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Tapered blades for woodies

03-05-2014 11:24 PM by rhett

I had a batch of tapered double irons manufactured for my hand planes. L...

2 03-06-2014 12:42 AM
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100 y.o. Pilliod Tool Chest posted by Tools of the Trade

03-05-2014 04:16 PM by basswood

The old tool box I found caught the attention of Tools of the Trade: ...

2 03-05-2014 09:34 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Who made this lever cap?

03-04-2014 05:00 PM by poopiekat

Ok… I got this #3 plane at a flea market, maker unknown. Heck...

6 03-05-2014 02:14 PM
View Johnnyblot's profile

Let's Get A Handle On This.

04-26-2012 01:44 PM by Johnnyblot

Hi Folks,There is something that has been troubling me for sometime now so I ...

12 03-05-2014 09:21 AM
View Gerry's profile

Stanley Sweetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane

03-04-2014 05:02 AM by Gerry

Unbelievable! This is my first experience with a “reputed to be” a premium le...

4 03-05-2014 12:01 AM
View titanxt's profile

Do I "Need" a 1/8" Chisel?

03-04-2014 02:41 AM by titanxt

I have several Ashley Iles bench chisels, but I do not have the 1/8” ch...

8 03-04-2014 05:48 AM
View bandit571's profile

Kobalt #4 Handplane: upon further review

03-03-2014 11:07 PM by bandit571

This will be returned to Lowes. Iron took way too longjust to get FlatR...

3 03-03-2014 11:48 PM
View yag113's profile

How Do I Repair a Frost Proof Water Faucet/Pump?

03-02-2014 01:14 PM by yag113

I have a freeze proof water pump in the yard, the type that goes a couple fee...

10 03-03-2014 12:41 PM
View Deycart's profile

Just bought me 43 planes and some other goodies

03-03-2014 12:34 AM by Deycart

Stanley Planes:11 No. 59 No. 44 No. 32 No. 61 No....

17 03-03-2014 09:59 AM
View JADobson's profile

Can anyone ID these chisels?

03-03-2014 05:02 AM by JADobson

Just saw a few chisels listed on Kijiji. Can’t make out the logo. Does ...

1 03-03-2014 05:06 AM
View MikeinSC's profile

Bailey #7

03-02-2014 12:36 AM by MikeinSC

A while back I got tired of stepping around the 6” Delta jointer that I...

8 03-02-2014 07:04 PM
View siavosh's profile

Help with restoring/tuning a Japanese plow plane "Kikai Shakuri Kanna"

02-27-2014 02:11 AM by siavosh

I’ve seen a lot of information on how to adjust/condition/use a Japanes...

3 03-02-2014 06:56 PM
View harum's profile

How old is this Stanley No.220 block plane?

03-02-2014 06:37 AM by harum

Hello, I am trying to age a Stanley No.220. The base has no other markings ...

6 03-02-2014 03:25 PM
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Stanely No. 10-1/2 Carriage Makers Rabbet Plane

02-28-2014 09:04 PM by MisterBill

I am looking for help on what this Stanley No. 10-1/2 Carriage Makers Rabbet ...

6 03-02-2014 04:57 AM
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03-01-2014 12:54 PM by Gerald Thompson

I have two hand planes that require the mouths to be widened to accommodate H...

7 03-02-2014 04:30 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

In bench stones, what is coarser than "India"

03-01-2014 07:44 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m planning on getting some of the Chris Pye/Norton Oilstones for shar...

3 03-02-2014 02:31 AM
View fredd3039's profile

Diamond sharpening stone for combered irons

03-01-2014 03:41 AM by fredd3039

Hello,Chris Schwarz was using a diamond plate in one of his videos that had a...

1 03-01-2014 11:27 PM
View Planeman40's profile

How many of you buy your tools at Garret Wade?

11-09-2012 02:08 PM by Planeman40

I constantly shake my head at how certain businesses stay in business. Garret...

55 03-01-2014 09:08 AM
View lepelerin's profile

Snappy countersinks - what do you think

02-05-2014 12:32 AM by lepelerin

Hi,I saw the “make it Snappy” set of 5 countersinks – 2 flu...

15 03-01-2014 06:29 AM
View Ray's profile

Miller Falls #1 Eggbeater questions

02-24-2014 02:54 AM by Ray

I purchased this a few months ago and hope someone can help. I tried using th...

10 02-27-2014 09:19 PM

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