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03-13-2018 09:14 AM

Stanley Cap Iron Restoration Help? - 9 replies

Rant mode on: Is it just me, or does every used Stanley plane have poorly fitted or disfigured cap irons?Really, I want to hear from others! I always spend more time trying clean up rust, fix heavy handed damage, or repair poorly fitting cap irons than I spend on blades! I can clean up & sharpen an old rusty old blade in 10-15 minutes...

12-29-2017 08:23 AM

Can Basswood have figure? - 7 replies

New project made with Basswood,where Basswood is showing curly figure? [Close up: Yellow tinted wood is Basswood, Pink tinted is Maple. Both look “white” to naked eye.] Is figure normal? Does it happen often? All my previous encounters with Basswood as drawer sides or light weight trays in chests have always used bori...

04-25-2014 09:47 AM

Should I refurbish an old Elephant brand jointer, or use it as? - 11 replies

Title has the big question. Please cast your opinion. Details and pictures below to help you decide. Picked up an 23yr old Chiwanese made Elephant brand WJ-200 1.5HP 8” jointer from a bankruptcy auction for about same $ as a typical used 6” jointer on local CL. Have no manual, but my investigation revels it very closely resembl...

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