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590 days ago

For Sale...Stanley #113 Circular Plane.. Clean, Sharp, Ready to Use. Great deal - 9 replies

I am selling my Stanley #113 circular plane and thought I would post it here before Ebay… The plane is all original but it has been cleaned well and tuned. The iron is freshly sharpened and honed on the bevel side and the back has been lapped flat and polished. The chip breaker was also tuned. The bolts are all lubed and adjustments wor...

777 days ago

Nice Restored & Tuned Stanley #3 type 14 for sale.. Ready to use - 7 replies

Selling another one of my extra planes. This is a very nice Stanley Bailey #3 that I believe is a type 14. Has a SW iron that has been sharpened/honed and the back lapped flat and polished. The base has been re-painted and the Rosewood tote and knob were refinished. The plane has been tuned and is ready to start working. There is a minor issu...

784 days ago

Stanley #4 1/2 plane for sale, early type, tuned and sharp. Very Nice! - 4 replies

I have decided that its time to sell some of my extra planes and I thought I would post on here before I put them on ebay. This is a beautiful early type (type 6?) Stanley Bailey #4 1/2. The plane has been clean and tuned and the iron and breaker have also been tuned and sharpened. Japanning is worn and missing in some areas but there is no r...

818 days ago

Need help to ID a plane with Bedrock frog design - 6 replies

I picked up a box of misc planes and plane parts the other day from a garage sale and in the box was this plane with a Bedrock style frog design.. The plane did not have the iron or lever cap when I bought it so this is all I have. The plane is a #3 size and the knob and tote both look like they are Rosewood. There are no mark...

863 days ago

Wood ID... Need some help - 16 replies

I got this wood from a pallet that I recently took apart. I am not really sure what kind of wood this is so maybe someone here does. The wood is very light weight and is probably the lightest weight wood I have ever worked with. I tried smelling the wood but I couldn’t detect even the slightest bit of scent from it. Judging by the gr...

913 days ago

The coolest lumber cutting/milling machine I have every seen. Video - 20 replies

I saw one of these on the TV show Modern Marvels this weekend. I was really blown away by this and felt I should share. Its a real quick video and worth a look.. I think you can buy one of these for 600,000 dollars :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf9d8KEzgvQ&feature=related

980 days ago

Anyone have a Ryobi 18v Ni-cad drill they would sell or trade? - 11 replies

After 7 years of use and abuse my 18v Ryobi cordless drill fried on me. I know its not a top of the line drill but I liked it and I want it back. I also have several batteries and a charger all ready so I really just need the drill. With the holidays right around the corner I don’t have the extra money right now to go buy a new one so I...

990 days ago

ShopSmith now at Lowe's? - 17 replies

I got an interesting post card in the mail from ShopSmith this past weekend. It was an advertisement for their new PowerPro headstock. What I found interesting was they were also advertising a live demonstration of the Mark 7 w PowerPro headstock at a local Lowe’s home center. This morning I went on Lowe’s website and found that t...

1054 days ago

Plane Iron vs Live Power Cord..DANGER! - 21 replies

This may be a first.. Earlier this afternoon I was honing one of my plane irons via scary sharp method. I wet the sandpaper with mineral spirits and of coarse the mineral spirits gets all over my hands. Well I had just finished the iron and I had a nice razor sharp edge. I picked the iron up and it just slipped right out of my hands. The plan...

1056 days ago

A cheap, easy and accurate shop made Honing Jig - 5 replies

For about the past two years I have been using the good old eclipse honing jig for my plane irons and chisels. Its not a perfect jig but it had always worked out just fine for me. It was not until recently I started having some issues with the eclipse jig. The issues were rather minor but when trying to get a perfect edge even minor issues be...

1065 days ago

Great example of what to watch out for w buying old tools on Ebay - 28 replies

I saw this on ebay and my jaw dropped.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stanley-5-Hand-Plane-/230672812583?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b52bca27#ht_500wt_1361 A late model and common Stanley #5 going for over 70.00! There are #5’s that sell for 20 dollars or less everyday so this shocked me.. I decided to click and see who was biddin...

1092 days ago

Feds raid Gibson Guitar for import of exotic Ebony lumber - 36 replies

http://www.wkrn.com/story/15325684/feds-raid-gibson-guitar-corp-in-nashville Not sure if anyone else saw this yet… Seems like there are bigger problems then the import of Ebony but thats just my opinion.

1092 days ago

Anyone have/use the Delta Wet/Dry grinder model 23-700? - 1 reply

Someone locally is offering a Delta Wet/Dry grinder for sale and it seems like a really good price. I checked a little online and I saw a number of poor reviews on this grinder. If I were to get the grinder it would only be used to establish a new bevel on an old blade. I would not be using it to get a fine edge for cutting. I think I can get...

1119 days ago

Lightning strike hit my shop while I was working. Scary. - 29 replies

The other night I was out working in my shop as there was a storm brewing outside. The storm was nothing huge just your avg lightning and thunder storm. I actually enjoyed the storm because it lowered the temp in my shop which has been like 90 deg the past couple weeks. I didn’t think much of the storm and kept working away. All of a su...

1121 days ago

Restoring Tools...Methods and tools used - 17 replies

There are a lot of us on here that enjoy restoring old tools and giving them new life. Whether its hand tool or power tool there have been a lot of great blogs, forum topics and projects posted about tool restoration. There are a lot of how to questions posted on here in regards to restoring tools. How to remove rust? How to polish metal? How...

1143 days ago

Jointer/Planer problem with motor? Need help please! - 19 replies

I have a MiniMax FS31 Jointer/Planer combination machine and I may have a problem with the motor but I have no clue where to start looking. I went to turn it on the other day and right when I turned it on it made a bad noise and shut itself down. I went to turn on again and more noise so I shut it off and then some smoke started coming out of...

1168 days ago

Looking for a quality combination square.. Any recommendations? - 17 replies

I have 4 different combo squares all of which were pretty cheap. I am not really happy with any of them. I use a combo square just about every time I am in the shop so I have decided rather then trying another cheaper one I should just pay for a quality one that wont give me problems. I was looking at the Starrett combo squares and I almost o...

1204 days ago

Anyone else get black colored finger tips w working w certain woods? - 28 replies

I would love to know I am not the only one here. Yesterday I was running some Mahogany boards through the planer and after a while I noticed that the tips of my fingers had turned a blackish color almost like they would look after touching a bunch of newspaper. They also had a bunch of little black spots. I have had the same reaction when ...

1220 days ago

"The Hand Plane Book" - Free to read online! Great book - 2 replies

I was searching google today for something related to Hand Planes and a link to this book came up. I all ready have the book but I am sure there are many who don’t that would benefit a lot by reading this. I know Google has a lot of books online for free but I never thought to look for this one. This is a great book that goes over just ...

1255 days ago

I snapped a tooth off my carbide saw blade. My fault or ? - 19 replies

Yesterday I went to change blades on my table saw. I change and swap blades out pretty often and I have always done it the same way by wedging a piece of scrap wood against the blade. Well I went to change the blade yesterday and as I went to tighten the new blade in the saw I heard a small snap. The piece of wood that I was using to wedge or st...

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