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Hand Plane with No Name... Any Idea What It Is?

07-13-2014 02:28 AM by Robert Tutsky

I picked up this plane today at a flea market and am wondering who the maker ...

10 07-14-2014 05:07 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

LN no Longer Offering O1 Steel

07-13-2014 11:57 PM by BubbaIBA

I finally broke down and ordered a LN smoother the other day. I was surprised...

7 07-14-2014 04:46 AM
View paxorion's profile

Rockler F-Style clamp - Any thoughts on if it is a good buy at the sale price?

07-13-2014 01:34 PM by paxorion

I was curious if others had any thoughts on the Rockler F-Style clamps vs the...

3 07-14-2014 02:56 AM
View JohnDi's profile

Norton stones on sale at Rockler

07-13-2014 01:55 PM by JohnDi

Hi all. Long time lurker new member.I have a question about sharpening stones...

3 07-13-2014 05:32 PM
View LisaD's profile

Where do you draw the line with tool restoration?

07-10-2014 09:16 PM by LisaD

Hi guys, I’m Lisa from NZ. I’ve been a lurker for a while and ...

16 07-13-2014 12:29 PM
View JohnMcD348's profile

What's the difference between Block Planes Low Angle and others?

07-08-2014 02:46 AM by JohnMcD348

I’ve been browsing Block Planes and want to get one and I’ve read...

12 07-13-2014 01:55 AM
View Airframer's profile

Need help dating these Irwin Screw Drivers..

07-10-2014 01:57 AM by Airframer

These just arrived in my shop.. The single phillips of...

12 07-12-2014 03:27 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Making chisel handles with no lathe

07-10-2014 01:08 AM by ColonelTravis

No lathe now, and I see a latheless future. But I need a few chisel handles. ...

11 07-11-2014 06:51 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Ain't Nothing Like A English Pig Sticker

07-07-2014 07:13 PM by BubbaIBA

I’m in the short rows on the new bench build. The base is marked out an...

17 07-09-2014 05:49 PM
View ras61's profile

Millers Falls Tool Company

07-07-2014 01:17 PM by ras61

My father-in-law was a carpenter going back to WWII when he was a Carpenters ...

8 07-08-2014 09:25 PM
View bertwagner's profile

Troubleshooting thin and stringy hand plane shavings

07-04-2014 04:07 PM by bertwagner

Hi all,I just recently built my first hand plane and am very pleased with how...

21 07-08-2014 08:51 PM
View Texcaster's profile

Blind Man's Rule

07-05-2014 12:21 AM by Texcaster

I broke my old folding rule awhile back and started using my steel rule. Wha...

4 07-08-2014 04:05 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Work Bench Parts

07-07-2014 03:31 AM by BubbaIBA

The Machine work on the new work bench is finished and the legs and slab are ...

2 07-07-2014 01:46 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Dimensioning lumber by hand

07-06-2014 02:23 PM by lateralus819

I’m in the midst of a moxon build, and I have the main vise assembled. ...

14 07-07-2014 06:57 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Small Wood Stock Plane

07-06-2014 03:53 AM by BubbaIBA

One of the most used planes in my shop is a small 237mmX60mmX45mm Krenov styl...

6 07-07-2014 02:27 AM
View paxorion's profile

Dewalt Quick Grip Clamps

07-06-2014 01:06 PM by paxorion

When I think of quick grip clamps, I almost always default to the blue and ye...

5 07-06-2014 08:50 PM
View bloqbeta's profile

Millers Falls No. 1 Hand Drill Restoration: Need Advise

07-05-2014 06:03 PM by bloqbeta

Hello to everyone, I need advise on restoring my new Millers Falls No....

6 07-06-2014 06:37 PM
View summerfi's profile

Help Identify This Tool

07-05-2014 09:46 PM by summerfi

I picked this up at a flea market, but I don’t know what it is. It̵...

16 07-06-2014 01:43 PM
View diverlloyd's profile

Marking knives

07-03-2014 12:38 AM by diverlloyd

So jocks its time for a new marking knife. What kinds do you prefer and what ...

26 07-05-2014 02:37 AM
View George_SA's profile

So true

07-02-2014 04:59 PM by George_SA

6 07-04-2014 02:34 AM

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