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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 10:42 pm
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  1. Pull saw advice

    I need a good back/dovetail saw. I prefer a Japanese pull saw. I'm looking at "tools Japanese pull saw" on ebay. Too many options for a guy not up...

    Started by art3427, 01-16-2018 5:24 pm
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    01-19-2018 4:24 pm Go to last post
  2. Beginner's (youth) Hand Saw Recommendation

    Anyone have a youth hand saw recommendation? I just looked around the interweb for a hand saw that I can get for my soon to be eight year old...

    Started by Johnboy, 01-11-2018 10:25 pm
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    01-19-2018 1:19 am Go to last post
  3. Neat Christmas Gift

    My son-in-law gave me an unusual Christmas gift. It looks like a wrist band you might wear for carpal tunnel or something, but is actually magnetized...

    Started by PastorPaul, 12-29-2017 8:01 pm
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  4. Grizzly Hand Planes

    Anybody ever used one of those Rosewood hand planes that Grizzly Sells? They sure are inexpensive compared to the traditional all metal...

    Started by art3427, 01-12-2016 7:15 pm
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    06-02-2017 3:56 pm Go to last post
  5. Lie-Nielsen #4 Plane

    I talked my wife into letting me buy a L-N #4 plane for Christmas last year and I really didn't put it to the test until today. I will have to say...

    Started by Johnboy, 04-20-2017 12:04 am
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    04-20-2017 12:34 am Go to last post
  6. 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, 06-29-2014 12:10 am
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    11-04-2016 2:17 am Go to last post
  7. Lock Picks

    I figure this is the best place for my question... I hope! This weekend Christy and friends are moving Mary's dad from Arkansas to be closer to...

    Started by PastorPaul, 06-28-2016 12:34 am
    • Replies: 4
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    07-09-2016 3:37 am Go to last post
  8. Saw Filing

    I need a source for handsaw repair -filing, setting and straightening bent metal. I collect old Disstons and I want to restore them to users. I...

    Started by art3427, 03-18-2016 4:16 pm
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    03-22-2016 4:27 am Go to last post
  9. Shop Made Tools

    I made a small (7 1/2") polishing/detail plane. The body is Cherry and the sole, wedge and cross pin are Hickory. The Hock iron and breaker are 1...

    Started by Cody Colston, 03-08-2016 12:56 am
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    03-13-2016 4:32 pm Go to last post
  10. Tool Review

    Took a chance and bought th Narex bench and mortise chooses from Lee Valley. I was not disappointed. Each chisel came with its own edge protector...

    Started by art3427, 02-06-2016 4:54 am
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    02-13-2016 9:18 pm Go to last post
  11. New Plane

    Picked up a Stanley Bailey #7 today in really nice shape for $75. I now need a #1, #2 & #8 to complete my collection.

    Started by art3427, 01-29-2016 3:49 am
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    02-06-2016 4:37 am Go to last post
  12. My latest acquisition...

    I picked up one of THESE recently thru Amazon. Not Starrett quality, but I don't do Starrett quality work either. It looks to be a pretty...

    Started by Herb G, 01-19-2016 8:44 am
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    01-24-2016 1:33 pm Go to last post
  13. spokeshaves

    I've been looking at spokeshaves. I could use them on upcoming projects. I've looked on EBAY and the bulk of them seem to run under $40.00...

    Started by art3427, 01-12-2016 7:05 pm
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    01-12-2016 9:54 pm Go to last post
  14. 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 4:35 pm
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    06-05-2015 2:32 pm Go to last post
  15. Icon5 Replacing Sockets

    The cheap ratchet set I bought years ago is finally showing it's poor quality, though I'm thankful it lasted this long. The sockets are starting to...

    Started by PastorPaul, 04-13-2015 8:08 pm
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    05-29-2015 5:58 am Go to last post
  16. Giving the #62 a workout for a change

    This morning, i decided to make the window apron pieces for the trim in the back room (yeah, it's still not done. I also decided to go after the task...

    Started by Beamer, 01-19-2014 6:35 am
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    04-14-2015 4:48 am Go to last post
  17. Can you make this?

    OK guys. I've looked everywhere on the net to find something like the attached. Nobody makes it but it sure would be nice to have. Could you do it...

    Started by Elizabeth, 01-23-2015 10:29 pm
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    01-25-2015 12:31 pm Go to last post
  18. Spoke shave angle and blade

    What kind of blade do we need for a spoke shave? and what's the angle of the blade to the wood?

    Started by CajunRider, 01-04-2015 1:21 am
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    01-07-2015 4:04 am Go to last post
  19. Disposable blades

    Anybody know of a source for disposable wood carving blades? I want something like Exacto blades that come as gouges etc. I do very little carving...

    Started by art3427, 11-19-2014 6:17 pm
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    11-20-2014 7:30 pm Go to last post
  20. 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 11:03 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11-06-2014 10:18 pm Go to last post

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