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Toy Handplane source?

11-26-2013 01:20 AM by BigJohn

Hello. Does anyone know of a source for toy handplanes? I tried google and ...

10 11-28-2013 12:23 AM
View shipwright's profile

Potayto / Potahto .... Vice / Vise

11-24-2013 04:15 PM by shipwright

In honour (honor) of the new “Vises of Your Dreams” thread, I wou...

48 11-27-2013 05:42 AM
View 12strings's profile

how to cut a saw plate?

11-26-2013 09:57 PM by 12strings

For those who have cut up old saws for making card scrapers or scratch stocks...

10 11-27-2013 03:43 AM
View JustJoe's profile

saw and axe info - a website worth checking out.

11-27-2013 12:23 AM by JustJoe

This has probably been mentioned on LJ before, but here it is again for anyon...

6 11-27-2013 03:04 AM
View richardwootton's profile

Saw Files from the Big Box Stores?

11-22-2013 10:09 PM by richardwootton

I picked up an old Harvey W. Peace big rip saw yesterday at the flea market a...

9 11-26-2013 08:18 PM
View 12strings's profile

hand ripping 30 ft of syp

11-24-2013 03:44 AM by 12strings

So I just finished using my Stanley sharptooth hand saw to rip three 5-foot 2...

12 11-26-2013 05:14 AM
View DanielS's profile

Small Miter Box and Bent Back Saw

11-24-2013 11:22 PM by DanielS

I posted a couple of pictures of this miter box under the miter box thread. ...

10 11-26-2013 01:38 AM
View SgtRed's profile

Bench planes worth restoring.

11-21-2013 04:07 PM by SgtRed

Hello everyone, I am new to Hand planes. I only own a cheap harbor freight...

5 11-25-2013 01:29 PM
View david_larch's profile

Making a marking knife questions

11-25-2013 01:15 AM by david_larch

Hey gang;Couple questions on making a marking knife. I have been looking at s...

2 11-25-2013 01:01 PM
View Tedstor's profile

Record 169 Bench Stop

10-20-2013 01:46 AM by Tedstor

I snagged this NOS Record #169 Bench Stop off ebay a couple years ago. I didn...

5 11-25-2013 03:28 AM
View kmetzger's profile

Operating old vises

11-23-2013 02:07 AM by kmetzger

I just completed a workbench for our woodworking school. I used a Morgan 100A...

9 11-24-2013 07:02 PM
View ToddJB's profile

Tote Crack - Fix or leave

11-18-2013 07:50 PM by ToddJB

Just picked up a Stanley 604 on the bay. The seller kindly left out any menti...

24 11-24-2013 07:30 AM
View Jerry's profile

Bridge City Toolworks - Recent Display at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft

11-23-2013 05:26 PM by Jerry

Bridge City Toolworks recently had a display up at the Museum of Contemporary...

7 11-23-2013 10:05 PM
View Schoffleine's profile

Where do y'all find parts for your old tools? I need a 12-20 screw specifically.

11-21-2013 01:08 AM by Schoffleine

I lost one of the screws for an old Stanley Bailey 4 1/2 jack plane I was res...

24 11-22-2013 03:12 PM
View Jon1094's profile

rasps, diamond files, files, etc...

11-22-2013 11:32 AM by Jon1094

I plan on making some wooden hinges and want to round over the edges of the h...

1 11-22-2013 01:57 PM
View SCOTSMAN's profile

Veritas scraper plane any good?

11-01-2013 07:30 PM by SCOTSMAN

Does anyone here have a Veritas scraper plane? And could they tell me good or...

15 11-22-2013 01:07 PM
View UpstateNYdude's profile

Fulton ?!?!?!?

11-22-2013 02:52 AM by UpstateNYdude

I have a Fulton bench plane I picked up the other day, but I can find no iden...

1 11-22-2013 02:57 AM
View lunn's profile

old tools at flee mkt.

11-21-2013 01:20 PM by lunn

Found theses old tools in a box of junk. Like the Stanley...

2 11-21-2013 04:39 PM
View cliffslocal777's profile

Sharpening question

11-20-2013 09:43 PM by cliffslocal777

I have searched and read several posts on sharpening and wanted to confirm so...

5 11-21-2013 01:19 AM
View Handtooler's profile

Tunning a Stanley #92 Shoulder Plane

11-19-2013 03:59 PM by Handtooler

LJ’s, As an apprentice hybrid woodworker I’m interested in impro...

5 11-20-2013 07:55 PM

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