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View isu1977's profile

Hand Plane Repair

04-26-2017 10:03 PM by isu1977

I have an old Hand Plane, probably pre-WWII, No markings on it, but it L...

13 04-29-2017 11:24 AM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

Estate sale jackpot!

04-27-2017 02:34 PM by rolandstronghammer

Check out this haul I got this morning at a local estate sale for $50!!! ...

16 04-28-2017 05:50 PM
View Ben's profile

Looking to invest in a set of Japanese Chisels

04-27-2017 10:26 PM by Ben

So far I have a mixed bag of vintage American socket chisels (roughly full se...

15 04-28-2017 03:38 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

Hands are bleeding

04-27-2017 01:46 AM by rolandstronghammer

I swear I’ve been trying to flatten the iron for my spokesshave for a s...

11 04-28-2017 10:54 AM
View Manitario's profile

How many use a shooting board regularly

04-24-2017 02:21 AM by Manitario

My last several projects have involved long, wide boards for casework. I find...

18 04-27-2017 05:02 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

Older Marples Chislels for sale

04-26-2017 06:16 PM by rolandstronghammer

Would you say these are the older ones that have the good steel in them? Sho...

10 04-27-2017 05:02 PM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Fluting Cutters for a Record 050?

04-27-2017 03:08 PM by Grasshopper000

Hey, I have a minty Record 050 (custom velvety box too) and in the little box...

2 04-27-2017 04:18 PM
View gargey's profile

How to hold work for a plow plane (if it's not very wide)

04-26-2017 02:14 PM by gargey

Pls discuss, not sure the best way. For instance, if I want to plane a 1/4...

9 04-26-2017 10:51 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Home-Built Chute Plane, way kool!! ...Wrap- Up

02-08-2012 04:49 PM by poopiekat

Okay… A hand-operated alternative to jointers is getting higher on the ...

32 04-26-2017 06:48 PM
View chrisanderson's profile

Mystery plane

04-26-2017 02:04 PM by chrisanderson

I bought this on west of Ireland 25 years ago. Body looks like birch. Model...

3 04-26-2017 05:10 PM
View JADobson's profile

Tool ID

04-25-2017 12:20 AM by JADobson

Any ideas what this is? My brother found it today. The bottom is a file.

7 04-25-2017 06:05 PM
View viseone's profile

Are quick release vises any good?

04-19-2017 07:57 PM by viseone

I am thinking of purchasing a new vise, and am leaning toward one with a quic...

12 04-25-2017 01:23 PM
View woodywoodwood's profile

Emhawco tools, Emmons-Hawkins hardware co. TELL ME MORE

04-25-2017 05:33 AM by woodywoodwood

I came across a few socket chisels with the marking “emhawco”. Do...

1 04-25-2017 05:41 AM
View Tarik's profile

Cooper's tools

04-20-2017 02:48 AM by Tarik

Hi all, I’m looking for some cooper’s hand tools and planes etc.....

7 04-24-2017 11:35 PM
View tcarswell's profile

best adjustable compass plane available?

04-24-2017 07:58 AM by tcarswell

I’ve always wanted an adjustable metal compass plane. However I’v...

4 04-24-2017 11:23 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Accidental scraper

09-14-2016 01:10 AM by Kirk650

I have a good supply of dedicated scrapers, but when I need to remove dried g...

2 04-24-2017 01:31 PM
View Rrrandy's profile

Mallets

04-22-2017 07:52 PM by Rrrandy

Hey guys, show me your go to mallet(s). Not the one you keep in the glass sho...

18 04-24-2017 01:24 PM
View Jeff2016's profile

First plane restoration

04-23-2017 02:18 PM by Jeff2016

I am very pleased with the end result, although it still needs final set ...

4 04-23-2017 06:00 PM
View Craftsman on the lake's profile

I need an accurate ruler

04-15-2017 12:58 PM by Craftsman on the lake

If you’ve looked at some of my posts lately, I’ve got a new saws...

24 04-22-2017 07:41 PM
View SpiffyGiffy's profile

old saws on Kijiji

03-06-2017 04:45 PM by SpiffyGiffy

helloIm new hereThese 2 saws recently popped up on my local kijiji. only info...

5 04-22-2017 04:12 PM

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