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View ColonelTravis's profile

Laminate a molding plane blank - is it really a big no no?

05-27-2015 04:26 AM by ColonelTravis

Bitten hard by the make-a-molding-plane bug. Of the two big instructional vid...

9 05-29-2015 10:34 PM
View Planeman40's profile

Source of good inexpensive hand planes, chisels, and carving tools

05-26-2015 09:40 PM by Planeman40

I’m a “toolaholic” that has been woodworking for over a hal...

3 05-27-2015 02:09 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

How do you tune up a Stanely 4 1/2 as a smoothing plane?

05-22-2015 01:14 AM by Combo Prof

I did like a little advice on how I should tune a Stanley 4 1/2 to take out s...

13 05-27-2015 12:30 PM
View Ajs73's profile

$12 Auction find. G4

05-24-2015 11:09 AM by Ajs73

Hi all, neighbor passed away a couplemonths ago and they auctioned off the ho...

13 05-27-2015 10:03 AM
View JeffP's profile

Milk-jug mallet

02-21-2015 01:15 PM by JeffP

I actually ran across this maker video on an electronics maker site that I fr...

35 05-26-2015 08:41 PM
View diverlloyd's profile

Crusader chisels and a good Memorial Day to all and a thanks to those who served.

05-25-2015 02:38 PM by diverlloyd

So like it says anyone know anything about crusader chisels? I bought a box a...

6 05-26-2015 07:55 PM
View watermark's profile

Kanna find. (Japanese hand plane)

05-24-2015 10:46 AM by watermark

I scored all these Japanese hand planes and a Stanley Bailey No.5 along with ...

7 05-26-2015 05:00 PM
View YoungWilly's profile

Custom Metal stamp

09-19-2013 02:51 PM by YoungWilly

Would anyone know of a website where I can get a custom metal stamp in Canada...

7 05-26-2015 05:32 AM
View poopiekat's profile

The Stanley # 39s....Boom or Bust?

10-07-2012 09:04 PM by poopiekat

I’ve never seen a 39 before, much less owned one. But a 39- 3/8”...

35 05-26-2015 02:24 AM
View Keith Sonefelt's profile

Hand Saw Question

05-25-2015 06:56 AM by Keith Sonefelt

In in the process of refurbishing 2 Disston hand saws, One has the Disston na...

2 05-26-2015 12:55 AM
View Catlike's profile

Using a frame or bow saw skillfully

05-24-2015 05:31 AM by Catlike

I used to have a 24-inch frame saw. I liked it for rough work, but I had trou...

9 05-25-2015 09:07 PM
View BigJohn's profile

Finally found a Lion miter trimmer

05-23-2015 09:15 PM by BigJohn

Finally found one. It was only $100. It looks brand new. Just thought I wo...

6 05-25-2015 08:40 PM
View NotaJock's profile

mallet out of milk jugs

05-24-2015 03:56 PM by NotaJock

I’ve been lurking for several weeks working my way back through the pro...

6 05-25-2015 04:02 PM
View BoardCop's profile

A couple questions on cleaning tarnish and bit braces

05-24-2015 04:37 AM by BoardCop

Hi guys, any ideas on a removing tarnish from old steel without abrasive type...

12 05-25-2015 12:25 AM
View rwe2156's profile

WoodRiver block planes: initial impressions

05-24-2015 10:13 PM by rwe2156

Since they are on sale, I bought a pair of block planes today. Fit and fin...

1 05-25-2015 12:01 AM
View ElChe's profile

Hand tool bag recommendations. thinking veto pro PAC xxl

05-24-2015 07:38 PM by ElChe

Looking for a tool bag that will fit my dovetail and tenon saw, assorted chi...

0 05-24-2015 07:38 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

What are these?

05-18-2015 06:23 PM by Combo Prof

I found these in an old (Early 1900s) Master Carpenters Tool chest. Can some ...

18 05-23-2015 08:39 PM
View upchuck's profile

I have some extra #45 cutters to trade

05-20-2015 09:12 PM by upchuck

I have some extra #45 and Sargent Combination Plane cutters I’d like to...

5 05-23-2015 03:36 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Anyone have/use the inlay cutter for a Veritas router plane?

05-22-2015 06:34 PM by ColonelTravis

This thing? http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=69876&cat...

2 05-23-2015 01:59 AM
View Pendragon1998's profile

Hinging an overhanging box lid

05-22-2015 10:09 PM by Pendragon1998

I recently finished working on my first box using only hand tools. It’...

3 05-22-2015 11:35 PM

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