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Need help with saw ID

12-14-2018 02:48 PM by DaMetalStratGuy

Hi! So I have this saw that I believe may be fairly old. I’ve used it a bunch...

4 12-15-2018 10:16 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

1741 12-15-2018 07:23 PM
View johnty's profile

should i get circular saw or table saw for cutting wood as well as plastic?

12-15-2018 02:15 PM by johnty

What should i get circular saw or table saw for cutting wood and plastic? plz...

5 12-15-2018 07:08 PM
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...

16162 12-15-2018 05:51 AM
View Sanderguy777's profile

Of rust, priming, and painting hand planes

12-14-2018 09:25 PM by Sanderguy777

Hi guys, I’m working to restore my hand planes. I moved back to the sta...

7 12-14-2018 10:45 PM
View surrywood's profile

Question on chisel repair

12-13-2018 11:31 PM by surrywood

All,I have a very good opportunity to acquire a number of vintage socket chis...

6 12-14-2018 02:01 PM
View Antipodean's profile

Disston D9

12-12-2018 09:41 AM by Antipodean

Hi, I have a 26” Disston saw marked D9. Having read up on this parti...

7 12-14-2018 01:38 AM
View anthm27's profile

Carpenters Pencils why oblong not round?

08-23-2018 09:46 AM by anthm27

I had a friend ask “is there anything in the fact that carpenters penci...

23 12-13-2018 10:57 PM
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...

2002 12-12-2018 02:24 PM
View EugdOT's profile

Question on Stainley low angle jack plane?

12-06-2018 11:04 PM by EugdOT

Just got the number 62 low angle jack, came with a 25 degree blade. Would li...

8 12-11-2018 03:50 AM
View PPBart's profile

Stanley Clone?

12-06-2018 11:50 PM by PPBart

I spent the morning browsing through a few antique shops in a nearby town, an...

20 12-11-2018 01:43 AM
View tywalt's profile

When is it time to replace a strop

12-08-2018 11:17 PM by tywalt

Curious when you guys know it’s time to replace a leather strop. Normal...

5 12-09-2018 06:15 PM
View gauntlet21's profile

Recommendations on good set of dividers/compass?

11-09-2018 02:31 PM by gauntlet21

I’m interested in buying my first pair (or pairs) of dividers for woodw...

12 12-08-2018 07:13 PM
View Antipodean's profile

Disston Combination Saw

12-05-2018 12:47 PM by Antipodean

Hi, my first time on your site but you seem to be the fountain of knowledge w...

5 12-07-2018 09:43 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

What kind of clamp is this?

11-14-2018 04:53 AM by ColonelTravis

From David Charlesworth’s DVD on making drawers (excellent to learn how...

19 12-07-2018 02:27 PM
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...

3207 12-06-2018 09:37 PM
View YouthfullMind's profile

Leg Vise question

12-02-2018 02:12 PM by YouthfullMind

Good morning, Today is an exciting day and I’m finally assembling my...

8 12-05-2018 05:35 PM
View Brett's profile

Wood for carpenters mallet head?

11-04-2011 09:36 PM by Brett

What types of wood are suitable for making the head a carpenter’s malle...

33 12-04-2018 03:25 PM
View 1tacoshort's profile

Worksharp 3000 + MDF, why is my buffing compound blotchy?

12-01-2018 07:18 PM by 1tacoshort

Hi All, I’ve got a Worksharp 3000 and was trying the MDF wheel ala @...

11 12-04-2018 03:23 PM
View BFamous's profile

Looking to buy a shingle froe

12-01-2018 09:06 PM by BFamous

I’m looking to buy a shingle from, and can’t find too many places...

14 12-03-2018 07:26 PM

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