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09-05-2014 07:41 PM

"I'll take Identify This Wood for a $1,000 Alex." - 27 replies

Can you identify this wood?

02-24-2014 04:46 AM

Panel Gauge-Some pre-build questions - 2 replies

Hello All, I’m going to build a panel gauge similar to this one. But I have a few questions. 1. Would a 24” long beam be long enough for most needs? 2. How long are the beams on your panel gauges? 3. What means do you use to incorporate a pencil? (please add pictures) Regards, Brad from Denver

01-11-2014 05:50 PM

Best means to secure stock for planing? - 16 replies

I have a question for you veteran woodworkers who work stock exclusively with hand planes. I have plane stops that work beautifully to hold stock when I’m planing longitudinally with the grain. However, when I’m dimensioning stock, and planing across the grain, I have yet to find an effective means to secure the wood. So pieces sl...

12-22-2013 08:38 PM

Bend, Oregon Wood sources? (for woodburning enthusiest) - 2 replies

Hi Guys,, Valerie (my nextdoor neighbor)’s brother lives in Bend and is a woodburning craftsman. Since her family is visiting him there for the holidays she would love to track down some good wood as a gift for Christmas. Where do you folks in or around Bend, OR go to purchase your lumber?

05-22-2013 07:32 PM

Can you identify this vintage tool? - 15 replies

A good friend picked this up at a garage sale for me. I love it. I just don’t know what it is. Though I suspect it has something to do with logging. The handle has the diameter and feel of an axe handle. Can you help me identify this tool?

11-25-2012 04:17 PM

Workbench Tool Well? Yes or no and why. - 35 replies

Hi Guys and Gals, I’ve been toying with idea of adding a tool well to my workbench. Something like this: My goals: 1. To keep tools from rolling off the back of the bench to fall to the concrete floor below. 2. To keep tools handy in the middle of a build. 3. To keep tools out of the way while I maneuver wood across the ...

06-24-2012 05:47 PM

Restoring a vintage miter box: Your expertise solicited! - 26 replies

Hey everyone, I picked up a Goodell Manufacturing Company miter box for $7.00 bucks at a garage sale yesterday and am in the process of restoring it. I’ll bet your collective woodworking conscious can help me work out a few things. 1. I’ve had no luck turning up an owner’s manual for the “Goodell Steel Mi...

02-05-2012 08:35 PM

How do you finish your vintage chisel handles? - 4 replies

I’ve been putting together a set of English firmer chisels. Now that I’ve flattened the backs and put a fresh bevel on them, I’ve turned my attention to the handles. Several of the handles are ok as is, but several need[ed] to be refinished. Here’s a couple handles that I’ve already refinished. I think the...

01-13-2012 05:14 AM

Help me bring a fine set of dividers back to life. - 11 replies

While tool-shopping at my favorite Fort Collins flea market, I picked up this 8” pair of PS&W dividers. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the screw in the hole was not original to the tool. Instead, the dividers should have had a thumb screw like the one pictured below. Now I tried going to the big box st...

12-21-2011 01:42 AM

Hewing Hatchet Questions - 12 replies

While on a recent jaunt antiquing and flea marketing in Fort Collins, I came across a booth that was two stalls wide. And full. Packed with all kinds of vintage tools that took me an hour to rummage through. Planes, chisels, try squares, screwdrivers, plum bobs, braces, saws, hammers, hatchets and—as the old Ronco commercials used to say—much, m...

09-08-2011 05:12 PM

Framing chisel...what's it good for? - 10 replies

Hello all, I picked up this New Haven Edge Tool Co. framing chisel on eBay. I mistakenly read “firming” where the word “framing” was in the ad. What drew me to it was the length, 7 1/2” for the chisel plus three more for the tang. What I wasn’t expecting was the manly, beefieness of the chisel. It mea...


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