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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
View fatman51's profile

Just another old smoothing plane identification attempt

09-27-2015 06:51 AM by fatman51

This plane has a 2 inch wide iron, it is 9-1/...

5 09-30-2015 04:45 AM
View Shopteacher92's profile

Market for Shepherd hand planes

09-28-2015 02:36 PM by Shopteacher92

So, Some shepherd infill hand planes (smoothing and shoulder) have come my wa...

9 09-29-2015 09:14 PM
View BigJohn's profile

Advice on shaker table

09-29-2015 04:44 PM by BigJohn

I know this is a hand tool thread but I made it with all hand tools if that c...

3 09-29-2015 07:15 PM
View cpd011's profile

Dad, why do you like rusty things?

09-26-2015 02:49 AM by cpd011

Being from Chicago and having two young children I don’t get out to the...

6 09-29-2015 05:09 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Back to the Leg Vise

09-26-2015 09:19 PM by BubbaIBA

MsBubba gave marching orders over morning coffee for me to make a portable be...

1 09-28-2015 08:40 PM
View Dominik Matus's profile

Metal sheet grater

09-03-2015 09:21 PM by Dominik Matus

Hello guys!I have a question to you. My friend has really awesome hand tool. ...

15 09-28-2015 02:24 PM
View Matt's profile

What is this tool?

09-25-2015 07:59 PM by Matt

The father of a family friend died recently and this friend asked if I would ...

6 09-26-2015 06:05 PM
View Robertd's profile

Rounding out my Wood Working skill set.

09-19-2015 03:29 PM by Robertd

I have been woodworking for years on and off. I have always been intimidated ...

8 09-26-2015 10:30 AM

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