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Cowryman router plane?

01-09-2018 07:11 AM by alittleoff

Has anyone ever used one of these? I’m looking for something not to exp...

1 01-09-2018 11:17 AM
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Workbenches of Hancock Shaker Village

10-16-2015 03:52 AM by kd_walmsley

I have the privilege of spending two days with the workbenches of Hancock Sha...

13 01-08-2018 08:33 PM
View Ben's profile

Wagon vise vs. tail vise

11-15-2016 10:39 PM by Ben

Hoping some of you can weigh in on the pros/cons of each and what you persona...

38 01-08-2018 07:04 PM
View Tool_Man_Dan's profile

Stanley 62 missing parts. Requesting dimensions for fabrication of replacements

01-05-2018 02:57 PM by Tool_Man_Dan

Gents (and ladies)I found a Stanley 62 at an estate sale that is incomplete. ...

16 01-08-2018 04:26 AM
View alittleoff's profile

Ryobi tools

12-25-2017 09:44 PM by alittleoff

I treated my self to a new ryobi tool set , or i might say I’ve got one...

17 01-08-2018 12:09 AM
View JP4LSU's profile

Hand Plane

01-03-2018 05:53 PM by JP4LSU

Hey guys,I’m venturing off into hand work. I’ve purchased a comp...

25 01-07-2018 05:49 PM
View nakmuay's profile

Socket chisel rehab

01-05-2018 03:01 PM by nakmuay

I inherited 3 or 4 abused socket chisels. This is a 1inch Sargent. The chisel...

4 01-07-2018 01:20 PM
View Holbs's profile

what is the purpose of a saw bench fence?

01-04-2018 06:11 AM by Holbs

I’m in the midst of building a split top saw bench to further advance m...

6 01-06-2018 01:14 AM
View coopersdad's profile

Langdon Mitre box issues

01-01-2018 02:01 AM by coopersdad

I recently restored a Langdon Mitre Box, Size 2, No. 73 (some photos in the r...

14 01-04-2018 04:55 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Sharpening system tweak to my setup?

12-29-2017 04:27 AM by bbasiaga

Hey all, Like many others, I have gone around a few blocks figuring out wh...

17 01-04-2018 04:32 PM
View jtrz's profile

Hand planes from my grandfather

12-27-2017 07:13 AM by jtrz

So I’ve spent a lot of time in my grandparents basement. I’ve don...

32 01-04-2018 02:17 AM
View JohnMcClure's profile

Bought a 22" wooden plane, got a couple questions

01-01-2018 03:09 AM by JohnMcClure

I bought this wooden-body plane at an antique store. The chipbreaker and ...

12 01-04-2018 12:16 AM
View Lemwise's profile

Won an auction for a stone.

12-30-2017 11:16 PM by Lemwise

Still can’t believe it’s mine and how little I paid for it. It...

4 12-31-2017 10:20 PM
View JohnMcClure's profile

Card scrapers, cabinet scrapers: sharpening, using?

12-30-2017 02:56 AM by JohnMcClure

I’ve never heard of card or cabinet scrapers until recently. I think I&...

20 12-31-2017 05:45 PM
View bandit571's profile

Dunlap/ West Germany planes?

03-18-2013 10:09 PM by bandit571

Ok, I am trying to find out whatever i can about these strange planes. The...

7 12-29-2017 06:41 AM
View Holbs's profile

which panel hand saws should be in one's arsenal?

12-17-2017 09:21 PM by Holbs

I have been doing lots of reading about 24”+ handsaws last couple of da...

33 12-29-2017 02:03 AM
View dtraster's profile

Mysterious "line" in vintage wood chisel

12-26-2017 02:22 PM by dtraster

I refurbished a vintage chisel for my brother-in-law for Christmas. It’...

7 12-28-2017 05:52 PM
View Smirak's profile

LV Skew Block Plane

12-28-2017 03:45 AM by Smirak

I received a RH Skew Block plane from Lee Valley for Christmas. Looking for ...

1 12-28-2017 03:57 AM
View jtrz's profile

How can I improve this block plane

12-03-2017 04:32 AM by jtrz

Found this at my great uncles after he passed. I can’t afford to get a ...

9 12-27-2017 12:24 AM
View Rick's profile

Grampa's Disstons & A SALE (Factory Direct)

12-25-2017 04:01 AM by Rick

My Aunt was in the process of discarding some of my Grandfathers things after...

5 12-25-2017 07:49 PM

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