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View Mark828's profile

1867 Stanley Jointer Plane

02-18-2013 06:26 PM by Mark828

Picked this up at my local antique shop this morning for $40. Had to have it,...

3 02-21-2013 12:11 AM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

I pick up a Vaughan 99 16oz rip hammer

02-20-2013 11:32 PM by Beginningwoodworker

I order me a Vaughan 99 Rip Hammer, but it came with some kind finish on hamm...

6 02-20-2013 11:45 PM
View botanist's profile

Help with identifying a plane

02-20-2013 04:59 PM by botanist

I’ve got way too many tools that I don’t use and not enough of th...

17 02-20-2013 09:27 PM
View 12strings's profile

Wooden smoothing Plane design?

02-20-2013 04:56 PM by 12strings

So, the shop-made planes thread has inspired me to make a wooden smoothing pl...

4 02-20-2013 08:20 PM
View Planeman40's profile

Hand planes for billionaires . . .

02-19-2013 04:17 PM by Planeman40

For the billionaire woodworker who has everything . . . http://www.holte...

42 02-20-2013 08:20 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Stanley replacement blade.

02-19-2013 04:36 PM by JohnChung

Hi, I have a post war Stanley 4 plane. The default plane works okay on sof...

9 02-20-2013 04:29 PM
View konnon6's profile

hand plane restoreation

02-20-2013 05:15 AM by konnon6

Does anybody know of any free videos on hand plane restoreation. I have thre...

6 02-20-2013 04:24 PM
View Chris Peroni's profile

They got me again! Wandered into store = what can you tell me about this block planer?

02-20-2013 05:31 AM by Chris Peroni

(Sorry ‘bout the rambling below. If you want to skip it my questions ar...

2 02-20-2013 03:31 PM
View layne's profile

Engraved Wayne Anderson

02-19-2013 03:27 PM by layne

Been awhile since I visited here but I thought you guys might like to see the...

6 02-19-2013 08:38 PM
View Kevin_WestCO's profile

Tool Sharpening

01-28-2013 04:02 PM by Kevin_WestCO

I’ve been working on trying to increase the amount of hand tools in my ...

24 02-19-2013 06:44 PM
View Eddie's profile

Antique Hand Tool identification and value?

02-11-2013 02:17 AM by Eddie

A seller near me is cleaning shop of his antique tool collection. I am a n...

18 02-19-2013 06:04 PM
View LukieB's profile

"Tricked out" Stanley #4 for sale! Another generous LJ helping out my brother in law!!

02-17-2013 02:09 PM by LukieB

So I have yet another fellow Jock who wants to help out. Don W has agreed to...

11 02-19-2013 02:10 PM
View Holbs's profile

what are these shopsmith pieces?

02-19-2013 12:42 AM by Holbs

While using my Lervad bench i bought at an auction before Christmas, i never ...

4 02-19-2013 02:23 AM
View Gatorjim's profile

Found in dads shed

02-17-2013 01:23 AM by Gatorjim

There in rough shape and in need of some TLC.

9 02-19-2013 12:47 AM
View bondogaposis's profile (online now)

Hacksaw

02-18-2013 02:20 PM by bondogaposis

I’m in the market for a new hacksaw. I find myself cutting metal more ...

14 02-18-2013 07:06 PM
View Milo's profile

Hand Plane info sought

02-16-2013 08:52 PM by Milo

While I am waiting to be able to get started on my new shop, I thought I̵...

7 02-18-2013 12:59 PM
View kevinw's profile

Fine tuning a mitre box that doesn't cut vertically correctly

07-14-2012 10:06 PM by kevinw

Hoping someone here can help me figure something out. I use an old mitre box ...

20 02-18-2013 05:50 AM
View Boatman53's profile

Tool box

02-16-2013 03:13 PM by Boatman53

I found this little (10” x 14” x 31/2”) box on a non woodwo...

35 02-18-2013 04:46 AM
View PittsburghTim's profile

Record Jointer Plane, Worth the Effort?

02-17-2013 03:51 PM by PittsburghTim

I just finished tuning a Millers Falls #8 plane (Picture below) and am ve...

14 02-18-2013 01:22 AM
View Ripthorn's profile

Why are smoothers shorter?

02-09-2013 07:01 PM by Ripthorn

So I have started getting in to hand planes recently and have found several i...

5 02-17-2013 10:37 PM

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