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Fix warped plane blade?

05-31-2013 01:00 PM by Scrape

I recently acquired an old no. 6 plane in great shape except for one thing: a...

11 07-20-2015 02:15 AM
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Hand Plane ID

01-13-2015 05:14 AM by Joel_B

A friend of mine picked up this plane.It appears to be a no 5 jack plane from...

19 07-19-2015 07:43 PM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

pre-carter student

06-28-2015 02:41 PM by daddywoofdawg

I was in school before jimmy carter tried to make the us metric,but do to the...

131 07-19-2015 12:10 PM
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What is this?

07-18-2015 01:41 AM by papajon

I’m stumped. Thought at first it was for corrugating tin. What sa...

6 07-18-2015 09:19 AM
View JoeinGa's profile

MY favorite hammer

06-17-2015 04:07 PM by JoeinGa

I cant find a similar thread that was posted just a few weeks ago. Someone (...

19 07-17-2015 05:57 PM
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2 speed breast drill

07-16-2015 08:08 PM by oltexasboy1

A few weeks ago I bought a 2 speed breast drill, at a flea market, that I hav...

7 07-17-2015 04:28 PM
View gdpolk's profile

Favorite rust remover for hand tools

06-23-2015 01:36 AM by gdpolk

Whats your favorite rust remover to use when restoring old hand tools from an...

26 07-17-2015 03:50 AM
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LN Sharpening Jig

07-13-2015 03:14 AM by BubbaIBA

I do almost all my sharpening freehand but because the pig stickers are a dif...

2 07-17-2015 02:59 AM
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Veritas Plow Plane

09-17-2012 01:55 PM by Straightbowed

Just a question I just ordered tha plow plane and waiting for it to come in, ...

24 07-16-2015 11:15 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

Rust triage

07-15-2015 07:26 PM by Combo Prof

I am drowning in collected hand tools. So many it is difficult to find place...

15 07-16-2015 08:45 PM
View Mattyboy's profile

Small Combo Square Needs Knurled Nut and Spring

07-10-2015 04:58 AM by Mattyboy

Some months ago I found this 6” Brown & Sharpe combo square at a ga...

11 07-14-2015 12:08 AM
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Plane gift from brother-in-law

07-13-2015 08:48 PM by RobS888

Went up to Ont. for a wedding and while there my brother-in-law gave me these...

7 07-13-2015 09:49 PM
View cdaulton's profile

Need suggestions for filling a tool box

07-06-2015 07:24 PM by cdaulton

I just found out that I am being deployed around the first of the year and I ...

6 07-13-2015 07:48 AM
View Luthierman's profile

Stanley No. 1, What is it's use?

07-12-2015 01:00 PM by Luthierman

I have been reading at great length about the No.1 trying to figure out what ...

17 07-13-2015 01:17 AM
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vintage stanley refurb

07-03-2015 06:11 PM by willhime

In the photos, you can see that the only auxillery piece for the stanley #78 ...

5 07-12-2015 11:26 PM
View loiblb's profile

Low Angle Jack Plane

07-11-2015 10:23 PM by loiblb

Low Angle Jack Plane Any real difference between Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Jac...

13 07-12-2015 07:57 PM
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First tool kit?

07-05-2015 03:04 PM by bandit571

Ok, say you would like to start out making things out of….wood. You h...

19 07-12-2015 04:27 AM
View Sunstealer73's profile

Hand Plane Questions

07-10-2015 01:53 AM by Sunstealer73

I’m working on a new bench and trying to get prepared to flatten the to...

23 07-12-2015 01:43 AM
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Used Block Planes

07-06-2015 07:23 PM by onoitsmatt

I buy pretty much all of my hand tools from yard sales and antique shops. I&...

5 07-11-2015 11:04 AM
View Luthierman's profile

Stanley No. 2

06-04-2015 11:09 PM by Luthierman

First time post, long time lurker. I searched for a while on this site as ...

21 07-10-2015 07:29 PM

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