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2 days ago

Not the same planer question but close. - 34 replies

I’ve been using my restored craftsman planer since I got it back up and running, but the other day the motor decided it was tired and just didn’t want to work any more. My motor guy is backed up and I can’t find anywhere else close to take it, and even if I did, there is no guarantee its worth fixing. A new motor is going...

25 days ago

what phone would you recommend - 45 replies

Its time for a new phone. I’ve had a windows phone for the past few years (work requirement) but now I’m free. I’m not impressed with the windows phone. I have to borrow the wife’s iPhone to research if we’re antiquing in the mountains (I do that a lot) I can send pictures to windows live, but haven’t fo...

29 days ago

What to look for when buying vintage bench planes - 18 replies

Buying a vintage hand plane for the first time can be a little daunting. There are very few folks who buy planes that haven’t unknowingly come home with a dud. You can be successful at finding a good set of vintage planes if you know what to look for. Having bought hundreds of vintage planes from all sources from flea markets to ebay, here is wh...

38 days ago

A #4 surprise and its for sale. - 13 replies

You guys know I don’t post my planes for sale here very often. My web site seems to generate enough traffic to sell what I can find, and I typically can’t keep up with restoration request. But this isn’t just a “for sale” post. It’s a “holy cow, I’ve been ignoring these planes” post as wel...

66 days ago

who does your web site hosting - 9 replies

I’ve started looking for a web site hosting company. I used to use godaddy and never had an issue. I stopped simply because wordpress was free and fit the bill at the time. Now I want to go back to more control and the ability to advertise. In looking I quickly found the adds to be miss leading. I would like to keep it under or at least...

108 days ago

Missing pictures on Wordpress - 5 replies

I often dual post here and on my wordpress blog. Since adding pictures to LJ is unique to LJ, I’d add them here then copy and paste into wordpress. It just saved time. Yesterday I got a message from someone wanting to use my plane restore blog but all the pictures were gone on wordpress. The odd thing was not all pictures were gone, jus...

117 days ago

Tool Collectors Corner - 123 replies

I’ve learned a lot from the folks here on LJs. I’m sure my tool collecting has been influenced more from LJs than any other single source. I love to discuss vintage tools, there restoration, their presentation, their history, their value right along with their use. I’d Like to hear from others. What you like to collect. How ...

162 days ago

Looking for some East India Mahogany Scraps - 5 replies

I’m looking for some East India Mahogany. Pieces big enough for plane tote repairs and such. If anyone has some scraps they would be willing to part with, PM me what you’d want for what ever you have. thanks….....

219 days ago

Looking for a copy of The Gristmill Publication - 0 replies

For anyone who is a member of the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association, I am looking for a copy of #139 June , 2010 of The Gristmill publication. Unfortunately I joined some time after that issue. I tried getting a copy from the association but can’t get a response. If you have the issue I’d be glad to pay for it. Or even a copy of o...

252 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...

258 days ago

looking for a frog for a Sargent #9 - 12 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

276 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...

329 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?

335 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. 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...

336 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.

341 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...

376 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...

382 days ago

2013 Hand Plane Swap - 1244 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. .. DatesThere will not be a last day to enter, as long as you have time to build the plane b...

483 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.

503 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...

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