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|01-16-2016 11:20 PM||
New air compressor? - 10 replies
After 37 years, the old Craftsman comp. is startin’ to make funny noises. Rebuild motor/comp., or go with a new unit? It is an oiled pump, Leeson motor (good), tank is sound, dials have been replaced.What say you fellers? Maybe bearings in the motor?I’ve looked until I’m blind at new compressors. They are all (what I’...
|11-17-2015 10:09 PM||
HAH! Gotcha! - 6 replies
For all degrees of use, practically new BAHCO #301 coping saw. Blade was trash (surprise?), but some polish and a new blade, wax the frame and handle, $5.00. Never knew how well a faceted handle felt. Whose to complain? NO! You can’t buy it for $10.00.Gotta have a gloat every once in a while.Nah nah nah nah!Bill
|11-16-2015 03:17 PM||
When cutting resenous wood????? - 7 replies
I sometimes cut and turn heart pine. Old, hard, and full of pitch. This covers blades, guides (bandsaw), and tires with pitch that is a bear to remove. Cleaning the blades on the TS is no prob, but removing the BS blade, cleaning the guide bearings and tires can be a job.I’ve thought about using some sort of pretreatment on the blades. ...
|11-12-2015 03:45 PM||
Props to Black and Decker customer svc. - 1 reply
I’ve had a Stanley 20-331 flush cut pull saw for a LONG time. Blade (replaceable) is pretty much done in. Look on line, find the saw, but no replacement blade. Call Stanley/Black and Decker. Yep! We’ve got the saw, but no blade. You can buy the saw for about $11.00 if you like. The Blade is only $.90, but shipping is gonna eat...
|07-28-2015 02:21 PM||
Stanley #71 router plane parts needed. - 3 replies
Lookin’ for a 1/4” and spear point blade/cutter for my #71. I know that Lee Valley has them, but I’d rather have originals if possible.Bill
|06-24-2015 09:27 PM||
Rusted/stuck screws. - 19 replies
What do you do to free rusted or stuck screws?Just got my 100 year old spoke pointer, and a couple screws are pretty well seized. Been squirting ‘em with WD 40. Just don’t wanna break any castings or twist off the original blade holding screws.Operators are standing by.Bill
|06-15-2015 09:00 PM||
WTB E.C. Stearns spoke pointer - 0 replies
Looking for a Stearns spoke pointer. Does not need to be in excellent condition, just one to be rehabbed. Does need to be complete.Shipping by flat rate to 38826.
|06-14-2015 02:54 PM||
E.C. Stearns hollow tenon auger question - 5 replies
I have just finished the resto on the above mentioned tool that fits a bit brace. Now, I need to figger out how to use the darned thing properly.Any of you Jocks know where I might find a vid on the set up and use?Stearns went out of business in 1907, so this puppy is quite old. It was in relatively good shape for its years.Soda blasted, degre...
|05-25-2015 02:21 PM||
BIG salute to all you fellow vets. - 4 replies
Covers on, attention, salute! Thanks from an old cannon cocker.Bill
|03-12-2015 02:48 PM||
Awesom machines - 5 replies
http://safeshare.tv/w/LEFEsQlbSI Just for all who might think that they need a new helper in the shop. Check these out.Bill
|01-21-2015 05:00 PM||
I'll start a war with this ? - 26 replies
Why do so many use poly when there are so many more traditional and easily worked finishes available?There! What do you think?Bill
|12-14-2014 09:49 PM||
Saw sharpeners in the USA - 1 reply
I have a really good W. Butcher tenon saw that needs to be jointed, filed and set.The saw works well as it is (rip filed), but just needs to be properly tuned and tweaked for optimum performance in the rip mode.Who do you folks use/recommend? I’m not in a big rush, but 10 to 12 weeks from one shop is a bit much.Cost? Time? Best way to p...
|09-08-2014 05:15 PM||
Turning refridgerator magnets? - 5 replies
Anyone know of a vid tutorial on ‘em?My bride wants a bunch for use as Christmas gifts, so I need some help on speeding up the process.Bill
|08-12-2014 07:56 PM||
Cleaning leather table tops..... - 3 replies
I’m sure you’ve all seen them. The leather desk/table top inserts.How would ya clean them to a good condition?Don’t want them to look new, just cleaned from years of gack and grime.Leather balm, shoe polish (neutral). a solvent?Operators are standing by for your response.Bill
|07-12-2014 10:02 PM||
For Cricket. A big question. - 7 replies
I see you posting on another forum. What’s the connection?Certainly not a prob for me, but I was just wondering.If this subject is best left alone, I understand.Bill
|07-09-2014 07:58 PM||
Just a heads up..... - 10 replies
I’ve not necessarily been a big fan of borg tooling, but recently needed to make some fine/clean cross grain cuts.Bought an Irwin #213104 pull saw on a whim. Just used it today for its intended purpose.Worked like a champ. Danged if I won’t use it more often on DTs and mortice/tenon joints.I was impressed. Straight and clean cuts....
|06-18-2014 09:50 PM||
Doweling jig preferences???? - 7 replies
Is there a self-centering doweling jig that will allow centering of materials wider than 3/4” to 1”?I often use table legs that can be a wide as 4” at the top, and find most jigs are kinda wimpy when it comes to workin’ with dowels that might need to be set on these thicknesses.They’ll work well on aprons, but sorta...
|06-18-2014 08:28 PM||
Diablo Sanding Discs offer - 8 replies
Received the sample of 220 grit as requested, tried to respond to evaluation and the site does not work.Oh well…...............Guess that we’ll just wait for a response.Kinda doesn’t make a lot of sense for them to go to the effort without a response site that works.WWW.DIABLOTOOLS.COM/TRIALOFFERIf ya get it to work, please res...
|05-04-2014 06:41 PM||
Varnish curing time? - 2 replies
Completing a project now with multiple coats of wiping varnish.Want to rub out with wax for a satin finish, and was wondering how long should I let the varnish cure before using the 4 ought steel wool and wax to achieve final luster.I do not want any high gloss as this will negate the look that I/we want.Bill
|04-27-2014 07:14 PM||
Doweling jig question. - 10 replies
I’ve tried the Craftsman and the Harbor Freight jig.Lots of slop in the drill guides, and have to refine the joints a bunch.Is there a good, moderately priced jig that is reasonably accurate?Don’t use one that often, but would like to have a degree of accuracy that will diminish the “futzing” of the joints after I’v...