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59 days ago

WTB Stanley 750 chisels - 12 replies

All, I’m try to build up a set of Stanley 750 socket chisels like the ones posted below. They will say “Stanley No750 Made in USA” on the socket. I have the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 I’d be interested in 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8, 1 1/4, and 1 1/2. I’d like it with the handle, but that’s not a must. Ple...

65 days ago

Lost in a sea lathe chuck options - 19 replies

All, I’m getting ready to get my lathe up and running, but I have no accessories for it. The big investment in this is the chuck system. This is my first lathe so the options have my head(stock) spinning. I have a Delta 1460 like this (this one isn’t mine) I would like to be able to use both forward and reverse (via VFD) on...

99 days ago

Turners - What Grinding Wheels do you use? - 15 replies

I have an 8” slow speed grinder and I am wanting to buy a grinding stone that I can use for lathe tool sharpening…. but I would like it also to rough shape hand plane blades. The 60 grit white aluminum oxide wheels seem to be the choice of the hand plane folks, would this work for lathe tools as well, or is it too coarse? I ide...

201 days ago

WTB - Unisaw motor pulley - 3 replies

Any chance someone has a 3.5” Unisaw motor pulley laying around?

227 days ago

Killer deal on Work sharp 3000 if your near Dubuque IA - 0 replies

Sears has a reconditioned Work Sharp 3000 for $60. Pick up only. My world was crushed a little after I saw it was pick up only… BUT that means good news for someone else! Go get it!

241 days ago

Replacing Lateral Adjustment Lever Tutorial? - 17 replies

All, I’ve done some interweb searching and I can’t seem to find a good tutorial for removing/replacing the Lateral Adjustment Lever. Do you know of any that you might direct me to? Preferably with pics or a video? All I have found are people saying that this needs to be a delicate process out of fear of frog breakage, but not a...

249 days ago

Tote Crack - Fix or leave - 24 replies

Just picked up a Stanley 604 on the bay. The seller kindly left out any mention of the crack in the tote, and the pics were pretty nondescript. Anyways, the crack goes around 3/4 of the tote. What’s the likely hood this will bust the rest of the way? And if I chose to fix it now would the best approach be to cut it clean with the ban...

255 days ago

Sargent or Keen Kutter Plane - 7 replies

If you had to pick between the Keen Kutter KK series and the Sargent 400 series, which would you go with? If I understand correctly the KK series was a Stanley Bailey, and the Sargent 400 was their top of the line. Has anyone had experience with both?

258 days ago

What finish for bathroom vanity - 13 replies

All, I’m converting a dresser into our bathroom vanity. It currently has some sort of finish on it, but I want to put something very durable on it, as it will be getting splashed with water. I would like to keep the low luster and rustic look. I’m not a fan of shiny. I’m looking for some specific suggestions that I can...

413 days ago

How do I revive old dried out wood on an antique - 19 replies

All, I’m looking to freshen up the lid of this old Cuban humidor. The rest of the wood is in pretty good condition, but this looks like it’s been exposed for a very long time. I’m not trying to bring it back to a “new” condition, but I am looking to make it look less dried out. Lightly sand and apply some oil? If...

442 days ago

Best Router Bit for hogging out material? - 18 replies

I’m getting ready to build some wall benches and I’m going to be using material I have on hand. Which means 4×6’s for legs and 2×4’s for cross beams. I’d like to cut out notches out of the inside corners of the 4×6’s for the 2X4’s to rest in. So I need to hog out a bunch of wood up to 1.5&...

466 days ago

Polishing handsaw brass screws - 6 replies

All, This maybe super common knowledge, but I had never heard it before and it worked AMAZINGLY well and fast. Bought an old handsaw a couple days ago with super dirty and tarnished brass screws. Took out the screws and the medallion chucked them into my cordless drill, put it on high, put some ketchup on a shop rag and pressed it up again...

492 days ago

5" or 6" Random Orbital Sander? Advice wanted. - 21 replies

Looking to get my first ROS. I would love to hear which one you use more. It seems like there is quite a jump in heftiness once you go to a 6”. I know that a lot will say that they have both, and you will need both, but my wallet says I can only start with one. So is there one that you go to more than another? Currently I have a belt sande...

509 days ago

What a tough wood filler? - 14 replies

All, my 9 month old son literally pulled our bedroom door off its hinges (he’s fine). I need recommendations on a wood filler that I can pack in the screw holes and the rescrew it.

522 days ago

Why buy short clamps? - 32 replies

I am getting ready to do my first joinery project and will need to really bone up on my clamps (I only have 12” irwin quick clamps mostly for construction projects). While investigating what I want I keep coming back to asking “Why would someone buy a short clamp?” So I pose the question “Why do people buy short clamps...

553 days ago

First Plane... YEAH... Now, how do I fix it? - 13 replies

I just picked up my first hand plane last weekend. It’s in pretty good condition. It’s a Stanley #5. The sole is really flat, the jappaning is all there and in great condition. The lever cap has a chip off the corner (pictured below). The four main questions I have are these: 1 – The tote is split and someone along the wa...

553 days ago

DenverJocks... Need a bandsaw? - 1 reply

I have a good old Delta 14in bandsaw. I bought this one a few weeks ago for cheap for the motor and fence that was on it. It will make a great runner. The wheel bearings are smooth, the thrust bearings need replaced, but I have some that you can have. Needs a motor, belt, and new tires. $100 I thought I would offer this up to a fellow jock...

563 days ago

20" grizzly planer for $300 - 6 replies

This isn’t mine, and I don’t have the cash, but if any one is close to Denver here’s a heck of a deal.

567 days ago

Is all HSS metal created equal? - 4 replies

All, When it comes to HSS tools (lathe tools, drill bits, ect) is there a difference between the metal that comes from Harbor Freight and the metal that comes from significantly more expensive brands?

576 days ago

Is it okay to over size a VFD - 5 replies

If this specific question has been asked before I apologize, but I cannot seem to find a simple answer. Does it harm anything if you oversize a vfd? Meaning if I have a 3ph 3/4 motor does it hurt anything to get a 1ph to 3ph vfd that is 1.5 hp… Or for the sake of argument a 10hp vfd? I know it does not work the other way around. Any ...

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