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View Furnitude's profile

Evaporust question

04-04-2015 09:34 PM by Furnitude

I wanted to clean up a Hock blade and chipbreaker so I soaked them in Evaporu...

9 09-08-2015 03:24 PM
View MarkMaleski's profile

Announcement: Hammer Veneering & Inlay Class (Sep 2015)

09-08-2015 03:07 AM by MarkMaleski

Hello all, I’d like to spread the news about a 3-day class that our loc...

0 09-08-2015 03:07 AM
View DocChris's profile

Need Help Identifying A Bailey 4 1/2

09-01-2015 09:34 AM by DocChris

Good day sirs! Newbie to woodworking here. I’ve recently found myself in need...

9 09-07-2015 03:47 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Auriou cabinet rasp problem

09-04-2015 08:31 PM by ColonelTravis

Got an Auriou 9 inch, 10 grain cabinet rasp because it’s hand stitched ...

5 09-07-2015 01:24 PM
View Benvolio's profile

An innovation in free-hand sharpening?

08-19-2013 12:44 AM by Benvolio

I’ve been thinking for ages that there has to be a better way to do fre...

42 09-07-2015 12:07 AM
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09-05-2015 12:43 AM by canadianchips

Hi. I needed some tool therapy today. Went for 1 hr drive to city I rarely go...

4 09-06-2015 12:42 AM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Benchcrafted vise advice

09-02-2015 10:26 PM by newwoodbutcher

After 23 years I’m finally building a proper work bench. Up till now I’ve be...

3 09-05-2015 03:07 PM
View BurlyBob's profile

I got a question on hand planes.

09-05-2015 12:18 AM by BurlyBob

I was at a flea market earlier today and saw an Ohio #4 hand plane. The guy ...

6 09-05-2015 12:13 PM
View LeslieJohn's profile

Handplane sharpness

09-03-2015 05:49 AM by LeslieJohn

Hi I need some information about handplane sharpness. I bought a combination ...

15 09-05-2015 01:55 AM
View Siegs's profile

Need chisel help

09-02-2015 02:20 AM by Siegs

I’m looking at getting some new chisels but don’t want to break t...

25 09-04-2015 04:23 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Rip sawing angle of cut.

09-03-2015 12:25 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I’m just wondering, assuming you can position your wood an...

1 09-04-2015 12:08 AM
View BradMaynes's profile

Advice on preparing tool for sale

08-31-2015 03:08 AM by BradMaynes

First off, I’ve read a ton here as a guest, and there’s some grea...

9 09-03-2015 11:36 AM
View bluekingfisher's profile

PM-V11 Steel - Edge retention qualities - your views please.

09-02-2015 11:38 AM by bluekingfisher

I was chewin the fat with another wodworker recently when he mentioned how po...

7 09-03-2015 01:24 AM
View NedG's profile

Collet for Old B&D 7620 Router Needed

09-02-2015 09:19 PM by NedG

I have lost the collet (the conical shaped part) of an old Black and Decker 7...

2 09-03-2015 12:50 AM
View Jerry's profile

Looks like I came to the right place...

08-26-2015 11:17 PM by Jerry

Those of you who know me know that I’m quite fond of hand tools, and th...

25 09-01-2015 04:24 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

What is the advantage of garnet sandpaper?

09-17-2012 04:11 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve had this burning question for some time….. is garnet sandpap...

23 09-01-2015 02:30 AM
View shortster's profile

saw identity

08-25-2015 05:11 PM by shortster

I have a saw I need help finding out what it is.The saw has three teeth per i...

6 08-31-2015 02:37 AM
View willie's profile

Yeah, He Sucks!!!

08-31-2015 12:32 AM by willie

Got a call from a friend yesterday. He was wanting to come over to show me hi...

4 08-31-2015 02:16 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Strop advice

08-29-2015 09:13 PM by BigJohn

Hello. I wanted a the best strop I could find and Tools For Working Wood site...

2 08-29-2015 10:31 PM
View realityinabox's profile

Diamond stone defect?

08-29-2015 06:07 PM by realityinabox

Hello all, I recently ordered some EZ Lap diamond stones to sharpen my chi...

2 08-29-2015 07:04 PM

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