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250 days ago

Tip forum - 17 replies

Okay here’s the deal…I have a fairly good grasp on what I’m doing in the shop. However, I absolutely LOVE good tips. There are little things that some of you folks do/know that you may find insignificant but are really just what someone else is looking for. Please post a woodworking tip, original or pulled from somewhere else...

294 days ago

A gift from another wood worker turned into an object of immortality - 13 replies

This may be a long post so if you don’t enjoy reading, now would be a good time to move along to another post… Okay, here’s the deal (I say this a lot, you’ll get used it): So I dropped my wife off at the airport in Kansas City and decided that since I was here I should stop into the ONLY Woodcraft store within a ...

310 days ago

Thanks for helping make this site my "happy place" - 9 replies

Ya’ll, My day couldn’t have started off crappier. If you’ve read my profile you’ll know I’m a First Sergeant in the US Army. Normally, my job spelled backwards is “headache”... stress is my constant companion and we have a VERY close relationship. However, when it gets to the point where I have to...

326 days ago

The low money woodworking blues or I can barely afford to feed my working working habit - 11 replies

I’ll be honest, I often get a little depressed when seeing the tools in photos that some of you have. I would give my left nut and quite possibly my second born (no, not my first born, he’s a good kid.. however, my two year old is just one step shy of being sold to carnies most of the time…but I digress) to have some of the pr...

333 days ago

#4 1/2 Stanley dilemma - 39 replies

Okay, here’s the deal. I was given my Great-Great Grandfather’s tool box and what was left of his tools. In it I found a couple of Disston saws from the turn of the 20th century, some odds and ends chisels and such and a Stanley #4 1/2 smoother. The plane is in great shape (considering the age and condition of the other tools in t...

738 days ago

A question for those with a bent for woodworking history - 4 replies

As I was browsing some antique shops this past weekend for some used hand tools I came across exactly what I was looking for. I found a Stanley #8 fore plane in excelent condition for $30. I did some research on “Patricks Blood and Gore” and found that the plane was manufactured between 1886 and 1889. One curious thing that has ma...


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