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Stanley Victor 20 1/2

03-20-2014 02:01 PM by Logan

Hi Guys – I’ve been picking up quite a few user hand tools lately...

7 03-20-2014 07:00 PM
View Notw's profile

Pony 27091 9" Medium Duty Vise Mounting

03-17-2014 03:50 PM by Notw

I recently ordered a Pony 27091 9” vise from amazon. It came in a seal...

5 03-20-2014 12:29 PM
View MrRon's profile

Do I really need "K" body clamps?

03-19-2014 09:34 PM by MrRon

Although I do have some Bessey K body clamps, I rarely use them. When I need ...

13 03-20-2014 11:45 AM
View shipwright's profile

Odd thrift store find

03-03-2014 09:58 PM by shipwright

My friend picked this up at a thrift shop cheap, thinking he could make some ...

23 03-19-2014 09:15 PM
View Whiskers's profile

Pocket hole screw question

03-19-2014 03:57 AM by Whiskers

I really love my Kreg pocket hole jig and screws and often use the screws and...

17 03-19-2014 05:07 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Stanley handle replacement

03-18-2014 03:18 AM by JohnChung

Hi, I can’t remember the Stanley replacement handles link that someo...

9 03-19-2014 02:23 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

New mortise gauge - 2 questions about quality

03-17-2014 10:07 PM by ColonelTravis

I’m lazy and had some amazon gift certificates so I ordered a mortise g...

4 03-18-2014 03:00 AM
View bbc557ci's profile

Stanley No. 7

02-27-2014 02:53 PM by bbc557ci

Hi all. I found a Stanley No. 7 on Craigslist and the guy is asking $50.00...

29 03-17-2014 03:08 PM
View lblack2x4's profile

clifton #7 vs LN #8

03-16-2014 01:29 AM by lblack2x4

Hi everyone I’m looking to round out my hand planes with a Jointer pla...

5 03-16-2014 12:18 PM
View TraylorPark's profile

Parts for Stanley Bailey Planes Question

03-14-2014 01:13 AM by TraylorPark

Evening all, I received my most recent e-bay purchase today, a Stanley #6. Th...

8 03-15-2014 12:15 PM
View ErikF's profile

Question to those of you that restore hand tools...

03-15-2014 02:24 AM by ErikF

There is a guy in the area I live that is selling a lot of old planes and lar...

2 03-15-2014 04:48 AM
View drpdrp's profile

Saws minimum acceptable level...

03-10-2014 01:21 PM by drpdrp

Okay so like pretty much everything else in my shop my saw is a pull saw from...

3 03-14-2014 10:42 PM
View drpdrp's profile

What is this?

03-12-2014 01:46 PM by drpdrp

At the 2 minute mark in this video the guy uses some kind of scrapper thing- ...

9 03-14-2014 04:36 PM
View Rob's profile

First 2 chisels...Lee Valley, Veritas, or both?

03-14-2014 04:55 AM by Rob

I’ve been reading up and listening to podcasts, and am about to start b...

18 03-14-2014 04:35 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Stanley Sweetheart Chisels on Sale

03-12-2014 04:01 PM by CharlesA

I don’t have these, but just saw the email from Woodpeckers. A lot of ...

5 03-14-2014 01:29 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

How to do a very basic "restoration" of old chisels

03-14-2014 02:25 AM by HarveyDunn

I’ve acquired a random assortment of old wood carving gouges. Could any...

3 03-14-2014 04:19 AM
View bluekingfisher's profile

Build it yourself

03-12-2014 03:50 PM by bluekingfisher

Courtesy of For those of you interested in hand tools and bu...

6 03-13-2014 10:54 PM
View Sawdustmaker115's profile

Is this handplane any good?

03-13-2014 04:21 AM by Sawdustmaker115

I was looking across eBay and I’ve been wanting to get a #7 so i was wo...

25 03-13-2014 08:29 PM
View WoodenShoe's profile

What is this old Crafstman tool?

03-13-2014 05:19 PM by WoodenShoe

A coworker of mine found this in a box when he picked up an old table saw. T...

4 03-13-2014 06:30 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Whats the best tool for doing some decorative grooves/lines on the top of an oval box?

03-13-2014 02:37 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m making some oval bandsaw boxes. The tops need a bit of decoration. ...

1 03-13-2014 03:24 PM

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