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131 days ago

Question to those of you that restore hand tools... - 2 replies

There is a guy in the area I live that is selling a lot of old planes and large timber framing slicks. Some have light surface rust but some also have some fairly heavy pitting that would take ages to sand out. I am wondering if anyone has used a vertical mill with a face cutter to simply cut away the heavily pitted areas. I am no expert in met...

169 days ago

Exotic scraps for free - 2 replies

Fellow LJ’s. I have a nice little pile of small pieces that could be used as accent pieces or whatever else your imagination comes up with. I’ll give them to you for free as long as you are willing to pay for the flat rate box to ship them. Bocote, macassar ebony, and cocobolo.

205 days ago

Free small pieces of exotic wood - 2 replies

I have a number of small pieces of cocobolo, bocote, and ziricote that I am offering to anybody that might want to use them for small turnings or accent pieces. I would be willing to fit as many as I can into a flat-rate box if whoever the taker is pays the shipping fee. Most pieces were cut from 13/16” boards, some are larger some are sma...

207 days ago

Looking to trade a saw for some chisels.... - 3 replies

Just throwing it out there if someone is interested in a trade. I just got done using this saw out in the shop and it cuts very nicely. It tracks a line without any effort and has a brand new set of teeth. I would like to trade for some old chisels if anyone is interested. 12tpi rip14” blade

212 days ago

Carbide Saw Files? - 4 replies

Does anyone know where I can find triangular saw files made of carbide? The files I am using right now have a somewhat short life span.

270 days ago

Help from the Plane Guys - Stanley No. G5 - 13 replies

I picked this plane up at a flea market today and have a few questions about it. My main concern is finding a replacement tote because the original is damaged. Will a standard Stanley tote fit? The casting is raised where the tote attaches to the sole. Second concern, the iron seems to be put together for bevel up usage. I know this isn’t ...

305 days ago

Can anyone tell me what tool these pieces go to? - 2 replies

I found these in a box of No. 45 parts. I am not familiar with them so I thought i would ask here. Thanks

317 days ago

Building Joinery Saws From Scratch - 5 replies

I have spent the last week cleaning up some old saws and have been bitten by the saw bug. I would like to try my hand at building a couple from scratch but am having a problem finding any details on making spines or finding a place online that sells them. I did come across the Wenzloff website but they don’t have any in stock. I was thinki...

327 days ago

A cool garage sale find today. - 10 replies

Stopped by a garage sale and found a neat looking box along with a few other items. it was dark in the garage so I didn’t get a good look at the box just noticed that it looked old. After we got home and I pulled it out I started looking at the details. My $3.00 garage sale buy is a music box from the late 19th century inlaid with ebony an...

354 days ago

Cutters for No. 45 - 3 replies

I picked these up a few days ago and figured I would see if anyone on LJ’s needs them. I would like to sell the lot of them for $70. Message me if interested.

356 days ago

I'm having a problem getting a plane iron to stay set. - 12 replies

I’ve been working on my second wooden plane and have run into a problem. The plane iron will not stay set with the wedge seated in place. There seems to be a good fit with even pressure but once I start making passes over a board the iron slides back inside. I am out of the shop for the night but plan to continue trouble shooting tomorrow....

383 days ago

Free Wilton Bench Vise for new woodworker. - 11 replies

Picked this vise up a few weeks ago at a garage sale with the unrealistic hope of finding a use for it. I already have a good vise so it is just taking up valuable space in my shop. If there are any new woodworkers in the San Diego area in need of a quality bench vise send me a message, it’s yours if you want it.

480 days ago

Help identifying this plane? - 7 replies

Picked up a few planes today and this one doesn’t have a makers mark.I am not knowledgable in planes and I know some of you gents are….any help is appreciated.

509 days ago

San Diego Craigslist find - Lumber - 4 replies

Anyone purchasing lumber in Southern California knows that prices are pretty high. I picked up some walnut this morning for 4 bucks a board foot, he has other species listed in the ad. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mad/3605222625.html

630 days ago

School Taught VS Self Taught - 57 replies

I have been spending a lot of time lately considering the benefits of woodworking school. I know I want a career in woodworking and I know I can get into it whether I go to school for it or not. What gets me is the learning curve. I have been putting in about 15-20 hours a week for the past 8 months and have made some decent progress in developi...

636 days ago

Is this purpleheart? - 14 replies

I was rummaging through my lumber a few days ago and came across this board at the very bottom of a stack of santos mahogany. It is 9/4×8” x 9’ and I was hoping to save myself some gluing by cutting a set of legs out of it…cut the appropriate length and it smelled a lot different then expected and it had a purple tint to i...

642 days ago

Which wood smells the best? - 56 replies

My shop time today consisted of milling a number of 5/4 santos mahogany boards to my desired dimensions. This stuff is pretty rough on the lungs so I am careful to wear my mask when cutting it…but it smells great! It is similar to vanilla but with a little pepperness. Hickory comes in as my second favorite. Oak…I really don’t l...

668 days ago

What kind of wood is this? - 8 replies

I picked some boards recently and am not sure if the guy I bought them from was correct as to what species of tree the lumber came from. He told me it is white oak…the guy has a lot of wood that he purchased from an urban lumber guy in Southern California. It looks like it has some characteristics of quatersawn oak but it also shares chara...

680 days ago

Making money ofo of your personal sawmill? What you guys do. - 12 replies

I am in search of some advice and personal expeirences. I am 2 years from finishing up my career with the United States Marine Corps. I am not retiring out of the service (I have done 6 years and am getting out at 8) so I am not getting any pension. I would like to take a career path that involves a lot of woodwork: I would like to build furn...

696 days ago

Sycamore Allergy? - 26 replies

It’s 6:30 a.m. and I am sitting on my couch with my left eye partially swelled shut and a terrible rash covering half of my upper body. I started having a small rash show up about a week ago and figured it was heat rash (we had some hot days and I don’t have a/c at work) but it has cooled down and I have only gotten worse. My wife ha...

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