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View planeBill's profile

laminated and tapered Butcher plane blade

08-28-2013 01:41 AM by planeBill

I know someone else had to have seen these on ebay. I bought an old Butcher (...

3 09-29-2013 04:16 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Fixing misplaced dowel hole

09-29-2013 04:16 AM by lateralus819

So i had a whoopsie on my plane, forgot to account for the radius of the dowe...

0 09-29-2013 04:16 AM
View Texchappy's profile

Cleaning the little woodbits out the crannies in metal planes

09-28-2013 10:58 PM by Texchappy

I’ve really been enjoying my new Veritas bench planes but this leads t...

2 09-29-2013 12:01 AM
View lateralus819's profile

1/8" each side too much for lateral adjustment on woodie?

09-28-2013 06:13 PM by lateralus819

I’ve 2 near completed jointers, each has 1/8” each side for adjus...

5 09-28-2013 10:58 PM
View A10GAC's profile

Off Center Split Nuts

09-27-2013 03:27 PM by A10GAC

Anyone have a method for removing off center split nuts without destroying th...

11 09-28-2013 05:12 PM
View wastedalf's profile

Handsaw: Pickerington Hardware?

09-28-2013 03:43 AM by wastedalf

I picked up some old hand saws at an estate auction recently. One is marked o...

3 09-28-2013 01:34 PM
View Ben's profile

In the market for chisels

09-24-2013 10:24 PM by Ben

I’m in the market for a real set of chisels. I have some vintage Wither...

16 09-28-2013 04:00 AM
View unbob's profile

Old drafting machines

09-26-2013 03:47 PM by unbob

I know these things are prehistoric, but I still like using them.I found ...

7 09-28-2013 01:04 AM
View Tedstor's profile

Save my tools!!

09-27-2013 06:18 PM by Tedstor

So I moved into a new home in June. My workshop is in my two-car garage which...

8 09-27-2013 07:28 PM
View Randy_ATX's profile

How to ID age of 2 stanely planes I have AND how to catch the plane fever

09-18-2013 05:05 PM by Randy_ATX

I have these two Stanley planes a # 5 and # 7. I picked them up used years a...

17 09-27-2013 05:36 PM
View BruceB08's profile

I can not figure out what this item is.......Any help would be appreciated

09-04-2013 07:27 AM by BruceB08

Any help ID’ing this would be appreciated

18 09-27-2013 04:39 PM
View woodenwarrior's profile

#4 1/2 Stanley dilemma

09-23-2013 10:10 AM by woodenwarrior

Okay, here’s the deal. I was given my Great-Great Grandfather’s ...

39 09-27-2013 02:41 PM
View JJohnston's profile

Anybody know anything about this brace?

09-25-2013 02:08 AM by JJohnston

The only marking is “No. 1210” on the upper arm. It has a man...

5 09-27-2013 12:10 PM
View Ray's profile

Yankee 41 drill question

09-26-2013 03:16 AM by Ray

A yankee 41 push drill was a freebee with the 605 1/2. I am soaking it in vin...

1 09-26-2013 01:41 PM
View natenaaron's profile

Wood hand plane Price insanity

09-25-2013 09:13 PM by natenaaron

My hand surgery is driving me nuts. I can’t lift much which means I ca...

12 09-26-2013 11:50 AM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Matching Millers Falls red

09-25-2013 09:49 PM by ColonelTravis

Working on restoring several planes and wanted to pass this along. Had no clu...

3 09-25-2013 11:44 PM
View Ray's profile

Bedrock plane ID question

09-25-2013 04:34 AM by Ray

Every Bedrock that I have seen (not many) had the size cast into the toe. I j...

9 09-25-2013 08:09 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

restored one of grandpa's old block planes

09-15-2013 07:42 PM by bobasaurus

I’ve had this old block plane in my shop for a while now. Since it bel...

5 09-25-2013 11:22 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Man, what is the deal with these prices?

09-24-2013 10:22 PM by BigJohn

I found this bit brace I have 6 of these in a box that I bought a couple y...

8 09-25-2013 04:42 AM
View DKV's profile (online now)

Question Mark Tools

08-09-2013 01:47 AM by DKV

I’m sure we have all been faced with the dilemna of whether or not we s...

20 09-25-2013 04:00 AM

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