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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...

14575 09-22-2017 08:14 PM
View buckbuster31's profile

Everyones favorite "Gimmicky" tool

09-22-2017 03:34 PM by buckbuster31

I wouldn’t exactly call it a gimmick, but I absolute love my glue bot. ...

8 09-22-2017 08:03 PM
View jbay's profile

Just finished off my ole '78

09-21-2017 09:41 PM by jbay

My 78 already had the nose broke off, but today I knocked her off the bench a...

4 09-22-2017 05:34 PM
View Rich's profile

Wooden Shoulder Plane Advice

09-20-2017 04:34 AM by Rich

I found this plane in a consignment shop in Bisbee, AZ. It is in pretty good...

7 09-22-2017 05:33 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...

6420 09-22-2017 04:50 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

266 09-22-2017 01:08 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...

2762 09-22-2017 01:11 AM
View WayneC's profile

Adze of your Dreams

07-20-2015 09:06 PM by WayneC

This thread is for Adze related information. Please post Adze related photos...

33 09-21-2017 03:47 PM
View Rob's profile

How well do diamond sharpening stones hold up for sharpening, and do you really come out ahead?

03-15-2014 01:07 PM by Rob

I’ve been trying to learn what I can about sharpening and it seems most...

54 09-21-2017 03:28 PM
View Nicholas Hall's profile

Linear Bearing for leg vise

12-31-2013 10:59 PM by Nicholas Hall

I saw an interesting post about the use of a linear bearing in lieu of the tr...

18 09-19-2017 03:00 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...

1690 09-18-2017 02:56 PM
View BentheViking's profile

What is a California Framing Hammer?

10-27-2011 03:36 AM by BentheViking

I know for most projects that people on this site are doing a framing hammer ...

40 09-18-2017 12:57 PM
View AlaskaGuy's profile

Diston saws

09-18-2017 05:59 AM by AlaskaGuy

Are any of these saws old enough to be good users? https://anchorage.craig...

2 09-18-2017 12:21 PM
View Aidan1211's profile

Hand Tool Get Together Western North Carolina

09-12-2017 08:05 PM by Aidan1211

All call to LJ’s in the Western NC area. I’m traveling down to...

1 09-17-2017 01:12 AM
View BrentParkin's profile

That moment when you are finally finished a large project...

09-15-2017 03:56 PM by BrentParkin

I can finally breathe easy. I built a new workbench this summer in my sh...

6 09-16-2017 10:58 PM
View Cornelius's profile

Salt Lake City - USA - Second-Hand Tools Shops

02-05-2017 12:32 AM by Cornelius

Dear woodworkers from Utah, Last time I did a little tour in the US (few y...

10 09-16-2017 02:22 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Spoke Shaves of Your Dreams

10-18-2014 05:41 PM by poopiekat

The HOYD thread has solved so many issues, answered so many questions, and co...

166 09-15-2017 03:32 AM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Veritas Small Plow vs. New Combination Plane

08-24-2017 09:56 PM by Grasshopper000

I saw several other threads, but wanted to see if anyone had any updated info...

18 09-15-2017 02:25 AM
View Vintagewood1960's profile

Aldi chisels are back in Atlanta area.

09-13-2017 02:50 PM by Vintagewood1960

I purchased a set of 6.99 Aldi chisels that Paul Sellers raved about several ...

27 09-14-2017 05:11 PM
View Loren's profile

overly complex but useful hand tool

09-14-2017 04:16 AM by Loren

10 09-14-2017 02:05 PM

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