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08-23-2013 07:47 PM

Is Fig Wood Any Good? - 11 replies

I had to cut down a fig tree this morning. The tree was a producer for many years, but succumbed to some kind of disease. The majority of the tree was affected, but the main trunk of the tree doesn’t appear to have been affected. My question for this esteemed group relates to uses of the the good parts of the tree. I have a couple of p...

08-11-2013 07:48 PM

Shop Snake - 113 replies

I have an unexpected visitor in my shop: Stopped me dead in my tracks. Okay, I might be a bit of a wussy when it comes to snakes. I don’t want to kill it if it’s a good snake, but I do realize that most snake identifications are made on dead snakes. I think it’s either a rat snake (keeper) or a water moccasin (not...

07-23-2013 02:23 AM

Help with Coffin Plane ID - 5 replies

After reading Brad’s blog this evening on how a coffin smoother got a new home, I got my coffin plane out to see if I could get some info from it to identify it. It’s about 8” long and has a 2-1/4” wide iron of tapered thickness and a chip breaker. The iron has a clear marking of The Ohio Tool Co. The bed angle is 45 d...

07-21-2013 01:58 AM

Baton Rouge CL Unisaw - 22 replies

This saw looks okay for the $200 they’re asking. It’s listed in the Baton Rouge CL. I have no ties to this saw—this is just a heads up for area woodworkers who might have an interest.

07-20-2013 10:33 PM

Morning Rustiquing - 14 replies

Picked up a few items this morning. 3 Disstons with totes (one of which has a D-8 etching—no pic posted here) and one toteless plate; 2 Irwin bits, 2 small block planes (as yet unidentified); a saw set; a Craftsman rasp with handle; spare block plane plane; Belknap Bluegrass hand grinder. Still haven’t found a hand hole saw yet :...

07-05-2013 02:29 PM

Stanley No. 45 Cutters - 21 replies

Does any LJ have an “extra” set of Stanley No. 45 cutters they’d like to sell? I got a 45 recently and it only had the 3/4” dado cutter with it. I like the 3/4” cutter, but it’s probably not the one I would have chosen to practice using the 45 with. I have bid on a few sets on the bay recently and got snipe...

04-19-2013 03:46 AM

Motor for Parks Planer - 13 replies

I am getting a 12” Parks Planer to refurb and use. The motor was a heavy, cast iron body General Electric 2HP, 1740 rpm, 120V single phase motor that gave up the ghost. Motor shop said they can’t get parts to repair the motor (internal wiring issues, but not just a rewind job), so I’m trying to find out what kind of motor was...

03-31-2013 11:10 PM

Good Deal for an LJ near Little Rock, AR - 7 replies

Craftsman table saw and Craftsman RAS for $250 plus the owner will include “various pieces of birch, maple, cherry and walnut laying around that you’re welcome to if you’ll take the saws off my hands.” A bit too far to justify the 14-hour round trip for me, but it looks pretty good for someone closer. Both units look to...

03-18-2013 09:41 PM

Alternate Craigslist Search Terms - 35 replies

On the “Craigslist Posters Have Gone Nuts” thread, someone suggested that we need a CL translator or some such thing to find tools that are frequently misspelled, making finding items more difficult. If you supply the terms, I’ll collect and update them and make a CL dictionary (similar to what I did with the Acronym Glossary)....

03-04-2013 05:05 PM

Hidden in Plain Sight - 8 replies

My brother sent me this short video of a cabinet with shelves that have their own secrets. Very nice idea for storing guns or valuables. Just DON’T lose the key!

02-11-2013 06:24 PM

Does This Qualify as "Gloatable"? - 26 replies

My wife and I went antiquing yesterday. I stumbled across a box with old tools, and I pulled out a few to look at a bit more closely. I had a complete No. 8C plane with broken tote, a smaller corrugated sole plane (not sure yet), an unknown flat-soled plane, a 12” all-metal combination square, and a 26” Disston skew back hand saw w...

02-03-2013 03:01 AM

CL -- Gerstner International Tool Chest - 8 replies

This listing was just posted on Little Rock CL. Nice Gerstner International Oak Tool Box with Matching Tool Chest for $500. Looks like a good deal to me. Just thought someone in the area could give it a nice home in a work shop before it gets repurposed as a jewelry box. I doubt this listing will last very long.

01-18-2013 11:57 PM

Molder vs Shaper vs Router Table - 8 replies

I am not looking to buy either a molder or a shaper, but I’d like some information just purely for my own education. I already have a router table. I see molders and shapers for sale on CL all the time. What capabilities do the molder and/or shaper have that a router table with a PC7518 does not?

01-08-2013 03:03 AM

Level with Me - 3 replies

I got this 2-vial Stanley Sweetheart level at an antique shop (I think I got it for $7). The brass plate is stamped “No 0” and it has the remnants of a Stanley decal. Overall dimensions 30” long; 3” tall; 1-1/4” wide. Anything special about this unit I should know about before clean it up? BTW, I am NOT intendin...

01-01-2013 04:25 PM

Happy New Year Wishes for LJs - 8 replies

Happy New Year to my fellow LJs. Here are my wishes for you (and selfishly for me): May your mortise and tenon joints fit tightly;May your dovetails look sharp;May your tools always cut squarely and with liitle or no tearout;May your skills show through your projects;May your designs and execution display your creativity;May your searches on...

12-15-2012 03:47 AM

Foley Belsaw -- Deal or No Deal: UPDATED - 13 replies

This listing (http://shreveport.craigslist.org/tls/3478774951.html) is for a Foley Belsaw SharpAll. Looks like it’s in pretty rough shape. Is this worth saving as a sharpener? I could use a good sharpener, but I probably know as much as the original poster knows about the Foley Belsaw.

12-04-2012 03:27 AM

Featherboard Question - 2 replies

I’ve looked at a few shop projects involving feather boards, and I’ve noticed that some of the “feathers” are the same length (parallel to the angled edge) and some are not (perpindicular to the side). It seems like the feathers being the same length has the advantage of equal pressure through the cut. Comments?

11-26-2012 08:05 PM

Need Help Identifying Hand Saw -- UPDATED - 10 replies

This saw was given to me for helping build an outdoor deck. I find it unusual that the tip is only 1/2” wide. The blade itself is 26” long. It is 8TPI and has a Disston badge (I’m not sure how well the close up of the badge will show that). The handle is attached to the blade with 4 screws plus one badge—one of the sc...

11-14-2012 03:12 AM

Crossword Cutting Board - 2 replies

My Mom (early 80s) loves crossword puzzles. She does them every day and she is one of THOSE people who use an ink pen to complete the puzzles. I am thinking about making her a crossword puzzle cutting board. I would like some ideas on minimum size of each individual letter box in the puzzle. I am thinking 1/2” minimum, which would mean...

11-10-2012 03:28 AM

Tools Plus Tool-A-Rama - 4 replies

FYI, Tools Plus is having their Tool-A-Rama now. The special pricing ends in 3 days. I ordered my Delta T2 fence for $142.20 and it still includes shipping. Their regular good price is $158 including shipping. I am not affiliated with Tools Plus other than as a customer. I hope this doesn’t violate the site’s advertising polic...

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