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03-09-2011 07:12 PM

Vintage Tool Gloat.. By far my best find/deal yet! - 13 replies

I am always looking for old vintage tools to add to my shop. Most of the time I restore them to user shape and use them in my shop. Not only are these tools much cheaper then new but often a lot better quality. This new find of mine is a perfect example of that. There are a few local auction places where I live. These places are where I find ...

03-07-2011 10:11 PM

Delta TS electric/switch issue? Not sure - 5 replies

I have a Delta contractor TS thats about 15 years old or so. I have been having a slight problem with the saw turning on and I cant tell if its the switch or some other electrical issue. Here is what happens, every now and then I will go to turn the saw on and the saw will either power up for just a quick second then kill or it wont start at ...

02-23-2011 05:19 PM

What is this tool and what was it used for? Old Tool ID - 6 replies

I recently got another box of old tools for a few bucks and this was in the box. The only marking I have found is the Dunlap sticker. There is clamp on the back that looks like it would be used to clamp this to a bench top. The bar with the eye bolt turns and can be pulled forward and pushed back. My best guess is its some kind of tool f...

02-21-2011 07:36 PM

Why its called Scary Sharp... Ouch! - 39 replies

I am a bit embarrassed and very upset with myself but its just another one of those cases where an injury happens due to someone just not paying close enough attention. I figured I would share my story just to help others keep safety in mind even when doing the most basic stuff. So this past weekend I was sharpening my planer/jointer knifes u...

02-13-2011 08:43 AM

Need help with Delta T2 fence on Delta CS - 8 replies

I just bought a new Delta T2 fence for my Delta contractors saw. I just spent the last 3 hours trying to get the damn thing aligned right. I finally gave up and decided to ask for help! I attached the front and rear rails as instructed. I then checked them to make sure they were parallel with the table. My problem is as I slide the fence acro...

01-10-2011 04:26 AM

Question for Plane collectors - 6 replies

I recently won another auction for box of misc planes. I love these auctions because you never know what you are going to get. This box had a old Craftsman block plane and a couple Stanley Jack Planes. One of the Stanley Jack planes I got still has a lot of the Stanley decal left on it. I don’t see these decals show up often on the old ...

12-20-2010 11:51 PM

Do they still make sanding or wonder bars?? - 6 replies

I got a sanding bar from my dad that is called a Wonder Bar. I don’t know how long ago he got it but it was probably 10 years or more… The bar feels like rubber and as you sand the grit breaks away and there is new grit. The one I have is a finer grit that I use all the time to clean and polish my steel tools. Its so much better then...

12-16-2010 07:46 PM

Sharpening/Honing a bevel up plane iron..Need advice. - 6 replies

I recently learned how to properly hone my bevel down plane irons. I know there are many methods to this and I spent some time reading about many of them and I think I am at a point where I understand and am comfortable honing the bevel down planes. However, I was wondering if there was a different method I should use for my bevel up plane ir...

12-13-2010 11:53 PM

Wanting to sell some reclaimed Redwood. What to charge? - 10 replies

A few months ago someone I knew was tearing their deck off the house so they could build a new one. As it turns out the old deck was all Redwood so I offered to take the wood from the old deck. I ended up with a full trailer load. I have since used some of it and once planed down I have found that most of the wood is in great shape. It is constr...

12-10-2010 08:14 PM

More Antique tools.. Gloat.. Info? - 6 replies

Yesterday I posted a topic about a couple of hand saws that were in a bin of old tools that I won at a local auction. At that time yesterday the saws were just the first things I grabbed off the top of the bin. I was at work so I couldn’t spend time going through them… Well last night I got home and went through the bin and was amaze...

12-10-2010 12:02 AM

Antique hand saws.. H Disston & Sons.. Worth Restoring? - 17 replies

I am very happy today. I recently won an auction from a local online auction place for a tub of old tools. I had no description of what was in it but from the picture I could tell there were some older and neat looking hand tools. Anyway I got the whole tub (ill post pics of everything later) for 17.00… Two items jumped out at me right ...

12-08-2010 08:20 PM

An awful surprise in my shop.. just awful.. - 68 replies

I have not spent a whole lot of time in my shop the past couple weeks due to the cold weather. I set up a space in my house where I have been working and only run out to the shop when I need to use a power tool. Due to the fact that I haven’t spent much time out there these past couple weeks some things kind of went unnoticed… One...

11-23-2010 08:26 PM

A few hand plane questions - 13 replies

I have a few misc questions on hand planes and was hoping I could get some help/advice from you guys. First question- I just bought a Stanley #3C plane off ebay. It was covered in rust and looked like a fun restore project. However the top part of the frog that holds the lateral adjustment lever? is broken off. There is no adjustment lever an...

11-18-2010 09:25 PM

Tons of nice hardwood cut offs. Wood Gloat - 10 replies

I found a local cabinet shop that has tons of nice hardwood cutoffs that they sell for next to nothing. Mostly Maple, Oak and Cherry. Some hickory. A lot of the cut offs are in great shape and will work great for small boxes and crafts. The pieces with defects and knots will make good fire wood.

11-17-2010 09:29 PM

Small Stanley block plane SW 103 Anyone use this? - 11 replies

My new addiction for hand planes continues as I just picked up another plane for my collection. I only paid a dollar so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. This is a small Stanley Block plane marked 103. The plane has Stanley and a SW heart logo on the iron. I looked it up on a website called Patrick’s Blood and Gore which is a great s...

11-04-2010 06:36 PM

Can you help ID this Plane for me? - 6 replies

Hey folks, I recently won an auction for a lot of 5 hand planes. They were all different makes and in pretty rough shape. I was cleaning them up a bit to see what I had to work with and got stumped with this one. I could not find any markings that would help me ID the plane. I did find one small marking which appears to be the letter U with a...

10-10-2010 02:20 AM

Stanley SW plane? Antique need help to ID - 2 replies

Was down in my dads shop today going through drawers and found this plane (?). Its a Stanley SW, US PAT 9-7-15 Both me and my dad looked it over for a while and couldn’t really figure out exactly what it was. I did some research online and learned that its some type of profile plane. I am just not sure what number plane this is and if i...

09-24-2010 08:37 PM

Need help to ID couple of planes. Worth restore? - 8 replies

I have two small planes that I need some help identifying The first one is an old Block Plane that I found in an old tool shed at a friends house. Its in really rough shape and both the top of the plane and bottom sole are broke and missing the metal. Also has no blade and may be missing other parts. I am sure it is probably just junk and not...

09-14-2010 09:30 PM

Need advice on new shop floor - 9 replies

Need some advice, suggestions and or ideas… So I started setting up my first woodshop in Jan of this year. I have a detached two stall garage and I have been working hard all year getting everything done. Well after feeling the cool Michigan weather this morning it hit me that summer is over and I am running out of time to get my shop w...

08-26-2010 06:35 PM

Need finish advice/help for Mahogany wood - 3 replies

I am sure this has been asked before but I thought it would be easier to ask again rather then search for older post. Last weekend I discovered some really nice thick blocks of Mahogany wood in my storage shed. I re-sawed some of the blocks into thinner boards and am building some smaller boxes with it. I am still a bit green when it comes to...

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