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09-27-2012 01:28 PM

Chisel Size, Ray Iles Mortise - 5 replies

I’m new to woodworking and, my inexperience leads me to ask some possibly stoopid questions. I purchased a Ray Iles 5/16″ mortise chisel. It just arrived yesterday, I haven’t used it yet but, it looks like a really well made, awesome tool. However … The packaging on the chisel said it’s 5/16″, just as I had ordered. But, whe...

07-25-2012 02:21 PM

Hand Grinder and Wheel Size - 8 replies

I’ve been looking for a hand grinder to use in sharpening tools (Axes, Hatchets, Chisels, Planes, etc). I’ve found many of them on ebay but, they all seem to have very small grinding wheels. I would want to replace the grinding wheel with a new one but, I’m not sure a larger (6” or 8”) grinding wheel will fit on...

06-28-2012 06:05 PM

Baileys? Stanley? Bed Rock? - 21 replies

What is the significance of the “Bailey” as opposed to the regular “Stanley” planes? Or even the Bed Rock models? Are there major differences? I’m primarily interested in the significance of the “Bailey” line as I’m looking at a used one being sold locally.

06-28-2012 03:58 PM

Does anybody know what this is? - 22 replies

Does anybody know what this is? I know it’s an “egg beater” drill but, I can’t find any markings on it and, I haven’t found anything on the Internet like it. I don’t think it’s anything special, I’m just curious. Any hints or clues will be greatly appreciated. While it may not be anything...

06-27-2012 01:20 AM

Now What?!? - 7 replies

I better start learning how to restore these planes, that’s what! Over the last two days, I’ve gathered the tools shown below. All of the planes need work. I don’t even know how to use one yet! :) I know what most of these tools are. :: Planes ::Stanley #7Stanley #78Stanley #220Craftsman something (shrug) do you know?...

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