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Random shop notes #5: Shopping, vising.

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Blog entry by AnnaEA posted 08-07-2010 03:38 AM 1023 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got out on the town today, and picked up some small tools I need. Chisels, files, a 2 ft. level, a bevel. And I finally got around to taking the old blade off the circular saw my FIL gave me. I clamped the blade into the machinists vice I’ve got, gave the bolt a jolt of wd-40, and then went at it with a wrench. I’ll get some new blades later this month.

I also found a nice local sawmill that will do small lot surfacing and carries local hardwoods; they’ll also do milling from my raw logs if I bring them. The in-laws have an old black walnut tree they’ve been talking about taking down for years now— I’ll let them know that when they do I want it! The guy at the mill said that there might be waste if it’s got nails in it, though.

-- Work hard, play hard, drink good beer.



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#1 posted 08-18-2010 06:35 PM

What’s the saw mill if you don’t mind me asking. Always looking for a good source.

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#2 posted 08-18-2010 06:44 PM

Mohlers True Value Lumber Co.. It’s on Portage, near the intersection of Portage and Whipple.

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 06:51 PM

I know exactly where that is. Have not thought about stopping in there for some reason.

Don’t know if you saw this http://www.cantonrep.com/news/x297210662/Picking-tools-made-easier-Hartville-store-opens I’ve not had a chance to get up there yet, to see if the selection is any good.

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#4 posted 08-18-2010 07:05 PM

Mohlers doesn’t look like much from the street – took me years to take the time to check it out too. I haven’t seen about the Hartville tool thing – I’ll have to look into that.

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