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15 days ago

Wood ID: HELP, I'm clueless.... - 22 replies

.... about what species this is. Well, I’m also clueless about a ton of other stuff, but that’s a whole ‘nuther story. We had a strong thunderstorm pass through here last week. Some 20,000 people lost power and on one of our customer’s properties, a limb was separated from it’s tree and mysteriously wound up in my b...

33 days ago

LJs Not Responding: Tablet Running Windows RT??? - 21 replies

I’ve had minor issues, since getting my tablet, with LJs not responding, when I hit “refresh”....Today it is nearly impossible to post!!! I have a Windows Surface RT: I keep getting “not responding” messages…. I also get “long running script” messages…. Do other people running Win...

64 days ago

I know it is Cedar.... Please Tell Me MORE.... - 31 replies

A friend, “The Chef”, cut down a cedar about a year ago. (pictures at the end of post) I would like to mill & make some turning blanks from the remains…. IF that is possible and advisable. As far as I know, cedar is a soft wood, but that’s about the extent of my knowledge. FYI: I’m located in Vermont. As the ...

127 days ago

Someone's (potential) CL Woodie Haul.... - 11 replies

PSAJust saw this add on Craigslist….http://burlington.craigslist.org/tls/4346237320.html I may have the itch, but I don’t have the scratch!!!

184 days ago

Sharpest Tool in the Shed? Yes or No??? - 18 replies

I could use the help of seasoned veterans….Or anyone smarter than I!!! Here is my recently completed sharpening station: I need to know if I actually got my tools sharp enough….Here are pictures of chips from my test turning.Pictures are from my phone, so not the best.Hard maple & some oak…. Chips from spindle goug...

220 days ago

Seeking Suggestions: Fast & Easy finish for Real Wood??? - 39 replies

My proclivity towards procrastination has me looking for a quick and easy finish, for several last minute Christmas gifts. As a newbie, most of my projects/finishes have been for shop fixtures, where I used BLO and Johnson’s paste wax. I don’t believe time will allow for an oil & wax finish, as none of the projects are even comp...

243 days ago

Clock Parts Suppliers??? - 20 replies

I’m looking at making several simple clocks, for Christmas presents. What suppliers do you use, or can you recommend?Links would be helpful and greatly appreciated! Thank you, in advance for your input and help!!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

352 days ago

A Stanley #78 & a #64:Do I Gloat or Did I Over Spend? - 27 replies

While running errands today, I stopped into the local Non-Profit….found these strays looking for a home: They are not “vintage”, “collectable” or “valuable” (at least I don’t believe so) and thankfully, they weren’t abused.Being the tool-manitarian that I am….I took them in, an attem...

410 days ago

Help Please: "Woodturning 101" Video Links needed!!! - 15 replies

Let me start by saying thank you, in advance for the links/help. I have never used a lathe before and recently set up my latest machine acquisition. It is a used JET 1442 VSK, that I got off of Craigslist for $375.00. I have built a “ballast box/shelf” (for obvious reasons), but still need to reinstall the power on/off switch. I ...

485 days ago

Stumpy Saloon: Renovations Completed!!! - 34 replies

It appears that Eddie broke the internet!!! Since the “Stumpy Saloon is under reconstruction…..Who has a cardboard box we can meet in??? EDIT3/30/13 10:35pm:The renovations have been completed & we can now post on The Stumpy Blue Collar WW Thread

509 days ago

Input Needed!!! HF 2HP DC Vs. Shop Vac??? - 18 replies

I’m in the process of designing/drawing up the plans for the 4” metal ducting layout of my 13’ X 20’ basement shop. Your input would be greatly appreciated!!! Just the facts, Ma’am:I have,HF 2HP DCWynn Enviromental 35A274NANO Canister filterThein Top Hat pre-seperatorLong Ranger RemoteI’m going to “Ho...

531 days ago

HELP! Used JWL-1442VSK Pre-Purchase Checklist??? Update: Pictures! - 19 replies

There is a Jet JWL-1442VSK lathe on CraigsList for $400.00. Here is the link, but it only has a “stock” image of the lathe, so condition is not apparent. I could use some help, as I have never touched a lathe, let alone turned anything. So I have several neophyte questions: What would be a reasonable price range for this lathe; fa...

549 days ago

Quick Release C-Clamp Curiousity??? - 22 replies

I was at the local Not-For-Profit ReStore today, they sell reclaimed/repurpossed building materials. On occassion, tools, machines and other unique items are available. I’ve had extremely good luck finding great deals. Today, I wasn’t looking for anything specific, just my usually drive by, to see what deals may await. Mixed in wi...

552 days ago

Motor Frame Comparison Gadget!!! - 5 replies

I’ve been looking for a replacement motor for my C’man 113.298030 TS. With that, I’ve been scouring the web looking for motors. Not sure how many people are aware, all motors have a “frame” # or designation. This frame # has to do with the dimensions of critical components of the motor, ie; length, width, height,...

556 days ago

A 113 TS & Magic Smoke, a Taxing Decision!?!? - 19 replies

I have a Craftsman 113.298030 1HP TS that I got off CraigsList a year ago. Yesterday it gave up the Magic Smoke!!! It now needs a new motor. Just the facts Ma’am!:I paid $125.00 for the saw.It came with: Vega 26” Utility fence ($329.99 new) Ridgid Herc-U-Lift mobile base ($133.54 new) I Added (spent):Blade Gaurd Assm: $53...

593 days ago

PSA: Handplane CraigList post, ya might want to see?!? - 4 replies

Here is a CL post, I thought the traditionalists and handtool folks may be interested in. You be the judge.

607 days ago

110V or 220V, That is the Question! - 57 replies

I just purchased a new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity. It comes pre-wired for 110V operation. I have 220V available in my shop and was wondering if rewiring it to 220V would provide any added benefits. What would the advantages of one setup be over the other? What are the pros & cons of the two different w...

619 days ago

BS Newbie with "Stupid ???" re: Rikon 10-325 Purchase - 82 replies

After having searched CL for a “deal” on a bandsaw for a while now, I have decided that I really want a warranty if I’m shelling out nearly $1000.00!!! Since I am new to WW and BSs and my actual BS use is TBD, I’m thinking I NEED a saw that will give me resaw & curve cutting capabilities, for what I hope is many ye...

628 days ago

CL Powermatic 81 BS: Please tell me what you know!!! - 24 replies

I have a line on a Powermatic 81 – 20” Bandsaw with 12” resaw capacity and “Made in the USA”. I do not know the date of manufacter, but it was a lighter green. The seller said he repainted it a darker green and replaced the bearings and tires during a rehab. I know nothing else about this saw and could use the colle...

640 days ago

CL JET JBS-14MW BS??? - 13 replies

Assistance with accessing the value of this saw, is requested!!! Question for the LJ braintrust; What are the potential pitfalls to THIS machine??? I know what to look at when accessing a used bandsaw, however, I have no experience with THIS saw. So your valued opinions would be helpful. Will this saw handle moderate resawing? Are there inherent...

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