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Is a Stanley Bailey No. 8 Type 4 (pre-lateral) collectible?

11-30-2011 12:28 AM by Brett

I have a Stanley Bailey No. 8 Type 4 plane (which was made before the lateral...

3 11-30-2011 03:22 AM
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Old bevel gauge

11-30-2011 02:26 AM by Brett

I saw an unusual, old bevel gauge today at an antique store. (“Picture...

0 11-30-2011 02:26 AM
View Lalaland's profile

any experience with Barr tools?

11-29-2011 04:21 PM by Lalaland

Just got through looking at Curtis Buchanan’s videos on his website of ...

1 11-29-2011 06:12 PM
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Chisels for a Beginner

11-28-2011 10:17 PM by BriBri

Interested in buying a chisel set that won’t put me in the poor house, ...

10 11-29-2011 05:28 PM
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Old tool literature recommendations?

11-27-2011 03:59 PM by Newage Neanderthal

I just wrote a post over at my blog about a 1937 Stanley Catalog my wife boug...

1 11-27-2011 11:21 PM
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Just in case...

11-26-2011 09:53 PM by Dusty56

Just in case you don’t have enough 6” rules yet.http://www.youtub...

5 11-27-2011 06:55 PM
View Brett's profile

Old saws with slightly curved blades

11-22-2011 04:15 AM by Brett

Many old saws blades that I see in antique malls have a very slight curve in ...

1 11-27-2011 08:09 AM
View D_Allen's profile

tool thinks

11-25-2011 09:25 PM by D_Allen

I bought an assortment of lathe tools today, 11 of them for $55.There are som...

8 11-27-2011 04:08 AM
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Hubby's Christmas Present - Any ideas what it is ...

11-21-2011 05:06 PM by Margot

I bought this plane for my husband’s Christmas present – ...

19 11-26-2011 11:27 PM
View DantheWoodworker's profile

Scraper Sharpening Jig

11-22-2011 05:52 AM by DantheWoodworker

This is a jig that I built to file a scraper before sharpening. Thanks for w...

2 11-25-2011 04:01 PM
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What is a California Framing Hammer?

10-27-2011 03:36 AM by BentheViking

I know for most projects that people on this site are doing a framing hammer ...

12 11-24-2011 05:00 AM
View Brett's profile

Arkansas oilstones: how thick?

11-24-2011 03:18 AM by Brett

How thick should an Arkansas oilstone be? Most are between 1/2” and 1&...

1 11-24-2011 04:17 AM
View Liogier's profile

Hand-stitched rasps

10-27-2011 03:12 PM by Liogier

For my first message, by way of introduction, here is a short video showing w...

28 11-23-2011 11:26 AM
View Byron's profile

Infill planes- best out there

11-22-2011 07:53 PM by Byron

So about 2 weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Stephen Thomas, unfortunat...

7 11-23-2011 06:36 AM
View Dave's profile

Old 1923 vid on shoe's chairs and spoons - have you ever seen a 2 man plane?

11-22-2011 05:25 AM by Dave

I stumbled across this video. It shows some old methods that kept my attentio...

13 11-23-2011 01:49 AM
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What is it?

11-18-2011 09:44 PM by b2rtch

Look at this link:

36 11-23-2011 01:45 AM
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Recommend a Saw Sharpener

11-22-2011 03:35 PM by Rileysdad

I need someone to sharpen a couple of hand saws in Southeastern Wisconsin. I&...

2 11-22-2011 11:54 PM
View TechTeacher's profile

Frame Saw blades

11-22-2011 05:20 PM by TechTeacher

I would like to build a frame saw and set it up with a cross cut blade. Can a...

5 11-22-2011 10:36 PM
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Antique hand tools in New Hampshire

11-08-2011 08:01 AM by pierce85

I’m in New Hampshire this week and was wondering if any fellow New Engl...

8 11-22-2011 10:05 PM
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Disston D-8 Tuneup and sharpening

11-20-2011 04:53 AM by SalvageCraft

Hey all, I just picked up an old disston d-8 in fairly good condition. It...

6 11-22-2011 06:59 PM

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