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|1178 days ago||
Quick Plane Question - 22 replies
I’m making a case for my collection of old Stanley planes, including two sizes I have not yet acquired. Can one of you guys or gals give me the sole width on a #2 and a #6 so I can get my case laid out correctly? Thanks!
|1183 days ago||
I’m currently rehabbing a Stanley #3, and I noticed the lateral adjustment lever is extremely tight. It works, but moving it from side to side is a real effort. Do any of you hand plane experts know a trick to loosen it up a little, without making it too loose? By the way, in case anyone noticed my absence last week, I was on a combinat...
|1210 days ago||
Stanley #7 Bargain (IMO) - 21 replies
I ran across this #7 Type 13 (1925-28) on eBay, and the bid was only $29. It looked pretty bad, but the price was right. So with a couple of days left in the auction, I just entered a maximum bid of $35 and forgot about it. Whaddya know? A couple days later I get an email that it’s mine for 35 bucks! It arrived pretty rough looking, as ...
|1228 days ago||
PC Router Deal Alert - 4 replies
I received an email this morning from Woodworkers Supply advertising a PC 690 router and a 7310 laminate trimmer at $169 for both. That seems like an excellent deal if you are in the market for these tools. If I didn’t already own a spare 690 as well as a trim router, I’d be all over this.
|1242 days ago||
Leg Taper Question - 29 replies
Okay ladies and gentlemen, I’m taking a survey…. I’m currently working on a chess table, and the legs will be tapered on two sides (adjacent faces). The last time I did this, I put the tapered sides on the inside, leaving the outer faces perpendicular to the table top. But now I’m wondering if it would be better the ot...
|1265 days ago||
Question for Work Sharp 3000 Owners. - 40 replies
My $69 Work Sharp 3000 (the subject of much recent discussion around here) was delivered Tuesday, and last night I had a chance to set it up and try it out. I pulled out an old, dull chisel that I only use for rough work, and put the WS3000 to the test. Overall, I was extremely impressed with the speed and edge quality. I had a mirror-finish raz...
|1267 days ago||
Question for Plane Buffs - 18 replies
Here is a little mystery for you plane lovers. Two or three years ago I picked up this inexpensive Stanley plane at Lowes, telling myself I really needed to learn how to use one of these things. I bought a book on planes and techniques that came highly recommended, and that’s about as far as I got. Last night I had the strange idea to t...
|1269 days ago||
It's Good to Have Friends (Wood Gloat) - 39 replies
A friend of mine named Gary E. is a fellow woodworker, and a lurker here at Lumberjocks. He does great work, so I don’t know why I can’t convince him to sign up and join us on a regular basis. Anyway, he was lucky enough to come into possession of a large quantity of padauk that had been stashed away in a contractor’s garage...
|1290 days ago||
Stack Dado Deal Alert - 11 replies
I’m sure most of you get emails from Rockler, but in case you missed it…. I see they have the Oshlun 6 inch dado set on sale for $49.99. I bought one of these a while back and have been extremely pleased with it. It has received good reviews from others as well, and is a good bargain at this price.
|1318 days ago||
Wood Gloat and ID Question - 19 replies
We are getting ready to do a complete renovation of our long-vacant old library building at the university where I work. The building is about 60 years old, and there was quite a bit of wood shelving that was going to be carted off to the dump. I picked up on about 16 pieces of what I thought looked like maple, and about 20 pieces of red oak. Th...
|1344 days ago||
Heck of a Retirement Home - 66 replies
In case anyone noticed mt absence the last few days, my wife and I were visiting her aunt and uncle in California. They live in a huge retirement community a few miles from Laguna Beach. The property is ridiculously beautiful, with mountain views and a creek running through it. I’ve often thought about what a great place it would be to ...
|1366 days ago||
Craig's List Find on Delta Table Saw - 5 replies
If anyone in the southern Mississippi or Louisiana area is looking for a table saw and has three-phase power available, this seems like a great deal. http://neworleans.craigslist.org/tls/2022679980.html
|1373 days ago||
My Christmas Wish List - New Nail Gun - 14 replies
I’ve just run across what is now number one on my Christmas wish list. I’m told it will shoot a 16D nail through a 2×4 at 200 yards. Unfortunately, the gun control folks got a hold of it and made them remove the full auto mode.
|1375 days ago||
Kudos to Rockler Customer Service - 11 replies
I just thought I should give a big thumbs up to Rockler’s customer service department on this one. Last November I purchased an Excelsior mini-lathe when they were running a special. I’ve been very satisfied with it, especially considering the low price, but a week or so ago it started making a noise like the bearings in the heads...
|1383 days ago||
Cheap Scroll Saw Question - 21 replies
Let me start off by emphasizing that I do NOT intend to get into serious scroll saw work. However, there have been quite a few times when I thought a scroll saw would come in handy for things like cutting out small feet for boxes, etc. With that type of use in mind, does anyone have any thoughts on this cheap recon Skil? I’d be interes...
|1397 days ago||
Another Word on Criticism - 75 replies
When I was in kindergarten, the old nun who was the school principal came walking through the classroom one morning, checking out the pictures everyone was busy coloring with their crayons. I heard heard her issuing the usual compliments to other kids about how pretty their drawings were. I happened to be the youngest child in class, and somewh...
|1397 days ago||
10,000th Post - 80 replies
Well, my 10,000th post comes about 6 weeks before my 4th birthday here at Lumberjocks. I never really thought about those kinds of milestones when I stumbled in here for the first time. I was just a beginner looking to learn. What I found was a great bunch of woodworkers who also happened to be a fantastic group of people. I’m no master...
|1410 days ago||
Woodcraft Clearance Sale - 12 replies
If you have not already received the email flyer, you might want to check out Woodcraft's clearance sale. A lot of items are priced more than 50% off the clearance price. I just picked up, among other things, a 15’ strap clamp for $1.75! And to top it off…... free shipping!
|1429 days ago||
Something Odd About Project Comments - 24 replies
Has anyone noticed something odd going on with their project comments? Yesterday, my watchlist showed that I had a new comment from tdv posted on my latest project, but when I went to the project that comment wasn’t there. This morning, something like 12 hours later, the comment is finally there. I might chalk this up to a freak occu...
|1473 days ago||
Shop Vac Deal - 19 replies
I made a couple of little shop improvements today. In case you have not seen it, I was in Lowe’s yesterday and stumbled upon a little Shop Vac they were selling for $19.99. On one hand, I figured you can’t get much for $20. On the other hand, what have you got to lose at that price? My immediate thought was to hang this up next to...