Hello, I am trying to find out more about the Stanley hand plane I have. I have visited websites with a lot of information but I am still at a loss as to production date, etc. Under the frog stamped on the bed is c 74 1/2, the frog has c 44 on the bottom and U 4 (vertically) on the other side. The lever cap/ chip breaker has 8 U on the bottom, and the blade has “Defiance, by Stanley, made in USA, No. 1205) on it. Anyone have any suggestions for info? Thanks, Jeff
Today I went into the shop to put the tools and equipment I used back where they go for the guys when they come into work on Monday morning… but I had to do just a little work. I’m not hooked or anything, I only work when I really, really need it. I ordered replacement wheels for the HTC mobile base. I should have them on Monday.
Would anybody be interested in having a get together in 2010?Others in the surrounding area would be welcome to come also.
The day finally arrived, and there is a brand new band saw sitting in my workshop!! I’m sure now that it would have been easier to have ordered and had it shipped (free shipping), but that wouldn’t have been as interesting. My husband and I drove to Williamsport PA on Friday, a 6+ hour drive, stopped in to Grizzly an hour before closing to check out the band saws for Saturday purchase. I was almost running through the store scouting everything out, spotted the band saws, and b...
This post is about the 20 butter boards I have orders for.\Finished work at 2.30 pm this afternoon and it is now 6.30 in the evening.With the 5 in glue up yesterday and now sanded..total is 23 ready… well ready for glue up… had a lot of fun cutting and ripping the Camphor and Rosewood.These pics are of all the bits ready for glue up…this will be a two stage glue up.. first the main board minus the handle blank… Cut the curve after glue up and the separate to allow glue...
I bought Mr. Sawdust’s book over a year ago anticipating I would soon find an older DeWalt RAS for the right price. The recent blogs by Blake and Patron really fueled the fire and I renewed my efforts. I’ve been cruising CL for the past months and while there must be 25 RAS at the moment on CL for my area, they were just not what I was looking for. My big problem is I don’t have a truck so would need to rent a trailer and all of the RASs I wanted to look at were up to a 2...
I have found that two dimensions are especially helpful in designing arches; the radius of the arch and the length of the boards that make up the arch. If you do a search on ‘Woodworking Formulas’ with the added keywords Spreadsheets, Arches, and such, you will hit on numerous sites that either have formulas like the one below, or java script calculators on their webpage, or even spreadsheets free to download. One of the best I’ve found was written by Paul Huntington, an a...
I left the last installment realizing I messed up the dimensions on the end brackets and while I’d like to say that’s all behind me now, I haven’t worked on that yet. I played around on SketchUp a little and realized that I might be able to alter the curve on the end brackets even though I already rough cut them. Or I might just cut off the 3/4” I need to and leave it as is. I still haven’t decided. What I did get done was work on making the curved front ap...
How deep should the dado be on a bradboard top. I plan on using red oak for a chest and want to make sure that the depth is right. Would a haunched breadboard be better for what i have plannned. Please give me your imput. Thanks. Ed. E.
Now that I am done with the flag cases, I am on to try some new things. Jockmike2 has been suggesting for some time that I try making some signs. Well, I went to Arnie’s in Greenville today and bought some templates and a piece of wood to make a sign. I am planning on woodburning the first sign. Will post pics as I get it done. Thanks Jockmike2 you turned on a flourescent light in my brain andit hurts :-)
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