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|53 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 ...
|88 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
|99 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...
|110 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...
|136 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.
|139 days ago||
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....
|165 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.
|263 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.
|291 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
|413 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...
|419 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...
|425 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...
|451 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...
|462 days ago||
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...
|478 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...
|490 days ago||
Table Top Finish- Polycrylic and Polyurethane - 3 replies
I’m working on a 42” round table right now and have a few questions about finishing the dining surface. Polycrylic has been my go to for most furniture pieces but none of the furniture I have built was intended to have cups of liquid resting on the surface. What I have: 1 can of Varathane water based polyurethane and 1 can of poly...
|502 days ago||
I am pretty new to woodworking and have decided that my next project is going to be a circular table but I am working with a limited knowledge and a limit in tool capabilities. My plan:I just spent some time on my table saw ripping down 8/4 birch to 2 1/4” x 47” pieces. I would have liked to have cut them wider but I am limited by...
|528 days ago||
Question about mounting a table top. - 3 replies
I am about to attach a table top to its base and would like some outside opinions. Situation: I have a 13”x 27” x 1” piece of roasted maple that I am using as a table top for an end table. It is one solid board. From what little I have read about this wood, it is quite stable due to the kiln process it goes through. Should I...
|529 days ago||
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/tls/3115280201.html Situation is that I really need to upgrade from my current table saw. I found this Grizzly G 1022 online today for $275 and wanted a few opinions.