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Riverside and Stanley chisels

02-19-2016 08:30 PM by loiblb

Picked up some old chisels. They are 4 Riverside brand and two Sta...

4 02-20-2016 01:14 AM
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OK. Which Lumberjock won this Stanley #1 at an auction for $950?

02-19-2016 01:01 AM by Holbs

I fully understand the “hunger” for antique hand tools, as I have...

5 02-19-2016 03:16 AM
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Restoring a Stanley #80 cabinet scraper with issue

02-18-2016 01:40 AM by DW833

I purchased a Stanley #80 cabinet scraper. To flatten the sole, I marked it ...

13 02-19-2016 01:06 AM
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Starting an old-vintage tool collection

02-17-2016 02:26 PM by anastziatas

Hello i am new in collecting old tools so i said to share my first buy and al...

11 02-18-2016 08:01 PM
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Hand plane

02-18-2016 06:00 AM by Clarkie

Hello, is there anyone who has a Stanley number 1 plane? What I am looking fo...

4 02-18-2016 05:39 PM
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How detrimental are gouges at the mouth of a smoothing plane

02-12-2016 05:11 AM by Spelcher

I just got a nice Millers Falls #10 (4 1/2) smoothing plane in the mail from ...

28 02-18-2016 07:05 AM
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Starrett Stair Gauges are not True

02-15-2016 02:54 PM by TheWoodViking

I recently bought a set of Stair Gauges made by Starrett and to my surprise o...

11 02-17-2016 11:11 AM
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What is a 60 1/2 low angle plane used for?

02-11-2016 04:31 AM by ppg677

I have an old Bailey No. 4 hand plane (got it from my grandpa) that I’v...

31 02-17-2016 03:43 AM
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now for the lowly pencil sharpener.whats your favorite?

12-13-2015 05:51 PM by tomsteve

beings how people come into my shop while im not there and steal my pencils (...

44 02-14-2016 10:16 PM
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Saving a Stanley #31 Transitional

02-07-2016 05:44 PM by poopiekat

I have no idea what this stain was, on a Stanley #31 I purchased. Seems lik...

13 02-14-2016 08:26 PM
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Old Buck Brothers chisel - bad edge - Success!

02-06-2016 01:24 PM by coopersdad

Hello: new member and first post. I found an old tanged Buck Bros 1 1/2̶...

13 02-14-2016 05:27 PM
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MWTCA Tool Event - I should go, shouldn't I?

01-14-2016 02:19 PM by WillliamMSP

I’m still in the early stages of the hobby/obsession and have a number ...

20 02-14-2016 03:11 AM
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Hand Drill ID

02-03-2016 11:58 PM by nmssis

I was able to get his drill on the cheap but not sure what make or model it i...

62 02-12-2016 02:36 PM
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Luthier Tools - Nut Files

02-11-2016 05:32 PM by Joel_B

looking to buy some nut files and found these:

9 02-12-2016 03:46 AM
View Derek Cohen's profile

Veritas Custom Planes - more than a review

01-23-2015 03:22 PM by Derek Cohen

One thing lead to another, and I wrote a series of articles … four in a...

5 02-11-2016 12:56 PM
View Holbs's profile

So I purchased 1 Bahco 4-140-8-1-0 Bastard File and got 10.

02-11-2016 02:04 AM by Holbs

I am curious. I am soon to delve MORE into the hand wood working. Specifica...

7 02-11-2016 05:57 AM
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Anyone Going

02-06-2016 01:09 PM by JKMDETAIL

Looking to go to the Lie Nielsen Demo at Fort Houston in Nashville next weeke...

6 02-10-2016 10:35 PM
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MN Woodcraft Sale 20% Off Hand Tools - 2/19 - 2/21

02-10-2016 07:15 PM by WillliamMSP

Just a heads up for those that live in and around the TC metro – the Bl...

0 02-10-2016 07:15 PM
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So On a Hand Plane What Do The #s Mean?

02-09-2016 09:48 PM by conifur

So I was always curious as on Stanley hand planes what do the #s mean. Exampl...

14 02-10-2016 01:35 PM
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tuning a cheap dovetail saw

02-07-2016 05:02 AM by harum

I am looking for an advice on how to get this dovetail saw working: Two Cherr...

9 02-10-2016 03:29 AM

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