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|34 days ago||
Zion National Park - 13 replies
As promised (or threatened), here is the video of my trip to Zion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzfUny8H2mk Or if you just want to see the stills: http://www.flickr.com/photos/68271167@N00/sets/72157637121575033/ Hope some of you have just a tiny bit of the fun watching that I had being there!
|34 days ago||
Back from Vacation - 23 replies
I haven’t been posting lately, as I was on vacation… followed by a lengthy catching-up process once I got back to work. Now where do I start to get caught up on LJ’s???? A short compilation of my Grand Canyon photos… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxEXExl-1X4
|141 days ago||
Morning Humor - 9 replies
I read this one this morning and it made me laugh out loud. I thought it was too good not to pass along. * On their way to get married, a young couple is involved in a fatal caraccident. The couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waitingfor St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they beginto wonder: Could...
|158 days ago||
Anybody Need a Lathe? - 12 replies
Check out this bad boy I found on CL
|182 days ago||
Plane Deal Alert - 16 replies
Am I missing something? Apart from the broken handles, this looks to me like an excellent deal on some fixer-uppers. The only reason I’m not bidding is that I’m pretty full on the project list right now. Still, if nobody bids, I’m gonna jump in. http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-wood-planes-/130918879904?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&...
|183 days ago||
Craigslist Gem of the Day - 19 replies
Anybody need a compressor upgrade? You might need to sell a kidney to afford it, though.
|194 days ago||
How NOT to Sell Your Stuff - 37 replies
I realize this is an expensive lathe, but how can you ask $4K for something that looks this bad in your photo??!! http://neworleans.craigslist.org/tls/3825594086.html
|233 days ago||
The Outrage of Saggy Pants - 60 replies
Okay folks, this is totally non-woodworking, but it’s something that’s been on my local news lately, and I’m interested in other people’s thoughts on this issue. We’re probably all familiar by now with the sagging pants fashion statement, right? You know… where the guy’s shorts are barely clinging to ...
|279 days ago||
Oldies Reunion - 22 replies
Okay, I’ve said it before…. I love the oldies. I scooped up this pre-lateral #4, Type 4 because it looked to be in very nice shape under the rust. Made sometime between 1874 and 1884, this 130-year-old plane is living proof of the phrase “they don’t make ‘em like they used to.” It never fails to amaze me ho...
|286 days ago||
What is this plane? - 37 replies
This listing caught my eye, and I thought I’d throw it out here for discussion. Advertised as a #4, it is clearly marked No. 10 on the base. I thought a Stanley #10 was a rabbet plane, with the cutout sides for a full-width iron. The photo with the top view, judging from the shadows and light, seems to show the cutouts. But the side vie...
|303 days ago||
Humorous eBay Listing of the Day - 57 replies
I got a kick out of this one. And the guy has a 100% positive feedback rating!
|311 days ago||
Speaking of Photography - 85 replies
I saw one of our photography threads got bumped up to the top this morning, so maybe it’s time to start a new one. I took some shots of an orchid plant someone gave my wife, and turned it into one of my original-music-and-photo videos. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-x6ODnaD-Y And a sample:
|374 days ago||
Bedrock 603 - Flawed Beauty - 12 replies
I picked up this rusty 603 because I sensed there was not much wrong with it (apart from the obvious…. do you see it?) This is a Type 3, which dates it between 1900 and 1908. A couple of hours work really showed this beauty to be in excellent shape for the most part. The thing that struck me most about it was the condition of the kn...
|378 days ago||
Calling All You Just Plain Plane Geniuses - 14 replies
Anybody know anything of interest about these planes or this manufacturer? All I know is that it was a Dutch company that made both ice skates and tools. They started in business in the late 1860’s, and operated in one form or another until the early 1990’s. The box looks very old, but the plane is in basically unused condition...
|400 days ago||
A Nice Little Lathe on CL - 12 replies
Any of you guys who like to dally in metalwork looking for an upgrade? I was thinking of Purplev in particular. He might have to rearrange his shop again, though. http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/tls/3368622567.html
|424 days ago||
Sargent Plane Parts - 11 replies
I recently acquired this Sargent 407 (equivalent to a #2 Stanley). It’s in decent shape, but came with the wrong size lever cap. The guy who was selling it on eBay was very upfront about it, so no complaints there. However, I didn’t realize that the oversize cap, while it fits in width, is actually too long, so it extends into th...
|444 days ago||
eBay Bargain Gloat - 25 replies
From what I’ve read, these are fairly hard to find in undamaged condition. When I was browsing new listings on eBay the other day, this had just been posted with a buy-it-now price of $15. It looked like the only thing wrong with it was a bit of surface rust, so I jumped on it. Sure enough, it cleaned up like a champ. The japanning ...
|459 days ago||
Remembering September 11th - 34 replies
As the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks rolls around again, I began thinking about it the other day. For most of us in the United States, it was an event that changed our lives in many ways, both in physical terms (air travel security, etc.), and in the way we think about our own safety and security within our borders...
|462 days ago||
Hello Isaac - 68 replies
Well, guys, here’s a report from the front….. Isaac is moving over the southern tip of Louisiana right now. I’m about 50 miles north in the New Orleans suburbs, and winds are steady at about 45mph now, getting stronger all the time. The lights have blinked twice, so I may not be around for a while. Once power goes out, it...
|477 days ago||
I posted this the other day, and now I have a question for you Stanley plane-typing gurus: I pegged this as a type 6 initially. The frog receiver, and the construction of the lateral adjustment lever definitely match with a type 6, and not a type 5. However, all the dating sources I usually refer to state that the threading of the adjustment ...