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View Airspeed's profile

What the heck is this thing?

04-03-2013 07:49 PM by Airspeed

I found this in my driveway recently and can’t figure out what the hell...

42 04-04-2013 03:18 AM
View Jim Jakosh's profile

Corner Brace and Bid Hand Drill

04-03-2013 11:44 PM by Jim Jakosh

I picked up this corner brace and bit hand drill today at a garage sale. It i...

9 04-04-2013 01:47 AM
View povertyridge's profile

Can anyone help me identify this hand plane??

03-01-2013 02:03 PM by povertyridge

I just picked up this plane off of Craigslist and need some help identifying ...

21 04-03-2013 11:34 PM
View Peteyb's profile

What hand planes should I get

03-31-2013 09:59 PM by Peteyb

I am starting to want to work with hand planes. Which would be the basic pla...

15 04-03-2013 10:30 PM
View Don W's profile

Another "what is it"

05-11-2012 12:40 PM by Don W

I have 2 questions. 1. what is it.2. Does anybody want it?

18 04-03-2013 07:33 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Tool gloat

04-03-2013 01:17 AM by RussellAP

I’ve been wanting to make my own chisels, but the cost of HSS is outrag...

2 04-03-2013 01:27 AM
View JohnChung's profile

Beginner in carving

04-02-2013 02:34 PM by JohnChung

Hi guys, I have just added a new interest to my handplanes, carving. Any b...

6 04-02-2013 05:04 PM
View RonInOhio's profile

Henry Taylor Chisels and Gouges on Craigslist

04-01-2013 01:32 AM by RonInOhio

Has 17 different tools . Looks like 4-6 chisels, and some gouges and other ca...

1 04-02-2013 02:17 AM
View NathanaelBenDavid's profile

Need help choosing first plane....

03-19-2013 10:28 AM by NathanaelBenDavid

Greetings…I am active duty Air Force and this past year I’ve star...

51 04-01-2013 08:13 PM
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03-23-2013 10:12 PM by hiswillus

Living in Germany and looking for a good epoxy filler to use for repairs in w...

7 04-01-2013 12:52 PM
View JUC's profile


03-31-2013 12:47 AM by JUC

My parents are coming for a visit in June and just informed that they are goi...

11 03-31-2013 11:57 PM
View ErikF's profile

Help identifying this plane?

03-30-2013 09:20 PM by ErikF

Picked up a few planes today and this one doesn’t have a makers mark.I ...

7 03-31-2013 12:10 PM
View bandit571's profile (online now)

Different type of jack plane??

03-10-2013 09:01 PM by bandit571

While out on a short Rust Hunt the other day, picked up a little Jack Plane. ...

10 03-30-2013 08:19 PM
View Charlie's profile

Something soothing about hand planes...

03-29-2013 02:25 PM by Charlie

Over the winter I bought a couple of hand planes off eBay to try my hand at f...

19 03-30-2013 11:47 AM
View RichardB's profile

Heads up for people in SoCal

03-29-2013 10:45 PM by RichardB

The Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista (Near Oceanside) is havi...

0 03-29-2013 10:45 PM
View Marcus's profile

Always sharpen your new hand plane blades

03-28-2013 11:35 PM by Marcus

So it’s been said a thousand times, and everyone using hand planes know...

5 03-29-2013 06:32 PM
View jamesicus's profile

"YANKEE" No. 100 boxed screwdriver sets

03-29-2013 04:56 PM by jamesicus

These are fairly common frequently being offered on e-bay. Here are two rare ...

1 03-29-2013 05:01 PM
View Charlie's profile

rabbet plane 2 iron positions?

03-29-2013 04:38 PM by Charlie

Can someone tell me why this rabbet plane has 2 positions for the plane iron?...

3 03-29-2013 05:00 PM
View Emma Walker's profile

$0.25 hollow plastic handle bevel gauge. Looking to pimp it up w/ a new handle!

03-29-2013 02:04 AM by Emma Walker

I picked up a bevel gauge at a flea market awhile back that has a hollow plas...

9 03-29-2013 03:55 PM
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Cleaning tools

03-27-2013 10:43 PM by 12strings

Could you describe your routine, if any, for wiping, cleaning tools after use...

7 03-29-2013 01:26 PM

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