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View Spratley's profile

Can anyone shed light on the Kordon Company of Cleveland, Ohio

08-29-2012 08:35 PM by Spratley

Does anyone know about this company? Don’t bother googling it, all you...

1 08-14-2014 03:16 PM
View comboprof's profile

Tool handles and boiled linseed oil questions.

08-14-2014 12:49 AM by comboprof

I have a few quick questions when soaking newly sanded vintage handles in BLO...

2 08-14-2014 01:07 AM
View HibbittyDibbitty's profile

Tuning up chisels - a quick [probably stupid] question

08-13-2014 12:45 AM by HibbittyDibbitty

I fully understand how dumb some of you will think I am for asking this quest...

17 08-14-2014 12:38 AM
View Ericc22's profile

Miter Box advise

08-09-2014 03:03 PM by Ericc22

Greetings, I am interested in purchasing a dead-on miter box. I will use i...

6 08-12-2014 03:50 AM
View Chuckiep268's profile

Masterforce F clamp vs. bessey tradesman clamp

02-17-2014 03:00 AM by Chuckiep268

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Menards Masterforce F c...

11 08-12-2014 03:45 AM
View Billy E's profile

Trying to decide on first (maybe only) handplane

08-05-2014 05:19 PM by Billy E

I’m trying to decide between a jack plane (15”) and a jointer pla...

31 08-11-2014 05:33 PM
View kyscroller's profile

Question on a Craftsman Plane

08-10-2014 12:39 AM by kyscroller

I picked up a Craftsman hand plane today for $10.00. Hope I didn’t do t...

6 08-11-2014 09:17 AM
View txn's profile

what are these worth?

08-09-2014 10:09 PM by txn

Got the square bench dogs out of a barn a few months ago and had plans to bui...

7 08-10-2014 12:27 PM
View Brendon's profile

Thomas Falconer Plow

08-07-2014 06:52 PM by Brendon

Hi everyone,Has anybody got any information on the Thomas Falconer Plow plane...

2 08-10-2014 07:16 AM
View Ripthorn's profile

Why Are Plow Plane Irons So Tapered?

02-14-2014 04:38 PM by Ripthorn

I have this odd hankering to try building a plow plane. Only twist is that I...

7 08-09-2014 09:25 PM
View spclPatrolGroup's profile

Effective workbench size, portability

08-05-2014 05:10 AM by spclPatrolGroup

I am going to build a new workbench. It gets too cold in the winter to be in ...

10 08-09-2014 02:41 PM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Tongue & Groove planes

08-08-2014 06:53 PM by Grasshopper000

Hey folks, I have a hankering for getting a T&G plane for some projects. ...

3 08-08-2014 07:52 PM
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Millers Falls 10c Value

07-26-2014 05:16 PM by Grasshopper000

Hey guys, have an opportunity to get a MF 10c plane, I think it’s Type ...

3 08-08-2014 06:50 PM
View willhime's profile

Bridge City Tool Works

08-07-2014 07:49 AM by willhime

I stumbled across Bridge City Tool works today and was viewing their inventor...

9 08-08-2014 04:48 AM
View Brett's profile

Which cam rest for a Stanley 45 combination plane?

08-07-2014 05:21 AM by Brett

I bought a Stanley 45 combination plane recently that came with two cam rests...

2 08-08-2014 03:05 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

A-2 vs. PM-11

08-07-2014 03:45 PM by BubbaIBA

Let me state up front this is not a A-2 bashing thread, my experience with wo...

4 08-08-2014 01:11 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Hanging tool cabinet

08-04-2014 11:36 PM by lateralus819

Getting interested in a hanging tool cabinet. Tired of my tools getting rusty...

6 08-07-2014 08:24 PM
View apertedevue's profile

Goodell Pratt drill dilemma...

08-07-2014 02:23 AM by apertedevue

I am attaching a photo of this drill I intend to dismantle and clean. I am ba...

4 08-07-2014 03:27 AM
View Joshua Oehler's profile

Question for you Stanley Hand Plane Gurus. (Updated Resto Pics)

07-28-2014 07:30 PM by Joshua Oehler

Due to my uncle passing I was given some of his hand tools. I am attempting t...

22 08-06-2014 08:11 PM
View zymurgist's profile

I need advise about I minimally need to sharpen my chisels and plane irons

07-31-2014 09:08 PM by zymurgist

I am new to wood working and will be taking an intro class this fall and I wa...

22 08-06-2014 01:26 PM

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