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Engraved Bridge City plane complete!

639 days ago by layne

I’ve bee working on this project for a couple of months and finally com...

5 636 days ago
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Seeking ideas for a seated workbench

639 days ago by Texchappy

In talking through bench plans on another forum (which some of you are also o...

6 636 days ago
View lwllms's profile

Chisels, why did I wait so long?

878 days ago by lwllms

For years I’ve been saying I was going to re-harden the vintage Buck Br...

6 636 days ago
View flyboy's profile

Clifton Shoulder plane

637 days ago by flyboy

Hi. I have a chance to buy a Clifton 420 shoulder plane for $90. It looks to ...

8 636 days ago
View Tenon's profile

Lie-Nielsen #8 Jointer

637 days ago by Tenon

Does anyone have experience or comment on the Lie-Nielsen #8 Jointer. I own ...

1 637 days ago
View COMO's profile

First set if Chisels

639 days ago by COMO

I am looking to buy my first set of chisels. Until now I have used cheap kob...

20 637 days ago
View Texchappy's profile

Bits for Brace - New or Vintage?

637 days ago by Texchappy

Just got a brace (Bell Stanley) and need to get bits for it. From what I kno...

1 637 days ago
View jamesicus's profile

Disston No. 4 Back Saw with 8" plate

638 days ago by jamesicus

I first saw a Disston No. 4 Back Saw with an 8” plate – just like...

4 637 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

Slim Pickins at an Antiques Show This Week....

639 days ago by poopiekat

Noooo, not that cowboy in “Dr Strangelove” wiseguy! A local anti...

6 638 days ago
View EricTy's profile

How to tell a good plane from crap

638 days ago by EricTy

I have some old planes that I bought from a nearby town. Some are wood. One...

4 638 days ago
View toddbeaulieu's profile

My first real hand plane work Old oak timbers -> new workbench

638 days ago by toddbeaulieu

I’m building my first workbench. After a ton of waffling I’m tryi...

2 638 days ago
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641 days ago by chrisstef

On my never ending rust hunt, this week has taken the cake. The continuation...

24 639 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

Check This Classified Ad!! LOL!

642 days ago by poopiekat

Okay… I’ve seen some bizarre ads, this local ad for clamps, w...

19 639 days ago
View BigJohn's profile

Parts needed for Stanley #1530 hand drill

639 days ago by BigJohn

Hello. I was wondering if anyone has any parts for the stanley #1530 hand dr...

0 639 days ago
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I've got to quit seeing the UPS Girl

640 days ago by BubbaIBA

The UPS Girl has made a few drop off at Casa Chaos the last couple of weeks. ...

17 639 days ago
View jasmine's profile

help valuing Stanley planes for hospital thrift shop

640 days ago by jasmine

My small (9000 pop.) town has one general hospital. To help raise money it h...

8 639 days ago
View CarterR's profile

North Brothers "Yankee" 1530A Question

643 days ago by CarterR

First time posting on LJ’s. I recently acquired a North Brothers ̶...

2 640 days ago
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Great Tool Deals You Won't Want To Miss!!!

640 days ago by Planeman40

6 640 days ago
View bandit571's profile

Three planes

642 days ago by bandit571

The three i’ve gotten over the past month or so. A Craftsman #4h, A...

0 642 days ago
View Holbs's profile

is this a hand plane or hand jointer?

642 days ago by Holbs

at some local auction…they are selling antique planes. if i’m no...

3 642 days ago

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