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|99 days ago||
Finally! - 2 replies
I have finally figured out what to do with all my used circular saw blades: From this site: http://www.therealmach5.com/ Greg
|108 days ago||
Stanley Mitre Box and Disston Saw - 9 replies
This is by far the most exciting tool find that I have ever purchased. Below is a Stanley Sweetheart 246 Mitre Box with a five inch deep Disston saw that is 26 inches long. The patent date is 1/2/1912, so at it’s oldest it is just a bit over 100 years. On the other hand, it could much newer since Stanley made these mitre boxes from 1905...
|125 days ago||
Stuff for sale in Maryland - 1 reply
I am clearing some of the stuff out my workshop and have some things that folks around here might be interested. I live in Montgomery Village, Maryland and will ship some of the items for Lumberjocks. Just contact me though Lumberjocks and we can arrange something. Here’s what I have: Delta 50-248 Universal Mobile Base Stanley ...
|146 days ago||
Plane Making Questions - 7 replies
Hi all, I am building a few planes for the hand plane swap. I plan to make two smoothers—one for myself and one for the swap. I have a few questions that I thought I would throw out to the group for their collective input: 1) I am using of one of Rhett’s 1 1/2 inch blades without a chip breaker. I was thinking of embedding s...
|169 days ago||
Rust Hunting in Western Pennsylvania - 1 reply
Hi, I’m heading to Western Pennsylvania over the 4th of July weekend and was wondering if anyone knows of any good rust hunting in the area? I was thinking of somewhere near Greensburg, Latrobe, Somerset, Ligonier, Uniontown, or Indiana. Thanks. Greg
|637 days ago||
Saw identification - 4 replies
Hey, When I purchased my house in 2006, the elderly gentleman I purchased it from gave me a tool chest (think anarchist tool chest), two saws, a great quick release vise and some other goodies. Obviously, I was quite appreciative. At the time he was 84 and he told me that the tools and chest were his grandfathers—so I am guessing tha...
|699 days ago||
Vise placement on workbench - 6 replies
Good morning everyone! I am putting a vintage quick release vise on the end of my workbench (an end vise?). For reference the top will be 30 inches deep. My question is where to place the vise. Should I place it in the center or skewed towards the front of the top? Or does it not really matter? Thanks. Greg
|699 days ago||
Miniature engine website - 1 reply
Here is an interesting website for miniature engines (aircraft, boat, car, etc.) I found while browsing: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/KnappCol.htm Enjoy! Greg
|806 days ago||
Yet another thread on workbenches - 7 replies
Ok, so I am about to begin the lamination process for my 1st attempt at a real work bench with dog holes, vises and flat. The previous piece of plywood on sawhorses does not count. I’ve read as much as I could on the subject: Schwartz, Landis, Popular Woodworking, Wood Magazine, Fine Woodworking, Shopnotes, Woodsmith, American Woodworker, Wood...
|807 days ago||
Amazon, hmm ... - 8 replies
Ok, we’re all pretty much amazon.com shoppers. But how many of us know what it is like to work in one of their warehouses? This is a long read and if it is even 1/10th true, it’s pretty harsh. Allentown Morning Call Article Greg
|807 days ago||
Busted - 34 replies
My wife busted me last night looking at forbidden material. I innocently told her that I was reading the articles and she somewhat pointedly told me that the new Lee-Valley/Veritas catalog does not have articles and that I was up to something with all the the dogeared pages. I guess that any mystery packages that show up at our door will onl...
|823 days ago||
Quote of the day - 13 replies
“Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration” A. Lincoln, 1861
|831 days ago||
Shop Fox Lathe - 8 replies
Hi I am thinking about dipping my toes into turning and thought that this would be a good starter lathe. It is a Shop Fox W1704 and a link on amazon is here: link Does anyone have this lathe or similar clone? Any thoughts? Will this this be a mess or something that for the price, under $200, something that get me started. Thanks. Greg
|835 days ago||
Ok Amazon, WTF? - 26 replies
Can someone explain something for me? I do a fair amount of shopping from Amazon and unless it is quite urgent, I only select “super saver shipping” and sit back and wait while Amazon takes their time to ship the purchase. I completely understand that they use the slowest and least cost method of shipping and that it will take a we...
|835 days ago||
34,258th Workbench Question - 6 replies
Hey, Having brisk competition in my household for cash, I am building my new bench out of dimensional lumber (2x) instead of hard maple, hickory, oak, ash, etc., etc. I am looking at this as a practice run to figure out everything I don’t like about a bench for the next time. I plan on applying mortise and tenon breadboard caps on t...
|880 days ago||
A quick question about handplane restoration - 11 replies
Hi I am in the middle of restoring a Stanley number 3 and a number 4. Do most folks flatten the sole and then reapply the jappaning (paint) or paint and then flatten the sole? Also, I have read that you should flatten the sole with the frog, blade, chipbreaker and cap installed. Is there any merit to this? Thanks.
|899 days ago||
Rabbet plane vs shoulder plane - 4 replies
Good afternoon, What is the difference between a shoulder plane and a rabbet plane (non-skew)? for example, how is this: different from this: I realize that the rabbet plane is wider than most, if not all shoulder planes, but beyond that, I really can’t see any major difference. They both cut to the edge of the plane, ...
|925 days ago||
#$%#$^ Customer Service -- NOT - 8 replies
Hey all We all have our horror stories with incompetent, inept and and annoying customer service. It seems we hear about these all the time, but the good stories don’t get mentioned as much. I would like to share some recent interactions with various companies as a way to say thank you for their attention and caring So, here goes: ...