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Workbench at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C.

07-23-2011 12:23 AM by Brett

My family and I took a short side-trip to Washington D.C. recently while visi...

7 07-26-2011 04:12 PM
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Another "useful" item ?

07-24-2011 01:50 AM by Dusty56

http://www.woodpeck.com/sidekicks.html Got $55 plus S&H in your pocket...

22 07-26-2011 05:30 AM
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Miller's Falls hand plane

07-17-2011 02:10 AM by interpim

Well, my mother purchased a Miller’s Falls hand plane for me at an anti...

8 07-26-2011 03:54 AM
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The Anarchist's Tool Chest

07-25-2011 03:21 PM by willy66

So I just finished reading the Anarchist’s Tool Chest by Chris Schwartz...

3 07-25-2011 04:42 PM
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Ron Hock Blades and chip breakers

07-15-2011 03:19 PM by willy66

Ok, so I am lucky enough (and cursed) to work about 12 blocks away from Tools...

30 07-25-2011 03:46 PM
View Brett's profile

Ohio No. 4 Plane?

07-24-2011 02:26 AM by Brett

I picked up this plane at an antique store today. I thought it was an old St...

6 07-25-2011 04:54 AM
View Brett's profile

Old Birmingham (Batwing) Jointer Plane, Restored

07-24-2011 03:55 AM by Brett

A couple months ago I came across this weird-looking old plane at an antique ...

2 07-24-2011 04:01 AM
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New auger bits in old brace

07-23-2011 10:09 AM by llwynog

Hello.I have a few auger bits with hexagonal shafts but my electrical drills ...

5 07-23-2011 04:34 PM
View MrRon's profile

Old handsaws

07-12-2011 05:30 PM by MrRon

I have two old handsaws made by Stanley. They are 8 point xcut, have four sc...

5 07-23-2011 04:26 PM
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Lie Nielsen 4 1/2 Smoother - need advice

07-19-2011 01:58 AM by lysdexic

For the first time my wife wants me to pick out my own birthday present. I wi...

27 07-23-2011 03:56 PM
View Brett's profile

Garden bench: good project for beginning hand-tool woodworkers

07-22-2011 08:13 PM by Brett

Here’s the first project I’ve posted on LJ: http://lumberj...

0 07-22-2011 08:13 PM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

I bought this level, pictures include!

07-20-2011 04:39 PM by Beginningwoodworker

I pick up this Made in USA Johnson Bamboo ECOTech 48’’ Level from...

9 07-21-2011 04:39 PM
View sedcokid's profile

Wooden plane

07-24-2011 07:00 AM by sedcokid

My father gave me this plane it measures 16” x 2 3/4” x 2 1/2R...

11 07-21-2011 03:24 AM
View Brett's profile

Clean grime off plane without hurting japanning?

07-21-2011 12:01 AM by Brett

How can I clean dirt and grime from an old Stanley hand plane without removin...

6 07-21-2011 01:24 AM
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Stanley 35 Transitional Plane

07-20-2011 04:13 PM by Furnitude

A relative sent me a Stanley 35 transitional plane and I’m considering ...

5 07-21-2011 12:51 AM
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Using a regular plane iron in a Krenov-style plane

07-20-2011 09:36 PM by Ripthorn

Has anyone used a regular old Stanley-styled plane iron in a Krenov-style pla...

2 07-21-2011 12:39 AM
View Lost_in_sawdust's profile

Trying my first hand plane clean-up attempt!

07-06-2011 08:00 PM by Lost_in_sawdust

Also my first official post here! So- hello everyone :) love this community a...

22 07-19-2011 01:51 AM
View Brett's profile

Identifying old Starrett combination square (updated)

07-18-2011 04:16 AM by Brett

I found an old combination square marked “L.S. Starrett // Athol, Mass....

1 07-18-2011 03:54 PM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Johnson Level & Tool Made In USA Levels?

07-16-2011 07:30 PM by Beginningwoodworker

I am planning on buying some levels, I guess I am a poor excuse for carpenter...

16 07-18-2011 04:33 AM
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Stanley S.W. Socket Chisel

07-13-2011 11:46 PM by Stevej72

I have some vintage Stanley chisels that I would like to put new handles on. ...

6 07-18-2011 01:19 AM

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