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How much precision do we need in woodworking?

601 days ago by b2rtch

I have posted again and again about my Powermatic 60 jointer.Now I am still w...

61 587 days ago
View Joshuah's profile

HELP!! Hand Plane Identification

589 days ago by Joshuah

So I picked up this hand plane at a swap meet and was hoping for the expertis...

17 587 days ago
View RedMac's profile

Old Workbench Restoration - What Do I Have Here?

588 days ago by RedMac

A very good morning to all of you out there in Lumberjockland. I hope this...

5 588 days ago
View knotscott's profile

Some Old Tools...Anything Interesting Here?

589 days ago by knotscott

Hi gang – While cleaning the shop I got to poking around some of the ol...

26 588 days ago
View totalrewind's profile

Latest project: Creating a woodworkers' marking knife by regrinding old razor blades

630 days ago by totalrewind

Sadly I couldn’t list this as a “project” because it’...

2 589 days ago
View CplSteel's profile

Clamps? Bessey, Jorgensen, Jet, nothing?

589 days ago by CplSteel

Parallel clamps- I have been thinking of getting some because they look damn ...

6 589 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Restoring/sharpening old Auger Bits

591 days ago by 12strings

I would like to buy and restore an old brace and bits for drilling large hole...

9 589 days ago
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How do i clean a leather strop

590 days ago by chrisstef

Hey gang, as always im looking to have some questions answered. I was ab...

12 589 days ago
View Chuck Anstrom's profile

Stanley 45 Handplane Restoration

593 days ago by Chuck Anstrom

I am rebuilding a Stanley 45 Handplane. I’m using two planes purchase...

6 591 days ago
View Bag_of_daggers's profile

Trying really hard to make straight cuts

606 days ago by Bag_of_daggers

Hi All,I am having trouble making square straight cuts. I am building a chang...

20 591 days ago
View Jerry's profile

can anyone tell me what this vintage Stanley No. 750 2" Chisel might be worth?

592 days ago by Jerry

I got this old 2” stanley Chisel in a box of things from an auction I a...

5 592 days ago
View Kevin's profile

Which Planer to Buy

594 days ago by Kevin

Which one of these hand planes would you buy. The first is a craftsman, not ...

9 593 days ago
View Chris208's profile

What do I need to make hand-cut dovetails?

596 days ago by Chris208

Hi LJs! I want to learn how to cut dovetails by hand, but I’m not su...

32 593 days ago
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595 days ago by cirvin

Can anyone tell me what a good spokeshave to start out would be? I’m le...

6 594 days ago
View Joekwon80's profile

Japanese Dozuki or English Dovetail saw?

755 days ago by Joekwon80

Which do you prefer and why? I’ve talked to and watched several vide...

16 594 days ago
View mandatory66's profile

Stanley Brace 02 010 ?

594 days ago by mandatory66

I just purchase a like new Stanley 02 010 hand brace on the bay and I was won...

0 594 days ago
View Von's profile

Bit braces, or Braces.....or whatchmacallits

594 days ago by Von

My earliest memories of doin something with wood go back to when I was not mu...

2 594 days ago
View Brett's profile

Sagging leg vise?

596 days ago by Brett

If you have built a leg vise like the one on Chris Schwarz’s Roubo benc...

10 594 days ago
View Spratley's profile

Can anyone shed light on the Kordon Company of Cleveland, Ohio

595 days ago by Spratley

Does anyone know about this company? Don’t bother googling it, all you...

0 595 days ago
View DrPuk2U's profile

Chopping Mortises Mangles Chisel?

597 days ago by DrPuk2U

I am working on a big Holtzapffel style workbench made of Southern Yellow Pin...

22 595 days ago

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