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|374 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?
|381 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...
|394 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...
|398 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...
|398 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...
|402 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.
|404 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...
|407 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...
|411 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?
|412 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.
|438 days ago||
Router Bit in Shopsmith Drill Press? - 9 replies
I haven’t built a router table yet (what am I waiting for?) and I need to duplicate some simple curved patterns. Can I use a standard high speed router bit in my Shopsmith drill press turned up at high speed? I can use the bearing against the pattern down on the drill press table and cut duplicates. I think I can use this method safely,...
|499 days ago||
Acronym Glossary - 91 replies
I am relatively new to LJ, having joined a little more than 4 months ago. I have been going through every posted project and I’ve favorited over 130 of your completed projects or jigs. I did run across a bunch of acronyms, and I thought it might be helpful to post some of those for other newer members. My hope is that this could become ...
|511 days ago||
Cutting Board Question - 9 replies
Has anyone done a cutting board with a shooting board design, where the edge of the CB grabs the edge of a counter? Just curious.
|519 days ago||
Workmate as Workbench Vise - 12 replies
I built a workbench (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/64300) but since it has no vises, it is really a work table. I want/need to add more work holding capability and I was wondering if any other LJs have incorporated a Workmate (or something similar) as an end vise. I have seen others using pipe clamps as vises as well. I have a Wonderdog som...
|534 days ago||
Craftsman Table Saw Rehab - 95 replies
I was looking for a regular user table saw, and someone gave me a Craftsman table saw (Model 113.298240). The saw had been outside in a field for a few years, and when I asked about it, the owner gave it to me. It was painted black, including the cast iron top and stamped steel wings (someone was thoughtful enough to cover the saw’s name...
|539 days ago||
Powermatic 72A on CL - 4 replies
I would like some opinions on this posting on Craigslist: “Powermatic Table Saw – 14” – Model 72A, 7.5 hp, with 52” accu-fence. Very good condition.” The owner is asking $1,000—looks a little high to me. I looked up some information on the Internet and this is a 220V, single phase motor. I understand ...
|544 days ago||
Makers Mark - 12 replies
No, not the bourbon. I am interested to know whether other LJs put identification by way of a brand or plaque or label to identify you as the craftsman who built a project. I am thinking of having a brand made to mark projects, but I don’t want it to be seen as a vanity mark.
|554 days ago||
Navigation to a Specific Project Page - 2 replies
I was going through the project pages to find some projects to mark as my favorites. After I left the site, I had to page through the index at the bottom until I found where I had left off—not a very efficient process. Is there a way to navigate to a specific page?
|565 days ago||
Purple Heart Project Ideas - 5 replies
I have two nice pieces of purple heart, measuring 1-7/8×3-1/2×52 and 1-7/8×9-5/8×51-3/4. I am looking for project ideas. I do want to make a hand plane (at least the sole) but I would like to pick your collective brains for other ideas. Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas.
|613 days ago||
Identifying Hand Planes - 7 replies
I have two flea market finds that i’d like a little help to identify, both of which are hand planes. The first is a 22” long Stanley. I think it’s a No. 7 jointer plane, but the iron’s edge is not straight—it has about a 9” radius. I would expect a jointer plane to have a straight edge. The bevel is down...