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Type of Hand Planer

08-23-2012 12:40 AM by Kevin

Hi,I just found this in my dad’s garage that he had stored along with a...

9 08-23-2012 03:56 AM
View CplSteel's profile

Interesting Craig's List Find

08-14-2012 09:34 PM by CplSteel

I found this ad on craigslist with the attached pictures. I am tempted to ma...

20 08-22-2012 03:37 PM
View john_az's profile

How Sharp

08-18-2012 01:46 AM by john_az

Hello, I’m a novice woodworker and I just purchased a couple of honi...

33 08-22-2012 02:57 PM
View EGM's profile

stanley #2 sweetheart plane w decal on handle

08-18-2012 11:39 AM by EGM

hey guys (collectors) i found a stanley no 2 sweetheart plane with decal on t...

17 08-22-2012 12:06 PM
View bandit571's profile

Saw re-habs...

08-14-2012 06:15 PM by bandit571

Hardware: Found a no-muss way to polish up some saw hardware… The...

16 08-21-2012 07:54 PM
View BrentMcElroy's profile

Record Plane Values

08-20-2012 07:56 PM by BrentMcElroy

Hi, I’m brand new here, I have the opportunity to buy three brand new in the ...

5 08-21-2012 03:11 AM
View RS Woodworks's profile

A rare Disston "back"saw??

08-19-2012 06:35 AM by RS Woodworks

Hey folks. I picked this little saw up at an antique store the other day. The...

7 08-20-2012 10:46 AM
View Nicholas Hall's profile

Help! Restoring a Vaughan and Bushnell 905 (Stanley Bedrock Clone)

08-19-2012 04:30 PM by Nicholas Hall

Hi All, I just recently bought a Vaughan and Bushnell 905 bench plane, whi...

5 08-20-2012 06:26 AM
View grfrazee's profile

Looking for a Stanley No. 2 Lever Cap

08-19-2012 03:39 AM by grfrazee

I just bought a Stanley No. 2 at a flea market that’s missing a lever c...

0 08-19-2012 03:39 AM
View DylanC's profile

Shopping for Used Hand Planes

08-17-2012 01:30 AM by DylanC

The little town I live in is having a huge city-wide flea market this weekend...

9 08-19-2012 02:48 AM
View lunn's profile

LJ has ruined my life !!!

08-18-2012 12:50 PM by lunn

In the days before joining LJ i could drive forever passing up yardsales, fle...

7 08-19-2012 02:17 AM
View bandit571's profile

Handyman Family

08-18-2012 08:15 PM by bandit571

I have a “set’ of Handyman Bench Planes. I have tuned them up, ...

3 08-19-2012 02:13 AM
View Mark Shultz's profile

Is this plane bed worth using?

08-17-2012 01:30 PM by Mark Shultz

inspired by all the plane restoration stories here i came across a cheap Stan...

13 08-18-2012 11:39 PM
View mattfeldman's profile

Rip saw

08-17-2012 04:49 PM by mattfeldman

I am looking for a good hand rip saw. When I look on line some rip saws are 4...

4 08-18-2012 12:32 AM
View skruft's profile

An unusual clamp - what is it for?

08-17-2012 01:02 AM by skruft

Normally I know the purpose of woodworking tools, but not of this odd clamp t...

10 08-17-2012 03:05 PM
View 12strings's profile

Gents vs. Traditional dovetail saws

08-17-2012 12:44 PM by 12strings

Veritas now has 2 Gents saws for $49 each, one rip, one crosscut…in add...

3 08-17-2012 02:55 PM
View dnick's profile

Miter trimmer capabilities

08-17-2012 12:59 AM by dnick

I got this miter trimmer a few months ago & i am trying to find out t...

2 08-17-2012 01:45 AM
View Tennwood's profile

Restoring Stanley Hand Plane: mouth-blade question

08-16-2012 07:02 PM by Tennwood

I am restoring a number 6 Stanley plane that belonged to my father and grandf...

7 08-17-2012 12:10 AM
View 12strings's profile

flattening a wooden try plane

08-14-2012 02:07 PM by 12strings

What are my options for truing up the sole of an old wooden Try Plane? It i...

5 08-16-2012 11:09 PM
View miguelradio's profile

Unusual 19TH century plane dated 1858

08-16-2012 08:56 AM by miguelradio

Anyone have any idea what this would have bee...

6 08-16-2012 06:59 PM

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