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04-04-2016 02:18 AM

J A Lapham Marking Gauge - 3 replies

I recently came across a dingy marking gauge in an antique store which I had been looking for one for sometime. I found the price tag and when I read it, I couldn’t pass it up… It appeared to be completely intact and for only $6 it was mine. I brought it home and looked it over really carefully and found the maker’s mark of J...

01-19-2014 11:43 PM

Jennings auger bit... which Jennings? - 6 replies

Hi all, I recently found some auger bits in an antique store. One was a size 16 New Haven Copper Co. and the other was a size 14 but I couldn’t quite make out the maker’s mark. One of the markings has an obvious “nnings” which I tried searching. I found plenty of Russell Jennings and a few C. E. Jennings but nothing in...

12-09-2013 10:28 PM

Citric Acid vs. Electrolysis - 4 replies

Hi everybody, I’m just trying to get started with some woodworking and I’ve found some old Stanley Bailey planes at antique stores with the usual antique “patina” included. I would like to use them and they need to be cleaned of rust. I’ve seen where some use citric acid and some use electrolysis. Are there pros ...

04-10-2013 06:11 AM

Separating Veneers - 3 replies

Hi, I’ve looked at this website for some time and really like the content. That being said, I’d like to start my posts on the forums with a little question. I’ve recently obtained some expensive veneer pieces but the previous owner glued the 2’ x 2’ pieces back to back. I was wondering if there was a way to separ...

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