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|491 days ago||
The Centenarians - 23 replies
I have a confession to make. When it come to old planes, I’m dangerously close to becoming a <gasp> collector. There. I said it. Having gotten that off my chest, let me elaborate. I just find it really rewarding to shine up an old plane and feel the weight of all that history in my hands. The beauties in the next few photos are all r...
|492 days ago||
Old Tool Deal Alert - 12 replies
On my regular morning eBay search, I ran across this buy-it-now listing: For less than $90 including shipping it seems like a pretty good deal. I was tempted myself…..
|510 days ago||
Original Music/Photo Video - 28 replies
For those of you who may have noticed I haven’t been around here as much lately, I’ve been taking a bit of a summer heat break from my non-air-conditioned shop. I’ve recently been setting up a little home recording studio so I can add original music to my low-blood-pressure photo essays. This is my first effort with it. The ...
|550 days ago||
Interesting Plane - 23 replies
I mentioned the other day in another discussion that I was awaiting the arrival of a Vaughn & Bushnell #904 I picked up on eBay. It caught my eye because it looked a lot like a 604 Bedrock. I did some research, and all I was able to find out about these planes is that they were made between 1923 and 1940, and were intended to be direct c...
|555 days ago||
Butterflies at the Audubon Insectarium - 12 replies
Time for another photo thread….. or should I say another video.
|557 days ago||
Silly Plane Rehab of the Day - 15 replies
Okay, so I saw this eBay listing about to expire, and no one had ponied up the 99 cent opening bid yet. It was pretty rusty, and I knew it was a P.O.S. plane, what with the plastic handles and all, but I was strangely attracted to the retro-looking plastic pistol grip. Once I got the surface rust and grime off, it turned out to be in pristine...
|563 days ago||
Millers Falls Plane Collection, Anyone? - 45 replies
The price seems pretty outrageous, but it is quite an impressive collection.
|574 days ago||
A Square Deal? - 46 replies
I got an email from Woodcraft tonight. I’m sure it’s a great square, but $169 on sale? I’m sure someone is going to tell me it’s worth it, so let’s hear it. Convince me. :-)
|576 days ago||
Stanley #7 Deal Alert - 12 replies
If anyone out there this morning is looking for a #7, this one looks pretty decent for a current bid of $27+. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BAILEY-7-22-X-3-WOOD-PLANE-/251056073228?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a741baa0c#ht_500wt_1416
|602 days ago||
Bedrock 607 - Restoration Complete - 39 replies
As I expected, this one cleaned up pretty well. Last photo is the “before”. I’d really hate to sell it, but I do wonder what it’s worth.
|604 days ago||
Next Project - Bedrock 607 - 15 replies
I’m kinda excited about this one. I picked it up newly listed on eBay for $85 + shipping. That’s more than I usually pay for an old plane, but everything I’ve read suggests Bedrock 607 jointers of this era are valuable both as users and as collectors items. According to Bob Kaune's Bedrock type study, this would appear to be a ...
|610 days ago||
Question for the old plane experts - 6 replies
I picked up an old junker cheap on eBay, just because it intrigued me and looked like it might be pretty old. I checked it against a couple of different type study websites, and it checks out as a Type 6 in every respect. My question is this: Both sites show that Type 6 planes were manufactured between from 1888-1892. They also show that...
|612 days ago||
New Photo Thread - 57 replies
Now that spring is in bloom, how about t new photo thread. I went to the local park yesterday and found lots to snap, including our local delicacy, the nutria. The whole slideshow is here.
|672 days ago||
Does anybody else..... - 30 replies
Does anybody else find that they don’t keep up as much with the new project postings since the home page format changed? I know everybody has a different way of viewing content on the site. Personally, I always begin at the home page. I would automatically glance at the 15 most recent projects, click on the ones I wanted to get a bette...
|679 days ago||
Topic Titles... To show or not to show - 57 replies
This is ground that’s been covered, but since it was stated that the current situation was temporary, and nothing seems to be changing, I thought I’d bring it up again for comments. I personally don’t like the way things are now with the titles of off-topic posts being hidden. When I go to the main forum page, I see a bun...
|695 days ago||
How about another photo thread? - 204 replies
For a while we had some great photo posts going. I don’t recall seeing one lately so here goes. I took some backyard shots yesterday on a beautiful, sunny New Orleans afternoon. How about some nice wintery shots from the northerners? My favorite shot from yesterday is the one below, and the slideshow of the rest is here.
|716 days ago||
The Passing of One of Our Own - 25 replies
I hate having to post this in non-shop talk, but I guess this is the only place where it belongs. I received an email tonight from Woodbutcher's wife, letting me know that he passed away on the 21st after a long illness. Ken was a great woodworker and a wonderful person, and he will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
|734 days ago||
When Logs Were Logs and Men Were Men - 53 replies
For all you folks who like your lumber straight from the tree, here’s how it looked in the days before chainsaws.
|766 days ago||
Holy Smokes! - 47 replies
I just realized today is my 5th anniversary as a Lumberjock! The site has changed a lot since I discovered it, but one thing has remained the same: Great woodworkers and great folks who are willing to share their knowledge and skills. Thanks for a great five years, everybody!
|775 days ago||
Latest Off-Topic Solution Critique - 80 replies
Martin, MsDebbie, et al: I hope you take this constructive criticism in the spirit it is intended. I realize you can’t please everyone, but I don’t believe the new practice of hiding non-shop talk post titles in the main forum window is going to please either side too well. For folks like me who like to go to the main forum pag...