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04-07-2017 04:26 PM

Need help with a fence for my No. 78 - 5 replies

I am making a larger wooden fence out of maple to be attached to my No. 78 project. I have never used a rabbet/shoulder plane with a fence—let alone a No. 78 (but, yeah, I’m refurbishing one). So, the stock metal fence has a gap that exists by about 1/32” under the plane’s sole (at my finger). Should I have the new ...

04-02-2017 04:17 PM

Questions about the Stanley No. 78 Rabbet Plane - 3 replies

Do you flatten it? Really. I watched many Youtube videos on the 78, and no one suggests flattening as a part of tuning, aside form “cleaning up the sole.” There was mention that the sole and the right side should be 90 degrees from the factory. The sides on my plane are close—but not 90 degrees. Also, the bullnose front̵...

12-13-2016 04:58 PM

What is a "short" wide Krenov-style hand plane good for? - 6 replies

Reason I ask is I want to make a new one. I have a 2 1/4” A. Hildick iron and chip breaker I found at a swap meet for $2—as nice as a Hock. I like to make planes I don’t already own. So, is there a need for such a plane—and it’s angle? Plane length?

12-05-2016 10:24 PM

Stupid Handplane question (but I'll be surprised...) - 7 replies

What is the significance of a coffin shape in a plane? And for that matter, why doesn’t a Krenov or steel plane use one?

12-04-2016 07:49 PM

Need help on building a wooden plane - 2 replies

Question (way down here): I want to make a Krenov-style plane using my new, swap meet find, A. Hildick 2 1/4” iron. But, my problem is that the Hildick chipbreaker has a brass domed nut that holds the cap screw—unlike Ron Hock’s chipbreakers that are threaded. I like the Hildick breaker and want to use it. So, should the plane&...

12-02-2016 05:13 PM

Anyone ever seen this style of plane before? - 8 replies

Or know anything about them?

11-27-2016 09:28 PM

Newest acquisition - 0 replies

11-26-2016 11:21 PM

Refurbishing a Disston D-23 Rip Saw - 1 reply

Got this yesterday. To the best of my determination, I have a pre-1928 Disston D-23, 8ppi Rip Saw, $10 from an antique shop in Temecula, CA. Covered in rust. First thing was to let it soak in vinegar—amazing stuff—never would’ve thunk it. Don’t have 26” tub for rust remover? Use a trash bag and some brick...

11-15-2016 08:39 PM

This is driving me crazy--need old tool ID - 3 replies

This sash (I believe) mortising socket chisel is made by Greenlee, from Rockford, IL. But, I can find nothing on it. It has what seems to be a shorter than normal handle, which makes me wonder if it has been modified or replaced. Has anyone seen one of these before? Are there any more sizes? I’m new to sash chisels.

11-13-2016 09:32 PM

Swap meet auger bit set that took some work - 6 replies

Irwin set, but there is a Stanley bit. The box was falling apart and the bits needed rust removal, but I’m happy with it now. Used Howard’s Cherry Restor-a-Shine. The box was white oak. All followed with paste wax. Anyone know a date on these?

11-09-2016 04:30 PM

Need paring knives--a set-- for an upcoming hand tool joinery class--recommendations? - 7 replies

Not rich—but I don’t want to buy cheap. $250 to $350-ish. I guess sets are easiest to find new. But, a good set is what I really want—even good used or NOS. ‘Will be used for dovetailing, I imagine. All help is appreciated.

11-06-2016 10:53 PM

San Diego Rockler Swap Meet 10/6/16 - 1 reply

11-06-2016 06:49 PM

Looking for Greenlee mortising chisels - 0 replies

Found a Greenlee 1/4” mortising chisel. It’s in beautiful shape with the leather top. Would love to find more in this style of different sizes? Anyone have any for sale?

11-02-2016 03:29 AM

Stupid Mortising Chisel Question - 22 replies

I plan to take a hand tool joinery class soon, and am collecting tools ahead of time in preparation. Mortising chisels—how are they sharpened/cared for? Do I just hollow-grind them on my Tormek sharpener as I would a regular chisel? Also, what do we think of Narex chisels? Thanks!

10-29-2016 01:51 AM

Scandinavian three-drawer chest refinish - 0 replies

Ok—I’m new to refinishing…but I have done it off and on for years…. Original finish removed with soy and industrial strength stripping solutions. Steamed-out dents and scratches, raised the grain, sanded to 320 grit, stained with Minwax Red Oak, then Minwax polyurethane rattle can semi-gloss. Rub-out to 800 grit wi...

10-07-2016 03:14 AM

Stupid Mujingfang 1" rabbet plane questions - 7 replies

Ok—you get what you pay for. Not sure what I was expecting. Heard that these could be decent. Got it in the mail. It’s a nice piece of rosewood, but the workmanship is nothing to brag about…. I suppose I’ll make it acceptable. I’m rather new to woodworking, but hey—I got two hands! The blade is dull, a 1...

10-02-2016 01:28 AM

I have to use a rattle can polyurethane... - 4 replies

...so how do I do this right. I understand and have done runout. Is there a good technique close to using a spray gun. Also I have to do this in the backyard—no spray booth.

09-30-2016 03:35 AM

Making white oak to dark reddish brown - 9 replies

I’ve done some woodworking, but I’m far from being an expert. I’m just not afraid to try new things. I’m refinishing a piece from the 1960s with oak veneer. My wife wants it a reddish walnut. It’s stripped—what next?

08-25-2016 12:35 AM

What style would this piece fall under? - 19 replies

The 2” x 3” legs are dado-ed on the their corners to accommodate the top, shelf and bottom. A tall end table of sorts, or a stand I guess. It’s put together with scrap plywood, I’m told. Nothing too special, but does this have enough detail to qualify as being part of a style? And, what would that be? (Sorry for the side ...

08-19-2016 12:19 AM

My new (used) workbench for $300 - 43 replies

Found it in the local classifieds. —Rockler vices—select Douglas Fir —homemade and weighs a ton! (Well, it’s heavy…)

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