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View JohnChung's profile

A tale of wanting more hand tools.

08-14-2015 04:06 AM by JohnChung

Here is a rant. Chip in with your experience. When I started wood working ...

11 08-15-2015 03:02 PM
View bluekingfisher's profile

Karl Hotley Planes

08-10-2015 08:15 AM by bluekingfisher

While I can appreciate quality and ‘nice’ tools I found myself st...

19 08-13-2015 06:15 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

Help with my ECE primus jack plane

08-11-2015 04:57 PM by bobasaurus

I bought an ECE primus jack plane used a few years ago and haven’t quit...

7 08-12-2015 10:28 PM
View oldstarter's profile

Stanley Plane

08-03-2015 10:29 PM by oldstarter

Hi everyone, I was planing up some long stock and found it quite hard going, ...

11 08-12-2015 09:16 PM
View Ray's profile

Boot Bench modification

08-11-2015 04:36 AM by Ray

I really like the look of this bench (Found on Lost Art Press blog). If I was...

5 08-11-2015 08:58 PM
View kooldecker's profile

I have mallets, want one?

08-11-2015 12:53 PM by kooldecker

I am not sure about the protocol of this here, so I will explain my situation...

4 08-11-2015 03:58 PM
View Cory's profile

What to buy for first hand plane?

08-11-2015 05:26 AM by Cory

Hey folks. Only been doing woodworking for a little while now and have no ...

11 08-11-2015 03:24 PM
View Brett's profile

Making card scrapers from a saw plate?

08-10-2015 07:18 PM by Brett

I have a Disston hand saw that was made in the 80s or early 90s. It doesn...

4 08-10-2015 11:44 PM
View happyhelix's profile

Brace Jaws uneven

08-06-2015 12:43 PM by happyhelix

I just inherited a brace that was my grandfather’s. I don’t know ...

7 08-07-2015 11:15 AM
View Benvolio's profile

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
View JADobson's profile

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
View luckysawdust's profile

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
View Mattyboy's profile

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

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