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Identify these old hand planes? Good deal?

542 days ago by Eddie

Hi guys, I have been looking at picking up an older plane off of craigslist....

4 542 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

WTB: Cap for Stanley 220 plane.

556 days ago by Lee Barker

That pretty much says it. Condition requirements: It’s not broken lik...

6 542 days ago
View Arlin Eastman's profile

Made a chatter tool for Wood Turning

1002 days ago by Arlin Eastman

Today I made a chatter tool for woodturning. I used an old cutting tool and ...

17 542 days ago
View Joseph Crivelli's profile

Adjustable T-Square

543 days ago by Joseph Crivelli

On American Woodshop Episode 1910 Outdoor Accents, Scott Phillips uses a blac...

16 542 days ago
View Don W's profile

Sargent Plane Information

714 days ago by Don W

After acquiring a few Sargent Block planes I’ve grown a fondness for th...

26 542 days ago
View Pimzedd's profile

Stanley #48 Tongue and Groove Plane - How old is it and is it worth $25

543 days ago by Pimzedd

I went to an auction West of Fort Worth, Texas last week. During the auction ...

2 543 days ago
View melliott's profile

Bailey No 5

546 days ago by melliott

Picked up a bailey No 5 hand plane that is in good condition. It is complete ...

16 544 days ago
View groy87's profile

Books on Japanese hand tools

544 days ago by groy87

Since december last year I’ve been trying to get a copy of toshiro odat...

3 544 days ago
View Rob186's profile

Wenzloff Backsaw advise

558 days ago by Rob186

Hi I am looking into getting a tennon saw from wenzloff and son I have their...

6 544 days ago
View Bob Downing's profile

Which sharpening stones should I get?

885 days ago by Bob Downing

I’m hesitant to ask this because I’m sure there are as many ways ...

22 544 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Lathe chisel handles

545 days ago by RussellAP

Some years back, when I was married to the first wife, I had occasion to get ...

5 545 days ago
View jhut's profile

Can't identify this plane

547 days ago by jhut

This old plane was in my dad’s tool chest. There are no markings. Not e...

23 545 days ago
View Holbs's profile

Waterstones VS Oil Stones VS Diamond Stones

550 days ago by Holbs

so i’m about to venture into the world of sharpening chisels, planes, b...

35 546 days ago
View TDog's profile

100% Hand Tools or Mix it Up ?

740 days ago by TDog

I am considering selling all my power tools except for my skill saw and t...

40 547 days ago
View Willeh's profile

Lie-Nielsen 102 Low Angle Block Plane?

554 days ago by Willeh

Looking at picking up a decent block plane to replace the POS Home Depot Stan...

15 547 days ago
View Matt Vredenburg's profile

What is this used for?

548 days ago by Matt Vredenburg

I found this in my grandfathers tools and I wanted to know what this tools is...

5 547 days ago
View planeBill's profile

Stanley Block plane

802 days ago by planeBill

Concerning only Stanley block planes, either standard or low angle, what are ...

22 548 days ago
View woodworker59's profile

What is the likely hood that this is all original?

555 days ago by woodworker59

I picked up this KeenKutter #5 plane off Ebay for a nice price, I think the s...

16 548 days ago
View Holbs's profile

what makes japenese wood working chisels so $$$ ?

552 days ago by Holbs while cruising around fo...

16 550 days ago
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

This 3D ruler looks really handy

553 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

This 3D ruler from Peachtree WW looks really handy.

7 550 days ago

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