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12-13-2017 08:46 PM

Plow Plan Application Question - 4 replies

At the risk of sounding really dumb, I have to ask for some help. I’ve been out of the hobby a bit (moved and no space to work) but recently I finally got my garage/shop finished (worth the 2-year wait, 23’ x 23’) and I’m about to start building some storage cabinets (if they come out ok I may even build new ones for the ...

09-11-2017 09:55 PM

Bench Stop Identification? - 4 replies

Hey, I just picked this up on eBay and was hoping someone could help me ID the manufacturer of this bench stop. There are no markings on it, and it works nicely, cool old stop. Thanks for any help.

09-04-2017 06:01 PM

Woodworking Courses Question - 12 replies

Hey folks, I’m a hobby WW and wanted to ask if people had experience or just good info about WW schools in the US that may offer anywhere from 1 to 5-day courses on different aspects of woodworking. I can do basics like sharpening and have a more than decent array of tools for the work. I’m more interested in using hand tools so want...

08-24-2017 09:56 PM

Veritas Small Plow vs. New Combination Plane - 25 replies

I saw several other threads, but wanted to see if anyone had any updated info or thoughts on whether the combination is worth getting if I already have the small plow? I emailed LV to ask about blade compatibility and here’s the reply: “Almost all of our blades from our Small Plow Plane will work with the new Combination Plane. T...

04-27-2017 03:08 PM

Fluting Cutters for a Record 050? - 2 replies

Hey, I have a minty Record 050 (custom velvety box too) and in the little box that says “cutter clamping bracket” there were the 1/8” and 3/16” cutters as expected, but there were also 5 fluting cutters (I think that’s the correct term) with no Record labels (all other cutters had the labels still on them), and only...

04-20-2017 08:16 PM

Practical Woodworker edited by Bernard Jones Originals - 4 replies

Hi, this is another post that doesn’t seem to have a perfect forum fit so I was hoping it would get some responses here. I recently purchased some nice old Globe-Wernicke barrister bookcases for sale locally on CL, and when I was there I noticed a collection of tools and WW books, magazines, etc. Long story short, through the generosity of...

04-17-2017 03:21 PM

John Walter Stanley Tools Book - 6 replies

Hey, not sure which forum was appropriate so I put this here, but does anyone have an email or phone number for John Walter, the guy who wrote the Stanley Tool guide ( or his website at He says there’s a new edi...

07-28-2016 12:43 AM

Stanley 46 - 7 replies

Ok, so I want to ask about the virtues of the 46 for cutting dados. I know it does other things but most of what I read says it excels at it because of the skewed blades and because it has the skitter and spurs. And also, anyone have any experience with the 46 compared to the # 39 dado planes? I have 4 widths of the 39s in beautiful condition, a...

03-06-2015 05:52 PM

Stanley 148 & Sargent 1068 Blades - 0 replies

Ok, so here’s my challenge (today at least), I have a Sargent 1068 Tongue and Groove plane, and the tonguing blade is out of square and beyond recovery. Anyone know if the same size T&G Stanley 148 blades would work in the Sargent 1068? I know St. James Tool company sells replacements for the 148. Both cut a 1/4” groove. Any thou...

08-28-2014 12:25 PM

Plough Plane Conundrum - 2 replies

Hey, looking for some advice here. I have a very nice Craftsman 3728 combination plane. I’m looking to also get one of the smaller sized plough planes as well, that’s a little less complicated to set up. I have a wonderful Rapier #3, similar to the Record 043, so I’m going for the size in between the Rapier and the Craftsman. S...

08-08-2014 06:53 PM

Tongue & Groove planes - 3 replies

Hey folks, I have a hankering for getting a T&G plane for some projects. I think I’m aware of the basic options, the Stanley 48-49 and 148, the LN and the LV add on for their small plough plane plus all the combo planes and matching wooden planes. I’d appreciate your opinions about preferences, particularly why some are negative ...

07-26-2014 05:49 PM

Impulse Buy on Stanley 78 - 4 replies

Hey I bought this on eBay for about $50 and it was listed as NOS and as you can see if I got the pics right, it says made in England. Can anyone help me date it? Has the spur nicker also if that helps. Looks like it’s never been touched or used. I’m hoping it’s not a new one, are those made in England? Don’t t...

07-26-2014 05:16 PM

Millers Falls 10c Value - 3 replies

Hey guys, have an opportunity to get a MF 10c plane, I think it’s Type 2. I like it plenty, like the heft of the wider smoother. I know there’s an oldtoolheaven value guide but any idea outside of that what one in nice condition should go for? Or is that the current, definitive price guide? Don’t want to overpay. Thanks for any...

07-19-2014 12:25 AM

Spots to Look for Stuff in/around Pittsburgh? - 1 reply

Hey, not sure where to put this thread, but I travel a bit for work and will be in and around Pittsburgh, PA. Anyone have any knowledge of good antique stores, people, anything where I might be able to go look around and maybe find something interesting? I live in LA (not Los Angeles, Louisiana) and not exactly a mecca down here. Any help or lea...

07-16-2014 01:21 AM

Hand Saw books & resources - 11 replies

Hey folks, beginning my way into the world of handsaws. I posted earlier and got some good replies. This time I’m asking about books and other resources (web) on the subject. Any dedicated books on the subject other than Handsaw Essentials by Schwartz? Is it worth getting? I’ve found tons of sites with great info but really wanting t...

07-14-2014 05:12 PM

Kicking Myself... need a bailout - 16 replies

Hey, I have a very nice Craftsman 3728 combination plane (made by Sargent I believe) and I took off the knickers (nickers?) – not mine, but the little ones that cut across the grain before you cut a dado, etc., and the little tiny screw (see knicker and screw in pic) that holds it in place is not gone forever – complete rookie...

07-11-2014 11:54 PM

Best Magazine Resource - 9 replies

Hey folks, wondering about your opinions about the best woodworking magazine for those interested in using primarily (but not exclusively) hand tools? I’m a beginner in terms of skill if that matters. Familiar with Popular WW and FWW and a few others but would appreciate your opinion on these and also whether it’s worth it to get one...

06-26-2014 06:04 PM

Jigsaw Advice? - 20 replies

Hi, was thinking of getting a jigsaw, don’t have a lot of space and might be an intermediate step on the way to a band saw at some point, at least that’s my thinking. Any suggestions for good jigsaws for woodworking? I’ve looked at some reviews online, and older reviews talked about older Bosch models that aren’t availabl...

06-20-2014 07:59 PM

Hand crank bench grinders - 16 replies

Hey, debating on whether to buy, or really what to buy, in terms of bench grinders for sharpening plane blades and chisels mostly, and don’t want to break the bank on expensive wet systems. I’ve looked around, and understand low RPM is desirable, and in looking I saw a few things on hand crank grinders, some with nice white aluminum ...

06-11-2014 12:59 PM

Made in the USA? Or England? - 12 replies

I’m still looking for vises. I actually picked up 2 NIB old Record 52ED vises with Made In England cast into the vise for $225 total, shipping included. I think that was a reasonable deal (feel free to let me know if you think I got had), but I know these are only 7” but I thought if I didn’t use them then I could probably rese...

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