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02-05-2018 06:17 AM

What species are these - 20 replies

I have attempted to attach two pictures to this posting. The pictures are of wood floors in an 1850 Gothic revival home that I’m restoring. I’m trying to determine what kind fo wood the floors were made of. The first is in a bedroom the 2nd in a kitchen-the rest of the house is oak and heartwood /SYP. Appreciate your help.

03-31-2017 02:17 AM

Found! Wonder how it was used, back in the day - 2 replies

Im restoring an 1896 commercial building that was at one time a very unique hardware store. The building is 120’ long and it has 60’ of solid wood tiered cabinets on each side. I’m currently restoring the cabinets and portions of the upper cabinet trim, which is very intricate, was removed so I could strip the trim. The cabinet...

03-19-2017 05:35 PM

Mid board flutes/ 2" rift sawn Oak - 6 replies

I’m replicating and extending and existing wainscoting, wiping around a wall into another room. I need to machine a flute in the middle of a 4” wide members that runs vertical on the wall. (Posts) The fluting is only in the middle of the board, The board is 48” long, and the fluting needs to be approximately 32” long cent...

03-14-2017 01:21 AM

Large table. concerns for expansion and contraction - 39 replies

I have many years of woodworking experience under my belt, but primarily in the replication of historic moulding and features of historic properties that we restore. I have built a few large ornate bars but the width of the bar typically does not exceed 24” and without bread boards. Now I want to build a large Oak farm table, with width...

03-10-2017 03:28 AM

Lambs Tongue - 5 replies

I want to cut lambs tongue on a number of Oak Legs. Any recommended or know procedures? My first thought ws to simply machine it in, but after some thought was to build a cradle for the leg so the the edge to be chamfered, could be cut on a band saw. However, I have not proceeded to prove this out. The second thought was to use a coping saw t...

03-20-2013 02:31 AM

Stanley old iron - 4 replies

I have a neighbor, that is willing to sell me a #4 and a#7 stanley. Both have a lot of surface rust, but not pitted as far as I could see. I know there are a couple experts on here, what are they worth? Please.

03-18-2013 09:08 PM

Woodworking Forums - 49 replies

I follow three different woodworking forums. There is a wealth of information available in the forums and an opportunity for the woodworker to provide information to fellow woodworkers. How many forums do you follow or play an active role in?

03-15-2013 04:32 AM

Wilton Bench Vices - 1 reply

Another school has eliminated their Industrial Arts Program and I was fortunate to buy all of their Wilton bench Vices. They are all 4×10’s, all have the sliding dog or dog points, quick release and work perfectly except for two. Their problem is the dogs when slide up, just fall back down. Can anyone tell me, what provides the resist...

03-13-2013 11:19 AM

Work bench or Shop Furniture? - 28 replies

Work bench or shop furnitureI’m in the process of moving my shop from my residence to a larger commercial building. My current workbench has served me well, now about 12 years old, it has been used and abused but still has plenty of live still in it and I will be moving it as well and re purpose it within the shop.I plan to build a larger workbe...

03-05-2013 06:28 PM

Stanley/Bailey No. 5 - 7 replies

I’m in a antique/junk store looking at a No 5 Bailey Hand plane. Some surface rust, but light. Cap says Stanley. Wood handle and knob appear to be original finish. What’s it worth. They are asking 35.00.

02-27-2013 06:06 PM

Machining Wolmanized lumber - 6 replies

I’m going to make an arched Pergola for the rear of our property, In what we call the courtyard. Fancy little area with brick walkways,shrubs, trees and such. I would like to prefabricate all the pieces in my shop and take home to install. There will be a considerable amount of band saw or radius work. I have never used the bandsaw or any ...

02-23-2013 02:58 AM

Delta Unisaw-Unifence - 1 reply

I have faithfully keep the service manuals and instructions together for all of my tools and woodworking machines. I have moved my Unisaw to a new shop and I am ready to set the saw up and tune. AS you would expect, I can’t find the manual for the Unisaw or the Unifence. I have every other manual and manuals of tools that I have sold years...

02-21-2013 11:53 PM

Unique Description for wood. - 1 reply

I have contracted with a company to manufacture a tavern style bar for their restaurant. The wood selected was to be hard maple. I received an e-mail a day after the contract was accepted stating they would like to have a meeting to possibly change the wood the bar was to be made from. Today I had the meeting. The person calling the meeting s...

02-16-2013 04:26 AM

Boice-Crane Scroll saw - 1 reply

Any one familiar with the old Boice-Crane scroll saw? Appears to be heavy duty, industrial rated. I’m thinking its about 50 years old or so not really sure. Runs, but has not been operated for many years. Any idea what this machine might be worth?

02-15-2013 08:26 PM

#4 Bailey - 8 replies

What is a # 4 Stanley-Bailey hand plane, really worth in a useable but very unrestored condition? Some light surface rust but for some reason does not have any paint drips on it, which seems the norm for every plane I have purchased.

02-08-2013 04:40 PM

Dial indicator set up - 8 replies

I have used my old starrett dial indicator to set my planer blades, router blades, tables, rollers, etc. for years. This morning it decide enough is enough. So I’m looking at whats out there to replace it. I have the planer buddie but I prefer the accuracy of a dial indicator. You really need to be a machinist to have accurate woodworki...

02-01-2013 03:01 PM

Woodworking shows, are they worth going to? - 22 replies

I have not been to a woodworking show in three years. The shows of recent years, in my opinion, were less focused on woodworking and the non-woodworking venues were creeping in. Some of the big woodworking names seem to be attending less, so I found that going to my local woodworking supply houses and their respective shows were more informative...

02-01-2013 03:01 AM

How big is your outfeed table? - 16 replies

I’m presently moving my wood shop from my residence to a Historical commercial building. I restored this building years ago (building was built in 1896) and it will provide plenty of working and storage space and the opportunity to build a larger out feed table. I have not moved my cabinet saw yet but I have separated it from the original...

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