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Modernized Yankee Radio Tool set

464 days ago by jamesicus

Some of you may remember how I set about to assemble a North Bros. Yankee No....

1 464 days ago
View hiswillus's profile

Sealing and flattening your MDF bench

480 days ago by hiswillus

So I was advised against MDF as a bench top after it was to late. I’m ...

51 465 days ago
View JJohnston's profile

Somebody with a Stanley 45 in the original wooden box?

466 days ago by JJohnston

I just got one of these, complete except for the original box. Could somebody...

4 465 days ago
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Dad's D-8

466 days ago by Gerald Thompson

Mike Allen in Carlsbad, CA refurbished my Dad’s D-8. It was mad...

2 466 days ago
View doitnut's profile

hand plane question

467 days ago by doitnut

After my father passed I found 2 hand planes, one incomplete, among his hand ...

6 466 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

This Week's Vintage Iron: Additions to my Smorgasbord

467 days ago by poopiekat

I’ve managed to miss every annual show in this little farm town about 2...

11 466 days ago
View Don W's profile

Identity of this Stanley #5 1/4

748 days ago by Don W

This is a 5 1/4 Stanley I picked up at a flea market today. It doesn’t ...

19 467 days ago
View Mark's profile

The joys of planing

469 days ago by Mark

I’ve never tried to flatten a board with a hand plane, never mind a tab...

6 467 days ago
View ArtRafael's profile

"New" Chisle set

468 days ago by ArtRafael

I finally got a chisel set for my tool collection – tool steel (Case ha...

5 467 days ago
View felkadelic's profile

Source for Plane Knob and Tote Bolts

468 days ago by felkadelic

I have a #4 Stanley with some really shoddy looking/stripped out bolts. Is t...

4 468 days ago
View Peteyb's profile

WoodRiver V3 #5 Hand Plane Help

472 days ago by Peteyb

I just bought this thing last night. This is the first hand plane that I...

40 468 days ago
View mak's profile

Work Sharp or Water Stones

472 days ago by mak

Since sharpening seems to be a Coke versus Pepsi kind of personal preference,...

12 468 days ago
View Tugboater78's profile

wooden planes need some TLC help?

469 days ago by Tugboater78

i bid on a lot on Ebay and won some wooden hand planes, marking gauges and sa...

7 468 days ago
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1 469 days ago
View Dave11's profile

Jointing 8 foot long boards with handplanes

477 days ago by Dave11

So I’m continuing to learn to true and joint lumber using only handplan...

10 469 days ago
View dpjeansonne's profile

installing metal screw for leg vise

470 days ago by dpjeansonne

I bought a metal screw (LV tail vise screw) to use in my build of the leg vis...

4 469 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

Re-Filling in a Ruler Etch

472 days ago by Ripthorn

I won a Starrett 12” rule on ebay and it was pretty dirty. I gave it a...

10 471 days ago
View toolmike's profile

Tool auctions

472 days ago by toolmike

Hi, Has anyone had any experience with Martin Donnelly Tool Auctions? I...

1 471 days ago
View adamclyde's profile

Gifts from my dad - a whole drawer full of hand tools

472 days ago by adamclyde

Christmas came really early this year. I have been building out my shop since...

14 471 days ago
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Japanese Plane Misconception

476 days ago by Timberwerks

I thought this recent post may interest some here as well: http://djofurnitur...

1 472 days ago

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