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Hand Plane Help

10-15-2014 08:25 PM by natenaaron

My planes are plenty sharp. I just can’t seem to get them set up right...

13 10-20-2014 02:12 AM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Bailey #3 iron question

10-20-2014 12:19 AM by Troy Cleckler

I bought this plane a few years ago, took it apart and that’s as far as...

3 10-20-2014 12:34 AM
View racerglen's profile

Whatsit ?

10-13-2014 04:43 PM by racerglen

OK, this arrived along with a lot of other stuff as my mom in law moved, yes ...

9 10-20-2014 12:20 AM
View 1371Marine's profile

Tool Identification help please

10-19-2014 07:51 PM by 1371Marine

I picked these up at a local rummage shop. If for any other reason I like old...

6 10-20-2014 12:09 AM
View BoardCop's profile

Any idea what brand this plane is?

10-17-2014 11:22 PM by BoardCop

Any idea on the brand or any other info? I can’t find any markings. ...

18 10-19-2014 06:59 PM
View JohnMcD348's profile

What's the Difference between #4 and #5 Stanely Planes(Other than length)

10-07-2014 02:30 AM by JohnMcD348

I bought a new #5 Stanley Bailey awhile back and it’s still in the box....

7 10-17-2014 01:44 PM
View Jerlac's profile

Burning iron

08-18-2014 01:47 AM by Jerlac

I’m searching for a website to buy a branding iron since lee valleyR...

8 10-17-2014 01:53 AM
View 12strings's profile

8 tpi rip saw?

10-16-2014 10:54 AM by 12strings

I have procured a good old Diston d23 hand saw for about $5… 8tpi, what...

1 10-17-2014 12:43 AM
View CharlesA's profile

Where do you mount your leather strop?

09-23-2014 09:12 PM by CharlesA

I should be able to figure this out. I have a bench-mountable leather strop ...

15 10-16-2014 04:04 PM
View Evangogh's profile

Keeping my tools clean

10-15-2014 01:24 AM by Evangogh

Well, I’m basically in my shop 24/7 lately and since my favorite tool i...

11 10-16-2014 01:01 AM
View willie's profile

Stanley #95 Butt gauge

10-15-2014 04:18 AM by willie

I recently came across a Stanley #95 butt gauge. I have not seen one before a...

1 10-15-2014 05:42 AM
View MikeUT's profile

Restoring a wood plane

09-22-2014 06:55 PM by MikeUT

I got this old wood jointer and got it in a lot of planes that also included ...

12 10-13-2014 06:38 PM
View Elizabeth's profile

Combination Squares - quality brands?

10-10-2014 10:32 PM by Elizabeth

So I have known for a while that I need a decent combination square. Right n...

43 10-13-2014 02:19 AM
View Brett's profile

Buying tools online from overseas sellers?

10-11-2014 01:32 PM by Brett

Some of the hand tools offered on eBay by overseas sellers have pretty good p...

2 10-11-2014 07:25 PM
View Rob's profile

Are the cheaper Starrett squares worth buying?

07-02-2014 09:08 PM by Rob

I don’t have a try square yet, and my current combo square is a piece o...

23 10-11-2014 01:40 PM
View ajthomas5009's profile

Stanley No65 set up (?'s)

10-09-2014 01:33 PM by ajthomas5009

I have a No65 I restored a while back that I’m finally attempt to sharp...

3 10-11-2014 12:46 AM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

what is your go to clamp

10-08-2014 09:36 PM by daddywoofdawg

I going to buy some new clamps I have some quick grip style clamps a few C cl...

31 10-11-2014 12:30 AM
View LucasWoods's profile

Flea market finds (stanley #6, stanley #27, unidentifieds)

10-07-2014 07:44 PM by LucasWoods

Hey all so in trying to keep my budget down on getting my first hand tools (t...

8 10-10-2014 09:44 PM
View Rex B's profile

Sharpening a Cambered Iron By Hand?

10-08-2014 12:57 PM by Rex B

A while back I was inspired by BigRedKnothead’s sharpening blog and dec...

8 10-09-2014 11:22 PM
View Willeh's profile

Lie-Nielsen 102 Low Angle Block Plane?

01-18-2013 12:23 AM by Willeh

Looking at picking up a decent block plane to replace the POS Home Depot Stan...

21 10-09-2014 03:21 PM

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