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06-19-2013 09:19 PM

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...

06-03-2013 07:46 PM

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...

05-23-2013 02:25 PM

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?

05-12-2013 02:43 AM

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. ...

04-22-2013 04:11 PM

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 ...

03-27-2013 06:35 PM

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...

03-23-2013 05:04 PM

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...

03-18-2013 10:09 PM

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...

03-10-2013 09:01 PM

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...

03-04-2013 04:54 PM

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 ...

02-28-2013 12:33 AM

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...

12-30-2012 12:15 AM

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...

12-27-2012 04:23 PM

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...

12-02-2012 05:20 PM

Parts for a plane - 1 reply

Picked up a plane the other day. Seems to be a Millers Falls #9 size. Made for a Company called Kiefaber. It is lacking an iron, a chipbreaker, and a lever cap. Lever cap can be just a plain one. iron looks like it would be 2” wide. Only have about $6 in this plane, so far.. If you have a need for other parts, I might...

12-02-2012 02:23 AM

Rust hunting, found a mystery plane - 6 replies

Well, I did fine three such planes. Only bought two. One was a PARPLUS #5 that will be a source of parts. Yeah, I know, pressed steel frog again. Handles were is GREAT shape though. The other of these two planes? Well, here is a little looksee.. No iron, chipbreaker, or levercap. Kind of a short base #4. Other side of t...

12-01-2012 05:40 PM

Five bucks at a Garage Sale? - 10 replies

MIGHT be a good deal? Seems there was this old, green & yellow metal box. Still had a handle on top, as well. Something about a Home Shop saw on the yellow label…. Got the box home after a morning of “Yard Sailing” around. Opened the Mystery Box to find.. An all metal trim saw? It even had a metal label on ...

11-17-2012 04:10 AM

Three planes - 0 replies

The three i’ve gotten over the past month or so. A Craftsman #4h, A Fulton #3 ( with a West German iron) and a DUNLAP #3. Some size differences, even between the two #3 sized planes. All are about the same age group, and I think they were all sold at Sears. A look at the three amigos: Nice Family Portrait? The Dunlap is th...

11-07-2012 08:08 PM

Back porch bench is gone, now for a Dungeon?? - 3 replies

Completing a move from one house to another. used to have a covered back porch I could use as a bench. Not any more. Place does have a cellar, basement would invoke too big of a picture. A $.05 tour of the Dungeon that will turn into a workshop, someday… after coming down the Grand Staircase into the cellar… one lo...

10-01-2012 01:14 AM

Just playing around with some Beech - 4 replies

I had a couple handplanes that needed a new tote or two made. Had ONE cut out of Beech, decided to see how it would look. Hmmm. well maybe a little more grinding away on it, and a little sanding? Getting there. Sat it next to another tote that MIGHT get replaced, when I can cut another blank out.. Seems a little taller, too? ...

09-26-2012 08:22 PM

Tale of two planes - 5 replies

that came in the mail this morning. Won both on ebay, but that is another story. Opened both packages this morning to find A #6 with “SAVAGE” stamped on the iron. 17.5” long, by 2-3/4” wide. handle issiues, found a small crack ( will not be a problem) but looks savable. The little red-nosed block plane....

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