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07-06-2016 03:06 PM

New/old Arkansas stone question - 9 replies

Just received my Arkansas stone from Aiden 1112. Considering the age and the miles, it is in pretty good shape for the shape that it is in. Lots of oil and dirt on the box, some glaze on the stone, but no real issues, and the price was RIGHT. Have ya checked on the prices out there for Ark. stones?Now to the question?What’s the best way...

06-11-2016 10:25 PM

Saw set for finer saw teeth needed - 5 replies

Looking for a saw set for my 11 tpi tenon saw.I foolishly sold my 42X (Stanley) because I hadn’t used it. Now I’m lookin’ for one.Bill

06-11-2016 08:27 PM

Standard dimensions for furniture and cabinets - 9 replies

Anybody have a source for this info?Examples:vanity, kitchen cabs, dining table, chairs, etc.TIA.Bill

03-23-2016 05:20 PM

Purchased from Aidan 1211, and I'm pleased...... - 4 replies

I’ve been on the search for additional cutters for my #71 Stanley router plane for quite some time when I found a posting by Aidan 1211 offering some items.Checked with him (Robert Porter) to ask if he might have the cutters. Yep. Price? Reasonable for sure. Sent a check. Got the cutters via USPS (as I requested no rush) in 3 days.Cu...

03-23-2016 03:36 PM

Have ya ever wondered??????? - 23 replies

Who decided to take some bug poop, soak it in alcohol, and tried it for finishing?Hmmmm? Let’s take some cow hooves, boil ‘em, and see if it will stick two pieces of wood together.Uhhhh! There’s some tree sap. I think that I’ll figure a way to dissolve it in some stuff. HAH! I’ve made varnish!Wait! There’...

01-16-2016 11:20 PM

New air compressor? - 10 replies

After 37 years, the old Craftsman comp. is startin’ to make funny noises. Rebuild motor/comp., or go with a new unit? It is an oiled pump, Leeson motor (good), tank is sound, dials have been replaced.What say you fellers? Maybe bearings in the motor?I’ve looked until I’m blind at new compressors. They are all (what I’...

11-17-2015 10:09 PM

HAH! Gotcha! - 6 replies

For all degrees of use, practically new BAHCO #301 coping saw. Blade was trash (surprise?), but some polish and a new blade, wax the frame and handle, $5.00. Never knew how well a faceted handle felt. Whose to complain? NO! You can’t buy it for $10.00.Gotta have a gloat every once in a while.Nah nah nah nah!Bill

11-16-2015 03:17 PM

When cutting resenous wood????? - 7 replies

I sometimes cut and turn heart pine. Old, hard, and full of pitch. This covers blades, guides (bandsaw), and tires with pitch that is a bear to remove. Cleaning the blades on the TS is no prob, but removing the BS blade, cleaning the guide bearings and tires can be a job.I’ve thought about using some sort of pretreatment on the blades. ...

11-12-2015 03:45 PM

Props to Black and Decker customer svc. - 1 reply

I’ve had a Stanley 20-331 flush cut pull saw for a LONG time. Blade (replaceable) is pretty much done in. Look on line, find the saw, but no replacement blade. Call Stanley/Black and Decker. Yep! We’ve got the saw, but no blade. You can buy the saw for about $11.00 if you like. The Blade is only $.90, but shipping is gonna eat...

07-28-2015 02:21 PM

Stanley #71 router plane parts needed. - 3 replies

Lookin’ for a 1/4” and spear point blade/cutter for my #71. I know that Lee Valley has them, but I’d rather have originals if possible.Bill

06-24-2015 09:27 PM

Rusted/stuck screws. - 19 replies

What do you do to free rusted or stuck screws?Just got my 100 year old spoke pointer, and a couple screws are pretty well seized. Been squirting ‘em with WD 40. Just don’t wanna break any castings or twist off the original blade holding screws.Operators are standing by.Bill

06-15-2015 09:00 PM

WTB E.C. Stearns spoke pointer - 0 replies

Looking for a Stearns spoke pointer. Does not need to be in excellent condition, just one to be rehabbed. Does need to be complete.Shipping by flat rate to 38826.

06-14-2015 02:54 PM

E.C. Stearns hollow tenon auger question - 5 replies

I have just finished the resto on the above mentioned tool that fits a bit brace. Now, I need to figger out how to use the darned thing properly.Any of you Jocks know where I might find a vid on the set up and use?Stearns went out of business in 1907, so this puppy is quite old. It was in relatively good shape for its years.Soda blasted, degre...

05-25-2015 02:21 PM

BIG salute to all you fellow vets. - 4 replies

Covers on, attention, salute! Thanks from an old cannon cocker.Bill

03-12-2015 02:48 PM

Awesom machines - 5 replies Just for all who might think that they need a new helper in the shop. Check these out.Bill

01-21-2015 05:00 PM

I'll start a war with this ? - 26 replies

Why do so many use poly when there are so many more traditional and easily worked finishes available?There! What do you think?Bill

12-14-2014 09:49 PM

Saw sharpeners in the USA - 1 reply

I have a really good W. Butcher tenon saw that needs to be jointed, filed and set.The saw works well as it is (rip filed), but just needs to be properly tuned and tweaked for optimum performance in the rip mode.Who do you folks use/recommend? I’m not in a big rush, but 10 to 12 weeks from one shop is a bit much.Cost? Time? Best way to p...

09-08-2014 05:15 PM

Turning refridgerator magnets? - 5 replies

Anyone know of a vid tutorial on ‘em?My bride wants a bunch for use as Christmas gifts, so I need some help on speeding up the process.Bill

08-12-2014 07:56 PM

Cleaning leather table tops..... - 3 replies

I’m sure you’ve all seen them. The leather desk/table top inserts.How would ya clean them to a good condition?Don’t want them to look new, just cleaned from years of gack and grime.Leather balm, shoe polish (neutral). a solvent?Operators are standing by for your response.Bill

07-12-2014 10:02 PM

For Cricket. A big question. - 7 replies

I see you posting on another forum. What’s the connection?Certainly not a prob for me, but I was just wondering.If this subject is best left alone, I understand.Bill

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