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  0 Thread: Boggs Tools?
Post: RE: Boggs Tools?

(08-26-2021, 12:01 PM)Aram Wrote: Has anyone bought anything from Boggs This Boggs, not the spokeshave guy or sent in files or rasps for sharpening lately? I used to rely on them for the sharpest...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 8 901 08-28-2021, 05:03 PM
  0 Thread: Tired of your old block plane??
Post: RE: Tired of your old block plane??

(02-04-2021, 09:41 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: ............................ Nice work, Rick...I love it !!!!!!!!..I would make more but medical and age problems might have something to say about that, alth...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 13 2,147 02-05-2021, 05:46 PM
  0 Thread: Tired of your old block plane??
Post: RE: Tired of your old block plane??

(02-02-2021, 11:44 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: .................. Here's what I was talking about...A Sargent all steel baby block 4" long with screw adjustable blade {forgot the number} I have always thou...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 13 2,147 02-04-2021, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: Christmas in the Trenches
Post: RE: Christmas in the Trenches

(12-23-2020, 04:55 PM)wood2woodknot Wrote: I just heard John McCutcheon's CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES for the first time, although I have heard the story several times and seen it portrayed in movies ...
RickW Woodworking 4 1,205 12-24-2020, 05:35 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley 2101A 10 inch brace for sale
Post: Stanley 2101A 10 inch brace for sale

Here is one of Stanley's best braces: the 2101A, in excellent condition. It has a 10 inch swing, probably the most common size. It is in excellent condition, with a few minor rust spots, and has almos...
RickW Tool Swap N' Sell 0 433 11-16-2020, 09:28 PM
  0 Thread: Hand saws FS
Post: Hand saws FS

Here are two Disston hand saws for sale : a 26" D-23 with 11 teeth per inch, and a 26" D-12 with 8 teeth per inch. Both are clean,sharp, and ready to use. Here is the D-23: [attachment=29895] [attachm...
RickW Tool Swap N' Sell 0 502 09-28-2020, 07:48 PM
  0 Thread: Old Craftsman saw angle tilt issue
Post: RE: Old Craftsman saw angle tilt issue

And, if you can't get it fixed, you can make your French cleats with a 30 degree angle. They work just as well using a 30 degree angle as a 45 degree angle. Rick W
RickW Woodworking Power Tools 8 1,271 08-16-2020, 05:09 PM
  0 Thread: Need help on that material to use
Post: RE: Need help on that material to use

The original panels might be Upson Board. Here is a current source:http://www.niagarafiberboard.com/upsonite.htm Rick W
RickW Woodworking 15 3,122 07-12-2020, 05:45 PM
  0 Thread: Jointing plastc?
Post: RE: Jointing plastc?

(06-27-2020, 06:34 PM)Pirate Wrote: 5 or so years ago I bought a PM50 jointer with solid carbide knives. It had a sign on it saying, wood and plastics only. Think it might have come from a Disney sh...
RickW Woodworking Power Tools 8 2,466 06-28-2020, 08:16 PM
  0 Thread: Info on A. Howland Grooving planes
Post: RE: Info on A. Howland Grooving planes

(01-28-2020, 01:27 PM)ChuckH Wrote: Does anyone have information on the A. Howland tongue & groove planes? I have a set stamped as follows:    12  INCH  No 70 Does that make any sense to any...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 2 1,389 01-28-2020, 08:39 PM
  0 Thread: Craftsman Jointer Motor Bearings
Post: RE: Craftsman Jointer Motor Bearings

(12-15-2019, 11:50 AM)K. L McReynolds Wrote: Previous advice about removal is good. My experience with replacing bearings in Craftsman tools/equipment for over 40 years is this: Bearings have a nu...
RickW Woodworking Power Tools 17 5,293 12-15-2019, 11:27 PM
  0 Thread: Antique wooden planes questions
Post: RE: Antique wooden planes questions

That is a screw-arm plow plane by Young & McMaster of Auburn, NY. They were in business from 1838 to 1843. The mark is the "B2" marking, and is listed as "Rare" meaning from 100-250 examples are k...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 22 5,656 11-14-2019, 07:24 PM
  0 Thread: Antique wooden planes questions
Post: RE: Antique wooden planes questions

(11-12-2019, 09:13 AM)stoppy Wrote: Disclaimer -- I'm a woodturner attempting to learn flat stock woodworking.  My wife's father (he died before I met her) was an antique collector.  He had a large ...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 22 5,656 11-12-2019, 11:21 AM
  0 Thread: What Are These Clamps?
Post: RE: What Are These Clamps?

Those are miter clamps, used for clamping miter or angle joints. To use them, you would first bore blind holes in the back side of each of the pieces of wood.Those holes would be the diameter of the r...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 3 1,633 08-18-2019, 04:54 PM
  0 Thread: Yankee brace and Irwin auger bits FS
Post: Yankee brace and Irwin auger bits FS

This is a 10" Stanley Yankee 2101A brace and 13 Irwin single-twist auger bits. The brace was made by Stanley after they acquired North Brothers. It is marked "BELL SYSTEM", and had the infamous "green...
RickW Tool Swap N' Sell 2 1,292 08-14-2019, 08:48 PM
  0 Thread: Hide Glue - Working Out for You?
Post: RE: Hide Glue - Working Out for You?

I do a lot of antique furniture repair. I usually use hot hide glue and the Lee Valley glue pot and warmer. Since I only use small amounts of glue, it's just the right size for the amount of glue I ne...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 28 9,086 07-30-2019, 10:55 AM
  0 Thread: Best sandpaper hands down
Post: RE: Best sandpaper hands down

Mirka for discs and sheets, and Norton 3X 220 grit for sanding finishes. Rick
RickW Woodworking 18 5,383 07-28-2019, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Kitchen knife sharpening
Post: RE: Kitchen knife sharpening

I use a 1/2" diameter ceramic rod in a wooden handle. It's easy, quick, and simple. I clean the rod after use with Barkeeper's Friend cleaner. Rick W
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 23 7,710 06-03-2019, 10:55 PM
  0 Thread: Source for spring hinge
Post: RE: Source for spring hinge

McMaster-Carr has several styles that might work. Look for "Metal Self-Closing Surface-Mount Hinges with Holes" Rick
RickW Woodworking 5 2,005 11-16-2018, 12:11 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley 101 block plane dating
Post: RE: Stanley 101 block plane dating

As far as braces go, there is a guide to them at George's Basement: https://www.georgesbasement.com/braces/braces.htm  He also has a great guide to restoring the "Yankee" style braces. There is also ...
RickW Woodworking Hand Tools 3 2,377 11-11-2018, 05:42 PM

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