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Alignment pins for drawboring?

720 days ago by Brett

If you have drawbored a mortise-and-tenon joint (for example, when building a...

11 666 days ago
View whitewulf's profile

# 5 Center Adjuster Missing

669 days ago by whitewulf

I found this old plane, a # 5 maybe, based on size. My new old stock Stanley ...

4 666 days ago
View bandit571's profile

Just playing around with some Beech

667 days ago by bandit571

I had a couple handplanes that needed a new tote or two made. Had ONE cut ou...

4 666 days ago
View grfrazee's profile

Tool Gloat - Wards Master (i.e., Stanley) No. 45

673 days ago by grfrazee

I was able to score this Wards Master No. 45 on the bay recently for $80. Th...

5 667 days ago
View nwbusa's profile

Let's see those clamp collections

668 days ago by nwbusa

As the old woodworking adage goes, you can never have too many clamps. I thi...

10 667 days ago
View Kreegan's profile

Weird saw tooth pattern

669 days ago by Kreegan

I acquired this ~20” EC Atkins hand saw recently on eBay. I was loo...

12 667 days ago
View 12strings's profile

very short backsaw?

669 days ago by 12strings

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

8 667 days ago
View OnlyJustME's profile

Stanley 220 block plane

667 days ago by OnlyJustME

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

2 667 days ago
View CueballRosendaul's profile

What is this thing? A Mystery Measuring Gauge

671 days ago by CueballRosendaul

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

32 668 days ago
View Madawaska's profile

Geo H Bishop saw

669 days ago by Madawaska

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

1 669 days ago
View shelly_b's profile

hand planer/edger

684 days ago by shelly_b

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

12 669 days ago
View bandit571's profile

Tale of two planes

672 days ago by bandit571

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

5 670 days ago
View corpmule's profile

Chisel Size, Ray Iles Mortise

671 days ago by corpmule

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

5 670 days ago
View Alexandre's profile

Vertias Chisels.... AGAIN!

690 days ago by Alexandre

Well, I may be a bit outdated… But while surfing the lee valley website...

21 671 days ago
View grego's profile

Slots for kerf hinges

673 days ago by grego

Can slots for slot/kerf hinges like this…

3 671 days ago
View MikeInNOVA's profile

Anyone know what these are?

672 days ago by MikeInNOVA

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

2 672 days ago
View IsaacH's profile

Metal stock for homemade turning tools...

673 days ago by IsaacH

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

4 672 days ago
View Carpintero's profile

what did I get?

675 days ago by Carpintero

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

5 673 days ago
View DannyThunder's profile

tuning sides of a plane

677 days ago by DannyThunder

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

13 673 days ago
View Derek Cohen's profile

Planing the female sliding dovetail

678 days ago by Derek Cohen

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

7 674 days ago

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