Category Archives: Tools
General 100 16” Disc and 6” x 60” Belt Sander
I picked up a used General 100 16″ Disc and 6″ x 60″ Belt Sander made in 1979. 600Lb, in great shape, very good price. Assuming I can find a place for it, it would look fantastic with the rest … Continue reading
Nice Antique Store Find
I stopped at a small town antique store on my travels during vacation this week to see if they had anything interesting in the way of old tools. I saw a Stanley “Bailey” #3 smoothing plane. It was in mint … Continue reading
Festool OF 1400 Router Circle Jig
Festool OF 1400 Router Circle Jig using Guide Stop modification
Weird planer shavings
Is a 15″ planer supposed to produce tight little tube shavings?
I wanted to take a better picture of my lathe. General 260, with fill block and 4″ risers. It also has a 60″ extension.
I finished two shop mallets for chisels, joinery and for using workbench holdfasts, one large and one smaller. Material used was maple with walnut accents. The mortise in the head is angled to match the tapered handle so it can … Continue reading
Today I turned this wooden mallet for chisels and carving made of a solid maple blank.
I got a new tablesaw this week. I got it not only for the price but because it has a newer riving knife which my saw didn’t have so it’ll help against kickback issues. I have a few scars from … Continue reading
Infill Plane Testing
I was given the chance to test out an infill plane made by Wayne Jepson, Caledon, On. This is a really beautiful plane. Some of the shavings in the picture are on the heavy side for a smoother but I … Continue reading
My new lathe is home
I swapped out a couple tools I wasn’t using and picked up this new (to me) lathe from a local seller. It’s a General 260-1 10 speed reeves drive woodturning lathe. It’s much better than my old one as it … Continue reading