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View Jim Jakosh's profile

Can you identify this tool?

11-29-2014 11:49 PM by Jim Jakosh

I found this little tool in a huge bucket of screws and nails and all kids of...

22 12-06-2014 03:23 AM
View ajw1978's profile

Not woodworking-specific, but ... USA-made Craftsman tools -- found.

12-04-2014 10:06 PM by ajw1978

This may very well be in the wrong forum and, if so, I apologize in advance. ...

9 12-05-2014 07:17 PM
View chrisstef's profile

"Waltfest" - Benefit for owner of Brass City Tools

12-01-2014 02:56 PM by chrisstef

Being a hand tool lover and also living one town over from the famed Brass Ci...

6 12-04-2014 04:55 AM
View changeoffocus's profile

Unknown tools please help identify

12-03-2014 09:08 PM by changeoffocus

I took pictures of what appear to be specialized tools in a 150 y...

8 12-03-2014 11:34 PM
View Joel_B's profile

How would you sharpen this plane.

12-01-2014 10:22 PM by Joel_B

Thinking about buying one of these cornering planes but assuming the blade wo...

6 12-02-2014 05:57 AM
View MattR's profile

Infill shoulder planes?

11-27-2014 03:18 PM by MattR

I find myself in need of a shoulder plane. The epay prices of old Records o...

4 11-30-2014 06:54 PM
View giser3546's profile

Flattening stanley #7

11-28-2014 03:21 PM by giser3546

I`ve seen several turtorials on flattening planes but my 22” long #7 is...

12 11-29-2014 10:33 PM
View JustplaneJeff's profile

susprises found at local auction

11-29-2014 02:12 AM by JustplaneJeff

Attended a local auction wednesday evening that had a few too...

7 11-29-2014 03:52 PM
View handystanley's profile

Router Plane - Open or Closed Throat

11-29-2014 03:45 AM by handystanley

I am looking at purchasing a Lie Valley / Veritas Router Plane. The question...

2 11-29-2014 11:29 AM
View BigNate78's profile

worn-out bar clamps

11-26-2014 01:02 AM by BigNate78

Any one know of a way of getting old bar clamps to re-grab the bar? mine seem...

14 11-29-2014 08:51 AM
View camps764's profile

Woodcraft 50% Black Friday - Wood River Vices

11-28-2014 12:58 PM by camps764

Just passing it along…right now on you can order the Wood...

0 11-28-2014 12:58 PM
View Bugnurd's profile

H.O.Studley-esque pianomakers vice... Need some help.

11-20-2014 02:13 AM by Bugnurd

Hi all,So I picked up this vise for pretty cheap. I did a little research bef...

12 11-25-2014 04:48 AM
View richardwootton's profile

A little tool gloat!

11-24-2014 11:27 PM by richardwootton

I found this little gem on craigslist today for a whopping 65 bucks! It’...

10 11-25-2014 02:37 AM
View JCMeyersIV's profile

Router Planes?

11-23-2014 03:24 PM by JCMeyersIV

Hey all! I’m thinking i’d like to buy a router plane for cleaning...

10 11-24-2014 05:24 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Having trouble sharpening a curved drawknife

11-21-2014 02:09 AM by ColonelTravis

Just got around to try to use this thing I picked up a while back and the bla...

22 11-24-2014 02:17 AM
View mdraft's profile

Suggestions for not turning a straight chisel into a skew chisel while hand sharpening

11-22-2014 03:47 PM by mdraft

Hi everyone, I have been working on hand sharpening chisels and can get a ...

9 11-23-2014 10:52 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Stanley no. 7 type and frog

11-21-2014 10:45 PM by MikeUT

I need some advice from you LJ experts. I found a Stanley NO. 7 and was able...

8 11-23-2014 12:07 AM
View C_PLUS_Woodworker's profile

A couple of Planes for Sale in the Salt Lake City newspaper

11-22-2014 09:26 PM by C_PLUS_Woodworker

I now NOTHING about planes…...........less than zero Here are ads fo...

4 11-22-2014 11:40 PM
View scottishbob's profile

Black Friday Shop online? tools tools tools

11-22-2014 10:58 AM by scottishbob

Hi GuysI am looking to buy tools online this Black Friday and get them posted...

2 11-22-2014 04:25 PM
View HeadMP's profile

Antique plane

11-15-2014 09:20 PM by HeadMP

I was in an antique shop today and found an awesome antique plane for $40. It...

11 11-21-2014 10:57 PM

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