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537 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 ...

550 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...

552 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...

568 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,...

583 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 ...

594 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...

602 days ago

Help! I need some Walnut! - 12 replies

Can anyone here send me a couple of large flat rate boxes of walnut 5/4-10/4T X at least 3”W mostly clear?Longer would be better, and thicker would be better, but I’m not sure how it would ship if it was USPS and figuring shipping to my ZIP, (77856) might be cost prohibitive. I would be more than willing to pay via Paypal for ship...

614 days ago

Is there anyone near Patchogue, NY? - 0 replies

I am in need of someone near Patchogue, NY on the south shore of Long Island to pick up a non functioning Delta planer for me and rob parts from it, then send me the parts. I would be willing to pay for your time and shipping. This is a 13” Delta Planer (22-580) that doesnt work. I need the drive transmission one of the rollers and i...

618 days ago

My Weekend Project - 7 replies

A couple of days ago our neighbor had a bunch of trees taken down. Oaks, both white and red, Sycamore, a big Bodark, and some Chinese Tallow trees. He’s putting up some Storage Rentals and had a contractor take them down, so I asked the contractor to give or sell me a couple of the logs.That afternoon he brought me some nice clean, clea...

622 days ago

Wooden Bearings and Prairie Schooners - 5 replies

OK guys, no pictures to share, but then there isn’t much to see as these are covered by a metal hub. We have a little metal cart that goes behind our yard tractor and about once a year we have to replace the OEM tires at $10/ea. The new tires come with wheels and bearings, but the bearing are really cheap and wear out within a couple of...

639 days ago

Elm? - 24 replies

I will be taking down an elm tree soon in an effort to keep the campers in our RV park safe.It’s still living, but with our drought of the last few years it’s losing the good fight and dropping limbs and allowing insect invasion. I’ve used a couple of chunks of it to make a mallet and some chisel handles, but am not sure it ...

671 days ago

Dust Collector Remote Control - 10 replies

Just a question here to gauge the receptiveness to a couple of things a electronics engineer friend of mine is working on that he may offer for sale as either a kit, a set of simple plans with simple to acquire parts or as completely plug and play unit. At the moment he has built a remote control for me and it’s on it’s way in the...

696 days ago

New Toy ----- My Wife Loves me! - 24 replies

Every weekend my wife goes to local yard sales to find antique and depression era glassware. Once in awhile she finds something she thinks I might like and usually she isn’t too far wrong. Today she went to one and found some wood working and painting stuff. Like a Craftsman 2HP airless sprayer with all the attachments and some route...

713 days ago

I'm Having Withdrawls - 14 replies

I haven’t been able to get anything done in my wood shop for the last 6 weeks because of the trees that either fell down or we had cut down need to be gotten rid of.I’m having severe withdrawal symptoms from not being able to play with my table saw or router or even the ROS! The best I can do is stand outside and look through the ...

731 days ago

Making Turning Blanks - 9 replies

On my thread for a lost tree Thread , Arlin suggested I offer turning blocks and blanks. I don’t know how to make them since I don’t do any turning and don’t own a lathe. Can I get some information from the great wealth of wood turners here?

734 days ago

Lost another Beauty Yesterday - 40 replies

We had on our property couple of beautiful Live Oaks in the 80 – 100 year old range. They grew side by side for decades, shading, fostering and creating peace and calm for squirrels, birds and even the occasional camper that wanted to just sit out and enjoy the scenery. Contrary to popular belief, we in East central Texas have been in ...

737 days ago

New Chainsaw, Crap, I wanted a better one! - 67 replies

This morning we went to Bryan/College Station, (Our local big city). I have been after the wife to let me buy a new [to me, I seldom buy new], chainsaw for the last few months. Finally Yesterday after mowing, I was cutting up some of the waste from the trees we just had taken dow and the old junker decided to show it’s arse and not rest...

739 days ago

Need help from an Engineer for a Dust Collection Idea - 8 replies

I don’t want to go into too much detail, but would like some ideas on an oil bath oil filtration system. Are there any air flow engineers that would be willing to connect with me and tell me I’m ready for the self hugging padded jacket?

742 days ago

New Toys to Play With - 9 replies

The tree guys were in here last weekend to take out some trees killed last year during our drought. 1 White oak, 1 pin oak, 1 live oak, 2 elm trees and the rest of my Bois de Arc and some Sycamore. I’ve saved some of the good parts out of each.

758 days ago

Horshoe Hooks for Hat and Coat Racks or? - 5 replies

I was given a large number of Horseshoe hooks and thought I would make them available to everyone. These are well made hooks made from real St. Croix Forge size 0 lite Horseshoes. All the welds are strong that I’ve found so far. They are is pretty rusty shape so I’ve been cleaning them up by electrolysis and wire wheel. U...

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