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12-18-2020 06:04 PM

Hand Plane Tuning - 31 replies

Good Day, everyone! I finally got around to working on my Stanley Bailey No. 5. That said the sole of this plane was in bad shape. I got to flattening it as much as I could but there are spots that are not going away and I’ve been at this for some time n getting tired of it. So the question for the experts: How flat is acceptabl...

10-12-2020 04:35 AM

Sand Paper Roll - 11 replies

Greetings, Hope everyone is doing well. Has anyone used sand paper that comes in a roll? I’m going to flatten few of my planes and wanted some advise…some are really expensive but diD not know if it’s all necessary. Thanks!

03-27-2020 05:31 PM

Polished Granite Threshold - 8 replies

Happy Friday and hope everyone is keeping safe. I was walking around Lowe’s the other day and came across what appears to be about 4 inches wide & 3/8-1/2 thick polished granite threshold (since it was at their flooring dept) that seemed flat. But I wanted to ask the folks in this board if that is good enough to be used as a shar...

12-18-2019 03:38 AM

Workbench Size/Weight... - 10 replies

Greeting, I’m about to start a build on a proper workbench, my 1st go at it, and have it down to either the Moravian Take-Down style or the Nicholson style bench. That said, due to the limits on my available space I might have to scale down the length a bit. Question: Is there a minimum weight the bench should be in order to provid...

11-19-2019 07:13 AM

Miter Saw Advice Needed... - 37 replies

Again, thanks for the wisdom of the members of this site…for I am in need of advice on choosing a Miter Saw. I’m a noobie n that said, what practical advantages and disadvantages are there between Single Bevel vs Dual Bevel Miter Saws. Margins on the prices seem to jump alot. Thanks, again!

09-21-2017 08:16 PM

Need Help...Choosing a 10 inch BandSaw - 33 replies

Greetings, I have a small area for light projects in my home and even if I had a large budget at my disposal, I would not be able to house any large cap bandsaw hence, relegated to a benchtop. Originally, I was looking at the cheaper Ryobi 9 inch and the Craftsman 9 in but it seems that 10 inch would be better for my first bandsaw. Then I...

06-24-2017 03:00 AM

What is "parchment" finish? - 13 replies

My better half was interested on a night table that was on sale at Westelm. and the description says “parchment lacquer finish.” Being a noobie and foolishly claiming that “I can build that for you!” ...now i’m on the hook…. does anyone know what this type of finish is done? thanks!

05-30-2017 04:02 PM

Hand Sawing Question - 13 replies

can anyone provide advise of what makes saws, either rip or cross, to lock up or bind in while sawing? is there a checklist of troubleshooting? thanks

08-11-2016 01:34 AM

dating and type - 5 replies

Does anyone have any idea as to the year and type of this Stanley no 6? thanks!!

07-28-2016 08:24 PM

In Long Island area... - 4 replies

Happy Thursday… Does anyone know of any flea mkts or tool swap meet in Long Island area? Thanks in advance!

02-03-2016 11:58 PM

Hand Drill ID - 62 replies

I was able to get his drill on the cheap but not sure what make or model it is…can anyone lead me the right way? Thanks!

01-28-2016 04:05 PM

Scraper vs Plane? - 44 replies

Once again, I’ve come to draw from the well of wisdom. I’ve been practicing truing up 1 to 2 inch sides with hand planes n such and getting better at it…so that’s good news. However, often times I come so very close and see like half the hair strand of gap on the side i’m truing up. But when I plane further...

12-12-2015 08:40 PM

"I like it but I changed my mind......" says my daughter. - 2 replies

First n foremost, Thanks to all the members for helping me get answers and ideas. They have been priceless on my new venture in woodworking…Especially Don W! I started and built a pair of floating shelves for my daughter’s room. The only task remaining is the finishing. We agreed that we’d used a espresso color oil stain ...

10-04-2015 05:38 PM

Restoring Handplane Knob? - 33 replies

Again to the experts…is this salvageable? Was thinking of building up wood fillers but…thought I’d ask the experts here. Thanks!

09-17-2015 01:49 PM

Does anyone know hardwood dealers/suppliers in Long Island NY?? - 7 replies

wow, it’s difficult to find suppliers in Long Island… sure would appreciate a point in the right direction…Thanks!


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