So I’ve read that the Jacob Siegley got his first plane patent in 1878. Most of m information comes from 2 sources. Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America by Roger Smith and Plane Makers of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania by John F. Rumpf. Siegley made his planes until 1901, when Stanley bought him out and continued making his planes. In 1903 he signed an extension to allow his name to be used in additional planes (not sure what that really means) but he also was paid by Stan...
Haven’t had much time in the shop lately, but I did get my bench finished finally and I painted here and there as part of my shop improvement campaign. I am not nearly done, but I am taking a little at a time. With Christmas around the corner I have get back to doing some projects. My ambition level is fairly low this year as I am planning to build a Chevalet and it’s all I can think about right now. Here are some before and after pics of what I’ve been up to this week. I...
Just purchased a used Biesemeyer fence system and the it was not locking into position properly. I then saw a small piece of rectangular white plastic (approx 1 ” x 1.5”) had fallen of the fence from somewhere. The piece appears to be able to be glued back on. Does anybody know where this piece goes and if it is affecting the locking mechanism of the fence? Pictures would be great. Danny
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all my fellow woodworkers.
Let's Repair a Broken Guitar! #1: How to Re-Repair a Les Paul With a Broken Headstock and NOT Kill the Perpetrator!
CAUTION! PICTURE HEAVY! About a month and a half ago I posted a forum topic about a new toy…. A brand new Epiphone Les Paul with a broken neck.This is a pretty common failure for Les Paul’s and SG’s, both Gibson and Epiphone.I bought this guitar to see if I could do a credible fix. Forum Topic Here! All went well until I had to go to the Doctor and found I had some problems and I couldn’t use any sho tools for awhile. I was nearly finished with this guitar and...
I usually just finish the chess pieces one at a time. I wanted to be able to get a good smooth finish on them like you do on the lathe but still be able to turn another piece without having to wait for them to dry in between coats.This is what I came up with. I drilled a 1/4” hole into 3/4” dowel and inserted a 1/4” dowel to chuck in the drill. I drilled a 3/4” hole in the holder and used a round file to ream it out so there is enough play to let it spin freely. After ...
You will find more information and more pictures on my blog. The problem with being on a quest for knowledge is the endless circles you often get stuck in, and the off roads that follow. I’m always looking for information on older Sargent hand planes. So recently I bought a hand plane off ebay that is an obvious early Sargent 409. It’s got Rosewood, a type 4 base, with a type 3 frog, and a “Fulton Tool Co” cutter. The type 4 base dates it to 1911 to 1918. I know Sargent made ...
My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1271: Some More Wonderful Variations on a Single Pattern
Since I am going to be spending the day writing, I thought I would share some photos of some of the beautiful ideas that my friend Anna had regarding one of our patterns. I always love to see what others do with our patterns, and Anna has always been adventurous and embraced many of the ideas that I have shown here in the blog as well as developed many of her own. She took Keith’s SLDK375 pattern (Embellished Filigree Pendants) and had some fun with making them using different speci...
Weekend Woodworking w/ Stumpy & The Stash #4: Commemorating McNugget the shop chicken's 1 millionth egg!
McNugget the shop chicken laid her 1 millionth egg, and Mike wants to commemorate it with a project that his wife has been nagging about since the 1970’s. So he takes the cameras into his personal workshop where he builds his first “regular woodworking” project in years! But he’s still under the watchful eye of Stunpy, who tries his best to find some sort of mistake! (Friend us on facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit the Stumpy Store to help support the show!)
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