Bought a scrub plane for $7 missing a lever cap. Couldn’t justify buying brass or bronze. So made a lever cap out of some scrap birds eye. And it works! The lever cap bolt is a 5/16-18 hardware store bolt with a coppe...
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My wife is a member of the local Hand Weaver Guild and they planed a meeting at Peter “Pekka” Olson’s home. So I tagged along. Here are some photos: (1) Pekka carving a fan bird: It was carved from green riven cedar.(2...
This was a fun simple project to store my card scrapers. The finished project: First I used a Stanley no. 4 1/2 (and No. 6 not shown) to flatten the pine base: Now 1/4 inch beads are cut with the Stanley 50 beading plane: Grooves ar...
I picked up this bench plane (after bargaining) for $10 at our local antique store. It has no makings. The iron has no markings. The unusual lever cap has no markings. It is 1/2 inch shorter then a Stanley 5 but has the same width. The knob is sma...