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Help with old saw restoration

96 days ago by wreker

Hi All,I’m just starting out with hand tools and woodworking, and IR...

5 95 days ago
View notitfortat's profile

Question about these plow plane irons-Sandusky and a couple of others

96 days ago by notitfortat

Been a lurker on this forum for a bit and finally signed up. I went to a jun...

1 96 days ago
View JoeyG's profile

Needle files--Do I need to spend a fortune?

98 days ago by JoeyG

I find myself in need of some needle files for some inlay/carvings I am doing...

9 96 days ago
View lateralus819's profile

Type collectors.

104 days ago by lateralus819

I’m curious how many of you plane buyers/collectors, collect a full set...

29 97 days ago
View Bigtones's profile

Metal Products Co. Hand Planes

98 days ago by Bigtones

Hello again LJ Forums, I was wondering if anyone has used or heard of thes...

6 98 days ago
View Ray's profile

Blade camber shape?

99 days ago by Ray

I am in the process of grinding an 8” camber on a blade for a 605 1/2 p...

2 99 days ago
View andy6601's profile

Making Plane Irons out of 0-1 Tool Steel

101 days ago by andy6601

I am wondering if anyone has made their own plane irons on LJ and what I am l...

6 99 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

Why Are Plow Plane Irons So Tapered?

167 days ago by Ripthorn

I have this odd hankering to try building a plow plane. Only twist is that I...

4 99 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

Alternative Sources For Vintage Hand Planes

102 days ago by poopiekat

Just in case you’re not accumulating your vintage tools fast enough to ...

6 100 days ago
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102 days ago by JohnChung

I had quite a trouble trying to get the dovetail right and tight. I was using...

3 101 days ago
View ColonelTravis's profile

Does camellia oil go bad?

102 days ago by ColonelTravis

Got some at an Asian grocery store, and by “some” I mean “e...

7 102 days ago
View DrPuk2U's profile

Edlerly Stanley #5 - How flat is enoough?

102 days ago by DrPuk2U

Long ago I came into possession of an old (but not classic) Stanley #5. Says...

7 102 days ago
View Schoffleine's profile

What's wrong with my hand planing technique?

103 days ago by Schoffleine

I get this pattern a lot where I begin my strokes.

9 102 days ago
View jamesicus's profile

William Marples and Sons woodworking tools

719 days ago by jamesicus

I finally obtained a 1972 catalogue (a most significant reference) and that h...

9 102 days ago
View Trey's profile

Ordered some chisels today.

114 days ago by Trey,41504 Needles...

39 103 days ago
View Paul's profile

Free is always a score!

105 days ago by Paul

I visited a client today for a consult on some outdoor upper cabinet units sh...

11 103 days ago
View Bugnurd's profile

Stanley #4 Type 13?

104 days ago by Bugnurd

Hi internet,So I’ve been looking for a #4 to restore into a user for a ...

13 103 days ago
View swoper's profile

transitional plane refurbish

104 days ago by swoper

Hi everyone just got a Stanley 31 off EBAY was very surprised that the sole i...

6 104 days ago
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Hand tool only forum?

111 days ago by .

Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows of a forum that is 100% hand tool on...

54 104 days ago
View Vincent Nocito's profile

Sargent 107 Block Plane Gloat

105 days ago by Vincent Nocito

I found this Sargent block plane in an antique store for $10.80. I...

6 104 days ago

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