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very short backsaw?

664 days ago by 12strings

What is the intended use of a short fat back-saw that is only about 8 inches ...

8 662 days ago
View OnlyJustME's profile

Stanley 220 block plane

662 days ago by OnlyJustME

After getting so much inspiration on the Show Your Restoration thread, i deci...

2 662 days ago
View CueballRosendaul's profile

What is this thing? A Mystery Measuring Gauge

666 days ago by CueballRosendaul

I don’t remember where I picked up this little thing, but it’s be...

32 663 days ago
View Madawaska's profile

Geo H Bishop saw

664 days ago by Madawaska

Anyone have information on a Geo H Bishop & Co No 90 hand saw? Also inclu...

1 664 days ago
View shelly_b's profile

hand planer/edger

679 days ago by shelly_b

Okay, so i was watching tommy mac and when he went on his rough cut road tri...

12 664 days ago
View bandit571's profile

Tale of two planes

667 days ago by bandit571

that came in the mail this morning. Won both on ebay, but that is another...

5 665 days ago
View corpmule's profile

Chisel Size, Ray Iles Mortise

666 days ago by corpmule

I’m new to woodworking and, my inexperience leads me to ask some possib...

5 665 days ago
View Alexandre's profile

Vertias Chisels.... AGAIN!

686 days ago by Alexandre

Well, I may be a bit outdated… But while surfing the lee valley website...

21 666 days ago
View grego's profile

Slots for kerf hinges

668 days ago by grego

Can slots for slot/kerf hinges like this…

3 666 days ago
View MikeInNOVA's profile

Anyone know what these are?

667 days ago by MikeInNOVA

My mother-in-law let me go through her father and grandfather’s...

2 667 days ago
View IsaacH's profile

Metal stock for homemade turning tools...

668 days ago by IsaacH

Does anybody have an inexpensive place to get round and square bar stock. I w...

4 668 days ago
View Carpintero's profile

what did I get?

670 days ago by Carpintero

Picked up this brace and plane for 4 and 20 dollars. Did I do good? What did ...

5 668 days ago
View DannyThunder's profile

tuning sides of a plane

672 days ago by DannyThunder

I usually find the answers I need just by lurking here, but I haven’t f...

13 668 days ago
View Derek Cohen's profile

Planing the female sliding dovetail

673 days ago by Derek Cohen

I finally got it together to build a plane to cut the female side of a slidin...

7 669 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

Hand Planes...a Design Limitation?

670 days ago by poopiekat

Something is inherently wrong with the design of the typical handplane! It j...

23 669 days ago
View chrisstef's profile

$17 score - Chisel, Gouge, and Awl.

670 days ago by chrisstef

Well i snuck out this mornin to a local flea market on the hunt for a #71 rou...

14 669 days ago
View JKL's profile

Question on an old framing hammer

671 days ago by JKL

Hi All – I rescued this old hammer – but I don’t know m...

13 669 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Dovetails without a chisel?

669 days ago by 12strings

How good are you REALLY? I’m just wondering if any body saws their d...

4 669 days ago
View hamburglar's profile

Hand Saw Books or Tutorials

669 days ago by hamburglar

I was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions for a book / tutorials on ...

2 669 days ago
View AKSteve's profile

Craigslist score !

671 days ago by AKSteve

I got these three tools on craigslist for 25.00 bucks! the two planes are sup...

4 671 days ago

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