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Stanley No. 5 plane restoration question

02-25-2018 06:31 PM by HandHewn

I’m trying to restore a type 20 Stanley No.5 jack plane that I’v...

10 02-26-2018 02:01 PM
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$2 brass mallet build

02-25-2018 04:10 PM by nakmuay

I didn’t want to post this in projects as there wasn’t work in it. Lee Valley...

4 02-25-2018 07:05 PM
View Bnice's profile

Help with finish for a used E.C.E plane.

02-23-2018 09:48 PM by Bnice

I bought a E.C.E jack plane at an estate sale for almost nothing today. The ...

4 02-24-2018 09:35 PM
View Oida's profile

Bracht Chisels

02-23-2018 04:18 PM by Oida

Hello - I am a beginner woodworker. Last weekend I was at a garage sa...

7 02-24-2018 12:45 AM
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Stanley No 8 type 11 - Score and Question

02-21-2018 04:03 AM by bbasiaga

I was out looking around Ebay, and happened across an auction for this No 8 t...

15 02-23-2018 08:26 PM
View MagicalMichael's profile

Need Starret System decoded

02-23-2018 01:15 AM by MagicalMichael

More decades ago than I’d like to admit to I bought a set of rules ...

4 02-23-2018 06:06 PM
View lepelerin's profile

What is this tool

02-21-2018 09:51 PM by lepelerin

Hello, I am confident somebody on this forum will bring me the answer. Wha...

12 02-22-2018 06:06 PM
View Tod's profile

How do I clean UHMW off a plane

02-21-2018 06:35 PM by Tod

I recently used two VERY nice planes to resurface what is apparently an UHMW ...

5 02-21-2018 10:33 PM
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11-24-2017 07:20 PM by ryanl

I’ve been looking for a vise and wonder if anyone has any experience wi...

15 02-21-2018 02:21 PM
View Holbs's profile

Picked up Disston Miter Saw for $5....

02-21-2018 02:03 AM by Holbs

With my ongoing desire phase in life with learning to use hand tools, I knew ...

4 02-21-2018 01:39 PM
View sreilly24590's profile

Chisel Suggestions

02-19-2018 11:28 PM by sreilly24590

Looking for some good suggestions on a starter set of chisels that won’...

24 02-20-2018 08:44 PM
View woodywoodwood's profile

How would I date this J. Nooitgedagt plane?

07-27-2017 02:41 AM by woodywoodwood

12 02-20-2018 06:09 PM
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02-19-2018 03:26 PM by jcocca

Hello everyone, I know that I have seen a few posts asking about the sales...

2 02-20-2018 05:38 PM
View WorksWoodSlowly's profile

Making a poor man's rebate plane

02-20-2018 01:06 AM by WorksWoodSlowly

I’m working on Paul Seller’s poor man’s rebate plane projec...

1 02-20-2018 05:29 PM
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Help identify unusual USA made hand plane

02-15-2018 04:29 PM by Thorbjorn88

A guy on craigslist is asking $15 for this hand plane. It doesn’t have ...

16 02-20-2018 12:50 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Is this tote and knob set rosewood ?

02-17-2018 02:46 PM by bbasiaga

I I got a rust bucket plane, and the tote and knob were badly in need of ...

8 02-19-2018 02:33 AM
View YouthfullMind's profile

Cost of jointer plane

02-07-2018 03:07 AM by YouthfullMind

I was looking to get a few hand planes. In general, I prefer old and used ove...

12 02-18-2018 05:17 PM
View coopersdad's profile

Handsaw plate too hard to file

02-09-2018 02:36 AM by coopersdad

Anyone run into a saw plate that was hardened too much to sharpen? I decided...

2 02-18-2018 01:23 PM
View Loren's profile (online now)

grease for big metal screw?

02-15-2018 09:24 PM by Loren

I have an old bookbinding press. I haven’t use it in awhile and itR...

15 02-16-2018 02:16 AM
View stopher5634's profile

Help with vise mounting and stanley part ID

02-14-2018 04:35 PM by stopher5634

Hello, I’m new to the site and the forum so please direct me if I place...

7 02-15-2018 09:19 PM

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