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|73 days ago||
Making and finishing a restaurant's cheese boards - 13 replies
My sister is a cheese-monger for a nice restaurant, and they need a couple of cheese boards. These are presentation boards for the cheese plates she makes. She’d like me to design and make them, which shouldn’t be too hard. But I am worried about making them capable of standing up to use in a restaurant. They’ll be used ever...
|172 days ago||
Making plough plane cutters from bar stock - 28 replies
I recently bought an old Stanley #45 plough plane, and it was missing some cutters and the short rods. I could pick them up from eBay, but thought this would be a good opportunity to try to make some new cutters from bar stock. So, off to McMaster-Carr for some O1. I also ordered some 25/64” tool steel rod for the short rods. I...
|181 days ago||
Old Delta neon sign reproduction - 1 reply
Over on the OWWM, one of the members started a project to create a reproduction of an old Delta tools neon sign. Then they contacted a sign company to make a run of signs, and I got in on the group buy. It’s in my office/man cave now, until I have a dedicated shop (my workspace is part of a shared hallway with my upstairs neighbor). Han...
|235 days ago||
I love it when you go to a garage sale or flea market with something in particular in mind, and boom, there it is when you get there. I was looking for a small metal cabinet for organizing small parts, and within 5 minutes saw this Kennedy 5D chest at the Alemany flea market in San Francisco: $40 and it was mine. I checked the prices for the ...
|236 days ago||
Quick release woodworking vise question - 11 replies
I got a deal on an American Scale Co. No. 203 quick-release woodworking vise (nice and big and heavy) at the flea market the other day, and I’m trying to figure out if what it’s doing is a bug or a feature. One side of the screw has no threads, so when you turn counter-clockwise a turn the bronze quick release nut disengages the s...
|239 days ago||
Restored Stanley #8 jointer plane - 6 replies
Type 9 based on the frog, though the lateral adjust lever has a patent date on it. I repainted the body, sanded and refinished the tote and knob with Danish oil, and polished up the other parts. These go on eBay somewhere between $70 (hanging-holed, rusty, and/or pre-lateral adjuster) and $150 (pristine type 11 restorations). Let...