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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 ...

2380 10-19-2018 12:13 AM
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Grandfather's tools -- Could I use these for spoon carving?

10-18-2018 02:30 PM by livewire516

So I have this small hatchet and a couple of carving knives that were my late...

3 10-18-2018 11:22 PM
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Are the ECE Jack planes too short as an only jack plane?

10-18-2018 03:26 PM by SMP

I am having trouble locating a decent Stanley #5 for a decent price, but I do...

2 10-18-2018 10:55 PM
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Which Hand Plane Next?

10-17-2018 06:00 PM by gauntlet21

As I’m entering my second year of woodworking as a hobbyist, I’m ...

13 10-18-2018 09:25 PM
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Please recommend a file for sharpening card scraper and tuning planes etc.

10-15-2018 04:18 PM by SMP

Hello all, I have some old files that seem to be either clogged with metal...

21 10-18-2018 09:22 PM
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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...

15973 10-18-2018 12:22 AM
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LN socket chisel

10-15-2018 08:24 PM by AlaskaGuy

I have a LN socket chisel that the handle keep falling off. I know they’...

11 10-17-2018 08:38 PM
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Help me pick out spokeshaves

10-10-2018 06:18 PM by AlaskaGuy

I need a couple of spokeshaves, both a flat bottom and a curved bottom. Wh...

23 10-16-2018 01:45 PM
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Hand plane dilemma... which is most versatile for the specific jobs?

10-03-2018 05:50 PM by gauntlet21

I currently own a Woodriver block plane, and sandpaper. I’m going to be...

12 10-16-2018 02:40 AM
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Please help me choose a low angle jack plane

10-06-2018 09:30 PM by SMP

Hello all, Novice woodworker who is trying to advance my skills and trying...

15 10-15-2018 11:48 PM
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Back saw identification eclipse 84-3998

10-13-2018 05:21 AM by Thorbjorn88

I’m just getting into hand tools and picked up this saw for $5 at a flea mark...

2 10-15-2018 06:01 PM
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How to use a marking gauge?

10-06-2018 02:11 PM by MrRon

Can you educate me on how to use a marking gauge correctly There are MK̵...

27 10-15-2018 04:29 PM
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Bargain diamond stone

10-11-2018 06:03 PM by rwe2156

Bought one of these because it look so similar to a Trend. Its a great bar...

9 10-14-2018 02:25 PM
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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...

3156 10-14-2018 05:39 AM
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Paring Chisels in need of some TLC

07-06-2018 04:55 AM by Coddiwomple

My first post to Lumberjocks!I recently acquired a set of paring chisels that...

13 10-14-2018 12:35 AM
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Where are you getting your dovetail saws sharpened?

10-10-2018 06:29 PM by bondogaposis

My local sharp shop won’t touch my 20 tpi saws, I have 2 of them that a...

15 10-13-2018 02:14 AM
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Are the brass pieces on a bevel quage important/required?

10-02-2018 08:56 PM by SMP

I am getting back to hand tools, and trying to get my old hand tools to worki...

8 10-12-2018 04:06 PM
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Update to Looking at LN dovetails saws

10-10-2018 05:28 PM by AlaskaGuy

I received both the LN dovetail saw and the Gyokucho 372 Razor Saw Dotsuki Ta...

7 10-11-2018 03:40 PM
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Screw Driver of your Dreams

10-15-2012 09:39 PM by Craftsman on the lake

We’ve got: Hand plane of your dreamsMallet of your dreamsBib Overall...

67 10-09-2018 08:36 AM
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Fat Max Tape Rant

09-05-2018 02:40 PM by PPK

I USED to be a really big Fat Max tape measure fan. I was one of those early ...

30 10-06-2018 02:58 PM

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