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  1. oldwoodie

    Odd wood plane

    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!
  2. 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?
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    Antique Parks Bandsaw Restoration Project

    Dang! If you would do that to your own thumb, what would you do to someone else's!
  4. oldwoodie

    Another refurb from Wapak

    You can use those slick hacksaw blades for small knives! Looks good when you put a deer antler on for handle!
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    Lie Nielsen No. 51 Shooting Plane

    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
  6. oldwoodie

    New CA glue that we need.

    So, where do you get the blue light? I don't think my dentist will loan me his!
  7. oldwoodie

    Too many drills?

    Do you have a Stanley Defiance drill? You probably already know the story: The King of England laughed and said that Mr. Stanley would starve and ask to return to England, so Stanley made a line of tools with the Defiance label in defiance of the King! I do have one with all the bits, and they are not the spiral type either, so it must be fairly old.
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    Electrolysis rust removal

    I've used it on several different tools, and it worked great! I also have a sandblast cabinet, and it has done well also.
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    Hot? It was 58 degrees in north eastern Georgia mountains this morning! Heh heh heh!
  10. I quit working for nothing. Now I have all the free time I want. and they can find some other sucker. My machinery, time, and overhead is gonna be on the bill too!
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    Chinese Rant

    I open wood planes on ebay and looks like the first 100 items are chinese made! What in the world is going on? Will china finally take all jobs away from us?! It is obvious that they must be selling the stuff or they would stop running their ads!
  12. oldwoodie

    Ouch, Table Saw Hit

    I guess I have been extremely fortunate since I have been using an old Walker Turner Cabinet saw for almost 30 years without a splitter, and have had no kickbacks.
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    Adirondack Rocker Plan

    I built a few some years ago, but I just looked at some pics, and built them to suit myself.
  14. oldwoodie

    Got a Cart From Grizzly

    Don't know how much you paid for it, but if it was very much, you probably could have built a real cart for less money! Talking about Harbor Fright, it looks like they are following in the footsteps of Sears: They sold Craftsman as their best brand, and then, they started bringing in a cheaper line they named Sears. Course HF is backwards from how Sears did it. They came out with el cheapos, and now they are offering supposedly better quality tools for a lot higher prices. In all of this, where will we ever win?
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    Working Leather?

    I cut some old leather gloves to fit my chisels, but I have never needed to cover my turning gouges.
  16. oldwoodie

    Volunteers Website

    I was thinking that I could have a website that volunteers could find needs and could respond to them. Example: A 92 yr old man's house was damaged by a kitchen fire. I could accept requests for vols. to work on his house. A poor person could ask for vols. to build a wheelchair ramp, etc. Does anybody know of a way to build a website that this at a reasonable price? Any suggestions, any ideas of the cost? Thanks!
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    Volunteers Website

    Thanks, but I am just a Southern Baptist missionary that was assigned the task of helping anyone that has needs. I have retired from the North American Mission Board, but I cannot retire until the devil does! Well, this is what I decided: I will contact the professor that helped me a few years ago. He called Amanda, a student of his, and told her that she had to do a ten week internship as a summer missionary or she was going to fail his class. She ended up working for me that next year by supervising the other ones. I will see if he has someone about to fail because, like Amanda, they have waited until the last minute to do their internship. I am sure that he will find someone for me. I will let you guys know how this works out.
  18. oldwoodie

    Question About Woodsmith 'Tip'

    I pile all the metal I find, put it on a trailer and haul it to a scrap metal yard. I get almost enough to pay my gas. One company is buying all these businesses, and the small businesses are being forced out. A big magnet picks up all the metal it can attract.
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    Volunteers Website

    I have been using a website for almost 30 yrs. to place specific needs on it. I would explain the needs, housing, etc. The interested person/s, church, retired people who want to volunteer, etc. would contact me. This left the website out of the picture other than for me to post my needs/opportunities. So, on my proposed website, people would place their needs and other info. on the website, and people looking for opportunities to help would respond. The website engineers decided that since I was the only one in South Carolina using it, they would delete it from their website. I was very disappointed since I have had as many as 44 mission teams in one year to come to my local area, received a check from Louisiana for $50,000 to replace a roof on a church building, and I had 365 college and high school students one summer and 356 to come the next summer to help me replace roofs, build wheelchair ramps, replace windows, doors, floors, etc. This week I have 30 people from Tennessee rebuilding a fire damaged home of a 92 yr old man's 4 room mill village house. Without that website, I am left without a valuable resource to help the needy. That is the reason I am thinking about setting up one.
  20. oldwoodie

    Volunteers Website

    Er, I forgot: It would be for the North American Continent. That would include Canada.
  21. oldwoodie

    Volunteers Website

    Thanks, but it would be for nationwide needs and volunteers to respond to their needs.
  22. oldwoodie

    Rust On My Table Saw---Again

    Sounds to me like you are not removing all the rust to begin with. Make certain that you sand it really well, wax it real good, and buff it, and do it all immediately.
  23. oldwoodie

    Lathe Switch Failure

    What I drop the most these days are hints!
  24. oldwoodie

    New Sealing Method?

    A fellow cut down a chestnut tree, not knowing it was being watched and cared for by the University of Georgia. I was given some of the wood. By the time I got it, some of it had already developed cracks, so I wanted to seal it. I looked around and found a package of food canning wax, got out my blower heater, and melted it onto the ends. Took about 30 seconds, didn't need to melt a bunch of wax and dip the ends in it, and it seemed to do a good job. I had been putting a pan on a heater, melting it, and dipping it. Thought someone else might like the idea.
  25. oldwoodie

    New Sealing Method?

    Yeah, heat gun does it! It is fast and easier than melting wax and dipping it, cleaning up the mess, etc.

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