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View Tenfingers58's profile

Fulton plane worth restoring?

07-15-2013 02:00 AM by Tenfingers58

At an estate sale I picked up a Fulton “Value Liner” hand plane, ...

12 07-21-2015 12:25 PM
View lumberjoe's profile

Used hand plane buying guide

07-23-2012 08:13 AM by lumberjoe

My wife and I love going to flea markets and craft shows. We don’t buy ...

25 07-20-2015 10:07 PM
View Don W's profile (online now)

Tool Collectors Corner

03-30-2014 07:07 AM by Don W

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

229 07-20-2015 09:01 PM
View WayneC's profile

Froe of your Dreams

07-20-2015 03:38 PM by WayneC

I saw a request for more information on Froe, Axes and Adze. I’m addin...

11 07-20-2015 05:17 PM
View sgtq's profile

ISO a knob and tote for sargent 414 plane

07-19-2015 11:22 PM by sgtq

Hey everyone. Was curious if anyone knew where I could possibly purchase a re...

2 07-20-2015 06:21 AM
View Scrape's profile

Fix warped plane blade?

05-31-2013 08:00 AM by Scrape

I recently acquired an old no. 6 plane in great shape except for one thing: a...

11 07-19-2015 09:15 PM
View WayneC's profile

Hammer of your dreams

12-20-2013 06:00 PM by WayneC

Why a hammer of your dreams thread? Why not…lol Actually the hamme...

33 07-19-2015 07:44 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Hand Plane ID

01-13-2015 12:14 AM by Joel_B

A friend of mine picked up this plane.It appears to be a no 5 jack plane from...

19 07-19-2015 02:43 PM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

pre-carter student

06-28-2015 09:41 AM by daddywoofdawg

I was in school before jimmy carter tried to make the us metric,but do to the...

131 07-19-2015 07:10 AM
View papajon's profile

What is this?

07-17-2015 08:41 PM by papajon

I’m stumped. Thought at first it was for corrugating tin. What sa...

6 07-18-2015 04:19 AM
View carguy460's profile

Mallets of your dreams

10-05-2012 09:33 AM by carguy460

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

2654 07-17-2015 06:17 PM
View JoeinGa's profile

MY favorite hammer

06-17-2015 11:07 AM by JoeinGa

I cant find a similar thread that was posted just a few weeks ago. Someone (...

19 07-17-2015 12:57 PM
View oltexasboy1's profile

2 speed breast drill

07-16-2015 03:08 PM by oltexasboy1

A few weeks ago I bought a 2 speed breast drill, at a flea market, that I hav...

7 07-17-2015 11:28 AM
View gdpolk's profile

Favorite rust remover for hand tools

06-22-2015 08:36 PM by gdpolk

Whats your favorite rust remover to use when restoring old hand tools from an...

26 07-16-2015 10:50 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

LN Sharpening Jig

07-12-2015 10:14 PM by BubbaIBA

I do almost all my sharpening freehand but because the pig stickers are a dif...

2 07-16-2015 09:59 PM
View Straightbowed's profile

Veritas Plow Plane

09-17-2012 08:55 AM by Straightbowed

Just a question I just ordered tha plow plane and waiting for it to come in, ...

24 07-16-2015 06:15 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

Rust triage

07-15-2015 02:26 PM by Combo Prof

I am drowning in collected hand tools. So many it is difficult to find place...

15 07-16-2015 03:45 PM
View Mosquito's profile

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

11-15-2012 10:58 AM by Mosquito

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

569 07-15-2015 06:06 AM
View Mattyboy's profile

Small Combo Square Needs Knurled Nut and Spring

07-09-2015 11:58 PM by Mattyboy

Some months ago I found this 6” Brown & Sharpe combo square at a ga...

11 07-13-2015 07:08 PM
View RobS888's profile

Plane gift from brother-in-law

07-13-2015 03:48 PM by RobS888

Went up to Ont. for a wedding and while there my brother-in-law gave me these...

7 07-13-2015 04:49 PM

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