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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. Brass Beam Compass

    Saturday, i set about making this as a gift for a friend... I really love working brass ... it's an absolute dream to machine :) ...

    Started by Beamer, 10-28-2014 5:09 am
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    10-28-2014 6:24 pm Go to last post
  2. Spokeshaves

    I'm interesting in acquiring spokeshaves for use. But, I am totally ignorant about them. I bought a couple of cheapies (HF) to experiment with but...

    Started by art3427, 09-18-2014 4:05 pm
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    09-19-2014 8:06 am Go to last post
  3. I need help in identifying these drills

    Got these for my birthday and would like more information about them. The smaller is ratcheted and is marked Keen Kutter. The other has no...

    Started by Wrangler, 07-24-2014 7:47 pm
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    08-05-2014 2:38 pm Go to last post
  4. Handle

    I need a handle for an ordinary wood splitting maul. I've replaced about 3 wood ones so far. I'm thinking this time I will use an appropriately...

    Started by art3427, 07-18-2014 4:31 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    07-23-2014 12:07 am Go to last post
  5. Calling all Neandertals

    Having been persuaded that CNC would probably not be a good direction for my personal woodworking journey (I agree with this.) I've decided to try...

    Started by art3427, 06-29-2014 3:15 am
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    07-02-2014 10:18 am Go to last post
  6. In real life

    Anybody ever use one of these in real life? do they work as well at the wood pile as they do in the film? ...

    Started by art3427, 06-29-2014 5:56 pm
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    07-01-2014 5:22 pm Go to last post
  7. Stanley Bailey types

    Bought myself a #5 & #6 this weekend. Gave $80 for the pair. At first that seemed kinda' pricey until I examined them a bit. Both were in NIB...

    Started by art3427, 04-01-2014 6:50 pm
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  8. MUST see

    http://www.kestreltool.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_dX9F7o_qg&list=UU5ntyEkC-DhKiT1q9XZFQFA What this makes my mind see is the "Made in...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 03-30-2014 12:37 pm
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  9. Woodie planes

    Bought myself an MKII honing guide from Lee Valley recently. I've spent the last 2 days putting a decent edge on all my metal planes. Man, it is...

    Started by art3427, 07-12-2013 9:05 pm
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    02-26-2014 1:45 am Go to last post
  10. Old Plane (worth anything?)

    I had a guy offer to sell me this old hand plane... 17639...17640 It has "Lyon Smith, Cinn, Ohio" stamped on one end. I don't know the first...

    Started by deepsplinter, 08-03-2013 9:45 pm
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    02-24-2014 5:18 pm Go to last post
  11. 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 1:37 pm
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    02-24-2014 5:11 pm Go to last post
  12. Stanley no. 62 blade. I need help.

    I bought a Stanley number 62 low angle jack plane last August. I fished it out of a box of assorted junk at a flea market and paid 5 euros for it....

    Started by TW, 01-12-2014 7:45 pm
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    02-03-2014 7:47 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 11:23 pm
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    01-13-2014 1:45 pm Go to last post
  14. marking gauges

    Dad's been slowly setting up a basic shop in his garage, mostly from my hand-me-downs as I upgraded to industrial sized stuff, and recently decided...

    Started by Chemeleon, 12-22-2013 6:27 am
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  15. File question - the wood type

    I am looking for a file which has teeth cut like a plane makers float. I have seen one of these but cannot seem to locate a source.

    Started by Thatch, 11-09-2013 4:42 am
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    11-10-2013 8:12 pm Go to last post
  16. 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 5:30 pm
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    11-08-2013 3:28 am Go to last post
  17. Question for hand cranked grinder experts. . .

    I have some questions for folks who have knowledge of antique hand cranked grinders and other woodworking tools from the early 20th century. I'm...

    Started by valariefarnham, 08-13-2013 5:56 am
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    09-05-2013 1:22 pm Go to last post
  18. Lee Valley/ Narex

    Anybody tried those Narex chisels advertised by Lee Valley? They are significantly cheaper than their next closest line. I'm looking to fill out my...

    Started by art3427, 07-25-2013 6:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    09-02-2013 4:05 am Go to last post
  19. could someone give me an overview on handsaws

    I am finding needs to move in this direction. Any and all feedback is appreciated: type, application, brand, etc. This is an open ended request...

    Started by Wisardd1, 08-21-2013 6:55 am
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    08-25-2013 8:49 am 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 12:17 pm
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    08-16-2013 1:46 pm Go to last post

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