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Estate Sale Goldmine?

603 days ago by Donna Menke

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

8 603 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

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

640 days ago by poopiekat

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

34 603 days ago
View MacSmacky's profile

Stanley 12-139 LA Block Plane $42.47 on Amazon

604 days ago by MacSmacky

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

1 604 days ago
View 47phord's profile

Totally Confused Hand Plane Newbie

607 days ago by 47phord

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

14 604 days ago
View MikeInNOVA's profile

Woodcraft/Woodriver plane sale

615 days ago by MikeInNOVA

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

5 604 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Is this a good plow plane to get?

605 days ago by Texchappy

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

9 604 days ago
View jacob34's profile

a trip to an antique shop

605 days ago by jacob34

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

3 604 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Tips for removing dried glue

606 days ago by steve6678

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

28 605 days ago
View Smallcrafter's profile

Japanese Hand Tools of Your Dreams?

611 days ago by Smallcrafter

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

2 605 days ago
View mIps's profile

A metal What is it

607 days ago by mIps

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

9 605 days ago
View Mikesawdust's profile

Interesting book, FREE "woodworking joints"

606 days ago by Mikesawdust

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

3 605 days ago
View DrPuk2U's profile

Drilling DEEP Dog Holes in Hard Maple

623 days ago by DrPuk2U

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

7 605 days ago
View Dave Rutan's profile

What to Do with Worn-out Files

738 days ago by Dave Rutan

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

21 606 days ago
View nwbusa's profile

DMT Dia-Sharp in 4000 mesh (6 micron)

633 days ago by nwbusa

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

1 606 days ago
View Tim Dahn's profile

Photographing Studley

607 days ago by Tim Dahn

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

2 606 days ago
View hhhopks's profile

4-1/2 Plane ID Challenge

669 days ago by hhhopks

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

4 607 days ago
View jamesicus's profile

Geo. H. Bishop back saw

609 days ago by jamesicus

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

4 607 days ago
View exterminate's profile

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

607 days ago by exterminate

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

2 607 days ago
View mIps's profile

Question on mallets

609 days ago by mIps

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

27 607 days ago
View shipwright's profile

New Improved Chevalet Sketchup

611 days ago by shipwright

I’ve just re-drawn my chevalet sketchup. The original was my very first...

3 608 days ago

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