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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...

767 02-14-2016 06:31 AM
View CB_Cohick's profile

I am a terrible saw sharpener, but I am having fun

02-14-2016 02:52 AM by CB_Cohick

I picked up a nondescript Warrented Superior 8 ppi crosscut saw while rust hu...

6 02-14-2016 05:09 AM
View tomsteve's profile

now for the lowly pencil sharpener.whats your favorite?

12-13-2015 05:51 PM by tomsteve

beings how people come into my shop while im not there and steal my pencils (...

40 02-14-2016 04:44 AM
View WillliamMSP's profile

MWTCA Tool Event - I should go, shouldn't I?

01-14-2016 02:19 PM by WillliamMSP

I’m still in the early stages of the hobby/obsession and have a number ...

20 02-14-2016 03:11 AM
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 ...

157 02-14-2016 01:54 AM
View Don W's profile

Tool Collectors Corner

03-30-2014 12:07 PM by Don W

I’ve learned a lot from the folks here on LJs. I’m sure my tool c...

252 02-13-2016 07:15 PM
View coopersdad's profile

Old Buck Brothers chisel - bad edge - Success!

02-06-2016 01:24 PM by coopersdad

Hello: new member and first post. I found an old tanged Buck Bros 1 1/2̶...

12 02-13-2016 03:24 AM
View Spelcher's profile

How detrimental are gouges at the mouth of a smoothing plane

02-12-2016 05:11 AM by Spelcher

I just got a nice Millers Falls #10 (4 1/2) smoothing plane in the mail from ...

17 02-12-2016 08:25 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...

12444 02-12-2016 07:14 PM
View nmssis's profile

Hand Drill ID

02-03-2016 11:58 PM by nmssis

I was able to get his drill on the cheap but not sure what make or model it i...

62 02-12-2016 02:36 PM
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...

1697 02-12-2016 05:34 AM
View Joel_B's profile

Luthier Tools - Nut Files

02-11-2016 05:32 PM by Joel_B

looking to buy some nut files and found these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...

9 02-12-2016 03:46 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

Chisels...need a strategy

02-05-2016 03:36 AM by bbasiaga

I’ve been asking a lot of advice on what tools to buy lately. Thanks t...

29 02-12-2016 01:00 AM
View ppg677's profile

What is a 60 1/2 low angle plane used for?

02-11-2016 04:31 AM by ppg677

I have an old Bailey No. 4 hand plane (got it from my grandpa) that I’v...

23 02-11-2016 10:55 PM
View Derek Cohen's profile

Veritas Custom Planes - more than a review

01-23-2015 03:22 PM by Derek Cohen

One thing lead to another, and I wrote a series of articles … four in a...

5 02-11-2016 12:56 PM
View Holbs's profile

So I purchased 1 Bahco 4-140-8-1-0 Bastard File and got 10.

02-11-2016 02:04 AM by Holbs

I am curious. I am soon to delve MORE into the hand wood working. Specifica...

7 02-11-2016 05:57 AM
View JKMDETAIL's profile

Anyone Going

02-06-2016 01:09 PM by JKMDETAIL

Looking to go to the Lie Nielsen Demo at Fort Houston in Nashville next weeke...

6 02-10-2016 10:35 PM
View WillliamMSP's profile

MN Woodcraft Sale 20% Off Hand Tools - 2/19 - 2/21

02-10-2016 07:15 PM by WillliamMSP

Just a heads up for those that live in and around the TC metro – the Bl...

0 02-10-2016 07:15 PM
View conifur's profile

So On a Hand Plane What Do The #s Mean?

02-09-2016 09:48 PM by conifur

So I was always curious as on Stanley hand planes what do the #s mean. Exampl...

14 02-10-2016 01:35 PM
View harum's profile

tuning a cheap dovetail saw

02-07-2016 05:02 AM by harum

I am looking for an advice on how to get this dovetail saw working: Two Cherr...

9 02-10-2016 03:29 AM

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