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And yet more hand planes hitting the auction block Mathieson, Auburn Tool Co. ..oh and a brace too!!

519 days ago by LukieB

So, I have yet another generous Lumberjock who wishes to help out….I...

16 517 days ago
View Ron Harper's profile

Look what I found

518 days ago by Ron Harper

I found this at a local antique mall, complete with several chisels. Had ...

18 518 days ago
View Ron Harper's profile

Help with small project ideas.

518 days ago by Ron Harper

I want to help a mission in rural Appalachia by making small projects that th...

5 518 days ago
View Brett's profile

Working out of a tool chest?

520 days ago by Brett

Has anyone here built (or bought) a large toolchest for hand tools (the kind ...

29 518 days ago
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Just a thought from you all who use shop-made mallets?

519 days ago by Kaleb the Swede

Hi there, just made my first mallet. The plans called for leather on the fac...

15 518 days ago
View derosa's profile

sargent plane, how old and is it original?

522 days ago by derosa

Picked this up today for a 20.00, I believe it is a sargent 414c plan...

8 518 days ago
View Chris P's profile

Trash or Treasure?

519 days ago by Chris P

I recently ran across this CraigsList add that had some old tools for sale. ...

8 519 days ago
View PittsburghTim's profile

Source for Quality Handsaws

520 days ago by PittsburghTim

Does anyone out there have a reliable source for quality panel/carpenter saws...

7 519 days ago
View LukieB's profile

Vintage Stanley 98 Marking Gauge For Auction. Yet Another Generous LJ Helping Out

522 days ago by LukieB

Title says it all, I have yet another generous Lumberjock buddy who wants to ...

11 519 days ago
View Ahekma's profile

Stumbled accross this on CL

519 days ago by Ahekma

So while digging through CL i came accross this large collection of hand plan...

10 519 days ago
View Jackietreehorn's profile

What kind of hand plane is this?

520 days ago by Jackietreehorn

Aside from one of these being a Stanley…I found these at my uncles plac...

9 519 days ago
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533 days ago by Straightbowed

WHAT is the best way to get your plane scary sharp on a Roman Noodle budjet b...

27 519 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

What's your hand plane restoration philosophy?

523 days ago by Ripthorn

So I’ve got a few old planes that I am in the process of restoring/upda...

29 519 days ago
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

How to make these curved cuts with hand tools?

520 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop

Okay. The picture shows it all. This piece is from the turn of the ...

22 519 days ago
View lumberstuff's profile

hand tool kit for lumber->furniture, etc. while camping

521 days ago by lumberstuff

Hi all,So rather than whittling whilst camping, I figured I’d try somet...

12 520 days ago
View Everett1's profile

New Veritas Large Shoulder plane - no micro bevel?

521 days ago by Everett1

Sup folks, I just got a new Veritas Large Shoulder plane yesterday, i noti...

3 520 days ago
View Pimzedd's profile

Stanley 608 Bedrock Plan up for Auction, Need Advice

528 days ago by Pimzedd

I am going to an auction in about two hours. There is a Stanley 608 Bedrock ...

13 520 days ago
View Benvolio's profile

What's the link between Irwin and Record?

523 days ago by Benvolio

... So I know Record were a british company making good quality tools at some...

8 520 days ago
View botanist's profile

Selling Stanley 45, need some advice

521 days ago by botanist

I’ve got a Stanley 45 that I’m interested in selling and I was cu...

8 520 days ago
View LukieB's profile

Custom engraved hand plane for sale for a good cause!!!! Look!!! Auction Ends Feb 23

524 days ago by LukieB

And we have yet another generous Lumberjock who wants to help out the cause f...

26 521 days ago

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