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Router Plane - Open or Closed Throat

11-29-2014 03:45 AM by handystanley

I am looking at purchasing a Lie Valley / Veritas Router Plane. The question...

2 11-29-2014 11:29 AM
View BigNate78's profile

worn-out bar clamps

11-26-2014 01:02 AM by BigNate78

Any one know of a way of getting old bar clamps to re-grab the bar? mine seem...

14 11-29-2014 08:51 AM
View camps764's profile

Woodcraft 50% Black Friday - Wood River Vices

11-28-2014 12:58 PM by camps764

Just passing it along…right now on you can order the Wood...

0 11-28-2014 12:58 PM
View Bugnurd's profile

H.O.Studley-esque pianomakers vice... Need some help.

11-20-2014 02:13 AM by Bugnurd

Hi all,So I picked up this vise for pretty cheap. I did a little research bef...

12 11-25-2014 04:48 AM
View richardwootton's profile

A little tool gloat!

11-24-2014 11:27 PM by richardwootton

I found this little gem on craigslist today for a whopping 65 bucks! It’...

10 11-25-2014 02:37 AM
View JCMeyersIV's profile

Router Planes?

11-23-2014 03:24 PM by JCMeyersIV

Hey all! I’m thinking i’d like to buy a router plane for cleaning...

10 11-24-2014 05:24 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Having trouble sharpening a curved drawknife

11-21-2014 02:09 AM by ColonelTravis

Just got around to try to use this thing I picked up a while back and the bla...

22 11-24-2014 02:17 AM
View mdraft's profile

Suggestions for not turning a straight chisel into a skew chisel while hand sharpening

11-22-2014 03:47 PM by mdraft

Hi everyone, I have been working on hand sharpening chisels and can get a ...

9 11-23-2014 10:52 PM
View MikeUT's profile

Stanley no. 7 type and frog

11-21-2014 10:45 PM by MikeUT

I need some advice from you LJ experts. I found a Stanley NO. 7 and was able...

8 11-23-2014 12:07 AM
View C_PLUS_Woodworker's profile

A couple of Planes for Sale in the Salt Lake City newspaper

11-22-2014 09:26 PM by C_PLUS_Woodworker

I now NOTHING about planes…...........less than zero Here are ads fo...

4 11-22-2014 11:40 PM
View scottishbob's profile

Black Friday Shop online? tools tools tools

11-22-2014 10:58 AM by scottishbob

Hi GuysI am looking to buy tools online this Black Friday and get them posted...

2 11-22-2014 04:25 PM
View HeadMP's profile

Antique plane

11-15-2014 09:20 PM by HeadMP

I was in an antique shop today and found an awesome antique plane for $40. It...

11 11-21-2014 10:57 PM
View willhime's profile

Planes and chisels

11-13-2014 01:10 AM by willhime

what are some brands I should peruse when searching for good planes and chise...

15 11-19-2014 10:09 PM
View Ub1chris's profile

What to do with this "3C"

11-19-2014 04:13 PM by Ub1chris

Just made a good score today. I got a stanley 4 1/2 for $20. It’ll need...

3 11-19-2014 08:02 PM
View BoardCop's profile

Can anyone date or type this Stanley for me?

11-15-2014 07:40 PM by BoardCop


12 11-17-2014 04:59 AM
View AandCstyle's profile

Wood Handles in the Desert

11-15-2014 01:44 AM by AandCstyle

We moved to the desert SW a few years ago and I noticed that the handle on a ...

16 11-17-2014 01:41 AM
View LucasWoods's profile

Need some help (tool purchases)

11-15-2014 01:45 AM by LucasWoods

So thanks to some awesome users here I have a jack plane and a No. 5 Stanley....

9 11-16-2014 05:18 PM
View BubbaIBA's profile

Kikuhiromaru Chisels

11-16-2014 03:46 AM by BubbaIBA

Today’s mail had my set of Kikuhiromaru chisels. I haven’t had ti...

3 11-16-2014 11:11 AM
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Metril #7 jointer plane

11-15-2014 11:11 PM by amagineer

I found this “Metril” brand hand plane at a tag sale for $20 and ...

1 11-16-2014 01:51 AM
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Accuracy of PEC squares?

11-15-2014 05:12 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, I have been needing a little pocket square forever for setting u...

6 11-15-2014 08:15 PM

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