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363 days ago

Looking at a second saw - 11 replies

Hey all!My boss has an old Craftsman 315.228310 13a capacitor motor with stamped steel wings and an Align-a-Rip fence. The cast iron top has some surface rust, but a bit of elbow grease and steel wool will take care of that. I pretty much know the history of this saw. My boss bought it new when he was building a bar. He used it to cut plywood...

366 days ago

Maybe a new Niche Market here in the US? - 13 replies

My cousin sent me this picture of a bar stool built for Scotsmen with kilts.

371 days ago

I guess I just don't talk right - 25 replies

We went to the flea market today and I wandered looking for tools to rehab or use or just look at. One place had a genuine HF small spot paint gun that he wanted $40 for. I figured I’d let him know you can buy them new for $16 and he said some words about my parentage that I can’t repeat here, no matter how much I may agree with h...

372 days ago

Need an Idea of What to Pay for Logs - 16 replies

I am working right now with a chainsaw mill and can handle up to 30” logs. Down the road, I am haggling for an older Band Mill, Woodmizer, not sure what model, but it has a 16HP Wisconsin motor, trailer mount and loading deck.I’ll probably need to refurb the whole thing, but it’s a start. My question is, how do I figure out ...

409 days ago

Reliving my youth - 7 replies

The other day I was cruising CL near us and happened upon an ad for an old McCulloch chainsaw. This is a Pro Mac 610, pretty much the original saw I started out with back in the 70’s. From the pictures it didn’t look too bad and from talking to the fella via e-mail it sounded like it was a runner, although had been sitting sinc...

426 days ago

HF Coupon Good until 2-24-13 20% off Total purchase of $100 or more - 8 replies

I hope this comes through right. It’s a coupon that is as the title says. If it doesn’t work I saved it as a screen shot and can send it. Coupon

428 days ago

1820's- 1830's Campaign Chests Pic's sought - 19 replies

An open request for anyone who can supply pictures of early 19th century military campaign chests. Preferably from the slight dispute time when the Alamo was inundated by intruders, and to specify even further, would like to have pictures of the Mexican officers campaign chests, circa 1820-1845.Texian chests would be really nice, along with Tenn...

430 days ago

Need some Spoon Help - 6 replies

My brother asked me to make a mash paddle for his small beer brewing operation.He kind of wants it, from what I can tell, to be shaped like an angled frying pan spatula only longer and wider with a hollow in it so he will be able to taste the stuff as he’s stirring.He says no holes are needed in it for his small system, (I think he uses a ...

438 days ago

More Craigslist Funnies - 3 replies

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438 days ago

How Do YOU pay it forward? - 18 replies

I know we all have someone to be thankful to for whatever wood working skills we have.We also have the Great One upstairs (Whatever you choose to your higher power), to thank for the hands, mind, personality and love of creating something from little scraps of wood. For years I’ve tried to make stuff that would make people smile or just...

441 days ago

Junked Up Workshops of your Nighmares! - 46 replies

Another fella and I were aguing the finer points of our messy shops earlier and I mentioned we needed a thread for people to show off what they have. So here it is. Post your messy, junked up, ill set up, poorly conceived workspace. You won’t get a prize for this, but once you get it all figured out and set up to your liking your ...

442 days ago

A Tree full of Burls - 5 replies

I went with the wife to get some stuff in town today and as I waited in the car for her I saw this tree out in someones backyard.I believe it and all it’s neighbors ae dead Liveoak trees. This particular tree has at least 15 – 20 burls that I could count, but I couldn’t see down behind the fence to see if there were more.Unf...

443 days ago

My minor Gloat for the day. - 10 replies

I went in to the local True Value today to pick up a lavatory faucet for our bathroom because the old one is FUBAR. I didn’t find a faucet for less than $75 and I figure the whole house isn’t worth that much so maybe I’ll just bring some water lines up and attach a couple of outdoor spigots…. That should please the wi...

444 days ago

Woo-Hoo! My New Toy! - 15 replies

I just got my new branding iron from Brand New Industries! It isn’t fancy, but it’s all mine. No power tool for me either, this is flame powered, LOL.

444 days ago

Met a Great New Friend today! - 9 replies

Today a fellow that posted a few days ago about some stuff he was giving away came up here over a hundred miles! He brought me some panel clamps, a Clamp rack that would be a credit to any wood shop… and makes my shop look like the wrong side of the tracks. Plus he brought me a couple of biscuit joiners that I have been looking at, but ...

457 days ago

Sending larger Small Items through the Mail - 7 replies

I’m not sure if it’s helpful to anyone else, but this is what I came up with. Today I shipped out a box of ends and pieces of cutoffs to a fellow LJ. The weight was around 30 lbs and if I had shipped it like I normally do in a heavy duty box the cost would have been @$50 shipping. Instead, lately I’ve been using flat r...

459 days ago

Wynn Filters - 22 replies

OK, as an ex trucking company owner I have to ask, How long does the Wynn dust collection filter last before replacement. $120 for a filter is a significant chunk of change for most hobbyists, if, like my trucks it needed to be changed every 3-6 months, the cost would be more than the benefit. I can buy surplus truck air filters at .5 micr...

475 days ago

Size of Cutting boards That are Most Popular - 13 replies

I was just wondering what all you that sell cutting boards find to be the best sellers in size, shape and thickness. I’ve sold quite a few 1 1/2 – 2” boards of end grain. mostly the ones that sell for me are 14X16” some 16X18” and a few over that size. Thinner boards seem to sell best as squares, 12X12, 14X14,...

490 days ago

Hard Time Spending Money at Harbor Freight. - 17 replies

(Preface: Poopie, don’t read this, you’ll shoot your eye out)! I got a $100 Harbor freight gift card for Christmas and there was a 20% off coupon for the entire purchase if it was over $110 in my email. Trouble is, today was the last day for the coupon so we decided to head on to town.I was also armed with another $100 I’ve ...

501 days ago

A little help with a Mallet Needed - 4 replies

I am building some mallets and I was going to put rawhide faces on them. Normally, I just buy some rawhide sheets (usually the ones in the packs for dogs at the grocery store). Soak them in water for a couple hours and then stretch them over the mallet head and use brass tacks to attach them.After setting out in the sun for a day or so, the r...

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