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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. Handsaw Storage

    As explained in the Hammer thread, I have had the new shop for about 3 years and handsaws have never had a home - they just get piled on the counter....

    Started by Beamer, 05-30-2011 3:35 pm
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    06-05-2015 1:32 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
  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. Starrett shrink rules

    A few years ago I scored three 24" Starrett shrink rules at an (in-person) auction (actually four, but one's got a corner snapped off). I bid on them...

    Started by Jim Brown, 03-13-2011 12:27 am
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    03-14-2011 1:50 pm Go to last post
  5. Moxon vise

    Want to build a Moxon twin screw vice as a bench on bench. They look like a great tool for marking and cutting dove tails. My question is: have...

    Started by Wrangler, 04-03-2012 4:53 am
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    04-21-2012 10:22 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. Which plane is better?

    This one: ...

    Started by Chris Curl, 12-24-2012 6:31 am
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    01-13-2013 5:57 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
  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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    02-09-2013 9:58 pm Go to last post
  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. 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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  12. 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
  13. Hammer Storage

    So ... in the ~3 years I've had my new shop, I have just been tossing my hammers up on the counter that I have. No organization. They're just layin'...

    Started by Beamer, 05-30-2011 3:27 pm
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    05-31-2011 12:10 am Go to last post
  14. Planing Cherry

    I've been having real trouble planing cherry on my latest project. Horrible tearout. I switch directions: still get tearout. I re-sharpen my iron:...

    Started by safetyboy, 04-30-2013 1:39 am
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    05-02-2013 6:10 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. Turning Bow Saw build

    Started working on a new hand tool today... A Turning Saw. This is a mock up for a nicer one but I'm sure it will be usable all the same. I went...

    Started by firemedic, 03-28-2012 10:24 pm
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    04-04-2012 3:27 am Go to last post
  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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    12-25-2012 10:15 pm Go to last post
  18. Technique: Hogging off Material.

    I'm building a white oak chair out of a few roughsawn 2x4s. I'm using a pair of 35" sections to serve as the back legs and seat back posts. I've got...

    Started by Screwball85, 04-15-2013 9:31 pm
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    04-19-2013 1:23 am Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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

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