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What is this plane like tool?

06-25-2013 01:49 AM by scottlatham

Hey group,My wife knowing I like planes found this at a garage sale for me. ...

7 07-13-2013 02:33 PM
View Arookar's profile

Mystery Tool- can you identify?

07-11-2013 07:45 PM by Arookar

Have had this tool around my shop for years and still can’t fig...

15 07-12-2013 03:20 PM
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07-11-2013 10:09 PM by Iggles88

Hey all, I have a worksharp 3000 (have had it for over a year) but in the pas...

4 07-12-2013 03:08 AM
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Antique Plane: Marten Doscher Split-Blade

07-11-2013 07:13 AM by tworavens

I recently acquired a stash of old hand tools from my grandmother’s hou...

5 07-12-2013 01:38 AM
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Reference Piece

07-11-2013 03:12 PM by hiswillus

Really getting tired of continually finding that the tool or measuring device...

7 07-11-2013 10:33 PM
View hiswillus's profile

Raw Wood

07-11-2013 03:29 PM by hiswillus

Found some fire wood out back and really interested in figuring out how to cr...

7 07-11-2013 07:55 PM
View Makarov's profile

B.O.A manufacturing company? on chisel

07-11-2013 02:16 PM by Makarov

I bought a large and rust covered chisel. The previous owner stamped J...

4 07-11-2013 05:51 PM
View ChrisWilson's profile

Scotch Brace bit retention lever spring

06-13-2013 09:31 PM by ChrisWilson

Hi. I have just acquired a scotch brace, on which the bit retention le...

1 07-11-2013 02:57 AM
View Dirge's profile

Totes for Stanley smooth plane

07-10-2013 08:46 AM by Dirge

I have a no. 5 Stanley( circa 1928) fitted with a vertically laminated (2 pie...

6 07-10-2013 11:24 PM
View Holbs's profile

cutting mortises by hand, question

06-24-2013 03:40 AM by Holbs

I did 12 mortises today. I feel more natural following Paul Seller's way of ...

4 07-10-2013 04:03 AM
View RichCMD's profile

Which plane would be better?

06-27-2013 02:05 AM by RichCMD

I have been looking at a couple of different types of planes lately and tryin...

7 07-10-2013 03:50 AM
View 69BBNova's profile

Handsaw Build Project (Redo + More)

07-02-2013 10:37 PM by 69BBNova

As usual last night I wasn’t able to sleep, and after doing a initi...

2 07-08-2013 10:05 PM
View Tommy Evans's profile

Clamp I.D. and Usage

07-08-2013 02:17 PM by Tommy Evans

I was at a yard sale and bought 8 each 5” x 24” F-clamps and 4 of...

6 07-08-2013 07:47 PM
View Makarov's profile

Help, who made this chisel

07-08-2013 03:38 AM by Makarov

Does anyone know of a site with hand tool logos or markings for future refere...

3 07-08-2013 02:48 PM
View rfusca's profile

I always seem to crown with my jointer

07-07-2013 03:26 AM by rfusca

Whenever I’m edge jointing with my #6 or #7 hand plane, I always seem e...

21 07-08-2013 02:37 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Type of plane for dense hardwoods (Maple/purpleheart/figured maple)

07-07-2013 09:22 PM by lateralus819

So I picked up a beautiful 8’x10”x1” piece of curly purpleh...

19 07-08-2013 12:09 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Lapping plane soles and blade backs with a belt sander...

05-19-2013 09:34 PM by Benvolio

.... is something I’ve never tried doing. At the moment, I happily d...

15 07-07-2013 10:34 PM
View Don W's profile

Help verifying a Sargent 307 Type 1

08-21-2012 06:26 PM by Don W

I bought this plane over the week end. It looks like a...

14 07-07-2013 10:05 PM
View Shane's profile

Hand Plane Help

07-06-2013 11:54 PM by Shane

I picked these up at an antique shop today. I think they are the really nice...

16 07-07-2013 11:49 AM
View JSilverman's profile

Flattening waterstones

09-08-2011 07:51 AM by JSilverman

How do you flatten your waterstones? I have a Norton flattening stone and di...

25 07-07-2013 01:24 AM

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