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Well, I have been doing a good amount of casework in my house the last two days and have "discovered" an old tool.
When I bought my house, the shed/shop in the back yard was loaded with an assortment of older hand tools, including a nice variety of coping saws and older stanley planes, all in need of work.

Well, I have been fitting crown and other assorted moulding around doors and my floors.. too much in my opinion, but thought there must be a less noisy way to do this. I have borrowed my Dad's DeWalt 12" miter for the past eight months, but figured what the hell..

All I have to say, it is pleasant to not have screeching saws and blown sawdust everywhere, but a small pile of dust right below where I am cutting.

Just an observation from this novice woodworker. Kinda makes the work a bit more personal, ya know.

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Hi there Jason, must be lots of fun doing the work you are doing

Lucky you with all these assortment of old tools you got

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Hey, Jason. You wouldn't want to get rid of those old Stanley planes, would you?

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Hi Jason,

I wish more people here would discover the art of hand tools use, there is nothing like it.
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New house not a square corner in it I found one of Dads coping saw and will plan on using it when I put crown molding in the rest of the house.

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Hi Jason,

I wish more people here would discover the art of hand tools use, there is nothing like it.
Hey Jason,
My HS intro to woodworking was with all hand tools. Except the lathe. It was foot powered. We had to become fairly proficient with all hand tools. Took me about two years.
Then I got to use power tools. I never looked back. Oh, I still maintain and use a stable of planes and saws, but only when it's more efficient to do so. Ear protectors are a good thing.

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Hey, Jason. You wouldn't want to get rid of those old Stanley planes, would you?
My Dad has em!
Besides, they are probably just late 60's-70's Nothing too fun such as some pre WWII stuff.


Honestly, the tools are not exactly nice. In fact most the handles are pretty much covered in rust, but the grips work and I m happy.


47 Year old house, and hardly any straight lines in here. Fortunately for me only one "funky" crown cut, and that is when i hit the fireplace in my den area. I suspect the saw will continue to have this said workout.
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