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  2. Minnesota Steve

    who else wants carbide rod for burnisher?

    I have the Hock tools burnisher... it's 3/8" x 6" made from hard tool steel. It's a good size, if you're thinking about what to order...
  3. Thanks for the consideration but I already have one.
  4. K Cooper

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Then I can sleep well tonight! Dale, whatcha gonna do with yours?
  5. RIW

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    The kiln line is 4,000 bdft long. That is 2 months from now...
  6. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    You get spoon fed Coop. I have yours on sticks air drying waiting on the kiln.
  7. K Cooper

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    How bout we compromise? Sell him the first cut and the last and me the rest?
  8. wtnhighlander

    who else wants carbide rod for burnisher?

    A longer stick is certainly easier to hold and use, but to be honest, before I got a carbide burnisher, I used the carbide edge of a worn-out flush trim router bit, and it worked just as well. Just harder to hold.
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  10. I am considering buying this drill press. Any opinions will be appreciated. Thanks
  11. Brendon_t

    Craftsman Planes???

    I run an old 5C and I love it. I scalloped cambered the blade heavily and use it for heavy removal. I don't have any other Craftsman planes but that works for what I use it for.
  12. No problems. I'm always happy to have Americans appreciate the great sport of Hockey!
  13. RichardA

    Craftsman Planes???

    Most vintage hand planes, require a lot more work and tuning than the newer hand planes. However there are good hand planes of every brand, but you'll be hard pressed to find them. However saying that, the real "Stanley" planes are easier to tune, and can be retrofitted with better blades should you need a better blade. The Stanley planes have a heavier weight, giving them a better chance of doing what you ask of them. There is one caveat. Even Stanley planes can be tough to get functioning properly. You have to be prepared to do all that makes a plane workable. Flattening the sole, super care of the frog, Have a very good sharpening system, and with patience you can get a top notch hand tool. But it does require attention to detail, patience, and a lot of practice. I have no newer planes, all mine are Stanley and Miller Falls, I even use a few wooden planes, but those are for specific functions.
  14. gee-dub

    Matt's Hand Tool Cabinet

    Another hockey tape guy here. No gooey residue from 3M. I did try some "sports tape" from one of the big box sports stores and it was pretty pathetic. I did cut grooves and use some Plasti-dip long ago: Although the Plasti-dip held up great, the hockey tape with the "cord" wrap gives me a better grip. Sorry for the minor thread-jack.
  15. drzaius

    Matt's Hand Tool Cabinet

    Decent hockey tape doesn't seem to get gooey. It's electrical tape that can be horrible for that, especially if it's not applied properly.
  16. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    RIW (Dale) said the out of state boy’s wasn’t getting all of the Tennessee Curly Cherry.
  17. woodbutcher

    Craftsman Planes???

    I have a Craftsman no. 4 and no. 7. The 4 is pretty lightweight and is a bugger to keep set how I want it. Blades really thin. It gets the job done when the blade is sharp, but not the funnest plane to use. The 7 seems to be the same plane pretty much, just bigger. I have better luck using it for whatever reason.
  18. pkinneb

    Hand tool cabinet in maple

    I totally agree. I drove out stayed with our daughter in MI then went across Canada to hit LV before heading to Maine for LN and wooden boat school. My wife flew to main and we hit VT, NH, Niagara Falls etc on the drive back home. The trip was a milestone for me has I have now been in all 50 states
  19. Tpt life

    Craftsman Planes???

    Craftsman is a Stanley badged for job site work or handyman ownership. They will work, but they may come with stamped steel frogs and other budget conscious downgrades. I also don’t care for the feel of them.
  20. I have carbide bar already or I’d bite. I bought about a year ago and do not even remember from whom. It was an eBay purchase quite likely from someone else doing similar. It is a purchase I do not regret.
  21. I'm not near any kind of industrial supplier, and won't be going any time soon. This is the easy way for me to get some to play with for not much. You can get anything you want off of that list Richard. They have several different grades, as well as different diameters and lengths. They don't have a minimum order requirement on size, or number. Just the minimum shipping charge. Since they are so cheap, I'm going to get several sizes to see what they will do. I was just thinking that if anyone wanted one, or several sizes, to play with for a few bucks, here's how you can get it. No need to waste time discussing any other method. I'm not trying to talk anyone into anything. I'm going to order some regardless.
  22. Not at all. I think it helps that I'm not sweating all over the clamps. It honestly makes them much better to use.
  23. Chestnut

    Matt's Hand Tool Cabinet

    Man i haven't taped a stick in a decade..... Never really liked how it got gooey over time. Do you have that problem?
  24. rainjer

    Craftsman Planes???

    What is the general option on vintage Craftsman planes? Are they worth buying? I have found a couple NOS or barely used ones for a good price but have not read much about them as far as their quality. Jeremy
  25. It's hockey tape. I got the idea from Rob Cosman. It must be a Canadian thing... It makes for much better grip. Here is a video:https://www.google.com/search?q=wrapping+the+end+of+a+hockey+stick&rlz=1C5CHFA_enCA701CA703&oq=wrapping+the+end+of+a+hockey+stick&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.7136j1j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=1
  26. higtron

    Matt's Hand Tool Cabinet

    @Art I like your cabinet it's coming out great I was just wondering what you have wrapped around your F style clamp handles? And is it just for looks or a better grip?
  27. Check some of the local industrial supply co.'s the ones around my area sell all kinds of tube steel, plate steel, I beams, different steel alloys, stainless, aluminum, 01, now I've never bought carbide rod in my local stores but, I've ended up buying special items that they didn't stock and they had it shipped in on their next shipment I don't think they charged any extra.
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