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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...

4361 02-01-2015 11:15 PM
View keith204's profile

Help IDing Old Plane

01-30-2015 04:32 PM by keith204

I bought 4 hand planes from a garage sale, at $1 to $2 each. None were in gr...

15 02-01-2015 10:58 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

How many of the same-kind planes do you own? Do you use them all?

02-01-2015 05:20 AM by ColonelTravis

For example, I’ve got 4 #5s – use two and got the other two for p...

9 02-01-2015 10:18 PM
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...

9368 02-01-2015 09:27 PM
View Spazy's profile

Metal winding sticks

02-01-2015 04:33 PM by Spazy

Been searching and all I could find were 18” aluminum a from LV? I need...

4 02-01-2015 08:26 PM
View mbbuckley's profile

Viable Hand Saws for Ripping Logs?

01-30-2015 02:44 PM by mbbuckley

So there’s not much out there on the internet, and even less in the one...

10 02-01-2015 04:30 PM
View johndeereb's profile

Lie Nielsen vs older Stanley

01-30-2015 08:16 PM by johndeereb

My Dad and I have older Stanley hand planes that are fixed up. My Dad has mo...

21 02-01-2015 06:56 AM
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...

399 02-01-2015 02:21 AM
View handsawgeek's profile

Ramped Shooting board: Is it necessary?

01-20-2015 08:41 PM by handsawgeek

Hi, All,I’m planning on building a shooting board in the next couple of...

10 02-01-2015 01:40 AM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Mitre Box of your Dreams

04-06-2012 03:34 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusias...

1002 02-01-2015 12:02 AM
View Spazy's profile

Off topic post. Military or former please read

01-30-2015 01:23 AM by Spazy

I am in the Air Force. I know the military will move your household goods up ...

6 01-30-2015 11:13 PM
View mramseyISU's profile

Converting a junk No 4 into a scrub plane?

01-30-2015 03:23 PM by mramseyISU

Ok here’s an idea that’s a bit out there. I’d like to get a...

9 01-30-2015 10:47 PM
View johndeereb's profile

Help me find a birthday gift for my Dad!

01-29-2015 01:11 PM by johndeereb

I am into woodworking somewhat, but not on the same level as my Dad so someti...

15 01-30-2015 05:26 PM
View JasonZahn's profile

Plane gurus in Central Maryland?

01-27-2015 09:23 PM by JasonZahn

Hi All, Well, I dove into the world of vintage hand planes head first a co...

38 01-29-2015 09:49 AM
View ERICsoBAD's profile

Old vs New: Planes, Saws, Clamps, and Chisels (how do i choose?)

01-26-2015 02:13 PM by ERICsoBAD

Hey guys I’m pretty new to Woodworking (and Lumberjocks) and interested...

12 01-28-2015 05:51 PM
View MissouriOutdoors88's profile

Plane ID Help

01-26-2015 12:09 AM by MissouriOutdoors88

I picked this Stanley No. 4 up from the antique mall for 20 bucks. I̵...

9 01-28-2015 12:18 PM
View paxorion's profile

"New" Groz Parallel Clamps - Bargain or Dud?

09-25-2013 03:38 PM by paxorion

I noticed that Woodcraft has a “new” offering of Groz Parallel Cl...

18 01-27-2015 06:49 PM
View Brett's profile

Ohio Tool No. O1 plane [update]

04-07-2012 05:31 PM by Brett

Is there a market for non-Stanley No. 1 hand planes? I found this Ohio Tool ...

30 01-27-2015 01:28 AM
View Brett's profile

Parts for Craftsman 78 rabbet plane (now with pix)?

10-19-2014 05:01 PM by Brett

[Slightly updated] I bought a Craftsman 78-style rabbet plane that is missing...

8 01-26-2015 09:30 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

Lee Valley Veritas Router Plane Blade - Made in Taiwan?!

01-22-2015 06:26 PM by Pendragon1998

I just took a look at my latest order for Lee Valley. I got a Veritas router...

25 01-26-2015 06:01 PM

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