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View JohnChung's profile (online now)

bench vise - for metal work

08-25-2014 09:21 AM by JohnChung

hi guys, Which bench vise would you get. Just the basic mechanic bench vis...

5 08-26-2014 12:45 AM
View Bugnurd's profile

First saw restoration... The pits!

08-24-2014 07:53 PM by Bugnurd

Hey everyone, Just wanted to share the results of my first saw restoration...

4 08-25-2014 01:57 AM
View notdan's profile

Is this block plane broken?

08-21-2014 01:29 AM by notdan

I bought this little guy off the internet (it’s a stanley 60 1/2) but d...

25 08-25-2014 01:42 AM
View kb9jlo's profile

Stanley 271 Counterfeit

08-24-2014 06:22 PM by kb9jlo

I purchased a Stanley 271, well I thought it was, off eBay. It was obviously ...

16 08-25-2014 01:36 AM
View Benvolio's profile

Red Rouge vs Chromium Oxide for final stropping

08-24-2014 09:47 AM by Benvolio

I’ve always used red jewellers rouge for final stropping of my hand too...

6 08-24-2014 08:52 PM
View handsawgeek's profile

Collectibles vs. Users

08-21-2014 08:06 PM by handsawgeek

Last Spring, I picked up this pair of vintage Stanley try squares at a local ...

10 08-24-2014 04:25 PM
View comboprof's profile

Help! Shaping the bevel with a grinder question.

08-21-2014 11:05 PM by comboprof

I picked up a never been used grinder with new stones at a garage sale. My p...

13 08-24-2014 04:36 AM
View BubbaIBA's profile

A couple of new bench appliances

08-23-2014 06:39 PM by BubbaIBA

Well, one is a modification of an old shooting board and the other is new. I ...

0 08-23-2014 06:39 PM
View Rob's profile

How do I prevent shavings from slipping between the iron and chipbreaker on my hand planes?

08-21-2014 01:52 PM by Rob

I was flattening a long 2×2 last weekend with my hand planes. At first ...

7 08-23-2014 12:45 AM
View giser3546's profile

not square handplane iron

08-22-2014 08:26 PM by giser3546

This could be and probably is a silly question but it has been bugging me for...

4 08-22-2014 10:49 PM
View jeffb33200's profile

Set up for a wooden jack plane

08-18-2014 10:23 PM by jeffb33200

Hi All, I bought my first wooden plane recently and I can actually make sh...

10 08-21-2014 05:35 PM
View spclPatrolGroup's profile

I think I may have over smoothed

08-21-2014 05:51 AM by spclPatrolGroup

Building a workbench out of SYP, I went over the top with my #4 and it has a ...

11 08-21-2014 03:05 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

Should I buy a LN 4 1/2 smoother?

08-19-2014 04:49 PM by bobasaurus

I have a chance to buy a new Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 smoothing plane (45 deg be...

21 08-21-2014 04:11 AM
View notdan's profile

What do you think of this old block plane?

08-17-2014 12:43 AM by notdan

I’m looking to buy a new block plane for little money. Found this guy n...

16 08-21-2014 03:30 AM
View ChipByrd's profile

What's a plane?

08-20-2014 02:56 AM by ChipByrd

O.K., it’s not quite that bad, but close. Today is the first day IR...

8 08-20-2014 10:34 PM
View Jim B's profile

Please help ID this saw

08-18-2014 01:14 AM by Jim B

I picked up this 14” backsaw at a garage sale yesterday, and even thoug...

2 08-20-2014 03:14 AM
View zymurgist's profile

parts for a 71 1/2

08-18-2014 06:21 PM by zymurgist

I recently picked up a 71 1/2 off of craigslist and I am trying to locate a t...

18 08-19-2014 10:43 PM
View mporter's profile

Opposite of tool gloat- I got screwed!!

08-18-2014 10:09 PM by mporter

Someone on here please console me. Went to an auction several weeks ago and g...

17 08-19-2014 06:48 PM
View klipartstudio's profile

Found some saws and a bit brace ratchet at a garage sale. Had some questions for the group?

08-17-2014 11:44 PM by klipartstudio

Hi everyone, I found a garage sale that was getting rid of all this in a b...

5 08-19-2014 01:42 AM
View skatefriday's profile

Hand planes of my nightmares.

08-14-2014 10:07 PM by skatefriday

Man I think I’ve fallen way down the rabbit hole. I needed to square...

34 08-18-2014 09:13 PM

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