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Small tool gloat new old hand plane

660 days ago by robdem

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

11 656 days ago
View CharlieM1958's profile

Sargent Plane Parts

657 days ago by CharlieM1958

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

11 656 days ago
View rtbrmb's profile

Frankenplane help

657 days ago by rtbrmb

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

7 657 days ago
View Nighthawk's profile

Restore old Hand drill

658 days ago by Nighthawk

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

2 657 days ago
View shopdog's profile

Turning with a hand power lathe

658 days ago by shopdog

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

3 658 days ago
View John's profile

Suggestions for shaping thick fir corbel with hand tools?

659 days ago by John

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

4 658 days ago
View Dabcan's profile

Stanley 75 bevel angle

658 days ago by Dabcan

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

2 658 days ago
View Steven Gaffin's profile

Silicon Spray on Handtools?!

660 days ago by Steven Gaffin

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

11 658 days ago
View Polock2's profile

Old Disston saw

659 days ago by Polock2

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

3 658 days ago
View WoodWorkWarrior's profile

Your favorite rule (the measuring kind)

667 days ago by WoodWorkWarrior

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

53 659 days ago
View shampeon's profile

Quick release woodworking vise question

661 days ago by shampeon

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

11 659 days ago
View UKCat's profile

Workbench vise

661 days ago by UKCat

I am trying to find a good vise for my workbench. Does anyone have an opinion...

14 660 days ago
View chrisstef's profile

Tool Gloat - Stanley 750 - 8 piece

661 days ago by chrisstef

Well ive been stalking a craigslist post for over a month now for supposedly ...

11 660 days ago
View Brett's profile

Alignment pins for drawboring?

714 days ago by Brett

If you have drawbored a mortise-and-tenon joint (for example, when building a...

11 661 days ago
View whitewulf's profile

# 5 Center Adjuster Missing

664 days ago by whitewulf

I found this old plane, a # 5 maybe, based on size. My new old stock Stanley ...

4 661 days ago
View bandit571's profile

Just playing around with some Beech

662 days ago by bandit571

I had a couple handplanes that needed a new tote or two made. Had ONE cut ou...

4 661 days ago
View grfrazee's profile

Tool Gloat - Wards Master (i.e., Stanley) No. 45

668 days ago by grfrazee

I was able to score this Wards Master No. 45 on the bay recently for $80. Th...

5 661 days ago
View nwbusa's profile

Let's see those clamp collections

663 days ago by nwbusa

As the old woodworking adage goes, you can never have too many clamps. I thi...

10 661 days ago
View Kreegan's profile

Weird saw tooth pattern

664 days ago by Kreegan

I acquired this ~20” EC Atkins hand saw recently on eBay. I was loo...

12 661 days ago
View 12strings's profile

very short backsaw?

663 days ago by 12strings

What is the intended use of a short fat back-saw that is only about 8 inches ...

8 661 days ago

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