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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. Sand through fix

    I am building the project from hell - only because it involves not doing anything I have ever done before, and only get guidance once a week when...

    Started by Thatch, 06-20-2013 2:35 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    06-22-2013 1:31 am Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    05-02-2013 6:10 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. My little hand plane score

    Howdy all, been a while sense I've been on. Scored a Stanley no2. I was helping a kid from the Astro van forum with a full drum brake rebuild...

    Started by Jasen, 04-14-2013 7:01 pm
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    04-21-2013 4:56 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. New Hybrid Fore Plane

    Just a lil something I got finished and shipped out last week. It's Persimmon, Rosewood and Mahogany. I did all of the metal work in shop,...

    Started by firemedic, 04-04-2013 11:56 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    04-12-2013 4:36 am Go to last post
  7. I Made These

    16147 Marking knives. Left knife ground for right hand cut no matter which way it is turned; center knife ground for left and right hand cut; right...

    Started by art3427, 03-02-2013 6:15 pm
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    03-13-2013 2:25 am Go to last post
  8. Used plane did, what did I get?

    Well after a cold morning of birding I went to the local antique district and found a some used work working books and a low of used planes. I picked...

    Started by jimmythekid1, 02-17-2013 6:13 pm
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    02-17-2013 11:55 pm 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. looking for Hollows and rounds

    Hello, I am looking to purchase some hollows and rounds, but am not having much luck finding any good matched pairs. What are any good sites to...

    Started by Lloyd, 11-14-2012 5:53 pm
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    01-16-2013 2:34 pm Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Museum Project Blog

    As many of you know, I have been working with a local museum to establish a greater presence of woodworking and the related fields to their exhibits....

    Started by firemedic, 01-12-2013 5:16 pm
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  13. 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
  14. Poor man's moxon vise

    This is a stopgap thing made from some scrap, but it works pretty well. I used my "new" plane to straighten up the edges and then glued it up....

    Started by Chris Curl, 12-29-2012 2:31 am
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    12-29-2012 11:14 pm Go to last post
  15. Two more planes

    I currently have a #5 and a #4, both Stanleys vintage. I am thinking that 2 more planes would fill in the holes for me: a #110 or 220 for rounding...

    Started by Chris Curl, 12-28-2012 5:07 pm
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    12-29-2012 4:08 pm Go to last post
  16. Hand Plane Selection

    Here are some interesting articles on hand planes http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,365995,00.html http://www.handplane.com/

    Started by Leo Voisine, 12-29-2012 11:14 am
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    12-29-2012 11:14 am Go to last post
  17. Low angle planes

    Are low angle planes easier to use, or what are they intended for?

    Started by Chris Curl, 12-28-2012 5:18 pm
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    12-28-2012 9:27 pm Go to last post
  18. Filing a miter saw into a dovetail saw

    OK, next questions ... I have a miter saw that seems to be my best candidate to be re-filed into a saw for dovetailing. I say that simply because it...

    Started by Chris Curl, 12-22-2012 2:58 pm
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    12-26-2012 1:21 pm Go to last post
  19. Some old tools and hand tools sorta stuff

    This may be nothing of interest - but I kinda liked it. Chris Schwartz, Bob Smalser and lots more http://www.wkfinetools.com/index.asp ...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 12-25-2012 1:26 pm
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    12-25-2012 11:37 pm Go to last post
  20. 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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    • Replies: 17
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    12-25-2012 10:15 pm Go to last post

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