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View Lee Barker's profile

Do you own this Automatic Letter Stamp?

01-29-2013 06:16 PM by Lee Barker

I just noticed it at Highland Woodworking here. Actually I first noticed i...

8 02-03-2013 01:39 AM
View Francisco Luna's profile

A Good Jointer for sale @ Ebay.......45 min left

02-03-2013 01:21 AM by Francisco Luna

This is a good one #7, SS version, that means improved, thiker chip breaker...

3 02-03-2013 01:30 AM
View Ted78's profile

What to look for in old wooden bodies planes?

02-02-2013 08:32 AM by Ted78

I have been frequenting antique/junk malls lately, You know the kind where e...

2 02-02-2013 09:57 AM
View gsimon's profile

What kind of Plane do I own?

02-02-2013 12:43 AM by gsimon

Hi AllI found an old plane in our first house and all it has in the cast ...

9 02-02-2013 04:11 AM
View Deycart's profile

Source for saw files.

11-25-2012 09:07 PM by Deycart

I was wondering if anyone had a good source for triangular files for sharpeni...

16 02-01-2013 04:56 AM
View spooled's profile

Best file for cleaning up mortises

01-31-2013 10:10 PM by spooled

I just finished building a Morris Chair with mortise and tenon joinery. This ...

10 02-01-2013 02:34 AM
View jakep_82's profile

Type 19 or 20?

01-31-2013 11:23 PM by jakep_82

I bought this plane on ebay with the plan to clean it up and use it. I’...

0 01-31-2013 11:23 PM
View socrbent's profile

Setting tool bars in handles

01-29-2013 03:44 AM by socrbent

I have turned 4 maple handles for 1/2” bars. Using the mortising attach...

3 01-31-2013 04:24 AM
View Spur's profile

Disston No 15 coping saw any good?

01-29-2013 05:27 PM by Spur

I picked up a Disston coping saw no 15 since I have some junky ones that are ...

2 01-31-2013 12:29 AM
View david_larch's profile

Old-ish hand tool I.d.

01-30-2013 10:06 PM by david_larch

My buddy is in New England for a family function and sent me some pics of too...

2 01-30-2013 10:59 PM
View airman's profile

best handplane

01-20-2013 01:03 AM by airman

The Wood Show will be here soon and I have almost convinced myself to buy a g...

18 01-30-2013 04:32 PM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Shooting Board - Wife

01-29-2013 08:21 PM by Gerald Thompson

My wife has always taken some what of a dim view on the use of hand tools esp...

6 01-30-2013 02:29 AM
View paratrooper34's profile

Hand Saw Sharpening Demystified (for me at least!)

01-21-2013 04:54 PM by paratrooper34

Hi All, so after a crushing Patriots loss and a bad first foray into commenti...

16 01-30-2013 02:14 AM
View Eddie's profile

Identify these old hand planes? Good deal?

01-30-2013 01:31 AM by Eddie

Hi guys, I have been looking at picking up an older plane off of craigslist....

4 01-30-2013 02:00 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

WTB: Cap for Stanley 220 plane.

01-15-2013 11:06 PM by Lee Barker

That pretty much says it. Condition requirements: It’s not broken lik...

6 01-29-2013 06:13 PM
View Arlin Eastman's profile

Made a chatter tool for Wood Turning

10-28-2011 04:21 AM by Arlin Eastman

Today I made a chatter tool for woodturning. I used an old cutting tool and ...

17 01-29-2013 05:48 PM
View Joseph Crivelli's profile

Adjustable T-Square

01-28-2013 04:52 PM by Joseph Crivelli

On American Woodshop Episode 1910 Outdoor Accents, Scott Phillips uses a blac...

16 01-29-2013 03:48 PM
View Don W's profile

Sargent Plane Information

08-10-2012 05:45 PM by Don W

After acquiring a few Sargent Block planes I’ve grown a fondness for th...

26 01-29-2013 10:00 AM
View Pimzedd's profile

Stanley #48 Tongue and Groove Plane - How old is it and is it worth $25

01-28-2013 11:45 PM by Pimzedd

I went to an auction West of Fort Worth, Texas last week. During the auction ...

2 01-29-2013 01:14 AM
View melliott's profile

Bailey No 5

01-26-2013 12:15 AM by melliott

Picked up a bailey No 5 hand plane that is in good condition. It is complete ...

16 01-28-2013 12:26 AM

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