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04-28-2010 05:42 AM

Where to find Knurled Brass Thumb Screws. - 5 replies

I am looking for a source to buy Knurled Brass Thumb Screws. I need several sizes ranging from #6 through 3/8” in size. I found a few sizes online, but I don’t need $100 of each size. I need several sizes, but only need 2 or 3 of each size. Does anyone know where I might be able to find these?

04-20-2010 05:17 AM

Help! Is it a hammer or a tuning fork? - 34 replies

I have a real gripe about claw hammers these days. I have purchased several claw hammers recently. The reason I have purchased so many is that I would really like to find a good one that doesn’t sound like a cheap tuning fork every time that I strike something with it. I have spent anywhere from $5.00 – $40 for a hammer (yes, I kn...

04-16-2010 11:32 PM

This tool looks like something out of Star Wars. - 12 replies

Has anyone seen this new $1000 block plane from Bridge City. This thing looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Take a look at this.'s+New/+CT-17+Dual+Angle+Block+Plane

04-13-2010 01:47 PM

Bow Lathe and Fancy Footwork - 4 replies

If you want to be depressed check out this video on the Village Carpenters blog. This guy is doing amazingly intricate turning work with only a very simple bow lathe, a skew chisel, and his right foot. You read that correctly, he uses his right foot to help co...

04-09-2010 02:38 PM

Deciding what to build this weekend. - 1 reply

It is Friday morning and I have a short work day today. I have a bunch of lumber, all day Saturday and about a dozen or so projects on my “TO DO” list. I’m sitting here sipping on a cup of coffee trying to decide which project/s I am going to try to knock off my list this weekend. I usually make my decision based on either, ...

04-04-2010 02:02 PM

Making blades for wooden molding planes. - 12 replies

I scored a box with a whole bunch of wooden molding plane bodies that are missing the cutting irons. You can see some pics of the planes here I want to try my hand at making some new irons and wedges for some these planes. Do any of you have any experience with this sort of thing? I am looking for inf...

03-28-2010 03:09 PM

Advice on Table Top Band Saw - 2 replies

Does anyone know if there is a decent quality table top type band saw available out there. I would prefer to get a 14” floor standing saw, but really don’t have room for it. I don’t need a saw with huge capacity, but would like enough power to resaw material that is 3-4 inches thick (I realize, I may be dreaming on that one.)...

02-03-2010 12:23 PM

Frog needed for Stanley Bailey #5 plane - 3 replies

I am restoring a Stanley Bailey #5 plane. Unfortunately, I managed to drop it and the frog has been broken. Does anyone have a frog from a #4 or #5 Bailey plan that they could spare.

01-23-2010 11:12 AM

Need help in designing a pulpit for church. - 1 reply

I am looking for design ideas for a pulpit for my church. I will be using some old oak lumber that I salvaged from a church building that was being torn down. It is rough cut lumber and the building was approx 100 years old when it was torn down a few years ago. I am looking for pictures and design ideas. I want it to be something clean and...

01-12-2010 05:12 AM

Availability of Tool Kits - 3 replies

I’ve seen kits where lathe chisels are available without handles so the user can turn their own handles. I would like to find a set of bench chisels that are available without handles so that I can make my own. I actually once purchased a cheap set of chisels with plastic handles and cut off the plastic an made wooden replacements, just ...

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