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10-02-2011 11:32 PM

Found a #1 (for you Don W) - 35 replies

I managed to get these 8 items for $100.00, that’s how I came up with the $12.50. I still don’t know for a fact this #1 is authentic, so please chime in if you have any thoughts. Here is what I do know. The brass depth wheel is solid, not hallowed. The depth thread rod is parallel to the sole. No adjusting lever, no numbers cast or s...

10-02-2011 02:32 AM

Help posting pics - 2 replies

Hey folks.Been trying to post some pics on this site that are hosted on photobucket, but only half of the picture will show. The other half is cut off. I go into photobucket edit & re-size the pic, no change, still cut in half. Please help if you canRandy

03-21-2011 12:24 AM

Shop Monkeys - 8 replies

Any one else got monkeys in their shop?

03-20-2011 12:52 AM

Old hand plane Gurus...Help - 12 replies

Hello allI lucked into my first 3 old stanley planes today. One is an old stanley bailey 4 1/2. It needs a new brass screw in the tote.( the short front screw) Can some one please tell me what size screws these are, and maybe where to get them. I have tried 2 big box hardware stores, and one small town hardware, an every one just scratches thei...

03-19-2011 02:37 AM

Hand planes and figured wood - 3 replies

Howdy all.Just wonderin how hand planes handle figured wood. I can’t afford Byrd heads for my jointer and planer, and a drum sander is not in the foreseeable future either. If hand planes are a good option, which model, or size would work best. I can also justify hand planes to my boss (wife) ” no electricity babe, savin moey.”...

02-13-2011 01:38 PM

Marking Gauge Question - 8 replies

Good mornin folksI am looking for a wooden marking gauge for dovetail and other layout. I want the kind that uses blades as apposed to wheels, or pins. One that replacement blades are common, and easy to find. Does anyone know of such a critter?ThanksGood day to allRandy

10-15-2010 03:37 PM

Trans Siberian Orchestra - 3 replies

Hello everyoneNoticed the TSO adds a couple of days ago an wanted to say if you get the chance to see these folks, do it. I seen them 3 years in a row, and will only miss this year due to finances. Their crowds range in age from 3 to 80. Their music is kinda Bach meets metalica, a great sound. The show they put on is out of this world. Pyro, laz...

09-05-2010 09:12 PM

Dovetail help - 9 replies

Hey everybody.The time has come for me to learn how to cut dovetails by hand. The main thing I just can’t get my head around is how to make things come out even regardless of the width of the stock. If any one knows of a web site that explains the set up process in terms a simple mind can understand, please post it for me.ThanksRandy

02-23-2010 03:23 AM

painted walls and lighting - 9 replies

Hey folks. I am fixin to paint my garage ceilieng, and walls to help enhance lighting. I was just wondering if anyone has ever used a semigloss paint to enhance the effect. Any thoughts would be appreciated.ThanksRandy

02-18-2010 12:40 AM

caster question - 3 replies

Hi yall. Long time lurker, first time poster. My question is, if a caster is rated at 100 #, does that mean 4 are rated at 400#? I lucked into a parks 12 planer in great shape, but need to get it on stand. In my small shop, wheels are a must.Thanks for havin me…Randy


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