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First True Square - $20 a $30

04-20-2020 01:18 AM by rolfeskj

I just bought a basic jointer and I am looking to improve my wood working acc...

23 04-24-2020 02:10 PM
View Barredowl's profile

Help tell me what plane I need

04-20-2020 04:14 AM by Barredowl

I am wanting to make some wooden rabbet planes with a boxed edge. The way I’v...

13 04-21-2020 03:37 PM
View Francisco Luna's profile

Does anybody recognizes this Work Bench / Manufacturer?

03-21-2013 12:14 AM by Francisco Luna

hey guys! A local guy is selling this bench, I was wondering about the quali...

10 04-20-2020 11:32 PM
View Bill White's profile

I need a screw............

04-19-2020 04:17 PM by Bill White

NO! Not that kind. The one I need is a cap screw for a #51 Stanley spoke sh...

14 04-20-2020 09:03 PM
View Floyd Hall's profile

Vises

04-16-2020 09:39 PM by Floyd Hall

Hi all. I recently purchased a set of reconditioned hand planes—a 4, 5,...

17 04-18-2020 09:08 PM
View Thuzmund's profile

Why is a saw needed to make a wheel? (History question)

03-26-2020 06:57 PM by Thuzmund

I thought I would post here in the hopes that hand tool workers might include...

29 04-18-2020 05:30 PM
View TexasGator's profile

Restoring an Old Scraper Knife

04-16-2020 11:45 PM by TexasGator

Hello everyone, I have some questions about restoring an old scraper. This...

15 04-17-2020 10:06 PM
View Karda's profile

hand saw file guide

04-15-2020 04:08 AM by Karda

Hi,I want to learn to sharpen my hand saws so i have be reading and doing vid...

16 04-17-2020 05:13 PM
View RossFar's profile

Henshaw & Woodrough backsaw

10-31-2017 07:20 PM by RossFar

I have a Henshaw & Woodrough backsaw and I am looking for information abo...

4 04-16-2020 01:10 PM
View Brett's profile

Widths of Stanley 45 Cutters

04-14-2020 02:29 AM by Brett

I have a Stanley 45 with two boxes of cutters. I measured the widths of sever...

2 04-14-2020 08:35 PM
View AGolden's profile

storing king water stones in water

04-14-2020 04:40 PM by AGolden

Hey all, I hate to ask such a basic question but I am going crazy trying t...

5 04-14-2020 06:48 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Sargent Planes-Information NOT in Heckel's 2nd Ed. Guide

02-26-2013 03:37 PM by HorizontalMike

I have been sitting on this information over the past two years, and after re...

131 04-14-2020 06:32 PM
View Tony1212's profile

Any idea how to get the chuck apart on this brace?

03-28-2020 04:06 AM by Tony1212

I was hoping to start a restoration tomorrow and figured I’d look throu...

12 04-13-2020 02:03 PM
View dbw's profile

card scraper vs. scraper plane

04-11-2020 04:28 PM by dbw

I currently use a card scraper. I mjust admit it is tough on the thumbs. I...

17 04-12-2020 09:19 PM
View jspill's profile

UltraSharp diamond stones?

04-11-2020 02:34 PM by jspill

I am thinking of purchasing a set of three UltraSharp diamond stones. The gri...

13 04-12-2020 07:18 PM
View Rink's profile

Which plane should I keep?

03-31-2020 04:35 PM by Rink

Spending a lot of time in the house. I’ve started going through drawers...

18 04-12-2020 04:05 PM
View Thorbjorn88's profile

Sargent 409 with weird chip breaker

04-10-2020 03:18 PM by Thorbjorn88

I just got this Sargent 409 off ebay for $7 plus shipping I think it’s ...

5 04-10-2020 11:54 PM
View Brett's profile

Using a Paul Sellers shooting board?

04-08-2020 10:14 PM by Brett

Have you built and used a Paul Sellers-style shooting board? If so, how we...

3 04-10-2020 03:41 PM
View dbw's profile

What is a "twisted lateral"

04-08-2020 12:24 PM by dbw

I am considering purchasing a Wards Master hand plane. While doing my due dil...

12 04-10-2020 02:07 PM
View TEK73's profile

Help with my ancient(?) tap and die set

04-04-2020 03:36 PM by TEK73

Hi friends I got my hands on a tap and die set that I belive is of quite s...

7 04-10-2020 12:37 PM

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