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Statistics: Posted by — Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:46 pm

2017-09-22T13:57:13-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • HP-4]]> The rosewood parts are easy but not sure how to remove the metal parts.

Statistics: Posted by — Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:57 pm

2017-04-04T17:36:46-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: Selling?]]> Statistics: Posted by — Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:36 pm

2017-04-04T16:50:51-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: Selling?]]>
I would say "yes," eBay is going to be your best bet for consistent maximum price. You could also try Craigslist, but that seems like people always want stuff real cheap.

Good luck and good on you for helping the lady out.


Statistics: Posted by rwest — Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:50 pm

2017-04-02T18:32:14-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Selling?]]>
So, my question is, do you think ebay is the best place to sell these? We had a silent auction locally within the guild and raised some money but there just isn't a market here to get fair prices.


Statistics: Posted by — Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:32 pm

2017-02-23T05:43:08-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: CT-5 hand Vise cleanup]]> /Users/billweldon/Desktop/Bridge City/Bridge city.jpg
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Statistics: Posted by — Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:43 am

2016-11-14T16:18:34-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: Repair Question 1102-098B SS-2]]>
Is there a photo you can share with us so that we may assess the tool? If you are unable to post it on the forum, please email it to

Thank you,

Statistics: Posted by Consuelo — Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:18 pm

2016-11-12T10:21:15-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Repair Question 1102-098B SS-2]]>
Before I make it worse, can you give me some guidance?

a. Is the screw held in by Loctite or similar product?
b. Can I get a replacement screw from Bridge City or some guidance on it's specifications?
c. How would you remove the dang thing?


Statistics: Posted by — Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:21 am

2016-09-12T16:01:40-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: CT-5 hand Vise cleanup]]>
My best,

Statistics: Posted by Consuelo — Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:01 pm

2016-09-10T11:03:37-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: CT-5 hand Vise cleanup]]>
Success!!!! While waiting for additional ideas I ran across my stick of Jewelers Rouge from my wood turning days. Using the rouge with the buffing wheel on my dremel, I was able to buff out all of the remaining stains. I then finished it off with 0000 steel wool. It now looks just like the day I received it back in 1997.

Thanks for all your help and suggestions,


Statistics: Posted by — Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:03 am

2016-09-08T13:19:26-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: CT-5 hand Vise cleanup]]>
So I tried alcohol with no luck, tried acetone next with a little success, mineral spirits gave me the best result for removing the remaining foam. I tried wetting the steel wool with the different solvents with not much improvement. Using a fine brass brush with mineral spirits worked best.

I then tried to polish it out first with the 0000 steel wool and then with a buffing wheel on my hand held dremmel after putting on a light coat of carnauba wax.

What I now have, is the jaws are discolored from where it was in contact with the foam that had broken down. I have not had any success trying to polish these stains out. Is there a way I can get a photo back to you? Also any other ideas that John or others there may have?

We are closer to the end goal.



Statistics: Posted by — Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:19 pm

2016-09-08T08:41:45-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: CT-5 hand Vise cleanup]]>
Thanks for calling yesterday about it as well. I checked in with John and he mentioned that he hasn't seen this particular case before so he doesn't have a first-hand experience. However, he suggested to experiment with some solvents. He would start with alcohol. Then turpentine, lacquer thinner, paint thinner, acetone, toluene until something removes the foam.

Hope that helps!


Statistics: Posted by Consuelo — Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:41 am

2016-08-26T18:36:19-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • CT-5 hand Vise cleanup]]>
I have been able to buff out the brass using 0000 steel wool and I have been able to remove some of the corrosion on the jaws but not all of it. It is especially bad were the foam was stuck to it.

Looking for some advice on how to get this tool back to its original luster.


Statistics: Posted by — Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:36 pm

2016-03-24T17:45:42-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • Re: HP-9 plane issues]]>
I just went to the shop and checked my CT-9 and it too had a bit of swivel to it. I know from a previous post or conversation with John, that it takes very little pressure on a bevel up blade to keep it working, which is much different than a bevel down plane.

I left the blade clamp engaged and then just turned the pressure screw until it snugged up- about half a turn and then made sure it didn't take too much pressure to operate the blade clamp. This kept the blade from moving in use; I could still adjust the side to side with my fingers, but in use it didn't pivot.


Statistics: Posted by rwest — Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:45 pm

2016-03-23T19:02:08-07:00 <![CDATA[General Questions • HP-9 plane issues]]>
I also have the SE block plane, and considering that these two planes use the same iron retention mechanism, I am concerned that the issues with the HP-9 will also appear once I start using the SE plane. The iron on the HP-9 is ground square on both edges, but this is not the case with the SE blade. Not a big deal if this unwanted pivoting is also a problem.


Statistics: Posted by — Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:02 pm