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oldwoodie

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About oldwoodie

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  • Birthday 02/19/1943

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    Jim
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    Upstate S.C. and N. E. Ga.
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    Male
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    Beginner
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    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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  1. I used three, although I do not believe it would have made any difference. Why take a chance!
  2. I am in process of replacing complete set of outside steps. The tread are 48" long and will have seven. Do I need a center support. I have two already sawed out, and I don't think I need a center one. They are 2"x12" and are about 7' long. If I need to, I could nail vertical supports in place instead of third support. d
  3. I used to be a foreign car mechanic, so I have a wide variety of tools. However. I have found that using one of my three my drill presses to feed a thread tap assures me of it being straight. Probably not news to anyone, but thought I would offer it anyway! By the way, I have four cabinet saws, eight routers, four bandsaws, two wood lathes, and I usually keep them set up for different operations. Just bragging, I guess!
  4. I never use biscuits, and I haven't had a failure in so long that I cannot remember the last one.
  5. I subscribed to Wood Magazine for about 30 years. When they dropped the forum, I dropped them. I have also fired AT&T, Direct TV, and would like to fire the U.S. Post Office because of all the trash they deliver to my house! LOL
  6. oldwoodie

    Buck Plane

    I am waiting on my new Buck brand wood plane to arrive. I couldn't pass it up for $20.00! I have one already, but thought I could display this one since it still has the box, and I need to build a larger showcase anyway. Got a few more than 20 assorted: Baileys, Stanley Baileys, Fulton, Craftsman, a Defiance model egg beater with all the bits, a Stanley label scraper, some Stanley #80 and #81's. Everything is cleaned up and sharpened, and ready to use. Oh yeah, about 10 low angle Stanleys and Craftsmans too! Question: Is Buck still in business?
  7. I built a wheelchair ramp for a lady, and her husband has been collecting pocket knives for over 40 yrs. He wants to show his appreciation, so he showed me his collections and insisted that a take a handfull. I refused, and he proceeds to go through some not on display, and hands me some knives and insisted that I accept them. One was a new Craftsman pocket knife in mint new condition. It is my understanding that not only has sold that brand name, but have also stopped making them available. Its value should climb in the future. Er, I hope!
  8. I have Baileys, Fulton, Craftsman, Sargent, Stanley, and Stanley Bailey. I have found that one works as well as the other since they are nothing but a blade holder! The fact that they all work just fine, tells me that Lie Nielson, and the other modern ones that cost a lot of money tells me that a lot of folks, in my opinion, are spending a lot of unnecessary dollars!
  9. Haven't figured out how to send a pic, and the last two times I put this question out, someone deleted it. I cannot find anyone who knows anything about this oddity of a small cast iron wood plane. It has an enclosure for wood shavings, and the top is hinged at the rear. right at the rear is the slot and a cutter blade. The enclosure catches the shavings, and you have to raise the lid to empty them. It has no name or any other identifying marks. It is about 5" long, and the antique store I found it at had a string and tag identifying it as an "antique wood lathe." So, the owner of the store did not know what it was. Two people have tried to find one on the internet with no success. Thought some of you might know a little about it. Just because I don't have a picture of it doesn't mean you have a right to delete it for the third time!
  10. My daughter brought her little handheld battery booster to me, and it has an inline fuse that is blown. I pretty well know what happened, but she hasn't admitted it: I believe she must have hooked it up backward and blew it. If anybody knows what amp fuse it would take, I could solder one in line, but don't know what amperage I should try to find. It seems that cold cranking amps can vary from 350 to 650. So, anyone got a suggestion other than to toss it and get another one?
  11. Dang! If you would do that to your own thumb, what would you do to someone else's!
  12. You can use those slick hacksaw blades for small knives! Looks good when you put a deer antler on for handle!
  13. So, are there a lot of difference in wood planes? I thought they are just holders for a blade. So, what's the great difference in how a Stanley or Fulton or Craftsman, or maybe a Buck Brothers with a sharp blade and set just right going to shave wood? I have no LN or LV, so I cannot compare them to all the different ones I do have. SO, ARE
  14. So, where do you get the blue light? I don't think my dentist will loan me his!
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