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Tool gloat, handplanes, drill press, bandsaw, and more.

844 days ago by usnret

Well yesterday I saw an estate sale and stoppped by to take a look. Well I p...

13 843 days ago
View Don W's profile

Help identifying a Block Plane

843 days ago by Don W

I picked this up at a flea market. There are several on ebay just like it but...

2 843 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Metric Chisel Question

843 days ago by Texchappy

I’m reading The Anarchist Tool Chest and wondering about my first tool ...

2 843 days ago
View Don W's profile

Flea Market finds

844 days ago by Don W

My first real Flea Market of the season. Off to a fair start. A stanle...

17 843 days ago
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851 days ago by krisrimes

I have begun the search for some hand planes and ran across this ad on Craigs...

25 844 days ago
View D_Allen's profile

Small parting tool

844 days ago by D_Allen

I had a set of blades from an old 4” jointer that was trashed. Ya see,...

1 844 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Stanley No35

844 days ago by RussellAP

My Stanley No35 planer had a blade that someone tried to sharpen once but did...

0 844 days ago
View TrBlu's profile

Hand saw help?!?!?

845 days ago by TrBlu

I bought a Disston sway back saw this morning. I think it is a D-8. The etc...

3 845 days ago
View 12strings's profile

What tools do I NOT need?

848 days ago by 12strings

Adam Cherubini once had a post listing the tools that you DON’T NEED.Se...

40 845 days ago
View Brett's profile

Old backsaw with slightly bent blade?

847 days ago by Brett

I came across an old Atkins backsaw, about 15” long, at an antique mall...

3 846 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Stanley #46

847 days ago by Texchappy

There’s an auction ending soon on a Stanley 46. I’ve been eyeing...

10 846 days ago
View jaidee's profile

Thoughts on this Stanley Plane?

846 days ago by jaidee

Hey all, I’m seriously considering buying this: http://www.rockle...

4 846 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

A kind of rare planer.

847 days ago by RussellAP

This is the first planer I bought. It was in an antique store in Jamespor...

11 847 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Japanese plane users: help me with this ebay find

847 days ago by Texchappy

Is this a good bet for a first plane? Any questions I should ask the seller?...

9 847 days ago
View fumehappy's profile

Is this pre-lateral plane a Stanley?

848 days ago by fumehappy

HI again!So from the same flea market as my other post on the milled two-piec...

11 847 days ago
View Ryan's profile

Couple Stanley Hand Planes

847 days ago by Ryan

I have a couple old Stanley hand planes that my grandfather had picked up som...

2 847 days ago
View planeBill's profile

Old Starrett square

850 days ago by planeBill

I picked this old square up at the flea market this weekend and was wondering...

4 848 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Fine-tuning wooden planes

849 days ago by 12strings

I have a Wooden try plane and a wooden rabbet plane. Both are old. I am hav...

6 848 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

A couple of questions about chiseling

848 days ago by Texchappy

I was going to start to ask about getting into grifting but decided it best n...

9 848 days ago
View dhazelton's profile

Was it a wood planer or ice shaver?

848 days ago by dhazelton

Well, with NO pic for you to look at, I’ll just throw this out there - ...

6 848 days ago

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