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03-28-2021 11:51 PM

Weekend Estate Sale Find - 1 reply

At an estate sale a couple of doors down, I scored a 1955 vintage Homecrsft 11-120 in great condition. Blew the dust off, lubed things up and it works like a champ.

02-03-2021 09:39 PM

Warped Door - 3 replies

If this is an inappropriate post, go ahead and delete it. I am refinishing an antique china cabinet. It has 2 doors on the bottom portion that are about 12” x 16”. One of them is severely twisted. When closed, the top corner is inboard about 1/2” more than the bottom. Any suggestions on how I could straighten it out?

11-19-2015 03:17 AM

Old Oak - 4 replies

I thought you guys might appreciate this. I demolished the house next door this summer. The house was built in 1873 with a major renovation in the late 40’s. The original house was brick with poplar rafters and joists. The late 40’s section had all oak framing. The attached pic is from the broken end of a 2 1/2” x 6”...

04-22-2015 07:00 PM

Rehydrating a plane tote - 8 replies

Ok all of you vintage plane experts. Last fall my loving wife obtained a Type 11 Stanley Bailey #5 for me at an auction for $1. The only thing wrong, other than needing a good cleaning, was the rosewood tote was broke into 2 pieces and mounting rod bent. I am assuming it was dropped. I was able to straighten the rod, but the tote may be beyo...

09-05-2014 01:43 PM

Finish Repair - 6 replies

Good morning all! I am looking for some tips on repairing the finish on my dining room table. A few months ago some acetone got spilled on the dining room table ruining the finish on a roughly 1.5 square foot area of the middle leaf. The table is oak with what I believe to be a polyurethane finish. The have a couple of specific questions: ...


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