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Craftsman #4 1/2 ???

07-27-2013 12:56 AM by Klickitat

I found what I think is a 4 1/2 marked Craftsman at a flea market for $20. It...

16 07-29-2013 02:41 AM
View MT_Keg's profile

What kind of sharpening stones are these?

07-28-2013 07:20 PM by MT_Keg

I was rummaging though my first tool box I ever owned and saw in the bottom t...

12 07-29-2013 02:20 AM
View CharlesA's profile

My new non-traditional (or very traditional) Mallet

07-28-2013 11:10 PM by CharlesA

I’ve been needing to make a wookworking mallet. I went to Ghana for tw...

1 07-29-2013 12:31 AM
View toolmike's profile

Shelton smoothing plane - identification help needed?

07-28-2013 02:16 AM by toolmike

I recently bought a Shelton plane in an antique store in the Finger Lakes, NY...

5 07-28-2013 12:22 PM
View Gibernak's profile

Does anyone know what kinde of plane this blade is from?

07-23-2013 07:51 PM by Gibernak

I’m just Assuming its from a plane! it might not be, I don’t know...

12 07-28-2013 03:50 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Quangsheng Planes on Sale At Rutlands

07-20-2013 10:54 PM by Benvolio

this kind of applies to UK only, if like me, you’ve been in the mark...

5 07-28-2013 03:27 AM
View JustJoe's profile

Question about King Waterstones with the brown plastic holder.

07-28-2013 12:04 AM by JustJoe

Any chance that somebody has a 4,000 and a 6,000 King waterstone, the older o...

7 07-28-2013 01:13 AM
View Douglas's profile

Anyone tell who made this plane?

07-24-2013 08:57 PM by Douglas

A recent 2nd hand store find, I picked up the little rusty plane with a broke...

12 07-26-2013 09:04 PM
View 12strings's profile

felling Redwoods by hand!

07-26-2013 05:57 PM by 12strings

So you think you are a big, strong, hand-tool woodworker…check this out...

2 07-26-2013 08:01 PM
View tenderfoot's profile

Chisel queries

07-25-2013 07:47 AM by tenderfoot

Hello, this is my first post on the forum and it is quite apply named. How fl...

4 07-26-2013 03:48 AM
View paxorion's profile

Irwin Quick Grip XP BOGO Surprise

07-25-2013 07:40 PM by paxorion

During an impromptu stop at the Orange Big Box after lunch, I decided to take...

2 07-25-2013 10:37 PM
View Don Broussard's profile

Help with Coffin Plane ID

07-23-2013 02:23 AM by Don Broussard

After reading Brad’s blog this evening on how a coffin smoother got a n...

5 07-24-2013 01:46 AM
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Morning Rustiquing

07-20-2013 10:33 PM by Don Broussard

Picked up a few items this morning. 3 Disstons with totes (one of which ha...

14 07-24-2013 01:21 AM
View hiswillus's profile

45 Shooting Board

07-20-2013 08:53 AM by hiswillus

I’m trying to shoot a piece of rough oak and having difficulty figuring...

1 07-24-2013 12:29 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Is camellia oil the same as camellia oil??

07-21-2013 11:38 AM by Benvolio

Only the tool suppliers who stock it seem go charge a fortune. Whereas hol...

7 07-23-2013 09:35 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...

23 07-23-2013 09:10 PM
View HutchPA's profile

Looking for Screw to Emmert #2 part 25K

07-23-2013 07:18 AM by HutchPA

I’m looking for the above part for my Emmert Vise. A turtleback that w...

2 07-23-2013 12:22 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Leather case maintenance.

07-22-2013 03:31 PM by JohnChung

What kind of maintenance regiment should I use to take care of my LN leather ...

8 07-23-2013 01:58 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Gent Saw vs Pistol Grip

07-21-2013 11:38 PM by Benvolio

It seems like the lions share of the cost difference between these two types ...

9 07-22-2013 09:44 PM
View DoctorJ's profile

Mystery tool

07-21-2013 11:55 PM by DoctorJ

Does anyone know what this set of tools is used for? It looks like a tra...

13 07-22-2013 08:42 PM

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