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View jeffb33200's profile

Set up for a wooden jack plane

08-18-2014 10:23 PM by jeffb33200

Hi All, I bought my first wooden plane recently and I can actually make sh...

10 08-21-2014 05:35 PM
View spclPatrolGroup's profile

I think I may have over smoothed

08-21-2014 05:51 AM by spclPatrolGroup

Building a workbench out of SYP, I went over the top with my #4 and it has a ...

11 08-21-2014 03:05 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

Should I buy a LN 4 1/2 smoother?

08-19-2014 04:49 PM by bobasaurus

I have a chance to buy a new Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 smoothing plane (45 deg be...

21 08-21-2014 04:11 AM
View notdan's profile

What do you think of this old block plane?

08-17-2014 12:43 AM by notdan

I’m looking to buy a new block plane for little money. Found this guy n...

16 08-21-2014 03:30 AM
View ChipByrd's profile

What's a plane?

08-20-2014 02:56 AM by ChipByrd

O.K., it’s not quite that bad, but close. Today is the first day IR...

8 08-20-2014 10:34 PM
View Jim B's profile

Please help ID this saw

08-18-2014 01:14 AM by Jim B

I picked up this 14” backsaw at a garage sale yesterday, and even thoug...

2 08-20-2014 03:14 AM
View zymurgist's profile

parts for a 71 1/2

08-18-2014 06:21 PM by zymurgist

I recently picked up a 71 1/2 off of craigslist and I am trying to locate a t...

18 08-19-2014 10:43 PM
View mporter's profile

Opposite of tool gloat- I got screwed!!

08-18-2014 10:09 PM by mporter

Someone on here please console me. Went to an auction several weeks ago and g...

17 08-19-2014 06:48 PM
View klipartstudio's profile

Found some saws and a bit brace ratchet at a garage sale. Had some questions for the group?

08-17-2014 11:44 PM by klipartstudio

Hi everyone, I found a garage sale that was getting rid of all this in a b...

5 08-19-2014 01:42 AM
View skatefriday's profile

Hand planes of my nightmares.

08-14-2014 10:07 PM by skatefriday

Man I think I’ve fallen way down the rabbit hole. I needed to square...

34 08-18-2014 09:13 PM
View Brad's profile

Restoring a vintage miter box: Your expertise solicited!

06-24-2012 05:47 PM by Brad

Hey everyone, I picked up a Goodell Manufacturing Company miter box for $7...

26 08-18-2014 08:01 PM
View giser3546's profile

Hand planes not seeming to cooperate.

08-18-2014 02:06 AM by giser3546

I have few different hand planes… #3, #7 prewar Stanley, a #5, and a lo...

10 08-18-2014 07:27 PM
View Jim B's profile

Using vs. selling

08-15-2014 02:58 PM by Jim B

New member here. I have a tendency to lurk on forums without posting much, bu...

18 08-18-2014 01:28 AM
View Don W's profile

Looking for input from all Pennsylvania rust hunters

08-08-2014 06:00 PM by Don W

My wife and I have decided to take a few day for our anniversary and head to ...

7 08-17-2014 08:22 PM
View Ocelot's profile

Great deal right now on granite surface plate - not any more

08-05-2014 01:45 AM by Ocelot

[EDITED 8/15/14] Amazon’s current price is up to $97.90 with free ship...

13 08-15-2014 08:18 PM
View spclPatrolGroup's profile

Which pannel saw?

08-15-2014 03:45 AM by spclPatrolGroup

I have some amazon gift cards that I want to use to pick up a panel saw. I wa...

8 08-15-2014 03:49 PM
View JFred's profile

Stanley level

08-14-2014 07:48 PM by JFred

OK LJ Family, Needing some help on a stanley level SW. Is it possible to r...

4 08-14-2014 11:35 PM
View Robert Tutsky's profile

Hand Plane Edge Fence Build

08-14-2014 07:13 PM by Robert Tutsky

Recently I was having difficulty keeping a planed board edge square to the fa...

3 08-14-2014 09:14 PM
View Deltarich's profile

Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane and Lie Nielsen Blade?

08-13-2014 03:58 AM by Deltarich

I was reading an article posted by Marc Spagnuolo on the merits of the low an...

4 08-14-2014 05:28 PM
View Spratley's profile

Can anyone shed light on the Kordon Company of Cleveland, Ohio

08-29-2012 08:35 PM by Spratley

Does anyone know about this company? Don’t bother googling it, all you...

1 08-14-2014 03:16 PM

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