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02-17-2014 02:02 PM

New in the box Shopsmith system For Sale in North Texas - 8 replies

I go to estate sales and saw one coming up this week. It has a Shopsmith with Jointer, Bandsaw and Dust Collector. It is all New in the Box! The sale is in Weatherford. I emailed the company. The owner paid over $4700. There is a copy of the receipt shown. They are asking $3600. The seller said he is taking offers so I think it will go...

11-13-2013 04:48 PM

How do I divide a trophy into 15 pieces? - 15 replies

I play on a senior softball team and we won a trophy. How does a 15 member team share a trophy? My idea was for me to cut it up into 15 pieces. Mount each to a wood plaque. Present each member one. How do I divide a trophy? Some pieces are thin metal. Some plastic. Some marble, probably synthetic. Can I bandsaw all the pieces? Do...

11-03-2013 12:22 AM

School Shop Equipment for sale in Dallas - Some good stuff that used to be in my shop - 1 reply

There are a number of pieces of equipment in a Dallas ISD online sale. Go to Sale ends Nov. 7. The equipment I taught on for 27 years is: 20 in. Rockwell/Delta bandsaw 14 in. Powermatic bandsaw Powermatic belt and disc sander – 10 in. disc – 6...

04-20-2013 11:53 PM

Red Oak gavel tear out question - 3 replies

I turned some gavels recently. I had a nice piece of 8/4 red oak. The only problem was tear out on the striking surface. Gavels were turned between centers. I used a very sharp skew but typical skew cuts were too difficult for me. I used it as a scraper with some success as long as I took very small cuts. Tear out was very bad on some ...

02-16-2013 11:41 PM

Stanley 608 Bedrock Plan up for Auction, Need Advice - 13 replies

I am going to an auction in about two hours. There is a Stanley 608 Bedrock Plane in a group of three plans. The other two are a wooden smoothing plane with no name and a block plane with no name. The 608 is rough looking but all there. The tote is broken. What is my maximum bid? I say $40.

01-28-2013 11:45 PM

Stanley #48 Tongue and Groove Plane - How old is it and is it worth $25 - 2 replies

I went to an auction West of Fort Worth, Texas last week. During the auction this plane came up. I got the high bid at $25. Three questions. How old is this plane? I think it is a Type 1 from the 1880’s or 1890’s. What is it worth? Finally do I recondition it if I am going to keep it? Recondition it if I am going...

12-06-2012 10:41 PM

What kind of plane is this? Or is it a plane? - 7 replies

This plane is listed on an online auction at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. Is is listed as a Stanley plainer! Looks like it might plane the inside of a miter joint. Is it for wood? Or something else? I don’t really have a clue. Just looks interesting. The web address is

03-17-2012 04:51 PM

Clothing and Table Saws, a Video Worth Watching Just to Make You Think - 8 replies

I hope this does not start a big argument but knowing this group, it probably will. There is a video on Youtube entitled Table Saw Safety. As you can see, it shows long sleeve clothing and gloves getting caught in a table saw. These are set up videos. Are they realistic? I’m not sure. Having taught “shop” for 34 years ...

01-13-2011 01:38 AM

Finish needed for a gavel - 16 replies

I am turning a gavel to give away at a presentation I am making about organizing high school clubs. The wood is pecan. I am not sure what finish would be good for a gavel. The one thing that I keep thinking is that it needs to be impact resistant. Any other thoughts? What is your suggestion. Thanks to all.

09-13-2010 12:43 AM

How many things are wrong with this hand plane? - 9 replies

I was surfing the net and came across another woodworking forum. Someone had posted this hand plane on Ebay. The question on that forum was similar to mine. Ebay says the listing has ended. If you go to the link and scroll down, you can see the plane description. Two blades, what a deal! The statement ”We will ship worldwide EXCEP...

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