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DeWalt DWE6401 DS 5 in VS Disk Sander

517 days ago by RussellAP

This smart unit combines a belt sander and a ROS. This thing is fast!Amps ...

0 517 days ago
View Donna Menke's profile

Estate Sale Goldmine?

518 days ago by Donna Menke

I need some advice on a bunch of old tools. I want to know if they have much ...

8 518 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

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

555 days ago by poopiekat

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

34 518 days ago
View MacSmacky's profile

Stanley 12-139 LA Block Plane $42.47 on Amazon

519 days ago by MacSmacky

I know the reviews for the new Stanley’s say quality is hit and miss, b...

1 519 days ago
View 47phord's profile

Totally Confused Hand Plane Newbie

522 days ago by 47phord

I bought an old #4 Stanley off of ebay a while ago and I’m finally gett...

14 519 days ago
View MikeInNOVA's profile

Woodcraft/Woodriver plane sale

530 days ago by MikeInNOVA

If anyone is thinking about getting a Woodriver plane, or giving hints for a ...

5 519 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Is this a good plow plane to get?

520 days ago by Texchappy

On my continuing mission to build my basics of hand tool woodworking tool set...

9 519 days ago
View jacob34's profile

a trip to an antique shop

520 days ago by jacob34

So I have read on here frequently how fellow Lumberjocks on here look for use...

3 519 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Tips for removing dried glue

521 days ago by steve6678

I have always struggled with this.I try to sand all my parts down to 3 grits ...

28 520 days ago
View Smallcrafter's profile

Japanese Hand Tools of Your Dreams?

526 days ago by Smallcrafter

We have mallets, we have planes, and we even have screwdrivers of your dreams...

2 520 days ago
View mIps's profile

A metal What is it

522 days ago by mIps

I found this on the street the other day and I am not sure what it is: ...

9 520 days ago
View Mikesawdust's profile

Interesting book, FREE "woodworking joints"

521 days ago by Mikesawdust

I found this on IBooks and thought some others may appreciate it. It’s...

3 520 days ago
View DrPuk2U's profile

Drilling DEEP Dog Holes in Hard Maple

538 days ago by DrPuk2U

My Holtzappfel bunch is nearing the end (thank goodness). I am mounting the ...

7 520 days ago
View Dave Rutan's profile

What to Do with Worn-out Files

653 days ago by Dave Rutan

I inherited a bunch of old files from my dad, but they’re pretty worn o...

21 521 days ago
View nwbusa's profile

DMT Dia-Sharp in 4000 mesh (6 micron)

548 days ago by nwbusa

Was just browsing DMT’s site and saw they are producing (for a “l...

1 521 days ago
View Tim Dahn's profile

Photographing Studley

522 days ago by Tim Dahn

A short but interesting video documenting the Studley tools. The resulting bo...

2 521 days ago
View hhhopks's profile

4-1/2 Plane ID Challenge

584 days ago by hhhopks

Can you tell me something about this 4-1/2 hand plane? It isn’t in th...

4 522 days ago
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Geo. H. Bishop back saw

524 days ago by jamesicus

I recently purchased a nice early Geo. Bishop & Co. back saw at a flea ma...

4 522 days ago
View exterminate's profile

Block Plane newbie - taking more material off on the end of my stroke then the beginning?

522 days ago by exterminate

I’m new to using hand tools, and I just got my first block plane last m...

2 522 days ago
View mIps's profile

Question on mallets

524 days ago by mIps

I am thinking about making a mallet but have no access to hardwoods.Can a dec...

27 522 days ago

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