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|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...
|07-22-2013 03:02 AM||
Kobalt hand planes???upon further review - 34 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 Seems they have been replaced by three planes with the blue paint and Kobalt on them.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...
|06-28-2013 07:06 PM||
$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...
|06-25-2013 07:37 PM||
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...
|06-23-2013 04:02 PM||
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...
|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...