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Today's Flea Market Finds

11-25-2012 01:46 AM by poopiekat

Last week I had some success, finding some Marples chisels, this week I found...

7 11-25-2012 08:08 PM
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Calling All You Just Plain Plane Geniuses

11-20-2012 07:09 PM by CharlieM1958

Anybody know anything of interest about these planes or this manufacturer? ...

14 11-25-2012 01:52 AM
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Help With Hand Plane Refinishing

11-24-2012 11:03 PM by groy87

So I’m in the process of refinishing 4 hand planes a Bailey #4,6, block...

8 11-25-2012 12:53 AM
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End of (my) discussion about clamps

11-24-2012 01:51 AM by steve6678

I guess I ask questions the wrong way.(edited)

17 11-25-2012 12:22 AM
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Rate My Christmas List!

11-24-2012 12:42 AM by bondandracing

Hey guys! My name is Tom and I am a long time lurker but brand new member her...

5 11-24-2012 07:04 PM
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Parallel Clamps , anybody other than Bessey or Jorgensen

09-04-2011 02:22 AM by Richard

Is there anyone other than Bessey or Joregensen that make decent Parallel cla...

17 11-24-2012 02:14 AM
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Follow up on sharpening system

11-23-2012 07:38 PM by RussellAP

For all of you who gave advice on sharpening systems for my lathe chisles and...

8 11-23-2012 10:26 PM
View layne's profile

Engraved Bridge City plane complete!

11-19-2012 03:08 PM by layne

I’ve bee working on this project for a couple of months and finally com...

5 11-23-2012 03:52 AM
View Texchappy's profile

Seeking ideas for a seated workbench

11-20-2012 12:37 AM by Texchappy

In talking through bench plans on another forum (which some of you are also o...

6 11-22-2012 10:14 PM
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Chisels, why did I wait so long?

03-26-2012 01:19 AM by lwllms

For years I’ve been saying I was going to re-harden the vintage Buck Br...

6 11-22-2012 09:29 PM
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Clifton Shoulder plane

11-22-2012 06:34 AM by flyboy

Hi. I have a chance to buy a Clifton 420 shoulder plane for $90. It looks to ...

8 11-22-2012 08:47 PM
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Lie-Nielsen #8 Jointer

11-22-2012 01:43 AM by Tenon

Does anyone have experience or comment on the Lie-Nielsen #8 Jointer. I own ...

1 11-22-2012 02:01 AM
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First set if Chisels

11-19-2012 04:41 PM by COMO

I am looking to buy my first set of chisels. Until now I have used cheap kob...

20 11-21-2012 07:21 PM
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Bits for Brace - New or Vintage?

11-21-2012 04:01 PM by Texchappy

Just got a brace (Bell Stanley) and need to get bits for it. From what I kno...

1 11-21-2012 04:17 PM
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Disston No. 4 Back Saw with 8" plate

11-20-2012 08:28 PM by jamesicus

I first saw a Disston No. 4 Back Saw with an 8” plate – just like...

4 11-21-2012 03:07 PM
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Slim Pickins at an Antiques Show This Week....

11-20-2012 02:38 AM by poopiekat

Noooo, not that cowboy in “Dr Strangelove” wiseguy! A local anti...

6 11-21-2012 05:50 AM
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How to tell a good plane from crap

11-20-2012 06:46 PM by EricTy

I have some old planes that I bought from a nearby town. Some are wood. One...

4 11-20-2012 09:42 PM
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My first real hand plane work Old oak timbers -> new workbench

11-20-2012 12:32 PM by toddbeaulieu

I’m building my first workbench. After a ton of waffling I’m tryi...

2 11-20-2012 03:15 PM
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11-17-2012 06:02 PM by chrisstef

On my never ending rust hunt, this week has taken the cake. The continuation...

24 11-20-2012 02:52 AM
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Check This Classified Ad!! LOL!

11-16-2012 05:04 PM by poopiekat

Okay… I’ve seen some bizarre ads, this local ad for clamps, w...

19 11-20-2012 01:23 AM

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