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08-20-2014 09:45 PM

A finish for outdoors on a wheelbarrow - 4 replies

I just purchased a Jackson wheelbarrow unassembled. I bought it this way because it will be sitting out in the yard all year long and I wanted the opportunity to weather proof it as best I can. The handles have some kind of varnish on them with a rough finish & the risers appear painted with a thin coat of blue stain. I would like some sugge...

10-01-2013 05:36 AM

What stone for low RPM grinder - 1 reply

I have purchased a low turning electric grinder and have no experience using one. The wheels on the grinder are coarse.I need to know what type of stone wheel to purchase for grinding plane blades & chisels. What kind of leather wheel for stropping? The wheels are 6 inch dia.I will need to achieve a very sharp edge,one that a man could shave...

08-23-2013 03:24 AM

Those lousey biscuits - 20 replies

Made my first raised panel today and all went well until the 2nd cross grain side was side was routed. The cut went fine but when I turned the panel over to check the cut there were two dark ovals in the middle of the bevel. At first I had no idea what had happened but the it quickly came to me that they were the biscuits I used when joining th...

04-26-2013 02:50 AM

Anant Preimium A78 vs Stanley 78 - 6 replies

I have been looking for a rabbit plane & don’t want to spend over $100. The is a new Anant premium A78 available for $50. and a new Stanley for $57. I have also been looking at vintage Stanley’s but they appear just as crudely made as the new Stanley. The Anant is a reproduction of a Record 078 and has two support rods on the fen...

04-19-2013 04:01 PM

Edge Plane - 11 replies

I am having difficulty with planing an edge square. I am talking about an error of about 1/16”. I use all the recommended technics and have used planes from a #3 to a #7. I can eventually get there but at times I have to remove so much wood that I no longer have the proper dimension. I know that I can plane two edges at the same time paral...

12-21-2012 01:19 AM

Saw choice for Stanley 150 miter box - 0 replies

I just picked up a very nice Stanley 150 miter box and am having difficulty with what size back saw to use with it.I have an Adria 14” tenon saw that is 4 inches deep, it works well but is on the short side. I see that Bad Axe has one for this box that is 20×4.5 inches which seems perfect, but it is out of my price range. Most of the ...

08-30-2012 08:52 PM

Stanley Brace 02 010 ? - 0 replies

I just purchase a like new Stanley 02 010 hand brace on the bay and I was wondering if anyone had some info on it. I have goggled it and find little to no information. It looks like a 923 pawl with a 2101A chuck. Has a black plastic head & wrist. I thought it might be English made but from what I can see from the photo it appears to be USA m...


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