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#8C advice

08-04-2014 02:30 AM by Ben

I happened to find a Stanley #8C sitting outside in a scrap pile. Its quite ...

5 08-04-2014 09:50 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Planing difficult wood

08-02-2014 06:32 PM by CharlesA

I need two 12” wide walnut pieces for the project I’m working on,...

17 08-04-2014 05:16 PM
View DylanC's profile

Help With New (To Me) Quick Release Vise

08-04-2014 02:47 AM by DylanC

Among a few other things, I found an older quick release vise at an estate sa...

2 08-04-2014 11:53 AM
View coloradotrout's profile

Thoughts on Stanley 9 1/2 with Craftsman blade

08-03-2014 01:39 AM by coloradotrout

From ebay I bought a Stanley 9 1/2 for $21 including shipping. There were ju...

4 08-03-2014 06:32 PM
View Matt's profile

#5 victor?

08-02-2014 11:44 PM by Matt

I was in my local antique shop today and they had a #5 plane tagged with Vict...

4 08-03-2014 02:23 AM
View webguy's profile

Sharpening a hand plane blade

07-24-2014 09:46 PM by webguy

I am frustrated. I recently purchased a Buck Bros. hand plane. The blade was ...

38 08-03-2014 01:56 AM
View LeslieJohn's profile

Sharpening tongue groove cutter

08-01-2014 02:35 PM by LeslieJohn

Hi Guys I am new here but and am please to be here. I have a question abou...

7 08-02-2014 04:33 PM
View 12strings's profile

Multi-tool Craigslist Haul...

08-01-2014 02:09 AM by 12strings

Saw an add on craigslist for a single handplane, but the guy mentioned that h...

5 08-01-2014 07:17 PM
View WOODIE1's profile

Less need for hand tools with modern power tools?

07-30-2014 11:01 PM by WOODIE1

Ok I am aware of where I am and no I do not mean to insult anyone. So, I a...

59 08-01-2014 06:25 PM
View scribble's profile

1/2" pipe clamps

08-01-2014 04:58 PM by scribble

I purchased 2 new 1/2” pony pipe clamps and they have this heli coil l...

2 08-01-2014 06:17 PM
View williamt's profile

Any ideas on what this is used for?

07-31-2014 03:05 AM by williamt

Really stumped on what this is used for. Overall length is about ...

12 07-31-2014 10:17 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Split-Top Roubo question

07-29-2014 09:17 PM by newwoodbutcher

As far as I can tell the reasons for the split top on the Roubo workbench is ...

5 07-30-2014 08:52 PM
View ogremom's profile

Wood Drill Brace

03-31-2014 03:06 AM by ogremom

Hi! I’m looking for any information on antique wood drill brace. I have...

14 07-28-2014 05:26 AM
View SirFatty's profile

Craftsman Combination Plane 3728

06-03-2012 12:34 PM by SirFatty

My grandfather found this Craftsman Combination Plane 3728 at a rummage sale ...

14 07-27-2014 07:45 PM
View bodhisoma's profile

Matching holes

07-27-2014 03:36 AM by bodhisoma

I have the feeling this is a really dumb question but hey, I’m feeling ...

3 07-27-2014 06:42 PM
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07-22-2014 10:47 PM by cdaniels

Howdy Ya’all,Just figured I’d let you folks know if you werenR...

5 07-27-2014 01:20 PM
View BentheViking's profile

First Flea Market Score

07-14-2014 02:17 AM by BentheViking

So last week my wife and I went on vacation to Cape Cod and hit up a decent f...

16 07-27-2014 09:48 AM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Impulse Buy on Stanley 78

07-26-2014 05:49 PM by Grasshopper000

Hey I bought this on eBay for about $50 and it was listed as NOS ...

4 07-26-2014 08:57 PM
View robdem's profile

Woodriver or Narex crank neck chisels.

07-25-2014 09:51 PM by robdem

Does antbody have any experience with these chisel . They are on sale at wood...

3 07-26-2014 12:37 AM
View 12strings's profile

through dovetails long or short?

07-24-2014 04:45 PM by 12strings

When you set your marking guage (or other method for determining the length o...

10 07-25-2014 02:03 PM

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