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04-29-2018 11:05 AM

Any idea what this plane is for? - 17 replies

A tools dealer friend asked me what this was for. He bought it because it was obviously different, now we both want to know. Any ideas?

11-29-2017 11:52 PM

Pulse doesn't work on my Android anymore. - 20 replies

Pulse stopped working on my phone. It’s still shows at the bottom of a post, but if I select the shortcut on my phone, or the pulse tab, it brings me to an error page. I

07-14-2017 01:12 PM

Don's Dream - 10 replies

I found this saved from a little over 5 years ago. I’ve searched and can’t find who wrote it. I’d like to know. I can’t believe (well, i guess I can) i didn’t write down where it came from. What’s that I Spy amidst the rust, in a bucket over yonder?What lies in wait for my caress?What makes my heart beat st...

03-25-2017 04:47 PM

Roger Smith's PTAMPIA Vol 2 - 1 reply

I have a chance to get some of Roger Smith’s PTAMPIA Vol 2 to be sold for $55 each (plus shipping). They will be brand new. It will probably be a couple of weeks before i am in possession of them, but send me a PM if you are interested.

03-19-2017 11:31 PM

Who's going to NWA in Saratoga NY - 10 replies

I’ll have a Stanley plane display set up.

03-07-2017 12:41 AM

Looking for some hand planes - 41 replies

I have undertaken a project which will require multiple house brand or secondary line #4 size hand planes. These need to be Bailey type cast iron planes with removable cast iron frogs. There are several ways I can get the planes. They should be as close to original as possible. We do not want tuned planes. I can purchase them, but buying a $1...

02-25-2017 04:43 PM

A box of project molding planes. *Sold* - 1 reply

Anyone interested in this box of molding planes? $20 for the box and they will fit in a $20 flat rate box. There are 18 molders, most have wedges. There are no cutters at all. That’s roughly $2 a plane shipped.

06-18-2016 06:03 PM

Levels of your dreams - 28 replies

Its been a while since I started a new thread here, and I just realized we have paid much attention to levels. Its a new found fondness so let’s see what you have.

09-27-2015 02:14 PM

Broken planes wanted - 26 replies

I’m looking for #3, #4 and #5 size planes with broken or cracked cheeks.

07-26-2015 01:16 PM

Rust Hunting in Rochester NY - 1 reply

I’m looking for suggestions for finding some Antique tools in the Rochester NY Area. Any suggestions welcome.

04-24-2015 05:53 PM

What's up with LJ mobile - 37 replies

I spend a lot on time on a mobile device (android phone) What happen to the layout. The last few days its been unusable.

08-08-2014 06:00 PM

Looking for input from all Pennsylvania rust hunters - 7 replies

My wife and I have decided to take a few day for our anniversary and head to Pennsylvania to do some site seeing and antiquing. As you know, I’ll be looking for old rusted tools. If anyone has some recommendations of some good locations to see, I’d appreciate the input.

07-23-2014 06:01 PM

Not the same planer question but close. - 43 replies

I’ve been using my restored craftsman planer since I got it back up and running, but the other day the motor decided it was tired and just didn’t want to work any more. My motor guy is backed up and I can’t find anywhere else close to take it, and even if I did, there is no guarantee its worth fixing. A new motor is going...

06-30-2014 10:55 PM

what phone would you recommend - 50 replies

Its time for a new phone. I’ve had a windows phone for the past few years (work requirement) but now I’m free. I’m not impressed with the windows phone. I have to borrow the wife’s iPhone to research if we’re antiquing in the mountains (I do that a lot) I can send pictures to windows live, but haven’t fo...

06-26-2014 11:21 PM

What to look for when buying vintage bench planes - 18 replies

Buying 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 for. Having bought hundreds of vintage planes from all sources from flea markets to ebay, here is wh...

06-17-2014 12:45 PM

A #4 surprise and its for sale. - 13 replies

You guys know I don’t post my planes for sale here very often. My web site seems to generate enough traffic to sell what I can find, and I typically can’t keep up with restoration request. But this isn’t just a “for sale” post. It’s a “holy cow, I’ve been ignoring these planes” post as wel...

05-20-2014 09:58 PM

who does your web site hosting - 9 replies

I’ve started looking for a web site hosting company. I used to use godaddy and never had an issue. I stopped simply because wordpress was free and fit the bill at the time. Now I want to go back to more control and the ability to advertise. In looking I quickly found the adds to be miss leading. I would like to keep it under or at least...

04-08-2014 03:22 PM

Missing pictures on Wordpress - 5 replies

I often dual post here and on my wordpress blog. Since adding pictures to LJ is unique to LJ, I’d add them here then copy and paste into wordpress. It just saved time. Yesterday I got a message from someone wanting to use my plane restore blog but all the pictures were gone on wordpress. The odd thing was not all pictures were gone, jus...

03-30-2014 12:07 PM

Tool Collectors Corner - 277 replies

I’ve learned a lot from the folks here on LJs. I’m sure my tool collecting has been influenced more from LJs than any other single source. I love to discuss vintage tools, there restoration, their presentation, their history, their value right along with their use. I’d Like to hear from others. What you like to collect. How ...

02-13-2014 01:16 PM

Looking for some East India Mahogany Scraps - 9 replies

I’m looking for some East India Mahogany. Pieces big enough for plane tote repairs and such. If anyone has some scraps they would be willing to part with, PM me what you’d want for what ever you have. thanks….....

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