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New/old Arkansas stone question

07-06-2016 03:06 PM by Bill White

Just received my Arkansas stone from Aiden 1112. Considering the age and the...

9 07-07-2016 07:29 PM
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How to round the corners of a smoothing plane blade

07-06-2016 02:46 AM by bbasiaga

Group, Been looking at Youtube, but not finding what I’m after. I h...

6 07-07-2016 02:45 PM
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Bit Brace with Amidon Jaws

03-23-2015 09:42 PM by whitechev

I recently purchased a beautiful old bit brace. The brace has Amidon jaws ju...

1 07-06-2016 05:41 PM
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What Screw Pitch Gauge to buy for odd threads on vintage tools?

07-05-2016 11:23 AM by Combo Prof

So I thought this would be easy, but there are so many different varieties of...

10 07-06-2016 12:53 AM
View Marn64's profile

Removing dark tarnish spots on saw plates

07-02-2016 05:47 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody, so I recently was shopping at my local ReStore and I found yet...

2 07-05-2016 06:25 PM
View DW833's profile

Restoring hand saws. How much pitting is too much.

07-04-2016 11:43 PM by DW833

I have several handsaws I’ve started to restore. Removed rust with eva...

2 07-05-2016 01:10 AM
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Plane body casting damage question

07-03-2016 04:11 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody,So remember that type 4 no 6 Stanley I have been working on? We...

7 07-03-2016 05:53 PM
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round vs convex spokeshave

06-30-2016 04:39 PM by jimmyhopps

are these the same thing? i see veritas does not sell a ‘convex spokes...

4 07-03-2016 02:34 AM
View jwmalone's profile

fulton, or millers fallsor both

07-01-2016 08:32 PM by jwmalone

I bought a hand plane for 10 bucks. has a millers falls logo with red paint a...

4 07-02-2016 11:34 AM
View JaimeFoxWood's profile

Disston enigma

07-01-2016 02:46 PM by JaimeFoxWood

Hello all! First post on the forum, starting off with a question. I’...

4 07-02-2016 06:53 AM
View dclev's profile

What is it?

06-29-2016 10:07 PM by dclev

I got this set in a box at a tool sale and I am not sure what they are. Any h...

10 06-30-2016 09:08 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

ugly chisel/gouge/rasp rack from scrap

06-12-2016 08:07 PM by bobasaurus

Made this from a plywood shipping box and crappy construction plywood scrap I...

6 06-30-2016 03:33 PM
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Should I return this chisel?

06-29-2016 10:08 PM by piousdevil

I’m trying to get a small collection of tools to start woodcarving. I ...

11 06-30-2016 02:34 PM
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Spoke Shaves of Your Dreams

10-18-2014 05:41 PM by poopiekat

The HOYD thread has solved so many issues, answered so many questions, and co...

154 06-30-2016 11:53 AM
View GrumpyCub's profile

Question about plane restoration

06-28-2016 12:57 AM by GrumpyCub

I am currently working on restoring two bench planes: a type 6 No. 4, and a t...

4 06-28-2016 01:39 PM
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Removing rust from brace...citric acid on wood parts?

06-27-2016 12:37 PM by BinghamtonEd

I stopped by a yard sale this weekend, and for the sum of $3 picked up 8 file...

6 06-28-2016 04:43 AM
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WTB Stanley #77 Parts - Gear Wheel

06-27-2016 08:24 PM by DaveHuber

I had a great condition Stanley #77 Dowel machine. I suffered the unthinkable...

0 06-27-2016 08:24 PM
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First time using Bahco saw sharpening files - not impressed

05-08-2015 06:54 PM by Pendragon1998

(First, let me say I am new to saw sharpening, so I may be to blame here. If...

7 06-27-2016 03:50 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Question for LN #62 users..scraper blade?

06-26-2016 02:11 AM by bbasiaga

I was looking online and saw that LN has a blade for their #62 LA jack that i...

2 06-27-2016 12:09 PM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley No. 220 age and value?

06-25-2016 03:14 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody, so I recently volunteered at my local ReStore and I found this...

4 06-27-2016 10:25 AM

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