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Chip breaker question

01-12-2013 11:37 PM by Oldelm

Based on all the recent articles on the subject I have decide to reshape the ...

2 01-13-2013 05:03 PM
View 12strings's profile

Waterstone Soaking?

01-10-2013 05:31 PM by 12strings

What is the reasoning and necessity of soaking waterstones? I just got my ...

11 01-13-2013 01:27 PM
View matlock_50's profile

How do I prevent flash rust after electrolysis but before painting?

01-10-2013 08:53 PM by matlock_50

I am restoring an old Stanley no.8 that probably should have been used for pa...

27 01-13-2013 01:20 AM
View SCUMM's profile

Stanley Folding Rules

02-11-2012 08:27 PM by SCUMM

First time post so it will be hard to “measure” the success of th...

12 01-12-2013 07:55 PM
View Ben's profile

Need a dovetail saw

01-11-2013 11:50 PM by Ben

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

15 01-12-2013 05:40 PM
View Brett's profile

Free-hand Sharpening technique details?

01-11-2013 10:23 PM by Brett

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

3 01-12-2013 05:23 PM
View lumberjoe's profile

Greenlee Lathe tools?

10-26-2012 02:40 PM by lumberjoe

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

19 01-12-2013 04:23 PM
View jacob34's profile

nor craft and shelton

01-11-2013 07:02 PM by jacob34

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

8 01-12-2013 05:07 AM
View woodklutz's profile

refinishing plane tote

01-10-2013 02:14 PM by woodklutz

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

13 01-12-2013 02:39 AM
View Brett's profile

Are my oilstones "good enough"?

01-11-2013 07:55 PM by Brett

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

8 01-12-2013 02:17 AM
View riven_oak's profile

Mystery plane?

01-11-2013 09:38 AM by riven_oak

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

8 01-11-2013 06:06 PM
View skipj's profile

Stanley-Bailey #4

01-08-2013 05:25 PM by skipj

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

6 01-11-2013 01:38 PM
View NicholasS's profile

Forgotten or abandoned Hand Tool Greats

01-07-2013 06:41 AM by NicholasS

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

20 01-10-2013 04:29 AM
View MrDan's profile

Do metric chisels play well in an imperial shop?

01-08-2013 06:47 PM by MrDan

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

12 01-10-2013 02:29 AM
View fumehappy's profile

Cracked Lignum Vitae Mallet help

01-09-2013 05:31 AM by fumehappy

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

3 01-10-2013 01:04 AM
View synecdoche's profile

Of Dovetails and Chisels

01-08-2013 12:41 AM by synecdoche

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

5 01-09-2013 11:23 PM
View 69BBNova's profile

No. 5 plane Restore and Repair (ongoing)

01-07-2013 08:19 AM by 69BBNova

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

11 01-08-2013 08:31 PM
View Carpintero's profile

hand drill primer

12-28-2012 11:11 PM by Carpintero

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

6 01-07-2013 04:35 AM
View pneufab's profile

Lee Valley shopping list... suggestions?

12-24-2012 06:32 AM by pneufab

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

30 01-07-2013 04:27 AM
View 69BBNova's profile

A Few New Toys - Vintage Planes +

12-28-2012 11:53 PM by 69BBNova

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

6 01-06-2013 10:04 PM

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