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3 days ago

Some Old Iron Delta/Milwaukee tools--Your expertise Needed - 8 replies

I have a friend who inherited some old Delta/Milwaukee tools from his father: table saw, bandsaw, scroll (saber?) saw, drill press, and grinder. My sense is that the table saw isn’t worth much—no table extensions, no fence—just a blade sticking up in a thick cast iron top. I may take the floor drill press—seems very ...

6 days ago

Sled to crosscut live edge slab - 29 replies

I’m working on a live edge coffee table with a waterfall leg. That means I need to crosscut the slab with a very clean cut, and then I will need those adjoining edges to be at 45° so I can make the 90° for the leg. My first thought was a simple crosscut sled with t-track parallel to the blade about 12 inches on each side I could use 4 ...

11 days ago

Spelling and woodworking - 2 replies

I frequently snort to myself when I read Craigslist posts or posts on woodworking forums that contain references to thickness planners or refer to hand planning. Then today my wife asked why I described using a plane as planning in a blog post. Must have been auto-correct, and that may be a big reason other folks make the same mistake. I...

19 days ago

Thickness of live edge lumber for a coffee table project? - 10 replies

I’m finally getting around to building the coffee table that I asked design help for some months ago. I’ve identified three places within 50 miles that have some live edge slabs available (the place I’ve purchased before is plumb out). The closest is a guy who has 7 or 8 cherry slabs 5-6’ long, 2’ wide, and the ...

51 days ago

In case you want to combine dust collection and squirrel hunting - 8 replies

Dust Deputy has got you covered. Clearly I don’t understand marketing.

51 days ago

Walnut and Cherry for sale near Louisville, KY--Henry County - 0 replies

Just spoke to this guy. Lumber is in Henry County KY. Way more than I can deal with. 4000bf of walnut, 1000bf of Cherry. Might be worthy your while. I’m guessing around $1.50 bf.

92 days ago

another lumber deal--Louisville/southern Indiana - 0 replies

Don’t know anything about the quality or details on the oak, but the price is right.

92 days ago

If you're looking for QS Oak and you're near Central Kentucky - 4 replies

Several hundred bf here. I have no idea the quality of the wood or milling.

140 days ago

You fans of Spiral or helical head planers, school me - 30 replies

I have a Ridgid R4330 lunchbox planer. Once I got it adjusted correctly, it has served me well. I have only one complaint: I get some tearout on some woods—African mahogany and figured woods in particular With the curly maple I’ve been using lately, I can almost eliminate tearout by wetting the wood and planing it skewed. But ...

140 days ago

Stanley Sweetheart Chisels on Sale - 5 replies

I don’t have these, but just saw the email from Woodpeckers. A lot of Woodpeckers sales are pretty small %, but they dropped the price on the set from $149-$99. Just an FYI:

140 days ago

Advice on Repairing a Bowl - 6 replies

My friend picked up this bowl in southeast Asia (Korea or Taiwan—not sure which). It just split in the past few days, we think without it being dropped. See pics below. The split goes about 45% across the bowl. I have no idea what the wood is or what condition it was in before it was shaped (dried, green, etc.). I could put some glu...

142 days ago

Is the LJ server feeling a little arthritic tonight? - 50 replies

This is only happening on LJ, not on other sites I’ve been on. Everything is taking a long time—pages to load, scrolling up or down—even letters to show up after typing them. Everything eventually loads. No emergency . . . just odd.

143 days ago

carbide tooth chipping on my Freud LM75R--do I need to do anything? - 35 replies

I use my LM75R blade a fair amount. Today I was cleaning the teeth and I noticed one of the carbide teeth looked odd. Upon closer examination I realized that there is is a problem with the carbide on one of the teeth. What should I do? Anything?

143 days ago

Some Help with an Old Front Door Lock - 11 replies

The lock on our front door cut stuck yesterday leading to a long, pain in the rear experience (all of us now have keys to all our doors!). But it looks like we need to replace this look, the original one, as far as I can tell, on our 1927 house. I’ve attached three pictures. I’d prefer not to replace the door, and the kind of mode...

147 days ago

Design of Lumber Rack - 5 replies

I’m going to finally put in a lumber rack in my yet to be built shed and perhaps in the garage/workshop as well. I found Christopher Schwarz $30 lumber rack design in popular woodworking and it seems just what I’m looking for. More or less 2×4’s with holes drilled in at 5 degree angle and using 12” pieces of galvan...

153 days ago

Joining waterfall edge on live edge table - 22 replies

I’m making a live edge coffee table for a friend’s daughter for her wedding (her choice). I need to take another look at the piece at the sawmill this week, but I’d like to make one end this waterfall style (I don’t know if I coined that or not). How would you join it? I’m thinking that I cut the two edges at 4...

154 days ago

Older Delta/Rockwell Jointer Experts - 20 replies

I’m assuming this is a 110 or 110/220 unit. Any idea of the 110 amperage? It’s up for auction locally. I’m hoping to re-wire for 220 at some point, but not there yet. I’m assuming an older jointer like this is rock solid/no surprises. If you have any insight, chime in.

155 days ago

Good Deal on Bosch 12v Combo - 1 reply

I love my Bosch 12v drill/driver combo, and CPO has them on sale right now for $99. Thought I’d pass it along.

158 days ago

Groz Smoothing Plane - 1 reply

I don’t have any need for my Groz smoothing plane any more. Perfectly acceptable as a utility plane—I could never get it to work well as a fine furniture smoothing plane. I have it posted locally on CL for $10. If it is worth it to you, you can have it for shipping cost.

162 days ago

Designing an adjustable height tilt Arts and Crafts Desk - 2 replies

I officially have a slipped vertebrae, and I’m trying to avoid the 70% chance of surgery. I’ve ordered the world’s greatest office chair, and now I am thinking about the desk I’ll work on. I’m thinking of one with the capabilities of a drafting desk: adjustable height and tilt. But I don’t want it to look ...

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