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07-05-2015 03:04 PM

First tool kit? - 19 replies

Ok, say you would like to start out making things out of….wood. You haven’t any tools. So.. List a Basic Tool Kit. The idea is that this person starting out needs just a very basic. and affordable set of simple tools. What would YOUR choices be? What would you put in their tool box to just start out building…say a si...

07-01-2015 06:15 PM

Show & Tell: Flattening a glued up panel... - 9 replies

With just a few handplanes. Only electric needed is for the overhead lights… The Panel. Just four pine boards. Resawn from a 4×4, and a little uneven. Clamped down to the bench First plane to see the panel. About 14” long, with a cambered edge to the iron. Somewhere around a 8-9” radius, might have resharpen...

06-21-2015 03:54 AM

A Makita Recipro saw needs help - 9 replies

Ok, spent $10 on a sawzall by Makita at a yard sale awhile back Motor works great! The only thing wrong is the parts that hold the blade in place. Fellow said that a screw was missing I removed the adjustable shoe, and the rubber boot. No blade clamp in site. Ordered the clamp from Makita. Test fit showed a pin sticks out too f...

06-09-2015 03:58 AM

A What-is-it? - 10 replies

Found this little gem in the bottomof a tool box i picked at a yard sale over the weekend. Not all that big, seems to fit a 1/2” nut, or bolt. There is a cat. no. 199-5, a “1/2”, a diamond, and the word IMPERIAL stamped into one side.. This side has “CHICAGO USA” and a patent number. Hard to read, looks li...

01-18-2015 04:28 PM

Wood for a new handle - 12 replies

Have an old 22” long wood bodied Try plane That has a “stump” for a rear hamdle Ugly? Well, it needs to look more like this one Much better? Ok, while on a road trip the other day, saw a cart of Firewood for sale…50 cents a chunk! Thought about it for a bit, turned around and went back. Put five dimes in th...

11-08-2014 07:51 PM

"Moving DaySale" finds - 5 replies

That even said something about “Barn finds” too. Spent a whopping $5 on a decent looking Brace type drill Seems to be in decent enough shape. Got to cleaning it off a bit, found a stamping on the chuck: STANLEY RULE & LEVEL Co.NEW BRITAIN CONN USA Ratchet parts work good. On an arm of the brace was stamped:VICTO...

10-27-2014 07:28 PM

That time of year, again - 10 replies

Time to gear up for a few of these Only, this year it will be a bit different. Bandsaw USED to do these, but it no longer runs. I do have a $10 13” Craftsman scrollsaw, though. New to this game, so, I picked out maybe too rough a cutter of a blade. Going through 3/4” Pine. Just six pieces of scrap Pine. Usually, I w...

09-10-2014 11:16 PM

Old lathe needed a bench to sit on - 1 reply

Instead of the damp concrete floor. Had some metal parts from an old loft bed. And some OSB. Cut some 3×3 posts in half, to make four legs @36” long. Or there abouts, hacksaw wasn’t the greatest way to cut them. Had a pair of brace rods. Added one brace between the two front legs, and the two rear legs. 5/8”...

09-01-2014 12:27 PM

couple of cheap chisels? - 3 replies

Went to a vendor’s row at a local Tractor Fest Took two hours of walking around. Found a pair of chisels that needed a dry place to stay The skinny one was missing a handle, and a loose handle was laying there beside it. Handle did fit the chisel. the wide bodied one was stamped as a Jennings of some sort. It is 1-1/4R...

07-22-2014 08:51 PM

Part of a Rust Hunt haul - 4 replies

Inside a plaid insulated tub was a small package. well there was a lot of small packages in there, but I have no need for the following item: Dremel#16436 Scroll saw blade holder. For a Dremel 1671 Scroll saw. Package of two holders ( upper&lower?) Package has never been opened. Anyone out even hear of a Dremel Scroll Saw? ...

06-20-2014 03:48 PM

Pick of the litter? - 3 replies

Rust Hunt was rather short today, short of funds. Had about $5 to shop with. One stop. Had a lot of beatup tri squares @ $2 each…..pass A cardboard tray full of planes @ $5 each. Stanley #81…...nasty, been left outside too long, might have a decent blade, but that was about it…pass. Spotted amongst the JUNK pl...

06-16-2014 12:42 AM

A true newbie at this - 22 replies

Never have had a scrollsaw. Past weekend, stumbled over one. ASked the price from the person running the Yard sale…...” $10” Ok, gave her the ten spot, and picked up a surpricingly HEAVY scrollsaw. It still had a blade in it, too. Table was brown coloured….from rust. Palm sander and some 22o grit got it c...

06-07-2014 09:54 PM

DRI Industries Work Shops ?? - 1 reply

One of the items in a recent ebay win was a plastic bag full of parts. The premise was simple: Two chunks of the buyers scrap wood snd this “kit” and they could make their own Handscrew clamps. Ok, I’ll just try it out. Had a chunk of 2×4 REd oak. I split the chunk into two 2×2 halves. Laid out the marks ...

06-04-2014 03:06 PM

Wood for a Handscrew clamp - 4 replies

One of the four pieces Iwon last night is a kit to make 12” wood jawed clamp, the ones with two threaded rods running through a set of wooden jaws. A few holes to drill, and install the all-thread rods. Even has the handles ready to install. Now, I happen to have some 6/4 by 4” stock in red oad. would it work for this kit&#...

05-31-2014 06:41 PM

Old School Cordless Drill? - 6 replies

Picked this thing up this morning, costs a whopping$1.50 Has a set of numbers on it, “8012” and a name stamped on it. SAMSON from the looks of it. Appears to be a ratcheting type Just interested in who “SAMSON” was. Might start to use this for a few holes Thr drill bit I’ve had for a long while, I th...

05-22-2014 05:44 PM

Green Spalted lumber? - 2 replies

After a road trip to pick up a few items, found a 9’ 2×4 in red oak. Ynder that board was a 2-3/4×2-3/4 chunk on “white wood”. It had a few lines in the rough sawn surface. The board on the top. Ever see Green spalting? There is some figure in the board, but it isn’t Oak. The boards below it a...

04-10-2014 01:00 AM

For sale: Craftsman 113 tablesaw Moved to Craigslist/Dayton , OH - 1 reply

As I no longer have the space for this saw. It is a “hybrid” of sorts. Long time ago, the trunion had split, so, a replacement parts saw was found. Added a lot of parts from the replacement saw on to the original saw. The two “extra” wings were bolted on to the right side. The “new” trunion work...

03-03-2014 11:07 PM

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 ...

02-18-2014 06:37 PM

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...

12-24-2013 04:22 AM

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...

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