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|26 days ago||
Pulley size when changing motor speed - 3 replies
I’d like to buy a 3450 rpm motor for my refurbed lathe. Its just a price thing, and I don’t have the original pulley anyhow. The motor that was on it was a 1726 RPM, with a 275-A Pulley. What pulley would I use on the new motor to get the same speeds? I’ve searched for an online converter but didn’t dig one up. L...
|32 days ago||
looking for a frog for a Sargent #9 - 11 replies
I am looking for a frog for a Sargent #9 shaw patent Hand plane. Any chance any one has one? If so send me a PM with a price. thanksdw
|50 days ago||
have the thread name follow - 6 replies
I’m often doing 2 or 3 things at once when I am browsing on LJ. So when I click on the “first new” button I’ll often look away for a period of time from a few seconds to hours. I come back I’m looking at some comments but don’t know what the comments are about. It would be great if the title could somehow foll...
|103 days ago||
Milling machine question - 14 replies
I know there are some metal guys out there. I may have a chance on a used machine. Its an older version (2 hp) of this Asking price is $850. Thoughts?
|109 days ago||
Hand Planes for sale - 6 replies
I finally got around to updating my site with the tools I’ve had and I’ve recently found for sale. https://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/tools-for-sale/ Note anything listed as-found has been completely dismantled so there are no frozen screws or parts and all issues or problems will be called out if there are any. I will re...
|110 days ago||
A Stanley what is it?? - 15 replies
I found these a Stanley #45 box. I know its not part of the #45. I don’t know if these 2 go together. Anybody know what they are? The one with the handle has Stanley stamped on it in a couple of spots. The other looks like some kind of saw sharpening guide, but I’m not sure.
|115 days ago||
A weekend of fun in the sun, and some tools to boot. - 26 replies
The wife and I took out now yearly trip to the Madison-Bouckville Antique show week end. As always we had a good time and found a few treasures. I won’t show the wife’s treasures, as you don’t care, but you may see some come up in future projects. But here is my fun filled weekends tally. From left to right (sort of)A Pr...
|150 days ago||
Making a Plane. Swap the knowledge - 218 replies
I’m going to start this but want Everyone to pitch in. I haven’t edited it yet and will be adding notes through the course of the following week, so check back often. In conjuction with the Plane swap. Everybody pitch in. I know the rules say you can’t post pictures of the plane, but posting technique, questions, suggest...
|156 days ago||
2013 Hand Plane Swap - 1243 replies
In light of the success of the recent marking gauge swap, we’ve decided to swap some shop made hand planes. Also join the Swap the knowledge. EDIT FOR THE RESULTS ........The planes!!.. Join the next swap. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/54712 .. DatesThere will not be a last day to enter, as long as you have time to build the plane b...
|257 days ago||
email notification question - 2 replies
I know I can turn emails off for watched items, but is there a way to to get emails for threads I start, and not all I respond to, but still see a list of those when on the site? I like to check back but I’d like to cut out some of the email notification.
|277 days ago||
Stanley #8C Jointer for sale - 6 replies
I have a Stanley #8C jointer for sale. This has been my personal jointer for the last couple of years. I just bought a type 11 to take its place. I restored this back when I first got it. Its been stripped and paintedSoles is flatfrog is flatIron needed some work, so look at the pictures, but it works great (angle was way to steep, and it has...
|298 days ago||
Who needs a block plane? - 80 replies
I’ve been trying to get my shop into some resemblance of order. I went through and listed a whole list of planes for sale on my blog that I didn’t even realize I had. But I have a few I’m not sure what to do with. So here was one Idea. I’ve tuned this block. I think its a Great Neck. Its not a great plane, but it will ...
|341 days ago||
Lifting things onto the bench? - 40 replies
As I was working on my thickness sander today, I realized getting it on and off the bench was not easy task. I find as I get older, lifting and bending is not quit as easy as it used to be. I’m not old enough yet that it slows me down, but it does start me thinking. I found myself standing it on one leg, walking it to the bench, getting...
|348 days ago||
What don't you know? - 84 replies
The nice thing about this site is the collective knowledge. Although there are some folks who come here just to get questions answered, the number of folks willing to share their knowledge is outstanding. I’ve often heard many beginning in the craft, be it for fun or for profit, who won’t answer questions because they don’t ...
|355 days ago||
Mill powered equipment - 7 replies
My son is moving an old shop and will not be using some of this old equipment. I’m not sure if these have any value, or to who I would direct the question (I’ll post it on owwn as well). I’d love to see it back up and working, but I don’t have the room and to much is missing. If there is any interest, please PM me. Oth...
|365 days ago||
Ok this is a shot in the dark, but I bought a Grizzly G1036 Slow-Speed Grinder from a fellow LJ. USPS promptly trashed it in route. The LJ was nice enough to work out a deal that I hope he felt was amicable to both of use and I do have it working. The parts that are broke are not sold individually so I’m hoping somebody would have one that...
|386 days ago||
Went deer hunting and came home with some White Oak. - 57 replies
So I’ve been doing a little deer hunting on my normal haunts. I came across a HUGE white oak that blew over. I talked to the land owner and we struck a deal. I get all the wood suitable for lumber, he gets all the firewood. He’ll be warm next winter and I’ll have plenty of lumber for the shop. I’m gonna nee...
|391 days ago||
How do you hide your mistakes - 57 replies
I’ve seen a lot of post here on LJ’s about woodworking skill, and lack of it. We all have our own reason for woodworking, but most will agree no matter how skilled you are at the craft, mistakes will be made. One of the big differences in skill level can be attributed to the ability to hide one’s mistakes. We sometimes joke ...
|462 days ago||
Stanley/Bailey #7 for sale - 7 replies
I thought I’d post this here before adding it to my site. Its in pretty good shape for what I typically drag home. A type 18 #7. I’ve cleaned it up, repainted the wood and sharpened it, but that’s about it. Asking $70. Offers and trades welcome.
|477 days ago||
Help verifying a Sargent 307 Type 1 - 14 replies
I bought this plane over the week end. It looks like a Type 1 Sargent 307, with an early Stanley blade, but I can’t find a good example of it other than a small black and white drawing in the Murlands Antique Tool Value Guide. And information would be appreciated.