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Plane blade sharpening

748 days ago by rut

I recently purchased an old craftsman “smooth plane” off ebay (ju...

5 748 days ago
View planeBill's profile

restoring color of stanley chisel handles

748 days ago by planeBill

I have discovered a toner that,at least to my eyes,replicates pretty closely,...

3 748 days ago
View Brett's profile

Clamps: how tight?

749 days ago by Brett

When I use clamps to hold boards together while glue dries, should I snug up ...

21 748 days ago
View planeBill's profile

flattening oilstones

751 days ago by planeBill

I find myself using my coarse oilstone a lot lately rehabbing the chisels I h...

8 748 days ago
View willie's profile

Stanley #101

753 days ago by willie

I recently got my hands on a couple of Stanley block planes, a #100 and a #10...

7 750 days ago
View planeBill's profile

What would you do with these?

753 days ago by planeBill

I do have other chisels but when I bought these I had every intention of putt...

21 751 days ago
View OhDear's profile

Spent a few hours lapping a sole, used some 3in1 and now...

751 days ago by OhDear

It’s rusty!! I tidied it up again and made sure it got a good soakin...

7 751 days ago
View sikrap's profile

Visit to Stanley Museum in Manchester Vt.

764 days ago by sikrap

I didn’t want to hijack the other thread, so I thought I’d start ...

11 751 days ago
View Gatorjim's profile

What is this?

754 days ago by Gatorjim

I got this from my son tonight he was using it to beat on his sta...

20 751 days ago
View Iggles88's profile

Harbor freight plane.

755 days ago by Iggles88

After trying to buy a stanley number 40 for months and just not being willing...

24 751 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Stanley Bailey No. 3 Smoothing Bench Plane, Type 18

808 days ago by RussellAP

Can someone tell me the significance of the Type 18? I’m in the mark...

9 753 days ago
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757 days ago by planeBill

The only xacto knife Stanley ever made. Get it before someone else realizes ...

15 753 days ago
View rut's profile

What kind of plane is this?

754 days ago by rut

I was looking at some old wood planes (thinking about buying one and learning...

7 754 days ago
View Dan's profile

Nice Restored & Tuned Stanley #3 type 14 for sale.. Ready to use

755 days ago by Dan

Selling another one of my extra planes. This is a very nice Stanley Bailey #3...

7 754 days ago
View ShaneA's profile

Chisels...who has the best combo of value and quality?

759 days ago by ShaneA

I am looking into getting another set of chisels. I have a set or two alread...

44 755 days ago
View Nighttripper's profile

Need Buying Advice

755 days ago by Nighttripper

Hello All, I’m pretty new to woodworking and want to add a Bench and...

8 755 days ago
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756 days ago by Iggles88

Has anyone ever read this?

15 755 days ago
View jgerman's profile

Diamond Plates size quality?

758 days ago by jgerman

I’m just getting started woodworking as a serious hobby. I’ve dab...

7 756 days ago
View jhut's profile

can't identify this miter box and saw

815 days ago by jhut

Hey all. New to the forums. I’ve been lurking for a month or so. I thou...

27 757 days ago
View nordichomey's profile

Oilstones - Hall's or Dan's

779 days ago by nordichomey

Has anyone used any of the Arkansas Surgical Black oilstones from Dan’s...

17 757 days ago

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