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05-11-2019 01:31 AM

Sharpening auger bits - are they too far gone? - 5 replies

I have a bunch of old auger bits that need sharpening but they seem pretty worn down. Can anyone tell me whether they’re too far gone? Here are a couple photos:

02-03-2019 05:12 AM

Repairing Red Diamond brace - 1 reply

I’m trying to repair a Red Diamond No. A1-S hand brace. The head is stuck and won’t turn. It just wobbles a little. I can’t figure out how to remove it. There are no screws. Any suggestions?

11-18-2018 12:43 AM

Using antique post drill or handcrank drill press - 5 replies

I’m a fan of using old fashioned tools. I’ve been thinking of buying a drill press. So I was wondering if anyone uses a post drill or one of the other versions with a hand crank, like this one on ebay? If I got one that was in good shape or restored one, could I use it with modern bits?

02-20-2018 01:06 AM

Making a poor man's rebate plane - 1 reply

I’m working on Paul Seller’s poor man’s rebate plane project. And as I started to do the layout as shown in his video, I realized that my chisel seems to be too short, or the wood I’m using is too wide. I started with a piece that’s 4” x 1 1/2” , but the bed will be about 5” long and the back of my chisel is only ...

11-27-2017 05:37 PM

Figuring out Stanley 2358B mitre box - 0 replies

I just picked one up and thought I had a great find until I started doing some reading and closer examination. I think it’s missing a few pieces but I’m not sure what or where. The few photos and discussions I’ve found online are regarding the 2358A – I’m not sure if the “A” or “B” makes a ...


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