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07-04-2012 08:14 AM by Iggles88

Has anyone ever read this?

15 07-05-2012 02:57 PM
View jgerman's profile

Diamond Plates size quality?

07-02-2012 04:42 PM by jgerman

I’m just getting started woodworking as a serious hobby. I’ve dab...

7 07-04-2012 12:58 PM
View jhut's profile

can't identify this miter box and saw

05-07-2012 01:14 AM by jhut

Hey all. New to the forums. I’ve been lurking for a month or so. I thou...

27 07-04-2012 04:11 AM
View nordichomey's profile

Oilstones - Hall's or Dan's

06-12-2012 02:43 AM by nordichomey

Has anyone used any of the Arkansas Surgical Black oilstones from Dan’s...

17 07-03-2012 11:47 PM
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Baileys? Stanley? Bed Rock?

06-28-2012 06:05 PM by corpmule

What is the significance of the “Bailey” as opposed to the regula...

21 07-03-2012 04:25 PM
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chisel explosion??

07-02-2012 12:39 PM by planeBill

I have never seen anything like this before, have you? I was chopping out a f...

8 07-03-2012 02:02 PM
View 12strings's profile

Cheap stanley block plane

07-03-2012 02:42 AM by 12strings

Does anybody else have this $20 stanley block plane (from lowes)? http://www....

6 07-03-2012 12:46 PM
View Brett's profile

Help with old chisel

06-30-2012 08:51 PM by Brett

I bought an old chisel at an antique mall, intending to use as a paring chise...

4 07-03-2012 03:31 AM
View ShipWreck's profile

Looking to buy a good miter box and saw.

07-01-2012 03:40 PM by ShipWreck

Anyone selling one that I can pay through paypal ? If so, PM me with pics....

3 07-02-2012 10:15 PM
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Flea Market Finds

07-01-2012 06:25 PM by Dozuki31

Today I took my weekly trip down to a local flea market to see what I could f...

4 07-02-2012 04:12 PM
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Sharpening Question

06-30-2012 05:51 PM by TMcG

Looking for some guidance on sharpening, specifically flattening the backs of...

13 07-02-2012 12:06 AM
View tirebob's profile

Scored some great pieces...

06-30-2012 08:16 PM by tirebob

So yesterday my mom’s neighbour asked her what she thought of the local...

3 07-01-2012 03:40 AM
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Picked up at the flea market

06-30-2012 07:59 PM by Gatorjim

No real treasure but for 3 bucks each why not.

0 06-30-2012 07:59 PM
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Hand Planes; A photographers Prospective

06-27-2012 05:33 PM by Marco Cecala

My wife is a professional photographer. She is shooting photos for an upcomin...

8 06-30-2012 04:28 PM
View Dan's profile

Stanley #4 1/2 plane for sale, early type, tuned and sharp. Very Nice!

06-28-2012 05:28 PM by Dan

I have decided that its time to sell some of my extra planes and I thought I ...

4 06-29-2012 01:30 PM
View 12strings's profile

2 Saw questions?

06-28-2012 10:45 PM by 12strings

1. Has anyone sharpened up one of those black-handled stanley backsaws that ...

5 06-29-2012 05:37 AM
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Any of these saws worth saving?

06-27-2012 12:15 PM by BinghamtonEd

I saw this local Criagslist ad. I could use a hand saw or two (right now I on...

12 06-28-2012 05:06 PM
View sikrap's profile

Here's an odd one for you

06-27-2012 11:02 PM by sikrap

I visit the occasional garage/estate/yard sale on weekends and this past week...

9 06-28-2012 03:51 PM
View BentheViking's profile

First Garage Sale Gloat

05-21-2012 02:55 AM by BentheViking

First I wanted to point out that today its been a year since I joined LJs. Wi...

6 06-27-2012 02:03 PM
View corpmule's profile

Now What?!?

06-27-2012 01:20 AM by corpmule

I better start learning how to restore these planes, that’s what! Ov...

7 06-27-2012 04:47 AM

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