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|540 days ago||
The stanley plane tracker spreadsheet - 0 replies
I stumbled upon this CD on e-bay, a spreadsheet by “Planecollector1957” ,and it looks like a great tool for holding track of your planes, and for what seems like a good price concidering the hours I’d have to spend making something similar. Has anybody here tried it, and if so, what do you think of it?
|583 days ago||
Old school wood skills - 3 replies
Just wanted to share a picture that illustrates how much labor that went into selecting the right piece of wood for a project some 70-80 years ago. My grandfather built a wood and canvas kayak when he was young, and the picture show the stem and stern of it. The Stem (the longer part) is not steam bent, but carefully selected from a growing oak ...
|666 days ago||
Restoring Stanley No. 12 veneer scraper, help needed - 12 replies
Hello! I’m currently restoring an old No. 12 with lots of surface rust. The natural method for me would be electrolysis, but it seems that I can’t get the middle adjustment brass nut off the plane without driving out the “hinge rod” that connect the “frog” to the main casting. My hope is that some of you Lumbe...
|765 days ago||
I found out this morning that my (and suspectably MANY other lumberjocks) absolute favourite reference on Stanley hand planes, The superior works - Patrick's Blood & Gore is “under heavy construction”, and almost all the pages are gone! Naturally, I went “Plane” crazy, and wondered if any of you jocks knew anything a...
|792 days ago||
Buffing wheels for bench grinder - 5 replies
1. Does anyone know where I can find a webshop that sells buffing wheels and offer international shipping? 2. What type of wheels and compound would you use for final polish on knives and other tool steel? I would appreciate your replys, as my fingertips are sore from googeling… I am buying this as a christmas present for my father, and...