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Wood, your hand tools, you and a little know-how. Share your questions, tips and strategies for the use and maintenance of hand-tools.

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View 12strings's profile

Let's talk about wax...

569 days ago by 12strings

What are situations where you find that one wax works better than another for...

5 569 days ago
View corpmule's profile

Does anybody know what this is?

755 days ago by corpmule

Does anybody know what this is? I know it’s an “egg beaterR...

22 569 days ago
View Zor's profile

Another question about Stanley planes.

571 days ago by Zor

I picked up my first planes at a yard sale this morning and I was wondering i...

13 570 days ago
View doninvegas's profile

Serious About Sharpening

575 days ago by doninvegas

I don’t know why it took me so long but I figured out that I have to get seri...

47 570 days ago
View MrRon's profile

Leveling a level

570 days ago by MrRon

I have an adjustable electronic level that I would like to verify for level. ...

1 570 days ago
View Jon1094's profile

Sharpening questions

572 days ago by Jon1094

Not sure why manufacturers can’t just stick to one or two grit denomina...

6 571 days ago
View NewEnglandsWoodWorks's profile

Restoring old wood body hand planes.

586 days ago by NewEnglandsWoodWorks

Hi all,I recently acquired an old body hand plane. Its in pretty rough shape,...

4 571 days ago
View JuanGatico's profile

Question about Rabbet Planes

572 days ago by JuanGatico

As you know Veritas Tools is offering three choices for making rabbets: 1....

6 571 days ago
View Stanley Coker's profile

Stanley No. 605 hand plane

572 days ago by Stanley Coker

My brother-in-law gave me an old Stanley No. 605 hand plane. He told me that ...

7 571 days ago
View laxbograt's profile

What Did you get For Christmas? Tool Gloats Welcome.

573 days ago by laxbograt

So Apparently I was good this year so the jolly old elf left me a couple toys...

19 572 days ago
View Kimchi4u's profile

Choosing a hand plane, aka. another one of these questions

574 days ago by Kimchi4u

I know this question has probably been asked time and time again on other thr...

15 572 days ago
View bandit571's profile

A "Keyless" chuck?

573 days ago by bandit571

I am trying to sell this little chuck on Ebay. No markings on it, but it i...

2 572 days ago
View ZED's profile

Planes, what do I do now??

573 days ago by ZED

So I bought some hand planes and am in the process of refurbishing them. I ha...

12 572 days ago
View wunderaa's profile

"I need some hand planes..."

578 days ago by wunderaa

I recall that thought running through my inner dialog a couple of months back...

6 572 days ago
View Jon1094's profile

Making hand tools

572 days ago by Jon1094

I am turning some new handles for my Irwin chisels and now want to make a set...

4 572 days ago
View startingfromscratch's profile

$100 set of chisels...give me your recommendations!

574 days ago by startingfromscratch

Getting into dovetailing and mortise and tenon joinery with hand tools. I go...

10 573 days ago
View Arminius's profile

Making moulding planes - best floats to start with?

999 days ago by Arminius

I am planning to try my hand at making some hollows/rounds/rebate planes, and...

6 573 days ago
View CartersWhittling's profile

Moulding Planes

791 days ago by CartersWhittling

I am currently in the process of researching the design and construction of m...

5 573 days ago
View WillAdams's profile

Small woodworking tool set

579 days ago by WillAdams

I want to make a small, (inexpensive?), portable tool chest / box for myself,...

17 574 days ago
View bobasaurus's profile

Christmas Chisel Gloat

575 days ago by bobasaurus

My parents understand my favorite hobby very well and got me this excellent s...

8 574 days ago

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