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Lawn mower blade as tool steel?

06-19-2013 06:28 PM by jtriggs

I’ve heard of using old reciprocating saw blades as a source of thin to...

12 06-20-2013 04:48 AM
View Holbs's profile

in anticipation of leaning towards hand tool'ing one day...

06-20-2013 12:12 AM by Holbs

i bought these for $100, knowing that somedays i will prefer to hand joint &#...

7 06-20-2013 01:24 AM
View bluekingfisher's profile

Is there need for an expensive tail vice

06-19-2013 08:22 AM by bluekingfisher

For those of you interested in traditional bench work this little jig may be ...

12 06-19-2013 11:15 PM
View jdcook72's profile

Using a card scraper... the wrong way?

06-19-2013 08:16 AM by jdcook72

Hello all,I’m relatively new at woodworking and I’m slowly building up my cac...

5 06-19-2013 05:30 PM
View planeBill's profile

stanley 4 1/2

06-19-2013 03:13 PM by planeBill

Are 4 1/2 bodies and side wings usually thicker than even a number 7? I have ...

8 06-19-2013 05:20 PM
View SquintyPolock's profile

I know nothing. Where do I start with Hand Planes?

06-13-2013 02:17 AM by SquintyPolock

Check out my forum topic on finding cheaper wood… http://lumberjocks...

17 06-19-2013 07:23 AM
View GerardW's profile

Case of the Mystery Hand Plane

06-17-2013 10:06 PM by GerardW

Trying to figure out what I’ve got on my hands here. I got this from my...

8 06-19-2013 03:10 AM
View Roswell's profile

What type is this Stanley Plane?

06-17-2013 11:19 PM by Roswell

So, I’m out of town traveling, and one of my favorite things to do is h...

8 06-18-2013 01:04 PM
View poopiekat's profile

The "Mixed Emotions" Hand Plane Thread

06-17-2013 12:25 PM by poopiekat

I’d be showing my years, but the old stand-up comedy joke went like thi...

22 06-18-2013 12:09 AM
View woodcox's profile

chamfer question

06-12-2013 04:25 AM by woodcox

Is this chamfer possible with a router? Maybe with a template. It looks like ...

13 06-17-2013 09:21 PM
View fumehappy's profile

Help with oddball plane ID

06-16-2013 12:33 AM by fumehappy

picked this sucker up today at a yardsale. I can’t see any identifyng ...

12 06-17-2013 08:36 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Rebuilding a Stanley #135 Far, So Good...98% done!!

06-07-2013 03:57 PM by poopiekat

I bought another Stanley Liberty Bell plane, I dunno, I just like ‘em, ...

17 06-17-2013 08:34 PM
View jusfine's profile

Chisels of my Dreams? I bought mine!

06-14-2013 12:21 AM by jusfine

To me, there is something fascinating about chisels. When you get a good o...

23 06-17-2013 02:29 AM
View Ben's profile

Grinding small coved card scraper?

06-15-2013 02:53 AM by Ben

Could you guys kindly walk me through a crash course in selecting, grinding a...

1 06-15-2013 02:21 PM
View Jeff82780's profile


06-14-2013 04:14 PM by Jeff82780

I’m making a scraper shave and am having a difficult time with this thi...

1 06-14-2013 06:35 PM
View chrisstef's profile (online now)

Me and McMaster Carr - rantalicious.

06-12-2013 08:10 PM by chrisstef

Im not much of a ranting person but I want to share my little story here with...

48 06-13-2013 06:30 PM
View a1Jim's profile (online now)


06-11-2013 10:32 PM by a1Jim

I just got this e mail today from Lee Valley and the first thing my eyes lock...

27 06-13-2013 01:26 PM
View steve's profile

How any brand can justify $600+ for a sharpening system is beyond ridiculous

06-09-2013 10:49 PM by steve

I am commenting on the Tormek T-7.

48 06-13-2013 12:13 AM
View aherna's profile

Advice on restoring an old wooden vice screw

06-12-2013 01:28 PM by aherna

Hi all, I recently picked up an old wooden leg vice screw and plan to use ...

2 06-12-2013 01:42 PM
View Hodge's profile

Help identifying old spear like object.....

06-09-2013 11:49 AM by Hodge

Obviously, this is not a wood working tool but I was hoping someo...

6 06-11-2013 10:07 PM

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