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I need to dado 1/4" deep by 1/4" wide in-situ, but how?

09-15-2015 12:35 PM by SlimPickins

I am now in the last stage of my gate project – I am fitting the angle ...

14 09-15-2015 06:19 PM
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How do I use a Crescent Tool to make the loops in galvanized fence?

09-14-2015 04:10 PM by SlimPickins

Does anyone remember how to use fence pliers? I had no problems ...

2 09-15-2015 02:12 PM
View ChrisCarr's profile

Squaring stock: Jointer Plane vs Foreplane

09-08-2012 02:31 PM by ChrisCarr

I am looking to start woodworking with hand tools exclusively. I have gotten ...

42 09-15-2015 12:24 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Broad hatchet handle source?

09-12-2015 07:39 PM by BigJohn

Anyone know where to get the offset wooden handle for a broad hatchet? Thanks.

6 09-14-2015 02:33 PM
View JeffP's profile

A good problem to have...

09-13-2015 11:58 PM by JeffP

So I just got back from a trip to help out my aging parents, and since my Dad...

7 09-14-2015 02:30 PM
View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile (online now)

E-Baybidders-makemyheadItch !??

09-10-2015 10:42 PM by TheTurtleCarpenter

Just a little rant. Why not put an item in your watch list and wait to do you...

40 09-14-2015 11:29 AM
View tyler's profile

Lee Valley Customer Service

09-12-2015 02:33 PM by tyler

So I just received my low angle jack plane from Lee Valley with the PMV-11 bl...

12 09-13-2015 12:25 AM
View The__Dude's profile

New to me hand planes

08-15-2015 01:19 PM by The__Dude

Picked up 2 hand planes #8 Looks like a Type IINothing broken, no missing ...

23 09-12-2015 11:12 PM
View groland's profile

Stanley No. 65 Marking Gauge Brass Insert Question

09-12-2015 05:15 PM by groland

I just purchased a second one of these on e-Bay. I own one I bought about 40 ...

1 09-12-2015 06:23 PM
View Paul M's profile

need a little help identifying 2 planes

09-11-2015 10:16 PM by Paul M

Went to garage sale to look at a table saw, got 2 hand planes instead. I thou...

13 09-12-2015 05:09 PM
View ferstler's profile

Problem with older Ridgid hand-tool battery

09-10-2015 02:39 AM by ferstler

I have some older Ridgid hand tools: 12-volt nicad types. Ridgid has disco...

9 09-12-2015 04:11 PM
View canadianchips's profile

Stanley 41-44

09-12-2015 12:07 PM by canadianchips

I often wonder.Did people actually use these planes in 1800&#...

1 09-12-2015 12:17 PM
View loiblb's profile

Old Tyzack tenon saw needs a little tlc

09-12-2015 01:31 AM by loiblb

I bought a very old looking Tyzack nonparallel tenon saw for $2.00 at a flea ...

1 09-12-2015 02:30 AM
View SamuelP's profile

Workamates of our Dreams

02-25-2012 11:40 PM by SamuelP

A thread for that little helper who is always there when you need her. ...

327 09-12-2015 01:53 AM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Hickory drawbored pins?

09-11-2015 06:47 PM by newwoodbutcher

I’m building a work bench for myself. The top will be 4”- 4 1/2&#...

2 09-11-2015 07:22 PM
View ElChe's profile

What film is on my new to me Ulmia two cherries gouges? I am stumped.

09-05-2015 05:22 AM by ElChe

Bought a set of Ulmia Two Cherries gouges on the bay. There’s some type...

10 09-11-2015 03:36 AM
View missesalot's profile

Help me buy tools

09-10-2015 03:02 PM by missesalot

Have 200 to spend on tools. I’m just starting out in woodworking and h...

19 09-11-2015 02:30 AM
View TomiRosso's profile

Union mfg co planes

09-08-2015 12:49 PM by TomiRosso

Hi, I think there are some rock solid experts who know everything of Union...

4 09-10-2015 09:32 AM
View Ajs73's profile

Need tool I'd help, please

09-09-2015 08:42 AM by Ajs73

Hi all, I picked up a box of misc. toolsat auction for $2 and need help with ...

1 09-09-2015 11:40 AM
View Gwjames's profile (online now)

Stanley 102

09-07-2015 01:10 AM by Gwjames

Just looking for some opinions on this little guy.

10 09-09-2015 09:36 AM

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