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a trip to an antique shop

625 days ago by jacob34

So I have read on here frequently how fellow Lumberjocks on here look for use...

3 624 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Tips for removing dried glue

626 days ago by steve6678

I have always struggled with this.I try to sand all my parts down to 3 grits ...

28 625 days ago
View Smallcrafter's profile

Japanese Hand Tools of Your Dreams?

631 days ago by Smallcrafter

We have mallets, we have planes, and we even have screwdrivers of your dreams...

2 625 days ago
View mIps's profile

A metal What is it

627 days ago by mIps

I found this on the street the other day and I am not sure what it is: ...

9 625 days ago
View Mikesawdust's profile

Interesting book, FREE "woodworking joints"

625 days ago by Mikesawdust

I found this on IBooks and thought some others may appreciate it. It’s...

3 625 days ago
View DrPuk2U's profile

Drilling DEEP Dog Holes in Hard Maple

643 days ago by DrPuk2U

My Holtzappfel bunch is nearing the end (thank goodness). I am mounting the ...

7 625 days ago
View Dave Rutan's profile

What to Do with Worn-out Files

758 days ago by Dave Rutan

I inherited a bunch of old files from my dad, but they’re pretty worn o...

21 626 days ago
View nwbusa's profile

DMT Dia-Sharp in 4000 mesh (6 micron)

652 days ago by nwbusa

Was just browsing DMT’s site and saw they are producing (for a “l...

1 626 days ago
View Tim Dahn's profile

Photographing Studley

626 days ago by Tim Dahn

A short but interesting video documenting the Studley tools. The resulting bo...

2 626 days ago
View hhhopks's profile

4-1/2 Plane ID Challenge

689 days ago by hhhopks

Can you tell me something about this 4-1/2 hand plane? It isn’t in th...

4 627 days ago
View jamesicus's profile

Geo. H. Bishop back saw

629 days ago by jamesicus

I recently purchased a nice early Geo. Bishop & Co. back saw at a flea ma...

4 627 days ago
View exterminate's profile

Block Plane newbie - taking more material off on the end of my stroke then the beginning?

627 days ago by exterminate

I’m new to using hand tools, and I just got my first block plane last m...

2 627 days ago
View mIps's profile

Question on mallets

629 days ago by mIps

I am thinking about making a mallet but have no access to hardwoods.Can a dec...

27 627 days ago
View shipwright's profile

New Improved Chevalet Sketchup

631 days ago by shipwright

I’ve just re-drawn my chevalet sketchup. The original was my very first...

3 628 days ago
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View BigJohn's profile

Stanley #13-052 plough plane

630 days ago by BigJohn

Hello. I recently bought this plough plane for $30 and shipping was $42 from...

3 629 days ago
View WoodGoddess's profile

FREE EMC calculator app for iPhone and Android

629 days ago by WoodGoddess

Hey Lumberjocks and Janes!!! Guess what?! Wagner Meters just launched a ne...

0 629 days ago
View djang000's profile

First hand plane; another question!

634 days ago by djang000

Hi guys I know you probably answer this one a gazillion of times, but I di...

23 629 days ago
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My review of the wood river chisel plane

663 days ago by panofish

I just bought a wood river chisel plane and created a short video review.Let ...

2 630 days ago
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What ie this

630 days ago by rusty2010

Does anyone know what kind of tool this is?

13 630 days ago

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