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Alternative Sources For Vintage Hand Planes

04-20-2014 05:27 PM by poopiekat

Just in case you’re not accumulating your vintage tools fast enough to ...

6 04-23-2014 12:47 AM
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04-21-2014 12:53 PM by JohnChung

I had quite a trouble trying to get the dovetail right and tight. I was using...

3 04-21-2014 02:34 PM
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Does camellia oil go bad?

04-20-2014 11:40 PM by ColonelTravis

Got some at an Asian grocery store, and by “some” I mean “e...

7 04-21-2014 05:40 AM
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Edlerly Stanley #5 - How flat is enoough?

04-20-2014 05:14 PM by DrPuk2U

Long ago I came into possession of an old (but not classic) Stanley #5. Says...

7 04-20-2014 09:32 PM
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What's wrong with my hand planing technique?

04-20-2014 01:04 AM by Schoffleine

I get this pattern a lot where I begin my strokes.

9 04-20-2014 09:24 PM
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William Marples and Sons woodworking tools

08-11-2012 10:56 PM by jamesicus

I finally obtained a 1972 catalogue (a most significant reference) and that h...

9 04-20-2014 08:26 PM
View Trey's profile

Ordered some chisels today.

04-09-2014 01:13 AM by Trey,41504 Needles...

39 04-20-2014 04:07 AM
View Paul's profile

Free is always a score!

04-18-2014 04:20 AM by Paul

I visited a client today for a consult on some outdoor upper cabinet units sh...

11 04-20-2014 03:50 AM
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Stanley #4 Type 13?

04-18-2014 02:50 PM by Bugnurd

Hi internet,So I’ve been looking for a #4 to restore into a user for a ...

13 04-19-2014 06:27 PM
View swoper's profile

transitional plane refurbish

04-18-2014 06:33 PM by swoper

Hi everyone just got a Stanley 31 off EBAY was very surprised that the sole i...

6 04-19-2014 12:17 PM
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Hand tool only forum?

04-12-2014 04:21 AM by .

Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows of a forum that is 100% hand tool on...

54 04-18-2014 11:08 PM
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Sargent 107 Block Plane Gloat

04-17-2014 05:08 PM by Vincent Nocito

I found this Sargent block plane in an antique store for $10.80. I...

6 04-18-2014 09:44 PM
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Anyone use this as a marking knife?

04-18-2014 04:43 AM by Ray

I have been looking at marking knives and find the thin ones designed for sma...

9 04-18-2014 04:52 PM
View Shahidan's profile

Record plane No.5

04-18-2014 03:20 AM by Shahidan

At a flea market I saw Record plane No.5 priced at Rm200.00 (US$65.00. The pl...

2 04-18-2014 01:02 PM
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Squaring case sides with hand tools

04-17-2014 10:25 PM by 12strings

How do you hand-toolers square large case sides with hand tools? I’m s...

3 04-18-2014 04:39 AM
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Help with Miller Falls Plane

04-17-2014 01:13 PM by MBD

Good Morning fellow LJ’s, I need some help with my first hand plane exp...

6 04-17-2014 04:19 PM
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Stanly #80 Cabinet Scraper or Veritas?

04-16-2014 04:11 AM by rustynails

I am taking a class in a few months at Mark Adams School of Woodworking on bo...

6 04-17-2014 01:52 PM
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Narex Bench Chisels Questions

04-14-2014 07:17 AM by Bigtones

Hello again, So I have decided to purchase my first “real” set...

11 04-17-2014 12:56 PM
View lunn's profile

Stanley plane

03-30-2014 07:30 PM by lunn

Got back from the flea mkt. found a Stanley 10 1/2 plane in fair condition mi...

19 04-17-2014 02:22 AM
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Spray painting a hand plane

04-11-2014 11:47 PM by athomas5009

I’m spray painting a hand plane with SW alkyd / oil rust inhibiting spr...

4 04-17-2014 01:31 AM

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