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30 days ago

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? ...

62 days ago

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...

67 days ago

A true newbie at this - 21 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...

75 days ago

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 ...

78 days ago

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&#...

82 days ago

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...

91 days ago

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...

134 days ago

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...

171 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 ...

184 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...

241 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...

396 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...

419 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...

422 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...

424 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...

428 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...

444 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...

455 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?

467 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. ...

486 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 ...

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