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Marking, Layout, and Measuring

06-19-2013 03:05 AM by Handtooler

Question from a novice, Please. Do any of you LJ’s find any utility fr...

5 08-19-2015 02:25 PM
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Wood bodied hand plane

08-03-2015 01:42 PM by PollyB

I hope I’m not stepping on any toes here, but I have a question for you...

11 08-17-2015 08:17 PM
View Woodketeer's profile

Worthy stops in New England?

08-15-2015 04:59 PM by Woodketeer

My wife and I are planning a leaf peeping trip this fall and will be in the N...

8 08-17-2015 12:52 AM
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Handle template for Stanley 13-052 Plough Plane

08-16-2015 05:08 PM by Jim Rowe

I recently picked up a boxed 13-052 Plough Plane with a complete set of cutte...

5 08-16-2015 09:39 PM
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A tale of wanting more hand tools.

08-14-2015 04:06 AM by JohnChung

Here is a rant. Chip in with your experience. When I started wood working ...

11 08-15-2015 03:02 PM
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Karl Hotley Planes

08-10-2015 08:15 AM by bluekingfisher

While I can appreciate quality and ‘nice’ tools I found myself st...

19 08-13-2015 06:15 PM
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Help with my ECE primus jack plane

08-11-2015 04:57 PM by bobasaurus

I bought an ECE primus jack plane used a few years ago and haven’t quit...

7 08-12-2015 10:28 PM
View oldstarter's profile

Stanley Plane

08-03-2015 10:29 PM by oldstarter

Hi everyone, I was planing up some long stock and found it quite hard going, ...

11 08-12-2015 09:16 PM
View Ray's profile

Boot Bench modification

08-11-2015 04:36 AM by Ray

I really like the look of this bench (Found on Lost Art Press blog). If I was...

5 08-11-2015 08:58 PM
View kooldecker's profile

I have mallets, want one?

08-11-2015 12:53 PM by kooldecker

I am not sure about the protocol of this here, so I will explain my situation...

4 08-11-2015 03:58 PM
View Cory's profile

What to buy for first hand plane?

08-11-2015 05:26 AM by Cory

Hey folks. Only been doing woodworking for a little while now and have no ...

11 08-11-2015 03:24 PM
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Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 02:33 PM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2667 08-11-2015 02:51 PM
View Brett's profile

Making card scrapers from a saw plate?

08-10-2015 07:18 PM by Brett

I have a Disston hand saw that was made in the 80s or early 90s. It doesn...

4 08-10-2015 11:44 PM
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Brace Jaws uneven

08-06-2015 12:43 PM by happyhelix

I just inherited a brace that was my grandfather’s. I don’t know ...

7 08-07-2015 11:15 AM
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Vintage Hand Crank Grinder - Recognise the Brand?

08-02-2015 06:58 PM by Benvolio

This was my granddad’s grinder that I’m restoring at the moment. ...

5 08-05-2015 04:17 AM
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Lie-Neilsen in Canada

08-01-2015 09:56 PM by JADobson

Hi everyone,I’ve got a birthday coming up and my wife has been informed...

2 08-03-2015 09:47 PM
View johngrant's profile

Looking for info about OG Ball, chisel manufacture

08-03-2015 04:38 AM by johngrant

I have a small collection of old woodworking tools (chisels, saws planes etc)...

0 08-03-2015 04:38 AM
View Joel_B's profile

My new vintage square

08-01-2015 10:12 PM by Joel_B

I thought it would be good to have a precision square for setting up power to...

3 08-03-2015 02:44 AM
View WayneC's profile

Adze of your Dreams

07-20-2015 09:06 PM by WayneC

This thread is for Adze related information. Please post Adze related photos...

12 08-02-2015 01:48 AM
View loiblb's profile

Stanley No. 8 very fine crack repair

08-01-2015 09:08 PM by loiblb

My No. 8 Pat. No. 1918750 has a very hard to see crack on the right rear of ...

4 08-02-2015 12:05 AM

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