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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...

02-01-2013 01:48 AM

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.

01-31-2013 09:03 PM

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 ...

01-19-2013 02:00 AM

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...

01-17-2013 01:37 AM

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...

12-31-2012 10:43 PM

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,...

12-16-2012 10:57 PM

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 ...

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