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  0 Thread: Spokeshave Blade
Post: RE: Spokeshave Blade

Are there still folks making reproductions?  Might be a source.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 3 228 11-28-2022, 01:10 PM
  0 Thread: LV seconds sale
Post: RE: LV seconds sale

camp10 Wrote: (10-26-2022, 10:10 PM) -- 'Store pickup item only'. -- So the question, I guess, is whether you're closer to Calgary or Reno...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 14 1,162 10-29-2022, 12:08 PM
  0 Thread: 7 for a dollar
Post: RE: 7 for a dollar

stav Wrote: (09-19-2022, 12:31 PM) -- Never heard the term "turnscrew" as an actual thing. -- British terminology, and most often applied to that style of screwdriver.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 2 457 09-20-2022, 03:18 PM
  0 Thread: handle jig?
Post: RE: handle jig?

When I did this on our kitchen cabinets, I made a fence to register to the edges of the doors/drawer faces.  Yours is simpler.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 6 471 09-20-2022, 03:16 PM
  0 Thread: Banjo Man
Post: RE: Banjo Man

You can still get six-string banjos; people generally tune them like a guitar. Or you can get a tenor banjo and tune it like the top four strings of a guitar or like an octave mandolin (like mando,...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 6 479 09-17-2022, 03:48 PM
  0 Thread: Pretty sure that Field of Dreams farmer used an Atkins saw
Post: RE: Pretty sure that Field of Dreams farmer used a...

Would you use decent tools like the saw, brace, and perhaps plane (can't tell from the photo exactly what the plane is, other than a block plane), and then check level on a project that size with a pl...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 8 816 08-16-2022, 02:43 PM
  0 Thread: Drawknife - whats a good brand?
Post: RE: Drawknife - whats a good brand?

Greenlee, too. But there are plenty of other good vintage brands out there.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 7 845 08-15-2022, 10:56 AM
  0 Thread: Can never have too many clamps
Post: RE: Can never have too many clamps

Well, you can have too many clamps when you run out of room in the shop... But those are nice finds indeed.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 4 627 07-31-2022, 04:59 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley No. 100 miter jig
Post: Stanley No. 100 miter jig

I picked up a Stanley No. 100 miter jig today (picture is from interweb, but mine looks like it) I own a Millers-Falls Langdon Acme miter box (in my opinion, one of the finest tools for fine crossc...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 9 896 07-29-2022, 06:07 PM
  0 Thread: My some what new K8C
Post: RE: My some what new K8C

I never knew grog was adjustable.  I always assumed that you drank it as it came to you.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 9 974 07-13-2022, 03:52 PM
  0 Thread: Woodpeckers sharpening guide
Post: RE: Woodpeckers sharpening guide

Though, to be fair: if your goal is a straight-across bevel, the design might be a good one.  Lee Valley's Mk II honing guide has a pretty wide wheel, but Lee Valley also recognized the need for cambe...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 6 879 07-12-2022, 03:57 PM
  0 Thread: Workbench Top Material
Post: RE: Workbench Top Material

Hard to resurface.  On t'other hand, my workbench, made from a scavenged (painted!) commercial solid-core door, is still pretty darned flat over 30 years after I installed it.  Ugly as day-old sin, an...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 23 1,799 07-12-2022, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: Woodpeckers sharpening guide
Post: RE: Woodpeckers sharpening guide

Woodpeckers is not famous for the sophistication of its engineers' thinking.  They do like their red anodizing, though.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 6 879 07-12-2022, 10:36 AM
  0 Thread: Lie Nielsen No 4 and No 5 Iron interchangeable?
Post: RE: Lie Nielsen No 4 and No 5 Iron interchangeable...

To broaden the answer, with Bailey and Bedrock type planes though with some exceptions, the iron and chipbreaker will be the same for any given width, one plane to the next.  Indeed, it's often possib...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 6 816 06-11-2022, 01:02 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley No.8 Brace...
Post: RE: Stanley No.8 Brace...

Never knew Stanley made Spofford braces; I more commonly see J.S. Fray associated with the style. Certainly, Fray seems to have been the original maker of this style, built on Spofford's patent.  But...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 5 1,131 05-21-2022, 09:46 AM
  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

It looks to me, from those two catalog pages, like the "D" designation was included when the vise had that gizmotic filing guide attached.  Note that there's a No. 2 vise, and a D-2 vise, the big diff...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 40 3,094 05-16-2022, 10:35 PM
  Tongue Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

Incidentally, Disston seems to have called these "D-3" vises, at least in 1932, as evidenced by this catalog page from that year (thoughtfully posted by someone on an Australian forum): I will gran...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 40 3,094 05-16-2022, 08:13 AM
  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

Thanks.  I have the big ones, inherited from my uncle; and the small ones would be a luxury acquisition.  I'll keep hoping to stumble over some of the little ones at an estate sale. I like the 85 ser...
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 40 3,094 05-14-2022, 10:27 AM
  Video Thread: WTB thumb screw for Stanley 70 box scraper
Post: RE: WTB thumb screw for Stanley 70 box scraper

What's the thread size/pitch?   Is it a common modern standard size? You realize, I trust, that you've got the handle on the wrong side of the tool.
Bill_Houghton Tool Swap N' Sell 4 470 05-12-2022, 05:24 PM
  0 Thread: Disston 3D Saw Vise
Post: RE: Disston 3D Saw Vise

Alan, I have a 3D vise, and don't think I need two; but thanks. Now, if you had a pair of Starrett 85A or 85C dividers lying around, not being useful...then we should talk.
Bill_Houghton Woodworking Hand Tools 40 3,094 05-12-2022, 11:27 AM

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