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81 days ago

Number 5 crack stability - 10 replies

So i was shifting through my “to do” pile the other day, and I plucked this guy from the wreckage. I started to clean up the sides, and lo and behold there was a crack. It lines up roughly with the mouth, and only goes up one side. The mouth has hairlines on both sides, as pictured. I know the resale value of the plane is bas...

92 days ago

age of window? - 12 replies

Hello, hoping with some with more historical restoration knowledge can help out. This window was removed from a 19th century building, wondering if it could be 18th century. Corners are wooden pegged, glass originally held in with small square nails. Mullens mortise in and wedged. The installation method in the building was haphazard and I...

141 days ago

gutter plane... 18th century? - 2 replies

Between the markings and draw bored handle I was thinking 18th century… what do you guys think?

181 days ago

antique sc johnson and sons wax - 5 replies

Picked this up today… antique wax that hasnt gone over yet. The hue looks like it may have rouge or red lead in it. Is anyone familiar with finishes of that era?

295 days ago

European horn plane - 0 replies

Reconditioned and put this guy on ebay… LIke the chisels I have, 15% Lumberjock discount from the final sale price. Starting at 25.00$ http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130937470272 Thanks! ~Fumey

307 days ago

Help with oddball plane ID - 12 replies

picked this sucker up today at a yardsale. I can’t see any identifyng marks on it, but it looks unique enough to stand on it’s own. i thought it was an infill at first, then determined it probably wasn’t. Can anyone help out?Thanks!

329 days ago

Set of 3 Chisels Waern made in Sweden - 2 replies

Trying to sort out my chisel pile, and pass along some of my stock to someone who can use them.This is a set of three chisels. They are stamped “Waern” and “made in Sweden” handles are yellow/orange plastic of some sort. They came in a box, but not sure if it’s “their” box. Sizes are 1”, 3/4...

350 days ago

manual drill press id help age info? not a post drill - 2 replies

Evening experts… anyone got a clue on this sucker? Bit fits in an open square and looks like a typical brace bit. No way to secure it beyond pressure against the work.Thanks!

359 days ago

how hot is the motor supposed to get? - 33 replies

So i’m kinda new to the old wood turning thing. i’ve had an old montgomery ward lathe kicking around forever. found a motor for it last summer, 1/3 horse, 1725 RPm. This matches the spec of what originally came with the lathe. Today I was working on my lathe bench and was doing a mock-up to confirm it was going to work as planned...

369 days ago

Looking for input on green wood roubo bench - 0 replies

Hello, I had a project in mind, and I’ve been wondering if anyone had some input they could share. After reading up on timber framing, I noted that most framing is done with green wood. Considering a full roubo bench build as a timber framing project, assuming the bench top and legs are constructed with wood cut from the same tree, woul...

465 days ago

Cracked Lignum Vitae Mallet help - 3 replies

I was going to post in the “mallet of your dreams thread, but I figured i’d just get buried…I found this guy two summers ago at a flea market. My goal is to restore it to a usable tool by just about any means necessary. The wood doesn’t have much spring in it as is and based on the weight i’m almost positive it...

506 days ago

steel vise screw and nut for sale - 1 reply

Okay so once upon a time i purchased an oak leg vise. At that point I didn’t know what a vise was used for. Unfortunately the oak jaws were lost in a fire, but I had the screw removed at that time. I was holding onto the screw in hopes of building my own jaws. However I recently was gifted a Littlestown 10 inch vice that I’m goin...

578 days ago

Anyone know what these blades fit? - 7 replies

Hello,Picked up some crusty blades from a yard sale yesterday. One of them looks like a toothing plane blade, which I know to be unusual especially with the relief of an eyeball at the top. I’m curious as to what the sandusky tool co. one might be used for. It’s the one with the step back on it.Second pic is my finds from the week...

702 days ago

This weekend's finds - 4 replies

So I had a good weekend up in MA… anyone else there? Here’s my pile. The Plow is my first, and personal favorite. I think it set me back 12 bucks. :DThe Compass plane looks like it came off a shipwreck, and I finally got me a number 6. I also found a 9 1/2 pre-front adjustment lever, with the proper logo’d blade, but no leve...

717 days ago

Is this pre-lateral plane a Stanley? - 11 replies

HI again!So from the same flea market as my other post on the milled two-piece knob, I found this guy here: Thanks! While the frog details point to a type 4, the base doesn’t have the expected frog receiver shape. Sadly the side has been damaged. Not sure how i’m going to fix that yet. Any ideas on the maker?

718 days ago

Stanley bailey no 5 split knob... factory original or aftermarket feature? - 15 replies

Okay, So i went to the flea market this past weekend, and found this guy. At first glance I thought it had a small hairline in the knob, but after closer examination, I discovered it was supposed to be that way. Anyone ever seen this before? The patina is consistant with the handle and the rest of the tool. Blade is a nice old Shweethart iro...

753 days ago

Dutch Plane restoration information request - 4 replies

Hello,I picked up this rebate/dado plane at the local flea market a few weekends ago. After some research, I believe it is Dutch. there is no stamp on the heel or toe, but the iron is marked I P HB where the H and the B are ligatured together. So my quandry is this… since I haven’t seen too many Dutch planes, I was hoping someon...


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