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ID a hammer head

10-06-2013 02:38 AM by JADobson

I found a rusty framing hammer head behind my house the other day. I was clea...

11 10-12-2013 01:13 AM
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When Nicholson was king

10-10-2013 01:13 AM by jamesicus

1924 Advertisement

6 10-10-2013 10:04 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Flea Market Days Find

10-06-2013 01:06 PM by HorizontalMike

Possible gloat here, but still sorting things out. Found these at a local Ma...

32 10-10-2013 03:58 PM
View jamesicus's profile

Yankee Radio Tool ads

10-10-2013 03:42 AM by jamesicus

I have added this 1924 ad …....... .......... to my Radio Tools ...

1 10-10-2013 04:23 AM
View jonah's profile

Talk Me Into a Wooden Jointer Plane

09-26-2013 12:19 AM by jonah

I’ve been spending some time acquiring and rehabbing some old Stanley b...

20 10-10-2013 02:31 AM
View 12strings's profile

lee valley "contour planes"

10-09-2013 08:59 PM by 12strings

Has anyone used these…they are basically old-style wooden spokeshaves. ...

1 10-09-2013 10:06 PM
View Ray's profile

Tote repair

10-08-2013 03:51 AM by Ray

I just finished derusting my newly aquired 605 1/2 plane. Looks much better t...

5 10-08-2013 11:53 PM
View Ben's profile

Turning chisel handles

10-04-2013 10:39 PM by Ben

Hi,I’ll be tu rning some replacement handles this weekend for my vinta...

13 10-08-2013 10:41 PM
View sikrap's profile

This weekends finds

10-07-2013 08:00 PM by sikrap

I don’t normally post about stuff I find, but there were some interesti...

1 10-08-2013 03:35 AM
View 12strings's profile

tongue & groove planes

10-07-2013 12:27 AM by 12strings

If you were making a pair of wooden tongue & groove planes…would yo...

1 10-07-2013 10:16 PM
View barecycles's profile

Influence of the cap-iron on hand planes

10-07-2013 01:57 PM by barecycles

Many of you may have seen this already but I found it fascinating. VIDEO

0 10-07-2013 01:57 PM
View Schoffleine's profile

Sharpening: Help me understand hollow grinding.

10-07-2013 02:29 AM by Schoffleine

Sharpening takes forever and half a day and, frankly, I’m kind of tired...

11 10-07-2013 12:38 PM
View shaver's profile

Vintage rabbeting planes - Sargent 507 vs Stanley 140 - which is better for my needs?

09-28-2013 10:06 PM by shaver

Very recently, I picked up a Stanley 140 for around $60, and a Sargent 507 fo...

9 10-07-2013 12:32 AM
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NUMBER 6 plane size?

10-04-2013 11:11 PM by 12strings

What situation do you find best suits a no. 6? If you already have a 5 and a ...

15 10-06-2013 06:30 PM
View jimig11's profile

Is this a good deal? Stanley #7

10-04-2013 03:37 PM by jimig11

Hi all, I am still a novice wood worker but my skills and in turn tool collec...

18 10-05-2013 05:00 AM
View jonah's profile

How are Stanley Type 6's as user planes?

10-04-2013 10:45 PM by jonah

I picked up an old Stanley Number 6 Type 6 bench plane recently, and I’...

10 10-05-2013 12:09 AM
View siavosh's profile

Difference between a good and bad Japanese chisel

10-03-2013 04:33 PM by siavosh

Novice woodworker here. I have 3 Grizzly Japanese chisels, and since I’...

7 10-04-2013 02:42 PM
View ashahidan's profile

Using an auger bit in a drill press.

10-02-2013 05:02 AM by ashahidan

I was told I could use an auger bit in a drill press to drill large holes in ...

21 10-04-2013 03:35 AM
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Stanley 42X Questions

10-02-2013 01:11 AM by A10GAC

I was lucky enough to score a Stanley 42x as part of a package deal this past...

3 10-03-2013 05:43 PM
View Mrdouble's profile

which thickness for grinding wheel should I get or maybe it doesn't matter

10-02-2013 06:35 AM by Mrdouble

Please don’t flame me if this is a sticky somewhere; I truly did look. ...

4 10-02-2013 10:09 PM

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