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View PeteK's profile

First experience refinishing a plane

08-23-2016 10:17 PM by PeteK

Hello all. New to the forum and new to hand planes. But I found a Dunlap pl...

13 08-24-2016 01:28 PM
View Underdog's profile (online now)

Identify this whatzit?

08-23-2016 10:35 AM by Underdog

Here’s a tool I found, and I have no idea what it is. Any input is grea...

11 08-24-2016 12:48 PM
View MrRon's profile

Woodpecker Tools

08-22-2016 03:56 PM by MrRon

Woodpecker tools are pretty in that anodized red finish. I don’t own an...

11 08-24-2016 09:21 AM
View BerBer5985's profile

Best chisel set for the money

11-04-2011 01:48 PM by BerBer5985

I’ve been using a set of craftsman chisels we got on sale for about $20...

62 08-24-2016 04:59 AM
View Ron Aylor's profile (online now)

How Many Hand Saws Do You Really Use?

08-22-2016 10:23 AM by Ron Aylor

How many hand saws do you really use? I don’t mean collect and have...

17 08-23-2016 08:41 PM
View UpstateNYdude's profile

LA Awesome Cleaner

08-18-2016 11:17 AM by UpstateNYdude

Just curious if anyone has tried the Dollar store LA Awesome Concentrated cle...

10 08-23-2016 06:12 PM
View Woodchuck2010's profile

"It's the plane, It's the plane"

08-19-2016 09:41 PM by Woodchuck2010

New plane and my first high quality one. I just wanted a real good all around...

9 08-23-2016 02:04 PM
View Mosquito's profile

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

11-15-2012 11:58 AM by Mosquito

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

893 08-23-2016 12:48 PM
View BertFlores58's profile

Hand saw for veneer cutting

05-23-2013 09:40 PM by BertFlores58

After researching on the internet ways of making veneers, the best method is ...

16 08-23-2016 12:35 PM
View ki7hy's profile (online now)

Marking/mortise gauge ID

08-21-2016 12:04 AM by ki7hy

I was at an antique store about a month ago and found a mortise gauge. It was...

7 08-23-2016 12:20 PM
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Input on this Stanley 45 deal.

08-22-2016 04:48 PM by ki7hy

I could use a combo plane and have been thinking about the Veritas and hear t...

27 08-23-2016 11:20 AM
View Kirk650's profile

LN 212 scraper plane

08-22-2016 08:47 PM by Kirk650

I needed a scraper today for some tangled grain in Hard Maple. My hand scrape...

2 08-23-2016 07:49 AM
View Don W's profile

Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying

06-25-2011 09:17 PM by Don W

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

13405 08-22-2016 09:19 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

No 80 scraper set up question

08-20-2016 06:20 PM by bbasiaga

Does the bottom need to be flattened like you would on a regular plane? Th...

7 08-22-2016 07:42 PM
View scottfl's profile

What kind of hand plane is this ?

08-22-2016 06:59 PM by scottfl

Hi. My colleague found this hand plane and I am curious about it. First off, ...

2 08-22-2016 07:35 PM
View makeBrooklyn's profile

Can anybody tell me what sort of plane this is?

08-21-2016 01:27 AM by makeBrooklyn

It seems to be missing the adjustment knob and lever cap but the frog isnR...

3 08-21-2016 06:42 PM
View DylanC's profile

Cap Iron for Millers Falls 85 (Will One From A Stanley 78 Work?)

08-05-2016 08:53 PM by DylanC

I recently got a complete Millers Falls 85 Rabbet Plane for under $20…B...

7 08-20-2016 11:43 PM
View MrRon's profile

New Woodpecker tool

08-16-2016 08:19 PM by MrRon

These people must be nuts! They have come out with “the ultimate doweli...

32 08-20-2016 05:38 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Another "Whatizzit" for My Tool Depository

08-18-2016 10:32 PM by poopiekat

I found a small cache of tools at a thrift shop, likely from some dead old ma...

11 08-19-2016 06:52 PM
View Don W's profile

Levels of your dreams

06-18-2016 02:03 PM by Don W

Its been a while since I started a new thread here, and I just realized we ha...

28 08-19-2016 09:04 AM

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