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09-09-2012 07:15 PM

Free rough-hewn oak - Northern VA (20187) - 3 replies

A friend of mine had a large oak felled in a storm. He cut up the tree with his chainsaw and requested that I ask the LJ community if there are any LJs in his area who might want some of this. See the pic. They are all large chunks. Personal message me if you want the contact info for the person giving away the wood.

04-14-2012 08:38 PM

Stanley #7 type 11 restoration - 12 replies

I picked up an fairly old Stanley Bailey #7 from an online auction – $32 for the plane, $15 for shipping. From the pictures I was expecting it to be worse than it actually was. Before it showed up I went to Horrible Freight and picked up some evaporust, $20 for a gallon (I’d never used the stuff before and now I am a believer. Here&#...

11-13-2009 08:44 PM

M and T design question - basic - 5 replies

I’m building a rectangular hallway table with relatively thin (1 and 1/8”) legs, walnut aprons and a marblewood top. I want to joing the legs to the arpons with M&T joints. I’ve never made mortise and tenon joints before. What is a good tenon length (mortise depth) to support a 26” long 4” wide walnut apron? Sin...

06-22-2009 08:16 PM

Durability of Cherry? - 3 replies

I am planning to build a step stool with storage for my 2-yr old son to use (think stairs with flip up steps). The steps are going to mounted on hinges. I have some 4/4 curly cherry (American black cherry) that I recently acquired, but I have little experience with cherry. The wood that I choose for the steps has to be able to withstand slamming...

05-24-2009 02:29 AM

First rough lumber purchase - 3 replies

So I got brave this week and went to a local lumber guy to buy some rough lumber. Until now I have only purchased kiln dried S2S1E lumber online. I resisted the allure of the ambrosia maple and purchased some curly 4/4 cherry ($2.50/bft) 7-9” . I was a little scared since I don’t own a planer or a jointer, but I can use my router tab...

05-22-2009 08:28 PM

Old Victor Jack (or smoothing) plane - 2 replies

I am still a novice wwer. I inherited this tool from my father-in-law. I found out today that it belonged originally to my mother-in-law’s grandfather. So we have estimated that the plane is over 100 years old. I have tried once, unsuccessfully, to set up and use this tool. My mother-in-law also figures that this is the original blade (bas...

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