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Pipe Fittings for Mallets

77 days ago by camps764

Kind of a neat idea IMHO. Saw it on Pinterest while looking at other woodwor...

9 75 days ago
View lateralus819's profile

"frictionless" shooting board.

83 days ago by lateralus819

I’ve started on a shooting board, quite elaborate now, sorta like the s...

26 76 days ago
View derosa's profile

Ohio Tool Company/Thistle Brand 07 jointer

80 days ago by derosa

Picked this up at an auction yesterday. Has some heavy rust on the bottom but...

5 77 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Hand saw questions

312 days ago by Charlie

OK so I am kinda diggin’ getting into more hand tools, but I have quest...

2 77 days ago
View Bugnurd's profile

Ilanoy planes?

78 days ago by Bugnurd

Ever hear of these planes. Are they decent? Any info would be great, there is...

7 77 days ago
View uygardogan's profile

Help needed for identification of a hand powered drill press

78 days ago by uygardogan

Hi, i bought a hand powered drill press from an old friend. It has only one l...

2 78 days ago
View toolmike's profile

used hand tools in Vancouver?

83 days ago by toolmike

Hi, Anyone know of any places that sell used hand tools in Vancouver? I...

2 78 days ago
View derosa's profile

Are stanley 80/81 thumbscrews a common size

78 days ago by derosa

I recently found a Stanley 80 and 81 which did have the rosewood bottom. Each...

2 78 days ago
View lateralus819's profile

Which sandpaper for flattening planes

80 days ago by lateralus819

I bought a bunch of belt sander belts, as i figured i could use them both for...

20 79 days ago
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What's the story with the Woodwright's School Store?

80 days ago by Pendragon1998

I may have some time to visit the Woodwright’s School Store this week, ...

3 79 days ago
View JayT's profile

2014 LJ Hand Tool Calendar

176 days ago by JayT

The unofficial 2014 LumberJocks Hand Tool Calendar is done and available for ...

28 80 days ago
View cdnstudentwoodworker's profile

Plane identification help needed

81 days ago by cdnstudentwoodworker

Despite my best efforts i cant find a single thing on this plane , the diffic...

11 80 days ago
View Bugnurd's profile

CL Planes, worth a look?

80 days ago by Bugnurd

These were posted for $35 on Craigslist. I know nothing about wooden planes, ...

1 80 days ago
View Tedster's profile

Master Grip 12 Piece Set, Worth $100?

83 days ago by Tedster

I’d like to get started in carving but really clueless about chisels an...

22 80 days ago
View Don W's profile

Tool Collectors Corner

115 days ago by Don W

I’ve learned a lot from the folks here on LJs. I’m sure my tool c...

123 81 days ago
View woodchuckerNJ's profile

What do you lube the bottom of your plane with?

86 days ago by woodchuckerNJ

Just curious what others are using. I currently am back to candle wax..but ...

17 84 days ago
View DocBailey's profile

Catch of the Day (rust harvest)

85 days ago by DocBailey

It was a brutally cold winter in the Northeast (and I’m not sure itR...

19 84 days ago
View TaylorML's profile

So do I buy Hirsch or Narex?

84 days ago by TaylorML

I know that there are already a ton of forums out there about which chisels t...

5 84 days ago
View Jerry's profile

Agghhh, I'm going crazy, how do I do this??!!

106 days ago by Jerry

Every time I bring a piece of maple home and cut it into pieces to make a box...

19 85 days ago
View robdem's profile

Which one to keep record or bailey plane

90 days ago by robdem

Ok need some help deciding which hand plane to keep. Have two number 7 hand p...

16 85 days ago

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