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My latest find

07-14-2012 02:59 AM by planeBill

I bought this massive 2” James swan gouge for a song. It is nearly spot...

4 07-14-2012 03:40 PM
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Two 'Whatizzits" from the Poopiekat Workshop:

07-08-2012 09:34 PM by poopiekat

Ok.. I’m baffled, sorta, about what exactly these two little tools are....

9 07-14-2012 06:53 AM
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In the Short Rows

07-08-2012 01:50 PM by BubbaIBA

Last March I drove over to Austin to pick up a few hundred board feet of SYP ...

6 07-14-2012 04:03 AM
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Help on choosing sharpening system

07-11-2012 07:54 PM by Matt Przybylski

Hello everyone,I’m sure this topic has been beaten to death and I apolo...

6 07-13-2012 10:42 PM
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07-10-2012 11:09 PM by BubbaIBA

We have a couple of “wood stores” here in Tucson, one is mostly a...

4 07-13-2012 07:18 PM
View rut's profile

Plane blade sharpening

07-12-2012 07:06 PM by rut

I recently purchased an old craftsman “smooth plane” off ebay (ju...

5 07-12-2012 11:47 PM
View planeBill's profile

restoring color of stanley chisel handles

07-12-2012 03:59 PM by planeBill

I have discovered a toner that,at least to my eyes,replicates pretty closely,...

3 07-12-2012 08:36 PM
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flattening oilstones

07-10-2012 03:21 AM by planeBill

I find myself using my coarse oilstone a lot lately rehabbing the chisels I h...

8 07-12-2012 03:23 PM
View willie's profile

Stanley #101

07-07-2012 09:15 PM by willie

I recently got my hands on a couple of Stanley block planes, a #100 and a #10...

7 07-10-2012 07:05 PM
View planeBill's profile

What would you do with these?

07-08-2012 03:06 AM by planeBill

I do have other chisels but when I bought these I had every intention of putt...

21 07-09-2012 06:52 PM
View OhDear's profile

Spent a few hours lapping a sole, used some 3in1 and now...

07-09-2012 08:16 AM by OhDear

It’s rusty!! I tidied it up again and made sure it got a good soakin...

7 07-09-2012 02:24 PM
View sikrap's profile

Visit to Stanley Museum in Manchester Vt.

06-26-2012 04:18 PM by sikrap

I didn’t want to hijack the other thread, so I thought I’d start ...

11 07-09-2012 02:16 PM
View Gatorjim's profile

What is this?

07-06-2012 10:51 PM by Gatorjim

I got this from my son tonight he was using it to beat on his sta...

20 07-09-2012 11:35 AM
View Iggles88's profile

Harbor freight plane.

07-06-2012 03:49 AM by Iggles88

After trying to buy a stanley number 40 for months and just not being willing...

24 07-09-2012 06:15 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Stanley Bailey No. 3 Smoothing Bench Plane, Type 18

05-13-2012 03:29 PM by RussellAP

Can someone tell me the significance of the Type 18? I’m in the mark...

9 07-07-2012 08:51 PM
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07-03-2012 01:56 PM by planeBill

The only xacto knife Stanley ever made. Get it before someone else realizes ...

15 07-07-2012 06:06 PM
View rut's profile

What kind of plane is this?

07-06-2012 06:19 PM by rut

I was looking at some old wood planes (thinking about buying one and learning...

7 07-06-2012 10:24 PM
View Dan's profile (online now)

Nice Restored & Tuned Stanley #3 type 14 for sale.. Ready to use

07-05-2012 06:29 PM by Dan

Selling another one of my extra planes. This is a very nice Stanley Bailey #3...

7 07-06-2012 01:08 PM
View ShaneA's profile (online now)

Chisels...who has the best combo of value and quality?

07-02-2012 02:17 AM by ShaneA

I am looking into getting another set of chisels. I have a set or two alread...

44 07-05-2012 07:00 PM
View Nighttripper's profile

Need Buying Advice

07-05-2012 12:57 PM by Nighttripper

Hello All, I’m pretty new to woodworking and want to add a Bench and...

8 07-05-2012 06:39 PM

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