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Refurbished Planes vs. New

827 days ago by BubbaIBA

Full disclosure: I have a tool jones, the major reason I have a woodworking s...

27 823 days ago
View CharlieM1958's profile

Question for the old plane experts

824 days ago by CharlieM1958

I picked up an old junker cheap on eBay, just because it intrigued me and lo...

6 823 days ago
View gavinzagreb's profile

Stanley no.4 with plastic handles

833 days ago by gavinzagreb

I picked up this Stanley Bailey no. 4 at the flea market this morning.I never...

8 824 days ago
View Don W's profile

Help identifying a Stanley #120

834 days ago by Don W

I purchased this Stanley #120 at an antique shop. I knew it was an early 120 ...

11 824 days ago
View seriousturtle's profile

new lee valley clamps

825 days ago by seriousturtle

I want to get me a few of these and was wondering if anyone has any experienc...

7 824 days ago
View stroml's profile

What kind of chisels are these?

826 days ago by stroml

Hey everyone, I’m just wondering if these are specialty chisels, or ...

10 825 days ago
View Phil277's profile

New life for bar clamp

828 days ago by Phil277

I’ve owned this small bar clamp for over 30 years and used it often....

16 825 days ago
View calicoastie's profile

Bagshaw and field?

839 days ago by calicoastie

i picked up a tool set i cant find much information about on and was directed...

3 825 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

Help from vintage chisel experts plizz!

825 days ago by Lee Barker

Can you help me fill in the blanks on the manufacturer of this chisel? I wan...

0 825 days ago
View Don Broussard's profile

Identifying Hand Planes

826 days ago by Don Broussard

I have two flea market finds that i’d like a little help to identify, b...

7 826 days ago
View LukieB's profile

Mystery Hand Plane???

836 days ago by LukieB

Craiglist posting says “old wood plane, don’t know who made it...

6 827 days ago
View dee2's profile

Does anyone know what this is?

831 days ago by dee2

There is no name or number anywhere on this tool. The chisel? piece can be r...

11 828 days ago
View thedude50's profile

VIDEO: Watch Auriou rasps being manufactured at the factory in France

844 days ago by thedude50


22 828 days ago
View fas0latid0's profile

DMT Dia-Paste? Metal, Wood, MDF?

828 days ago by fas0latid0

Lee Valley has an offer of three of their Steel Honing Plates and the DMT dia...

3 828 days ago
View Dan's profile

Cleaning up mortises in 8/4 ash

830 days ago by Dan

I am working on my 21st century workbench and have a problem. I have a set of...

11 829 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Tool Gloat: Wooden Try Plane

834 days ago by 12strings

I know this isn’t a Lie-Nielson or anything, but I’m pretty e...

4 829 days ago
View fas0latid0's profile

Need help identifying a tool(might not be wood related)

832 days ago by fas0latid0

I don’t think this was used for woodworking but I’m wondering wha...

6 831 days ago
View Polock2's profile

Old Stanley plane

831 days ago by Polock2

I have a old Stanley plane that belonged to my Grandpa. I have been cleaning...

2 831 days ago
View lazyoakfarm's profile

New sharpening set

834 days ago by lazyoakfarm

I picked up a set of DMT DuoSharp bench stones thinking that is what i needed...

12 831 days ago
View ChuckV's profile

Looking For Opinions On Plane Accessory

833 days ago by ChuckV

I am wondering what others think about the value of this new accessory from L...

3 831 days ago

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