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View botanist's profile

Help with identifying a plane

518 days ago by botanist

I’ve got way too many tools that I don’t use and not enough of th...

17 518 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Wooden smoothing Plane design?

518 days ago by 12strings

So, the shop-made planes thread has inspired me to make a wooden smoothing pl...

4 518 days ago
View Planeman40's profile

Hand planes for billionaires . . .

519 days ago by Planeman40

For the billionaire woodworker who has everything . . . http://www.holte...

42 518 days ago
View JohnChung's profile

Stanley replacement blade.

519 days ago by JohnChung

Hi, I have a post war Stanley 4 plane. The default plane works okay on sof...

9 518 days ago
View konnon6's profile

hand plane restoreation

519 days ago by konnon6

Does anybody know of any free videos on hand plane restoreation. I have thre...

6 518 days ago
View Chris Peroni's profile

They got me again! Wandered into store = what can you tell me about this block planer?

519 days ago by Chris Peroni

(Sorry ‘bout the rambling below. If you want to skip it my questions ar...

2 518 days ago
View layne's profile

Engraved Wayne Anderson

519 days ago by layne

Been awhile since I visited here but I thought you guys might like to see the...

6 519 days ago
View Kevin_WestCO's profile

Tool Sharpening

541 days ago by Kevin_WestCO

I’ve been working on trying to increase the amount of hand tools in my ...

24 519 days ago
View Eddie's profile

Antique Hand Tool identification and value?

528 days ago by Eddie

A seller near me is cleaning shop of his antique tool collection. I am a n...

18 519 days ago
View LukieB's profile

"Tricked out" Stanley #4 for sale! Another generous LJ helping out my brother in law!!

521 days ago by LukieB

So I have yet another fellow Jock who wants to help out. Don W has agreed to...

11 519 days ago
View Holbs's profile

what are these shopsmith pieces?

520 days ago by Holbs

While using my Lervad bench i bought at an auction before Christmas, i never ...

4 520 days ago
View Gatorjim's profile

Found in dads shed

522 days ago by Gatorjim

There in rough shape and in need of some TLC.

9 520 days ago
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520 days ago by bondogaposis

I’m in the market for a new hacksaw. I find myself cutting metal more ...

14 520 days ago
View Milo's profile

Hand Plane info sought

522 days ago by Milo

While I am waiting to be able to get started on my new shop, I thought I̵...

7 520 days ago
View kevinw's profile

Fine tuning a mitre box that doesn't cut vertically correctly

739 days ago by kevinw

Hoping someone here can help me figure something out. I use an old mitre box ...

20 521 days ago
View Boatman53's profile

Tool box

522 days ago by Boatman53

I found this little (10” x 14” x 31/2”) box on a non woodwo...

35 521 days ago
View PittsburghTim's profile

Record Jointer Plane, Worth the Effort?

521 days ago by PittsburghTim

I just finished tuning a Millers Falls #8 plane (Picture below) and am ve...

14 521 days ago
View Ripthorn's profile

Why are smoothers shorter?

529 days ago by Ripthorn

So I have started getting in to hand planes recently and have found several i...

5 521 days ago
View Benvolio's profile

The rare two part Stanley #71

524 days ago by Benvolio

So this arrived in the post from ebay today. yeah. I’ve reque...

23 522 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Waterstones are messy!

522 days ago by 12strings

So, I got my first waterstones (1000 & 6000) for Christmas, and just got ...

2 522 days ago

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