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can anyone tell me what this vintage Stanley No. 750 2" Chisel might be worth?

595 days ago by Jerry

I got this old 2” stanley Chisel in a box of things from an auction I a...

5 595 days ago
View Kevin's profile

Which Planer to Buy

597 days ago by Kevin

Which one of these hand planes would you buy. The first is a craftsman, not ...

9 596 days ago
View Chris208's profile

What do I need to make hand-cut dovetails?

599 days ago by Chris208

Hi LJs! I want to learn how to cut dovetails by hand, but I’m not su...

32 596 days ago
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598 days ago by cirvin

Can anyone tell me what a good spokeshave to start out would be? I’m le...

6 597 days ago
View Joekwon80's profile

Japanese Dozuki or English Dovetail saw?

758 days ago by Joekwon80

Which do you prefer and why? I’ve talked to and watched several vide...

16 597 days ago
View mandatory66's profile

Stanley Brace 02 010 ?

597 days ago by mandatory66

I just purchase a like new Stanley 02 010 hand brace on the bay and I was won...

0 597 days ago
View Von's profile

Bit braces, or Braces.....or whatchmacallits

597 days ago by Von

My earliest memories of doin something with wood go back to when I was not mu...

2 597 days ago
View Brett's profile

Sagging leg vise?

599 days ago by Brett

If you have built a leg vise like the one on Chris Schwarz’s Roubo benc...

10 597 days ago
View Spratley's profile

Can anyone shed light on the Kordon Company of Cleveland, Ohio

598 days ago by Spratley

Does anyone know about this company? Don’t bother googling it, all you...

0 598 days ago
View DrPuk2U's profile

Chopping Mortises Mangles Chisel?

600 days ago by DrPuk2U

I am working on a big Holtzapffel style workbench made of Southern Yellow Pin...

22 598 days ago
View alanzilla's profile

Advice on hand Cut T&G on 2x6's for a batten style door

598 days ago by alanzilla

Hello LJ community, I have done many searches and found tons of great advice ...

3 598 days ago
View Brett's profile

Benchcrafted roller brackers for leg vise?

600 days ago by Brett

I’m putting the stretchers on my Roubo bench and will soon have to make...

2 598 days ago
View Kevin's profile

Stanley Bailey No 5 Restoration

603 days ago by Kevin

Just picked this up at a pawn shop for $10 bucks. It appears to be in pretty...

59 598 days ago
View grfrazee's profile

Stanley No. 2 Plane Looking for a Home/Possible Restoration

599 days ago by grfrazee

I found a Stanley No. 2 for far less than it’s worth at a flea market (...

6 599 days ago
View therookie's profile

Am I seeing things or missing something? Or is it worth that much?

599 days ago by therookie

13 599 days ago
View knotheadswoodshed's profile

hand plane experts, your opinions please

599 days ago by knotheadswoodshed

,Hi guys,found this on CL tonite, its close to home and was wondering if thes...

7 599 days ago
View CharlieM1958's profile

Update, With a Question - Hanging Holes.... What's the Tragedy?

613 days ago by CharlieM1958

I posted this the other day, and now I have a question for you Stanley plane-...

48 600 days ago
View Brett's profile

Another benefit to using hand tools...

600 days ago by Brett

I’ve been doing a lot of work on my Roubo bench this month, leveling th...

5 600 days ago
View Deycart's profile

Stanley 78

601 days ago by Deycart

I got a SW 78 that I am almost done restoring, but I am missing the thumb scr...

2 601 days ago
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Stanley no.4, and Stanley no. 5

601 days ago by ArtB

Yesterday I picked up a no. 4 & 5 used Stanley plans for 40 dollars. Bot...

6 601 days ago

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