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View CharlieM1958's profile

What is this plane?

546 days ago by CharlieM1958

This listing caught my eye, and I thought I’d throw it out here for dis...

37 545 days ago
View Mark828's profile

1867 Stanley Jointer Plane

548 days ago by Mark828

Picked this up at my local antique shop this morning for $40. Had to have it,...

3 546 days ago
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

I pick up a Vaughan 99 16oz rip hammer

546 days ago by Beginningwoodworker

I order me a Vaughan 99 Rip Hammer, but it came with some kind finish on hamm...

6 546 days ago
View botanist's profile

Help with identifying a plane

547 days ago by botanist

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

17 546 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Wooden smoothing Plane design?

547 days ago by 12strings

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

4 546 days ago
View Planeman40's profile

Hand planes for billionaires . . .

548 days ago by Planeman40

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

42 546 days ago
View JohnChung's profile

Stanley replacement blade.

548 days ago by JohnChung

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

9 547 days ago
View konnon6's profile

hand plane restoreation

547 days ago by konnon6

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

6 547 days ago
View Chris Peroni's profile

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

547 days ago by Chris Peroni

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

2 547 days ago
View layne's profile

Engraved Wayne Anderson

548 days ago by layne

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

6 547 days ago
View Kevin_WestCO's profile

Tool Sharpening

570 days ago by Kevin_WestCO

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

24 547 days ago
View Eddie's profile

Antique Hand Tool identification and value?

556 days ago by Eddie

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

18 547 days ago
View LukieB's profile

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

550 days ago by LukieB

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

11 548 days ago
View Holbs's profile

what are these shopsmith pieces?

548 days ago by Holbs

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

4 548 days ago
View Gatorjim's profile

Found in dads shed

550 days ago by Gatorjim

There in rough shape and in need of some TLC.

9 548 days ago
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549 days ago by bondogaposis

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

14 548 days ago
View Milo's profile

Hand Plane info sought

550 days ago by Milo

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

7 549 days ago
View kevinw's profile

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

767 days ago by kevinw

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

20 549 days ago
View Boatman53's profile

Tool box

551 days ago by Boatman53

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

35 549 days ago
View PittsburghTim's profile

Record Jointer Plane, Worth the Effort?

550 days ago by PittsburghTim

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

14 549 days ago

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