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01-17-2014 05:47 PM

Infill smoother value? - 1 reply

I came across this infill smoother at an antique mall today. Price is $189, firm. Is it worth purchasing and reselling? There are no special marks on it. The iron has a barely visible “Cast Steel Warranted” at the top. The only other writing on it are a couple initials, probably of the owner.

01-16-2014 11:05 PM

Cutting a miter on a wide board with table saw - 12 replies

I need to use a table saw to miter two opposite edges of board. In theory, I could tilt the blade to 45 degrees, move the fence the desired distance away from the blade, and run one edge of the board along the fence while cutting the miter on the opposite edge. The problem is that my fence can only move 24 inches from the saw but the two mitere...

09-24-2013 03:45 PM

Stanley No. 7 on Etsy - 4 replies

Here’s a Stanley No. 7 jointer for sale on for $35: Obviously, it’s up for grabs for anyone to buy, but I’d be happy if a LumberJock who currently does not own a jointer were to buy it. P.S. The same seller has a No. 6 for sale for $30. Disclaimer: I’m not the seller.

07-19-2013 04:50 PM

New blades old bow saws? - 3 replies

I occasionally see old bow saws for sale online. I’ve hesitated to buy one, however, because I’m not sure whether I can find a replacement blade for it. Does anyone know if blades that fit these old saw are available?

05-01-2013 03:16 AM

Anybody need a No. 7 Stanley plane? - 10 replies

$35 for a Stanley No. 7 jointer plane on I’m not the seller. I thought it might be a good deal for someone who needs a jointer.

04-28-2013 03:16 AM

My Roubo bench--finally - 12 replies

I started buying lumber for a Roubo bench over a year ago. A friend at a cabinet shop helped me flatten the southern yellow pine boards with his thickness sander (thanks, Phil!), and I started assembling the bench in my garage last summer. I continued through the fall, mostly a few hours at a time on weekends (with occasional pauses while I wo...

03-28-2013 04:47 PM

Hand-routing on the side of a thick piece of lumber? - 6 replies

I have a workbench with a thick top (4.25”). I would like to install a quick-release front vise on the end of the bench top so I can use it with bench dogs to hold a piece of wood. I will need to excavate a cavity in the endgrain of my bench top to make room for the rear jaw of my vise. Can I put a straight bit in my router and hold ...

03-13-2013 05:18 PM

Face vise: why is the screw off center? - 7 replies

Many traditional face vises look like this: The lead screw is not centered between the guide rods. (Other face vises have the lead screw in the center, but many don’t.) Anybody know why? (This is a question, not a quiz.)

03-05-2013 08:54 PM

Veritas Quick-Release Sliding Tail Vise on a Roubo bench? - 4 replies

I have a Roubo bench with a leg vise but no tail vise. One tail-vise option is the Veritas Quick-Release Sliding Tail Vise: The picture shows the vise attached to a bench top that is about 2” thick. The vise has 2”-wide jaw with dog holes centered 1” from the front edge of the jaw (and bench). My bench is a Roubo wi...

02-27-2013 09:30 PM

Storing lumber vertically? - 13 replies

My shop is in a single garage bay with a single wall. Floor space is at a premium, but wall space even more so. I’d like to build a lumber rack, but that will eat up half my wall space. Is is okay to store lumber on end (with the ends not in contact with the floor), or will that cause that boards to warp eventually?

02-24-2013 03:42 PM

Working out of a tool chest? - 29 replies

Has anyone here built (or bought) a large toolchest for hand tools (the kind that sits on the floor, and which has been popularized recently by Chris Schwarz)? Do you have experience working out of it? If so, what do you think of it?

02-20-2013 04:30 PM

Wood for drawer slides? - 1 reply

I’m planning to make a tool cabinet with several drawers. I have plans that call for beech drawer slides. I don’t have easy access to birch. What other woods can be used for drawer slides? Would red oak from a home center do the job, or should I look for something else? (Note: My original post said birch, not beech; apologies to...

02-13-2013 10:48 PM

Anybody collect Keen Kutter planes? - 3 replies

Does anyone here collect Keen Kutter hand planes? I came across two beautiful KK planes, a jack plane and a larger one (not sure which size) at an antique store. They were in beautiful condition; either well cared for or carefully restored. The prices weren’t cheap ($65 for the jack), but if anyone’s interested, I can get more ...

02-08-2013 09:47 PM

Round stamp marks on Starrett 13 double square - 1 reply

I bought a 4” Starrett 13 double square recently that is in good shape, except that there are several round stamp marks on it, each of which are identical and which look like a circle with two rows of numbers and letters inside. Anybody know what they could be? The square has someone’s names scratched onto it, so I don’t thin...

02-07-2013 04:52 PM

Ever heard of a Stanley No. 5 Bullnose Plane? - 9 replies

(Sorry if this is a duplicate) I think Patrick Leach needs to add this “newly discovered” Stanley plane to his “Blood and Gore” page: Details on eBay (no, I’m not the seller):

02-07-2013 04:41 AM

Repairing old dresser with worn slides - 4 replies

I have an old dresser with several drawers that slide on wooden runners. The runners and/or drawers are worn, and a little sawdust falling into the drawers when they are used. Is there an easy way to ease the friction and keep the parts from wearing further? Would beeswax be sufficient, or should I coat the rubbing parts with polyurethane...

02-04-2013 05:11 PM

Drawer slides: full- or 3/4-extension? - 19 replies

I’m planning to build a shop cabinet with a bunch of drawers, each approximately 18” wide, 22” deep(front to back), and 3” to 12” high.The drawers will be used to store typical shop stuff: tools, boxes of nails and screws, cans of finishes, paint, etc. I’m considering using 3/4-extension slides rated for 75...

01-28-2013 08:35 PM

Pockethole joinery: joining panels at 90 degrees? - 9 replies

What is the best way to join panels at 90 degrees (for a cabinet) when using pocket holes? Kreg sells a couple clamps that appear to do the job, but are there better (and cheaper) alternatives?

01-28-2013 03:20 PM

Nail guns for newbies? - 10 replies

I’d like to build a workshop cabinet from 3/4” plywood. If I use glue and a nail gun for the joinery, will that provide enough strength? What size nails should I use (gauge and length)? I also would like to use crown staples. Can I buy a nail gun that will work with both nails and staples? Thanks for any help.

01-16-2013 03:56 PM

Ideas for Garage-wall worktable with cabinets and drawers? - 3 replies

I’ve decided to build a work table for the side wall of my garage. I’d like it to be about 12 feet long by 2 feet deep, with drawers and cabinets underneath (sort of like a kitchen counter top and cabinets, but made with sturdy but lower-cost materials). I have a separate Roubo workbench that I use for construction and assembly, s...

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