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Custom engraved hand plane for sale for a good cause!!!! Look!!! Auction Ends Feb 23

424 days ago by LukieB

And we have yet another generous Lumberjock who wants to help out the cause f...

26 421 days ago
View flyboy's profile

Transitional Plane care

422 days ago by flyboy

Hi. I just picked up a 27” Bridge Tool Co. Transitional plane. This is ...

13 421 days ago
View Bsmith's profile

Re-Square a square?

421 days ago by Bsmith

My “Big Box Store Square” is no longer square. I would like to pu...

1 421 days ago
View jhut's profile

North Bros. 1530a restoration help

422 days ago by jhut

I just picked up a North Bros. 1530a on ebay. It’s in pretty rough shap...

4 422 days ago
View mak's profile

Low cost tenon/carcass/backsaw

424 days ago by mak

I’m getting ready to cut some large tenons in construction lumber and I...

7 422 days ago
View Sawdustonmyshoulder's profile

Y'all Got an Idea What This Does? Or Is?

423 days ago by Sawdustonmyshoulder

I bought this item this week and wondering if any of you all had seen one...

18 422 days ago
View DouginVa's profile

Electrolysis and Nickel plating on tools

422 days ago by DouginVa

I just acquired a Stanley #55 molding plane that has a litttle rust on itR...

4 422 days ago
View CharlieM1958's profile

What is this plane?

423 days ago by CharlieM1958

This listing caught my eye, and I thought I’d throw it out here for dis...

37 423 days ago
View Mark828's profile

1867 Stanley Jointer Plane

426 days ago by Mark828

Picked this up at my local antique shop this morning for $40. Had to have it,...

3 424 days ago
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

I pick up a Vaughan 99 16oz rip hammer

424 days ago by Beginningwoodworker

I order me a Vaughan 99 Rip Hammer, but it came with some kind finish on hamm...

6 424 days ago
View botanist's profile

Help with identifying a plane

424 days ago by botanist

I’ve got way too many tools that I don’t use and not enough of th...

17 424 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Wooden smoothing Plane design?

424 days ago by 12strings

So, the shop-made planes thread has inspired me to make a wooden smoothing pl...

4 424 days ago
View Planeman40's profile

Hand planes for billionaires . . .

425 days ago by Planeman40

For the billionaire woodworker who has everything . . . http://www.holte...

42 424 days ago
View JohnChung's profile

Stanley replacement blade.

425 days ago by JohnChung

Hi, I have a post war Stanley 4 plane. The default plane works okay on sof...

9 424 days ago
View konnon6's profile

hand plane restoreation

425 days ago by konnon6

Does anybody know of any free videos on hand plane restoreation. I have thre...

6 424 days ago
View Chris Peroni's profile

They got me again! Wandered into store = what can you tell me about this block planer?

425 days ago by Chris Peroni

(Sorry ‘bout the rambling below. If you want to skip it my questions ar...

2 424 days ago
View layne's profile

Engraved Wayne Anderson

425 days ago by layne

Been awhile since I visited here but I thought you guys might like to see the...

6 425 days ago
View Kevin_WestCO's profile

Tool Sharpening

447 days ago by Kevin_WestCO

I’ve been working on trying to increase the amount of hand tools in my ...

24 425 days ago
View Eddie's profile

Antique Hand Tool identification and value?

434 days ago by Eddie

A seller near me is cleaning shop of his antique tool collection. I am a n...

18 425 days ago
View LukieB's profile

"Tricked out" Stanley #4 for sale! Another generous LJ helping out my brother in law!!

427 days ago by LukieB

So I have yet another fellow Jock who wants to help out. Don W has agreed to...

11 425 days ago

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