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|57 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.
|77 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...
|98 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 ...
|141 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...
|148 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 ...
|155 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...
|165 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...
|186 days ago||
Went deer hunting and came home with some White Oak. - 48 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...
|191 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 ...
|262 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.
|277 days ago||
Help verifying a Sargent 307 Type 1 - 13 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.
|288 days ago||
Sargent Plane Information - 26 replies
After acquiring a few Sargent Block planes I’ve grown a fondness for the little guys. I noticed it was hard to find information on some Sargent planes. There doesn’t seem to be a spot with #’s and pictures together so I started to build one. If you have pictures of Sargent planes (especially ones I haven’t found pictur...
|294 days ago||
Identity of this Stanley #5 1/4 - 19 replies
This is a 5 1/4 Stanley I picked up at a flea market today. It doesn’t follow the typical Stanley typing. It has a pebbled cap. At first I thought it was just a 5 1/4 with a transitional cap, but the cap doesn’t look like the traditional transitional caps. It has Stanley in raised cast letters. The additional odd thing about this ...
|301 days ago||
Questions on Scroll saws. - 19 replies
One of my recent purchases was a scroll saw. I’ve never owned a scroll saw so I’m starting from scratch here. My primary reason for wanting such an animal was to allow me to put the resaw blade back in my bandsaw and leave it there, but I have a few questions. 1. The blade that was in the scroll saw when i got it was 5 1/4” ...
|315 days ago||
Planers, planes and questionable flea market finds. - 36 replies
So I was headed to pick up this from a winning bid on ebay (only bid actually) which is powered by this Which is a 115/220 3 hp motor that seem like it is the size of my truck bed. While I was picking it up I was offered this (and I’ve been looking for one so this was a nice addition) I plan to fix up and use th...
|325 days ago||
Wilton vise and Type 8 or 9 #6 for sale - 0 replies
This was the original vise on my bench until i found a 10” columbian that I rehab’ed. For LJ’s ($80) Type 8 or 9 #6, original japanning, rosewood, tuned and ready to work. for Lj’s ($65) Many more pictures of these at http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/tools-for-sale/
|342 days ago||
What? A #5 with bright orange plastic knob and tote! - 44 replies
So, its fathers day and my wife and I go to a few flea markets, antique shops and just out for a ride. So here is the days take. I need to thank Bandit for the first one. After seeing his, and walking by this, I had to have it. It was only $15. Not bad for a $10 plane. (hopefully some sarcasm there) Its a #4 size Craftsman, corrugated sides, ...
|359 days ago||
Sargent 409 cap - 1 reply
I’ve got a sargent 409 (#4 size) with a stanley cap (kidney shaped) anybody happen to have a stanley #4 with a sargent cap you’d like to trade?
|363 days ago||
Flea Market and antique shop discoveries. - 95 replies
My wife and I went to the Stormville NY flea market and did some searching on the way down and on the way back. Discoveries where good. 4 large casters and 4 larger caster. A few weeks ago I broke the jaws off my bench vise. So why buy one when you can get 2 for the same price. I then happened across this Columbian 10...
|373 days ago||
follow a series - 12 replies
I think a great new feature would be the ability to follow a series without following everything else the author post. Just a suggestion. This site rocks either way.