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strange markings on tape measure

01-18-2013 07:11 PM by JesseTutt

Harbor Freight has a coupon this month for a free measuring tape. When I got...

7 01-19-2013 01:30 AM
View Don Broussard's profile

Level with Me

01-08-2013 03:03 AM by Don Broussard

I got this 2-vial Stanley Sweetheart level at an antique shop (I think I got ...

3 01-19-2013 12:24 AM
View Timberwerks's profile

First Shavings

01-18-2013 03:08 PM by Timberwerks

Nothing like the excitement of the first shavings from a new plane. Kanna is ...

5 01-18-2013 08:22 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

Help identifying small bar clamps and my discovery for refurbishing them

01-15-2013 10:00 PM by Lee Barker

I have two pairs, bought used at different places. The smaller ones say &#...

12 01-18-2013 01:16 PM
View davidroberts's profile

Need help setting #3 Iron

01-13-2013 10:08 PM by davidroberts

I’m having a very basic problem of setting the plane iron and chipbreak...

14 01-18-2013 02:38 AM
View Anapolis7's profile

Popular Woodworking Scraper Plane Plans

09-01-2012 11:31 PM by Anapolis7

I am in the process of building a scraper plane. I have read about a billion...

6 01-18-2013 02:18 AM
View BerBer5985's profile

Google sketchup for tpi pattern for retoothing

01-16-2013 11:38 PM by BerBer5985

To start off, I absolutely don’t get sketchup. I’ve played with i...

2 01-17-2013 12:31 AM
View AKSteve's profile

Craigslist find

01-16-2013 07:54 PM by AKSteve

Don’t know if the price is right but I thought I would pass it along. I...

6 01-16-2013 11:02 PM
View lunn's profile

old tools at auction

01-16-2013 11:16 AM by lunn

I sometimes go to a auction house near me if they have something i’m in...

2 01-16-2013 01:47 PM
View Spur's profile

Spofford brace refurb help

01-16-2013 02:52 AM by Spur

I finally found a spofford brace (it is a 110) but it needs a bit o work. The...

3 01-16-2013 04:53 AM
View davidroberts's profile

Need help with these Saw Sharpening Jigs

01-13-2013 09:22 PM by davidroberts

I’m peering over that slippery slope of saw sharpening. I bought a MF ...

1 01-16-2013 03:00 AM
View BigMig's profile

Sharpening/Cambering the Iron of a Bailey Hand Plane

01-15-2013 05:05 PM by BigMig

I recently watched a video on the Fine Woodworking site on sharpening and cam...

6 01-16-2013 01:43 AM
View Brett's profile

Handtool Shops

08-02-2012 07:37 PM by Brett

I’ve seen a ton of articles in magazines, online, etc. that show worksh...

7 01-15-2013 11:28 PM
View MNWOODWORKER's profile

Shoulder plane

01-14-2013 08:46 AM by MNWOODWORKER

I am biulding my roubo bench and need to fine tune the tenon for fitting the ...

8 01-15-2013 05:36 PM
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Tip-Toeing Thru the eBay Minefield

12-27-2012 04:13 PM by poopiekat

I’m seeing more and more ridiculous listings for handplanes on eBay...

39 01-15-2013 01:51 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

Which of these would be better for end grain?

01-04-2013 11:09 AM by Purrmaster

I’m thinking of picking up a new block plane for working on end grain. ...

22 01-15-2013 12:44 AM
View mbs's profile

Plane iron sharpening

01-12-2013 04:21 PM by mbs

After reading some threads on sharpening I decided to tune up my #62 bevel-up...

7 01-14-2013 07:47 PM
View Emma Walker's profile

Why are squares so damn expensive?

01-12-2013 01:30 AM by Emma Walker

Starrett squares are like over $100 just for two pieces of metal stamped toge...

42 01-14-2013 03:10 AM
View Alexandre's profile

hmmm... How to remove a handle off a tang chisel (narex mortise chisel)

01-13-2013 06:45 PM by Alexandre

So, I decided to buy a Narex Mortise chisel from Lee Valley.I hate the handle...

11 01-14-2013 02:06 AM
View LeChuck's profile

Rabbet planes

01-13-2013 05:29 PM by LeChuck

Hi folks, I’m curious about how the average machine oriented woodwor...

9 01-14-2013 01:51 AM

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