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Forum: Hand Tools

A place for all topics relevant to hand tools for woodworking. Planes, chisels, hammers, reviews, acquisitions, etc.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 9:42 pm
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  1. DIY Handplanes

    I'm making my first plane from the drawings at http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/woodworking/1273456?click=main_sr I'm using...

    Started by art3427, 09-23-2010 10:10 pm
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    09-25-2010 1:22 pm Go to last post
  2. Exacto blades

    Anybody know of a source for carving blades -gouges, v-tools etc. for an Exacto type handle? I'm talking throwaway type blades. art

    Started by art3427, 10-09-2010 8:14 pm
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    10-09-2010 10:46 pm Go to last post
  3. Saving Money

    I really do like this vise. I will have one on my next bench. But I'm thinking I can get all the hardware at the local big box for A LOT less than...

    Started by art3427, 10-20-2010 1:26 pm
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  4. Punches

    Anybody know of a source for hanstruck punches for cutting shapes in wood? The process would be: Drill a relief hole; place punch over hole and...

    Started by art3427, 10-20-2010 1:37 pm
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    10-20-2010 8:45 pm Go to last post
  5. $10 tool gloat

    Found this at a local junk store. It's Millers Fall #5 (?). Sole measures 2 1/2 x 9. Totes are almost perfect. This thing has hardly been used....

    Started by art3427, 11-08-2010 7:48 pm
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    11-09-2010 6:56 pm Go to last post
  6. Razor saws

    I need something to cut 1/2 x 1/2 and smaller soft pine parts for some bird houses. I'm thinking a razor saw w/miter box would be perfect. I want...

    Started by art3427, 12-05-2010 9:10 pm
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    12-05-2010 10:19 pm Go to last post
  7. Spokeshaves

    Almost bought a flat and round faced at HF last week - $12.99 each. I wasn't sure about the quality of them so I left empty handed. I'd like to...

    Started by art3427, 12-13-2010 2:33 pm
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    12-14-2010 5:46 pm Go to last post
  8. Carving knives

    I could use some carvers. I'd like to make my own. I want thin blades. Could I use 1/8" flat iron strapping like you buy out of that metal rack at...

    Started by art3427, 12-25-2010 2:16 am
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    12-26-2010 2:48 am Go to last post
  9. How do I fix this?

    5435 The parts above came off my favorite Stanley low angle block plane. They are the adjustment knob (left) and the cradle it slides up and...

    Started by art3427, 02-28-2011 3:39 pm
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  10. 1000 Words

    5432 I bought this plane new from HF about a year ago. Didn't work worth a . . . . so I threw it on a shelf and chalked the $25.00 up to...

    Started by art3427, 02-28-2011 3:25 pm
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    03-01-2011 10:38 pm Go to last post
  11. Rust remover

    Bought a couple of old Disston & Son hands saws yesterday. They look like they've been on a shelf forever. They are in good shape except from being...

    Started by art3427, 05-01-2011 7:52 pm
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    05-15-2011 10:22 pm Go to last post
  12. Grizzly hand planes

    Anybody have experienece with Grizzly hand planes? http://www.grizzly.com/products/category.aspx?key=210070 The costs seem reasonable enough...

    Started by art3427, 08-13-2011 3:08 am
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  13. DIY Hand planes

    How do you guys feel about bamboo as the material for the sole of a hand plane? I'm thinking about a piece of that bamboo flooring everybody is...

    Started by art3427, 10-20-2011 12:54 pm
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    10-22-2011 1:05 pm Go to last post
  14. Multifunction plane.

    I'd like to have a good scrub plane, but won't use it enough to spend the cash for a "new one". How about if I took a flat soled bench plane,...

    Started by art3427, 01-05-2012 11:44 pm
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    01-07-2012 4:28 pm Go to last post
  15. Dyno-Square

    I think it could come on handy. But, i haven't checked the price yet. http://jackson.craigslist.org/tld/3192575973.html art

    Started by art3427, 08-08-2012 9:27 pm
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  16. Flea Market Opportunity

    Found a guy with a Stanley Bailey No. 3 that is new-in-boxwith all documentation. What little rust there is is purely cosmetic - absloutely no...

    Started by art3427, 05-22-2012 2:41 am
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    05-26-2012 4:18 am Go to last post
  17. Refurbing old planes

    I've got 6 or 7 old wood bodies I've collected over the years. I've decided to get them into working shape and use them. The blades have me...

    Started by art3427, 07-26-2012 9:04 am
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    10-28-2012 2:50 pm Go to last post
  18. T&G hand plane

    I'm looking for a particular t&g plane. It is triangular in shape, has 2 soles on opposite sides. Tote is the 3rd side. 1 sole is set for the...

    Started by art3427, 07-28-2012 4:45 pm
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  19. I Made These

    16147 Marking knives. Left knife ground for right hand cut no matter which way it is turned; center knife ground for left and right hand cut; right...

    Started by art3427, 03-02-2013 6:15 pm
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    03-13-2013 2:25 am Go to last post
  20. DIY Vise

    Needed a vise to hold drawer parts while I "adjusted" some dovetails. I made this out of stuff lying around the shop. The neat feature is I can...

    Started by art3427, 06-28-2013 10:40 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    06-29-2013 1:55 pm Go to last post

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