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|12-02-2013 06:45 PM||
For the last few months I have been having trouble catching my breathe after physical exertion.5 weeks ago it got so bad I could not walk 50’ without stopping for a few minutes to rest on either end and in the middle.I finally went to the Dr. figuring I had asthma or a cold or even pneumonia. Instead I was diagnosed with Dyspnea and a t...
|11-20-2013 11:22 PM||
Another New Toy - 16 replies
Sorry I haven’t been back on my guitar build, I am doing a bit of learning before I tackle that.One thing I have found, buying name brand guitars that are broken is pretty cheap.I bought this one for $100 including shipping. It has NEVER been set up. It was bought through a shop in Wisconsin and shipped semi-direct to the buyer from Epipho...
|11-18-2013 07:34 PM||
Need some Solid Surface/Acrylic pieces. - 6 replies
Hey, Ya’ll. I need some small pieces of Corian, or other solid surface acrylic counter top. I mean, really, not very big, maybe 1/4”x2”x1/2” I would prefer black or white, grey, beige, etc. will work. Other colors might work, it just depends.I could also use some bones of the same size.I’m not really interested in h...
|11-13-2013 11:06 PM||
Face it, I am a cheapskate, no matter how much I tell everyone how frugal I am.I’m so cheap I would pull the other side of the two ply toilet paper apart after use if I could find someone to use it. This thread is about home made tools.Kind of like some books that have been written about kitchen and household shortcuts. Let’s s...
|11-05-2013 04:05 PM||
Well Crap! Brushing Lacquer - 22 replies
Yeah, I know, I know…..Use a soft, natural bristle brush when brushing lacquer.Bright early yesterday morning, actually it was pretty dark, about 03:00, I decided to go out and work on a project I’ve been doing with some of the Chinese Tallow wood.Mostly I am just making cuts and joints to see how well it comes out and because I happ...
|11-04-2013 01:59 PM||
Wife Got Me a New Toy! - 9 replies
My wife went to a yardsale last saturday and bought a bunch of items for very little money.One item she bought for me was a Stanley miter box and back saw.A bit of rust here and there, I hope to get it cleaned up in the next few weeks. The saw is an unknown brand, probably a Stanley, I don’t know right now. It has a 23” blade at 11pp...
|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||
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||
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...