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Looking for history of iron duplex fillister rabbet planes

652 days ago by Lee Barker

Like this: (Having trouble getting an image to load from the web. If it i...

0 652 days ago
View Bill Szydlo's profile

Question for those of you who use the Veritas plow plane

653 days ago by Bill Szydlo

I am considering purchasing the Veritas plow plane and am curious if those of...

4 652 days ago
View yellowtruck75's profile

Help with picking out Veritas hand planes

653 days ago by yellowtruck75

My wife wants a Christmas list so I am picking out some Veritas hand planes. ...

5 652 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Movers and hand tools question

654 days ago by Texchappy

Health has taken a turn for the worse lately and haven’t been able to g...

10 652 days ago
View shipwright's profile

How many chevalets are built / being built?

659 days ago by shipwright

Since I built my first chevalet in winter 2011, I have been in touch with a n...

21 653 days ago
View corpmule's profile

Hand Grinder and Wheel Size

734 days ago by corpmule

I’ve been looking for a hand grinder to use in sharpening tools (Axes, ...

8 653 days ago
View Ben's profile

How do butt locking bevel gauges work?

654 days ago by Ben

Does anyone know how the butt locking thumbscrew mechanism works for bevel ga...

2 653 days ago
View shipwright's profile

Free V8 Degree Marquetry logo

655 days ago by shipwright

When I cut the marquetry logo for my wedge powered bench, I cut it in Boulle ...

6 654 days ago
View Douglas's profile

identifying this combo waterstone

654 days ago by Douglas

I was given a combination waterstone, and I’d like to start using it. B...

2 654 days ago
View shelly_b's profile

Do I really need to spend $50 to get a square square????

662 days ago by shelly_b

I really need a square that is 100% square…do I really have to spend $5...

35 654 days ago
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656 days ago by JuniorJoiner

Since it is almost Halloween, I thought I would poll the electorate and see w...

15 655 days ago
View Alexandre's profile

Vertias PM-V11.... Yes.. you guessed it...

668 days ago by Alexandre

Yup, I bought a Pm-V11 Chisel today… Actually, I bought the 3/8” ...

19 655 days ago
View layne's profile

Sneak peek Engraved Bridge City

655 days ago by layne

I’m working on a Bridge City low angle for a client. Thought I would gi...

1 655 days ago
View Don Johnson's profile

Scratch Awl

665 days ago by Don Johnson

When watching Matthias Wandel’s excellent videos, I often see him using...

10 656 days ago
View ChrisCarr's profile

Hand Saw sharpening Service?

657 days ago by ChrisCarr

Can anyone recommend a service for sharpening some old disston & warrante...

3 656 days ago
View BigYin's profile

Stanley planes book on Ebay << The Stanley Plane by Alvin Sellens >>

658 days ago by BigYin

The Stanley Plane by Alvin Sellens British Ebay sale # 360472737617 ...

0 658 days ago
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659 days ago by natew

First off thanks for everyones help, i have wrote everything down and taken e...

4 659 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

Can you help me identify the manufacturer of this duplex shoulder plane?

664 days ago by Lee Barker

8 7/8” long, 3 15/16” tall, 5/8” thick. ...

11 659 days ago
View natew's profile

just need opinions

659 days ago by natew

i am not some advertisement i’m just trying to figure out what tools i ...

14 659 days ago
View grfrazee's profile

Calling all No. 45 owners...

672 days ago by grfrazee

I recently acquired a No. 45 with cutters, but without any of the wooden boxe...

26 659 days ago

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