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260 days ago

What I Got Today-Gift - 4 replies

A gift from a LJ, JustJoe sent me 5 beginners books on carving after seeing the gift I’m making (not finished) for my friend… I didn’t want his generosity to go without notice. I will enjoy reading them… Thank You Very Much Joe.

273 days ago

First Time Sort of Making animal (bird) - 17 replies

I started this about 3 hours ago, I really don’t have any carving tools, never did anything like this before… In the background are the tools I’ve used so far, except for some not too good exacto blades I’ll break out tomorrow, if I bother to sleep… Even though its not anywhere near done, I have a question...

287 days ago

Craftsman 113.xxxxx Dust collection Mods - 16 replies

I was tired of all the dust this saw dumped all over the place… I’ve had the saw maybe 5-6 months and within a week I started to think up how I would do it to my liking… The pics here are the first stage, and had taken about 10-12 hrs including tear down… Although I have some pics of the beginning of ...

295 days ago

Jig for making Picture Frame Back Clips + Hanger - 2 replies

Didn’t really know where else to put this… These I made for the Project frame I made as a gift for my friends wife… I made these today. It took a while to figure out how I was going to do these because I wanted to do as much as I could (least amount of pre-made if I could help it)... I used .064×1/2 st...

351 days ago

Gifts For Niece and Boyfriend - 5 replies

I’ve started buying them some better tools if/when they get married (I hope so, because loneliness has been brutal)... Last Christmas I gave them a bunch of newly manufactured tools. many of which I currently use myself, before I got on the vintage kick… I built the trunk last year just to get wood out of my way...

371 days ago

Prototype Recipe Folder (Gift For Friend) - 5 replies

I wasn’t sure which forum I should use, so here it is, I’m pretty sure I’ll have questions at some point… I started this two days ago, the first one was a disaster, then this evolved out of that… Its not full size but I was able to work out the basic structure yesterday… I’ll be maki...

381 days ago

Home Built Drum Polisher (drill powered) - 4 replies

This is my first home build machine… Last week Thursday I started to build one using a motor that’s been moved from one pile to the next for a couple years, but by midnight Saturday I realized it was hopeless and pulled the drum, and one pulley, The drum has been modified quite a bit but is pretty much what I s...

395 days ago

Recent Finds/Buys (November)-(ongoing) - 58 replies

I’ve decided to consolidate a few of my recent purchases in this thread… Most of the auger bits and three of the braces (the dirty ones) I bought from Mark E on this site, it went smoothly… The other brace I bought a few weeks ago and cleaned it a bit 2 days ago and works fine, it has a marking...

413 days ago

Help With ID Wood Species - 26 replies

I’m hoping those more experienced than I can ID this wood… Its supposed to be Mahogany, but today I actually kept the slip this time, it only has a few letters here and there but it says RED BALU H2O… Every once in a while the past few months I’ve tried to look at photos, but what looks like a match is Honduros ...

420 days ago

Handsaw Build Project (Redo + More) - 2 replies

As usual last night I wasn’t able to sleep, and after doing a initial cleaning on the bottom saw I started looking at them side by side… I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while, so here it goes… The top saw is a Disston Challenger 5.5ppi rip, the bottom saw is a Warrented Superior 9ppi xcut… I...

428 days ago

Todays Disston Find - 1 reply

Went to a little consignment shop today that I’ve been to a couple of times… I didn’t want to leave empty handed then I noticed this saw… I couldent tell if it was a D-7 or a no. 12 (because the etch was unreadable at the time), but the handle looked like a 12… As it turns out Disston did make a shi...

472 days ago

Advise for Stripping Finish + - 5 replies

Today is only the second time in 30 yrs I’ve been to a garage sale, both neighbor hood deals, but this is the first time I came home with something… I had wanted to buy a pair of chairs and a table for my friends daughter for a year or so (hadnt really fooled around with woodworking at all)... So the first one I stopped at ...

478 days ago

Some Old Disston Handsaws - 7 replies

From what I can tell the D-7 (24” 8ppi xcut) and no. 4 (16” 11ppi xcut) backsaw are from the 40’s and are in good shape overall… The other saw appears to be a no. 9 that is in awfull shape I didn’t realize it had 2 missing teeth, I can just barely make out a letter here and there where an etch...

505 days ago

Hand Tool Storage Cabinet - 19 replies

Three hours ago I never even heard of one (saw till) never mind seeing any… Unfortunatly I wont be able to say which thread I saw it in because I sometimes skip way back to see older threads… Once I saw what it was I already knew where it was going… It took about 1 1/2 hrs to dig out wood to build it with, I ne...

520 days ago

Weekend Purchase (Stanley #7 + Craftsman Miter Box) - 5 replies

The miter box is pretty much as received except for freeing up the rear guide rollers… The #7 I’ll probably do more to it at some point but for now I’ll take a break… I do think I overpaid for the #7 but except for the nickle on the lever cap there were no major problems so I bought it… But ...

558 days ago

Router Planing Jig & Unfinished Bench - 1 reply

Its quite rare I use any of my tools even though some have been following me around for years… This is my first somewhat decent bench it actually started life as a kneewall cabinet from the unfinished millstore that I had added a side cabinet and then mounted between the legs of a bar table (same place)... A few m...

597 days ago

No. 5 plane Restore and Repair (ongoing) - 11 replies

I bought these planes with some other goodies yesterday afternoon, I figured I’d play with this one first… I started out treating the parts as if they were an antique clock since I already had some cleaning solution handy… So far the harshest thing to touch it has been a brillo pad and some OOOO steel wool… ...

606 days ago

A Few New Toys - Vintage Planes + - 6 replies

My friend was good enough to sell me some of his Grandfathers tools… From left to right… Stanley #7Stanley #5 Stanley Handyman #3 (judging by its length)H.C. Marsh Co. #1 or #2 (not sure yet)Stanley #220 block plane Stanley #190 Rabbet, Sweetheart marked bladeCraftsman sharpener 10” x 1 1/2” stoneCurrently unkno...

657 days ago

Advice needed to finish Trunk - 15 replies

This trunk was actually never supposed to be, it started as just a box (sides, bottom, top) just to get rid of wood under my bed… Unfortunetly ever time I was almost finished I’d look at the wood scraps and just kept adding to it… Wherein lies the problem, the top, front and rear banding is red oak, the front and ...

823 days ago

Recent Mortising Purchase - 8 replies

Yesterday at a local used toolstore I just found nearby I bought this drillpress mortising adapter for $10 no bits no nothing… I can only guess that this is the way is should be assembled, it does look right just need comfirmation… Just recently reaquainted myself with a newfound love for wood (is been a very long time, alm...

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