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|1132 days ago||
Hey folks, So the day has come, I know it will be soon or later, but unfortunately I can’t any longer continue my journey in woodworking, not having a dedicated place for all my stuff, has just make everything worst, and now my neighbors are complaining of the noise of my planer and TS… ..ohh.. well…. time to move on, and s...
|1241 days ago||
Can anyone point me out to the right direction?.... I’ve been searching but I couldn’t find anything about it, I know I can buy one for a few $$ but I would like to try myself first. Thanks folks Alonso
|1252 days ago||
Anniversary - 7 replies
So yesterday was my first anniversary of being a member of this great family. I have learned a lot, got most of my “shop” set up the way I wanted it, still missing a few tools, but there’s always workarounds. I think the part that I have enjoyed the most during this past year was all the plane/tool restorations that I went t...
|1388 days ago||
Got snow!!! - 1 reply
Ok so I got a chain email with some beautiful panoramic pictures of Lead, South Dakota. Pictures were taken on Jan-05-10 I never been there, so I have no idea if all this is true but one thing I’m completely sure… Thank God I am a California boy. Shorts and T shirts most of the year. Enjoy Hey, let’s see some pic...
|1395 days ago||
flea market score !!!! again.... - 2 replies
Hey folks, I just want to share what happened today at the Long Beach Antiques flea market on L.A. We woke up early to try to get the best deals on what I was looking for…. Bench Planes It was about 5:30 on the morning and we were waiting for the doors to open. I about 3 hrs we walked thru all the market about 5 ~ 6 times and I b...
|1397 days ago||
I need lot of help please!! - 14 replies
Hey folks, Today I got a call from one of my HS buddies who works on Granite/Tile, he is asking me if I could build a vanity cabinet for one of his customers in Newport Beach CA, this is a rough sketch of what he needs It should be symmetrical to the center line, 3 drawers on each side 2 doors The middle area should be for she...
|1406 days ago||
Great website for dating Stanley Planes - 4 replies
Hey folks, I just came across this website, I don’t know how many of you already knew about it, but I think it’s worth it sharing it to however needs help finding the correct date and type of Stanley plane that you own. Here Start by answering “How many patents dates do your plane have, behind the frog”, click on...
|1407 days ago||
3 Stanley/ Bailey Bench planes for sale - 4 replies
|1409 days ago||
Help need to choose sharpening stones - 19 replies
Folks, I’m about to press the trigger and get the combination set of Norton water stones from PeachTree, so far the best deal I found, $120 for 220/1000, 4000/8000, flattening stone, instructional DVD & sharpening tray + free shipping over on any purchase over $75. Also Lie nielsen has some good prices I can get the 2 stones for $10...
|1413 days ago||
Vintage tools for sale #2 Picture loaded.. - 12 replies
Hello Folks, This time I have a total of 12 vintage tools to offer you. I like to offer them to you guys before put them on eBay. A total of 7 Vintage Braces in great condition, 3 eggbeaters, and 2 bench planes. I will have more planes in the next coming weeks if you are interested on more planes. Offered on a first come, first served basi...
|1414 days ago||
Traditional Workbench tips/questions. - 7 replies
Hello Lj’s I have on mind start building my first “real” workbench. After attending the Lie Nielsen Hand Tool event in Cerritos College, we (my dad and I) decided to build a real, productive workbench, I’m really looking for the Traditional Workbench. We currently have one workbench, where we been working on all the...
|1423 days ago||
Bench planes for sale... anyone? - 12 replies
Hey Folks, Before I start I, want to clarify that I have full authorization from Martin to publish this post, with that being said… I’ve currently been collecting/buying several dozens of Bench planes, if you been reading my blog you will be fully aware of that.With all the expenses that restoring tools is bringing to me (materials & ...
|1426 days ago||
Folks, Today I received one package from eBay with a couple of REALLY nice bench planes Stanley Bailey No 3 corrugated type 11. 92 to 100 years old Stanley Bailey No 4 Smooth sole type 6. 118 to 122 years old!!! They are in a really nice condition for such an old tool. No repairs, breaks or any of the usual damage that we see all the...
|1429 days ago||
Bench plane storage suggestions.... - 17 replies
Folks I need a nice storage for my bench planes, I’m looking for something to hang it to the wall, it needs to hold all this + 4 more planes and several chisels, saws, mallets, etc… all kind of hand tools… Any idea/ suggestion? Thanks
|1431 days ago||
Electrolisys trouble - 20 replies
Hey folks, I’m almost ready to start using the Electrolisys rust removal to restore my bench planes and several other tools that I’ve been gathering lately at local garage sales and flea markets, but…. I just can’t find washing soda anywhere….!!!!! Is there another option or substitute for washing soda that...
|1436 days ago||
Help need it identifying a bench plane - 21 replies
Hey folks, I recently got a “Stanley No 5 corrugated”, after a close inspection I came up to the conclusion that its not an Stanley, due to several factors, (I hope to be wrong) I took several photos for you to please help me identify this plane correctly, is it a good quality plane?, the blade says “Ohio” and the m...
|1440 days ago||
Fulton Plane No 2 - 16 replies
Hey Folks, I need some input on a Fulton Plane No2. Is it a good quality plane? Similar to Stanley / Bailey? Anything that you guys know about it, please I would like to know it too. Thanks
|1442 days ago||
Honing Guide help - 2 replies
OK guys so I got the side clamping honing guide from woodcraft a few months ago, I never need it until now that I’m on the plane restoration process, can anyone explain me how to set the iron blade properly to get the right angle? I do see some information on the side of the guide but what does it exactly mean by “projection”...
|1460 days ago||
Stanley Plane on ebay.... WHAT!!!! - 29 replies
Why is this Stanley Plane worth so much? Is there any significant difference between that one and a Vintage Sweet Heart? I just can’t figure out why so expensive?? Alonso
|1479 days ago||
Sanding Drums design sketch help - 1 reply
Hello, I’ve been looking for a design of some sanding drums for a drill press. I know I have it in one of the 200+ woodworking magazines that I own, and I spent lot of time trying to find it without luck, if somebody knows of the magazine issue, please let me know I will really appreciate it. Alonso