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just need opinions

660 days ago by natew

i am not some advertisement i’m just trying to figure out what tools i ...

14 659 days ago
View grfrazee's profile

Calling all No. 45 owners...

673 days ago by grfrazee

I recently acquired a No. 45 with cutters, but without any of the wooden boxe...

26 659 days ago
View MarkwithaK's profile

Help with found plane?

660 days ago by MarkwithaK

I found this old Stanley #4 stashed in my garage. It was stashed away...

11 659 days ago
View Kv0nT's profile

Stanley No. 5 Type 5

660 days ago by Kv0nT

Hey, I just picked up a Stanley No. 5 Type 5 for 18 bucks ( I checked that Pa...

9 660 days ago
View jamesicus's profile

North Bros. "YANKEE" Tools

660 days ago by jamesicus

I have installed the following web pages relating to North Bros.”Yankee...

0 660 days ago
View poopiekat's profile

Stanley 71, 71 1/2 Sharpening Questions

664 days ago by poopiekat

Hey all,Though I really like my 71s, I’ve got 2 questions: What angle ...

8 660 days ago
View natew's profile

handtool help

663 days ago by natew

i’m just starting out traditional furniture making and i need a list of...

5 660 days ago
View Alexandre's profile

Set on a handsaw?

662 days ago by Alexandre

Since there are so many handsaw and hand tool fanatics, I am wondering how to...

6 661 days ago
View thedude50's profile

The Original Workbench of your dreams thread

858 days ago by thedude50

For weeks people have said lets start a Workbench of your dreams thread and t...

101 662 days ago
View robdem's profile

Small tool gloat new old hand plane

665 days ago by robdem

Friend of mine picked up this bailey # 7 hand plane for m...

11 662 days ago
View CharlieM1958's profile

Sargent Plane Parts

663 days ago by CharlieM1958

I recently acquired this Sargent 407 (equivalent to a #2 Stanley). ItR...

11 662 days ago
View rtbrmb's profile

Frankenplane help

663 days ago by rtbrmb

This is an e-bay purchase from a few years ago that I am just now getting som...

7 663 days ago
View Nighthawk's profile

Restore old Hand drill

663 days ago by Nighthawk

Scored an old hand drill as as part of an auction the other day (There is ano...

2 663 days ago
View shopdog's profile

Turning with a hand power lathe

664 days ago by shopdog

You have to check out this video of a Moroccan man turning chess pieces by ha...

3 664 days ago
View John's profile

Suggestions for shaping thick fir corbel with hand tools?

665 days ago by John

I’d like to shape some nice curved profiles on a 3” thick chunk o...

4 664 days ago
View Dabcan's profile

Stanley 75 bevel angle

664 days ago by Dabcan

I’ve inherited an old Stanley 75 plane, does anyone know what the bevel...

2 664 days ago
View Steven Gaffin's profile

Silicon Spray on Handtools?!

666 days ago by Steven Gaffin

Was looking at picking up a Lie-Nielsen Dovetail saw and was reading the main...

11 664 days ago
View Polock2's profile

Old Disston saw

665 days ago by Polock2

I have an old Disston saw that I am going to try to restore. I have taken the...

3 664 days ago
View WoodWorkWarrior's profile

Your favorite rule (the measuring kind)

673 days ago by WoodWorkWarrior

Just curious to see what LJ users find to be their most useful rule. I tend t...

53 665 days ago
View shampeon's profile

Quick release woodworking vise question

666 days ago by shampeon

I got a deal on an American Scale Co. No. 203 quick-release woodworking vise ...

11 665 days ago

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