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View mervillehomesteader's profile

I miss my master level

02-15-2014 06:25 AM by mervillehomesteader

About 3 years ago I was selling my pick up truck. I cleaned it out of old chi...

31 02-12-2015 09:03 PM
View jacquesr's profile

M-POWER DMT PSS SHARPENING SYSTEM

02-09-2015 08:58 PM by jacquesr

Hi guys,I am totally new to hand tools…. just bought my first #4 and Bl...

8 02-12-2015 06:10 PM
View ERICsoBAD's profile

How to Hand Plane my bench top

02-11-2015 02:04 AM by ERICsoBAD

Hey guys! Finished puting together my first workbench and now it needs to be ...

15 02-12-2015 03:11 PM
View dpetrzelka's profile

Dating Wooden Molding Planes - Sandusky, Sargent

02-02-2015 07:36 PM by dpetrzelka

I have about 14 wooden molding planes made by Sandusky and Sargent (likely ma...

6 02-11-2015 02:00 PM
View Waldog's profile

Plow Plane or Stanley No 48?

02-09-2015 04:27 PM by Waldog

In reading Chris Schwarz’s “Anarchist Tool Chest” he states...

4 02-11-2015 01:58 PM
View MissouriOutdoors88's profile

Sargent plane

02-07-2015 03:00 AM by MissouriOutdoors88

Just picked up a Sargent 408 plane today for 8 bucks. From what I can tell ba...

34 02-11-2015 11:42 AM
View LucasWoods's profile

What would you do if you were me?

02-10-2015 02:14 AM by LucasWoods

i need help making a $750 decision. I am finally getting a sum from my wife t...

30 02-11-2015 03:13 AM
View AJBelcher's profile

Wood Shop for Mentoring

02-10-2015 03:34 PM by AJBelcher

Has anyone ever used working wood specifically with hand tools as a means to ...

13 02-10-2015 10:29 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Resawing saw!

02-09-2015 02:56 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I’m just finished resawing 1ft of 2 1/2” x 2” ...

5 02-10-2015 01:15 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

anyone heard of "Century Brand Files"?

02-06-2015 02:47 PM by JesseTutt

The woodworking show is in town this weekend and I was going through an e-mai...

3 02-10-2015 12:59 AM
View MrRon's profile

Expensive hand tools

02-03-2015 08:22 PM by MrRon

When speaking about high quality hand tools like planes and chisels, Lie Niel...

35 02-09-2015 08:13 PM
View diito's profile

Waterstones, what to get and what to flatten with?

02-03-2015 09:44 PM by diito

My primary sharpening method right now is my Worksharp 3000. It’s grea...

16 02-09-2015 07:57 PM
View Lumberpunk's profile

Vancouver BC Woodworkers check out this CL ad!

02-09-2015 03:15 PM by Lumberpunk

Hi I am unaffiliated with this person and broke so I can’t jump in this...

0 02-09-2015 03:15 PM
View Chris 's profile

Mallet for my new sweatheart chisels

02-04-2015 02:35 AM by Chris

I am starting to collect the 750 sweetheart chisels. I figure at $35-$40 eac...

17 02-09-2015 11:20 AM
View AESamuel's profile

No.5 plane as a jointer?

02-05-2015 05:32 PM by AESamuel

Hi, A local 2nd hand tool store has some stanley No. 5s in fairly decent c...

12 02-08-2015 11:34 PM
View diito's profile

Most useful combination square or double square size?

02-03-2015 08:04 AM by diito

In my user collection of squares I have a new 12” Starrett combination...

14 02-08-2015 05:21 PM
View Nate L.'s profile

Fully restored plane?

02-06-2015 01:02 AM by Nate L.

Just bought this off Ebay…http://www.ebay.com/itm/Keen-Kutter-Number-4-...

15 02-06-2015 08:38 PM
View mandatory66's profile

Saw choice for Stanley 150 miter box

12-21-2012 01:19 AM by mandatory66

I just picked up a very nice Stanley 150 miter box and am having difficulty w...

1 02-06-2015 06:38 PM
View EggMan's profile

1974 Sjoberg bench

02-06-2015 02:26 AM by EggMan

I see this bench for sale not far from my house,Not too much more than the pr...

7 02-06-2015 11:54 AM
View MissouriOutdoors88's profile

Plane ID Help

01-26-2015 12:09 AM by MissouriOutdoors88

I picked this Stanley No. 4 up from the antique mall for 20 bucks. I̵...

16 02-06-2015 04:44 AM

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