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09-12-2011 07:27 AM

Unopened / Unused HF Upper Filter and Lower Bag for the @ HP dust Collector - 1 reply

I vent to the outside after the separator, so these two items are just hanging around. I also have the green metal center section that goes between them if anybody is interested. Make me an offer (cheap) and pay exact shipping. I’ll box them up really good.

09-12-2011 07:04 AM

Found Something New... RIDGID 24 in. Universal Digital Miter Gauge. Anybody own one ? - 1 reply What intrigues me the most is that it includes a magnetic blade attachment for reading blade tilt angle +/- 0.1 percent. RIDGID 24 in. Universal Digital Miter Gauge$89.97 /EA-Each The...

09-10-2011 09:39 PM

Double Gloat... Now I Know How a Vulture Feels... DP and BS Assembled - 19 replies

It appears to be true that Ridgid has killed (discontinuing and not replacing) several of the larger wood-working tools. I already have the table saw and the jointer-planer (and like them both very much). Today I took delivery of both the 14” BS1400 bandsaw and the 15” DP1550 floor model drill press for just over $400 for the pai...

09-10-2011 07:59 AM

I'd appreciate some advice before my first attempt at lathe turning a large table leg. - 13 replies

I’ve searched this site, but there’s not a lot of how-to on lathe set up, actual turning and sharpening of the tools. I’ll get my lathe tools Wednesday, so I’ve been watching tons of Youtube videos on lathe turning. Of course I’ll practice on some junk until I can ramp up the skills I need to go farther, but my ...

09-05-2011 09:51 AM

Ridgid Band Saw BS1400 No Longer Avail. from Home Depot ? Did I get the last one ? - 6 replies

A little heads up for LJ’s looking at this popular band saw: I just noticed that the Ridgid BS1400 is no longer available from Home Depot. I wonder what is going on there ? Possibly a new model coming soon (like the table saws in the past going from cast iron to granite, then back to cast iron with steel wings). Amazon has now bumped t...

07-21-2011 08:11 PM

On Repairing a Broken Plane Tote. Can it be done perfectly/seamlessly ? Tell me how. - 15 replies

I finally have a tote that is broken cleanly in half. I want to repair it so that I can’t tell it was ever broken… and hopefully so well that it will never break again (or not even fool with it at all). Is this too much to ask ? Have any of you repaired a tote that well ? Please share your success and expertise.

07-20-2011 11:57 AM

Razer saw to the rescue to finish weird cut - 2 replies

A customer measured for himself, then ordered carved built-up columns for a fireplace mantel installation. He picked up the assembly, took it home, then realized that his crown trim below the mantel board would cover the carving on the pieces we provided him. He called and asked it we could cut 4” from the bottom (plinth blocking). R...

07-11-2011 09:00 AM

Free 3-in1 Oil offer good until 9/30/2011 - 7 replies

I came across this a week or so ago and am about to use it. It’s good stuff and it’s free. Thought some of you might like some free product. I like the new retro spouted can.

07-11-2011 08:54 AM

Strops. What is best (alone or in comb.): Leather, Canvass, Linen, Silk, or Salvaged Seat Belt ? - 5 replies

If stropping is part of your sharpening regimen, please tell me what you use and how you use it. Thanks.

07-10-2011 10:39 AM

My first Plane Restoration of a crusty Stanley #4 (and my 1st use of Evapo-Rust) - COMPLETED - 42 replies

Here’s my “crusty Stanley #4” that is in the worst shape of all my recently acquired planes. Like the thread regarding jumping in the deep end or the shallow end on projects, I chose the deep end, since this is my first plane restore and I’m going with the worst first. Very rusty. I removed the knob and tot...

07-10-2011 08:56 AM instead of (heads up for those unaware) - 45 replies

Pretty self explanatory, I guess. has lower prices than I didn’t know about it for a very little while, but one day I got and email telling me about it. Cool. Less expensive is always better. I assume anyone can go to it and purchase from it. FWIW

07-05-2011 09:16 AM

Do you airbrush small projects ? Please tell about your airbrushing and equipment. - 6 replies

From Spraytech airless rig to Earlex 5000 to small HVLP touchup guns with compressor, it seems all sizes of rigs have their place. I’m wondering about airbrushing because I don’t know much about it. Do you use it in your finishing arsenal ? Stain ? Paint ? Finish ? Water base and / or oil ? Only for small projects? What eq...

07-03-2011 04:10 AM

The story of my new Ridgid jointer-planer and the LJ Home Depot Free Shipping banner ad - 8 replies

For the last week or so, you may have noticed the Home Depot Free Shipping banner right here on our LJ site. Well I certainly did… over and over again. Let me back up a minute… I had already decided that the Ridgid was the Jointer-Planer for me and already new the price was dropped to $429. I had my 10% off and no interest for 1...

06-26-2011 08:52 PM

Irwin Marples Chisel set Deal... too late for me, but thought I'd share - 0 replies

Had I found this nice little set with case and mallet last week, I would have owned it. I’ve already purchased other and elsewhere. It’s $34.99 (usually $59.99) Maybe someone else is in the market…

06-22-2011 07:48 AM

Plane Finds from the Field (not Ebay) - 78 replies

A friend of mine that haunts garage sales and auctions of all types brought me three planes today. I had mentioned to him a couple of weeks ago to keep his eyes out for old Stanley planes and was surprised he came through already. There will be more of these “finds” in the future I’m certain, so I’ll just post them he...

06-05-2011 12:31 PM

I need to build a router dado jig. I've looked at projects. Any other good designs out there ? - 0 replies

If you’ve got one you really like… or if you have a link to a plan or video, please share. I want to build a router dado jig right the first time. My current favorite is Kent Shepards project Are there any features it does not have ? Maybe even Kent would do it different the next time. ...

06-05-2011 12:23 PM

What should be my very first hand plane ? - 121 replies

What new, inexpensive hand plane should be my first ? Please don’t tell me to get an old Stanley and restore it. Even if I have to sharpen and flatten the new plane to get it to work, that’s fine. Even if I someday give it away because my future experience tells me it is not worthy to be in my collection. I just want to know ...

06-02-2011 07:10 AM

Got a lifetime (mine anyway) supply of 3/8" plywood. What to do with it all ? - 6 replies

A former co-worker and overall great guy admits to being “the white Fred Sanford”. Need anything? He’s either got it, had it or knows where to get it. His house burnt down about 7 years ago and I built his new one. We go way back. So he worked on a military base and saw all the crates of the same exact size being busted ...

06-01-2011 12:07 AM

How and where do real lumberjocks store their sleds ? - 19 replies

So I searched to see if anybody has projects showing how and where they store their sled(s) when not in use on the table saw, router table, etc. Please help me before my OCD makes me build a sled chest of drawers or hang them from the ceiling. There has to be a better way.

05-25-2011 08:02 AM

Wood is wood, right? - 16 replies

I was on the Rockler site and saw that a 1/2×5 x 48 piece of walnut is about $25. That’s $15 per sf. I can get unfinished 3/4” walnut in 5” wide x 48 inch length for half that price. If I have to plane the back side down to 5/8 or 1/2 I am still ahead of the game. I use a lot of pine, birch and oak plywood, pine an...

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