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Sweet - Awesome new bench design from Lee Valley

121 days ago by WayneC

Just saw this on Facebook. Brand new design. Check it out. http://www.le...

31 77 days ago
View wanderingwest's profile

Need help identifying this hand plane

77 days ago by wanderingwest

My Grandfather died and left some tools to his kids. My dad wanted his planes...

4 77 days ago
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81 days ago by scvwood27

If you were going to purchase your first plane, where would you start? What d...

17 77 days ago
View Ray's profile

Wood grain- just starting to learn

78 days ago by Ray

These two samples both came from big box stores. The one on the right cut in ...

10 78 days ago
View knotsofast's profile

How do you determine sweep of gouges with out any numbers

79 days ago by knotsofast

hello all, I am trying to figure out some of my gouges that have no markin...

4 78 days ago
View KurtaKalbach's profile

Trim Planes,edge planes,molding planes

89 days ago by KurtaKalbach

I went to an auction and came home with some cool tools. They are old wooden ...

5 80 days ago
View NDakota's profile

Need Help with old Handsaw and Plane prices

81 days ago by NDakota

I have the chance to go Pre Auction and pick what I want out of approx. 65 ha...

4 80 days ago
View BigAxe's profile

Cutting through mortises

81 days ago by BigAxe

I am trying to cut through mortise using mortising chisels. I start on each s...

8 80 days ago
View Crickett's profile

Hand Planes: Flat Sole vs. Corrugated

83 days ago by Crickett

I consider myself a bit of a hybrid worker and recently discovered as awesome...

27 81 days ago
View Brett's profile

Recommend a spokeshave?

1009 days ago by Brett

Can anyone recommend a good, affordable spokeshave?

13 81 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Three Side Tables

81 days ago by BubbaIBA

SWMBO requested I make three side tables, they didn’t need to match, ju...

0 81 days ago
View crank49's profile

Anybody Notice Home Depot Dumped Jorgensen Clamps in Favor of Chinese Irwins

533 days ago by crank49

I was just in HD this afternoon and I had planned to pick up a couple of 12&#...

71 81 days ago
View pete57's profile

Skew Chisel Sets-USA

88 days ago by pete57

Hello,I am in the market to purchase a 4 sets of skew chisels. I have read al...

6 81 days ago
View Thuzmund's profile

is this a woodworking tool? :)

85 days ago by Thuzmund

Hi folks, My buddy bought this tool the other day and I was making fun of ...

15 82 days ago
View camps764's profile

Pipe Fittings for Mallets

85 days ago by camps764

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

9 83 days ago
View lateralus819's profile

"frictionless" shooting board.

90 days ago by lateralus819

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

26 83 days ago
View derosa's profile

Ohio Tool Company/Thistle Brand 07 jointer

87 days ago by derosa

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

5 84 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Hand saw questions

320 days ago by Charlie

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

2 84 days ago
View Bugnurd's profile

Ilanoy planes?

85 days ago by Bugnurd

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

7 85 days ago
View uygardogan's profile

Help needed for identification of a hand powered drill press

85 days ago by uygardogan

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

2 85 days ago

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