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View jdh122's profile

Is this a crime?

03-24-2014 03:36 PM by jdh122

Not sure what the punishment is or should be, but this should definitely be i...

9 03-24-2014 11:52 PM
View lateralus819's profile

where to find Sargent #410/#418/#422 frog

03-24-2014 05:35 AM by lateralus819

In need of a frog for a sargent #418 or #422 sargent, not sure of type. Bough...

1 03-24-2014 09:57 PM
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03-24-2014 07:02 PM by MapleHead

I’ve been considering how to add my logo to my guitar, ( my last name)....

1 03-24-2014 07:13 PM
View Picklehead's profile

Yet another "which spokeshave should l buy" question!

03-23-2014 11:03 PM by Picklehead

I’m planning on buying a spokeshave to use mainly (at first, anyway) fo...

9 03-24-2014 04:59 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Stopping Spokeshave Chatter

03-18-2014 04:41 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I was using my spokeshave today and couldn’t get the d...

7 03-24-2014 01:32 PM
View DustyCellist's profile

Bevel cuts in 1"+ boards by hand?

03-21-2014 02:29 AM by DustyCellist

Is there a hand tool or method (or jig) for making bevel cuts in lumbar? I us...

21 03-24-2014 04:14 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

What does the adjuster nut on a low angle block plane do?

03-23-2014 10:05 PM by HarveyDunn

I’ve just acquired a Lie-Nielsen low angle block plane (standard model,...

4 03-23-2014 10:37 PM
View bbc557ci's profile

Looking for a dial caliper

03-21-2014 09:19 PM by bbc557ci

Hey all….I’ve been looking for a dial caliper. I checked out a f...

25 03-23-2014 06:30 PM
View fyrman904's profile

Which Planes?

03-22-2014 11:36 PM by fyrman904

Hi all, I’m finally getting around to setting up my shop, and I want to...

12 03-23-2014 12:07 PM
View bowedcurly's profile

craigslist hundreds of planes

03-22-2014 02:40 AM by bowedcurly

lots of planes for sale Cinncinnati Craigslist LOOK LOOK LOOK

12 03-23-2014 07:43 AM
View poopiekat's profile

A Few Old Plane Acquisitions This Week

03-22-2014 09:39 PM by poopiekat

My appetite for old planes was cruelly teased by an ad for a major estate sal...

9 03-23-2014 02:26 AM
View ArtRafael's profile

miniature hand planes

01-11-2014 02:08 AM by ArtRafael

I completed this plane recently. Ralph

33 03-22-2014 06:49 PM
View DustyCellist's profile

Dust free sanding (for allergies/asthma)????

03-20-2014 06:21 AM by DustyCellist

I have severe allergic asthma, and I’m allergic to pine. I know. Unfort...

14 03-22-2014 04:13 PM
View Rob's profile

Set of planes from pawn shop (with photos)

03-16-2014 03:25 AM by Rob

I don’t go to the pawn shop very often because the tools are usually pr...

14 03-22-2014 12:55 PM
View Rob's profile

Lee Valley free shipping March 19-31 2014

03-22-2014 02:25 AM by Rob

Just was looking at buying a plane blade and maybe some chisels, and saw Lee ...

1 03-22-2014 03:29 AM
View BJODay's profile

Plane cutting edge shape

03-19-2014 02:49 AM by BJODay

Hi all, I was following links about Stanley replacement parts. I came acro...

4 03-21-2014 11:58 PM
View BoomShakka's profile

Finding this Vice?

03-20-2014 10:32 AM by BoomShakka

Can anyone tell me where I can find the vice in this picture. Thanks so mu...

9 03-21-2014 06:30 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

What is this tool and what does it do?

03-21-2014 12:54 AM by Lee Barker

The metal rule is 6” long. The handle is finished, either lacquer ...

14 03-21-2014 03:38 PM
View Jimbo7's profile

2 man or large 1 man hs d saws

03-19-2014 06:52 PM by Jimbo7

Can anyone recommend a quality 2 man or large 1 man saw? 60” or greater

6 03-21-2014 12:15 AM
View mds2's profile

Plane ID

03-20-2014 01:14 PM by mds2

My co-worker brought in this plane today. Could anyone help ID it? The only...

11 03-20-2014 07:53 PM

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