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Restoring a # 7 bailey, need sole advise and more....

05-15-2012 10:14 PM by KenBry

I picked up a # 7 baily a while back. It is in pretty good shape but i need a...

10 05-16-2012 12:14 PM
View David Craig's profile

Hand Plane vs Computer

05-15-2012 12:22 AM by David Craig

In one corner, Bailey #5. Age – 90, weighing in at about 4 3/4 pounds. ...

25 05-16-2012 10:50 AM
View barecycles's profile

I miss my shop!

04-28-2012 03:19 AM by barecycles

It’s been too long since I’ve been able to do anything productive...

10 05-16-2012 12:15 AM
View Texchappy's profile

The Top reasons you like hand tools

05-14-2012 08:17 PM by Texchappy

What are yours? I’ll start… It is hard to ACCIDENTALLY saw ...

29 05-15-2012 07:55 PM
View geofftirr's profile

sharpening options for the non professional woodworker

05-14-2012 11:01 PM by geofftirr

Ok so I will apologize in advance if this has been covered in detail somewher...

9 05-15-2012 03:03 PM
View ShipWreck's profile

Plane from hell.

05-13-2012 10:14 PM by ShipWreck

This is the same #6 that I found in a old barn last w...

10 05-15-2012 03:42 AM
View Texchappy's profile

Wood Plane Users Speak Out

05-13-2012 01:55 AM by Texchappy

What wood planes do you use? Why do you like them? I ask because I find m...

19 05-15-2012 03:15 AM
View Dallas's profile

Treasures from the flea market.

05-14-2012 10:49 PM by Dallas

Yesterday the wife wanted to go out to the flea market and since it was Mothe...

4 05-14-2012 11:22 PM
View CharlieM1958's profile

Stanley #7 Deal Alert

05-14-2012 01:29 PM by CharlieM1958

If anyone out there this morning is looking for a #7, this one looks pretty d...

12 05-14-2012 09:37 PM
View usnret's profile

My cheap handplane might be worth $$$$

05-14-2012 04:24 AM by usnret

So last Saturday wnet to an estate sale and picked up 5 handplanes for $35. ...

7 05-14-2012 04:42 PM
View ZiCheng's profile

Chisel Restore Question: Crack In Bolster

05-14-2012 07:26 AM by ZiCheng

Hi, I’m new to woodworking and I have decided to buy old tools and f...

7 05-14-2012 02:22 PM
View bandit571's profile

Is it a number three, or not a numbah three?

05-13-2012 08:20 PM by bandit571

I have a pair of what I THOUGH were #3 smooth planes. That is, until the o...

6 05-14-2012 12:44 AM
View Texchappy's profile

How smooth a surface can a Jack Plane leave

05-12-2012 01:29 AM by Texchappy

When set up to function as a jack plane, how smooth a surface can a jack plan...

9 05-13-2012 03:22 AM
View Brett's profile

Ohio Tool No. O1 plane

04-07-2012 05:31 PM by Brett

Is there a market for non-Stanley No. 1 hand planes? I found this Ohio Tool ...

26 05-13-2012 12:01 AM
View Texchappy's profile

Recommend a marking knife

05-04-2012 02:00 PM by Texchappy

I need one. Any features you particularly find handy? Any brands you’...

22 05-12-2012 11:56 PM
View mupperm's profile

Making a list need help!

05-10-2012 11:55 PM by mupperm

i believe i have enough bench planes to start out with, now i going to look f...

5 05-12-2012 11:20 PM
View funchuck's profile

Beginner hand drill recommendations

05-12-2012 01:07 AM by funchuck

I am almost an all non-electric, hand tool woodworker, except that I still us...

5 05-12-2012 05:51 PM
View ShipWreck's profile

A trip out to the country (and some old iron)

05-08-2012 07:56 PM by ShipWreck

Made a trip out to the country in Sussex county Va. today to inspect a proper...

7 05-12-2012 02:13 PM
View bandit571's profile

A schreech of a plane??

05-11-2012 10:58 PM by bandit571

Atleast that is the sound of this little guy as he goes along the wood.. a ...

5 05-12-2012 01:40 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Corrugated bottom on plane?

05-10-2012 08:14 PM by RussellAP

Can someone tell me the advantages or lack, for having a plane with a corruga...

23 05-12-2012 12:44 AM

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