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Newbie: Plane Restoration

11-17-2016 09:47 PM by wilbrijo06

Hey all, I have a nice Bailey No. 8. It’s mostly good, but thereR...

14 11-21-2016 04:57 PM
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Kreg Automaxx sliding clamp

11-21-2016 02:46 PM by JackDuren

Anybody use them? Worth the money? Can they be cut down if a shorter length i...

1 11-21-2016 02:53 PM
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Barn Fresh 1930's wavy logo Craftsman Knuckle cap

11-20-2016 01:06 PM by adot45

At some point this plane will be in the “before and after” thread...

2 11-21-2016 12:36 PM
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Building a Hand Crank Drill Press

10-21-2016 12:58 PM by Ron Aylor

 In keeping with the “unplugged” motif, I want to build a hand crank drill pr...

99 11-20-2016 10:18 PM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley plane soles out of square

11-16-2016 01:21 AM by Marn64

Hey everybody,So I was tending to my planes today and I noticed that my two f...

12 11-20-2016 07:29 PM
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New hand planes

11-20-2016 01:42 AM by Thewade44

Went to the flea market and picked up these two hand planes to add to my smal...

1 11-20-2016 11:55 AM
View mspain77's profile

Restoring Sargent 714-C hand plane...BRASS PARTS??

11-20-2016 01:54 AM by mspain77

Hello guys,I came across a nice Sargent 714-C hand plane in an antique store ...

1 11-20-2016 11:52 AM
View UncannyValleyWoods's profile

Hand Plane Folks, How'd I do?

11-19-2016 06:28 PM by UncannyValleyWoods

I know essentially nothing about old planes, though I regularly read through ...

8 11-20-2016 02:20 AM
View Ben's profile

Chisel sharpening - edges are chipping

11-19-2016 10:51 PM by Ben

So I’ve just started using the Veritas MKII honing guide. I have some o...

3 11-20-2016 12:34 AM
View Ben's profile

Wagon vise vs. tail vise

11-15-2016 10:39 PM by Ben

Hoping some of you can weigh in on the pros/cons of each and what you persona...

20 11-19-2016 09:24 PM
View Marn64's profile

Another awesome tool gloat

11-18-2016 10:21 PM by Marn64

I got this little gem for 15 dollars at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore...

3 11-19-2016 05:05 PM
View yvrdennis's profile

Contamination in Shapton Stone???

11-18-2016 05:00 PM by yvrdennis

I have been wrestling with a sharpening problem for a long time now. All of ...

3 11-19-2016 03:22 PM
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Hand Tool Woodworking as Therapy

11-15-2016 04:28 PM by ADN

To: All (especially disabled veterans) Just returned from Rob Cosman’...

4 11-17-2016 06:15 AM
View Marn64's profile

Stanley 602 cleaning finished

11-15-2016 10:47 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody,I did it! I finally finished cleaning off that bedrock 602 type...

7 11-17-2016 04:16 AM
View Ocelot's profile

Ixion Crank Drill

11-12-2016 10:58 PM by Ocelot

Have any of you folks ever used an Ixion crank drill? I saw two of them on...

3 11-16-2016 05:08 PM
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Anyone have any knowledge about this Keen Kutter transition plane?

11-15-2016 02:46 PM by bondogaposis

I just picked this up at an antique store. I paid $25, it is in excellent sh...

9 11-16-2016 12:09 AM
View Axle505's profile

This is driving me crazy--need old tool ID

11-15-2016 08:39 PM by Axle505

This sash (I believe) mortising socket chisel is made by Greenlee, from Rockf...

3 11-15-2016 10:39 PM
View tnfishdaddy's profile

How To Restore

11-13-2016 06:11 PM by tnfishdaddy

I recently picked up a few hand tools from my father. Planes, saws, old...

12 11-14-2016 04:59 PM
View steveinaz's profile

Need help identifying this block plane

11-13-2016 10:29 PM by steveinaz

I just finished cleaning the rust off this tag sale rescue. No sign o...

9 11-14-2016 02:21 PM
View Axle505's profile

Swap meet auger bit set that took some work

11-13-2016 09:32 PM by Axle505

Irwin set, but there is a Stanley bit. The box was falling apart and the bits...

6 11-14-2016 01:22 AM

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