I recently purchased a plane on ebay and to be very honest I haven’t a clue as to the maker. I sam hoping to get some help from someone who knows more about hand planes than I do. On the plane body onj the mouth behind the iron the number 7 is stamped. Then behind the frog ant in front of the handle in this order starting at the frog is the letter U in a circle then made in the USA and then behind that is the number 8 just in front of the handle. I’m going to try and post some pi...
If you prefer not to read the video is herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwLDBA1nQIo So we are now at the most annoying part of this entire restoration and that’s the bridge plate. Here’s a picture so you can get an idea of what and where the bridge plate is. It’s the small overlaid piece of wood A guitar’s bridge plate does quite a few very important jobs for the guitar. To make it simple, the pull of the strings on the top of the guitar is quite intens...
Finally got around to attacking the restoration on the SW no 5 I picked up at the antique mall last month. The biggest issue was that the tote was broken at the horn and I had never attempted a repair on that type of damage before. I only had to give $11 for the plane when I scored it – the blade and cap iron etc were pretty rusty. Before pics: I threw all the small stuff into evaporust for clean-up and decided to try something different on the plane sole for rust rem...
I know, not everyone is in the same situation as I am. Some are more lucky than I, and some just don’t have as many opertunities as I do. So that’s tosay, you may not be able to use the solutions I have, you may have other options I dont, but, this is what I found. As a commercial truck driver, more specifically a flat be driver, I have many opertunities to bring home what’s known as “dunnage”. In essence that is lumber (of many types and sizes) that is...
Video is here if you prefer not to read http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lZ1XroRf8o&feature=youtu.be Part 3 of this series is a simple prospect of removing the fret/fingerboard (they’re different names for the same thing) as well as the neck. The traditional joint for a guitar neck to be attached is a dovetail, this one was no exception however it was extremely poor in it’s execution (not surprising considering the number of these they made and the budget they were mad...
My sons loft certainly has creative shelving and amazing character. As I look up at the rafters, I see opportunity both in aesthetics and practicality. My plan is to add Walnut Live Edge trim to the bottom of the rafters, this is where the Loft meets the wall. If you look at these two Live Edge pieces, these 5’ pieces will fit right in the space under the rafters. The contrast will look great as a trim and the Walnut which will extend about 2” which will offer a catwalk pla...
Finished up the Stanley SW no 4 from the antique mall finds the other day. Had to repair the knob first. It had a chunk missing and two pieces cracked and ready to fall off. Didn’t have any rosewood so used a small piece of walnut for the patch and epoxied everything into place. I then rough shaped it with a small chisel and then attacked it with some rasps and sandpaper for final shaping. The tote had the barest remnants of the Stanley Tools sticker on it, so I was ca...
well a little progress has been made unfortunately i’m hesitant to do too much because i may lose the place with the recent employment termination and lack of resources in new state. <div></div> But anyway i was going to move my 4×8 work bench in as a alt. out-feed table, but instead i added on a 18”x40” removable leaf for now. I did get the base and stationary fence done on my cross cut sled, next is assembling the adjustable miter fence and attaching it. got...
So since it in the near 70’s in NE Ohio, I went golfing with some buddies, in February no less, Wednesday and on the way home stopped at an antique mall on the way and lo and behold: for all you wooden plane collectors out there (I haven’t started on these so no buys here): And after poking around for a bit I came up with these: I got 2 Sweethearts- A no. 5 and no. 4 plus a no. 5 Defiance and a no. 4 Wards Master which I think is a Miller Falls made one (red frog)...
So a couple years ago my wife and I decided to remodel the kitchen (long overdue) and part of the project was ripping out all the carpeting downstairs and installing hardwood floors and new stair treads and risers. This project brought about my first hand plane purchase (a Wood River block plane) which I hardly used for the project and didn’t really look at it again until recently. So fast forward to late last year and I’m making some cutting boards for Christmas presents and in s...
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