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  1. Hand Tools
    What system (sandpaper, stones, grinder do you prefer for sharpening and on what tools does it work best?
  2. Project Showcase
    As ive continued along my woodworking journey, ive found that i have started quite the collection of hand tools. They are essential if one hopes to attain the next level of the craft, and i felt like the tools needed a proper home. So i created this from the materials i had laying around. check...
  3. Hand Tools
    I found this rusty saw at a yard sale over the weekend (for 5 dollars) and was hoping some of you would be able to help me with a few questions I have. I'm not very familiar with this type of saw, having grown up with chainsaws as my family's primary tools for felling trees. One of the teeth is...
  4. Design & Plans
    I've reviewed many inquiries on torsion boxes and found no info relating to this particular type of bench build. I built a general use workbench (assembly and outfeed) some time ago using a solid core door with a hardboard top. The frame for this bench was built torsion box style and it is very...
  5. Hand Tools
    I am a beginner woodworker looking into getting some real tools for myself. However, I have a $100 USD budget. What hand tools should I absolutely get? (They can be electric if you want to suggest a cheap cordless drill or something.) I already have a decent tape measure, claw hammer, and nails...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Hey folks, I'm making a crib for our inbound new housemate. I have a general design idea in my head, but wanted to some recommendations on the woods. There are two solid end pieces made out of maple (already taken care of). For the sides/railing I'm going to use slats instead of dowels. To...
  7. Hand Tools
    First I would like to say that I am NOT a professional framer. If there are any professional framers on here I would like to hear from you. Or anyone else for that matter. I was in Home Depot today and was talking with one of their employees and the conversation turned to, "do you want to see...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    In the very near future, I will have the chance to help restore a condemned brick building. The restoration will be to a first-floor store, and two apartments above. Being a condemned building, access is very simple- walk through the four-foot hole in the side of the building. Therefore, I don't...
  9. Project Showcase
    I've had a desperate need for a while for someplace to store my hand tools (instead of all spread out on benches, shelves, etc..). After looking around at different pictures and plans for chests, I decided to roughly follow this design from Woodsmith Magazine. I've been working off and on for...
  10. Hand Tools
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/o7s1v52nslgvo1w/Sharpening%20Handtools.pdf If anyone is new to sharpening handtools and looking for an overview of the process, I've uploaded some information in the attached link to a 2-hour class I teach. It's meant to compliment what is being taught in the class and...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, another new member here. You'll find me in the joinery, hand tools and milling forums mostly, as I'm a furniture maker who loves hand tools and I also run a lumber yard that harvests urban trees from within New York City. So milling wide slabs, tuning hand tools to work well and...
  12. Hand Tools
    I'm working on a box that I want to insert a 16th inch glass pane near the front opening of - but I'm not really sure how one goes about making such a small groove (or really any groove) with hand tools. I know that tongue and groove planes exist, but are so expensive and specialized... is...
  13. Hand Tools
    This was posted on another forum and I had to share it here... pretty dang cool and crazy how much things can change in one man's lifetime.
  14. Classifieds
    I bought a complete setup for making windsor chairs a few years back. Unfortunately, due to changing circumstances I have never used them. I am looking to sell them to someone who can put them to good use. These tools are of the utmost quality and still brand new. The tools and where I purchased...
  15. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    A good little tips n tricks video on sharpening a hand plane. Happy Holidays!
  16. Hand Tools
    Greeting All, I just put up a page on my web site for a shooing board design I decided to try. It has some modifications I have not seen before. http://www.woodenclockparts.com It is really to big a page to post here. I would be interested in hearing your comments. Regards Joe
  17. General Woodworking Discussion
    Thought I would offer this up here … I stumbled upon an AWESOME article on what hand tools & power tools are necessary for woodworkers just starting out but who are serious. I see this type of question in different forums on a regular basis. I wish I saw this one a while back! Whether...
  18. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, everyone. Just joined the forum yesterday. Been reading magazines and websites for a few months now and have compiled a list of tools I'll need to get started working with wood. (heavily borrowed from Popular Woodworkings site). I welcome your comments and suggestions: 12-in comb...
  19. Hand Tools
    Chinese planes
  20. Design & Plans
    Good afternoon. Thank you for allowing me to join your forum. I have been a hobby woodworker for about 23 years and have built everything from shelves for my children to Shaker tables and cabinets. My reason for posting is the following: about 12 years ago I signed out a woodworking book...
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