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|44 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...
|80 days ago||
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...
|103 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!!!
|212 days ago||
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...
|270 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 ...
|345 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
|369 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...
|392 days ago||
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...
|409 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...
|412 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,...
|416 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...
|454 days ago||
Here is a CL post, I thought the traditionalists and handtool folks may be interested in. You be the judge.
|467 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...
|479 days ago||
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...
|488 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...
|500 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...
|509 days ago||
CL 16" Grizzly BS: Deal or No Deal??? - 12 replies
There is a 16” Grizzly Bandsaw, that I have an opportunity to purchase for $200.00. I could use the help of the “collective” in determining if this is a good saw and worth purchasing. I was looking at a new 14” Grizzly Deluxe G0555LX ($445.00) or possibly the 14” Grizzly Extreme G0555X ($795.00), so would this be a ...
|520 days ago||
Used DeWalt 735 pre-purchase ??? - 22 replies
I have an opportubity to purchase a used DW735, thickness planer. It comes with in/outfeed table. The current owner says it needs new blades. I have come here to ask 735 owners/experts for there input. What do I need to check/inspect on THIS planer, prior to handing over my money and taking ownership? CL ad I want to thank everyone in a...
|575 days ago||
Bandsaw: Deal or NO Deal??? - 28 replies
I have a lead on an older Delta Bandsaw, on CL. I could use some sage advise, regarding the potential pitfalls of this machine. I realize that a picture only goes so far, but I will be viewing the machine soon. I’m waiting on model # and additional information from the owner. I’m looking for any input, the great folks here could prov...
|605 days ago||
I have a Craftsman TS, model # 113.298030, that needs new motor & arbor pulleys. The manual shows the same pulley (5/8” bore X 2-1/2” OD) is used on both the motor & arbor. Jerry Cole at In-Line Industries said in an email; ”I’d order a “2358” pulley (2 1/4” OD) for the arbor, and a “2558...