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199 days ago

Outside width of Stanley 4 1/2 bottom casting - 2 replies

I would appreciate if someone who owns a Stanley 4 1/2 in the Type 10 to Type 17 range could tell me the outside width of the bottom casting. I find several references to iron width, but have not found a reference to the outside width of the actual plane body itself. I know there are variations in casting, but not enough to make a difference f...

402 days ago

Raleigh NC, Old Tools - 8 replies

I’ll be visiting and staying in Raleigh for the next few days and was wondering if anyone could recommend woodworking – old tools venues. Of course I plan to make a pilgrimage to Pittsboro, and to the upstairs tool shop, so got that covered. I’ve looked at a couple of flea market websites but with the limited info at hand, I ...

558 days ago

Need help setting #3 Iron - 14 replies

I’m having a very basic problem of setting the plane iron and chipbreaker in a #3 Stanley bench plane (Type 16). The iron/chipbreaker assembly bottoms out on the lever cap screw before the edge is fully exposed in the mouth. The iron is bevel-down and the chipbreaker is set to about 1/16” or slightly less. The iron is pretty much f...

558 days ago

Need help with these Saw Sharpening Jigs - 1 reply

I’m peering over that slippery slope of saw sharpening. I bought a MF saw set along with some other paraphernalia. In the MF box were these shop-made, apparent “angle jigs”. I haven’t measured the angles yet. I plan on sharpening a couple of 12 PPI cross-cut saws at 15 degrees, and I’m pretty well set up to do t...

686 days ago

SOLD--Veritas Tool Rest and Grinding Jig-- SOLD - 7 replies

Sold

734 days ago

Stanley Type Study - Type Preference - 10 replies

So I’m in the market for a Stanley No 6. Zip over to the bay and find several offered. Then start milling around Hyperkitten, RexMill, B&G, and all of the sudden I’m full blown into researching the Types. Now I can spot with some success a pre-Type 5, a 5, a 6, a 9, a 13, a 14, with usually just one average picture if the heel...

766 days ago

Question or Two for the Hand Plane Users - 8 replies

I’ve developed a slight case of plane-itus having spend the better part of the past several evenings viewing page after page of old hand planes on ebay. Way to addictive. Will just look at one more then go to bed, right. Initially I was in the market for a #60 1/2. I ended up winning a Miller Falls equivalent to the Stanley #60 1/2 t...

785 days ago

Survey, Bench Grinder / Sharpener - 4 replies

Since I’m in the market for a new, or different bench grinder, I thought this a good opportunity to survey you fellars on what type bench grinder you use for hollow grind sharpening. To start, I’ve been using a 60 year old Cman 1/2 hp 3450 rpm 6” bench grinder for years. A few years ago I purchased a Veritas tool rest, which ...

861 days ago

Free "Craftsman Magazine" all 183 Issues - 8 replies

Some of you may be well ahead of me, and know every issue by heart. If not, I wanted to share this link to the complete set of “Craftsman Magazine” published between Oct 1901 to Dec 1916, a total of 183 issues. The magazine was published by William Stickley, originator of the Craftsman Style of architecture and furniture, after the...

1302 days ago

Ridgid Router Set $159 at HD - 6 replies

Title says it all. Great deal on the Ridgid combination stationary and plunge router set at Home Depot, at least in the Houston area.

1387 days ago

16 Gauge Air Stapler Question - 6 replies

I posted this on the sister HomeReferbers site but it’s kinda quite over there, or my post was too boring to comment on!!! A comment or two and a question or three. I have just picked myself up off the floor after pricing 16 gauge pneumatic staplers. Why is there such a price difference between an 18 gauge and 16 gauge stapler? I gue...

1564 days ago

Need Drawer Slide / Glide Advice - 10 replies

I’m building roughly 24” by 24” drawers and want to use drawer slides, or glides, whatever you may call them. I’ve built wooden slides, dovetail slides, etc, but on this project I want to try metal slides. Problem is, I’m way confused with all the choices. Is there a company out there that doesn’t make a li...

1567 days ago

Need a Ledge Design Idea - 1 reply

Hello my fine LJ compadres, I’m designing a queen size captain’s bed, the kind of bed with drawers underneath. I have a pretty good idea of all the part and pieces expect for the ledge that will stick out cantilevered from the top rail, just under the matress. I don’t need a ledge, but I like the look, maybe 4 or so inches wi...

1616 days ago

Norm's Online Episodes - 5 replies

While resting a bit after taking apart our 20 yo cloth dryer, it’s going bump, bump, bump, I decided to watch an online episode of New Yankee Workshop. It appears the 100 series, i.e. episode 107, 108 etc. is the first year or close to first year of airing. The current online episode is a tall bookcase. What really struck me is the sp...

1625 days ago

Bandsaw Thrust Bearing Question - 4 replies

I have removed the lower guide assembly from my old 14” Delta bandsaw and proceeded to clean up that mess of rust, goo and glop. The lower thrust bearing is shot and I want to replace it. I could soak the whole thing in WD 40 to see if it will spin better, but probably not. So here’s a real simple question. How do I remove the bea...

1697 days ago

What are the Chances - 1 reply

Dear fellow LJers: I’ll be in El Paso, Texas from December 20 through the 25th visiting family and friends. We visit El Paso every year, usually during Thanksgiving, but this year it’s Christmas. I would like to meet some LJs in the El Paso area for a beer, coffee, fajitas, whatever sounds good. I can drive a couple of hours to...

1700 days ago

Grinder Speed to Sharpen - 6 replies

I want to try and grind a bevel in a test chisel. Until now, I’ve used water stone. I have an old Cman 3450rpm grinder and bought a white wheel, but now I’m starting to believe 3450 rpm may be to fast, especially given the popularity of the tormak low speed grinder. So what speed grinder do you use to put a bevel on a chisel. Tha...

1713 days ago

A Grizzly by any other name - 7 replies

While wasting time surfing table saws on ebay I ran across this entry. Here’s a link to the ebay page that shows a $600 3hp cabinet saw. It is by all appearances the Grizzly 1023s. I also included the link to the Grizzly page for the 1023s. I know what a 1023 looks like. I see mine every day. Maybe the hand wheels and motor cover are...

1781 days ago

Need Advice on a Mortiser - 9 replies

I’ve been considering a dedicated mortise machine, like the delta, jet or grizzly. I don’t do production work and probably cut 50 to 100 mortises a year (maybe less) using either a router or chop them with a chisel. It’s hard to justify $300+ for a benchtop mortiser while only doing a few mortises a year, plus finding storage...

1910 days ago

How Do You Hollow Grind - 11 replies

I need some advice on how to hollow grind. Do you use a white wheel and if so, what grit. I’ve read where 120 grit is to fine. I have an old craftsman 6 inch grinder. It’s a high RPM model. Can a white wheel be used effectively on a high RPM grinder? Also, do you use a buffing wheel, and if so, do you use a polishing paste on i...

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