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View Eddie's profile

First curls with first block plane! Big thanks to Don W!

03-01-2013 10:18 AM by Eddie

Thanks to Don W for sending me my first block plane and getting me into the p...

17 03-02-2013 07:26 AM
View langski93's profile

Careful On Rust Prevention Alternatives

02-24-2013 03:36 PM by langski93

I have managed to accumulate a fair number of high quality planes (new and vi...

6 03-02-2013 05:09 AM
View trippcasey's profile

Economical but good hand planes? Chisel?

02-28-2013 02:59 AM by trippcasey

Hey guys. There are probably forum posts similar to this already here, but in...

22 03-02-2013 12:08 AM
View CharlieM1958's profile

Oldies Reunion

02-28-2013 02:29 PM by CharlieM1958

Okay, I’ve said it before…. I love the oldies. I scooped up this ...

22 03-01-2013 03:34 PM
View DKV's profile

Lee Valley Chisels...Updated

02-26-2013 11:48 PM by DKV

I have the below pictured tools and am kinda disappointed in them. Today I w...

37 02-28-2013 09:19 PM
View lanwater's profile

Woodriver handplanes

02-23-2013 06:56 AM by lanwater

How do you tell what version is a woodriver handpane?The employee who answere...

4 02-28-2013 06:15 AM
View Ron Harper's profile

Holding narrow stock for plowing

02-27-2013 04:21 AM by Ron Harper

You have to plow a groove 3/8 in from the edge of a 2 in wide board. How do y...

15 02-28-2013 12:02 AM
View Straightbowed's profile

Does anybody know OHIO TOOL, BUTCHI planes

02-27-2013 04:16 AM by Straightbowed

the 2 planes on the right are OHIO TOOL the plane on the ...

7 02-27-2013 09:50 PM
View LukieB's profile

And yet more hand planes hitting the auction block Mathieson, Auburn Tool Co. ..oh and a brace too!!

02-25-2013 08:02 PM by LukieB

So, I have yet another generous Lumberjock who wishes to help out….I...

16 02-27-2013 03:54 PM
View Ron Harper's profile

Look what I found

02-26-2013 08:56 AM by Ron Harper

I found this at a local antique mall, complete with several chisels. Had ...

18 02-26-2013 11:15 PM
View Ron Harper's profile

Help with small project ideas.

02-26-2013 06:55 PM by Ron Harper

I want to help a mission in rural Appalachia by making small projects that th...

5 02-26-2013 09:40 PM
View Brett's profile

Working out of a tool chest?

02-24-2013 03:42 PM by Brett

Has anyone here built (or bought) a large toolchest for hand tools (the kind ...

29 02-26-2013 07:25 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Just a thought from you all who use shop-made mallets?

02-25-2013 01:51 PM by Kaleb the Swede

Hi there, just made my first mallet. The plans called for leather on the fac...

15 02-26-2013 07:05 PM
View derosa's profile

sargent plane, how old and is it original?

02-23-2013 01:12 AM by derosa

Picked this up today for a 20.00, I believe it is a sargent 414c plan...

8 02-26-2013 02:47 PM
View Chris P's profile

Trash or Treasure?

02-25-2013 05:50 PM by Chris P

I recently ran across this CraigsList add that had some old tools for sale. ...

8 02-26-2013 03:32 AM
View PittsburghTim's profile

Source for Quality Handsaws

02-24-2013 07:49 PM by PittsburghTim

Does anyone out there have a reliable source for quality panel/carpenter saws...

7 02-26-2013 12:12 AM
View LukieB's profile

Vintage Stanley 98 Marking Gauge For Auction. Yet Another Generous LJ Helping Out

02-22-2013 11:37 PM by LukieB

Title says it all, I have yet another generous Lumberjock buddy who wants to ...

11 02-25-2013 09:51 PM
View Ahekma's profile

Stumbled accross this on CL

02-25-2013 05:38 PM by Ahekma

So while digging through CL i came accross this large collection of hand plan...

10 02-25-2013 07:35 PM
View Jackietreehorn's profile

What kind of hand plane is this?

02-25-2013 02:32 AM by Jackietreehorn

Aside from one of these being a Stanley…I found these at my uncles plac...

9 02-25-2013 06:17 PM
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02-12-2013 12:39 AM by Straightbowed

WHAT is the best way to get your plane scary sharp on a Roman Noodle budjet b...

27 02-25-2013 05:49 PM

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