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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. Does a tool like this exist?

    Been searching everywhere looking for some sort of tool that will "roll" brass edges into a hinge barrel. Something like a cigarette roller, or a...

    Started by Elizabeth, 08-22-2010 9:19 pm
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    08-31-2010 5:33 am Go to last post
  2. Which plane is better?

    This one: ...

    Started by Chris Curl, 12-24-2012 6:31 am
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  3. Plane identification

    I picked up a hand plane at an antique shop for $5 recently. It is fairly rusty, is 13 1/2" long, and has "No.5" on the front. Any idea who made...

    Started by Chris Curl, 09-21-2012 4:40 am
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    01-01-2013 2:08 am Go to last post
  4. Dovetail saw

    What is a good saw for making hand cut dovetails? The saws I see on the youtube videos look like miter saws, with the added support along the top...

    Started by Chris Curl, 12-18-2012 4:35 pm
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    04-26-2013 3:36 am Go to last post
  5. The woes of a poor teenager

    I'm 19 years old, pursuing my GED and am flat broke aside from a few "odd jobs" I occasionally do which give me little cash. Well, poor or not, we...

    Started by John_David, 06-17-2011 1:38 am
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    06-22-2011 5:20 pm Go to last post
  6. 1st Krenov-Style Plane

    I've wanted to make one for a while now and finally got around to it. It's 6 1/4" long with a 1 3/4" Hock iron and chipbreaker. I'll do some more...

    Started by Cody Colston, 06-23-2011 6:04 pm
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    07-01-2011 12:26 am Go to last post
  7. Pocket Knife

    I think I have always had a pocket knife. Is it possible that you are born with one? I like the ones I have had through the years, but I loose...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 09-19-2010 11:57 am
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    10-01-2010 6:33 pm Go to last post
  8. To Refurbish a Draw Knife

    I was recently asked a few questions about cleaning up and tuning draw knifes as well as using one. It just so happened that an older gentleman...

    Started by firemedic, 11-15-2012 7:28 pm
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    11-29-2012 2:30 am Go to last post
  9. Icon5 What Is This??

    I know nothing about it's age, and even less about it's purpose. The wedge and ring are steel, and the split piece is some kind of wood. We're...

    Started by deepsplinter, 01-31-2013 6:47 pm
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  10. Hollow Grind

    Been meaning to ask the question, "if you hollow grind, why do you do it"? I do it because I use a Tormek and since it uses a wheel. . . Some will...

    Started by Johnboy, 06-28-2014 11:10 pm
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    11-04-2016 1:17 am Go to last post
  11. Novice hand tool guy

    Hey all, New to the forum and a complete novice to handwork. The recent gift of a Stanley No.45 got me interested. I did some hand work a loooong...

    Started by Mickey Cassiba, 04-09-2011 8:03 pm
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  12. Icon5 Big chisels.....

    I've been collecting a bunch of Eastern Red Cedar{Juniperus virginiana} to use as posts and beams for my mill cover framing. Waiting to cut them so...

    Started by SDB777, 07-06-2013 11:17 am
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    08-16-2013 12:46 pm Go to last post
  13. Card Scraper

    How often do you have to hook your card scraper? Do you start fresh by filing the old hook off or do you just push more metal into the hook?

    Started by rrich, 09-19-2013 10:23 pm
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  14. Can someone start me in the right direction?

    I have always been afraid to use handplanes. I never learned how to use one nor do I know how. I know I am missing out on a world of craftsmanship,...

    Started by Wisardd1, 10-01-2010 3:25 am
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    10-08-2010 2:53 am Go to last post
  15. Which Plane?

    That link Dale posted to the rabbet plane reminded me to ask this question. What is the best type of plane for fine-tuning tenons? Is it a rabbet...

    Started by Cody Colston, 10-02-2010 2:17 am
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    10-09-2010 4:25 am Go to last post
  16. The Triumph of a Poor Teenager

    This is a continuation of my last thread entitled (and rightly so) "The Woes of a Poor Teenager". Now, you may be wondering "Why didn't this kid just...

    Started by John_David, 07-02-2011 6:39 am
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  17. Craigslist chisels

    I picked up about 10 chisels and some other stuff from a guy on Craigslist today. Please tell me if any of the chisels are decent. Pics and more...

    Started by Chris Curl, 12-24-2012 3:58 am
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  18. Chisels on the cheap.

    Yesterday, I was in Jackson and I swung by the Harbor Freight up there. And, I made the critical error on my part of HAVING MONEY with me. Picked up...

    Started by Knotty_Pine, 11-05-2010 10:57 pm
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    11-11-2010 2:59 pm Go to last post
  19. decent beginner's plane?

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=41227&cat=1,41182&pb=1#pb Is this a decent all-around hand-plane? I don't have a big budget, but...

    Started by maxwell_smart007, 12-22-2011 2:39 pm
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    06-16-2012 7:15 pm Go to last post
  20. Roy Underhill - Bench Hook

    Roy Underhill's take on the ever useful Bench Hook. As we would expect, Roy manages to pack a whole lot of tool technique even into something so...

    Started by firemedic, 10-07-2012 6:12 pm
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    10-10-2012 3:44 am Go to last post

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