Conference Table for Local Church #6: Straight edge problem solved...for now.

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Blog entry by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 07-13-2008 04:36 AM 3519 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: More on Jointing Part 6 of Conference Table for Local Church series Part 7: Got a Really BIG Panel out in the Shop! »

OK. You guys in the freight industry hit the back button. You don’t want to read this blog.

Now that those guys are gone… the cost of shipping the 144 inch straight edge clamp is $252.00! Making to total bill around $345.00. Can’t do that so, I made some calls.

I found this piece of aluminum straight stock for $62.00 locally. I picked it up this morning. It’s 3” wide, 1/4” thick and 12 feet long. I took a picture of it with my 4 foot ruler to give you some sense of scale.

Here it is:

I sharpened up the new/old planes, Stanley 7 and 8 this morning. Made some nice curls! I also had to tell my wife about the No. 6 I bought Friday. This is getting out of hand (planes)! Maybe this will be last one for a while. Let me nurse those blisters in a few days and we will be able to judge my hand plane collection.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#1 posted 07-13-2008 08:14 PM

Sawdustonmyshoulder- way to go on that straight edge, that was a hefty price for your original one. You made me curious about ebay so I took a look. There are some really bad planes there and of couse some better ones. Right now my shelf is full but what I did notice was the amount of Porter-Cable porta planes for sale. I guess if someone wants something bad enough then the bid is high. I use a Porter-Cable no 126 Porta Plane for hanging doors, but there was a time I used my trusty old no.5 Stanley. Some of them were in pretty bad shape or really old. Later, bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#2 posted 07-15-2008 05:01 AM

I’ve used an aluminum extrusion that is used to make door frames for commercial doors. they are big and straight. The longest one that I have is 8’ long. I got it for salvage aluminum, prices about 5 years ago.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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