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500 days ago

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...

518 days ago

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...

532 days ago

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)....

546 days ago

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!

567 days ago

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...

575 days ago

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.

590 days ago

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?

601 days ago

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...

608 days ago

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...

625 days ago

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.

636 days ago

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?

644 days ago

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...

656 days ago

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...

660 days ago

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...

661 days ago

Full-Time ZCI? - 20 replies

For those of you LJs who have and use ZCIs, do you leave the ZCI on the saw full-time or do you only mount the ZCI when you are cutting thin parts? I am thinking that full-time ZCI makes sense, but I’d like to hear others’ experiences. For those who commented on my project “Laminate Flooring ZCIs”, I thank you. I jud...

665 days ago

Moak Tilting Table Saw - 3 replies

This saw is not mine, nor am I interested in buying. I just saw this (http://neworleans.craigslist.org/tls/3348560849.html) on New Orleans CL, and I am posting here in case some LJ in the area is interested. It’s advertised as a Moak Tilting Table Saw, and it was used in a commercial milling operation. Looks very heavy duty.

667 days ago

Grandparent Names - 14 replies

My wife and I have a granddaughter (Josephine) that our daughter blessed us with about 9 months ago. We have our grandparent names picked out, and are aware that she might not call us by the name we picked out. Just curious, what name did you pick out for yourself, and what do your grandchildren call you? Do all your grandchildren call you by...

669 days ago

Flying Featherboard - 13 replies

I purchased the Magswitch Workholding System Starter Kit (Item No. 152625) from the Woodcraft store in Mason, OH in September, 2012. I’ve used the device several times without incident. While using the featherboard earlier this week, I finished my cut on a pice of plywood on the table saw. Before I could reach across the path of the bla...

673 days ago

Delta T2 Fence on a Craftsman 113 TS - 32 replies

I will probably be ordering the Delta T2 fence system for my Craftsman 113.298240 table saw. I’ve done some research on the installation, but I haven’t seen much discussion on the re/location of the saw’s switch. Does mounting the front rail require the relocation of the table saw’s switch?

675 days ago

Baton Rouge CL Unisaw - 3 replies

This (http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/tls/3353527767.html) is a listing that was posted within the past couple of days for a 5HP Unisaw, in case someone in the Baton Rouge area was interested. The saw comes with a Bessy fence with 8’ rails. Owner’s asking $1,200.

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