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  0 Thread: Stanley #8 Blades & Tote Question
Post: RE: Stanley #8 Blades & Tote Question

I don't have a huge collection of planes, unlike some people.  More than I need, that's for sure.  I have never seen a chip breaker that lost its spring, but I have seen one that was ground crooked wh...
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 10 633 04-10-2024, 08:55 AM
  0 Thread: Stanley #8 Blades & Tote Question
Post: RE: Stanley #8 Blades & Tote Question

I really want to try a Lake Erie Toolworks blade. But if you're looking for cheap, that ain't it. And they don't sell chipbreakers. I have avoided Hock blades because of the looks. Which is weird, I ...
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 10 633 04-09-2024, 12:42 PM
  0 Thread: Melbourne Tool Company
Post: Melbourne Tool Company

Fine Woodworking sent me a promotional email about this company.  Since Rob Lee had a fit about the Katz-Moses router plane, I'm pretty sure his reaction to these planes isn't going to be positive. h...
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 1 199 04-09-2024, 12:36 PM
  0 Thread: All you might want to know about sole "flatness"
Post: RE: All you might want to know about sole "flatnes...

Tony Z Wrote: (03-21-2024, 04:36 AM) -- Does Bellefonte still an active foundry? -- Years ago, when I was sort of looking into having something cast, I'm pretty sure the closest foundry was at leas...
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 52 2,018 03-21-2024, 12:10 PM
  0 Thread: Liberty Bell Chipbreaker screw
Post: RE: Liberty Bell Chipbreaker screw

MJ wanted a picture of one. From ebay, it looks just like a regular screw, but the threads are smaller.  I suppose for the purposes of him finding one, it would be more helpful to have the head diamet...
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 3 243 03-21-2024, 01:28 AM
  0 Thread: All you might want to know about sole "flatness"
Post: RE: All you might want to know about sole "flatnes...

I remember seeing castings at Delta just sitting outside.  They get cleaned up later, no reason to fight the rust. Melancholy thought.
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 52 2,018 03-20-2024, 06:17 PM
  0 Thread: Stinky sink
Post: RE: Stinky sink

Willyou Wrote: (03-03-2024, 08:30 PM) -- I'm curious. How would you install it to cause that? -- Our bathroom sinks all have s-traps.  It's not code anymore because it is possible for water flow to...
EricU Home Improvement 21 1,079 03-20-2024, 06:15 PM
  0 Thread: Offset venting for replacement kitchen fan?
Post: RE: Offset venting for replacement kitchen fan?

The way I'm interpreting those studs, you may end up cutting into the perpendicular adjoining wall cavity.  Then it becomes a real mess. I think it makes sense to get a sheet metal mechanic to modify ...
EricU Home Improvement 10 409 03-20-2024, 06:10 PM
  0 Thread: Handsaw for Smaller Splits
Post: RE: Handsaw for Smaller Splits

What makes a saw not-resharpenable?  I just heard of a saw where the maker intends for you to replace the blade fairly regularly. I have some cheap crosscut saws that seem to work really well. Probab...
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 3 278 03-19-2024, 05:37 PM
  0 Thread: Liberty Bell Chipbreaker screw
Post: Liberty Bell Chipbreaker screw

Seems like they come up on ebay occasionally, probably because people part out the planes after they break the adjuster.  Somehow the adjuster on my 135 is fine, but the screw is missing. A regular...
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 3 243 03-19-2024, 01:47 PM
  0 Thread: All you might want to know about sole "flatness"
Post: RE: All you might want to know about sole "flatnes...

I have 3 Millers Falls that tablesaw Tom ground.  Beautifully done.  I got the first one for shooting, and then couldn't stop buying more.
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 52 2,018 03-19-2024, 01:43 PM
  0 Thread: Offset venting for replacement kitchen fan?
Post: RE: Offset venting for replacement kitchen fan?

Maybe my reading comprehension wasn't good when reading your post, so sorry for that. I would frame in a header and a box in the studs so the first distance from the vent could go diagonally. Fixin...
EricU Home Improvement 10 409 03-19-2024, 11:39 AM
  0 Thread: Birds eye Maple chisel handles
Post: RE: Birds eye Maple chisel handles

Those are beautiful handles. If birdseye fell out of favor, the lumber suppliers haven't noticed.
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 17 2,263 02-08-2023, 06:48 PM
  0 Thread: Bridge City tool works
Post: RE: Bridge City tool works

When BCT first offered the set of all of their tools in the early '80s I really thought about buying.  I recall it was a pretty decent price, but of course they had a lot fewer tools then.  They make ...
EricU Woodworking Hand Tools 30 5,016 02-08-2023, 10:53 AM
  0 Thread: Rid house of old electronics/electricals?
Post: RE: Rid house of old electronics/electricals?

Before you throw out any old computer stuff check on ebay sold listings to see if it's worth anything.  I'd rather not talk about how I found out about this.  Okay, I threw out a board that regularly...
EricU Home Improvement 8 1,126 01-24-2023, 06:15 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone bought from Irion recently?
Post: RE: Anyone bought from Irion recently?

I can drive up there, it's not horribly far from here. That chest if beautiful, if I was doing something like that I would go visit.  I'm making something that's a lot more pedestrian. I guess m...
EricU Woodworking 4 780 01-16-2023, 07:33 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone bought from Irion recently?
Post: Anyone bought from Irion recently?

Their website looks like they have been fully assimilated by the whole river table/slab craze.  I just want some plain 8/4 maple.
EricU Woodworking 4 780 01-16-2023, 06:45 PM
  0 Thread: What happened to Lumberjocks?
Post: RE: What happened to Lumberjocks?

I moderate a totally unrelated forum and the company that runs it has threatened to switch over to that style instead of a forum tree like it is now (and woodnet is now).  They say it drives traffic. ...
EricU Woodworking 14 3,740 01-16-2023, 06:38 PM
  0 Thread: Oneida dust collector wall brackets
Post: RE: Oneida dust collector wall brackets

My oneida cyclone is older by a few years.  It came with an angle iron bracket.  I always thought it was funny there was no bracing, it's just right angles.  It works though.
EricU Woodworking Power Tools 13 2,584 04-10-2022, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Stand On Rubber Mat
Post: RE: Stand On Rubber Mat

I got mats with holes in them.  So much nicer than standing around on chips from the metal lathe.
EricU Home Improvement 18 3,282 03-21-2022, 07:07 PM

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