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First set if Chisels

11-19-2012 04:41 PM by COMO

I am looking to buy my first set of chisels. Until now I have used cheap kob...

20 11-21-2012 07:21 PM
View Texchappy's profile

Bits for Brace - New or Vintage?

11-21-2012 04:01 PM by Texchappy

Just got a brace (Bell Stanley) and need to get bits for it. From what I kno...

1 11-21-2012 04:17 PM
View jamesicus's profile

Disston No. 4 Back Saw with 8" plate

11-20-2012 08:28 PM by jamesicus

I first saw a Disston No. 4 Back Saw with an 8” plate – just like...

4 11-21-2012 03:07 PM
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Slim Pickins at an Antiques Show This Week....

11-20-2012 02:38 AM by poopiekat

Noooo, not that cowboy in “Dr Strangelove” wiseguy! A local anti...

6 11-21-2012 05:50 AM
View EricTy's profile

How to tell a good plane from crap

11-20-2012 06:46 PM by EricTy

I have some old planes that I bought from a nearby town. Some are wood. One...

4 11-20-2012 09:42 PM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

My first real hand plane work Old oak timbers -> new workbench

11-20-2012 12:32 PM by toddbeaulieu

I’m building my first workbench. After a ton of waffling I’m tryi...

2 11-20-2012 03:15 PM
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Gloat-Tastic

11-17-2012 06:02 PM by chrisstef

On my never ending rust hunt, this week has taken the cake. The continuation...

24 11-20-2012 02:52 AM
View poopiekat's profile

Check This Classified Ad!! LOL!

11-16-2012 05:04 PM by poopiekat

Okay… I’ve seen some bizarre ads, this local ad for clamps, w...

19 11-20-2012 01:23 AM
View BigJohn's profile

Parts needed for Stanley #1530 hand drill

11-20-2012 12:16 AM by BigJohn

Hello. I was wondering if anyone has any parts for the stanley #1530 hand dr...

0 11-20-2012 12:16 AM
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I've got to quit seeing the UPS Girl

11-18-2012 06:27 PM by BubbaIBA

The UPS Girl has made a few drop off at Casa Chaos the last couple of weeks. ...

17 11-19-2012 07:24 PM
View jasmine's profile

help valuing Stanley planes for hospital thrift shop

11-19-2012 06:07 AM by jasmine

My small (9000 pop.) town has one general hospital. To help raise money it h...

8 11-19-2012 04:00 PM
View CarterR's profile

North Brothers "Yankee" 1530A Question

11-15-2012 03:58 PM by CarterR

First time posting on LJ’s. I recently acquired a North Brothers ̶...

2 11-19-2012 02:45 AM
View Planeman40's profile

Great Tool Deals You Won't Want To Miss!!!

11-18-2012 02:35 PM by Planeman40

6 11-18-2012 07:20 PM
View bandit571's profile

Three planes

11-17-2012 04:10 AM by bandit571

The three i’ve gotten over the past month or so. A Craftsman #4h, A...

0 11-17-2012 04:10 AM
View Holbs's profile

is this a hand plane or hand jointer?

11-17-2012 02:31 AM by Holbs

at some local auction…they are selling antique planes. if i’m no...

3 11-17-2012 04:09 AM
View steve6678's profile

Woodline.com sells some pretty nice Planes

11-16-2012 12:58 AM by steve6678

I was scouting hand tools and came across Woodline.com.I was impressed with t...

5 11-16-2012 11:01 PM
View Brett's profile

Framing square not square

08-10-2012 11:17 PM by Brett

A couple years ago I bought a combination square at a home center. When I te...

8 11-16-2012 06:49 PM
View MajorJim's profile

Langdon Acme Rehab

11-16-2012 09:11 AM by MajorJim

Greetings! I have looked to this site for a long time as a reference and r...

3 11-16-2012 03:41 PM
View Arminius's profile

Learning to sharpen free hand

11-14-2012 02:06 PM by Arminius

I am wondering if anyone knows any good resources (articles, tutorials, video...

14 11-15-2012 02:39 PM
View Brett's profile

Attaching handle to Staney 720 socket chisel

07-21-2012 08:41 PM by Brett

I found a 1” Stanley 720 paring chisel at an antique mall while on vaca...

5 11-15-2012 02:55 AM

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