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|11 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...
|19 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...
|25 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?
|28 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...
|183 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...
|212 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&...
|236 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...
|262 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...
|279 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.
|292 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...
|323 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...
|323 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...
|333 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. http://denver.craigslist.org/tls/3531418248.html
|337 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?
|346 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 ...
|389 days ago||
Plywood bowing? - 27 replies
This might be a bit of an unorthodox question, but I need to hang a piece of drywall on a ceiling. And I have a 29in x 8ft gap I need to cover. I have no room for cross braces so my idea was to cover the gap with a piece of plywood and attach the drywall to it. My question is, since every 10th of an inch counts here what is the thinnest thicknes...
|397 days ago||
Drip Proof motor on cutting tools? - 8 replies
All, I have some old delta tools with old under powered delta motors. I have the opportunity to buy a 1HP Dayton motor for $10 that I can put on my Bandsaw (currently 1/3hp) or Lathe (currently 1/2hp). I know the ideal is to put TEFC motor on these type of machines to keep the dust out, but the old motors are both vented and they still run fi...
|397 days ago||
12" Oliver jointer on CL - 0 replies
Anybody in the market for this big ol boy? It’s not mine, I just saw it and thought I’d throw it out there.
|443 days ago||
Old Delta bandsaw, worth it? - 33 replies
All, This old delta bandsaw just poped up on CL. Click HereThis would be my first bandsaw and I’m looking to get something that I will not out grow for while, I am an eagar young hobbyist with limited income. Would it be worth some TLC? Also what kind of limitations might I run into that something more modern would be avoided. I d...
|484 days ago||
Cost of non-unique good condition hand plane - 4 replies
Hey There, When it comes to the standard, run of the mill, old Stanley Hand plane. Like a 4-7. What is an average price for one that is fully functional but needs some love? I see people go hog wild on rare ones, but what is too much for to pay for someone who is just getting into this game?