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  0 Thread: Wood identification request
Post: RE: Wood identification request

Look like some sort of mahogany to me. I picked up something very similar from an estate sale of a guy who refurbished pianos
jppierson Woodworking 8 710 12-29-2020, 05:22 PM
  0 Thread: Knife Block - flexible inserts
Post: RE: Knife Block - flexible inserts

Why mess with success? Use the same material as before.
jppierson Woodworking 5 814 12-22-2020, 11:51 AM
  0 Thread: restoration tool kit
Post: RE: restoration tool kit

I clean up old hand tools for my daughter's antique mall. Basically all I do is remove rust, clean, and bring the sides and bottom of planes to clean metal. I clean up the blades re-square the edge ...
jppierson Woodworking Hand Tools 4 854 12-20-2020, 07:22 PM
  0 Thread: buying fixer-upper tools on eBay
Post: RE: buying fixer-upper tools on eBay

I shop auctions for old tools for my Daughter and SIL's antique mall. They can turn a profit on the tools I rehab ONLY because my labor and materials are free to them. Those tools I rehab fly off th...
jppierson Woodworking Hand Tools 18 2,006 12-10-2020, 08:45 PM
  0 Thread: Neighbor gave me this jointer plane...worth fixing?
Post: RE: Neighbor gave me this jointer plane...worth fi...

Flattening the back is a boat load of work. Use the Charles Worth (?) back bevel method if you are going to keep the original blade.
jppierson Woodworking Hand Tools 20 3,174 12-10-2020, 08:33 PM
  0 Thread: Looking for chisels for my son
Post: RE: Looking for chisels for my son

Bench chisels, or carving (gouges)? has a set of 4 Woodriver for $147.50. He doesn't sell junk.
jppierson Woodworking Hand Tools 16 2,025 11-23-2020, 09:34 AM
  0 Thread: SECRET SANTA 2020

Woodnetters, We now have a whopping two entries for the 2020 Secret Santa! If you want to get involved, please PM per the instructions in the first post.
jppierson Woodworking 10 17,808 10-01-2020, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: wood counter top with herringbone corner?
Post: RE: wood counter top with herringbone corner?

Wouldn't each short segment of the herringbone expand/contract thus creating a gap at each end grain joint?  You can force the overall total of expansion/contraction by pinning but what happens at eac...
jppierson Woodworking 23 3,108 09-10-2020, 11:21 AM
  0 Thread: what kind of tree is this??
Post: RE: what kind of tree is this??

Eastern Cottonwood Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides I learned something today. I live in the Adirondacks and just thought they were old birch trees. So had to look it up. Got my info from https://...
jppierson Woodworking 9 1,447 08-31-2020, 05:38 PM
  0 Thread: Free 26 Oak Church pews! (san leandro)
Post: RE: Free 26 Oak Church pews! (san leandro)

Try these guys. They may be able to assist in your problem.
jppierson Tool Swap N' Sell 4 1,158 08-30-2020, 12:00 PM
  0 Thread: WTT Stanley 5-1/2
Post: WTT Stanley 5-1/2

I have a 2-1/4" width that I would like to trade for a 5-1/2 that uses 2-3/8" blade. I also own a 4-1/2 and 606 that use 2-3/8' and am looking to standardize. Please PM me for photos.
jppierson Tool Swap N' Sell 0 400 08-27-2020, 02:44 PM
  0 Thread: Let There Be Light!
Post: RE: Let There Be Light!

When going through the retrofit decision process, eledlights dot com has neat magnetic strip retrofit kits. You remove or disconnect the ballast then reuse the fixtures you have. They come in variou...
jppierson Home Improvement 10 2,027 08-24-2020, 08:52 AM
  0 Thread: Christmas Gifts
Post: RE: Christmas Gifts

Horse Racing Game.  I've made this in wood as well as canvas for portability.  It is an absolute blast to play particularly when everyone gets into cheering during dice rolls. You don't have to use ho...
jppierson Woodworking 15 2,236 08-23-2020, 07:07 AM
  0 Thread: toolbelt /pants problem
Post: RE: toolbelt /pants problem

Sounds like you need two suspenders, one for the tool belt and one for your britches. Likely the tool belt is causing the issue with your pants by wearing the belt too tight. The army used to use su...
jppierson Woodworking 22 3,094 08-16-2020, 12:43 PM
  0 Thread: Rehab a Framing square
Post: RE: Rehab a Framing square

Aren't most items that are plated with nickel or chrome usually plated with copper first?
jppierson Woodworking Hand Tools 8 1,795 08-12-2020, 06:26 PM
  0 Thread: Stanley 15-1/2
Post: RE: Stanley 15-1/2

Looking at that auction site people ask pretty dear money for these. However, there are no solds. So it looks like the market doesn't bear what they were asking which was closer to 280. Shoot someo...
jppierson Woodworking Hand Tools 6 1,154 07-27-2020, 09:31 AM
  0 Thread: SECRET SANTA 2020

(07-23-2020, 02:54 PM)briman87 Wrote: Is there a dollar min or max? Nope. The fun is determining the interests of the person assigned, making or buying something they desire and of course showing ...
jppierson Woodworking 10 17,808 07-23-2020, 03:10 PM
  0 Thread: Delta Hollow Chisel Mortiser
Post: RE: Delta Hollow Chisel Mortiser

Pics arent showing
jppierson Tool Swap N' Sell 7 2,315 07-18-2020, 08:58 AM
  0 Thread: Stripper? VM
Post: RE: Stripper? VM

My experience with the leather topped stuff is that the leather has coats of wax and shellac. Trying cleaning off the wax then test the finish with some DNA.
jppierson Finishing 4 1,034 07-18-2020, 08:54 AM
  0 Thread: National critique
Post: RE: National critique

Seems to me that their comment flies in the face of their logic. Their complaint was that brown and round should be brown and round..... Colorful should be contemporary or new age. Bull Stuff! !! M...
jppierson Woodturning 17 3,210 07-14-2020, 07:52 AM

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