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  1. Think about how you process you materials also. Jointer to planer to tablesaw back to jointer those kinds of things keep those close so your not going from one side all the way to the other while milling down stock. The rest is more preference and what works best for your shop flow. Just my two penny's! Keep us posted with pictures!
  2. I'm not a hand tool expert but I would definitely get a block plane and a low angle jack plane. The third is up to the other guys. Probably a smoothing Plane tho.
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    Plane ID Help

    That's a bummer about your plane! Let us know how it turns out. Jb weld may do the trick if you're easy on it. At least good enough there isn't a whole lot of pressure on that piece.
  4. Hey guys, Sorry if I bother you guys with all the questions as you are the only woodworkers I can contact I don't have any woodworker friends in my area. I am currently in the design stages of making a hand tool cabinet. I am a collector of hand planes, antique wooden levels, small pocket levels, hand saws, and antique tri squares and squares. I have a saw till for my hand saws I will be putting two Japanese pull saws in my cabinet. But my question is I'm really struggling on the design of the cabinet. I want something to display my hand plane collection which is pretty big maybe 25 max I would say 10-12 of those are block planes which is my favorite. I have Stanley's No. 2-No.8 a Stanley no. 55 a few I have two of the same plane Corrugated and smooth bottom. I'm not as concerned with those design wise. I would really like ideas on how to display my pocket levels I have 12 total so far. I'm just lost on design ideas I've checked Pinterest, google, YouTube for design ideas. I really like rob cosmans tool cabinet but that's just a little big. If I could fit my pocket levels hand planes squares and other hand tools I would be happy. Just chime in with design ideas of any kind and if you could help with the pocket level design part I would greatly appreciate it. I just don't want to put the pocket levels on a shelf I want something a little more unique. Thanks guys!
  5. I also collect Stanley hand planes and vintage wooden levels made by Stanley. I haven't thought about collecting old pocket levels from other brands also. I'm a huge Stanley fan of the vintage stuff.
  6. Thanks for the info Terry. I have purchased a very old copy of a 1893 reprint issue catalog (well I believe that's the year) lol. That helped some I was unaware of the one you referenced I will check that out. I googled Stanley pocket levels last night and couldn't find a whole lot of information regarding them. I will see if I can dig deeper. It's crazy cause you would think someone would have already compiled a list of all the levels Stanley made sorta like Patrick's blood and gore for hand planes. Thanks again for the input and recommendation.
  7. I have to say for some reason the No. 8 Stanley is my favorite next to all my vintage Stanley block planes. If you can get it for 40.00 like I seen above jump on it!! There's plenty of YouTube videos to teach you to restore them to better than new. Every woodworker needs a jointer plane so jump on it! IMO No. 8 is better than a No. 7. I'm a huge Stanley fan (vintage Stanley) Good luck hope you get it and enjoy it!
  8. Hey Guys, So I have a question hopefully someone on here can help me! I have been collecting old Stanley pocket/line levels for over a year now. I'm wondering if someone can help me compile a list or find a list of all the Stanley pocket levels made. I'm only interested in the vintage ones. I have a lot now and I'm unsure if I have collected all of them. The only one I have found that I don't own is a Stanley machinists level. Please any help would greatly be appreciated!!
  9. Not to be a downer or anything I'm super jealous!! Lol I've been wanting a domino for a year now! Congratulations your gonna love that thing!! Merry Christmas!!
  10. Hey guys, I'm back with another old tool questions. I was on my way home from work last night and seen a big old scroll saw sitting by someone's trash can on the curb. So me being very much into old tools stopped and loaded it in the truck. I couldn't let it just get tossed in the local dump. Turns out it's a old Craftsman scroll saw model #103.0404! It's a 24" scroll saw the motor has the cord ripped or cut from it so I plan on just replacing the motor from a old drill press that I have. That's my plan right now. I am excited to see after I scrub it with some coarse steel wool to find the original blue paint still pretty nice under all the dirt and grime. I'm wondering if you guys could help me locate what year this was made and it also needs a new step pulley and the blade tensioner assembly could some help me figure out where I can find parts for this i plan on doing a full restoration on this and some day passing it down to my son he's only 3 years old now but some day I hope he will appreciate these old machines they just aren't built the same these days especially Craftsman tools. Thank you very much for any input guys.
  11. Dave that's exactly what I'm going for I just want more surface area on the left of the table thanks a lot
  12. You can also use stop blocks for marking your start and stop points. That will help eliminate trying to find your start and stop pencil lines just a thought.
  13. Mine is not a job site saw its more a hybrid saw its the delta from lowes the best tables aw you can get there. Imo. I have a out feed table already just want to basically extend the width of the table.
  14. Hey guys, I'm not sure if my title is 100% correct. I'm wanting to build on around the sides of my table saw to give me more support for ripping sheet goods. Also with built in storage below. I hope I'm explaining that well. I have 30in rip capacity on the right of the blades I've looked on YouTube for ideas. The guy from rockin H workshop has something similar to what going for. Thanks for any advice.
  15. This is a awesome parent right here! I'm 26 years old and never was encouraged much on these things so your doing a great job. I guess if he has someone to teach him the safety on the tools maybe a jigsaw,circular saw,and a cordless drill would be a great place to start. The jigsaw would allow him to cut nice curves. The circular saw would let him break down sheets of plywood also other lumber. The drill would allow him to drill holes and drive screws. Also look into hand tools such as hand planes, pull saws, chisels, marking and measuring tools. Good luck and congrats. This is just my opinion and not 100% the only way to go. Even wood glue ,super glue ,hot glue gun, all would make good stocking stuffers never can have to much glue.
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    Will that help get the grime off it?
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    Man your not kidding! I seen it and was blown away by how unique it was. I guess it was one of the most expensive saws disston made i found one online selling for $795.00 probably will never sell mine any idea on how to shine up old brass i heard about using 0000 steel wool.
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    Thanks bonpacific, I actually do have a Stanley handyman plane. It's in good condition but I assume collection value it's not worth much. Thanks for the list of brands. I actually found a record plane and passed on it cause I didn't think that was a good brand. I've been looking for Miller's falls planes for some time now. I'm with you on the handsaws only good brand saws I've heard of is disston and E.C. Atkins I have a Atkins saw that was my grandpa's that I took to WIA '16 and had lots of ppl autograph. So that will be worth money some day got Mr. Swartz and the great Roy Underhill to sign it. It's pretty awesome. I actually just purchased a disston no. 43 from a auction for 47.50 but it's missing the scratch awl.
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    Thanks guys, I just like old rusty tools some I use and some I don't. I guess I started collecting them just to collect more than anything I like the restoration process and bringing a old rusty tool back to life I really like the hunt of finding old planes and hand saws at antique stores and flea markets I also go to a lot of auctions in my area. I'm just not very knowledgeable on old brands. I have a lot of old disstons. As for my planes most of my wooden planes I've purchased from auctions are Ohio tool co. From auburn NY. I have found one transitional plane that I believe is a old Stanley but it's broken so there is pretty much no value. I have a couple Bailey's that are kinda old. Thanks again
  20. Just curious have you read the revised edition of Christopher Swartz workbenches book? There is so much great information in that book. Just a thought. Good luck on your build a workbench is a great project and something that was very special to me. I made my bench completely out of southern yellow pine. Other than the leg vice which is spalted maple. Enjoy. What brand hand saw is that? It's quite beautiful!
  21. I have a commission coming up to build a farm house table with a trestle style base. I've never built a dining table. I'm a little nervous not like freaking out just nervous cause I haven't done one before. I'm looking for any advice you can give. Maybe a good video on how to build the base I'm not worried with the top more the base. Thanks guys.
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    Hey guys, So recently I've been starting to collect old handsaws and hand planes. Can you guys help me on what brands of hand saws and hand planes to look for? I have quite a few disston handsaws and a couple of Atkins saws only hand planes I have is a few old Stanley's some Ohio tool co. Wood planes. Just don't know what rare brands or really good old brands to keep a eye out for? Any help would be awesome!! Thanks guys!
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    Handsaw help

    Hey guys, I recently purchased 10 handsaws from a antique mall for 15.00! Pretty good deal! They need cleaned up and a few need new handles made. My main question is I have one saw that has no medallion but the blade is stamped with SANTO NO. 3626 with the picture of what looks like a eagle. I've looked online for information with no luck. Any help identifying this saw would be amazing. Thanks again!
  24. Hey guys, I recently purchased this big wooden hand plane just as a decorative piece for the woodshop. Just curious if anyone has any information on this only markings I have found say Easterly & Co. On the front of the plane I measured it and it's 26" long. I'm not looking to sell it but does anyone know how much this would sell for? Also any information I can gather about it would be very helpful thank you again!
  25. I didn't really want it I was trying to run the price up a little bit couldn't let it go for 5 bucks I thought it was unique and be something fun to clean up I found pictures online that suggests that it's from the 1920's it does work and it does drill holes the body swivels on the shaft and I can't get it stable to where it won't move side to side but I am going to take it apart clean it up and put it on Craigslist for 20-25 bucks I love old tools and working on them 7 bucks can't beat that! For a few hrs of fun cleaning and working on a old machine I still would love to find out who manufactured it!!