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|857 days ago||
Buck Brothers plane?? - 14 replies
While shopping for plane irons at Home Despot, I was looking at the Buck Brothers 14” Plane. I went and bought an iron instead, though, since I needed a #4 sized one for a plane restore. Is this plane worth the $34? Next, CAN it be re-tuned into something workable. OR, maybe use it as a simple scrub plane? Having some tro...
|861 days ago||
Re-habbing a D8 Etch question - 3 replies
I picked up a $2 D8 thumbhole handled saw the other day. Rusty, no big deal. Got some of the sawnuts loose, Medallion just spins along with the Bolt, Brass thingy, might be rough to get out. The Etch is now starting to show through all that rust ( and some pitting) On the handle side of henry Disston & son’s Keystone There ...
|862 days ago||
Rust Hunter: part III - 2 replies
Spent a whopping whole $4 today, doing handsaws. A Thumbhole I’ve been looking at was picked up for the sawnuts. I’ll re-hab the handle at a later date, and pick up another saw (@ $2) for another set of sawnuts. I needed these for another saw almost done. Thumbhole: Brass medallion: DISSTON (over a keystone) U.S.A. ...
|866 days ago||
Another old plane, another re-hab - 6 replies
Spent a whopping whole $8 today. Bought a Stanley Handyman #4 plane. Not much to look at when i bought it. Might turn out a bit differently later. This plane does have a lot of numbers stamped EVERYWHERE on the parts. A look at where i am starting at: A side view: I’ll make new handle for this, I think. All these ar...
|870 days ago||
Rust hunter, Part 2 - 7 replies
I was out and about today. Stopped in at three “thrift stores” in the downtown Sidney, Ohio area. One had a Stanley Handyman plane @ $10. Red painted frog, red paint in the box that says Stanley Handyman. About the size of a #4. There was also about a dozen handsaws, prices from $2 -$5. One or two good handles, the other...
|872 days ago||
So far, so good - 3 replies
As part of my tax refund fun, I stopped by the local Sears store. Came away from there with a new router kit, for about $147 out the door. The bases both will take my P-C bushings, so NOW I can can finally use my three year old P-C dovetail jig! This came with both a fixed base, and a plunge base. ALL METAL! Variable speed, ele...
|897 days ago||
A tale of two planes - 22 replies
And how I’m going to re-hab them. In this entry, I’ll show the planes in their “before” appearence, and how one looks torn down. Not too bad, but they have seen a lot of use in the past. The red one is from Great Neck a long time ago. The plain one is still not fully Identified. Anyway, here is that “...
|897 days ago||
Cleaning a saw plate? - 1 reply
I have several saws that need a bit of shine applied to their plates. Don’t want to sand things up, maybe something less aggressive? I just got two backsaws re-handled, and a couple of cross-cut saws. There MIGHT be something under the rust/grime worth keeping. A photo of some of the saws: By Powerkraft ( “Monkey Wards ...
|899 days ago||
Re-hab a handplane - 9 replies
An old Stanley Liberty Bell #129. Needed an “up-grade” of sorts. It had a plastic tote screwed on the rear. Yuck! A few years of dirt, grime, and dust stuck in every corner. Someone had spray a silver paint on some of the metal parts, rust prevention maybe? So, I took everything apart, and started to clean things ...
|903 days ago||
Re-habbing a saw? - 6 replies
Got tired of a plastic handle on my backsaw. Just an old cheapo from WAY back. Stanley sold them for a miter box they put out. So, I used some wide , Old Oak I had in the shop. Roughed out a blank: And, a second one, just in case someone messed up the first Drilled out for my fat fingers with a couple forstner bits, and started ...
|953 days ago||
Working from a "Kit" - 4 replies
No heat in the pole barn where the shop is. So, I dress for the cold weather. I needed some parts milled up, to make an Oak Toy box. Still got a bit of that old barn rafter Oak. Made most of the parts, even cut some “store-bought” 1/4” plywood, as well Then I loaded up the parts into the van, and back to the hou...
|962 days ago||
What to do with a "plank"? - 6 replies
In that stash of old lumber, there was a wide plank. I removed the nails, and the beveled edges to get it into my 12-1/2” planer. Board turned out to be White Oak (kind of wormy) and flat sawn to boot. I had cut this 8’ er into two pieces, about three feet each in length, I lost some of the 8’ in trimming the ends. I h...
|968 days ago||
Chair Repair (and a teaser) - 2 replies
Mom had a Dining Room chair in need of a little repair. One spindle had both tenons break off. “Can you fix this chair?” “I ‘ll see what I can turn up” I had a chunk of white oak in the shop, about 4×6. I figured I could rip off a slab to make a new spindle. I kept ripping because one never kno...
|992 days ago||
Just some old oaken rafters - 6 replies
and one can build about anything they want. Working on a Blanket Chest, ala Norm Abram. These old boards came from a garage that was torn down. The rafters seem to be mainly white oak. A look at where I’m at right now: and a look at the plan I’m working from, just a picture, but it’s about all I need: ah y...
|996 days ago||
Stranger in the shop? - 8 replies
Not sure what that red item is for…. The wood used to be an old rafter, I seem to have a nice pile of them. There is one tool in the shop that seems to get a lot of work these day: It’s got a steel wheel, and a tapered iron. The “blue” paint was put there by another “user”. Now, about that red h...
|1016 days ago||
Table build ideas - 4 replies
I am in need of a new TV “table”. Lately, I’ve been going with a “Mission Style” for the tables I make. This time around, I do have a nice supply of Oak, with some Ash as well. The “Boss” want the TV to sit up fairly high, about 38”. TV is a flat screen, about 38” wide. Need t...
|1037 days ago||
More reclaimed stuff - 8 replies
Cleaning up a pile from an old garage tear down. A 2×8 give me a few boards that I don’t know which tree it came from: A reddish pink, with a few white areas. That black streak is from the weathered (and wet) outside surface. Stuff tends to burn on the saw. Not a pine, way too hard for that. Here is the underside of a pane...
|1037 days ago||
A work station - 0 replies
that table in the right side of the picture is an old table top sitting on a couple sawhorses. As you can see, it has a few power tools sitting on it. Another view. A lathe, a bandsaw, a drill press, a dual wheel bench grinder, and an old Monarch machinist’s vise. A four outlet plug is mounted in the center of the table, with a ...
|1097 days ago||
rewire an air conditioner? - 16 replies
If possible. I have on hand a 220V unit (window) that I’d like to rewire down to 110V. Unit has one of the two prong (plus a ground prong) set-up for 220V. I don’t have an outlet available for the 220 plug.
|1126 days ago||
Wormy Wood - 6 replies
I found an old 2×4 in the barn. Not sure of the wood type. Planes nice. NOT pine. A couple of pics: Maybe a Chestnut?