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Need a dovetail saw

556 days ago by Ben

I’ve just started hand cutting a kitchen’s worth of drawer boxes...

15 556 days ago
View Brett's profile

Free-hand Sharpening technique details?

556 days ago by Brett

I sharpen my chisels and plane irons free-hand on oilstones. When I was le...

3 556 days ago
View lumberjoe's profile

Greenlee Lathe tools?

634 days ago by lumberjoe

I found this on Craigslist and it seems to be a pretty good deal 9 Gre...

19 556 days ago
View jacob34's profile

nor craft and shelton

557 days ago by jacob34

I have recently purchased two planes, well more than two but the others are S...

8 556 days ago
View woodklutz's profile

refinishing plane tote

558 days ago by woodklutz

What do you recommend for refinishing the tote, removing old paint or stain? ...

13 556 days ago
View Brett's profile

Are my oilstones "good enough"?

557 days ago by Brett

How can I determine whether my oilstones are adequate for sharpening chisels ...

8 556 days ago
View riven_oak's profile

Mystery plane?

557 days ago by riven_oak

Can anyone help identify this strange plane? It came out of a tool che...

8 557 days ago
View skipj's profile

Stanley-Bailey #4

560 days ago by skipj

I have a chance to buy a stanley-bailey #4 smoother for 50$. It is made in En...

6 557 days ago
View NicholasS's profile

Forgotten or abandoned Hand Tool Greats

561 days ago by NicholasS

There are a number of companies making quality hand tools of various types. S...

20 558 days ago
View MrDan's profile

Do metric chisels play well in an imperial shop?

560 days ago by MrDan

Hey everyone, I’ve been thinking about purchasing a set of chisels that...

12 558 days ago
View fumehappy's profile

Cracked Lignum Vitae Mallet help

559 days ago by fumehappy

I was going to post in the “mallet of your dreams thread, but I figured...

3 558 days ago
View synecdoche's profile

Of Dovetails and Chisels

560 days ago by synecdoche

I’ve been trying to learn how to hand-cut dovetails, following John Bul...

5 558 days ago
View 69BBNova's profile

No. 5 plane Restore and Repair (ongoing)

561 days ago by 69BBNova

I bought these planes with some other goodies yesterday afternoon, I figured ...

11 560 days ago
View Carpintero's profile

hand drill primer

570 days ago by Carpintero

I’m looking for a hand drill/bit brace primer. How to use, techniques f...

6 561 days ago
View pneufab's profile

Lee Valley shopping list... suggestions?

575 days ago by pneufab

After my last project, I realized two things. 1. I think my woodworking wo...

30 561 days ago
View Brad's profile

Restoring a vintage miter box: Your expertise solicited!

758 days ago by Brad

Hey everyone, I picked up a Goodell Manufacturing Company miter box for $7...

25 561 days ago
View 69BBNova's profile

A Few New Toys - Vintage Planes +

570 days ago by 69BBNova

My friend was good enough to sell me some of his Grandfathers tools…...

6 562 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Tools are a Burden

562 days ago by BubbaIBA

I’m sure many have seen this post but if you haven’t it’s w...

2 562 days ago
View SlaterNation's profile

Lessons Learned & Outstanding Questions on Sharpening

825 days ago by SlaterNation

Sharpening Equipment I Have: - Norton 220/1000 waterstone- Norton 4000/800...

12 562 days ago
View DavidIN's profile

help identifying vintage plane

562 days ago by DavidIN

“TD & CO” is stamped on the end with 82 stamped a...

1 562 days ago

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