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View hardknots's profile

Parts for old columbian vise

08-24-2013 08:33 PM by hardknots

I scored an old big gnarley columbian woodworking vise, it was missing the ha...

6 08-27-2013 12:33 AM
View palaswood's profile

Stanley No. 4 Plane - Type Identification. Type 13 (1925 - 1928)?

08-16-2013 10:13 PM by palaswood

So I just bought my first stanley hand planes (got a 2 for 1 essentially) off...

43 08-27-2013 12:32 AM
View grego's profile

Hand Tool - only Projects

04-30-2012 07:13 PM by grego

There are plenty of details and plans around for power tool projects, but it...

12 08-26-2013 10:20 PM
View sikrap's profile

Recent Finds

08-26-2013 07:48 PM by sikrap

I don’t usually post about the tools that I find, but I’ve found ...

2 08-26-2013 09:57 PM
View Buckethead's profile

Craigslist alert NYC/NJ

08-26-2013 12:49 AM by Buckethead

I’m planning a trip in Oct with the fam… Was playing around on CL...

3 08-26-2013 09:39 PM
View Airframer's profile

Shop made Tools of Your Dreams.

05-10-2013 01:06 AM by Airframer

Like we need another “Of Your Dreams” topics around here but here...

123 08-26-2013 05:44 PM
View Don W's profile (online now)

A Stanley what is it??

08-24-2013 01:19 AM by Don W

I found these a Stanley #45 box. I know its not part of the #45. I don’...

15 08-26-2013 04:25 PM
View Pacman's profile

Free Tool Hall + Help Identifying a Hand Saw

08-13-2013 11:38 AM by Pacman

I got a tip on a guy who was looking to get rid of some tools and if nobody t...

1 08-25-2013 05:40 PM
View DocBailey's profile

Latest tool haul

08-24-2013 08:31 PM by DocBailey

I recently acquired this user-made chest of tools, owned by a carpenter. Ther...

5 08-25-2013 01:42 AM
View Hugh_McAndrew's profile

Veritas No.6 Cleanup

08-24-2013 08:33 PM by Hugh_McAndrew

Hey guys, I’m looking for a little advice on cleaning up a plane. I fou...

3 08-24-2013 10:02 PM
View Eddie's profile

Getting deeper into vintage hand tools (tool gloat)

08-24-2013 08:01 AM by Eddie

I have been hoping to come by a few certain hand tools at the local flea mark...

9 08-24-2013 05:51 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Stanley #45 Grab, and a "Whatizzit"

08-11-2013 06:42 PM by poopiekat

On Saturday, at a community Yard Sale, I found a really righteous Stanley #45...

16 08-24-2013 01:11 AM
View rpx200's profile

Am I doomed?

08-20-2013 09:00 PM by rpx200

Honestly, I don’t quite know how I’ve ended up in this position.I...

49 08-23-2013 05:09 AM
View EricTy's profile

Haul on Craigslist and just had to share

08-12-2013 11:29 PM by EricTy

So I answered this craigslist ad that had some pics of hand chisels and such....

20 08-22-2013 10:41 PM
View MaroonGoon's profile

My first experience with cabinet scrapers...

08-18-2013 06:38 PM by MaroonGoon

I have to admit that I have been a bit intimidated by cabinet scrapers. I had...

22 08-22-2013 12:24 PM
View badcrayon's profile

Has anyone tried making their own version of the jointmaker pro?

08-22-2013 07:10 AM by badcrayon

I love the idea of this product but I just do not have a thousand dollars to ...

3 08-22-2013 10:55 AM
View Greg In Maryland's profile

Stanley Mitre Box and Disston Saw

08-21-2013 03:52 AM by Greg In Maryland

This is by far the most exciting tool find that I have ever purchased. Below...

9 08-22-2013 01:55 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Thursday Handplane grabs!

08-09-2013 12:36 AM by poopiekat

There’s a Habitat for Humanity Re-store center in my city, and among al...

18 08-22-2013 01:54 AM
View Marcus's profile

5th Anniversary Gift...what to get?

08-20-2013 08:00 PM by Marcus

So my wife came up to me yesterday and said “You know it’s our fi...

19 08-22-2013 01:38 AM
View JJohnston's profile

Has this plane iron been burned?

08-20-2013 02:00 AM by JJohnston

This is the iron from an eBay no. 7, just out of the Evaporust and dried off....

11 08-21-2013 12:22 PM

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