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1015 days ago

woodworker shows - 2 replies

I have been trying to log on to the Woodwoker Shows web site for the last three days and it has been down. I am looking for information on the Dallas Show next week, are they still there? Mods, if this is the wrong place for this please feel free to move it.

1227 days ago

Mounting a Vice - 1 reply

I have a quick question and not sure where to find the answer. I got my wife a Woodworkers Bench vice for her carving. I have never used, and definitely never installed, one of these. The workbench is a workhorse that I built about 35 years ago in my first garage. It is, as most are, I guess, built from a 2×4 stud frame covered with...

1230 days ago

There goes the workbench! - 21 replies

I am not sure if this is good or not. My wife took a spoon carving class at the Homestead Heritage Woodworking School. Well she came home last night with a darn nice spatula, spoon, and Ladle. I was in the middle of cleaning up my shavings from spending the day at the lathe, with no “Honey Dos to do” so she joined me and I lost my work bench...

1234 days ago

I love Crown Tools - 8 replies

About three weeks ago I was roughing out some bowls with my 5/8” Ellsworth gouge, I had a catch and the gouge snapped! It was 7 years old and I was extended from the rest a little long but, it sure surprised me. I was talking to a friend about it and he had never heard of anything like that so I brought it with me when I went to visi...

1239 days ago

Do any of the carvers use a Worksharp? - 2 replies

My wife is starting to do some chip carving. She will go along fine and then stops for a few weeks. I asked her why and she said that she stops until she can buy a new sharp knife hers keep going dull. I checked the drawer in her bench and she has about 10 knives! I think it would be a LOT easier (and cheaper) to teach her to sharpen them but...

1242 days ago

Anyone ever install a wood stove in the shop? - 23 replies

Last night the love of my life came home with a Franklin stove for the workshop. Here in Texas we only have about 6 weeks of winter but she evidently got tired of my bitching about being cold in the shop so she saw this stove and picked it up. My question is this; how hard is running a chimney pipe for a Franklin stove? I have a clear...

1246 days ago

Lee Valley - 8 replies

Good Golly, I just tried to order two small Items from Lee Valley and the shipping wound up being 44% of the price of the items. That is ridiculous I guess I will have to look somewhere else. Does anyone know where I might get a Hex adapter for a yankee Screwdriver?

1289 days ago

Work Sharp 2000 - 3 replies

Not to kick over another hornets nest but I was at my local Westlake Ace Hardware store and saw that they had the Work Sharp 2000 for $59.00 pick it up and walk out the door. I guess I should put pay for it before you walk out the door but…. Not as good a deal as the HD mess but no Muss no fuss, I am also not sure if all stores have the...


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