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06-07-2018 02:18 PM

Treating Pressure Treated Wood - 15 replies

A couple of weeks ago, I fell through a rotten porch step at my house, which fortunately caused only scrapes and bruising. The steps were built 9 years ago with pressure-treated deck boards, and are exposed to the south Louisiana sun and weather constantly. During the dismantling of the old steps, we noted that most of the other boards were st...

02-11-2018 10:14 PM

Resharpening Table Saw Blades - 6 replies

I have several older carbide-tipped blades that I can resharpen and return to service. I was curious if it is practical to reshape the teeth profiles from ATB to FTG, or if the idea is dead in the water. I would appreciate comments on whether there are safety issues I should be concerned about as well as general comments. I don’t want to end up ...

10-21-2017 09:38 PM

Seeking Source for Scrollsaw Blades - 7 replies

I have a friend that has a Delta scrollsaw he purchased a few years ago and he is having trouble finding blades. I’ve included a picture of the saw and the nameplate. I would appreciate it if you know of a source for blades for this unit. Thanks in advance for passing the info on.

10-03-2017 02:08 AM

Recommendation on 12" Table Saw Blades - 7 replies

I’ve seen lots of recommendations for 10” table saw blades but few, if any, for 12” blades. Any recommendations? The arbor looks like 5/8” but I’ll measure it tomorrow. I have a Sears 12” Motorized Table Saw that I’m going to restore and put back in service. Thanks in advance for the recommendations..

09-29-2016 12:49 AM

Beginner Carving Chisels - 15 replies

Any recommendations on a starter set of carving chisels? My wife went to a carving clinic and she LOVED it! I’m thinking of investing in a starter set. Your recommendations are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

02-13-2016 03:36 PM

Craftsman 12" Motorized Table Saw - 5 replies

I’m seeking a manual for a 113.299130 Craftsman 12” Motorized table saw. It has a 220V, 2 HP (develops a maximum 3.5 HP) motor. The saw motor’s output shaft is the saw’s arbor, and was given to me. I’d like to put it in service to replace my current 113 model 10” saw. It’s missing a few parts that I ...

02-08-2016 05:13 AM

Shopsmith Lathe Chuck, Faceplate, Live Center - 5 replies

Long title with a request for recommendations for a chuck, faceplate and live center for my Shopsmith Mark V. I’ve looked through the Shopsmith site and they have some Nova equipment, but I thought I’d ask other users about other such upgrades. I want to turn some bowls, plates and spindles. The dead center supplied with the Mark ...

12-28-2015 05:56 PM

Either a Brilliant or Stupid Idea: Planer to Drum Sander - 28 replies

Please note that this idea is more likely academic than practical at present but I want to consider this for some future time if it’s practical. I’ve been needing drum sander for doing cutting board flattening and I’ve considered a few options:building my own from scratch; buying a used unit; buying a new unit; repurposing a...

08-22-2015 02:39 AM

Plans for Interior Dutch Door - 13 replies

I looked for examples of interior Dutch doors on LJs as well as on the Internet (even looked at doors for horses, like in the old show “Mr. Ed”).. I found some examples, but I wanted to see if some LJs had built an interior Dutch door that could offer some tips on building one. I would rather not take a door and cut it in half like...

06-21-2015 03:07 AM

Corrugated Sole on Wood Body Plane - 12 replies

I’m making a wood body hand plane and I’m considering corrugating the sole. Wood is purple heart and the overall length of the body is 18”. My thinking is that the corrugated sole would have the same benefits of corrugations on an iron body plane. Is there a good reason for NOT doing it?

06-15-2015 07:39 PM

Any Idea on this Protractor's Manufacturer? - 13 replies

I picked up this protractor for a combination square this weekend. There are no manufacturer’s markings on it, and the ruler was not part of this package. The best I can read, the patent date is “Aug. 7, 1883”. The degree markings are clear, with only a bit of pitting on part of the markings. The dial turns well, since it w...

06-09-2015 07:56 PM

How 'Bout a "Remember Me" Box? - 8 replies

Every time I access the LJ website on my iPhone, I have to enter my e-mail address and password in the boxes. Is there a way the LJ admins could add a “Remember Me” check box so the log-in credentials would populate the log-in boxes? If this ability already exists, could someone be kind enough to show me how to enable it?

01-24-2015 02:50 AM

Vintage Circular Saw ID and Cleaning Tips - 16 replies

I just got an old corded aluminum body Craftsman circular saw from a friend this weekend and the saw still works. I don’t recall ever seeing a 7-½” circular saw before. I’ve included a picture of the saw and its badges. I really have two questions: 1) Can you help me identify it? 2) Do you have any tips on cleaning and polishi...

01-24-2015 01:01 AM

Rasp and File - 8 replies

I picked up a few tools from a friend this weekend, and two of them are unfamiliar. First up is a small rasp, flat on one side and slightly rounded on the other, with an overall length just under 10”. What is different about this one is that it’s shiny. At first I thought it might be aluminum, but that would be too soft for a ra...

10-31-2014 02:54 AM

Anchor Seal on Live Tree - 5 replies

Can Anchor Seal be used to seal the wound on a live tree? I need to trim some branches on my persimmon tree once it’s dormant in the next couple of weeks, and I don’t want to leave live tree parts exposed to weather and insects.

08-23-2014 05:32 PM

Cutting Board Design Software for Mac - 22 replies

I know that there is a cutting board design software for Windows machines. I looked last night for Mac-compatible software and didn’t see anything other than to install a Windows OS on the Mac such as Parallels. That seems like a solution, but I’m not willing to invest that time, money and effort to do that. I’ve also seen r...

07-15-2014 10:49 PM

Sharpening Planer Knives - 51 replies

I am working on putting a Parks Planer back in service, and my question relates to sharpening the planer knives. Are the edges flat ground only, or can they be hollow ground? Is there a standard bevel angle for the edge? This is all new to me so pardon the stupid questions.

06-17-2014 02:25 AM

Tool Grading Standards - 1 reply

My wife and I both collected coins before we were married, and I am aware of the American Numismatic Association’s coin grading standards. Are there such standards for tool grading? I’m not sure how practical they would be anyway, so this is more of a question of a curious nature.

05-31-2014 03:27 AM

National WWII Museum - 4 replies

Nannette and I spent Memorial Day, 2014 visiting the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. When it first opened about 14 years ago, it was called the “D-Day Museum” and focused on the planning and execution of the events of June 6, 1944. Since its opening, the Museum secured additional funding and the scope of the museum was expande...

05-24-2014 02:21 AM

CL Bandsaw Mill - 23 replies

There’s a Wood Mizer LT-15 bandsaw mill for sale in Henleyfield, MS (just north of the “boot” of Louisiana). If someone is looking to get into cutting rough lumber, you might want to take a look. Here’s the link to the listing. I’m actually tempted to take a look.

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