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View Chris P's profile

Trash or Treasure?

02-25-2013 05:50 PM by Chris P

I recently ran across this CraigsList add that had some old tools for sale. ...

8 02-26-2013 03:32 AM
View PittsburghTim's profile

Source for Quality Handsaws

02-24-2013 07:49 PM by PittsburghTim

Does anyone out there have a reliable source for quality panel/carpenter saws...

7 02-26-2013 12:12 AM
View LukieB's profile

Vintage Stanley 98 Marking Gauge For Auction. Yet Another Generous LJ Helping Out

02-22-2013 11:37 PM by LukieB

Title says it all, I have yet another generous Lumberjock buddy who wants to ...

11 02-25-2013 09:51 PM
View Ahekma's profile

Stumbled accross this on CL

02-25-2013 05:38 PM by Ahekma

So while digging through CL i came accross this large collection of hand plan...

10 02-25-2013 07:35 PM
View Jackietreehorn's profile

What kind of hand plane is this?

02-25-2013 02:32 AM by Jackietreehorn

Aside from one of these being a Stanley…I found these at my uncles plac...

9 02-25-2013 06:17 PM
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02-12-2013 12:39 AM by Straightbowed

WHAT is the best way to get your plane scary sharp on a Roman Noodle budjet b...

27 02-25-2013 05:49 PM
View Ripthorn's profile

What's your hand plane restoration philosophy?

02-21-2013 05:26 PM by Ripthorn

So I’ve got a few old planes that I am in the process of restoring/upda...

29 02-25-2013 05:39 PM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

How to make these curved cuts with hand tools?

02-24-2013 02:33 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

Okay. The picture shows it all. This piece is from the turn of the ...

22 02-25-2013 04:19 PM
View lumberstuff's profile

hand tool kit for lumber->furniture, etc. while camping

02-23-2013 10:38 AM by lumberstuff

Hi all,So rather than whittling whilst camping, I figured I’d try somet...

12 02-25-2013 02:48 AM
View Everett1's profile

New Veritas Large Shoulder plane - no micro bevel?

02-24-2013 02:20 AM by Everett1

Sup folks, I just got a new Veritas Large Shoulder plane yesterday, i noti...

3 02-25-2013 01:53 AM
View Pimzedd's profile

Stanley 608 Bedrock Plan up for Auction, Need Advice

02-16-2013 11:41 PM by Pimzedd

I am going to an auction in about two hours. There is a Stanley 608 Bedrock ...

13 02-24-2013 11:34 PM
View Benvolio's profile

What's the link between Irwin and Record?

02-22-2013 01:40 AM by Benvolio

... So I know Record were a british company making good quality tools at some...

8 02-24-2013 08:21 PM
View botanist's profile

Selling Stanley 45, need some advice

02-24-2013 02:32 AM by botanist

I’ve got a Stanley 45 that I’m interested in selling and I was cu...

8 02-24-2013 07:31 PM
View LukieB's profile

Custom engraved hand plane for sale for a good cause!!!! Look!!! Auction Ends Feb 23

02-20-2013 05:01 PM by LukieB

And we have yet another generous Lumberjock who wants to help out the cause f...

26 02-23-2013 05:58 PM
View flyboy's profile

Transitional Plane care

02-23-2013 03:07 AM by flyboy

Hi. I just picked up a 27” Bridge Tool Co. Transitional plane. This is ...

13 02-23-2013 05:19 PM
View Bsmith's profile

Re-Square a square?

02-23-2013 02:32 PM by Bsmith

My “Big Box Store Square” is no longer square. I would like to pu...

1 02-23-2013 02:51 PM
View jhut's profile

North Bros. 1530a restoration help

02-22-2013 04:46 PM by jhut

I just picked up a North Bros. 1530a on ebay. It’s in pretty rough shap...

4 02-22-2013 05:31 PM
View mak's profile

Low cost tenon/carcass/backsaw

02-20-2013 07:59 PM by mak

I’m getting ready to cut some large tenons in construction lumber and I...

7 02-22-2013 04:35 PM
View Sawdustonmyshoulder's profile

Y'all Got an Idea What This Does? Or Is?

02-22-2013 02:42 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder

I bought this item this week and wondering if any of you all had seen one...

18 02-22-2013 04:30 PM
View DouginVa's profile

Electrolysis and Nickel plating on tools

02-22-2013 12:13 PM by DouginVa

I just acquired a Stanley #55 molding plane that has a litttle rust on itR...

4 02-22-2013 02:05 PM

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