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Mystery tool

07-21-2013 11:55 PM by DoctorJ

Does anyone know what this set of tools is used for? It looks like a tra...

13 07-22-2013 08:42 PM
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Antique Try Square Identification

07-15-2013 06:39 AM by gottobtrue

I recently picked up an antique try square at an estate sale. There are no m...

4 07-22-2013 03:03 AM
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Shapton Pro Stones Issue

07-16-2013 08:30 PM by hawkeyeguy83

Hi All, I recently picked up a set of 1K 5K and 8K Shapton Pro Stones. Ov...

14 07-21-2013 07:10 PM
View jusfine's profile

Free set of NEW chisels - cost of shipping only - one small catch...

06-14-2013 11:59 PM by jusfine

After recently purchasing a new set of chisels, I looked to make room for the...

31 07-20-2013 11:04 PM
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Is this normal for a Stanley no. 7?

07-20-2013 03:41 PM by JJohnston

Here are some side-by-side shots of a Stanley no. 5 and a no. 7. When the iro...

15 07-20-2013 10:21 PM
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Vintage Stanley Sweetheart #3 plane auction for a good cause!!

02-17-2013 03:47 AM by LukieB

A few days ago I posted a request on the Hand Plane of Your Dreams forum to s...

9 07-20-2013 09:17 PM
View Loren's profile (online now)

York pitch vs. middle pitch

07-15-2013 05:29 AM by Loren

In hand planes standard is 45 degrees. Almost all ironbench planes have this...

15 07-20-2013 04:42 PM
View Brett's profile

New blades old bow saws?

07-19-2013 04:50 PM by Brett

I occasionally see old bow saws for sale online. I’ve hesitated to buy ...

3 07-20-2013 02:30 PM
View rpx200's profile

Indentify my saw

07-19-2013 07:53 PM by rpx200

Hi everyone,Just started with restoring old saws etc and came across an old 1...

7 07-19-2013 10:11 PM
View natenaaron's profile

Marking gauge and Knife vs. Pencil

07-19-2013 06:33 PM by natenaaron

This is something I have been wondering about for a while. When I watch vide...

9 07-19-2013 07:20 PM
View Brandon's profile

Shop-made Tool Swap

04-05-2013 08:17 PM by Brandon

NOTICE: Don W has posted a new forum thread for the upcoming swap. See here: ...

1562 07-19-2013 04:11 PM
View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

Lets play "WHAT lS THIS"

07-17-2013 09:31 PM by joeyinsouthaustin

I just received a big lot of random and antique tools. So I will have severa...

5 07-18-2013 01:16 AM
View Dave11's profile

Trouble with chisel edge retention

07-14-2013 08:12 PM by Dave11

I recently bought a set of the new perfect-pattern chisels from LV, because t...

12 07-17-2013 03:14 PM
View lateralus819's profile

Adjustment screws work backwards?!

07-14-2013 02:33 AM by lateralus819

On both the planes i inherited from my grandfather, a #3 union mfg plane and ...

8 07-17-2013 01:20 AM
View Tenfingers58's profile

Fulton plane worth restoring?

07-15-2013 07:00 AM by Tenfingers58

At an estate sale I picked up a Fulton “Value Liner” hand plane, ...

8 07-16-2013 11:13 PM
View Tbolt's profile

Hitting the mother lode part two

07-15-2013 07:55 PM by Tbolt

Not so rusty gold tool gloat coming !!! While sitting quitely on my dock, ...

10 07-15-2013 10:55 PM
View rfusca's profile

Switching sharpening systems

07-15-2013 02:36 PM by rfusca

For my hand sharpening system, I’ve been doing scary sharp. I like the...

21 07-15-2013 07:59 PM
View Greg In Maryland's profile

Plane Making Questions

07-13-2013 01:22 PM by Greg In Maryland

Hi all, I am building a few planes for the hand plane swap. I plan to mak...

7 07-15-2013 12:36 AM
View shelly_b's profile

did i do good?moulding planes

07-10-2013 02:24 AM by shelly_b

just picked these up on ebay for $16.50+S&H. I feel like I got a really g...

23 07-14-2013 02:04 PM
View SeattleD's profile

"lot of 43 wood molding bench and plow planes - $200"

07-04-2013 09:50 PM by SeattleD

Came across this listing on Craigslist. I know virtually nothing about plane...

5 07-13-2013 04:54 PM

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