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12-03-2015 01:47 AM

Preparing large walnut slabs - 26 replies

Howdy, lumberjocks. I took a little break after moving to settle into my new place, set up my new shop, and deal with a kindergartner and preschooler, but now that I’m settled, I’m getting back into some long-standing projects. Here’s a big one. These are going to be my new dining room table, eventually. I got two of ...

05-24-2014 11:03 PM

1930s Craftsman 12" band saw - 3 replies

Craftsman 12” tombstone band saw. Bay Area, California. $60 for LJs. no motor retrofitted with two pulleys, the larger for slow speed work partially restored 1930s era Just cleaning out my shop. I’ve got a Boice-Crane 14” now that I’m restoring.

05-24-2014 10:58 PM

Cummins benchtop drill press -sold - 1 reply

Cummins benchtop drill press for sale. Bay Area, California. $100 for LJs. 1/2 HP motor 4 speed pulleys Keyless chuck (I’ll give you the old keyed chuck as well) Table height adjuster Table included Solid ‘70s/’80s era Taiwan machine Works great Just clearing out my shop. I’ve got an old 1930s Walker...

08-07-2013 05:13 PM

Millers Falls chisels for sale -- SOLD - 2 replies

I’m thinning the herd a bit, so here’s some Millers Falls chisels in fair condition. They’d make a good beater set, but the steel is good quality, so please use them for more than just paint can pryers. From biggest to smallest:1 1/2” 1 1/4” 3/4” 1/2” 1/4” They have the Robitussin-red pla...

03-13-2013 08:19 PM

Making and finishing a restaurant's cheese boards - 13 replies

My sister is a cheese-monger for a nice restaurant, and they need a couple of cheese boards. These are presentation boards for the cheese plates she makes. She’d like me to design and make them, which shouldn’t be too hard. But I am worried about making them capable of standing up to use in a restaurant. They’ll be used ever...

12-04-2012 05:14 AM

Making plough plane cutters from bar stock - 31 replies

I recently bought an old Stanley #45 plough plane, and it was missing some cutters and the short rods. I could pick them up from eBay, but thought this would be a good opportunity to try to make some new cutters from bar stock. So, off to McMaster-Carr for some O1. I also ordered some 25/64” tool steel rod for the short rods. I...

11-26-2012 12:15 AM

Old Delta neon sign reproduction - 1 reply

Over on the OWWM, one of the members started a project to create a reproduction of an old Delta tools neon sign. Then they contacted a sign company to make a run of signs, and I got in on the group buy. It’s in my office/man cave now, until I have a dedicated shop (my workspace is part of a shared hallway with my upstairs neighbor). Han...

10-02-2012 03:47 AM

Flea market finds: Kennedy cabinet, woodworking vise - 0 replies

I love it when you go to a garage sale or flea market with something in particular in mind, and boom, there it is when you get there. I was looking for a small metal cabinet for organizing small parts, and within 5 minutes saw this Kennedy 5D chest at the Alemany flea market in San Francisco: $40 and it was mine. I checked the prices for the ...

10-02-2012 12:26 AM

Quick release woodworking vise question - 11 replies

I got a deal on an American Scale Co. No. 203 quick-release woodworking vise (nice and big and heavy) at the flea market the other day, and I’m trying to figure out if what it’s doing is a bug or a feature. One side of the screw has no threads, so when you turn counter-clockwise a turn the bronze quick release nut disengages the s...

09-28-2012 11:57 PM

Restored Stanley #8 jointer plane - 6 replies

Type 9 based on the frog, though the lateral adjust lever has a patent date on it. I repainted the body, sanded and refinished the tote and knob with Danish oil, and polished up the other parts. These go on eBay somewhere between $70 (hanging-holed, rusty, and/or pre-lateral adjuster) and $150 (pristine type 11 restorations). Let&#...

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