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Show off your best shop made clamps

05-13-2015 03:39 AM by B4B

Clamps are one of the many tools that we need around the shop, and depending ...

0 05-13-2015 03:39 AM
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Cut nails

05-12-2015 04:06 PM by JohnChung

Anyone can recommend a supplier willing to ship to Malaysia? Looks like a ver...

3 05-13-2015 03:32 AM
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New Bad Axe 12" Dovetail Saw

05-11-2015 08:06 PM by BubbaIBA

USPS delivered a new Bad Axe saw yesterday. It hits all my sweet spots, narro...

6 05-12-2015 09:10 PM
View BreathMint76's profile

Saw for cutting logs lengthwise?

05-05-2015 09:07 PM by BreathMint76

I am planning to do a project that would require me to cut a log (About 6 in....

49 05-12-2015 11:00 AM
View Andre's profile

Tool Gloat Stanely planes

05-09-2015 03:02 AM by Andre

I think I can finally post a Gloat! Went out to the west coast and a friend o...

8 05-11-2015 01:58 AM
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Announcing Popular Woodworking University Online Video Course: Intro To Hand Tools

05-09-2015 01:02 PM by Steve Branam

I’m very pleased to announce my new online video course at Popular Wood...

1 05-09-2015 02:23 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Process for reshaping router iron?

05-07-2015 07:12 PM by Troy Cleckler

I’m thinking that the bevel needs to be worked to straighten it out. If...

4 05-09-2015 10:03 AM
View Ray's profile

Painting first vintage hand tool

05-09-2015 01:33 AM by Ray

I am baffled. I picked up a #80 scraper made around 1912 This will be my firs...

4 05-09-2015 02:32 AM
View tyler's profile

Stanley #55 Bevel Angles

05-07-2015 01:07 AM by tyler

Hello everyone. I have just finished the cleaning of my #55 (pictures coming ...

7 05-08-2015 01:47 AM
View ChadRat6458's profile

hand plane score

05-07-2015 10:33 PM by ChadRat6458

How did I do?

4 05-08-2015 12:36 AM
View BoardCop's profile

Help with hand plane ID please

05-07-2015 11:32 PM by BoardCop

This plane has no markings on it. The frog is part of the plane body. It had ...

2 05-07-2015 11:46 PM
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Any idea what this is?

05-04-2015 02:27 PM by BoardCop

Bought 6 boxes of hand tools and came across this. Any thoughts? Thanks ...

19 05-05-2015 09:51 PM
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05-01-2015 06:21 PM by Troy Cleckler

Stopped by a local antique mall today and found a wooden molding plane. I don...

4 05-05-2015 03:39 AM
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Leather for mallet faces?

04-26-2015 07:59 AM by diito

I’m building some joiner’s mallets and need some leather for the ...

15 05-02-2015 12:21 PM
View brookrest's profile

Handplane blade

04-30-2015 04:23 PM by brookrest

I am just getting into using handplanes more in my shop. I just purch...

11 05-01-2015 10:59 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Loose hinge on 4 fold rule

04-30-2015 06:42 PM by Troy Cleckler

I received a Lufkin # 771 that I won off Ebay and it’s in really good s...

1 04-30-2015 07:07 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Hand plane question

04-28-2015 06:59 PM by Joel_B

I have a Baily #4 plane and have tried to use it to make some boards flat.If ...

27 04-30-2015 09:49 AM
View Kay Preston's profile

Bailey #4 plane blade . Square or Round corners?

04-28-2015 08:11 AM by Kay Preston

Hi all.Again this is for my Swazi neighbour. On my post http://lumberjocks.c...

7 04-29-2015 02:08 AM
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How to flatten the sole of a jointer plane

04-26-2015 09:47 PM by LJackson

I purchased a Faithfull number 7 jointer plane, and I expected that I would n...

21 04-29-2015 01:00 AM
View rmihai's profile

Which stone for honing 6k-12k

04-21-2015 01:38 AM by rmihai

Hi all, I am looking for a 2 3/8” x 7” honing stone and I need...

9 04-28-2015 07:44 PM

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