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View notdan's profile

Is this block plane broken?

7 days ago by notdan

I bought this little guy off the internet (it’s a stanley 60 1/2) but d...

25 3 days ago
View kb9jlo's profile

Stanley 271 Counterfeit

3 days ago by kb9jlo

I purchased a Stanley 271, well I thought it was, off eBay. It was obviously ...

16 3 days ago
View Don W's profile

Tool Collectors Corner

150 days ago by Don W

I’ve learned a lot from the folks here on LJs. I’m sure my tool c...

151 3 days ago
View Benvolio's profile

Red Rouge vs Chromium Oxide for final stropping

3 days ago by Benvolio

I’ve always used red jewellers rouge for final stropping of my hand too...

6 3 days ago
View handsawgeek's profile

Collectibles vs. Users

6 days ago by handsawgeek

Last Spring, I picked up this pair of vintage Stanley try squares at a local ...

10 3 days ago
View comboprof's profile

Help! Shaping the bevel with a grinder question.

6 days ago by comboprof

I picked up a never been used grinder with new stones at a garage sale. My p...

13 3 days ago
View BubbaIBA's profile

A couple of new bench appliances

4 days ago by BubbaIBA

Well, one is a modification of an old shooting board and the other is new. I ...

0 4 days ago
View Rob's profile

How do I prevent shavings from slipping between the iron and chipbreaker on my hand planes?

6 days ago by Rob

I was flattening a long 2×2 last weekend with my hand planes. At first ...

7 5 days ago
View giser3546's profile

not square handplane iron

5 days ago by giser3546

This could be and probably is a silly question but it has been bugging me for...

4 5 days ago
View jeffb33200's profile

Set up for a wooden jack plane

9 days ago by jeffb33200

Hi All, I bought my first wooden plane recently and I can actually make sh...

10 6 days ago
View spclPatrolGroup's profile

I think I may have over smoothed

6 days ago by spclPatrolGroup

Building a workbench out of SYP, I went over the top with my #4 and it has a ...

11 6 days ago
View bobasaurus's profile

Should I buy a LN 4 1/2 smoother?

8 days ago by bobasaurus

I have a chance to buy a new Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 smoothing plane (45 deg be...

21 6 days ago
View notdan's profile

What do you think of this old block plane?

11 days ago by notdan

I’m looking to buy a new block plane for little money. Found this guy n...

16 6 days ago
View ChipByrd's profile

What's a plane?

8 days ago by ChipByrd

O.K., it’s not quite that bad, but close. Today is the first day IR...

8 7 days ago
View JSOvens's profile

Advice on rust prevention

8 days ago by JSOvens

Hi fellow LJs, I have recently started down the road of acquiring hand too...

15 7 days ago
View Jim B's profile

Please help ID this saw

10 days ago by Jim B

I picked up this 14” backsaw at a garage sale yesterday, and even thoug...

2 8 days ago
View zymurgist's profile

parts for a 71 1/2

9 days ago by zymurgist

I recently picked up a 71 1/2 off of craigslist and I am trying to locate a t...

18 8 days ago
View mporter's profile

Opposite of tool gloat- I got screwed!!

9 days ago by mporter

Someone on here please console me. Went to an auction several weeks ago and g...

17 8 days ago
View Jerlac's profile

Burning iron

10 days ago by Jerlac

I’m searching for a website to buy a branding iron since lee valleyR...

7 8 days ago
View klipartstudio's profile

Found some saws and a bit brace ratchet at a garage sale. Had some questions for the group?

10 days ago by klipartstudio

Hi everyone, I found a garage sale that was getting rid of all this in a b...

5 9 days ago

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