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Plumb axe re-handling question

02-26-2018 03:02 AM by JohnMcClure

I am re-handling a Plumb carpenter’s axe. I have fitted my handle to th...

1 02-26-2018 03:26 AM
View Mosquito's profile

Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 03:58 PM by Mosquito

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sor...

1793 02-26-2018 03:24 AM
View Pyro's profile

Block plane help needed

02-25-2018 05:10 PM by Pyro

Hey guys, So I bought a Stanley No. 60 1/2 low angle bevel up block plane ...

11 02-26-2018 03:23 AM
View HandHewn's profile

Stanley No. 5 plane restoration question

02-25-2018 06:31 PM by HandHewn

I’m trying to restore a type 20 Stanley No.5 jack plane that I’v...

9 02-26-2018 02:24 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...

15222 02-26-2018 12:34 AM
View nakmuay's profile

$2 brass mallet build

02-25-2018 04:10 PM by nakmuay

I didn’t want to post this in projects as there wasn’t work in it. Lee Valley...

4 02-25-2018 07:05 PM
View Ron Aylor's profile

Hand Tool Forensics #3 - We Have a Winner!

02-24-2018 08:01 PM by Ron Aylor

Third installment of Hand Tool Forensics . See if you can identify the operat...

17 02-25-2018 06:24 PM
View tomsteve's profile

now for the lowly pencil sharpener.whats your favorite?

12-13-2015 05:51 PM by tomsteve

beings how people come into my shop while im not there and steal my pencils (...

65 02-25-2018 02:19 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

1030 02-24-2018 11:16 PM
View Bnice's profile

Help with finish for a used E.C.E plane.

02-23-2018 09:48 PM by Bnice

I bought a E.C.E jack plane at an estate sale for almost nothing today. The ...

4 02-24-2018 09:35 PM
View BigRedKnothead's profile

Modern American Hand Tool Forum

02-07-2016 10:54 PM by BigRedKnothead

This thread is dedicated to hand tool renaissance we are experiencing in our ...

2316 02-24-2018 01:09 AM
View Oida's profile

Bracht Chisels

02-23-2018 04:18 PM by Oida

Hello - I am a beginner woodworker. Last weekend I was at a garage sa...

7 02-24-2018 12:45 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Some Wacky Iron Planes from Europe and Down Under, #3s, #4s and #5s.

04-09-2015 11:42 PM by poopiekat

It’s really a good idea to keep a record of your woodworking tools for ...

42 02-23-2018 08:52 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Stanley No 8 type 11 - Score and Question

02-21-2018 04:03 AM by bbasiaga

I was out looking around Ebay, and happened across an auction for this No 8 t...

15 02-23-2018 08:26 PM
View MagicalMichael's profile

Need Starret System decoded

02-23-2018 01:15 AM by MagicalMichael

More decades ago than I’d like to admit to I bought a set of rules ...

4 02-23-2018 06:06 PM
View lepelerin's profile

What is this tool

02-21-2018 09:51 PM by lepelerin

Hello, I am confident somebody on this forum will bring me the answer. Wha...

12 02-22-2018 06:06 PM
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...

6582 02-22-2018 05:24 PM
View Finesurveyor's profile

Taylor & Co. Chisels

02-22-2018 02:48 PM by Finesurveyor

Hi everyone,I have been reading these posts for a while. Thanks everyone for ...

0 02-22-2018 02:48 PM
View Tod's profile

How do I clean UHMW off a plane

02-21-2018 06:35 PM by Tod

I recently used two VERY nice planes to resurface what is apparently an UHMW ...

5 02-21-2018 10:33 PM
View ryanl's profile


11-24-2017 07:20 PM by ryanl

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

15 02-21-2018 02:21 PM

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