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Looking for a pocket size speed square.

06-16-2015 01:43 PM by garlandkr

I apologize for putting this in the Hand Tools forum, there didn’t seem...

15 06-16-2015 07:32 PM
View Ray's profile

Source for panel gauge

06-06-2015 04:25 AM by Ray

After a few searches for a new panel gauge, all I found was LN which is more ...

7 06-16-2015 07:17 PM
View Don Broussard's profile

Any Idea on this Protractor's Manufacturer?

06-15-2015 07:39 PM by Don Broussard

I picked up this protractor for a combination square this weekend. There are...

13 06-16-2015 12:01 PM
View Jesse's profile

How to Restore Hand Planes

06-15-2015 05:19 PM by Jesse

I have had the opportunity recently to get my hands on some old Stanley and S...

4 06-15-2015 10:59 PM
View Bill White's profile

WTB E.C. Stearns spoke pointer

06-15-2015 09:00 PM by Bill White

Looking for a Stearns spoke pointer. Does not need to be in excellent condit...

0 06-15-2015 09:00 PM
View BigJohn's profile

stanley rabbet plane

06-12-2015 12:21 AM by BigJohn

Anyone used this plane? Just wondering if its any good.

8 06-15-2015 12:11 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Router plane owners - how many blades do you use?

06-13-2015 07:25 PM by ColonelTravis

Just got a Veritas router plane, love it. Think I may want to get a small bla...

3 06-15-2015 11:30 AM
View Bill White's profile

E.C. Stearns hollow tenon auger question

06-14-2015 02:54 PM by Bill White

I have just finished the resto on the above mentioned tool that fits a bit br...

5 06-15-2015 02:40 AM
View ramone's profile

Using an Oscillating Tool to Scrub Tile

06-12-2015 09:26 PM by ramone

Hello I just bought a Makita oscillating tool for the many things it can do &...

7 06-14-2015 12:30 PM
View J749's profile

Used Sjobergs Value

06-08-2015 03:00 AM by J749

Hello all – I am a long term lurker, and finally came up with a reason ...

17 06-14-2015 03:44 AM
View Pendragon1998's profile

Attaching an overhanging bottom on a box

06-13-2015 01:15 AM by Pendragon1998

I’m an aspiring galoot, trying to learn to do everything using hand too...

4 06-13-2015 09:51 PM
View tech76's profile

good quality straight edge?

05-20-2015 06:12 PM by tech76

Looking for a quality straight edge. 3 feet long minimumIntend to use for f...

29 06-12-2015 09:33 PM
View Andre's profile

Father's Day Gift

06-11-2015 07:44 PM by Andre

Picked up a little gift for myself last week when L.V. had there Free Del...

2 06-11-2015 11:58 PM
View firemedic624's profile

Need advice on the lot of hand planes

06-11-2015 02:08 PM by firemedic624

Good afternoon, like the title says I need some advice on a lot of planes bei...

4 06-11-2015 03:12 PM
View todd4390's profile

Chisel Sharpening Frustration

06-10-2015 01:31 AM by todd4390

Let me preface this by saying that I’m fairly new to hand tools and sha...

15 06-11-2015 12:04 AM
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...

120 06-10-2015 09:28 PM
View bandit571's profile

A What-is-it?

06-09-2015 03:58 AM by bandit571

Found this little gem in the bottomof a tool box i picked at a yard sale over...

10 06-10-2015 06:54 PM
View DonG's profile

can you identify this antique logging tool?

06-07-2015 06:02 PM by DonG! A friend gav...

15 06-09-2015 08:05 PM
View Bugnurd's profile

Removing paint from saw plate

06-09-2015 12:44 AM by Bugnurd

I picked up a pretty nice Disston No. 12 for two bucks at a junk shop the oth...

6 06-09-2015 07:19 PM
View jasondain's profile

Help identifying Hand Drill

07-30-2013 02:57 PM by jasondain

I picked up this eggbeater drill for a few bucks while there and have been tr...

11 06-09-2015 01:39 AM

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