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View MrMenessis's profile

#6 Stanley restoration

09-23-2013 05:13 PM by MrMenessis

I picked up a #6 Stanley at the flea market. Started at getting the sole fl...

26 10-02-2013 10:37 AM
View shinju's profile

dewalt vault is open

10-01-2013 08:42 PM by shinju

well it has been a while since i posted anything,been busy with a move and se...

0 10-01-2013 08:42 PM
View jap's profile

Veritas® Apron Plane mouth opening to big?

09-28-2013 10:01 PM by jap

I’m thinking of getting a small block plane. I was looking at Veritas o...

4 10-01-2013 02:57 AM
View Kevin Wells's profile

Stanley Bedrock 606

09-29-2013 03:16 PM by Kevin Wells

I recently received my Great Grandfather’s hand tools. Among them is a ...

11 10-01-2013 02:55 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Residue from rust removal

09-28-2013 06:01 PM by Benvolio

I have some old auger bits that I left over night (as per instructions) in a ...

5 09-29-2013 11:45 PM
View Don W's profile

Making a Plane. Swap the knowledge

07-14-2013 12:04 PM by Don W

I’m going to start this but want Everyone to pitch in. I haven’t...

218 09-29-2013 10:38 PM
View planeBill's profile

laminated and tapered Butcher plane blade

08-28-2013 01:41 AM by planeBill

I know someone else had to have seen these on ebay. I bought an old Butcher (...

3 09-29-2013 04:16 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Fixing misplaced dowel hole

09-29-2013 04:16 AM by lateralus819

So i had a whoopsie on my plane, forgot to account for the radius of the dowe...

0 09-29-2013 04:16 AM
View Texchappy's profile

Cleaning the little woodbits out the crannies in metal planes

09-28-2013 10:58 PM by Texchappy

I’ve really been enjoying my new Veritas bench planes but this leads t...

2 09-29-2013 12:01 AM
View lateralus819's profile

1/8" each side too much for lateral adjustment on woodie?

09-28-2013 06:13 PM by lateralus819

I’ve 2 near completed jointers, each has 1/8” each side for adjus...

5 09-28-2013 10:58 PM
View A10GAC's profile

Off Center Split Nuts

09-27-2013 03:27 PM by A10GAC

Anyone have a method for removing off center split nuts without destroying th...

11 09-28-2013 05:12 PM
View wastedalf's profile

Handsaw: Pickerington Hardware?

09-28-2013 03:43 AM by wastedalf

I picked up some old hand saws at an estate auction recently. One is marked o...

3 09-28-2013 01:34 PM
View Ben's profile

In the market for chisels

09-24-2013 10:24 PM by Ben

I’m in the market for a real set of chisels. I have some vintage Wither...

16 09-28-2013 04:00 AM
View unbob's profile

Old drafting machines

09-26-2013 03:47 PM by unbob

I know these things are prehistoric, but I still like using them.I found ...

7 09-28-2013 01:04 AM
View Tedstor's profile

Save my tools!!

09-27-2013 06:18 PM by Tedstor

So I moved into a new home in June. My workshop is in my two-car garage which...

8 09-27-2013 07:28 PM
View Randy_ATX's profile

How to ID age of 2 stanely planes I have AND how to catch the plane fever

09-18-2013 05:05 PM by Randy_ATX

I have these two Stanley planes a # 5 and # 7. I picked them up used years a...

17 09-27-2013 05:36 PM
View BruceB08's profile

I can not figure out what this item is.......Any help would be appreciated

09-04-2013 07:27 AM by BruceB08

Any help ID’ing this would be appreciated

18 09-27-2013 04:39 PM
View woodenwarrior's profile

#4 1/2 Stanley dilemma

09-23-2013 10:10 AM by woodenwarrior

Okay, here’s the deal. I was given my Great-Great Grandfather’s ...

39 09-27-2013 02:41 PM
View JJohnston's profile

Anybody know anything about this brace?

09-25-2013 02:08 AM by JJohnston

The only marking is “No. 1210” on the upper arm. It has a man...

5 09-27-2013 12:10 PM
View Ray's profile

Yankee 41 drill question

09-26-2013 03:16 AM by Ray

A yankee 41 push drill was a freebee with the 605 1/2. I am soaking it in vin...

1 09-26-2013 01:41 PM

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