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View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

03-11-2012 11:38 PM by Don W

I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and aft...

6519 11-25-2017 01:10 AM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-06-2012 03:34 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusias...

2856 11-25-2017 01:01 AM
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11-24-2017 07:20 PM by ryanl

I’ve been looking for a vise and wonder if anyone has any experience wi...

6 11-24-2017 11:56 PM
View Bertha's profile

Handplanes Of Your Dreams, v2.0 - Sharp As Ever

08-24-2017 11:22 PM by Bertha

Link to HOYD v1.0 – the dull years

731 11-24-2017 03:20 PM
View LDO2802's profile

Pattern Gouges

11-20-2017 09:43 PM by LDO2802

I just picked up about 8 Greenlee pattern gouges and wondered if anyone had e...

8 11-24-2017 02:49 PM
View BB1's profile

Classes near SW Missouri

11-18-2017 12:44 AM by BB1

I have learned a lot about woodworking from various youtube sources and purch...

4 11-23-2017 03:05 PM
View BB1's profile

Chisel suggestions -followup question on honing guide

09-26-2017 10:45 AM by BB1

Looking at a project that includes making a mortise. New adventure that requ...

22 11-23-2017 02:08 PM
View mikey78's profile

Protractor head for starrett metric comb. square

10-20-2017 10:15 AM by mikey78

Hello guys,Just a quick question :I’m looking for a second hand protrac...

1 11-22-2017 03:55 PM
View olcoach's profile

Stanley 45 plane

11-22-2017 03:00 AM by olcoach

Is an old Stanley 45 plane a collectable or can I clean it up and make it a u...

3 11-22-2017 03:53 PM
View Fiddy's profile

Lie-Nielsen - Black Friday?

11-21-2017 12:37 PM by Fiddy

Looking to make a purchase and wondering if it would be best to wait for a sa...

4 11-22-2017 12:20 AM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-26-2011 01:17 AM by Don W

Following some of the plane and other tool threads has been pretty interestin...

14877 11-21-2017 06:10 PM
View Kreg's profile

No. 5 Jack Plane Brand?

11-19-2017 05:59 PM by Kreg

Just picked up this No. 5 Jack Plane from a flea market for $15. Any idea wha...

8 11-21-2017 05:23 PM
View buckbuster31's profile

hand plane

11-17-2017 03:15 PM by buckbuster31

ok, I need help with a suggestion. I do a lot of large farm house tables. I...

14 11-20-2017 05:09 PM
View Chris Cook's profile

tool identification

11-03-2017 05:20 PM by Chris Cook

I know it seems that I only post inquiries about things unknown and I can see...

12 11-20-2017 01:32 PM
View Sekthebuilder's profile

Help identifying a Canadian Hand Plane

11-18-2017 11:59 PM by Sekthebuilder

I have a Canadian made plane and I am having problems identifying the yea...

5 11-19-2017 02:00 PM
View Brett's profile

Need help - Stanley hand plane

11-15-2017 09:06 PM by Brett

Hi all. First post here. I need some help with a decision as to whether or...

13 11-19-2017 01:52 PM
View freerange's profile

hand plane brands

11-14-2017 04:15 PM by freerange

I guess Stanley is King when it comes to vintage hand planes. But what are so...

11 11-19-2017 01:31 PM
View Larry Wilson's profile

Workbench Top question

11-16-2017 06:08 PM by Larry Wilson

I want to build a split top Roubo bench. I plan on using Douglas Fir. My ques...

8 11-19-2017 06:29 AM
View Tennessee's profile

Eagle America promo code sale

11-17-2017 10:55 PM by Tennessee

I got my first Eagle America catalog in the mail a few days ago, and kind of ...

0 11-17-2017 10:55 PM
View Czokalapik's profile

Please help with tool identification

11-06-2017 02:22 PM by Czokalapik

Hello everyone. Can someone please tell me what is this tool? I just got it, ...

5 11-17-2017 05:26 PM

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