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View wanderingwest's profile

Need help identifying this hand plane

05-15-2014 07:07 AM by wanderingwest

My Grandfather died and left some tools to his kids. My dad wanted his planes...

4 05-15-2014 03:05 PM
View scvwood27's profile


05-11-2014 02:23 PM by scvwood27

If you were going to purchase your first plane, where would you start? What d...

17 05-14-2014 08:40 PM
View Ray's profile

Wood grain- just starting to learn

05-14-2014 03:04 AM by Ray

These two samples both came from big box stores. The one on the right cut in ...

10 05-14-2014 02:18 PM
View knotsofast's profile

How do you determine sweep of gouges with out any numbers

05-13-2014 01:07 AM by knotsofast

hello all, I am trying to figure out some of my gouges that have no markin...

4 05-14-2014 02:20 AM
View KurtaKalbach's profile

Trim Planes,edge planes,molding planes

05-02-2014 09:32 PM by KurtaKalbach

I went to an auction and came home with some cool tools. They are old wooden ...

5 05-12-2014 02:47 PM
View NDakota's profile

Need Help with old Handsaw and Plane prices

05-11-2014 09:32 AM by NDakota

I have the chance to go Pre Auction and pick what I want out of approx. 65 ha...

4 05-12-2014 10:55 AM
View BigAxe's profile

Cutting through mortises

05-11-2014 07:04 PM by BigAxe

I am trying to cut through mortise using mortising chisels. I start on each s...

8 05-11-2014 11:18 PM
View Crickett's profile

Hand Planes: Flat Sole vs. Corrugated

05-09-2014 05:35 PM by Crickett

I consider myself a bit of a hybrid worker and recently discovered as awesome...

27 05-11-2014 05:57 PM
View Brett's profile

Recommend a spokeshave?

10-25-2011 09:41 PM by Brett

Can anyone recommend a good, affordable spokeshave?

13 05-11-2014 04:40 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Three Side Tables

05-11-2014 04:26 PM by BubbaIBA

SWMBO requested I make three side tables, they didn’t need to match, ju...

0 05-11-2014 04:26 PM
View pete57's profile

Skew Chisel Sets-USA

05-04-2014 11:52 AM by pete57

Hello,I am in the market to purchase a 4 sets of skew chisels. I have read al...

6 05-10-2014 09:19 PM
View Thuzmund's profile

is this a woodworking tool? :)

05-07-2014 06:49 PM by Thuzmund

Hi folks, My buddy bought this tool the other day and I was making fun of ...

15 05-10-2014 06:42 PM
View camps764's profile

Pipe Fittings for Mallets

05-07-2014 12:22 PM by camps764

Kind of a neat idea IMHO. Saw it on Pinterest while looking at other woodwor...

9 05-09-2014 02:23 PM
View lateralus819's profile

"frictionless" shooting board.

05-02-2014 01:31 AM by lateralus819

I’ve started on a shooting board, quite elaborate now, sorta like the s...

26 05-09-2014 12:58 AM
View derosa's profile

Ohio Tool Company/Thistle Brand 07 jointer

05-05-2014 02:40 AM by derosa

Picked this up at an auction yesterday. Has some heavy rust on the bottom but...

5 05-08-2014 01:02 AM
View Charlie's profile

Hand saw questions

09-14-2013 02:00 PM by Charlie

OK so I am kinda diggin’ getting into more hand tools, but I have quest...

2 05-08-2014 12:29 AM
View Bugnurd's profile

Ilanoy planes?

05-07-2014 02:21 AM by Bugnurd

Ever hear of these planes. Are they decent? Any info would be great, there is...

7 05-07-2014 10:52 AM
View uygardogan's profile

Help needed for identification of a hand powered drill press

05-07-2014 07:45 AM by uygardogan

Hi, i bought a hand powered drill press from an old friend. It has only one l...

2 05-07-2014 09:08 AM
View toolmike's profile

used hand tools in Vancouver?

05-01-2014 05:33 PM by toolmike

Hi, Anyone know of any places that sell used hand tools in Vancouver? I...

2 05-07-2014 02:40 AM
View derosa's profile

Are stanley 80/81 thumbscrews a common size

05-06-2014 06:31 PM by derosa

I recently found a Stanley 80 and 81 which did have the rosewood bottom. Each...

2 05-06-2014 10:54 PM

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