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744 days ago

Someone MIA??? - 10 replies

DKV? Where he go and hide to???

753 days ago

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...

767 days ago

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...

767 days ago

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...

785 days ago

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 ...

787 days ago

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...

809 days ago

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...

811 days ago

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, ...

819 days ago

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...

821 days ago

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...

823 days ago

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...

824 days ago

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...

826 days ago

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 ...

832 days ago

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 ...

839 days ago

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.

841 days ago

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...

851 days ago

Tool Wall - 2 replies

Used to have a bare wall above the tool bench, but got tired of digging through stuff to find WHAT tool i needed. Soooo, A few long drywall screws to the rescue! Then, I could never find the right sized chisel, so a piece of scrap to the rescue: Just drilled a few holes, and then sawed a few slots to connect the holes. A couple more...

856 days ago

High Tech saw vise??? - 2 replies

Got a few old saws hanging around the shop, snaggle teeth and all. I don’t have a fancy saw vise to clamp them up to sharpen them, either. So, I did have some 2×3 pine sitting around the house. Grabbed two of them , and a saw. Marked the length i needed by laying the saw on top of one board, and marking with my thumbna...

860 days ago

new saw? - 1 reply

Rust Hunter, out and about today. Stopped at a thrift store, and picked up two saws. One was a no-name, not even an etch saw, that had the three sawnuts I was looking for. I also picked up a Disston R1 “Rancher” saw. It was in good shape, just some surface rust. I might just clean it up, sharpen IF needed, and put to w...

863 days ago

Another new saw handle??? - 6 replies

Ok, the first saws are done, time for the “Donor saw” to get fixed back up. Donor Saw? A rusty, plywood handled, $2 crosscut saw I bought mainly for the sawnuts it still had in place. Plywood handle is scrap. period, right? Not so fast there, it still has some use to it. A look firts at the “starting point”...

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