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12-03-2014 09:08 PM

Unknown tools please help identify - 8 replies

I took pictures of what appear to be specialized tools in a 150 year old building that was at one time associated with wooden barrel and vats. These were three of several at the site. The building owner would like to know what they are and I told him I know just the place to find out. Notes:The have hooks and fittings that make me t...

02-13-2014 10:57 PM

Poplar - 21 replies

I had some milled poplar boards delivered today from a local commercial lumber company. I intend to use them in my home to co-exist with the original lightly stained and finished poplar woodwork installed by our builder 14 years ago. These boards have a noticeable tint of green in the grain in several locations. My questions are:Is this normal? ...

02-12-2014 01:37 AM

Insulation Cures Cabin Fever - 3 replies

I’ve seen a number of posts mentioning shops being shut down because of lack of heat. If you are using power tools and lights all it takes is constructing an envelope that can be sealed in one way or another to allow you to insulate the walls. You don’t need to do the whole space, the lights and equipment running will take care of t...

02-06-2014 10:49 PM

Perspective - 3 replies

This should be a low impact suggestion.When small projects are displayed like bowls and boxes it would be nice to have some manner of size standard as part of the display, I think showing money is illegal but say a small visible rule, set of dice etc. would provide dimensional perspective. Thanks for all the great projects to look at. RMC

02-03-2014 12:04 AM

Plane's Age - 5 replies

I’ve owned this plane for as long as I can remember can anyone guide in finding it’s age. Right below the No. 5 embossment it says G12-005 if that helps.

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