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|10 days ago||
Buying That New Woodworking Truck... - 24 replies
It can’t be called “Buyer’s Remorse” when the new truck you just bought has a problem and the dealership tells you to take a hike.My truck, still under warranty, has a defective starter, or starter drive. When it’s cold, like 0 degrees F, the starter clashes with the flywheel/torque converter gear. It goes on for...
|12 days ago||
Who made this lever cap? - 6 replies
Ok… I got this #3 plane at a flea market, maker unknown. Heck, I’ve got PTAMPIA vol I & II, and a dozen other plane reference books. I thought I was invincible. BUT… no dice on finding a comparable photo in any book!!! DonW suggested “Defiance” but I cannot find a picture to corroborate this. At t...
|14 days ago||
Roger Clark's Own Illustrious Life Story: - 3 replies
Roger Clark posted this, quite a while ago, in a Media Fire forum:It’s in .pdf format. http://www.mediafire.com/download/2i9zvf024cz7qpp/Microsoft+Word+-+My+Story.pdf http://www.mediafire.com/view/7jtc291fgvm3o7b/Microsoft+Word+-+Chez+Moi.pdf May God rest your soul, Roger.
|18 days ago||
In the current issue of WoodShop News, there is an article about a fund set up to aid wounded veterans. sorry if this has been posted before, I am familiar with the phrase “Wounded Veterans” and I may have read it here. The text below is as it appears in the online edition, I hope I won’t get in trouble for pasting this a...
|21 days ago||
Today's Antique Shop Finds! - 8 replies
Slim pickens here in the winter wonderland!I batted Zero at a couple of antique shops that I go to once in a while, so I visited a couple of weekend flea markets. At one, I came up with what I believe to be possibly a Siegley #3 Then, at another, I nearly walked right on by this orphan, sitting on a 50% off table: Yup, a ‘Reco...
|35 days ago||
An Insurance Question: Resolved! - 58 replies
My 4 yr old snowblower was stolen from the repair shop. The shopowner handled all the insurance and police stuff. The insurance company sent a check to him, which was for my original purchase price minus 10% per year depreciation. ( it’s 4 yr old = 40%.. ouch!) My question is: Is this check mine? He wants to give me a replacement uni...
|56 days ago||
Question for Sargent Plane experts: - 6 replies
I’ve been searching for a Stanley #25 Transitional, there is a gap in my collection for one.Wondering, is the Sargent #3409 a suitable alternate? The cast iron upper body looks like a carbon copy of the Stanley #25, but I’m not sure. That long boattail rear end is nearly the same, visually. What I’d really like to know is...
|91 days ago||
A Retrospective for Missing LJ Comrades - 89 replies
Wondering if it would be appropriate to mention a few names, people who suddenly disappeared from the LJ site without explanation. Could they be in ill health, perhaps no longer living? Maybe they just got tired of this site, picked up their marbles, and left? As we approach the end of the year and the holiday season, it would be nice to kn...
|106 days ago||
eBay Rip-offs, Revisited - 18 replies
I’ve mentioned this in a past thread, but with Christmas coming, it bears repeating. International transactions on eBay are now subject to a ridiculous surcharge, which you are not informed of until after the deal is paid for. In other words, if you live in the USA, and purchase an item in Canada, you are now subject to a ridiculous ...
|139 days ago||
Of Interest to Vaughan & Bushnell Guys: - 0 replies
A local listing…for nippers! http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-tools-hand-tools-Two-Pair-of-Antique-Farrier-Nippers-Blacksmith-Nippers-W0QQAdIdZ537634378 Yup, genuine V&B nippers! And I thought they only made hand planes. Text says, ”These are 2 pair of antique farrier horse shoe pliers, nippers – they a...
|161 days ago||
Fascinating Article on Retail Power Tool Quality - 18 replies
An “expert” on the genesis of major brands of power tools in the Canadian market speaks here: http://homes.winnipegfreepress.com/winnipeg-real-estate-articles/renovation-design/Making-the-cut-or-not/id-3575# Amusing reading, in my opinion! Here’s the first few paragraphs of the article: ” If you’re going...
|192 days ago||
Appliance Shopping... Need Your Opinions! - 36 replies
Okay… the wife informed me she wants a new washer and dryer, and a new freezer. I’m okay with that! The ones we have are THIRTY FIVE years old! Still running, but…. I know new replacements will not last as long; but I still wish to purchase new items that will NOT give me trouble. I’ve ruled out front-loaders fo...
|198 days ago||
Making Planes and Tools From Scratch!!! - 0 replies
This video has been presented before, but indeed you can fabricate any tool you can imagine simply by entering design data, or presenting a tool you wish to be copied in 3-D.Imagine…. You need a table trunnion for your Delta clone bandsaw… no problem! Make it in minutes…Here’s the video with the replicated functional big...
|210 days ago||
I Need Help Designing Camper-Jack Platforms - 12 replies
We’re usually pretty lucky with whatever campsite we’ve reserved, sight unseen. but this weekend, we got the LAST available site with electric power. When we got there, I had to block up the camper quite a bit due to a slope in the landscape of about 28 inches from front to rear. That’s a lot of adjustment, and those cheep b...
|217 days ago||
Stanley #45 Grab, and a "Whatizzit" - 16 replies
On Saturday, at a community Yard Sale, I found a really righteous Stanley #45, just about complete. The old-timer was rather uppity about the price…and I noticed the plane was lacking the screwdriver, but the d-shaped eccentric and slitter were there, as well as a long depth foot, and the complete box of 23 cutters. There were extra long...
|220 days ago||
Thursday Handplane grabs! - 18 replies
There’s a Habitat for Humanity Re-store center in my city, and among all the corporate donations, there is the occaisional donation of the contents of Grampa’s workshop. So… today, I walked in there and found two #3 restoration projects, a Stanley #3 with three patent dates, and an awesome National #3, missing some parts. ...
|224 days ago||
Today's Flea Market buys! - 6 replies
A few days left of vacation, and so I went to some flea markets and antique stores today. Yesterday, I did well, satiating my irrational need for more crockery and golden-oak period furniture for restoration, so in the absence of any Sunday sales, I shopped indoors: A couple of #6’s. A Union plane, with a crudely brazed repair on ...
|224 days ago||
Desecration! The Handplane Horrors! - 6 replies
Well… I suppose there is still a lot of old handplanes out there that simply don’t have a home. But still, the idea of re-purposing vintage planes into something of tangible interest to crafty non-woodworkers just doesn’t set well with me. Like how grandpa used to speak of ultra-cool 1940 Ford coupes ruined on half-mile dirt ...
|256 days ago||
We’re all aware of the decline of quality in Stanley tools over the last few decades. In type studies of Stanley planes, they all come to a screeching halt after type 20’s, approximately 1967 or so. They Handyman line of planes rarely, if ever gets mentioned. I know, they’re generally not held in high regard, Don W hates...
|267 days ago||
All within a one mile radius of the house today….Skipping over the rancid crap sales of rummage-sales refugees, I found some nice things for the workshop: So here’s the list: Three “Esteel” Swedish bench chisels, Millers Falls scribe/punch, Millers Falls adjustable hacksaw with repaired handle, Stanley Sweethe...