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|6 days ago||
Kobalt #4 Handplane: upon further review - 3 replies
This will be returned to Lowes. Iron took way too longjust to get Flat….Edge square to the sides….edge sharp A so-called chip breaker is the deal breaker IF you set it within 1/64” of the iron’s edge, you will not get the edge to come through the sole to make a cut, the adjuster wheel will have run of of threads ...
|19 days ago||
Tool Chest PIP? - 6 replies
Not sure IF this is the spot for this sort of thing. Been working on a small Tool Chest just a few looksees, not sure in what order they are Black Walnut & Pine parts Seems to be filling up, even before I add a finish Still have to work the top over, square the ends of it. Add a pair of Brass hinges. Might have room for one...
|76 days ago||
Modify a Blanket Chest into a tool box??? - 4 replies
Over the years, I have made plenty of Blanket Chests/Toy Boxes. Wondering out loud IF one could be modified into a hand tool chest? Maybe have a few drawers added to the bottom, ala the Dutch did? The top “drawer” on this one is a fake, only the bottom two work. Maybe add a few more levels of drawers? Saw till in the lid...
|231 days ago||
Kobalt hand planes???upon further review - 19 replies
Was in Lowes tonight. Looking around in the tool section, found out the Stanley planes were no longer in their spot. Seems they have been replaced by three planes with the blue paint and Kobalt on them. Two block planes, eh, weren’t that great looking. However, the third offering by Kobalt was a 9-3/4” long, very heavy c...
|254 days ago||
$8 Yard sale find? - 5 replies
seems to be a Gem of a find, too Just three pieces of wood, some metal parts, and a rusty, well used Disston/HK Porter backsaw. But wait, there is more! The outside pieces fold down to become a miter box! Metal parts can be slid a bit, and even tightened up to barely allow the saw any wiggle room. There is even a ruler on one side...
|257 days ago||
Barn Siding? - 1 reply
trying to find some uses for this stuff One is at least 8’ long. T&G edges, Double 4 Dutch pattern. Seems to be either a Pine, or a Fir Do I rip off the beveled areas, and go for the 3/4” thick parts? Maybe get some 1×3” out of that? Or, plane until it all is the same level? Might be 1/2” t...
|259 days ago||
Flattening a board, ala The schwarz - 3 replies
According to handplane bacis on the Woodqwright’s shop. I happened to have a pine 2x about that same size, so sent the jack planes along the edges, first. But all they did was make some curlie things Then clamped the board so I could do a face grain thingy. Again the jack plane made things almost flat, bt going at the face at...
|263 days ago||
Lost soul came home? - 3 replies
Box came in the mail today, from Paris…. ( wait for it) Ohio. Looked like a #4 plane, in need of a little TLC?? It even had a few hitch-hikers Cleaned out the spider nests (three of them!) without getting bit. Took the thing apart, to begin the refurb Hmmm, ugly? Rusty! Crusty! looks like the handles were paint...
|279 days ago||
Buck brothers smooth planes??? - 4 replies
Is there a list of who makes these? I have one #4 size. I can go look at the ones at Home Depot, and find at least three different “versions” of the same plane. Some LOOK like a normal #4 plane Some have a bolt instead of the lever for the capiron Some are wood handled, some black/brown plastic. irons all need to...
|290 days ago||
Drill a hole in a bottle? - 14 replies
To run a cord for a lamp kit? Need to drill a hole from the cord in a large “jug” of a bottle to make a lamp out of it. Maybe a one shot deal. What drill bit to use on glass?
|302 days ago||
The WoodRiver #4, V3 - 10 replies
Just got one of these in the mail the other day. Inside that bubble wrap is a very oily, very heavy, number 4 hand plane. Got 99% of the oil wiped off, gave the iron a few swipes on the leather strop. Not too bad for right out of the box? Ok, took it back apart. Wiped more oil off of things. Looked it over real close. ...
|321 days ago||
The Lufkin Rule Co. #95?? - 6 replies
I now have a “yard stick” of sorts. A Steel one at that. Not only does it have measurements down the a 1/16th of an inch on on face, on the same face in will tell you the circumference too! Made in Saginaw, USA! Now, on the other face: “Flaring Liquid Mearure”, “Flaring Dry Measure” “Cans ...
|347 days ago||
Strange wear patterns - 6 replies
The last few plane irons I have restored, have the center of the edge worn away. Instead of a cambered effect, these were the opposite. The outside corners were sticking out more than the middle areas. First few trips down the sandpaper, the corners are sharp. The middle of the edge? Not even touched. Back to the grinder and grin...
|351 days ago||
Phoenix Brand handsaw?? - 4 replies
Picked up a little handsaw the other day I figured that for $3 + TAX I could at least clean it up. Tote looked great, no cracks Just couldn’t quite make out the medallion. Decided to clean it up, brass and all Brass medallion has an Eagle. It has the word WARRANTED under the Eagle. Above the eagle are the words R...
|356 days ago||
Dunlap/ West Germany planes? - 6 replies
Ok, I am trying to find out whatever i can about these strange planes. They have a blade stamped “Made in QWest Germany” stamped in English. There is a cap iron with a Maroon Bolt sticking out of it. I have two such critters. One is a #3 size With a strangely angled frog. It is sitting at 50 degrees. Due to the...
|364 days ago||
Different type of jack plane?? - 10 replies
While out on a short Rust Hunt the other day, picked up a little Jack Plane. Nice wood handles, nice brass adjuster wheel. Little rust, NO CRACKS in the iron castings. Just under 14” long. The iron (another Mystery) is 2” wide. The plane seems to have a case of “One Bolt-itis” where IF one bolt will wor...
|370 days ago||
Base unit, for a tray? - 4 replies
I have two such trays. Both were designed to sit on an electric range when the stove is NOT in use. Only one gets used, now. The other needs a base to sit on, like for sitting up in bed. A look at the tray The three side pieces are White Oak. The end ones have handles cut out into them. The rest of this tray is reclaimed Black ...
|375 days ago||
A hand plane with questions attached - 16 replies
I have a little Dunlap #3 with the “Made in West Germany” stamped iron. Ok, so far. Looked under the frog, and saw at least five threads on the bolts holding the frog. Hmm. Gaposis?? No, the frog resides on a pair of rails, one on each side, and it rides up front on the base casting. The gap is almost 1/8”. Ca...
|435 days ago||
Belt sander sharpening? - 4 replies
been at it for a few years. been even better at it when i got my current sander that I can clamp upside down. As for grits of belts? i get the finest grit i can find, otherwise, any old worn out belt will do. As long as it is still in on piece, it will do. I have an old worn out Task Force belt on there right now. yes, it is che...
|437 days ago||
A "Keyless" chuck? - 2 replies
I am trying to sell this little chuck on Ebay. No markings on it, but it is at least a3/8” capacity chuck. Someone has abused the shank, maybe by running it it another drill? Looks like just hand-tighten to hold a bit. Three jaw chuck, no less. Looking for a better description for this little “gem”. Almost a R...