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Hand Planes - What Are They Worth

12-02-2017 07:06 PM by knotscott

Hey there gurus. I just made an “unauthorized” purchase of a sub...

14 12-12-2017 03:37 AM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 02:33 PM by carguy460

We have a handplane thread, a saw thread, a brace thread, and a chisel thread...

2723 12-12-2017 12:55 AM
View Mosquito's profile

Stanley #45 - 7 forms of fun in 1! - And other combination/moulding planes

11-15-2012 03:58 PM by Mosquito

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sor...

1753 12-11-2017 08:36 PM
View Holbs's profile

Which to convert to my first scrub plane...

12-09-2017 05:24 PM by Holbs

I have at my disposal some trial & error expendable metal & wooden ha...

18 12-11-2017 01:19 PM
View nakmuay's profile

Weird looking stanley 78

12-04-2017 12:14 PM by nakmuay

I was wondering if anybody had seen a Stanley 78 that loo...

8 12-08-2017 10:13 PM
View olcoach's profile

Disston D8 saw with slight bend

12-08-2017 01:32 AM by olcoach

Can the “slight” bend in a handsaw be fixed?

2 12-08-2017 05:04 PM
View amateur77's profile

Which Honing Paste do YOU Use?

12-06-2017 04:30 PM by amateur77

My setup currently is a 400 & 1000 Grit diamond stones , after that I giv...

6 12-07-2017 01:35 PM
View LDO2802's profile

Nickel electroplating

11-28-2017 04:04 AM by LDO2802

So I have decided to do electroplating on some of my restoration projects. Ot...

11 12-07-2017 12:20 AM
View Dontknow12's profile

Please tell me wat kinda saw this is

12-05-2017 01:57 PM by Dontknow12

Can any body hell identify this saw wat kind it is it would a great deal of ...

9 12-05-2017 10:20 PM
View Ben's profile

More chisel stuff - which set to buy/keep?

12-04-2017 10:46 PM by Ben

So I’ve been agonizing over the chisel question – how best to fil...

3 12-05-2017 09:07 PM
View wts's profile

What flatness tolerance can be achieved over a large surface with hand planes?

12-04-2017 02:44 PM by wts

I am a little newer to woodworking, and I recently built a 5’x3’ ...

9 12-05-2017 02:50 PM
View jtrz's profile

(Repost) How to get the most from this block plane

12-03-2017 05:53 AM by jtrz

For some reason there was an error with my last post so here I go again. I...

8 12-05-2017 01:40 AM
View jonthefellow's profile

Bench Vise Advice

12-04-2017 08:29 PM by jonthefellow

I’ve been scouring my local craigslist to see what deals are to be had ...

3 12-04-2017 09:03 PM
View SlimPickins's profile

Gate hardware eyelet nut size seems strange - perhaps this should be posted to a gate forum

12-04-2017 01:00 AM by SlimPickins

I just had a bizarre experience. I installed a gate using gate pins and eyel...

4 12-04-2017 03:35 AM
View BrentParkin's profile

What's on your bench right now?

11-28-2017 09:35 PM by BrentParkin

Recently the Old Tools List Serv had a running post about what was on people&...

18 12-02-2017 02:03 AM
View buckbuster31's profile

block plane

11-28-2017 08:34 PM by buckbuster31

can someone recommend one. not really interested in one I have to restore. ...

4 11-28-2017 10:14 PM
View thor2015's profile

Wilton vise restoration

11-27-2017 03:35 AM by thor2015

It’s been awhile but thought I would share a recent project with you al...

2 11-28-2017 05:09 AM
View Cbastiaan's profile

Restoring an old handsaw

11-27-2017 05:32 PM by Cbastiaan

I’m going to restore an old handsaw, but the bolts used in this saw, do not h...

3 11-27-2017 09:47 PM
View WorksWoodSlowly's profile

Figuring out Stanley 2358B mitre box

11-27-2017 05:37 PM by WorksWoodSlowly

I just picked one up and thought I had a great find until I started doing som...

0 11-27-2017 05:37 PM
View Sekthebuilder's profile

Help identifying a Canadian Hand Plane

11-18-2017 11:59 PM by Sekthebuilder

I have a Canadian made plane and I am having problems identifying the yea...

6 11-27-2017 07:34 AM

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