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08-09-2011 05:08 AM

Old Stanly 110 Block plane. worth restoring? - 5 replies

I picked up an old Stanley #110 block plane for $20. It has some rust but can be restored. I read a lot about the 60 series, however not much on the 110’s Is the plane worth the trouble to restore and does anybody use one and like it?

07-03-2011 09:12 PM

LJ's Educational & Social gathering ideas - 1 reply

Ok.. I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and want to throw an idea out to the LJ community. This may be more for those on the East Coast USA (unless you want a little wood related vacation). Here is what I am thinking.. Would anybody be interested in a couple days touring actual working cabinet shops, saw mills and timber ope...

06-28-2011 04:43 AM

Box Slotting Bits.. Anybody use them? - 3 replies

I am building some boxes and drawers and saw some box-slotting bits in the Lee Valley Catalog. They state that you clamp the frame together and chuck up the bit in the router table then run the frame around to cut the slot. This is supposed to ensure that all four slots are aligned and leaves no corner gaps. I usually cut mine now on the ta...

06-25-2011 03:27 AM

2500+ BF of Wormy Chestnut - 0 replies

A Friend of mine has a lot of chestnut he wants to sell. It came from an old building he purchased and tore down. It is dry, stickered and I believe he had someone grade it for him. There are plenty of 4/4 planks and beams. Some nails so you would need to be careful or scan it with a detector. He is interested in selling the whole lot to ...

05-15-2011 11:44 PM

What grit assortment for Drum Sanders? - 11 replies

After making my first set of end grain cutting boards this past Christmas, I decided to break down and get a Jet 16-32 sander. Most of the reviews were favorable and I totally agree, the thing is awesome and a great time saver. ( I used my bench-top belt sander and it was a real pain ) Since then I’ve made a couple projects, mostly in A...

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