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First set if Chisels

645 days ago by COMO

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

20 643 days ago
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Bits for Brace - New or Vintage?

643 days ago by Texchappy

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

1 643 days ago
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Disston No. 4 Back Saw with 8" plate

644 days ago by jamesicus

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

4 643 days ago
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Slim Pickins at an Antiques Show This Week....

645 days ago by poopiekat

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

6 644 days ago
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How to tell a good plane from crap

644 days ago by EricTy

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

4 644 days ago
View toddbeaulieu's profile

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

645 days ago by toddbeaulieu

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

2 644 days ago
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647 days ago by chrisstef

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

24 645 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

Check This Classified Ad!! LOL!

648 days ago by poopiekat

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

19 645 days ago
View BigJohn's profile

Parts needed for Stanley #1530 hand drill

645 days ago by BigJohn

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

0 645 days ago
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I've got to quit seeing the UPS Girl

646 days ago by BubbaIBA

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

17 645 days ago
View jasmine's profile

help valuing Stanley planes for hospital thrift shop

646 days ago by jasmine

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

8 645 days ago
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North Brothers "Yankee" 1530A Question

649 days ago by CarterR

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

2 646 days ago
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Great Tool Deals You Won't Want To Miss!!!

647 days ago by Planeman40

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Three planes

648 days ago by bandit571

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

0 648 days ago
View Holbs's profile

is this a hand plane or hand jointer?

648 days ago by Holbs

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

3 648 days ago
View steve6678's profile sells some pretty nice Planes

649 days ago by steve6678

I was scouting hand tools and came across was impressed with t...

5 648 days ago
View Brett's profile

Framing square not square

746 days ago by Brett

A couple years ago I bought a combination square at a home center. When I te...

8 648 days ago
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Langdon Acme Rehab

649 days ago by MajorJim

Greetings! I have looked to this site for a long time as a reference and r...

3 648 days ago
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Learning to sharpen free hand

651 days ago by Arminius

I am wondering if anyone knows any good resources (articles, tutorials, video...

14 650 days ago
View Brett's profile

Attaching handle to Staney 720 socket chisel

766 days ago by Brett

I found a 1” Stanley 720 paring chisel at an antique mall while on vaca...

5 650 days ago

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