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Another what the heck is it?

647 days ago by hairy

I picked these up at the flea market, $15 for the pair. The Bailey #6 looks l...

12 645 days ago
View Bluepine38's profile

New Stanley Bailey Planes

650 days ago by Bluepine38

I have read a lot about the older Stanley Bailey Planes here, but could not f...

2 645 days ago
View ChrisCarr's profile

Wooden Vise Screw cutting?

657 days ago by ChrisCarr

After looking at the prices of cast iron vises and sizes i want to build my o...

10 647 days ago
View Willeh's profile

Anyone else excited about the new Lee Valley saw sharpening set?

649 days ago by Willeh

Just got the e-mail from LV about this kit today:

6 648 days ago
View MisterBill's profile

Help with Breast Drill

659 days ago by MisterBill

Can anyone help me identify this Breast Drill? There are absolutely no manuf...

4 648 days ago
View woodworker59's profile

Liberty Bell Plane

652 days ago by woodworker59

Just picked this up at a yard sale for $4.00, gonna throw it up on Ebay and s...

4 648 days ago
View Danpaddles's profile

Just how burnt is my gouge?

649 days ago by Danpaddles

I have been carefully sharpening an old carbon steel gouge. I wanted a shall...

4 648 days ago
View Deycart's profile

Hand Plane comparison.

651 days ago by Deycart

I was thinking of doing a research project on comparing different manufacture...

38 649 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Ben Hur Planes?

650 days ago by 12strings

What do you know about the old Ben Hur planes? Were they made by a larger co...

2 649 days ago
View Swyftfeet's profile

How to maximize my usability on 3+ #4s

652 days ago by Swyftfeet

I have start by saying I have GREAT Parents, they are both retired and spend ...

6 649 days ago
View Deycart's profile

Plane blade sharpening guide

651 days ago by Deycart

I am looking to buy a sharpening guide for use on my stones and I really want...

8 651 days ago
View DeLayne Peck's profile

Depth Setting a block plane, well known method or dumb luck?

652 days ago by DeLayne Peck

I am misfortunate with hand planes. I gave up years ago. But, all the discu...

16 652 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Which Smooth Plane to buy?

653 days ago by 12strings

I need advice on purchasing a smoothing plane. I don’t want to spend...

15 652 days ago
View hhhopks's profile

Plane Restoration or No Restoration???? Need Advice.

653 days ago by hhhopks

I need an advice from plane experts and “Hand Plane of Your Dreams” contribut...

18 652 days ago
View mak's profile

Reputable Plane Restorers

653 days ago by mak

I was recently given some old Stanley Planes (#4, #5, and two #7’s). I...

9 652 days ago
View bloqbeta's profile

Specific question on LV Low Angle Jack

679 days ago by bloqbeta

Hey everybody, I received my second plane a couple of days ago, the Verita...

17 652 days ago
View Josh Farnsworth's profile

Any Virginia Hand Tool Woodworkers?

652 days ago by Josh Farnsworth

Because we’re having another baby & need to move into a place w/ 3 ...

0 652 days ago
View hhhopks's profile

Education on Old Slot Screws and Slot Screw Drivers

652 days ago by hhhopks

Am I just imagining it? The older screws often have thin slots such that mod...

1 652 days ago
View bluekingfisher's profile

Hand plane identification

657 days ago by bluekingfisher

I know there are a lot of hand plane fans out there so I am hoping one of you...

28 653 days ago
View robdem's profile

should I buy new hand plane blade or keep old one

656 days ago by robdem

Just bought a number 7 bailey hand plane started to clean it up tonight . Sta...

16 653 days ago

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