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Folding rulers?

08-17-2011 06:08 PM by Brett

Has anyone used a folding ruler for woodworking? There are two kinds of fold...

36 12-19-2012 11:20 AM
View Fritz's profile


12-16-2012 05:18 PM by Fritz

Hello if you have a festool domino how do you like it? Thanks Fritz

7 12-19-2012 03:33 AM
View pdbernardo's profile

Saw ID

12-19-2012 01:38 AM by pdbernardo

Ok. I admit it. I’m a newb. I’ve been reading up on hand tools...

2 12-19-2012 01:51 AM
View willie's profile

Chrome plated #110?

12-18-2012 10:41 PM by willie

I got a call the other day from a friend to tell me a...

0 12-18-2012 10:41 PM
View GUR's profile

Welcome to Paradise

12-17-2012 09:14 PM by GUR

I think all we ever wanted to have the power to transport us to another place...

0 12-17-2012 09:14 PM
View MNWOODWORKER's profile

Wagon vise hardware

11-22-2012 01:28 AM by MNWOODWORKER

I was wondering what wagon vise hardware you used and the results, not intere...

18 12-17-2012 09:11 AM
View Auggie626's profile

Help identifying a plane

12-16-2012 08:29 PM by Auggie626

Greetings all, I am not a woodworker myself, but my late father was, and l...

7 12-17-2012 03:49 AM
View Don Broussard's profile

Need Help Identifying Hand Saw -- UPDATED

11-26-2012 08:05 PM by Don Broussard

This saw was given to me for helping build an outdoor deck. I find it unusua...

10 12-16-2012 01:52 AM
View WoodenRambo's profile

Inherited Stanley #45 Multiplane Restoration

12-15-2012 03:36 AM by WoodenRambo

Hello fellow lumber jocks. I recently inherited my great grandfather’s ...

8 12-15-2012 11:03 PM
View Brett's profile

Pipe vise as end vise?

12-15-2012 03:36 AM by Brett

I’ve practically finished my Roubo bench, but some day I want to add an...

5 12-15-2012 08:05 PM
View Jon1094's profile

Why so many planes and which should I buy?

12-05-2012 04:44 AM by Jon1094

So I have a couple of hand planes, keep them very sharp, and enjoy using them...

9 12-15-2012 04:15 AM
View derosa's profile

Best uses for old DeWalt HSS planer blades

12-13-2012 05:36 AM by derosa

I’ve got one set of old dewalt blades from a 734 planer that are worn o...

10 12-15-2012 03:16 AM
View walterdlewis's profile

A question about cleaning hand tools. Ruined Bed Rock Plane?

12-11-2012 09:20 AM by walterdlewis

I feel like a fool even posting this, but I might have ruined my Bed Rock 605...

5 12-14-2012 08:41 AM
View JADobson's profile

Can only get one saw: rip or crosscut

12-13-2012 03:52 PM by JADobson

My wife decided she wanted to get me a saw for Christmas and told me to pick ...

12 12-13-2012 10:40 PM
View dahenley's profile

is my saw a Rip or Crosscut?

12-13-2012 12:55 AM by dahenley

i purchased an 8” 20TPI W.Tyzack, Sons & Turner No 120 saw off Ebay...

7 12-13-2012 02:14 PM
View Scott Seganti's profile

The Workings of a Hand Plane Video

12-11-2012 09:20 AM by Scott Seganti

Highland Woodworking posted this video on Twitter and I thought it was worth ...

1 12-13-2012 02:14 AM
View 12strings's profile

Short Scrub vs. longer Jack/Fore?

12-10-2012 03:23 PM by 12strings

For initial roughing of lumber, such that may have pronounced cupping or warp...

32 12-12-2012 09:39 PM
View DIYaholic's profile

PSA: Handplane CraigList post, ya might want to see?!?

12-12-2012 06:11 AM by DIYaholic

Here is a CL post, I thought the traditionalists and handtool folks m...

4 12-12-2012 01:24 PM
View RussellAP's profile

One-Hand Ratcheting Band Clamp

12-11-2012 12:23 PM by RussellAP

I have four corner clamps, but I was thinking that this would be great to tig...

7 12-12-2012 03:19 AM
View mporter's profile

Branding Iron Source?

12-04-2012 12:35 AM by mporter

Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but for the woodworkers out the...

14 12-11-2012 08:38 PM

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