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Collecting Can Be Hazardous to Your Money

06-12-2012 03:00 PM by BubbaIBA

eBay had several Stanley #5s coming up to final time yesterday. Most of them...

7 06-14-2012 03:18 AM
View woodworker59's profile

Unknown hunk of Iron

06-12-2012 01:30 PM by woodworker59

I have a plane here that I know nothing about. Hoping some of you plane exper...

5 06-14-2012 03:02 AM
View planeBill's profile

Hand brace

05-30-2012 07:44 PM by planeBill

How usefull are they? How often do they get used in your shop and for what? I...

21 06-13-2012 10:44 PM
View Alexandre's profile

Ehh... Stainless steel chisel?

06-12-2012 10:53 PM by Alexandre

Hey guys- Was just wondering if a Stainless steel chisel was possible…P...

13 06-13-2012 10:26 PM
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Best Bang For the Buck English Style Rip Saw?

06-08-2012 06:08 PM by Texchappy

Right now I have two saws to my name – a 210mm ryoba and a 12 inch comb...

20 06-13-2012 07:36 PM
View Loren's profile

Best funky tool bargains from Lee Valley?

06-11-2012 05:08 PM by Loren

Lee Valley for years has been a source of interesting tools. My thought is ...

13 06-13-2012 04:28 AM
View Brett's profile

Nice Type 11 No. 7 Stanley Bailey jointer plane at

06-12-2012 06:49 PM by Brett

There’s a good-looking Type 11 jointer plane available at what seems li...

4 06-12-2012 08:38 PM
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Gramercy Tools holdfasts: too small?

06-12-2012 06:53 PM by Brett

Has anyone used the Gramercy Tools holdfasts? With a reach of only 6.5”...

5 06-12-2012 08:13 PM
View Brett's profile

Roubo bench from SYP with drawbored joints?

06-11-2012 10:43 PM by Brett

Has anyone here (successfully) made a Roubo bench from southern yellow pine w...

5 06-12-2012 03:25 PM
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Making a pair of skew chisels

05-29-2012 06:19 PM by siouxdawgs0409

I am debating on making a pair of skew chisels from some Stanley 1/4 inch tha...

4 06-12-2012 01:37 PM
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Scraper on end grain cutting board

06-11-2012 11:15 PM by Polock2

Does anyone have any experience using a scraper plane on end grain cutting bo...

3 06-12-2012 11:02 AM
View Loren's profile

Favorite pocket or shop knife

06-06-2012 06:36 PM by Loren

For years I had a little Frosts Mora fixed-blade knife that was my favoritekn...

14 06-11-2012 08:01 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Six Baileys

06-05-2012 03:36 AM by BubbaIBA

Over the last couple of months I’ve been putting together a full workin...

23 06-11-2012 03:16 PM
View CharlieM1958's profile

Interesting Plane

06-09-2012 07:42 PM by CharlieM1958

I mentioned the other day in another discussion that I was awaiting the arri...

23 06-11-2012 01:35 PM
View Stormy's profile

Sharpening a curved spokeshave

06-10-2012 11:45 PM by Stormy

I’m looking for ideas for sharpening my double spokeshave. The flat bl...

3 06-11-2012 02:47 AM
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The World Needs a Non-Stanley Generic Plane ID Guide! i.e. Plane DNA?

06-09-2012 04:33 PM by poopiekat

Well.. got in a few more orphan planes…and realized that there is absol...

23 06-10-2012 10:33 PM
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06-07-2012 01:29 AM by Beginningwoodworker

I need to get a couple of levels for carpentry and cabinetmaking, I am lookin...

19 06-10-2012 09:26 PM
View Joe Lyddon's profile

HF Aluminum Rafter Angle Square only $1.00

06-10-2012 12:27 AM by Joe Lyddon

Another SALE ITEM: Aluminum Rafter Angle Square only $1.00 instead of $4 ...

3 06-10-2012 05:45 AM
View Chris208's profile

Best set of chisels for $100

06-07-2012 07:43 PM by Chris208

I am working on a night stand for my niece and I need to buy my first set of ...

14 06-09-2012 12:57 PM
View planeBill's profile

Sogard Hand Drill

06-09-2012 02:58 AM by planeBill

I do not have any pre resto pics of this but it was really just dirty any...

1 06-09-2012 03:13 AM

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