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|05-15-2015 03:33 AM||
I have a favorite quote of many,” functionless art is simply tolerated vandalism” – Type O Negative I am an artist. I didn’t start off working wood as an art form. I have painted since I was a child with my father as my mentor. I started woodworking as a means to an end….I needed furniture that was sturdy and was...
|03-28-2015 01:21 PM||
I know I’m not the only one that has had this problem. Building that one project that just won’t work out, infuriates you and makes you pull your hair out threatening to burn it but you see it through just because your pride won’t let you give it up. I would love to hear about yours…here’s mine…. Three year...
|03-07-2015 02:46 AM||
Smoothing plane lapping question - 14 replies
I picked up a Stanley #4 1/2 smoother ( circa 1890ish according to Patrick’s Blood and Gore) about a year and half ago for $5. The handle was busted in half and irreparable and it was a serious contender for the golden plane award (rust) but I really wanted a #4 1/2 to add to my fledgling collection. Other than those two issues the plane i...
|12-15-2013 01:20 AM||
Tip forum - 17 replies
Okay here’s the deal…I have a fairly good grasp on what I’m doing in the shop. However, I absolutely LOVE good tips. There are little things that some of you folks do/know that you may find insignificant but are really just what someone else is looking for. Please post a woodworking tip, original or pulled from somewhere else...
|11-01-2013 05:13 AM||
This may be a long post so if you don’t enjoy reading, now would be a good time to move along to another post… Okay, here’s the deal (I say this a lot, you’ll get used it): So I dropped my wife off at the airport in Kansas City and decided that since I was here I should stop into the ONLY Woodcraft store within a ...
|10-16-2013 01:41 PM||
Thanks for helping make this site my "happy place" - 13 replies
Ya’ll, My day couldn’t have started off crappier. If you’ve read my profile you’ll know I’m a First Sergeant in the US Army. Normally, my job spelled backwards is “headache”... stress is my constant companion and we have a VERY close relationship. However, when it gets to the point where I have to...
|09-29-2013 10:55 PM||
I’ll be honest, I often get a little depressed when seeing the tools in photos that some of you have. I would give my left nut and quite possibly my second born (no, not my first born, he’s a good kid.. however, my two year old is just one step shy of being sold to carnies most of the time…but I digress) to have some of the pr...
|09-23-2013 10:10 AM||
#4 1/2 Stanley dilemma - 39 replies
Okay, here’s the deal. I was given my Great-Great Grandfather’s tool box and what was left of his tools. In it I found a couple of Disston saws from the turn of the 20th century, some odds and ends chisels and such and a Stanley #4 1/2 smoother. The plane is in great shape (considering the age and condition of the other tools in t...
|08-14-2012 01:11 PM||
As I was browsing some antique shops this past weekend for some used hand tools I came across exactly what I was looking for. I found a Stanley #8 fore plane in excelent condition for $30. I did some research on “Patricks Blood and Gore” and found that the plane was manufactured between 1886 and 1889. One curious thing that has ma...