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01-07-2017 02:19 AM

Hardwood flooring - 6 replies

I have been hired to redo wood floor in old dance hall.The flooring in there now is maple.Hall was built in 1946It was last refinished in 2003The finish is pretty much gone, some boards are cracking (those I will replace)The plan is to sand entire floor then give several coats of hardwood floor finish.The question I have is: I am capable of cutt...

09-12-2015 12:07 PM

Stanley 41-44 - 1 reply

I often wonder.Did people actually use these planes in 1800’s. To me they are works af art. Perhaps they were given to the people as a retirement gift ? Are they a status symbol Once you have been doing excellent work for many years,you are entiltled to use one of these ornate planes ?Or maybe “Stanley” just mad...

09-05-2015 12:43 AM

TOOL THERAPY - 4 replies

Hi. I needed some tool therapy today. Went for 1 hr drive to city I rarely go to. Stopped at Habitat restore. NOTHING. Then went to antique shop. Old tools no prices on them, when I asked price. EXPENSIVE. Took off to another town on way home. Another Antique shop. ONCE AGAIN no price sticker on tools. I asked about a wooden mallet…..$12. ...

03-11-2015 01:03 PM

MATRIX - 5 replies

I am NOT a salesman…..Has anyone used these small portable tools.Wondering how much fun a person could have with these ?

01-26-2015 02:01 AM

PLUMBING - 8 replies

I have a question for all you LJ plumbers. I have been asking about installing a new shower Delta mixer in my shower-tub. I was told that I should “not” use pex for the connection from mixer to tub spout. This would create too much restriction and the shower head will leak water ? Also do I need to put tee on each hot and cold connec...

12-31-2011 03:05 AM

Moulding plane storage - 3 replies

Hello Everyone ! I have been slowly getting into using hand tools more and more. I already havad plenty of planes that I have collected over the years. This past BIRTHDAY we went to some antique malls, farmer markets, I was able to find some nice old moulding planes that I didn’t have yet. Some needed cleaning some didin’...

01-07-2011 03:41 AM

TOOLs from back when ? - 9 replies

This photo is a sketch of the table saw my father made in 50’s. He let me use this when I was 8 years old ! How he taught me the safety of a power tool, I do not remember. BUT somehow he got the message to us. We all have our hands , eyes, ears . Notice all the safety features that were on these home made saws ! Oh there were NONE. The...

12-08-2010 11:02 PM

Wood Gloat AGAIN ! - 8 replies

All I did this morning was answer the phone. An old gentlmen asked me if I would help him move some lumber today with my truck. I do work for him where he lives (A senior condo). I arrived 2 men got in and away we went. We loaded all the lumber that this older man had, he is moving into seniors complex and need it out of the shed he ...

03-31-2010 04:00 AM

Shops - 32 replies

As I “SHOP SURF” I am in envy. Clean floors, Organized peg boards, Near new tools,No saw dust anywhere, Tools all lined up. Just wondering. Do you people use your shops ? If so, are they this immaculate all the time ?Nice to see, And I am guessing a pleasure to work in knowing where everything has its place.GOOD JOB.

03-13-2010 02:08 AM

To clean or not to clean - 8 replies

I collect OLD hand tools. Started with hand planes, then moved on to other hand tools. I get the same “FLAK” from the self appointed antique collectors ! You have ruined that tool buy removing the PATINA. Yes, I have cleaned the RUST and GREASE from that hand tool. I use my tools ! I want the screws to turn, I want my blades to be sh...

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