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Hammer of your dreams

12-20-2013 11:00 PM by WayneC

Why a hammer of your dreams thread? Why not…lol Actually the hamme...

40 08-19-2019 07:35 PM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying-Take 2

01-23-2019 05:12 PM by Don W

Just talking saws Following some of the plane and other tool threads has b...

569 08-19-2019 01:43 AM
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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...

3719 08-16-2019 06:10 PM
View RobS76's profile

Wooden planes and wormholes

08-15-2019 01:05 AM by RobS76

I’ve been shopping around for some wooden planes. I have seen a few va...

10 08-16-2019 02:59 PM
View gargey's profile

Should I get a scrub plane?

05-09-2016 02:38 AM by gargey

My situation: 1) I’m a fairly new hobbyist.2) I work in my garage an...

23 08-15-2019 02:12 PM
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...

1271 08-14-2019 12:32 PM
View Thorbjorn88's profile

Who likes krenov planes?

07-31-2019 10:38 PM by Thorbjorn88

I recently read David Finck’s book and Scott Meek’s video on making Krenov pl...

26 08-13-2019 12:14 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...

2409 08-12-2019 11:56 PM
View Brit's profile

Rust Hunters of LJs - A Call to Arms

08-09-2019 11:36 PM by Brit

I know there are a lot of people on LJs who like to go rust hunting for old t...

6 08-11-2019 09:23 PM
View isu1977's profile

Drill Brace/Bit Brace

08-10-2019 10:10 PM by isu1977

I just got a hold of an old brace that is stamped The Riverside Tool Co. New...

1 08-11-2019 05:38 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...

6860 08-10-2019 05:46 PM
View SMP's profile

Source for nice hammer handles?

07-26-2019 03:03 PM by SMP

I have some old hammers that need handles. Some carpentry, some blacksmith/s...

16 08-08-2019 07:34 PM
View Spooly's profile

Need help - Bow saw replacement blade.

08-07-2019 03:41 PM by Spooly

I need to replace this blade on my grandfathers Bow saw. But it doesn’t have...

5 08-08-2019 06:37 PM
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Sharpening forstener bits

08-01-2019 05:16 PM by MrRon

I posted this on another thread and decided it was not the right place so I s...

1 08-01-2019 07:37 PM
View jp29's profile

Woodworking using hand tools in a very small work area

07-27-2019 08:52 PM by jp29

I am now enjoying woodworking (using hand tools) more than I ever have albeit...

8 07-31-2019 02:10 PM
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07-20-2019 01:58 PM by atogrf1

They just announced that Handworks 2020 is on!!!! It will be in Amana, IA ag...

15 07-29-2019 08:14 PM
View maddogio's profile

marples identification

07-25-2019 05:43 PM by maddogio

I have a set of chisels just like the one at the auction below. This post is ...

8 07-28-2019 08:45 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

2547 07-28-2019 06:14 PM
View ralbuck's profile

Mohawk Hand drill

07-27-2019 03:52 AM by ralbuck

Bought a Mohawk hand drill on a yard sale, it is labeled Mohawk—Shelbur...

3 07-27-2019 03:17 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Identifying a Transitional Iron Top...Going Backwards?

07-25-2019 01:38 PM by poopiekat

I picked up a very low-priced parts plane at an antique shop. I really like...

12 07-27-2019 03:00 AM

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