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|490 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...
|494 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...
|498 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...
|507 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...
|513 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 ...
|517 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...
|577 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...
|580 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...
|605 days ago||
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...
|605 days ago||
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...
|606 days ago||
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 ...
|620 days ago||
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...
|630 days ago||
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...
|667 days ago||
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? ...
|672 days ago||
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....
|684 days ago||
Re-habbed KK7 for sale - 1 reply
has new walnut handles, has been cleaned and iron is sharpened up. A previous owner had “Bobtailed the back by almost 2”, leaving the base at just under 20” long. Smooth bottom. No rust, no pits. Asking $25 OBO plus shipping.
|711 days ago||
Handyman Family - 3 replies
I have a “set’ of Handyman Bench Planes. I have tuned them up, shined them up, and now, they are ready for a “Family Portrait”.... The H1203 (#3 size) the H1204 (#4) and a H1205 jack. Other than a few block planes, this was it for Handyman Planes. I said I had tuned them up? Tune up a Handyman? Can it even be ...
|715 days ago||
Saw re-habs... - 16 replies
Hardware: Found a no-muss way to polish up some saw hardware… The “before” picture. Supposed to to “Brass” (NOT!) and now the tricky part Have the tools handy… Chuck a part into the drill, and give it a spin into the purple scratchy pad. Slow speed, battery was low, today. Just hold the drill ...
|716 days ago||
Little red mystery saw. - 6 replies
A $.50 handsaw is proving to be a mystery saw. Blade length is about 14”. 8ppi rip blade? Every third thooth is “set” so hard, it bent the plate a bit. Three steel saw bolts, with a steel plate. Right now PB Blaster is working to loosen them up a bit. On that red handle, there is a silver “BugleR...
|724 days ago||
They followed me home... - 8 replies
at a dollar bill a piece. Guess I will be looking for some hardware for saws, again. Blond handle is just a 50s warranted Superior, maybe a Disston. Know more after the clean up.. That black handled one, however, is a bit of a mystery saw. Nice handle, maybe a D-7, or D-8 style? Will need a crack glued back up. No medallion, a...