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View lateralus819's profile

Hanging tool cabinet

08-04-2014 11:36 PM by lateralus819

Getting interested in a hanging tool cabinet. Tired of my tools getting rusty...

6 08-07-2014 08:24 PM
View apertedevue's profile

Goodell Pratt drill dilemma...

08-07-2014 02:23 AM by apertedevue

I am attaching a photo of this drill I intend to dismantle and clean. I am ba...

4 08-07-2014 03:27 AM
View Joshua Oehler's profile

Question for you Stanley Hand Plane Gurus. (Updated Resto Pics)

07-28-2014 07:30 PM by Joshua Oehler

Due to my uncle passing I was given some of his hand tools. I am attempting t...

22 08-06-2014 08:11 PM
View zymurgist's profile

I need advise about I minimally need to sharpen my chisels and plane irons

07-31-2014 09:08 PM by zymurgist

I am new to wood working and will be taking an intro class this fall and I wa...

22 08-06-2014 01:26 PM
View handsawgeek's profile

New to forum

07-31-2014 02:22 PM by handsawgeek

Hi, All,I just joined LJ this morning. I will likely be hanging around the h...

9 08-05-2014 08:24 PM
View Ben's profile

#8C advice

08-04-2014 02:30 AM by Ben

I happened to find a Stanley #8C sitting outside in a scrap pile. Its quite ...

5 08-04-2014 09:50 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Planing difficult wood

08-02-2014 06:32 PM by CharlesA

I need two 12” wide walnut pieces for the project I’m working on,...

17 08-04-2014 05:16 PM
View DylanC's profile

Help With New (To Me) Quick Release Vise

08-04-2014 02:47 AM by DylanC

Among a few other things, I found an older quick release vise at an estate sa...

2 08-04-2014 11:53 AM
View coloradotrout's profile

Thoughts on Stanley 9 1/2 with Craftsman blade

08-03-2014 01:39 AM by coloradotrout

From ebay I bought a Stanley 9 1/2 for $21 including shipping. There were ju...

4 08-03-2014 06:32 PM
View Matt's profile

#5 victor?

08-02-2014 11:44 PM by Matt

I was in my local antique shop today and they had a #5 plane tagged with Vict...

4 08-03-2014 02:23 AM
View webguy's profile

Sharpening a hand plane blade

07-24-2014 09:46 PM by webguy

I am frustrated. I recently purchased a Buck Bros. hand plane. The blade was ...

38 08-03-2014 01:56 AM
View LeslieJohn's profile

Sharpening tongue groove cutter

08-01-2014 02:35 PM by LeslieJohn

Hi Guys I am new here but and am please to be here. I have a question abou...

7 08-02-2014 04:33 PM
View 12strings's profile

Multi-tool Craigslist Haul...

08-01-2014 02:09 AM by 12strings

Saw an add on craigslist for a single handplane, but the guy mentioned that h...

5 08-01-2014 07:17 PM
View WOODIE1's profile

Less need for hand tools with modern power tools?

07-30-2014 11:01 PM by WOODIE1

Ok I am aware of where I am and no I do not mean to insult anyone. So, I a...

59 08-01-2014 06:25 PM
View scribble's profile

1/2" pipe clamps

08-01-2014 04:58 PM by scribble

I purchased 2 new 1/2” pony pipe clamps and they have this heli coil l...

2 08-01-2014 06:17 PM
View williamt's profile

Any ideas on what this is used for?

07-31-2014 03:05 AM by williamt

Really stumped on what this is used for. Overall length is about ...

12 07-31-2014 10:17 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Split-Top Roubo question

07-29-2014 09:17 PM by newwoodbutcher

As far as I can tell the reasons for the split top on the Roubo workbench is ...

5 07-30-2014 08:52 PM
View ogremom's profile

Wood Drill Brace

03-31-2014 03:06 AM by ogremom

Hi! I’m looking for any information on antique wood drill brace. I have...

14 07-28-2014 05:26 AM
View SirFatty's profile

Craftsman Combination Plane 3728

06-03-2012 12:34 PM by SirFatty

My grandfather found this Craftsman Combination Plane 3728 at a rummage sale ...

14 07-27-2014 07:45 PM
View bodhisoma's profile

Matching holes

07-27-2014 03:36 AM by bodhisoma

I have the feeling this is a really dumb question but hey, I’m feeling ...

3 07-27-2014 06:42 PM

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