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11-15-2014 11:11 PM

Metril #7 jointer plane - 1 reply

I found this “Metril” brand hand plane at a tag sale for $20 and I’m trying to find out more about it. Is it a newer plane, is it made in another country. It says #7 and is as long as a jointer plane. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Don

10-19-2014 07:00 PM

Hand planes for sale - 2 replies

I have not been able to work in the shop for a while due to illness, so I am selling three of my hand planes to help pay for expenses. Here is what I have; Stanley Bailey 5-1/2 w/ corrugated face Steve Knight 13-1/2×3” purpleheart plane complete dated 09/2001 Harris Tools 14-1/4×2-1/4 raised panel plane – no cutter...

10-10-2014 08:28 PM

Head aches - 9 replies

With limited space in my cellar workshop, I decided to cutup and old angle iron bed frame and made an overhead rack for my longer pieces of wood. The only problem I have is, I keep hitting my head on the angle iron corners. This is not good for me because I am on a blood thinner and any gash to the head will bleed a lot. I have thought of a rubb...

09-01-2014 09:04 PM

remembering dimensions - 18 replies

I have been renovating a three story home with my brother and after taking dimensions on the third floor and by the time I get to measuring and cutting in the workshop, I either misinterpret the dimensions I put on the paper or forget which board the dimensions go. If anyone has a system that works for them I would appreciate the help.Thanks Don

02-03-2014 12:16 AM

Advice - 11 replies

I just got back from the hospital where my 80 y.o father cut off this ring and middle finger and damaged the index finger on his table saw. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this and had any advice that I can convey to my father about the healing process. He feels bad about this happening and I do not want him to get depressed. H...

12-17-2013 08:48 PM

Hand plane questions - 3 replies

I just acquired these three hand planes; Stanley————5-1/2 bailey type 11Harris Tool——- raised panel 14” Knight tool——- 14” Jack I was looking for advice on refinishing the Stanley. The Harris Tool did not come with the iron. Where can I get a replacement iron? There was a 2” ̶...

06-06-2013 12:32 AM

Wooden planes for sale - 0 replies

Here is a Craigslist link for some unusual old wooden hand planes. http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3851769794.html -don

01-08-2013 03:29 PM

Carvewright machine for sale - 0 replies

I just noticed a Carvewright machine with extra’s on western Mass craigslist for sale for $1200. Here is the link if interested. Seems like a good deal.-donhttp://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3491107367.html

01-30-2012 10:40 PM

Dewalt dw733 planer - 3 replies

I just saw this ad on Craigslist for a dewalt dw733 planer used twice for $175. Good price. I would buy it if I didn’t already have one. Here is link to ad. http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/2825459799.html -Don

12-04-2011 01:20 AM

Bartering - 2 replies

One of the problems with being a parttime woodworker/artisan is trying to sell your creations. Sometimes I lower the price just for the sale, which just about covers the cost of materials. Most of my sales come from word-of-mouth (I have tried the craft shows with no success). This morning I went to a locale country restaurant in my little town ...

09-26-2011 09:55 PM

Is this Lignum Vitae? - 13 replies

I just purchased this piece of wood from an tag sale and was told by the guy it was “Lignum Vitae”. The piece measures 15 3/4×8 1/2×1 9/16 thk and weighs 10 lbs. I do not know what to use it for, because of it’s hardness. If anyone can help I would be appreciated. Thanks Don

08-04-2011 12:48 AM

Help with Dewalt planer - 3 replies

I need some help from the LJ’s. I have a Dewalt dw733 planer. I put a piece of twisted hardwood in and damaged the right inside area of the planer blades. I purchased the replacement parts and now am having trouble with how the torsion spring should be mounted. The spring keeps the blade shaft locking plate in position. As you can see in t...

04-23-2011 10:31 PM

Cutting Board mystery wood - 5 replies

Hi all. I just stopped at a church fair and saw these two cutting boards begging to be recycled ($1 each). I am at a loss as to what kind of wood they are. The Small board (1-3/4×10 x 10) weighs 4 lbs and could be butternut??? I have never used butternut, so I’m guessing. The Large board (1-1/4×11-3/4×19-3/4)...


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