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554 views, 0 by Keith Hodges

Keith Hodges

New member intro

Been woodworking of some kind or another for 50 or more years, since Juniour high school wood shop. After retiring, spend way too much time in my shop everyday, enjoying every minute. Keeps me out of my wife’s hair. Bought my CNC router as a...

708 views, 0 by Wolf (& Rabbit!)

Wolf (& Rabbit!)


I found a trapped vampire today. He was frozen in a tree. The tree was destined to heat my house. For some reason I decided not to burn the log but mill a board from it. The small plaque of wood sat on a shelf until today. I made a little stand...

661 views, 0 by Don


What to look for when buying vintage planes

Buy a vintage hand plane for the first time can be a little daunting. There are very few folks who buy planes that haven’t unknowingly come home with a dud. You can be successful at finding a good set of vintage planes if you know what to look...

987 views, 0 by Mtrac

Rust accumulation

How do you guys keep rust from accumulating on your handtools? I’ve been tuning my hand planes, stick them in a cabinet and I t seems like in no time rust stars forming on the sole. The cabinet is open to the rest of the garage, so it doesn’t...

977 views, 0 by Mike40


Western Norway on a blustery day.

We had a visit from my wife’s American 2nd cousin and his wife for a couple of days. We showed them around our part of the country (the west coast of Norway) and we saw a couple of things I thought you might enjoy. Our first stop was Egersund,...

1,893 views, 0 by MsDebbieP


History: Woodworking in the 1600's

You know how the internet goes, you start out one place and you end up at ….. woodworking in the 1600’s! Of course! This is a clip from the ebook “The Project Gutenberg EBook of Woodworking Tools 1600-1900, by Peter C. Welsh” “The boxmaker...

870 views, 0 by TonyCan


Change of mind

So recently I delivered this kitchen island with cutting board top. I oiled it with this stuff Well now they rather seal it as they will not be using it as a cutting board, she said it looks too pretty to cut on. How should I seal it? ...

1,314 views, 0 by Madts



I just got some new/very old planes. I need to some major rust removal. Any good ideas?

893 views, 0 by Kelly

Fun and Fame Through Turning

My wife and her sister owned a maw and paw store in Eastern Washington. They ran it for thirty-nine years. Just before it sold, a couple months ago, I started leaving little turnings on the counter with a “FREE” sign on them. She said the grown...

820 views, 0 by Mtrac

I'm Mike

Hi, I’m Mike. Thanks for letting me join the forum. I’ve been a long time tool owner, but consider myself a real beginner when it comes to woodworking. I’ve decided to put the stuff in my garage to use instead of just gathering dust. I don’t...

837 views, 0 by MontyJ


When life gets in the way...

…do you ever forget where you were in a project? A couple of months ago, one of my older daughters bought a house that was built in the 1920’s. It’s a concrete block 2-story monster of a duplex with a full and finished attic and a full but...

942 views, 0 by greyloup

Looking to make a sleigh bed for me and my wife

I am an novice wood worker and I am looking for advice to build a king size sleigh bed for me and my wife. Most of my creations rarely leave my garage workshop. Muns you we just moved so my workshop has not been set up yet. I am working on a...

803 views, 0 by Kelly

Gloating, Again

I live well away from civilization, so garage sales are rare. Usually, what we do have aren’t worth hitting, though you do come across the occasional gem. Last week, a family was clearing out their pop’s garage, in anticipation of moving him...

908 views, 0 by Thorreain


Homage to chisels

I made a chisel from a hand file over twenty years ago. The one with the blue handle. It has a permanent place in my tool pouch. It functions as a wood chisel. As a fine and medium file. It also works very well as a wood scraper but it’s only an...

400 views, 0 by Dusty1


Waiting for Spring

Cant wait til spring to start hitting antique sales and flea markets in search of some old hand saws and planes!!

502 views, 0 by MyDexterPuppy

Another new guy

Just wanted to say hi. I am new to this form as well as woodworking in general. I only have one project running right now but it is a big one for a newbie like me. I am working on re-modeling my bathroom. I have all the construction stuff done...

1,031 views, 0 by Kelly

Small Parts Clamp

I’ve been using miniature Jorgensen clamp to hold small parts to cut them on the band saw or sand them on the big drum. I decided to experiment and these seem to work pretty good. These can be made in any size you desire. Too, there are various...

834 views, 0 by Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking)

Wheaties  -  Bruce A Wheatcroft   ( BAW Woodworking)

Hot Tub Room Advice

Debbie e-mailed me and wanted to know if I would do on article on how to build a hot tub room. I told her I would be more than happy to share my experience in building our hot tub room. The first thing on the list, whether you are putting it in a...

1,274 views, 0 by Kelly

Cyclone Disposable Bag Hold Down

I picked up a box of clear lawn bags from a big box. It’s nice being able to just toss the bags, when full. However, I haven’t been able to use them in my collector barrel for the cyclone, because of the common problem of the bag getting drawn...

923 views, 0 by Joe Laviolette

Joe Laviolette

Finally finished my "tool cabinet"

Which is not much of a cabinet at all. I’ve been meaning to make one for a few months. Previously I just hand my hand tools all over makeshift shelves that the previous owners put in the garage. I decided against a cabinet in favor of using the...