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Help identify unusual USA made hand plane

02-15-2018 04:29 PM by Thorbjorn88

A guy on craigslist is asking $15 for this hand plane. It doesn’t have ...

16 02-20-2018 12:50 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Is this tote and knob set rosewood ?

02-17-2018 02:46 PM by bbasiaga

I I got a rust bucket plane, and the tote and knob were badly in need of ...

8 02-19-2018 02:33 AM
View YouthfullMind's profile

Cost of jointer plane

02-07-2018 03:07 AM by YouthfullMind

I was looking to get a few hand planes. In general, I prefer old and used ove...

12 02-18-2018 05:17 PM
View coopersdad's profile

Handsaw plate too hard to file

02-09-2018 02:36 AM by coopersdad

Anyone run into a saw plate that was hardened too much to sharpen? I decided...

2 02-18-2018 01:23 PM
View Loren's profile

grease for big metal screw?

02-15-2018 09:24 PM by Loren

I have an old bookbinding press. I haven’t use it in awhile and itR...

15 02-16-2018 02:16 AM
View stopher5634's profile

Help with vise mounting and stanley part ID

02-14-2018 04:35 PM by stopher5634

Hello, I’m new to the site and the forum so please direct me if I place...

7 02-15-2018 09:19 PM
View Nebulocity's profile

Are Infinity Tools Hand Planes (Jointer, Rabbet) Any Good?

02-15-2018 02:10 PM by Nebulocity

I’m new to the craft and have the Miller Falls equivalent of a Stanley ...

6 02-15-2018 05:24 PM
View SamuelP's profile

Workamates of our Dreams

02-25-2012 11:40 PM by SamuelP

A thread for that little helper who is always there when you need her. ...

366 02-15-2018 12:11 AM
View pdbailey40's profile

Stanley No. 78 Rabbet Plane Information

02-10-2018 03:06 PM by pdbailey40

I have 2 Stanley 78 planes, one complete and one body only. I am trying to o...

17 02-14-2018 09:38 PM
View HandHewn's profile

Antique Stanley Jack Plane Mystery

02-13-2018 08:18 AM by HandHewn

I recently acquired an antique Stanley Bailey No. 5 1/2 Jack Plane. I am tryi...

6 02-13-2018 05:59 PM
View MrWhit's profile

Stone Grinding Wheel Restoration

02-10-2018 03:46 PM by MrWhit

Just got a nice grinding wheel that I’m looking to build a frame and treadle ...

6 02-12-2018 05:59 PM
View FrogHouse's profile

Which low angle jack plane to get

02-09-2018 01:59 PM by FrogHouse

Hey all, I was hoping to get an opinion on a new acquisition for the FrogHous...

19 02-12-2018 05:22 PM
View plang's profile

straight edge

02-11-2018 04:52 PM by plang

I am looking to purchase a straight edge to help with getting my table saw up...

7 02-12-2018 01:17 AM
View JackSmash19's profile

Bailey No.27 Wood Bottom (Beech)

02-11-2018 04:02 PM by JackSmash19

I picked up a No27 recently and everything is in pretty good working order ex...

5 02-11-2018 11:28 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Good set of screw drivers for planes?

02-10-2018 02:48 AM by bbasiaga

I see Lie-Nielsen offers a super nice set of drivers, for an equally super pr...

7 02-11-2018 12:52 AM
View David's profile

Looking for new inexpensive Planes

01-30-2018 09:10 PM by David

Hi, Restoring an old plane is out of the question for me at this time. I ...

33 02-10-2018 08:39 PM
View Brian Ahern's profile

Shop made router plane

01-31-2018 01:31 AM by Brian Ahern

This is what I have so far ,

7 02-10-2018 03:13 AM
View Charliefreak's profile

Framing square

02-06-2018 03:53 PM by Charliefreak

This just popped into my inbox, and made me think “I definitely want on...

34 02-09-2018 03:03 PM
View JP4LSU's profile

Bench Rabbet Plane

02-06-2018 10:38 PM by JP4LSU

Should you buy a Bench Rabbet Plane to get 2 planes in one? Will it do bot...

9 02-08-2018 05:20 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

History on the Lie-Nielsen 4 1/2 in bronze

02-05-2018 12:55 AM by bbasiaga

I am hoping someone here can give me some history. I have heard tale of an...

8 02-06-2018 03:02 AM

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