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Bailey No 5

01-26-2013 12:15 AM by melliott

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

16 01-28-2013 12:26 AM
View groy87's profile

Books on Japanese hand tools

01-27-2013 06:40 PM by groy87

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

3 01-27-2013 08:23 PM
View Rob186's profile

Wenzloff Backsaw advise

01-13-2013 08:43 PM by Rob186

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

6 01-27-2013 06:00 PM
View Bob Downing's profile

Which sharpening stones should I get?

02-22-2012 02:55 AM by Bob Downing

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

22 01-27-2013 05:11 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Lathe chisel handles

01-26-2013 02:04 PM by RussellAP

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

5 01-26-2013 03:55 PM
View jhut's profile

Can't identify this plane

01-24-2013 02:56 PM by jhut

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

23 01-26-2013 01:45 PM
View Holbs's profile

Waterstones VS Oil Stones VS Diamond Stones

01-22-2013 03:33 AM by Holbs

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

35 01-26-2013 03:14 AM
View TDog's profile

100% Hand Tools or Mix it Up ?

07-15-2012 06:41 PM by TDog

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

40 01-25-2013 01:11 AM
View Willeh's profile

Lie-Nielsen 102 Low Angle Block Plane?

01-18-2013 12:23 AM by Willeh

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

15 01-24-2013 09:42 PM
View Matt Vredenburg's profile

What is this used for?

01-23-2013 06:28 PM by Matt Vredenburg

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

5 01-24-2013 02:47 PM
View planeBill's profile

Stanley Block plane

05-14-2012 01:02 PM by planeBill

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

22 01-24-2013 03:13 AM
View woodworker59's profile

What is the likely hood that this is all original?

01-16-2013 11:34 PM by woodworker59

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

16 01-23-2013 11:46 PM
View Holbs's profile

what makes japenese wood working chisels so $$$ ?

01-20-2013 03:06 AM by Holbs

http://japantool-iida.com/chisel_bench/index.html while cruising around fo...

16 01-22-2013 04:08 AM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

This 3D ruler looks really handy

01-18-2013 08:28 PM by TopamaxSurvivor

This 3D ruler from Peachtree WW looks really handy.

7 01-21-2013 06:16 PM
View richardwootton's profile

Stanley Bedrock

01-19-2013 12:57 AM by richardwootton

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

19 01-20-2013 05:18 PM
View ToddJB's profile

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

01-18-2013 03:39 PM by ToddJB

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

13 01-19-2013 04:36 AM
View JesseTutt's profile

strange markings on tape measure

01-18-2013 07:11 PM by JesseTutt

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

7 01-19-2013 01:30 AM
View Don Broussard's profile

Level with Me

01-08-2013 03:03 AM by Don Broussard

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

3 01-19-2013 12:24 AM
View Timberwerks's profile

First Shavings

01-18-2013 03:08 PM by Timberwerks

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

5 01-18-2013 08:22 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

Help identifying small bar clamps and my discovery for refurbishing them

01-15-2013 10:00 PM by Lee Barker

I have two pairs, bought used at different places. The smaller ones say &#...

12 01-18-2013 01:16 PM

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