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A What-is-it?

06-09-2015 03:58 AM by bandit571

Found this little gem in the bottomof a tool box i picked at a yard sale over...

10 06-10-2015 06:54 PM
View DonG's profile

can you identify this antique logging tool?

06-07-2015 06:02 PM by DonG

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/npjr2f6.jpg! A friend gav...

15 06-09-2015 08:05 PM
View Bugnurd's profile

Removing paint from saw plate

06-09-2015 12:44 AM by Bugnurd

I picked up a pretty nice Disston No. 12 for two bucks at a junk shop the oth...

6 06-09-2015 07:19 PM
View jasondain's profile

Help identifying Hand Drill

07-30-2013 02:57 PM by jasondain

I picked up this eggbeater drill for a few bucks while there and have been tr...

11 06-09-2015 01:39 AM
View BoardCop's profile

Stanley #2 cap question

06-04-2015 04:22 PM by BoardCop

I came across this little gem and bought it. I think the cap is plated so I d...

21 06-08-2015 04:14 PM
View diverlloyd's profile

Interesting axe

06-07-2015 10:21 PM by diverlloyd

So my buddy was given this axe and doesn’t know it’s atte...

8 06-08-2015 01:12 PM
View Kazooman's profile

Lion Miter Trimmer Blades - Sharpening Service?

06-05-2015 08:49 PM by Kazooman

I just bought a genuine Lion miter trimmer from ebay and it is in terrific co...

6 06-07-2015 07:46 PM
View PatrickH's profile

Workbench Finally Complete

05-31-2015 05:07 PM by PatrickH

It took me about 4 and a half month’s but it’s finally comple...

17 06-07-2015 12:48 PM
View NateX's profile

Oh boy, carving tools! From Home Depot!

01-17-2012 09:20 AM by NateX

So I got this set of Buck Bros. carving tools for Christmas and I have no ide...

17 06-07-2015 01:50 AM
View Pendragon1998's profile

leather for lining vise jaws

06-05-2015 10:19 PM by Pendragon1998

I found some analine dyed leather I was thinking of using to line my woodwork...

1 06-06-2015 05:46 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Question on diamond stones and sharpening girts

06-04-2015 04:37 PM by bbasiaga

I have been sharpening with a King waterstone. It is a combo 1000/6000 grit....

16 06-05-2015 12:53 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Is this a problem with my plane?

06-02-2015 08:18 PM by bbasiaga

Ok guys, another question as I’m working on my Stanley No. 65. This is...

15 06-04-2015 09:32 PM
View b2rtch's profile

A beautiful hammer

06-04-2015 09:03 AM by b2rtch

I am shopping for a vintage axe to restore and to use.Last night I went to th...

16 06-04-2015 05:50 PM
View BigJohn's profile

LN skew chisel set

05-25-2015 03:15 PM by BigJohn

hello. I cannot decide between the 3/8” or the 1/2” set for clea...

13 06-04-2015 12:32 PM
View Justin Lukaszewicz's profile

Hand Plane S.O.S.

06-03-2015 12:25 AM by Justin Lukaszewicz

I purchased a Stanley Handyman #4 plane at a garage sale in not so spectacula...

4 06-03-2015 02:02 AM
View PineInTheAsh's profile

FOR SALE

06-02-2015 11:09 PM by PineInTheAsh

Excellent 12” Craftsman Ban Saw with miter gauge. $120 Belt Sander, ...

0 06-02-2015 11:09 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Sharpening help...slanted blade

06-02-2015 07:52 AM by bbasiaga

If you have seen any of my blog series on restoring a hand plane, you will kn...

9 06-02-2015 09:48 PM
View Holbs's profile

dovetail & pin flattening: block plane or smoothing plane?

06-01-2015 11:03 PM by Holbs

I am in the midst of practicing dovetails. I have a functional block plane n...

13 06-02-2015 05:17 PM
View BoardCop's profile

Bailey Stanley 4-1/2 confused

06-02-2015 02:30 AM by BoardCop

I bought this 4-1/2 and thought it was a type 15. After reading a few differe...

7 06-02-2015 01:06 PM
View DLIONS71's profile

I can not find the maker of this vise......please help!!

05-31-2015 05:07 PM by DLIONS71

I recently got a vise and was told that it was quite old. After researching f...

2 06-02-2015 02:10 AM

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