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512 days ago

Stanley/Bailey #6 For Sale (SOLD) - 11 replies

Hey All, I have a Stanley #6 for sale. This is a duplicate plane for me, so no sense in having it hang around and gathering dust. Hopefully someone out there can use this and put it to work. The plane was in pretty decent shape when I got it. It had no major rust at all; light surface rust in spots and that’s it. You can see it in t...

547 days ago

Ulmia Bench Top Band Saw (SOLD) - 4 replies

Hi All, I am finally parting with my bench top band saw. It took me awhile to decide to do this. I am just not using it enough to warrant the space it occupies in my small shop. I have it posted on CL, the link is here: http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3571504831.html As you can see in the ad, I live in Western, MA. This is for pi...

552 days ago

Hand Saw Sharpening Demystified (for me at least!) - 16 replies

Hi All, so after a crushing Patriots loss and a bad first foray into commenting on a non-woodworking topic, I needed to unwind and work in my favorite de-stressing lab; my shop. I tried, for the first time, sharpening a saw last week after 12strings and Don motivated me to do so. I sharpened an old rip saw I had to see if I could do it. It ...

556 days ago

Very Reasonably Priced Lumber - 10 replies

Hi All, I just purchased some rough lumber at a very nice price in Western Massachusetts and thought I would let others know. This guy has an awful lot of lumber and really just wants it moved out of his barn. Of note are some very nice thick boards of hickory and red and white oak which would make excellent bench tops. He has a lot of other ...

574 days ago

Best Source for Custom Made Bandsaw Blades - 8 replies

Hi All, well one of my two power tools, an Ulmia bench top bandsaw broke a blade two days ago. I have one more left that I am using right now. As I broke two of the original replacements I got a couple years ago (in Germany), I worry that this blade is as fragile as the other two, so I want to get a couple more. My question is, who makes cu...

600 days ago

Ulmia Planes For Sale - 5 replies

Hi All, I have two Ulmia planes I am selling on Ebay. I no longer use these and am trying to cut down on tools I just do not use. So these two are first offerings. I will sell these to anyone on LJs for $10 less than the buy it now price. Here are the links to the pages and a couple of pics. http://www.ebay.com/itm/300828702318?ssPageName...

603 days ago

Looking for some plane blades - 0 replies

Hi All, I am looking for some plane blades for my #s 3, 4 1/2, and 5 Stanley Bailey types. If anyone has any Hock, Veritas, LN or other aftermarket blades they would like to part with, I am interested in purchasing or trading for them. I have a lot of extra old planes, lots of stuff. If you want to give those blades a home where they will be ...

943 days ago

Waxing the soles of your planes - 20 replies

I read in another post about applying wax to the bottom of a plane’s sole to help it work better. I’ve read in a couple of books where it was suggested to use some type of wax on the bottom of a plane’s sole to make it work easier. Plane manufacturers made corrugated soles to make them work easier. Yet every reference I read...

967 days ago

Router Package Special!!! +++SOLD+++ - 4 replies

Hey All, Thanks for everyone’s inquiries, I sold the complete package today on Ebay for a final price of $475. I am posting this info to give anyone who is contemplating buying or selling something similar what a good market price is. I am getting rid of my next power tool; one that I do not use. I bought this setup new just over t...

984 days ago

jonnytranscend: Caution, he is a Scammer! - 132 replies

This guy played me for $35.00, claimed the Post Office “lost the item”. Now it seems there are others having the same type of problems. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS CLOWN!!!!

985 days ago

Plane Tote and Knob Gloat and Plug - 6 replies

Hello All, I just restored an old Stanley Bedrock 4 1/2 and wanted to put a better set of handles on it than the rosewood ones that came with it. I searched the net and found Greg Droz’s site. I bought a closeout set (tote and knob) done in cocobolo for about $42 shipped. And they are beautiful!!! Look at the improvement in the look...

1020 days ago

Dimensioning Rough Lumber - 27 replies

Hi All, I am writing this entry to see if any of you are dimensioning rough lumber with only hand tools. After getting my bench setup to my liking, I decided to give it a workout. The best way I could think of was to dimension some rough lumber as it is quite a workout – for both the bench and me! So I went to my local lumber yard an...

1259 days ago

Dust Collection Question - 2 replies

Hello Fellow LJs! So I am setting up my shop in the basement of our new home in the US and came across a problem I hope some of you have had to deal with in the past. As I am primarily a handtool worker, I have a limited amount of power tools. While looking for our house, I picked up an old (circa 1955) Craftsman tablesaw. I got a heck of ...

1272 days ago

WorkSharp 3000 Arrives!!! - 5 replies

Hello LJs!!! I received my WorkSharp 3000 from Home Depot today, the one for 60 something dollars. I am reading through the owner’s manual and I am looking for some input from fellow LJers who have experience using this machine. What tips and techniques do you recommend that may not be included in the owner’s manual? Anything t...

1287 days ago

Question on a Power Tool - 9 replies

Hi Everyone! I picked up an old Craftsman lathe. Not sure what model, but it is pretty old. Anyway, it has an externally mounted motor and it is operated by an on/off switch. The motor is connected to the headstock piece with a v-belt. The motor and the headstock both have 4 different sized pulleys for changing speeds on the lathe. I rea...

1359 days ago

Media Influencers - 6 replies

Hi Fellow LJs!!! Well, I am taking a hiaitus from woodworking at the moment because I have been reassigned back to the USA. So while all of my stuff works it way across the pond, I cannot do anything (except some learnin’!) Ok, so I got caught up with some podcasts that I watch on woodworking and I saw one the other day that bothere...

1409 days ago

My First Woodworking Class and Evaluation - 7 replies

Hi Everyone! I attended my very first woodworking class. I want to share some points of the experience to hopefully encourage some of you out there who may be thinking of going to one of these things to go out and attend one. I am primarily a hand tool user. The hand tool user has information available, but I think the power tool guys re...

1498 days ago

Grizzly Slow Speed Grinder (Mod G1036) - Looking to Swap for ??? - 3 replies

Hi All, I have this Grizzly Slow Speed Grinder, which also includes a high speed smaller wheeled grinder that I am looking to trade. I only used this one time after purchasing it on Ebay. I thought I would have a lot of use for it, but I simply do not: I sharpen with waterstones and have completely migrated to that system solely. The high...

1549 days ago

LN Saws: Anyone have experience with? - 11 replies

Hi All! I am going against my normal MO of buying used tools to recondition and put back in service by shopping new saws. I have purchased a couple of smaller used saws (dovetail and tenon saws) and they were junk. I tried sharpening one, but that skill is beyond me right now. I looked at a bunch of used ones and just can’t seem to s...


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