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|06-02-2012 09:12 PM||
Silly Plane Rehab of the Day - 16 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...
|05-27-2012 01:49 PM||
Millers Falls Plane Collection, Anyone? - 45 replies
The price seems pretty outrageous, but it is quite an impressive collection.
|05-17-2012 02:47 AM||
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. :-)
|05-14-2012 01:29 PM||
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
|04-18-2012 11:53 PM||
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.
|04-17-2012 12:20 AM||
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 ...
|04-11-2012 02:24 AM||
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...
|04-08-2012 09:16 PM||
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.
|02-08-2012 01:48 PM||
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...
|02-01-2012 09:35 PM||
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...
|01-16-2012 04:11 PM||
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.
|12-27-2011 08:13 AM||
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.
|12-08-2011 03:34 PM||
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.
|11-07-2011 04:20 AM||
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!
|10-28-2011 04:35 PM||
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...
|10-19-2011 06:15 PM||
Lathe Question - Turning a Knob - 16 replies
Here’s a question for you turners: How would you hold the stock to turn a replica Stanley plane front knob? I know this seems pretty basic, but since I started turning I’ve been doing larger things like bowls and goblets, and I’m having a little trouble with this knob My first thought was to turn it with my woodworm screw...
|10-10-2011 03:55 PM||
Wanna Make a Violin? - 44 replies
I ran across this eBay listing, and it just struck me as funny. I know nothing about making violins, but I find it hard to believe you would have much use for one of these.
|09-27-2011 02:30 AM||
My Elusive #2 Stanley - 37 replies
After I was bitten by the old plane bug some months back, I quickly built a small collection of the common and less expensive sizes (#3, 4, 5, 5 1/2, 6, 7, and various block planes). What bugged me was that darned No. 2 size. There were none to be found at local garage sales or flea markets, and every one I ran across on eBay was quickly bid up...
|09-14-2011 09:30 PM||
Some shots of this past weekend in Orange Beach, Alabama…. with apologies to Porchfish, who told me after the last one that he was not a fan of piano music. :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enDLRxK6QME
|09-09-2011 05:17 PM||
Non-Woodworking Video - 31 replies
Since this is the non-shop talk forum, maybe you need a break from woodworking for a few minutes. I put together this video using my own photographs, and a recording of some relaxing Chopin music. If you just cut a board too short for the third time, maybe this will lower your blood pressure. http://youtu.be/j6yHwoWuBCI It’s hi-def,...