@Dionysios – Yes, I’ve seen that the ‘undersea’ planes (those that can be identified at least) cost about $10 less than the shiney ones, but the bidding seems to frequently get up to ~$75-175 depending on the vintage, +$15 shipping and often with no refund available. I keep hearing they should go for under $20 but often the starting bid is…[Read more]
For dealing with humidity, Larry has a good point on the fridge bulb. Some of the guys here use car breaklights on a 12v battery. it must be a bulb that gets hot with a filament or it won’t work. Ive seen some machinists precision tools kept submerged in oil too.
I have a carpenter’s chest with a disposable moisture absorber inside which seems…[Read more]
@dionysios, you must live in Florida!
I like your dutch tool chest. That may be a long term project for me. Not quite as convenient as I’d like, as it would take up a lot of footprint no matter if on the bench or floor, but it does look to give a lot of storage.
What is a “VCI pot”? In context, it looks to be some sort of humidity control,…[Read more]
Good to hear that worked out. I’ll have a look at mine soonish to see if I can fix it into a workable saw.
Today I spent fixing the knowles an boy does a good tenon saw make a difference! Wrt seating, at heel end there’s a pin in the spine that prevents the blade to seat deeper. That makes sence as you’d be bumping into the handle…[Read more]
Thanks for your help, that answers my question. I’m familiar with PSs straightening technique, but didn’t realise the plate wouldn’t bottom into the back.