A friend told me that his son had been collecting Northfield machinery for his big shop and that he had found an8” jointer in Washington that he did not need, since he had a 12” Heavy Duty jointer, but that if his father was interested...
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Location: Missoula, Mt. 59808
Retired with a small workshop in my half of the garage with a
small dust collector that exhausts to the outside. Table saw,
one small bandsaw, one that can resaw 12" wood, a lathe,a
drill press, planer, jointer and assorted small tools. Have been
making sawdust for 61 years and counting. Pine beetle has
given me a lot of trees I can use, that is the main reason for
the big bandsaw/small sawmill, the beetles give the pine a
blueish tint. If you get the trees the first year before they
weaken and make cants to dry them out them the wood
does not lose too much strength and is good for projects.
I still prefer hardwood for the fancy stuff.
-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter
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I retired from Fasteners, Inc. 7 years ago every year since then I have gotten a phone call, or a requestwhen I went in to pick up some parts or tools asking me to come back to work for a week or two becausethey had scheduled too many vacations at...
This is a friendship gloat. A friend of quite a few years had to move to a smaller place and was downsizingbecause he did not have room and did not want to store items. Most of his tools were from his fatherwere duplicates of what I had, but...
The lathe was powered by an old 1 HP Craftsman motor run through a jackshaft and a 4 step pulley, thespeed was somewhat variable. I had read about people adapting treadmill motors to lathes and decidedto attempt it. The first free treadmill was ...
While at a contractor’s lot clearance sale-yes contractors, like woodworkers occasionally get to much stuffand need to clean house, I noticed some free tools in a bin, asking I was told they quit working and wouldcost too much to repair. I ...