016 05:54 PM
View onoitsmatt's profile

What do you do with the not so great tools?

05-28-2016 03:38 AM by onoitsmatt

The more old hand tools I pick up in antique stores, flea markets, yard sales...

15 05-30-2016 01:42 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Bench chisel edge durability

05-29-2016 11:57 PM by Kirk650

Today I decided to sharpen all my chisels, or at least those that needed it. ...

1 05-30-2016 01:01 AM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 02:33 PM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2689 05-28-2016 01:59 AM
View Combo Prof's profile

How would you fettle/sharpen this scorp (hook knife)?

03-23-2016 02:09 AM by Combo Prof

I am in tool handle making mode these days. I remembered I had found early la...

35 05-28-2016 01:35 AM
View 12strings's profile

Short Scrub vs. longer Jack/Fore?

12-10-2012 03:23 PM by 12strings

For initial roughing of lumber, such that may have pronounced cupping or warp...

38 05-28-2016 01:25 AM
View FrankY80's profile

SoJo 731 Brace Restoration

05-27-2016 12:30 AM by FrankY80

So I bought my first brace off of ebay, a SoJo 731. It is in good condition a...

1 05-27-2016 04:07 PM
View Tooly1985's profile

Mystery plane....

05-27-2016 01:53 AM by Tooly1985

Anyone have any idea what manufacturer made the adjustable mouth plane in th...

1 05-27-2016 10:44 AM

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