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Need to find a knurled tapped thumbwheel to make anti-rack device for vise?

11-22-2015 05:46 AM by ElChe

The Diefenbach benches came with a nifty thumbwheel on each vise that resided...

21 11-24-2015 02:08 AM
View pierce85's profile

Help with lapping a chisel

07-23-2011 04:09 AM by pierce85

I’m lapping the back of a Stanley chisel for practice and can’t s...

15 11-23-2015 09:57 PM
View dbw's profile

rust preventer on sole of hand plane

11-20-2015 12:42 PM by dbw

Is it OK to use rust preventer (T-9) on the sole of a hand plane? I’m w...

5 11-21-2015 04:04 PM
View ste6168's profile

"Starter Pack"

11-19-2015 02:26 PM by ste6168

That other thread, “what kind of woodworker are you,” got me thin...

15 11-20-2015 07:13 PM
View rhybeka's profile

Travelling with Tools?

11-18-2015 04:37 PM by rhybeka

Hi all! I’m a hand tool newb for the most part and could use some i...

16 11-20-2015 01:24 PM
View IFRDesign's profile

Starrett 1224 Combo Square Protractor Clean up

11-09-2015 01:24 PM by IFRDesign

Recently found a lonely Starrett protractor head for 12” combo squa...

6 11-19-2015 06:10 PM
View Bill White's profile

HAH! Gotcha!

11-17-2015 10:09 PM by Bill White

For all degrees of use, practically new BAHCO #301 coping saw. Blade was tra...

6 11-18-2015 03:39 PM
View dbw's profile

Stanley Sweetheart Plane

11-14-2015 04:50 PM by dbw

I just bought a used Stanley Sweetheart 12-136 #4 smoothing plane on ebay. I ...

4 11-16-2015 12:10 PM
View treesner's profile

Stiff hands from axe/adze work?

11-14-2015 07:43 PM by treesner

Hey guys I was curious if anyone else hands cramp up from a lot of carving wi...

22 11-16-2015 08:20 AM
View paxorion's profile

Black Friday 2015 - Jet Parallel Clamps 50% Off

11-16-2015 03:11 AM by paxorion

PSA – I stopped by Woodcraft in Delaware to pick up some band/strap cla...

2 11-16-2015 05:12 AM
View CFrye's profile

Millers Falls mystery tool?

11-13-2015 01:33 PM by CFrye

Found this gizmo at a flea market the other day. Approx 3×2x1/2” i...

14 11-16-2015 12:38 AM
View Beatnik's profile

What are These Tools

11-10-2015 12:34 PM by Beatnik

Yes, another what’s it. Any idea on these ? Already identified the rule...

10 11-11-2015 09:02 PM
View Crashtest450's profile

Mystery Disston saws

11-11-2015 07:06 PM by Crashtest450

Hey All! This is my first post… I recently bought a lot of handsaws ...

2 11-11-2015 08:55 PM
View wmgworks's profile

Help Shopping For Hand Saws

11-11-2015 05:24 PM by wmgworks

I’m pretty new to buying hand saws and want to pick up a rip and a cros...

6 11-11-2015 06:51 PM
View PaulHWood's profile

Stanley No. 98

11-10-2015 01:36 PM by PaulHWood

Anyone with good ideas for getting the screw out. It was partially stripped ...

8 11-10-2015 09:27 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Sharpening Iron

10-29-2015 02:31 PM by BubbaIBA

I finished the bath Wall Cabinet and it is hung. Work is insane, when betw...

16 11-10-2015 09:17 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Sargent Planes-Information NOT in Heckel's 2nd Ed. Guide

02-26-2013 03:37 PM by HorizontalMike

I have been sitting on this information over the past two years, and after re...

127 11-10-2015 06:25 PM
View Shareya's profile

Help Me Identify This Tool!

11-04-2015 04:39 AM by Shareya

I’m a student of Building & Construction Technologies at Jo...

36 11-09-2015 06:43 PM
View konnon6's profile

hand plan retsoration

11-08-2015 03:41 AM by konnon6

Is there someone here that restores hand planes that is reasonable in cost.I ...

9 11-08-2015 11:28 PM
View dbw's profile

Stanley Bailey Jack plane without patent date

11-08-2015 04:17 PM by dbw

I’m thinking of buying an old Stanley Bailey Jack plane. I asked the se...

2 11-08-2015 11:12 PM

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