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09-06-2013 09:40 PM

A new Wood Worker is Born! - 9 replies

A friend of mine, who at this time shall remain un-named, has been an electronics engineer and computer geek all his life.He was an electronics spook in the Navy for 23 years and retired as an E-9 in the 80’s.He is now 65 and still plays with computers, (He got me to go back to school and complete my degree at Perdue). We have operated sev...

08-27-2013 05:19 PM

Kind of a Router Lathe, but works as a Leg maker with a hand plane Too! - 7 replies

A few years ago I offered to make a cane for my wife.. She wanted one like mine, which is just basically a hicory stick and a brass duck head off of a fireplace set.I have tried a lot of different sticks and branches, but nothing worked out right so she has been using a really uncomfortable aluminum store boughten cane that she and I both really...

07-21-2013 10:19 PM

Considering Buying a DIY Guitar Kit Need Advice - 9 replies

I am probably going to buy an RAS SES 30Les Paul Clone guitar kit.I see that the neck is not the type held on with screws on this unit but instead is glued on.I’m not sure I would be a fan of this idea as I would much rather be able to change out the neck for a different one if needed.The question I have is: Is it possible to route out a c...

07-05-2013 04:18 PM

Stanley 45SW w/19 (edit: 18) cutters for swap: Gone - 12 replies

As much as I hate to do it, I am going to put my new to me Stanley 45 Sweetheart with 19 cutters out for trade. I am looking to trade for Black Walnut rough cut lumber or some other domestic hard woods I haven’t worked with yet. This plane is in “As Found” condition, not bad, probably usable, but I just do not have time t...

06-30-2013 07:35 PM

Lookit the Wood! - 10 replies

This is a block of Chinese Tallow I cut off of one of the trees in our RV park.It was the leftover from where a former employee left about a 3’ stub after cutting a low hanging limb. I cut it off, let it lay on the burn pile for a week and decided to see what it looked like on the inside before burning it.To say the least I was somewhat...

06-07-2013 07:53 PM

A Blast from the Past. - 3 replies

This photo was posted by one of the groups I belong to on Facebook.Often I think we forget about the important things in life and not all kids are cut out to be engineers or mathematicians or software designers. ”Traces of Texas reader Nathan Guerrero sent in this nifty photo of his grandfater, Arthur Guerrero in workshop class at San A...

06-04-2013 04:32 PM

Had to Lose some. - 4 replies

Yesterday the wife and I cleaned out a bunch of Yaupon Holly from our fence line. We only got about 20-30 ft of it cleaned out, and with my messed up hip I was done for the day. that was about 09:00 yesterday.I dealt with the inconvenience for the rest of the day, and went to bed about 21:00. I was up at 23:50, 01:20, 02:00, slept for about 1 ho...

04-23-2013 12:56 AM

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...

04-19-2013 04:20 PM

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.

04-15-2013 12:26 AM

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...

04-13-2013 06:09 PM

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 ...

03-07-2013 10:17 PM

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...

02-18-2013 05:40 PM

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

02-16-2013 07:38 PM

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...

02-15-2013 12:48 AM

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 ...

02-07-2013 12:13 AM

More Craigslist Funnies - 3 replies

02-06-2013 07:18 PM

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...

02-03-2013 07:45 PM

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 ...

02-02-2013 07:25 PM

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...

02-02-2013 12:52 AM

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...

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