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Oh boy, carving tools! From Home Depot!

01-17-2012 09:20 AM by NateX

So I got this set of Buck Bros. carving tools for Christmas and I have no ide...

17 06-07-2015 01:50 AM
View Pendragon1998's profile

leather for lining vise jaws

06-05-2015 10:19 PM by Pendragon1998

I found some analine dyed leather I was thinking of using to line my woodwork...

1 06-06-2015 05:46 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Question on diamond stones and sharpening girts

06-04-2015 04:37 PM by bbasiaga

I have been sharpening with a King waterstone. It is a combo 1000/6000 grit....

16 06-05-2015 12:53 PM
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Is this a problem with my plane?

06-02-2015 08:18 PM by bbasiaga

Ok guys, another question as I’m working on my Stanley No. 65. This is...

15 06-04-2015 09:32 PM
View b2rtch's profile

A beautiful hammer

06-04-2015 09:03 AM by b2rtch

I am shopping for a vintage axe to restore and to use.Last night I went to th...

16 06-04-2015 05:50 PM
View BigJohn's profile

LN skew chisel set

05-25-2015 03:15 PM by BigJohn

hello. I cannot decide between the 3/8” or the 1/2” set for clea...

13 06-04-2015 12:32 PM
View Justin Lukaszewicz's profile

Hand Plane S.O.S.

06-03-2015 12:25 AM by Justin Lukaszewicz

I purchased a Stanley Handyman #4 plane at a garage sale in not so spectacula...

4 06-03-2015 02:02 AM
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06-02-2015 11:09 PM by PineInTheAsh

Excellent 12” Craftsman Ban Saw with miter gauge. $120 Belt Sander, ...

0 06-02-2015 11:09 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Sharpening help...slanted blade

06-02-2015 07:52 AM by bbasiaga

If you have seen any of my blog series on restoring a hand plane, you will kn...

9 06-02-2015 09:48 PM
View Holbs's profile

dovetail & pin flattening: block plane or smoothing plane?

06-01-2015 11:03 PM by Holbs

I am in the midst of practicing dovetails. I have a functional block plane n...

13 06-02-2015 05:17 PM
View BoardCop's profile

Bailey Stanley 4-1/2 confused

06-02-2015 02:30 AM by BoardCop

I bought this 4-1/2 and thought it was a type 15. After reading a few differe...

7 06-02-2015 01:06 PM
View DLIONS71's profile

I can not find the maker of this vise......please help!!

05-31-2015 05:07 PM by DLIONS71

I recently got a vise and was told that it was quite old. After researching f...

2 06-02-2015 02:10 AM
View bonesbr549's profile

I have begun my hand cut dovetail journey

05-26-2015 02:26 AM by bonesbr549

well this weekend started to learn to hand cut dovetails. It will take some ...

14 06-01-2015 05:56 PM
View mahdee's profile

Cleaning diamond sharpeners.

05-31-2015 01:34 PM by mahdee

Hi,I have a set of HF diamond knife sharpeners. Some of them are getting clo...

7 06-01-2015 02:03 AM
View bonesbr549's profile

PSA. Lienielsen chisels

05-31-2015 12:45 PM by bonesbr549

wow learned a valuable lesson yesterday. I was paring and was gripping the si...

8 05-31-2015 06:27 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Bow Turning Saw Build

05-10-2015 12:32 AM by Troy Cleckler

I’ve got the Gramercy blades and handle hardware kit ordered but itR...

21 05-31-2015 05:23 PM
View JADobson's profile

Cornering Tools

05-27-2015 02:04 AM by JADobson

Has anyone ever used a cornering tool like one of these: Have you used...

17 05-31-2015 04:50 PM
View Paul M's profile

is this a type 1 Bedrock?

05-26-2015 06:42 PM by Paul M

picked up at garage sale, took apart to see what it was, only soft brush to i...

4 05-29-2015 10:56 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Laminate a molding plane blank - is it really a big no no?

05-27-2015 04:26 AM by ColonelTravis

Bitten hard by the make-a-molding-plane bug. Of the two big instructional vid...

9 05-29-2015 10:34 PM
View Planeman40's profile

Source of good inexpensive hand planes, chisels, and carving tools

05-26-2015 09:40 PM by Planeman40

I’m a “toolaholic” that has been woodworking for over a hal...

3 05-27-2015 02:09 PM

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