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Vintage Hand Crank Grinder - Recognise the Brand?

08-02-2015 06:58 PM by Benvolio

This was my granddad’s grinder that I’m restoring at the moment. ...

5 08-05-2015 04:17 AM
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Lie-Neilsen in Canada

08-01-2015 09:56 PM by JADobson

Hi everyone,I’ve got a birthday coming up and my wife has been informed...

2 08-03-2015 09:47 PM
View johngrant's profile

Looking for info about OG Ball, chisel manufacture

08-03-2015 04:38 AM by johngrant

I have a small collection of old woodworking tools (chisels, saws planes etc)...

0 08-03-2015 04:38 AM
View Joel_B's profile

My new vintage square

08-01-2015 10:12 PM by Joel_B

I thought it would be good to have a precision square for setting up power to...

3 08-03-2015 02:44 AM
View loiblb's profile

Stanley No. 8 very fine crack repair

08-01-2015 09:08 PM by loiblb

My No. 8 Pat. No. 1918750 has a very hard to see crack on the right rear of ...

4 08-02-2015 12:05 AM
View rwe2156's profile

Stanley 45 Restoration question

07-24-2015 08:43 PM by rwe2156

Picked this up a couple years ago and thought I’d clean it up maybe sel...

6 08-01-2015 09:27 PM
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Logo / Maker's mark idenitification on Adze?

08-01-2015 03:01 AM by luckysawdust

Gents, I recently acquired an adze of unknown (to me) make—and IR...

3 08-01-2015 07:32 PM
View tyler's profile

Japanese Chisel I.D Help

07-31-2015 12:22 AM by tyler

Hey there everyone. So I stopped by a local antique shop today that I’v...

5 08-01-2015 12:07 AM
View mandatory66's profile

Non adjustable frog Planes

07-30-2015 04:31 AM by mandatory66

I was wondering what size the mouth was on the older non adjustable frog Stan...

8 07-31-2015 03:46 AM
View FancyShoes's profile

Hand planes! Went from 3 to 50 over night!

07-30-2015 01:17 PM by FancyShoes

I went ro a auction last night. I picked up about 50 hand planes. Serveral pa...

24 07-30-2015 11:46 PM
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Interesting Garage Sale Items

07-27-2015 06:19 PM by Mattyboy

I found a few interesting things at a garage sale this weekend. First, a pai...

4 07-30-2015 01:34 AM
View Bill White's profile

Stanley #71 router plane parts needed.

07-28-2015 02:21 PM by Bill White

Lookin’ for a 1/4” and spear point blade/cutter for my #71. I kn...

3 07-28-2015 04:20 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Wood River prep time

07-27-2015 03:14 PM by rwe2156

You’ve seen the videos I just thought I’d post this as a “c...

4 07-27-2015 08:13 PM
View WayneC's profile

Antique Toolbox - CA 1900 from New Jersey

07-20-2013 05:34 PM by WayneC

I purchased this on vacation a couple of weeks ago and said I would supply me...

25 07-27-2015 06:28 PM
View Dutchmn's profile

Hand tool noob

07-24-2015 06:48 PM by Dutchmn

Was out a local thrift store today and picked up a few items: a Zylizz vice, ...

12 07-26-2015 08:04 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

What tool is that anyway?

07-23-2015 01:40 AM by Combo Prof

Time to play guess what this tool is I bet many of you have not seen one. ...

14 07-23-2015 08:18 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Stanley 45 parts

07-22-2015 11:12 AM by rwe2156

Having a little trouble locating parts.I have a c.1900 model I need to do som...

4 07-22-2015 08:12 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

Help me make or buy this brass part.

07-21-2015 04:53 PM by Combo Prof

This is the brass plate of my Stanley 65 marking gauge. I need the same part ...

16 07-22-2015 02:47 AM
View Tenfingers58's profile

Fulton plane worth restoring?

07-15-2013 07:00 AM by Tenfingers58

At an estate sale I picked up a Fulton “Value Liner” hand plane, ...

12 07-21-2015 05:25 PM
View lumberjoe's profile

Used hand plane buying guide

07-23-2012 01:13 PM by lumberjoe

My wife and I love going to flea markets and craft shows. We don’t buy ...

25 07-21-2015 03:07 AM

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