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View mak's profile

How many short stretchers?

05-19-2013 09:43 PM by mak

I am currently building my workbench base out of Douglas Fir. I made it easy...

2 05-20-2013 04:52 AM
View Friendlysb's profile

Hand plane question

05-15-2013 03:37 PM by Friendlysb

I am new to hand planes and have bought and have refinished a couple of old S...

34 05-19-2013 04:17 PM
View 7Footer's profile

More Old tools (Saws)

05-10-2013 04:37 PM by 7Footer

My Pops gave me some more old tools, 10 hand saws to be exact. The 3 on th...

11 05-17-2013 07:03 PM
View Towtruck's profile

Identify if you can

05-16-2013 03:26 PM by Towtruck

CAn anyone tell me what a compass was used for is it worth anything?

10 05-17-2013 03:10 AM
View redSLED's profile

Worth $100 plus removing rust?

05-14-2013 02:33 PM by redSLED

Like the title says – think this is a good, OK or pricey deal? The ad s...

6 05-17-2013 02:20 AM
View bandit571's profile

The WoodRiver #4, V3

05-12-2013 02:43 AM by bandit571

Just got one of these in the mail the other day. Inside that bubble wrap i...

10 05-16-2013 06:16 PM
View Milo's profile

Grinding wheel for hand grinder

05-15-2013 12:52 AM by Milo

I have a new (old) hand grind, and new a new wheel for it. I would like to u...

4 05-16-2013 12:21 AM
View chopper6322's profile

Chisel Sharpening

05-15-2013 05:34 PM by chopper6322

I’m sharpenning my chisels with the generic honing guide and a norton c...

7 05-15-2013 08:06 PM
View Bob43's profile

Information on an old open ratchet 8" brace

05-15-2013 09:47 AM by Bob43

Hi Found this 8” brace with an open ratchet and spring pins for setting...

3 05-15-2013 03:41 PM
View ScottStewart's profile

Question about

05-15-2013 01:45 AM by ScottStewart

I just made my first purchace from Stu at tools from Japan. If anyone has or...

1 05-15-2013 01:56 PM
View jamesicus's profile

Modernized Yankee Radio Tool set

05-15-2013 06:35 AM by jamesicus

Some of you may remember how I set about to assemble a North Bros. Yankee No....

1 05-15-2013 11:13 AM
View hiswillus's profile

Sealing and flattening your MDF bench

04-29-2013 02:34 PM by hiswillus

So I was advised against MDF as a bench top after it was to late. I’m ...

51 05-15-2013 01:31 AM
View JJohnston's profile

Somebody with a Stanley 45 in the original wooden box?

05-14-2013 01:28 AM by JJohnston

I just got one of these, complete except for the original box. Could somebody...

4 05-14-2013 03:27 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Dad's D-8

05-13-2013 03:56 PM by Gerald Thompson

Mike Allen in Carlsbad, CA refurbished my Dad’s D-8. It was mad...

2 05-14-2013 01:47 AM
View doitnut's profile

hand plane question

05-12-2013 08:16 AM by doitnut

After my father passed I found 2 hand planes, one incomplete, among his hand ...

6 05-13-2013 08:40 PM
View poopiekat's profile

This Week's Vintage Iron: Additions to my Smorgasbord

05-12-2013 11:38 PM by poopiekat

I’ve managed to miss every annual show in this little farm town about 2...

11 05-13-2013 02:43 AM
View Don W's profile

Identity of this Stanley #5 1/4

08-04-2012 09:13 PM by Don W

This is a 5 1/4 Stanley I picked up at a flea market today. It doesn’t ...

19 05-12-2013 11:09 PM
View Mark's profile

The joys of planing

05-10-2013 04:46 AM by Mark

I’ve never tried to flatten a board with a hand plane, never mind a tab...

6 05-12-2013 10:50 PM
View ArtRafael's profile

"New" Chisle set

05-11-2013 05:14 PM by ArtRafael

I finally got a chisel set for my tool collection – tool steel (Case ha...

5 05-12-2013 01:54 AM
View felkadelic's profile

Source for Plane Knob and Tote Bolts

05-11-2013 06:21 AM by felkadelic

I have a #4 Stanley with some really shoddy looking/stripped out bolts. Is t...

4 05-11-2013 03:31 PM

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