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View trevor7428's profile

Is this worth anything?

04-01-2016 10:21 AM by trevor7428

So when my grandfather passed away, I got some of his tools he had. Just w...

11 04-01-2016 07:25 PM
View The__Dude's profile

Where to send hand plane irons and chisels to be re-ground?

02-04-2016 01:53 PM by The__Dude

I have my self setup to sharpen these items.But I have some that have been us...

15 03-26-2016 01:01 PM
View umbra's profile

What is this tool?

03-21-2016 12:02 PM by umbra

A friend of mine has this tool but he doesn’t know what it’s ...

16 03-25-2016 12:05 AM
View builtinbkyn's profile

Jointing with a hand plane?

03-21-2016 08:45 PM by builtinbkyn

OK so this is totally new for me. I figured what better time and place to st...

26 03-22-2016 06:48 PM
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Hand Tool Manual

03-20-2016 02:48 AM by builtinbkyn

A while back I was looking for information on storing hand tools and what eve...

1 03-20-2016 04:17 AM
View Rspencer91's profile

How old Are These? How can I clean then?

03-15-2016 03:33 PM by Rspencer91

Hello,I recently went through my grandfather’s toolbox who passed away ...

16 03-17-2016 06:33 PM
View chrisstef's profile

Underhill Hatchet

01-20-2014 03:50 PM by chrisstef

I recently acquired a couple of boxes of old tools from my uncle who presumab...

18 03-17-2016 01:38 AM
View 12strings's profile

Which Smooth Plane to buy?

10-15-2012 02:44 PM by 12strings

I need advice on purchasing a smoothing plane. I don’t want to spend...

19 03-16-2016 09:34 PM
View Aidan1211's profile

Just another tool gloat. Shaking like a leaf!!!!!

03-14-2016 01:16 PM by Aidan1211

So I buy tools like everyday to every other day in my area. Mostly I get 5 to...

16 03-16-2016 08:54 PM
View BigJohn's profile

walnut for moxon vise?

03-03-2016 03:20 PM by BigJohn

Bought the bench craft moxon vise kit and do not have hard maple but I have a...

8 03-16-2016 07:40 PM
View whatwhat's profile

Infill Plane ID

03-14-2016 09:15 PM by whatwhat

I can’t seem to find the maker of this plane. The iron is made by James...

1 03-15-2016 09:36 PM
View woodtablet's profile

Argh, flattening a plane fail.. Help

03-13-2016 04:19 AM by woodtablet

Today, I was very excited to buy my used first hand plane. I read a couple of...

21 03-14-2016 11:38 PM
View Northman83's profile

New woodworker, books first, tools second

03-14-2016 12:39 AM by Northman83

Hi. New woodworker here.. although I have not “started” yet.33...

7 03-14-2016 12:36 PM
View Rspencer91's profile

Help With ID

02-26-2016 03:40 PM by Rspencer91

Hello,I am 15 years old and love antique tools. I recently discovered and ol...

11 03-12-2016 12:14 PM
View derrickparks57's profile

Making Cabinet Scrapers

03-11-2016 08:40 PM by derrickparks57

I’ve been wanting some scrapers for a while and I’ve been wonderi...

5 03-11-2016 10:52 PM
View SurfHunter's profile

Stepped into something here, What to look for

03-09-2016 11:38 PM by SurfHunter

Hello,I meet a couple of nice people a few months ago, Husband was a wood wor...

11 03-11-2016 04:34 PM
View LanternLightFarm's profile

114 year old carpenters protractor

03-04-2016 10:04 PM by LanternLightFarm

I recently inherited 2 tool chests full of family tools dating back to my 4th...

1 03-11-2016 01:52 PM
View Axle505's profile

Wood plane recommendation needed.

03-02-2016 06:47 PM by Axle505

I need to make a new top for a used Workmate, I bought recently. On the insid...

10 03-11-2016 01:29 PM
View Dan Wolfgang's profile

Bar gauge opinions

03-10-2016 07:57 PM by Dan Wolfgang

I’m just getting into woodworking again—last done as a kid in hig...

4 03-11-2016 06:13 AM
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03-06-2016 01:55 AM by FancyShoes

The wood vise, how often do you use them, and what do you use them for? Se...

11 03-10-2016 02:40 AM

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