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  0 Thread: Got a call from a fella
Post: RE: Got a call from a fella

Nice group. It was good that you could liberate them. Looks like cleanup time now.
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 7 3,768 04-30-2018, 02:49 PM
  0 Thread: How do you protect wooden plane bodies?
Post: RE: How do you protect wooden plane bodies?

I would apply a light coat of Johnsons paste wax to the sides and top, being careful to avoid the wedge or anything it touches. Then I would put them on a shelf to self-patinate. Since wood moves, you...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 8 3,943 04-29-2018, 01:56 PM
  0 Thread: Hand plane collection for sale (Not mine)
Post: RE: Hand plane collection for sale (Not mine)

(04-22-2018, 11:03 AM)Admiral Wrote: Given his choice of a less than desirable plane for the picture, it may just be a load of doorstops..... not that I'm about to jump on a plane to MO anyway.........
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 7 4,038 04-22-2018, 01:39 PM
  0 Thread: transplanting trees - when?
Post: RE: transplanting trees - when?

Trees seem to move best when leafless. I don't like the term "dormant" because in my experience trees grow roots when they are not growing leaves. If you move them early enough in the fall, then they ...
JimReed@Tallahassee Home Improvement 13 5,070 04-12-2018, 09:32 PM
  0 Thread: Lee Valley spokeshave
Post: RE: Lee Valley spokeshave

Good to hear. I love my #65 chamfer shave but have to admit that the #72 plane is easier to use. Most metal spokeshaves are just poorly adjustable handplanes with weird handles. But whenever I need a...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 3 2,707 04-12-2018, 09:27 PM
  0 Thread: Give up Wood working?
Post: RE: Give up Wood working?

Life changes can be challenging. I grew up using my dad's workshop and have had a few of my own. Sometimes I worked on a porch or in a closet. Heck, I repaired and refinished a piece of furniture whil...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 39 19,220 04-12-2018, 09:18 PM
  0 Thread: #4 Stanley done
Post: RE: #4 Stanley done

Great job and outstanding pictures.
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 7 4,784 04-08-2018, 10:45 PM
  0 Thread: How to re-pin the handle of an old hand-crank drill?
Post: RE: How to re-pin the handle of an old hand-crank ...

The main handle receives a lot of stress. Check the wood first as it may be wonky. If so, glue the original hole with a good hardwood so you can start all over. I think this is a great job for an old ...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 10 6,656 04-08-2018, 10:41 PM
  0 Thread: Hand plane finish
Post: RE: Hand plane finish

Rustoleum for me.
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 16 6,670 04-04-2018, 09:53 PM
  0 Thread: Tote Repair "Putty" Experiment
Post: RE: Tote Repair "Putty" Experiment

Clever trick. Must remember.
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 4 2,384 03-30-2018, 07:08 AM
  0 Thread: If only LOML knew....
Post: RE: If only LOML knew....

No, no. You do not reach collector status until you CANNOT count them because there are too many and they are stashed all over the place.
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 8 3,511 03-28-2018, 09:38 PM
  0 Thread: Did I sell too cheap?
Post: RE: Did I sell too cheap?

Nice plane and I think it sold at an excellent price. Bench plane prices are strong on the bay right now.
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 19 8,121 03-28-2018, 09:48 AM
  0 Thread: New chisel rack
Post: RE: New chisel rack

Nice rack. The site gagged on my message and said it was too short so I am adding some characters to get my comment posted.
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 7 3,476 03-26-2018, 09:57 PM
  0 Thread: Got a Stanley 45 Today
Post: RE: Got a Stanley 45 Today

Congrats. Here is my tip. The design of the plane means it has an incomplete no sole and that makes it tricky. The cutter sits on an edge where the bottom of the guide is the side of the sole. The ce...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 20 8,890 03-11-2018, 08:11 PM
  0 Thread: Need grinder advice
Post: RE: Need grinder advice

Well, maybe "steep" was a bad choice of words. And maybe I am a slow learner. I was just trying to point out a difference in time spent vs initial results. There is nothing wrong with high speed grind...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 42 22,259 03-09-2018, 11:00 PM
  0 Thread: Need grinder advice
Post: RE: Need grinder advice

Well, I have been seriously grinding edges for 25+ years and have probably knocked out over 10,000 30 degree bevels on plane blades and cutters. Now I can do that stuff freehanded and in my sleep. Her...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 42 22,259 03-09-2018, 03:36 PM
  0 Thread: Advice on cutting tiny trim pieces
Post: RE: Advice on cutting tiny trim pieces

If I were doing it, I would use H&R planes to make about a foot of trim and then cut it to fit. Another way is to glue a block of wood into place and just carve it by hand. But there is a temporar...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 10 5,064 03-06-2018, 10:50 PM
  0 Thread: This hobby actually more affordable than prior ones / D100
Post: RE: This hobby actually more affordable than prior...

Time to get out the Simple Green and go after the sawplate. Good score.
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 7 4,279 03-06-2018, 07:39 PM
  0 Thread: Need some help from the hand tool gurus
Post: RE: Need some help from the hand tool gurus

(02-27-2018, 10:39 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: My question is why would anyone buy a $10 new plane of any type?  I suspect the steel in this blade is gonna be junk. Depends on what you're using it for I ...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 15 6,842 02-27-2018, 01:59 PM
  0 Thread: Need some help from the hand tool gurus
Post: RE: Need some help from the hand tool gurus

It is the new version of the Stanley #102 block that was first offered in 1877. The casting has an integrated frog that presents the blade at 21 degrees. But in this plane, the blade is BEVEL UP, so t...
JimReed@Tallahassee Woodworking Hand Tools 15 6,842 02-27-2018, 07:34 AM

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