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A metal What is it

651 days ago by mIps

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

9 649 days ago
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Interesting book, FREE "woodworking joints"

650 days ago by Mikesawdust

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

3 649 days ago
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Drilling DEEP Dog Holes in Hard Maple

667 days ago by DrPuk2U

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

7 649 days ago
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What to Do with Worn-out Files

782 days ago by Dave Rutan

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

21 650 days ago
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DMT Dia-Sharp in 4000 mesh (6 micron)

677 days ago by nwbusa

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

1 650 days ago
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Photographing Studley

651 days ago by Tim Dahn

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

2 650 days ago
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4-1/2 Plane ID Challenge

713 days ago by hhhopks

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

4 651 days ago
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Geo. H. Bishop back saw

653 days ago by jamesicus

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

4 651 days ago
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Block Plane newbie - taking more material off on the end of my stroke then the beginning?

651 days ago by exterminate

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

2 651 days ago
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Question on mallets

653 days ago by mIps

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

27 651 days ago
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New Improved Chevalet Sketchup

655 days ago by shipwright

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

3 652 days ago
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Stanley #13-052 plough plane

654 days ago by BigJohn

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

3 653 days ago
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FREE EMC calculator app for iPhone and Android

653 days ago by WoodGoddess

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

0 653 days ago
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First hand plane; another question!

658 days ago by djang000

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

23 653 days ago
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My review of the wood river chisel plane

687 days ago by panofish

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

2 654 days ago
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What ie this

654 days ago by rusty2010

Does anyone know what kind of tool this is?

13 654 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Daddy has new tools.

654 days ago by RussellAP

I love the UPS guy. He brings me stuff sometimes 4 or 5 at a time. today I...

7 654 days ago
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Construction Grade SYP Roubo

656 days ago by BubbaIBA

I made some photos of the shop this AM, so I guess I’ll post photos of ...

6 655 days ago
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Rule Marking Uses

655 days ago by Handtooler

LJ’s, I possess a Rabone Chesterman 36” four fold boxwood rule, ...

0 655 days ago

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