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10-27-2021 12:18 PM

Ok. So now I know what they mean figured hardwood - 31 replies

I need a drum sander apparently. For years I’ve read people talking about the struggles with figured hardwoods and I thought they just didn’t know how to sharpen things maybe or didn’t have a jointer and planer with carbide inserts like me. Of course as a tool and lumber collector I’ve wanted a drum sander but I didn&...

04-23-2021 08:44 PM

Has anybody heard from Kiefer - 4 replies

I’ve noticed that Kiefer hasn’t posted since before Thanksgiving. Also nothing new on his utube channel. Has anybody had any contact with him? Just wondering. -Paul

02-25-2021 07:28 PM

Drawknife Sharpening/Grinding - What bevel angle should I shoot for? - 14 replies

I now have 4 drawknives – ranging from 6” up to 14”. The 8” one is a “modern” tool – looks like a close cousin to a lawnmower blade – crude, but the other 3 are old ones and are more elegant – made by Winsted Edge Tool Works under the Winsted and Witherby names. The modern one that I b...

09-25-2020 02:09 AM

Does anyone have a small bit of boxwood to spare? - 34 replies

I just need a small piece of boxwood to repair an antique folding ruler. A pen blank would be 6x what I need. 3/4×3/16×2 inches would do it, but bigger gives me a better chance to get it right.Thanks in advance!

08-31-2020 01:57 AM

Does anyone know this Swedish logo? - 11 replies

I think it’s Swedish. From a folding ruler. Thanks,-Paul

05-04-2018 09:30 PM

Anybody know what became of LJ gfadvm? - 7 replies

Does anybody know what became of LJ gfadvm? Seems to have been gone for a year and half. I miss the guy. -Paul

09-12-2017 02:19 AM

Anybody used a Stanley no. 68 rabbet shave? - 8 replies

I picked up a Stanley no. 68 “spokeshave” on eBay last week. I doubt anybody ever shaved a spoke with one, but it’s classed as a spokeshave. Have any of you used one?

08-08-2017 01:17 AM

Sterilizing wood in home oven - 27 replies

I’m sure I’ve read on LJ before but I can’t find it.What temperature should I use to dry wood in the oven.? Mainly I want to be sure the bugs are killed.

07-24-2017 08:45 PM

How would you repair this tote? (esp Don W.) - 32 replies

This is on a No 8, type 10 which otherwise is a very nice plane. I’m thinking I need to get the nails out somehow or drill the heads off them, then do a standard glue job and fill the holes. Any suggestions on how to do that? Thanks,-Paul

05-11-2017 02:58 PM

Anybody seen this Stanley Logo? - 2 replies

I’ve never seen one like this with this patent date.This is from a Bailey No 4, type 11, I recently aquired. I’ve looked on one online Stanley Logo list, but didn’t find it. I also looked at a list of Stanley patents and didn’t find one for that date that had anything to do with bench planes. Here’s mor...

11-12-2016 10:58 PM

Ixion Crank Drill - 3 replies

Have any of you folks ever used an Ixion crank drill? I saw two of them on ebay recently for reasonable prices, and picked one up. It has an enclosed gear box with a crank which can be attached to one of two drive points. One (high speed) turns the chuck about 7 1/6 times per crank, and the other (slow speed) turns the chuck about 2 1/2 t...

07-05-2016 04:33 PM

Bowtie Masters Please Advise - 4 replies

I’ve got two boards like this, probably sequentially cut. A : 1 1/4×13 3/4×110B : 1 1/8×13.3/4×110 They have a pretty huge “end check”. I was thinking of making a pair of live edge benches (for a dining table) about 6’ long with waterfall leg on both ends. Do you folks think it is possible ...

10-10-2015 02:11 AM

Hollows and Rounds - 24 replies

Last year I started down the slippery slope with hand planes – and since then have bought 20+ bench planes, one rabbet (rebate) plane, and a Stanley 148 tongue and groove match plane. Continuing down the addictive slope, I’m looking at hollows and rounds. As a aside, if anybody has too many hollows and rounds and not enough Bai...

03-16-2015 07:48 PM

Kickback Incident on Table Saw - 55 replies

This incident happened back in September. I took photos at the time but forgot to post them. I just was reminded of it when reviewing old shop photos today. I have a Ridgid table saw with no riving knife. I know better, but once in awhile I want to rip a short piece. This one was about 6in long. The photos should tell the story. I ...

09-25-2014 03:15 PM

Any LJ's use the Rockler Beadlock system? How's it compare to Domino? - 3 replies

I just noticed on the Rocker site their Beadlock system, which I never heard of. It seems like a poor man’s Domino substitute. Have any of you used it? (I guess I should have looked at the reviews first.) Now I see there are several review threads for Beadlock. Thanks,-Paul

08-05-2014 01:45 AM

Great deal right now on granite surface plate - not any more - 13 replies

[EDITED 8/15/14] Amazon’s current price is up to $97.90 with free shipping. They still have not shipped mine.—————————————————————————————————...

08-03-2014 03:37 AM

Is something going on with (black) cherry trees? - 10 replies

I just noticed today that most of the cherry trees near my house a losing a lot of leaves. The little ones growing in sheltered locations have about 1/2 yellow leaves. The big ones that catch some wind seem to have lost 1/2 their leaves. It’s just the beginning of August. This is odd. I’m in North Alabama. Has anybody el...

04-10-2014 02:13 AM

Recon Hitachi Router M12VC 2.25 HP - Replaced - 15 replies

I’m not yet posting this as a review, because I’m going to send this one back. After I work with it’s replacement for awhile, I might post a review. I recently bought a 20+ year-old Porter-Cable Omnijig 24, a 24-inch dovetail jig. After struggling with my inexpensive little router, I decided on an upgrade. After some res...

02-21-2014 09:34 PM

Water-based poly. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong. - 28 replies

This has been my first try at water-based finishes and I’m not too happy about it. I’m finishing a poplar bookcase with 8 shelves about 5’ wide. It was well sanded (to 320) before I started. After the first coat of water-based poly, the surface was very rough as a result of raised grain. I sanded (with 220, by hand, on...

12-21-2011 06:18 PM

New Grizzly Planer Problem - Resolved - 13 replies

Hey Guys (and Gals), A week or so ago, I had my new G0454Z planer dellivered. I haven’t gotten it fully set up yet, since I haven’t yet decided where it’s going to go – and where to put the 30A 240V circuit. Meanwhile, I’ve been working with Grizzly to get a small but very annoying problem solved. The han...

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