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Stanley plane ID

532 days ago by ernie

New to Lumberjocks, new to woodworking. Have two planes from G Grandfather in...

11 521 days ago
View widdle's profile

Leather strop source

523 days ago by widdle

Wondering if there is a certain type or grade of leather that makes a good st...

6 522 days ago
View jimig11's profile

Cheap hong Kong style planer

523 days ago by jimig11

Hi all, virgin poster here, long time lurker lol. So I broke the cardinal rul...

3 522 days ago
View Brett's profile

Face vise: why is the screw off center?

526 days ago by Brett

Many traditional face vises look like this: The lead screw is not cent...

7 522 days ago
View Benvolio's profile

Stanley Planes Before the Advancing Screw

523 days ago by Benvolio

so are these valuable/rare?? I saw one at a flea market today – Stan...

2 522 days ago
View All10fingers's profile

New vs vintage Stanley planes

525 days ago by All10fingers

Hello jocks! I have a question regarding the brand new, UK made Stanley 78 p...

23 523 days ago
View michaelsgarage's profile

my new stanley sweetheart low angle jack plane.

523 days ago by michaelsgarage

today my first quality hand plane came in the mail. i was wondering how to ta...

4 523 days ago
View lumberjoe's profile

Corsair hand planes?

798 days ago by lumberjoe

In rummaging through my dads garage the other day looking for a flat file, I ...

15 523 days ago
View Ron Harper's profile

Shooting plane in the Krenov style

523 days ago by Ron Harper

Anybody made a Krenov style shooting plane. If so, would you share some parti...

1 523 days ago
View JustJoe's profile

Surface Grinding Plane Soles - Need a pic please

524 days ago by JustJoe

I’m at that sweet nexus where my woodworking hobby, metalworking hobby,...

9 523 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Honestly now, do you switch saws?

524 days ago by 12strings

In the following cases…. 1. Cutting out the side waste after using y...

8 523 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Diamond stone sharpening

765 days ago by 12strings

Does anybody use diamond stones exclusively for sharpening? (ie, not followi...

16 524 days ago
View dpjeansonne's profile

workbench MDF top using bench holdfasts

524 days ago by dpjeansonne

I am looking onto building a bench using MDF layers for the top. I assume it ...

6 524 days ago
View hiswillus's profile

Cut clean up...

526 days ago by hiswillus

Ok, so I’m a bit down because last night I was sawing up some construct...

16 524 days ago
View needshave's profile

Wilton Bench Vices

524 days ago by needshave

Another school has eliminated their Industrial Arts Program and I was fortuna...

1 524 days ago
View trippcasey's profile

New to me Stanley Planes

526 days ago by trippcasey

I posted a month or so ago asking about good beginner hand planes on a budget...

11 525 days ago
View Millo's profile

marking gauges: veritas dual-shaft vs. tite-mark

818 days ago by Millo

I was considering getting the veritas gauge, when I thought, “hmm, MAYB...

5 525 days ago
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Stanley No 5, Type 19

526 days ago by Rmckee47

I use vintage bench planes mainly Stanley Bedrocks from the teens or twenties...

3 526 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

Favorite Shooting Plane That Isn't LA Jack

528 days ago by Ripthorn

So I am going to be making myself a shooting board soon and wanted to know wh...

6 526 days ago
View rkober's profile

Is the #8 jointer plane to large? Do you use one?

562 days ago by rkober

I’ve been watching a #8 Lie Nielsen on Craigslist for a while now. He&...

26 526 days ago

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