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  0 Thread: Yankee 131a screwdriver
Post: RE: Yankee 131a screwdriver

Then there are the push drills...and the eggbeater drills...and the braces...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 19 5,892 09-04-2021, 12:43 PM
  0 Thread: LN Scrub Plans back in limited stock
Post: RE: LN Scrub Plans back in limited stock

Lee Valley's got shooting planes in (limited) supply.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 7 913 08-30-2021, 02:12 PM
  0 Thread: Veritas Bullnose vs Veritas Trim plane
Post: RE: Veritas Bullnose vs Veritas Trim plane

If you mean the "cabinetmaker's trimming plane," with the cutting iron exposed at the front, nothing in front of it, it might work.  But I tried modifying a broken block plane into a similar plane (by...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,031 08-22-2021, 11:35 AM
  0 Thread: Help with a strange hand saw.
Post: RE: Help with a strange hand saw.

(08-21-2021, 11:31 AM)bandit571 Wrote: Looks like a flight of flying Monkeys/Baboons from the movie "Oz, the great & powerful" :winkgrin: "The Wizard of Oz," and the flying monkeys were servant...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,095 08-21-2021, 09:47 PM
  0 Thread: Help with a strange hand saw.
Post: RE: Help with a strange hand saw.

That International rig definitely needs a dragon hood ornament.  And shields on the sides of the hood and cab.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,095 08-20-2021, 11:03 AM
  0 Thread: Help with a strange hand saw.
Post: RE: Help with a strange hand saw.

Kind of Viking looking, by the way, but at least it's got a hang hole.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,095 08-18-2021, 05:29 PM
  0 Thread: Help with a strange hand saw.
Post: RE: Help with a strange hand saw.

Give someone a laser cutter... At least it wasn't an older saw, based on the handle.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,095 08-16-2021, 10:57 AM
  0 Thread: scrub planes
Post: RE: scrub planes

(08-13-2021, 12:06 PM)bandit571 Wrote: IF you are concerned about  entering H-F ( lest we see you..) put a bag over your head...don't forget the eye-holes.....LOL :winkgrin: And don't use a plastic...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 33 3,343 08-13-2021, 12:53 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley #45
Post: RE: Stanley #45

(08-07-2021, 09:49 AM)tablesawtom Wrote: ...the only way to sharpen the cutters for the 45 and 55 is to, in shop parlance, is to grind the flat part of the cutters... "Planecraft" also talks about ...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,444 08-07-2021, 11:28 AM
  0 Thread: Braces who made them
Post: RE: Braces who made them

Craftsman used a manufacturer's code as a prefix on the model number of their machines, and may have on some of their braces.  It's always a moving target with the department stores, because they cont...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 3 403 08-05-2021, 01:11 PM
  0 Thread: When the *#*&%$ tops just wont come off
Post: RE: When the *#*&%$ tops just wont come off

"Childproof cap" is the wrong name.  "Adultproof cap" is more like it, even without dried finish on the threads.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 14 1,727 08-04-2021, 04:52 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley #45
Post: RE: Stanley #45

(08-02-2021, 09:17 AM)AHill Wrote: Those aren't hollows and rounds.  The "hollows" are actually for making beads.  No "rounds" or fluting blades that I could see.  Stanley did offer H&R as an ad...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,444 08-02-2021, 10:58 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley #45
Post: RE: Stanley #45

Good find. Some people don't like them.  I sure like mine.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,444 08-01-2021, 05:45 PM
  0 Thread: Will Coca-Cola remove rust
Post: RE: Will Coca-Cola remove rust

(07-24-2021, 10:16 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: I don't know what the active ingredient is...it's a secret formula...but I know I don't have it.. Well, we know it's not the cocaine, unless you happen to ha...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,151 07-25-2021, 08:38 AM
  0 Thread: Will Coca-Cola remove rust
Post: RE: Will Coca-Cola remove rust

I tried it once to free up some piston rings on an automotive project, because Coca-Cola was supposed to be good for that, too; all I got was sugar-coated piston rings.  Why mess with it when what you...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 12 1,151 07-24-2021, 09:51 PM
  0 Thread: For those that remember Walt Q...
Post: RE: For those that remember Walt Q...

(07-19-2021, 08:12 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: ............ Just thinking back...I believe his name was Walt Quadrotto, or something similar... Walt Quadrato, as I recollect.  I had just a couple of contac...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 26 2,707 07-24-2021, 09:48 PM
  0 Thread: Mystery saw
Post: RE: Mystery saw

I wonder if that notch at the top is a version of a thumbhole saw handle?
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 8 984 07-24-2021, 09:42 PM
  0 Thread: What did you expect, for $3?
Post: RE: What did you expect, for $3?

the not-scratch-awls are likely ice picks.  Certainly, the red-handled one is. Used for knocking chips of ice off the block of ice in the icebox, to cool your mint julep. That ratchet handle is an i...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,635 07-13-2021, 02:41 PM
  0 Thread: Strange looking square
Post: RE: Strange looking square

I've seen other examples of that design.  Either from a "boy's tool kit" or from the equivalent of the 99-cent tool offerings. No, probably never any wood on the handle.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 4 798 07-06-2021, 01:56 PM
  0 Thread: What did you expect, for $3?
Post: RE: What did you expect, for $3?

(07-03-2021, 05:33 PM)bandit571 Wrote: ....that Beer Can opener.... Or, as we used to call them, church key. Not a bad deal for $3, no.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 18 1,635 07-03-2021, 07:54 PM

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