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View piousdevil's profile

Should I return this chisel?

06-29-2016 10:08 PM by piousdevil

I’m trying to get a small collection of tools to start woodcarving. I ...

11 06-30-2016 02:34 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Spoke Shaves of Your Dreams

10-18-2014 05:41 PM by poopiekat

The HOYD thread has solved so many issues, answered so many questions, and co...

154 06-30-2016 11:53 AM
View GrumpyCub's profile

Question about plane restoration

06-28-2016 12:57 AM by GrumpyCub

I am currently working on restoring two bench planes: a type 6 No. 4, and a t...

4 06-28-2016 01:39 PM
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Removing rust from brace...citric acid on wood parts?

06-27-2016 12:37 PM by BinghamtonEd

I stopped by a yard sale this weekend, and for the sum of $3 picked up 8 file...

6 06-28-2016 04:43 AM
View DaveHuber's profile

WTB Stanley #77 Parts - Gear Wheel

06-27-2016 08:24 PM by DaveHuber

I had a great condition Stanley #77 Dowel machine. I suffered the unthinkable...

0 06-27-2016 08:24 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

First time using Bahco saw sharpening files - not impressed

05-08-2015 06:54 PM by Pendragon1998

(First, let me say I am new to saw sharpening, so I may be to blame here. If...

7 06-27-2016 03:50 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Question for LN #62 users..scraper blade?

06-26-2016 02:11 AM by bbasiaga

I was looking online and saw that LN has a blade for their #62 LA jack that i...

2 06-27-2016 12:09 PM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley No. 220 age and value?

06-25-2016 03:14 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody, so I recently volunteered at my local ReStore and I found this...

4 06-27-2016 10:25 AM
View MikeUT's profile

Rust Hunting-- Back in the game

06-27-2016 04:35 AM by MikeUT

My obsession with old tools has been put on the back burner for the last 9 mo...

1 06-27-2016 10:18 AM
View Sloopmk's profile

Plane and Screwdriver ID

06-27-2016 12:51 AM by Sloopmk

Hello All. Picked up a Craftsman hand plane and set of wooden screwdrivers re...

4 06-27-2016 10:13 AM
View macgee's profile

Help identify 1870's auger brace shank drill bit found with Russell Jennings set.

06-27-2016 03:05 AM by macgee

I would appreciate some help identifying a auger bit that came with a large c...

5 06-27-2016 10:05 AM
View Lyle Friesen's profile

replacement blade for shoulder plane???

06-25-2016 06:19 PM by Lyle Friesen

Hi, I purchased a Rider 3 in 1 shoulder plane from Busy Bee Canada for about ...

4 06-25-2016 11:37 PM
View bentshaft's profile

ring terminal

06-25-2016 02:57 PM by bentshaft

Can someone tell me a source for the ring terminals for a skilsaw switch? I l...

3 06-25-2016 09:22 PM
View treesner's profile

small calipers for the apron

06-21-2016 05:46 PM by treesner

I’ve been finding the caliper a nice tool to have for measuring dados a...

11 06-23-2016 12:06 PM
View DW833's profile

Identify a flea market find - wooden hand plane

06-23-2016 02:41 AM by DW833

Got this at the flea market for $3. I think this is a rabbet plane, but I...

3 06-23-2016 10:28 AM
View BigEsch's profile

Stanley No. 8 Jointer plane

06-20-2016 05:44 PM by BigEsch

I recently picked up a stanley #8 jointer plane at an antique store for $30. ...

9 06-23-2016 12:59 AM
View Marn64's profile

Stubborn frog bolts update SUCCESS!!!

06-22-2016 02:43 PM by Marn64

I FINALLY GOT THEM OUT AFTER A WEEK OF FIGHTING THEM!so here’s what hap...

1 06-22-2016 02:52 PM
View Matt Hegedus's profile

Dropped block plane on concrete from 4 ft.

05-30-2016 11:19 AM by Matt Hegedus

Hi guys, The other day I accidentally dropped my LN low angle block plane ...

11 06-21-2016 10:06 PM
View Marn64's profile

frog bolts dead rusted in, need help *UPDATE No. 2*

06-19-2016 07:20 PM by Marn64

Hey, so I got this stanley type 18 5C recently, and I’ve been dissassem...

29 06-21-2016 06:08 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Veritas PM-V11 chisel sharpening

06-16-2016 05:43 PM by Kirk650

Just got two of the new Veritas powdered metal chisels. From what I had read,...

8 06-20-2016 11:32 AM

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