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04-02-2021 03:57 AM

How many of us have bought a tool or jig after seeing in in a video, article or wherever that has made a task so much easier. I’ve got several tools just like this , My Stanley #10 hand plane, my #78, my Lufkin folding rule with the brass slider has been an amazing simple tool for very many circumstances. I’m sure many of you can add to this just like I could. I’d love to hear about them and maybe pick up a few ideas for future purchases.


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#1 posted 04-02-2021 04:10 AM

Geez, thats almost everything i have bought lol. I made my first fish tank stand when I was 15, using just my dad’s skil saw and hammer. After that i would ask the guys at the hardware store what tool would let me do x problem I was having. 30+ years later have all kinds of stuff.

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#2 posted 04-02-2021 04:51 AM

Saddle square and other layout tools. Veritas has a lot of them and all I have are good. When you really start laying out joints with other than 45 or 90 degree angles there are a lot of tools that can come in handy. I like the 4” engineer’s square a lot too. Use that a lot.

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#3 posted 04-02-2021 04:58 AM

Shinto rasp. Started with the plain Jane model, then got the handled one, SWEET. Floats are pretty cool too.

Router plane, started with 71’s, went LV.

Shoulder plane, same sequence

bearing run router bits ;-)

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#4 posted 04-02-2021 05:50 AM



Shinto rasp. Started with the plain Jane model, then got the handled one, SWEET. Floats are pretty cool too.

Router plane, started with 71 s, went LV.

Shoulder plane, same sequence

bearing run router bits ;-)

- therealSteveN


Have you tried Iwasaki file? They’re like floats.

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#5 posted 04-02-2021 08:02 AM

Yeah, that shinto rasp is on my ,next to buy list. Sure looks like a great tool.

I’ve got a couple of those bearing rub router bits, love ‘em. I’m still practicing with my 71. I need to get it mastered.

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#6 posted 04-02-2021 10:13 AM

My list of tools I bought I did not need is far longer.

Shinto rasp and Iwasaki file Need to check that out.

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#7 posted 04-02-2021 10:27 AM

I don’t know if I bought it (can’t remember where it came from) but I have one of those Lufkin folding rules with the brass slider. I’ve always thought of them as carpentry tools, but mine gets used regularly in the wood shop. Mostly checking for square on inner dimensions, but for quite a few other things as well.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#8 posted 04-02-2021 10:58 AM

+++ on shinto rasp.

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#9 posted 04-02-2021 11:35 AM

This little magnetic tape tip for measuring corner-to-corner for squaring up cabinets:
https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/marking-and-measuring/marking-accessories/56766-tape-tip?item=50K5801

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#10 posted 04-02-2021 11:49 AM

I had my grandfathers. Never used it. Sold it to a collector. Actually, it did not fold. Every segment slid. I don’t even own a folding rule anymore. I use more often my precision yardstick and am going to make a couple size extended pointer sticks for relative “is it square” measures. Easier to use than a floppy folding rule.


I don t know if I bought it (can t remember where it came from) but I have one of those Lufkin folding rules with the brass slider. I ve always thought of them as carpentry tools, but mine gets used regularly in the wood shop. Mostly checking for square on inner dimensions, but for quite a few other things as well.

- Fred Hargis


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#11 posted 04-02-2021 11:50 AM

Not THAT is cool!


This little magnetic tape tip for measuring corner-to-corner for squaring up cabinets:
https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/marking-and-measuring/marking-accessories/56766-tape-tip?item=50K5801

- jdh122


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#12 posted 04-02-2021 12:25 PM

As simple as this sounds, I purchased the Hedgehog feather boards I seen on Stumpy Nubs you tube channel. They are fantastic, simple to setup and I use them all the time.

-- Rich

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#13 posted 04-02-2021 12:39 PM

Bosch multi tool.

Teaching a kayak building class and realized the second day that the students were really struggling with the handsaws and we needed something faster. Trip to the local Lowes and purchased this and it did the trick.

Started to find more and more uses for it in the shop. Great for plunge cuts. Tight spaces that nothing else will fit.

The latest is what an aggressive sander it it! Perfect tool for sanding in the tight spots inside the boat.

-- Jeff Horton * Kudzu Craft skin boats* www.kudzucraft.com

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#14 posted 04-02-2021 12:59 PM

WOW, I have so many things I’m glad I have and reading everyone’s response has pointed out what I need to add to the what I have now. Well, the only thing I can add that’s made my life more complete are two things. First is a dial caliper. I use it for everything precise. Second thing I have that is vastly important in my shop is “the Gripper”. I didn’t think I would use one before I purchased one, but I’ve already wore part of it out and had to buy a replacement part. It gives me confidence when I’m using my table saw and cutting small parts. They are far better than a “push stick”. Saves on fingers. Thanks for asking Burly Bob.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#15 posted 04-02-2021 01:41 PM

For me its my router, my impact driver, my #4 bench plane, my 10” miter saw and my wood chisel set.

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