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06-16-2019 11:32 PM

New house, new shop, need some ideas - 43 replies

Been house shopping for a couple months and finally found something to make an offer on. One owner 1965 ranch home that is a bit dated but so well maintained i was a bit awe struck by the previous owner’s meticulous nature. Anyway pending any disasters in the inspection we close in 3 weeks. Figured it would be a good time to seek help o...

06-05-2019 04:03 PM

Advice on restoring tote and knob - 20 replies

The tote and knob pictured here came off of a type 14 or 15 No 5-1/4 I’m working on. I’ve done lots of research across many older LJ posts about restoration techniques. Where I’m getting tripped up is if I need to take these all the way down to bear wood or not. If they were in terrible shape there is a ton of info on how to...

05-31-2019 11:08 PM

New (to me) Band Saw - 6 replies

I don’t know much about band saws and this is my first. Saving room in the budget for a new table saw so went used on Craigslist. Anyway this is a Craftsman 12” I picked up today for $160. I think I overpaid a tad but the KC metro is crap show for used tools. Like a literal photo gallery of crap on CL or FB. I don’t know...

05-22-2019 06:27 AM

Restoring an early Craftsman block plane...maybe - 12 replies

A neighbor of mine dropped off what I believe to be an early, Sargent made, Craftsman block plane. He’s having a tough time getting back on his feet so I give him odd jobs when I can or donate old tools that I don’t need anymore. He gave it to me since he saw the Stanley collection and wanted to say thanks for helping him out. I d...

05-21-2019 04:52 PM

Looking at a used JET 708457K JJ-6CSX 6-Inch 1-HP Jointer - 18 replies

Like the title says a Jet 6” Jointer has come up for sale in my area for $550. I don’t know much about jointers other than I used one in HS wood shop. I know what they are for but have never seriously looked at one so could use some advice before buying one. I thought the price looked like a good deal when i googled the model numb...

05-16-2019 08:33 PM

Bench Dog (hole) placement - 27 replies

I’m trying to finish up my first bench…aka Mighty Mouse. I’ve read quite a bit on bench dogs, hold downs and vises. I have a rather small shop space so this thing is only 49” x 22”. Because of its short size and limited space I only incorporated a side vise. Anyway I’m wondering if there is anything I migh...

05-08-2019 01:56 PM

Mystery scraper blade - 7 replies

I’ve been doing some much needed spring cleaning of my small shop space and decided why not buy a couple more planes I don’t have so I can figure out where they will live when I put everything back. So I picked up a Stanley No 12 and No 112. I don’t need both but got a good deal for picking up the pair. Anyway I can’...

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