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Sargent VBM 418 plane markings

04-19-2017 10:08 PM by macmurf

I have 18” plane with Sargent VBM stamped on the plane cap, the number ...

27 05-11-2017 12:09 PM
View matlock_50's profile

How do I prevent flash rust after electrolysis but before painting?

01-10-2013 08:53 PM by matlock_50

I am restoring an old Stanley no.8 that probably should have been used for pa...

37 05-08-2017 08:56 AM
View M0t0r's profile

Help Identify Hand Brace Drill

05-06-2017 04:44 AM by M0t0r

Hi, I just bought this Hand Brace Drill. It has not markings and I have not b...

2 05-07-2017 11:46 PM
View BPatterson's profile

Replacement Brace Jaws

05-07-2017 05:38 PM by BPatterson

I have two braces, one is a Miller’s Falls I picked up on Craigslist an...

6 05-07-2017 10:17 PM
View Davevand's profile

Hand Plane adjustment

12-21-2016 07:04 PM by Davevand

HiI have a #3 plane that I am setting up. When I try to adjust the plane to u...

7 05-07-2017 07:07 PM
View fritzer1210's profile

jorgensen screw thread

05-06-2017 04:45 AM by fritzer1210

dropped and bent one of the threaded rods for my Jorgensen 8” hand scre...

6 05-07-2017 04:07 AM
View xmastree's profile

Record 52 1/2 vise question

09-21-2015 01:39 AM by xmastree

Hello all. Welcome to my first long-winded post.I’ve been hanging aroun...

10 05-06-2017 06:48 PM
View tcarswell's profile

LN no.4 or veritas no.4 custom pmv11?

04-23-2017 07:06 PM by tcarswell

Title says it all. If I go with the LN I’d go with the bronze. Any tho...

22 05-06-2017 06:10 PM
View Ben's profile (online now)

Prepping drawer parts, question

05-05-2017 09:45 PM by Ben

Hey all, I’m curious to ask you: When doing something like a smal...

4 05-06-2017 04:26 PM
View Ben's profile (online now)

Veritas Wheel Marking Gauge

05-05-2017 12:09 AM by Ben

Just received this today and put it to use marking some hard maple drawer sid...

14 05-06-2017 11:23 AM
View r33tc0w's profile

Wilton Vise Gloat

05-02-2017 06:44 PM by r33tc0w

$25 make you holla

8 05-06-2017 04:21 AM
View Walt's profile

Look into for a front knob replacement

04-30-2017 10:57 PM by Walt

Anyone have a good source to get plane handle replacements?

12 05-06-2017 12:46 AM
View Holbs's profile

Cat urine on wooden hand planes. Ug!

04-30-2017 09:11 PM by Holbs

Ooops! Saturday I accidentally left back patio door open while in the garage...

31 05-04-2017 10:00 PM
View rolandstronghammer's profile

One plane with multiple blades or multiple planes?

05-03-2017 03:16 PM by rolandstronghammer

I have a Stanley No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane. I used it intially to flatted ...

9 05-04-2017 02:29 PM
View Tedstor's profile

Too Price Conscious??

07-10-2011 07:13 PM by Tedstor

Hypothetical question about vintage/user tools:Lets say you were in an antiqu...

49 05-03-2017 07:03 PM
View WayneC's profile

How is your testosterone level?

07-26-2011 10:16 PM by WayneC

I saw this quote today while reading The Anarchist's Tool chest and it got me...

49 05-03-2017 05:25 PM
View onoitsmatt's profile

Low Angle Jack Planes

05-02-2017 01:27 AM by onoitsmatt

I’m looking at getting a low angle jack plane. Seems like the only thi...

20 05-03-2017 02:49 PM
View diverlloyd's profile

Clamp storage?

11-03-2016 03:38 PM by diverlloyd

So what are everyone’s ideas on storing your clamps? As you can see...

33 05-03-2017 12:21 PM
View SpaceAgePlane's profile

Would anyone buy a "set" of Hand Saws?

05-02-2017 02:04 AM by SpaceAgePlane

Hi guys, this is my first post to the “forum”, so forgive me if I...

22 05-03-2017 05:30 AM
View Maximus71's profile

Nail Puller

05-02-2017 01:21 AM by Maximus71

My son is working on a project (I’m supervising). he is repairing/rest...

5 05-02-2017 02:40 PM

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