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Ratcheting brace repair question

05-22-2017 02:19 PM by AllenD

I picked up a 10 inch Stanley SW 965n awhile back, the ratchet was nonfunctio...

1 05-22-2017 04:27 PM
View Mosquito's profile

Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 03:58 PM by Mosquito

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sor...

1497 05-22-2017 03:16 PM
View BigRedKnothead's profile

Modern American Hand Tool Forum

02-07-2016 10:54 PM by BigRedKnothead

This thread is dedicated to hand tool renaissance we are experiencing in our ...

2021 05-22-2017 02:04 PM
View CharlesA's profile

In Person Basic Hand Tool Instruction

05-15-2017 08:34 PM by CharlesA

When I started woodworking a few years ago, I just plunged in. Learned to us...

12 05-22-2017 01:56 PM
View MagicalMichael's profile

Fret Saw vs Coping Saw

05-21-2017 09:44 PM by MagicalMichael

I’m confused. I own a coping saw, it’s OK. I have watched Rob C...

5 05-22-2017 01:16 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

Plane handle stuck on

05-11-2017 01:09 PM by rolandstronghammer

Can someone please help me out. I can’t get this rear handle off. It...

28 05-22-2017 11:36 AM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

The Millers Falls No. 1 Cigar Shave

09-08-2016 12:15 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

Millers Falls No. 1 A recent addition to the shop, the MF “Cigar...

55 05-22-2017 06:43 AM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Let's talk Rasps

05-20-2017 10:53 PM by onoitsmatt

I’m curious about rasps. I read a fair bit of the modern American hand ...

8 05-22-2017 03:25 AM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-26-2011 01:17 AM by Don W

Following some of the plane and other tool threads has been pretty interestin...

14221 05-21-2017 07:58 PM
View Benvolio's profile

Lapping plane soles and blade backs with a belt sander...

05-19-2013 09:34 PM by Benvolio

.... is something I’ve never tried doing. At the moment, I happily d...

18 05-20-2017 06:09 PM
View fivecodys's profile

Selecting A Hand Plane

05-18-2017 08:41 PM by fivecodys

Hi Guys! I have been watching, with great interest for a while now, the gro...

17 05-20-2017 03:06 AM
View Don W's profile

Show the restoration before and after.

03-11-2012 11:38 PM by Don W

I thought it would be cool to have a place for a collection of before and aft...

6275 05-18-2017 11:09 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

How do you prevent rust on newly finished tools?

05-17-2017 01:20 PM by rolandstronghammer

Morning folks, I just flattened the bottom and sides of a handplane i̵...

12 05-18-2017 05:47 PM
View startingfromscratch's profile

Value of Original Unused Marple Chisels Set of 4 (Sheffield iron)

12-03-2011 05:13 PM by startingfromscratch

From the way I understand it, Marples blue handle chisels made in Sheffield a...

17 05-17-2017 11:07 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

Wood Burning, Needing help in which kit to purchase, best bang for buck. (Pyrography)

07-18-2012 05:43 PM by Blackie_

Hello Pyrography LJ folks I’m in the market for purchasing a burning...

6 05-17-2017 10:23 PM
View r33tc0w's profile

Stanley Center Square 46-101

03-17-2017 08:18 PM by r33tc0w

Any one have one of these?

3 05-17-2017 06:18 PM
View jusfine's profile

Life changes. Infill planes have to go! LJ's first!

05-05-2017 05:00 PM by jusfine

Some of you may have seen photos of the infill handplanes I have posted here ...

16 05-15-2017 09:55 PM
View thcyclist's profile

Stanley No 80 identification

01-02-2017 09:38 PM by thcyclist

Hoi I just got a decent looking #80 and was wondering what the age-range w...

16 05-15-2017 09:44 PM
View dakremer's profile

How flat is flat enough?

05-11-2017 04:45 PM by dakremer

I’m practicing refurbishing a cheaper Stanley Hand Plane, in hopes of g...

14 05-15-2017 12:20 PM
View ezgnann's profile

What is the best sharpening system

12-27-2013 08:08 PM by ezgnann

I am considering upgrading from my Lansky and wet stones to a powered sharpen...

16 05-13-2017 03:47 PM

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