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

575 days ago by Pimzedd

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

2 575 days ago
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Bailey No 5

578 days ago by melliott

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

16 576 days ago
View groy87's profile

Books on Japanese hand tools

576 days ago by groy87

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

3 576 days ago
View Rob186's profile

Wenzloff Backsaw advise

590 days ago by Rob186

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

6 576 days ago
View Bob Downing's profile

Which sharpening stones should I get?

917 days ago by Bob Downing

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

22 576 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Lathe chisel handles

578 days ago by RussellAP

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

5 578 days ago
View jhut's profile

Can't identify this plane

580 days ago by jhut

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

23 578 days ago
View Holbs's profile

Waterstones VS Oil Stones VS Diamond Stones

582 days ago by Holbs

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

35 578 days ago
View TDog's profile

100% Hand Tools or Mix it Up ?

772 days ago by TDog

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

40 579 days ago
View Willeh's profile

Lie-Nielsen 102 Low Angle Block Plane?

586 days ago by Willeh

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

15 579 days ago
View Matt Vredenburg's profile

What is this used for?

580 days ago by Matt Vredenburg

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

5 580 days ago
View planeBill's profile

Stanley Block plane

835 days ago by planeBill

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

22 580 days ago
View woodworker59's profile

What is the likely hood that this is all original?

587 days ago by woodworker59

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

16 580 days ago
View Holbs's profile

what makes japenese wood working chisels so $$$ ?

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

16 582 days ago
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

This 3D ruler looks really handy

585 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

This 3D ruler from Peachtree WW looks really handy.

7 582 days ago
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Stanley Bedrock

585 days ago by richardwootton

Why in the world are the Stanley Bedrock planes so much more expensive than a...

19 583 days ago
View ToddJB's profile (online now)

First Plane... YEAH... Now, how do I fix it?

586 days ago by ToddJB

I just picked up my first hand plane last weekend. It’s in pretty good ...

13 585 days ago
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strange markings on tape measure

585 days ago by JesseTutt

Harbor Freight has a coupon this month for a free measuring tape. When I got...

7 585 days ago
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Level with Me

596 days ago by Don Broussard

I got this 2-vial Stanley Sweetheart level at an antique shop (I think I got ...

3 585 days ago
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First Shavings

586 days ago by Timberwerks

Nothing like the excitement of the first shavings from a new plane. Kanna is ...

5 585 days ago

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