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Pick of the litter?

06-20-2014 03:48 PM by bandit571

Rust Hunt was rather short today, short of funds. Had about $5 to shop wit...

3 06-21-2014 03:19 AM
View Logan's profile

Stanley No 4 Type 5

04-27-2014 02:50 AM by Logan

Howdy Folks. Stopped by a local flea market the other day and picked up what ...

29 06-19-2014 09:56 PM
View jacobem3's profile

My first hand plane!

06-19-2014 02:43 AM by jacobem3

I just won this auction for a Stanley #5, made in USA, for $41 shipped:http:/...

8 06-19-2014 10:34 AM
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Rusty Finds + Need Help with ID

12-04-2013 03:38 AM by Don Broussard

Apologies in advance for the length and picture-heaviness of this post. We...

31 06-18-2014 02:07 PM
View Brett's profile

What kind of plow plane is this?

06-14-2014 01:24 AM by Brett

I bought something recently that I though was a simple, old plow plane: ...

5 06-17-2014 07:19 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile (online now)

Anyone disappointed by a Lie-Nielsen dovetail saw?

05-25-2014 09:17 PM by ColonelTravis

I’m looking for a DT saw, was intrigued by the Winsor Saw company out o...

21 06-17-2014 07:17 PM
View CincyRW's profile

Help - New Bessey clamp wont work

06-13-2014 01:33 AM by CincyRW

I got a great deal on some Bessey clamps at Lowes. Apparently, they’re...

6 06-16-2014 01:06 PM
View Grasshopper000's profile

Made in the USA? Or England?

06-11-2014 12:59 PM by Grasshopper000

I’m still looking for vises. I actually picked up 2 NIB old Record 52ED...

12 06-15-2014 03:59 AM
View poopiekat's profile

An Ebay Miracle from a Bozo Seller!!!

06-07-2014 08:46 PM by poopiekat

Well, gotta admit, I still enjoy buying planes that are inexpensive, just to ...

26 06-14-2014 11:54 PM
View BuzzardBird's profile

Question about a No 7 Vintage Stanley Jointer. Got some twist.

06-08-2014 02:37 PM by BuzzardBird

I’m new, I’m true, but I’m blue! Hello LumberJockers, Bu...

15 06-12-2014 09:29 PM
View poopiekat's profile

A Rogues Gallery of Transitional Planes

06-09-2014 03:46 PM by poopiekat

I thought I’d post some pix of my transitional planes. These were purc...

14 06-11-2014 05:59 PM
View TiggerWood's profile

Millers Falls hand plane

06-04-2014 12:49 AM by TiggerWood

I was rehabbing a Millers Falls hand plane and decided to test what looked li...

9 06-11-2014 02:52 PM
View RichardDePetris's profile

How do I properly setup a Stanley Model 12-960 Block Plane?

05-30-2014 07:25 PM by RichardDePetris

I was going through Lowes and picked up a Cheapo-Maximo block plane (Kobalt 6...

5 06-10-2014 03:39 PM
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An Iron Grip

06-09-2014 10:58 PM by DocBailey

I’ve wanted one of these for a long time, but couldn’t imagine sh...

12 06-10-2014 01:41 PM
View Benvolio's profile

So... how comes no one's making a decent hand drill these days?

06-05-2014 10:26 PM by Benvolio

I adore the old miller’s falls hand drills as much as the next guy, but...

15 06-10-2014 12:48 PM
View NikkiLaRue's profile

Hand Planes

06-09-2014 01:33 PM by NikkiLaRue

While on my way to work Saturday morning I ran across flea ma...

9 06-09-2014 07:36 PM
View distrbd's profile

is this a good deal on used Bessey clamps?

06-09-2014 01:04 PM by distrbd

I just saw this in our local Kijiji,6 Bessey clamps for $80 ,(~ $70 USD)they ...

8 06-09-2014 06:21 PM
View PaPa_Jack's profile

Was given a couple planes but have questions.

06-09-2014 02:17 AM by PaPa_Jack

I was given three planes by a friends wife. He passed away about a year ago a...

14 06-09-2014 04:46 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Scrapers or sandpaper for parquet flooring

06-01-2014 03:25 PM by JohnChung

Please share your experience with repairing parquet flooring. I have tried to...

6 06-09-2014 08:56 AM
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Axe for carpentry

06-08-2014 03:04 PM by JohnChung

How many actually own an axe and use it for carpentry? I can’t seem to ...

8 06-09-2014 04:47 AM

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