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|08-18-2012 08:15 PM||
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 ...
|08-14-2012 06:15 PM||
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 ...
|08-13-2012 08:36 PM||
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...
|08-05-2012 04:49 PM||
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...
|07-18-2012 03:29 AM||
Someone MIA??? - 10 replies
DKV? Where he go and hide to???
|07-08-2012 03:59 PM||
A Franckeinplane Project coming up?? - 10 replies
Ok. I do have some parts salvaged from that wreck of the DE6. A frog that is now all nice and shiny, the iron and chip breaker ( Stanley) from the KK7. I also have a few other parts just laying around on the bench.. A couple totes I have made from Walnut. These are spoken for. I will make a new #5 tote for this project. A patt...
|06-24-2012 10:34 PM||
Handsaw Jointer? - 3 replies
I picked up one of them the other day, at a yard sale. Sitting beside a saw set. $0.25 each. Couldn’t hurt to pick up both? Now the question is: WHAT is a saw jointer? I know in involves a file, and a saw blade. How does one set up one of these? A photo of both of these tools. The saw set I will clean up. Th...
|06-24-2012 03:11 PM||
A tale of three handplanes - 4 replies
Two from a yard sale, one from a auction. The Auction Plane is just a Stanley #120. It needed a new cap, so I went back and got one. Might need a new iron as well. Clean him up, paint him nice and shiny, and back to work. Plane #2: Same size as the Stanley #120, but a few things were quite different on this plane. For one thin...
|06-07-2012 06:24 AM||
Four planes... - 14 replies
Showed up at my doorstep, wanting a new home.. Lets see, a Fulton 14” jack (before) And after a little work in the shop Just a clean up and a sharpening. Next, there was a Stanley Handyman H1203 (before) Again, just a good cleaning, and sharpening. Next was a Sears Craftsman not too bad here, but the rest of it needed ...
|06-04-2012 04:31 PM||
Father's day gifts on the way.. - 3 replies
Ok, One such is a Fulton 14” jack plane. Apparently made by sargent. Going in for Re-Hab… Number 2: a Miller’s Falls #9 type 4-5. Still has the “three-point” lever cap, ugly red handles, black frog. Going in for a Re-hab. Number 3: A sears Craftsman #3 sized plane. Has phillips headed bolts in th...
|05-13-2012 08:20 PM||
Is it a number three, or not a numbah three? - 6 replies
I have a pair of what I THOUGH were #3 smooth planes. That is, until the other day when i sat them beside each other. Hmm… Sitting in front of that bailey #8c, is my Stanley Defiance #3 little guy. Iron width is 1-3/4”, base is 2-1/8” wide, by 9-3/16” long. Now, the other “Number three’ is by U...
|05-11-2012 10:58 PM||
A schreech of a plane?? - 5 replies
Atleast that is the sound of this little guy as he goes along the wood.. a HORRID screeeech! It isn’t from chattering across the wood, not a chatter mark to be seen. A sound like fingernails on a blackboard is NOT supposed to come from a handplane, is it? A thin iron, maybe??? It has the original Mohawk-Shelburne iron in it, ...
|05-04-2012 01:52 AM||
New Computer desk - 0 replies
has arrived. I kept the hutch from the old desk, and gave the old base to a grandson. The “New” base? is made from some old Barn Wood I had in the shop. Most of which USED to be rafters. Resawn down to 3/4 stuff. A glue-up of five boards gave me a top for the desk: Ugly, ain’t they? They clean up rather nice...
|05-01-2012 06:04 PM||
Four saws - 2 replies
restored back from Rust bucket Haven. All four are disstons. There is a D-8 in there, A no.76 in there , a keystone Pace Maker, and a D-23. I could not get the blade cleaned on the 76, for fear I might destroy any etch on there. The D-8 has a good etch showing, as well as the keystone’s fancy etch. D-23’s handle has b...
|04-29-2012 03:55 PM||
Tool names?? - 6 replies
I have a selection of hand tools in the shop. The “usual” names of course are easy to find out about. One name i have in the shop is a lot harder to find anything about. Some company called “Worth’? I have a adjustable wrench stamped with this name, a #5 sized jack plane with that name stamped into the iron...
|04-28-2012 06:13 PM||
Planely a re-hab - 4 replies
Went back to a little store this morning, and walked around the Yard/Garage sales going on in the town. Spent $10 on one item. Then went home and worked a couple hours, getting rid of RUSTIES, Bug nests, Dirt, and other foul items nestled in this plane. forgot to take pictures of the “Before’. They were NASTY. G...
|04-26-2012 05:54 PM||
Tote "freeze' help - 10 replies
Working on a Union #3c plane. It has a cracked tote i would like to either repair, or replace. problem? Can’t get the ##@# bolt to even budge. Should i try to soak it loose? Being an old Union plane, nothing stanley made will fit. If the tote bolt is like the front knob bolt, it will be a problem to replace. The ...
|04-20-2012 09:29 PM||
Mystery saws??? - 4 replies
Rust hunting around my neck of the woods is get a might thin. However, for the Princely Sum of $6 (WOW) I managed to drag two saws home. And a mystery as well: On the medallion of the Mystery saw are the following letters… WS & M Co. across the top of an eagle, and below the eagle: WARRANTED Handle has been redrilled at one ...
|04-13-2012 06:56 PM||
Getting the "Kinks" out?? - 2 replies
I have a couple of saw blades from saws i am “re-habbing”. The blades have a kink or two in them. From just a single one to a “wave effect” one. Need a way to get the blades back to straight and narrow.
|04-11-2012 01:00 PM||
Project Saw: Question - 6 replies
I have two saws I would like to make into something a little more “useful”. The blade on this one is good ( a late model Diiston Tool box saw) but the handle is too clunky, I do, however, like this handle. Made by STEIGO in China, the blade is junk. Now, I have an idea. I could use the saw plate from one, add the ha...