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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. $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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 3/16" UNF screw number 12 totally unobtainable

    For a year I have been searching high and low for a number 12 UNF screw that could be used as replacement for a broken thumbscrew on my side rebate...

    Started by TW, 09-25-2013 4:30 pm
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    11-08-2013 2:28 am Go to last post
  5. A Carved Eagle Head?

    I contemplated not posting this, but from our failures, we learn to make successes. After trying my hand at a human face and making a mess of it,...

    Started by Knotty_Pine, 03-29-2011 2:04 am
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    04-01-2011 12:23 am Go to last post
  6. A carving tool test?

    I'll keep this one short and sweet, how do you test to see if your carving knives are sharp enough? I cut across end grain on basswood, if it comes...

    Started by Knotty_Pine, 10-06-2010 9:44 pm
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    10-10-2010 6:39 pm Go to last post
  7. A Failure...

    Thos who know me personally know I am completely disliking of failure, I hate it. And, I hate twice as much advertised failures. (to be honest tho, I...

    Started by Knotty_Pine, 10-24-2010 12:15 pm
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    11-08-2010 8:53 am Go to last post
  8. A good source of print

    I get a catalog every so often...a real paper catalog...with a whole bunch of good books on all sorts of topics, woodworking included. Several are...

    Started by JBark, 11-15-2011 3:07 am
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    11-17-2011 12:32 am Go to last post
  9. A hand tool Project

    A little table I'm working on... This is just a sneak peak. No power tools as usual. :) I'll add more later.

    Started by firemedic, 12-18-2012 11:21 pm
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    12-20-2012 2:41 pm Go to last post
  10. A junk gloat.

    Recently I was tooling down a backroad and came upon a yard sale, and of all the god-awful junk they had there, there was one brown item. Amongst box...

    Started by Knotty_Pine, 10-19-2010 3:42 am
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    10-21-2010 3:03 pm Go to last post
  11. A Practice Star

    I've had a big chunk of basswood that, IMO, was cut stupidly. The grain runs the wrong way. They took a basswood board, and lopped off a piece of the...

    Started by Knotty_Pine, 03-30-2011 6:58 pm
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    04-01-2011 1:49 am Go to last post
  12. A Special Box for Special Layout Tools

    A few years back I was wanting to try a hand made joint I had seen in a book and settled on this box to hold some of my special layout tools. 751...

    Started by sawduster, 07-03-2010 1:29 pm
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    07-18-2010 1:24 am Go to last post
  13. An Interesting Collection

    When the PDF downloads slide show, click for pages.

    Started by cabinetman, 09-24-2010 9:29 pm
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  14. Icon5 Antique Hand Operated Mini ..............

    Drill press that I found in some of my Dads old shop tools. The only markings on it are 446/1. No manufacturers name or markings. I have seen...

    Started by Les in Red Deer, 07-14-2012 1:59 am
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    07-30-2012 2:11 am Go to last post
  15. Anyone interested?

    Found this on Craigslist. Let me know if yopu want me to persue it. Ephrata is only 6 miles away and I go through there 2-4 x a week. ...

    Started by woodmannie, 09-01-2010 3:24 am
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    09-01-2010 7:47 pm Go to last post
  16. band/strap/frame clamp

    As i seem to be making more and more boxes I have been thinking about getting some better clamps. Right now i have 3 4ft pipe clamps 10 14inch...

    Started by kywilber, 12-24-2013 12:37 pm
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    02-24-2014 4:11 pm Go to last post
  17. Bead Moulding plane irons

    Hello, I have a question about the set of bead moulding planes I just picked up.. Over the years it looks like the irons were sharpened where the...

    Started by Lloyd, 11-10-2012 3:26 pm
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    11-11-2012 6:36 pm Go to last post
  18. Icon5 Beading

    I'd like to try a hand tool method of beading on the edges of some drawers I'm putting together... should I try it with a beading tool like this one,...

    Started by safetyboy, 08-18-2010 3:10 pm
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    08-20-2010 9:33 pm Go to last post
  19. Beam Compass Version 2 - steel rods

    Had call to make another one of these and this time i was out of 3/8" brass for the beam segments. I had plenty of 23/32 steel for some reason,...

    Started by Beamer, 11-02-2014 10:03 pm
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    11-06-2014 9:18 pm Go to last post
  20. 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

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