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View Reynie's profile

Help: Should I return my Wood River No 5

10-09-2015 03:12 PM by Reynie

Hey all, I’m fairly new to the site, and very new to woodworking. I ...

10 10-12-2015 02:51 PM
View MrRon's profile

What is the value of re-branded tools?

10-09-2015 06:58 PM by MrRon

I’m talking about tools that were marketed by stores like Sears and Mon...

8 10-11-2015 06:27 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Check out this saw

10-10-2015 05:12 PM by FancyShoes

Not sure what type it is, but its in great shape!

6 10-11-2015 12:29 AM
View jobewan's profile

East Coast Transplant - Where are the best picker spots in Bay Area?

10-09-2015 12:01 AM by jobewan

Hey Folks, I am somewhat of a new transplant out in the SF Bay Area –...

5 10-09-2015 10:44 PM
View realityinabox's profile

Got a real surprise in my dad's garage yesterday!

10-05-2015 03:38 PM by realityinabox

For as long as I can remember, my dad’s garage has been the home of a r...

16 10-09-2015 06:34 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Something new in my woodworking--I broke a chisel

09-03-2015 01:55 AM by CharlesA

I’ve had a set of Irwin Marples Chisels for about 3 or 4 years. I was ...

44 10-09-2015 04:17 PM
View MattB101's profile

How long do you look..?

06-19-2015 05:29 PM by MattB101

In your shop, how long do you search for a missing tool before you say the he...

71 10-05-2015 10:56 AM
View Wannabe WoodWorkers's profile

Plane Lever Cap Size

10-02-2015 07:49 PM by Wannabe WoodWorkers

Short version: Not ideal but can I use a 2” lever cap on a plane with 2...

6 10-04-2015 12:08 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Is this old stanley salvagable?

10-03-2015 10:33 PM by FancyShoes

I picked it up at a auction today for $2. I noticed it is pretty beat up, and...

5 10-04-2015 04:45 AM
View MissouriOutdoors88's profile

Looking for tools

10-04-2015 01:53 AM by MissouriOutdoors88

Hey fellow LJ’s, I am searching for folks on here who may have some ol...

1 10-04-2015 04:27 AM
View Biloute's profile

brands for decent hand planes

10-03-2015 04:17 AM by Biloute

I want to get a hand plane that’s decent in order to flatten rough sawn...

6 10-03-2015 06:36 PM
View BalsaWood's profile

Need help deciding between jack planes

09-30-2015 07:02 PM by BalsaWood

I currently do not own a jack plane and I’m looking to buy one. I am h...

56 10-02-2015 06:02 AM
View ferdrobert's profile

carter hand jointer

10-01-2015 07:03 PM by ferdrobert

i have just bought a electric carter hand jointer but can find no info on it...

1 10-01-2015 07:24 PM
View bdresch's profile

Small bevel gauge

10-01-2015 03:24 PM by bdresch

I am making a stool that includes several angled thru tennons. I started by ...

5 10-01-2015 06:04 PM
View Jeffjr02's profile

Hand Plane Restoration

09-08-2015 02:24 PM by Jeffjr02

Hi everyone. Thanks to the community of LJs here I recently took a wild left ...

45 10-01-2015 04:48 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Chipped Bedrock mouth a problem?

09-29-2015 10:55 PM by ColonelTravis

Got a Bedrock 604 on eBay for $36. Mouth is chipped but I thought – for...

3 10-01-2015 11:24 AM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

stanley 120

09-30-2015 09:01 PM by daddywoofdawg

I putting a stanley 120 back together,is it a bevel up or down?

4 10-01-2015 03:36 AM
View sme's profile

Can anyone identify these Marples Chisels?

09-30-2015 05:20 PM by sme

Hello, can anyone identify these as to whether they have good sheffield steel...

6 09-30-2015 09:33 PM
View federalist's profile

Has anyone tried "Freeway Picus" coping saws? They are Japanese.

09-30-2015 05:19 PM by federalist

I’ve been looking for a good coping saw. During my search, I came acro...

0 09-30-2015 05:19 PM
View CampD's profile

Drafting/Design tools, using - collecting

09-26-2015 04:30 PM by CampD

New page to compete with the – never happen – epic HPOD’s ...

14 09-30-2015 12:29 PM

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