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Spot-treating rust on a hand plane

899 days ago by Brett

An old Bed Rock jack plane that I bought a couple months ago has good japanni...

4 899 days ago
View Lumber2Sawdust's profile

Do I need a spokeshave? Something else?

899 days ago by Lumber2Sawdust

I’m working on a walnut slab for a coffee table. I have been working on...

4 899 days ago
View Danpaddles's profile

windsor chair

900 days ago by Danpaddles

Thinking to take a Windsor chair class, continuous arm style. Well, my wife ...

3 899 days ago
View Brett's profile

Resurrecting an old router plane

904 days ago by Brett

Has anyone bought an old Stanley (or similar) router plane and fixed it up? ...

9 899 days ago
View bondogaposis's profile

I just got me a freight train!

902 days ago by bondogaposis

I just picked up a Stanley #7 on ebay. Got it for a good price and it was in...

7 899 days ago
View KenBry's profile

Craigslist ....score....well sorta

900 days ago by KenBry

Last week and a half I have been following this Craig’s list po...

9 899 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

Made a Scraping Plane

900 days ago by BubbaIBA

I’ve wanted a scraping plane for awhile but just never got around to bu...

1 900 days ago
View StumpyNubs's profile

Ever see a hand plane that adjusts like this????

933 days ago by StumpyNubs

I’ve never seen a plane like the one I just bought today. Anyone want t...

57 900 days ago
View derosa's profile

Should the plane's mouth be angled?

903 days ago by derosa

I’ve been going over my #6 since it doesn’t quite work to my liki...

3 901 days ago
View cathyb's profile

Time for spring cleaning

902 days ago by cathyb

I would delete this post if I knew how. Instead let me say that those tools ...

9 901 days ago
View cplant's profile

parallel clamps???

907 days ago by cplant

I have been having a huge debate with myeself over these clamps. (some people...

15 901 days ago
View Bryan's profile

Help me piece together a decent mixed bag chisel set

902 days ago by Bryan

I want to piece together a decent mixed bag chisel set of good quality chisel...

4 901 days ago
View Brett's profile

Marking gauge

904 days ago by Brett

I posted this marking gauge as a Project here on LJ, but I thought I’d ...

1 904 days ago
View Brett's profile

Reliable way to remove all japanning?

907 days ago by Brett

What is a reliable way to remove all japanning from a plane? I have a #6 t...

13 904 days ago
View willie's profile

Need info about J.J.Purinton

914 days ago by willie

I have been trying to find some info about a mystery tool that I have had for...

11 904 days ago
View BobM001's profile

Plane blades

904 days ago by BobM001

I have the opportunity to purchase either a “vintage” USA manufac...

5 904 days ago
View Wayne's profile

Miller falls #140 / Shelton #9/ Stanley knuckle joint block plane for parts

905 days ago by Wayne

Anyone in need of any parts?... I have a Miller falls #140 that is good for ...

1 904 days ago
View Brett's profile

Wooden shoulder planes?

904 days ago by Brett

Has anyone use a wooden shoulder plane for trimming shoulders on tenons? How...

2 904 days ago
View bandit571's profile

Cleaning a saw plate?

905 days ago by bandit571

I have several saws that need a bit of shine applied to their plates. Don...

1 905 days ago
View Brad's profile

How do you finish your vintage chisel handles?

906 days ago by Brad

I’ve been putting together a set of English firmer chisels. Now that I&...

4 905 days ago

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