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Spokeshave Question

06-13-2021 01:09 AM by Bearcontrare

Ok guys, here’s a question for ya. I’ve had the little unmark...

2 06-13-2021 07:07 AM
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

8243 06-13-2021 03:45 AM
View Stephenw's profile

Measuring and Marking Tools of Your Dreams

12-21-2012 12:07 AM by Stephenw

There a several “of your dreams” topics on this forum. Why not...

1295 06-12-2021 07:24 PM
View Notw's profile

Anyone put a wheel on a yost vise?

06-10-2021 03:26 PM by Notw

The leg vise on my workbench is made from a Yost vise and the criss cross por...

18 06-12-2021 02:32 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...

5573 06-12-2021 03:07 AM
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...

7611 06-12-2021 02:43 AM
View James E McIntyre's profile

Bits For Stanley #945 Bit Brace. Will Hex Shank Bits Fit It?

06-09-2021 05:52 PM by James E McIntyre

I recently bought a Stanley #945 10” Bit Brace. $19.95 + $13.50 shipping. ...

15 06-11-2021 02:57 PM
View Sylvain's profile

Tool gloat - great grand father's tools

06-09-2021 10:53 AM by Sylvain

One of my aunt goes in a rest house and nor my cousin nor her children were i...

17 06-11-2021 11:02 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...

3659 06-10-2021 01:38 PM
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Attic Find - Stanley / Baley No. 3

06-04-2021 10:03 PM by gdaveg

I found this in my attic. After Mom and Dad moved to assisted living late 20...

15 06-09-2021 10:35 AM
View SamuelP's profile

Workamates of our Dreams

02-25-2012 11:40 PM by SamuelP

A thread for that little helper who is always there when you need her. ...

477 06-07-2021 10:59 AM
View Bearcontrare's profile

Boxed Set Of Brace Bits

05-26-2021 04:41 PM by Bearcontrare

Here is my latest find. A full set of Craftsman brace bits in a plast...

11 06-06-2021 09:58 PM
View Winny94's profile

Am I a moron or are Sargent VBM blades trash?

05-22-2021 11:04 PM by Winny94

Got a 409 VBM, cleaned and setup, went to hit some walnut and when I got to s...

21 06-06-2021 11:23 AM
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Question About Stanley 113’s

05-29-2021 11:00 PM by adot45

After reading the entry for the 113 compass plane at Supertool Blood and Gore...

9 06-05-2021 07:55 PM
View tingaling's profile

Bessey F clamps protective caps keep falling off

06-03-2021 11:03 PM by tingaling

This is a real pain. Anyone have a solution for this problem?

7 06-05-2021 01:08 PM
View Mosthumble1's profile

Flattening hand plane

06-03-2021 06:20 PM by Mosthumble1

How many times do you say “almost there” before you are actually ...

5 06-04-2021 03:06 PM
View Karda's profile

hand saw woes

06-02-2021 10:59 PM by Karda

whats the secret. Every time i cut a piece of wood with a hand the bottom sp...

18 06-03-2021 07:01 PM
View Fumble's profile

unknown clamp

05-31-2021 10:08 PM by Fumble

I have an old metal C clamp that has the raised letters R S A on both faces ...

6 06-02-2021 11:07 AM
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Panel Clamps

06-01-2021 04:14 PM by stevejack

Anyone use these? Thoughts?

4 06-01-2021 08:50 PM
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Antique Handtool Queries

05-31-2021 10:09 PM by ISLANDER1

To introduce myself I will just say I am an avid lover of wood who is just no...

3 06-01-2021 03:33 AM

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