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Stanley 45/55 restoration

994 days ago by TNWoodwright

Hi GuysNOT a big time poster but lurk.I have several 45/55 Stanley planes. I...

14 907 days ago
View TCCcabinetmaker's profile

Mortising chisels?

910 days ago by TCCcabinetmaker

Ok I have tons of chisels, but what I don’t have are mortising chisels....

11 907 days ago
View KenBry's profile

Lie nielsen hand planes retain crazy...

908 days ago by KenBry

I have been watching ebay and see that lie nielsens that are 4-5-6 years old ...

1 908 days ago
View Willeh's profile

Gotta love Kijiji!

909 days ago by Willeh

Browsing Kijiji the other day, found an ad for some hand planes for sale̷...

6 908 days ago
View richgreer's profile

Dad's High School shop project

908 days ago by richgreer

We are moving my Mother into a retirement home. As a consequence of the mov...

6 908 days ago
View David's profile

Giant wooden hand plane at Cracker Barrel.

909 days ago by David

Saw this giant wooden hand plane at Cracker Barrel tonight at dinner, I w...

5 909 days ago
View BerBer5985's profile

Bedrock 605 1/2 Blade and Chipbreaker

909 days ago by BerBer5985

Hey guys I just acquired a bedrock 605 1/2 from another LJer and I wanted to ...

7 909 days ago
View Danpaddles's profile

veneer smoother

909 days ago by Danpaddles

Thinking to use some veneer on a small project. Question 1- is is worth t...

4 909 days ago
View BobM001's profile

My first pull saw

912 days ago by BobM001

I just acquired my first pull saw. A 15” 10 tpi Shark Saw. I was absolu...

5 910 days ago
View Brett's profile

Odd holes in base of Stanley No. 3 plane?

910 days ago by Brett

There is a Stanley No. 3 plane being sold on eBay (not by me) that appears to...

12 910 days ago
View FreshSawDust's profile

Can someone help me identify these interesting hand saws?

911 days ago by FreshSawDust

My Dad found these at a garage sale and neither of us had seen any like them,...

6 910 days ago
View kennyd's profile

Handplane Lateral Adjustment Question

910 days ago by kennyd

Hi LJs, Is the lateral adjustment lever and subsequently the lateral adjus...

1 910 days ago
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Scraper Planes - Which would you rather have, a # 112 or a # 80?

911 days ago by kennyd

Hi LJs. I can’t decide for myself so I thought I’d get your fe...

11 910 days ago
View KenBry's profile

Hand Plane experts, I need YOU! What should I look for in an Ebay Hand Plane? #6 or #7

910 days ago by KenBry

I need the experts help here. I need a plane that will flatten my bench top. ...

9 910 days ago
View willie's profile

Tool rehab color question

922 days ago by willie

Just curious, when you guys rehab old tools, do you repaint it the original c...

15 910 days ago
View Kenny 's profile

Looking for a book describing vintage Stanley (and other) handplanes in detail? (Collectors guide?)

912 days ago by Kenny

As the title states, I’m looking for a book or books that discuss all t...

6 911 days ago
View Dozuki31's profile

Are these chisels worthy of a restoration?

913 days ago by Dozuki31

Hey everyone, This is my first post on LumberJocks, and I am very happy to...

16 912 days ago
View Kickback's profile

Used Planes

922 days ago by Kickback

I have been reading a lot about hand planes and being as i have only some rea...

41 912 days ago
View NicholasS's profile

Going to start building my workbench and I have a couple questions

915 days ago by NicholasS

I wasn’t sure if this should go in the hand tools section but since Im ...

9 913 days ago
View klassenl's profile

My first best handplane

915 days ago by klassenl

I am a power tool guy as opposed to a hand tool guy but I concede that hand t...

22 913 days ago

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