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View Don W's profile

Any idea what this plane is for?

04-29-2018 11:05 AM by Don W

A tools dealer friend asked me what this was for. He bought it because it was...

17 05-01-2018 05:10 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

Vintage Hand Planes OTHER Than Stanley

04-24-2018 03:32 PM by CRAIGCLICK

SO I’ve been looking at a lot of hand planes. I’m seeing a lot o...

11 05-01-2018 02:40 AM
View jtrz's profile

Odd little hand plane

04-26-2018 05:45 AM by jtrz

I randomly found this plane and even though I was pretty sure it wasn’t...

6 05-01-2018 01:07 AM
View toolingfooling's profile

Plain advice on Planes

04-30-2018 05:57 PM by toolingfooling

Hello all, I’ve restored mainly axes, eggbeater style drills, braces and a fe...

9 04-30-2018 11:48 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

Restoration Question Re. Union Hand Plane

04-30-2018 09:28 PM by CRAIGCLICK

Hi all. I’ve started the resto on this plane and the big bit is curr...

3 04-30-2018 10:00 PM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

Woo Hoo!!! Got My First Hand Plane!

04-29-2018 11:56 PM by CRAIGCLICK

I’ve been looking for some hand planes. Saw on ad on C-list Friday Mor...

5 04-30-2018 01:31 PM
View Tod's profile

Trying to use a Columbian quick release bench vise

04-23-2018 02:38 PM by Tod

I have an old Columbian quick release bench vise 7” wide at the top, 8&...

6 04-29-2018 06:18 PM
View toolingfooling's profile

Hello All, from Northwest Missouri!

04-29-2018 02:23 PM by toolingfooling

I plan on frequenting this place quite often, I’ve lurked for way too long, b...

5 04-29-2018 05:23 PM
View adot45's profile

Flea Market Finds

04-28-2018 07:59 PM by adot45

Well, here’s what I got for my $20 bill…...a 60 1/2…a Starr...

8 04-29-2018 04:39 PM
View Andre's profile

Hand Saws, New or Old?

04-19-2018 05:50 AM by Andre

Having a hard time deciding if I should buy a new Pax hand saw or to try and ...

14 04-26-2018 04:07 PM
View paulmon's profile

Making a Rebate Plane

04-25-2018 05:06 AM by paulmon

I would imagine that this is old hat to some folks here, but it is the first ...

3 04-25-2018 01:42 PM
View Rockingm69's profile

Trying to identify block plane

04-23-2018 12:42 PM by Rockingm69

I picked up this plane the other day along with a Stanley No. 220. So far I h...

10 04-25-2018 02:13 AM
View ThePeoplesWoodshop's profile

Atkins 490 One man timber saw

04-21-2018 01:01 PM by ThePeoplesWoodshop

So I am reconditioning this beauty that i borrowed from my mother in law ...

8 04-24-2018 11:26 AM
View jtrockboy's profile

Need Help Identifying Makers Mark On 60 Year Old Trowel

04-24-2018 01:23 AM by jtrockboy

Have tried to research the makers mark/company logo on this 60+ year old trow...

2 04-24-2018 02:07 AM
View CRAIGCLICK's profile

Hand Planes...Low Angle Vs. Standard

04-16-2018 04:23 PM by CRAIGCLICK

I have been looking at picking up a couple of bench planes for the shop. I&#...

19 04-23-2018 11:05 PM
View Lazyman's profile

I am trying to verify whether you CAN have too many clamps...

04-22-2018 02:35 AM by Lazyman

Yeah you guessed it . A tool gloat. My wife called me this morning and to...

24 04-23-2018 10:54 PM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Spoke Shave Sharpening

04-21-2018 08:32 PM by Gerald Thompson

I have a couple of Wood Joy shaves. I have a devil of a time holding the smal...

1 04-22-2018 07:07 AM
View zippymorocco's profile

Cleaning up old Starrett Tools

04-18-2018 11:25 PM by zippymorocco

I was just given all of these wonderful tools. Most of them are Starrett...

12 04-20-2018 03:00 PM
View JP4LSU's profile

Diamond Stones (Continuous Sharpening Stone)

04-19-2018 05:47 PM by JP4LSU

I currently have a Norton 250 8×3 waterstone and Nainawa 1000-3000 grit....

3 04-20-2018 01:10 PM
View danjo3's profile

Chisel & Plane Iron Sharpening Stone Suggestions

04-07-2018 03:02 PM by danjo3

Hello everyone! This is my first post on this site. I’ve been looking ...

12 04-19-2018 05:42 PM

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