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08-31-2015 04:58 PM

Repurposing Armoire and Entertainment Center Cabinets - 3 replies

It seems like the era of CRT based design cabinets are over. These cabinets are just too big & bulky to move. These type of furniture are often going cheap. I have just seen a walnut veneer plywood armoire solid walnut trimmings (non-production piece by a professional) for $40 and it is 1/2 price day. For the price, you can’t even ...

12-01-2013 05:03 PM

Correct Lateral Adjust Lever for 605 1/2 BED ROCK plane?? - 9 replies

I would like to consult the hand plane gods on LJ.Please look at the pictures below. Does this lateral adjust lever belongs to the Stanley 605-1/5 Bed Rock hand plane?It has Patent Date of Feb 3 91 on it and it is all one piece. Since the lateral lever is bent and a bit loose, I am debating if I should replace it.If the lever doesn’t b...

10-15-2012 08:24 PM

Education on Old Slot Screws and Slot Screw Drivers - 1 reply

Am I just imagining it? The older screws often have thin slots such that modern standard screw driver wont’ work with it because it is too thick. If I don’t have a matching older slot screw driver, it would seem that I would need to sharpen the tip to of my screw driver to get it to fit right. Just need to be educated on the v...

10-15-2012 05:23 PM

Plane Restoration or No Restoration???? Need Advice. - 18 replies

I need an advice from plane experts and “Hand Plane of Your Dreams” contributors. Are there any suggestions on when not to restore a plane? I recently obtain a pre lateral size 23”, hand plane. It appears to be a Bailey, size 8, Type 4. There are no casting marks on the plane base. It has the faint bead on the low knob. The knob and tote...

09-12-2012 05:49 PM

Plane ID Challenge: Simple and Easy - 8 replies

An associate across the pond claimed that this is a Stanley 150. It looks like a 110 with a depth adjuster on it.I don’t seem to see 150 in Stanley’s numbering system. So far, I have not ran across it on Ebay. No luck in googling. Surly, it is a common plan. So, what is it?

09-08-2012 08:17 PM

4-1/2 Plane ID Challenge - 4 replies

Can you tell me something about this 4-1/2 hand plane? It isn’t in that bad of a shape. It should clean up just fine and should become a descent user. I believe the knob and tote might be walnut but I am more likely to be wrong at this. The back of the lever cap and bottom of the frog has “2 3/8” casting mark on it.The p...

08-01-2012 04:23 PM

Warp lumber - 13 replies

What do you folks do with those warp lumber pieces that may be too challenging to obtain workable material from? It is highly questionable if it is worthwhile to flatten out or to cut up the pieces where it is still useful. What can you make with these odd end pieces beside a nice warm fire for the winter months?

05-22-2012 11:30 PM

Granite Counter Top Scraps for Sharpening Surface Reference - 25 replies

Has anyone used granite couter top scraps as a reference surface for sharpening? They are typically about 1-1/4” thick. It is smooth and shiny. It looks flat. It looks flat with a straight edge. The various pieces with the finished surface facing each other looks flat. Most source suggest glass plate or a granite plate (typically > 2...

04-08-2012 03:42 PM

Contractor Table Saw Dust Collection - 68 replies

Anyone out there has any suggestion for dust collection for a contractor style table saw?I recently have purchased a used TS and is in the process of getting it tuned. It will sit in my garage. I figured controlling the dust will be easier on me, health wise and will also reduce my clean up effort too. Dust just goes everywhere. Just like ...

02-18-2012 02:56 AM

Free Time Survey - 1 reply

What should I do? My wife and kids are all out of the house. A. Surfing LJ.B. Work on my woodworking project.C. Vaccum the hallway (my wife had ask me to).D. Do my taxes (Maybe $ for tools?).

02-13-2012 06:51 PM

Mobile Workbench - 4 replies

Has anyone build a mobile workbench? I am interested in getting some ideas and more detail on the arrangements. I like Chris’ version. cross member is at the bottom. I probably going to follow his route but want to consider other options. Amir’s version is...

01-23-2012 03:23 AM

Missing Jaws - 5 replies

Save the Yankee. I have just gotten a 2101A Yankee drill brace. The handle needs to be replaced. The spring which holds the jaws is bent and the jaws are missing. Not a good situation. It went from a great find to …..? ($20.00 for 10 old braces). Oh well. I can replace the handle. What is the best way to get a spare jaw with the attach...

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