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    So I took some fine steel wool to the chip...

    So I took some fine steel wool to the chip breaker and I was able to make out a patent date of Dec. 24, 1867. Sure enough there is an ST on the lateral lever but it's kinda pitted and hard to make...
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    Jim, When I get home tonight I will look to...

    Jim,

    When I get home tonight I will look to see what I can find on the lever. It is pretty rusty but there might be something under there
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    Yes. It has the lever. It appears to be the bent...

    Yes. It has the lever. It appears to be the bent style that you mentioned. I am having trouble finding any numbers on it though. Is there a specific place to look? There is nothing obvious on the top...
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    Thanks for the info Jim! According to the stamp...

    Thanks for the info Jim! According to the stamp on the iron, if it's original, based on the chart you sent it looks like my iron could be from 1872-1874. That's cool! I will have to see if I can...
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    Stanley #32 plane

    I was at a local antique store and they had a Stanley#32 plane there for $7 and it looked so cool I couldn't leave it there. The only thing wrong with it is the back handle has a piece missing, other...
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    Is it on Craigslist? I could email you through...

    Is it on Craigslist? I could email you through that.
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    Matt, They are indeed fun to look at. My shop...

    Matt,

    They are indeed fun to look at. My shop also has a bend in the stairs, and makes heavy equipment and interesting workout to get downstairs. Lol.

    I did not realize the old Delta's are...
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    Matt, I appreciate the suggestions, but there...

    Matt, I appreciate the suggestions, but there isn't a snowballs chance down under that the 12" jointer will fit down my stairs and I'm not afraid to drive, but is that delta really worth over $200?...
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    I am in the Northeast Wisconsin area, near Green...

    I am in the Northeast Wisconsin area, near Green Bay.

    I would love to get an 8" jointer but I just don't have the room in my workshop right now.

    And I respect you saying to avoid the fixed...
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    I actually do the cooking at my house, and the...

    I actually do the cooking at my house, and the wife does the dishes. I'm ok with that trade off lol. I guess I am not in a rush, but I didnt know if drying in a heat source would help with warping or...
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    My first jointer. New or used?

    Hello. I am looking to purchase my first jointer, but could use some advice. I have used a jointer in high school and at my uncle's woodshop, but have never owned one. I went to school to fix...
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    The up and down the stairs would not be on a...

    The up and down the stairs would not be on a regular basis but I do have a 90 degree turn in my stairs which can make long, awkward, heavy objects kind of tricky. I guess I should have been more...
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    Mark, I think I would be able to get away with...

    Mark,

    I think I would be able to get away with the Ridgid floor unit with wheels in my shop. Would this be a better choice? I was thinking I could build a stand for a bench top jointer and use my...
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    Delta 37-070

    I have a chance at buying a Delta 37-070 jointer for $100 on Craigslist. I do not have room for a huge jointer in my shop so I am limited to a bench top jointer or at the largest maybe a Ridgid stand...
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    Al, Thanks for the info! I have never dried a...

    Al,

    Thanks for the info! I have never dried a slab in my life, so I have no idea what I am doing. I guess if I was to skip the oven would you suggest drying the logs and then slabbing them? Or do...
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    Drying wood in the oven

    Ok, let me start off by saying this is not a joke.

    I was wondering if anyone has had any success drying slabs in the oven? I had a branch from a big silver maple in my yard come down after a big...
  17. Sanding outside isn't a problem in the summer and...

    Sanding outside isn't a problem in the summer and fall but in WI sanding in a -50 wind chill isn't very fun, hence why I like my heated basement lol
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    1/8" plywood and 5/8" osb shop walls

    Has anyone tried using 5/8" osb on the walls and then put 1/8" sanded plywood over it to make it look nicer? 3/4" sanded plywood is about $30 a sheet in my area and if I combined the osb and thin...
  19. I guess I am more concerned about fine dust than...

    I guess I am more concerned about fine dust than chips. Should I skip a bigger dust collector and build an air filter and sweep up the chips? I'm not afraid to push a broom.

    On the box fan air...
  20. Basement shop air filtration and dust collection

    Hello!

    I did some searching but I'm new here and couldn't find anything recent.

    I have a small basement shop and I have a shop vac with a dust deputy as my current dust collection setup. My...
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