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451 days ago

Hickory Woodworking Auger Bit set - 12 replies

Has anybody heard of this manufacturer? I have had limited success in locating any information or web sites for the company or their products on line. I have answered a Craigslist Ad for a 5 piece auger bit set made by this company but I can’t even locate the 5 bit set in a Google search. I just want to know if the selling price is good...

493 days ago

Harbor Freight Quick Release Vise - 15 replies

I’ve read all kinds of reviews on Harbor Freight Tools and I’m well aware that you get what you pay for…..it’s a balancing act: budget vs. quality. Having said that I’ve been wanting to add a face vise to my work bench for some time now until I can find the time to build a quality Ruobo bench. I read some revie...

506 days ago

Festool's dominoes.....just fancy dowels - 14 replies

An old friend just commissioned me to build him a stereo cabinet/shelving unit and he wanted to re-use the legs from a previous shelf unit that he had made (by somebody else). The 2” thick shelves were joined to the legs by Festool’s dominoes. I had to separate the legs from the shelves in order to re-use the legs. So I broke out...

511 days ago

Tools you bought.......but wished you hadn't. - 130 replies

I’m sure I’m not the only one…...the only one that thumbed through a catalog, magazine, or got suckered in to one of the booths at a woodworking show and got sucked up in to the moment and thought about all of the beautiful things I can make with the assistance of this tool! Man, this will take my woodworking skills to new hei...

518 days ago

Electrolysis and Nickel plating on tools - 4 replies

I just acquired a Stanley #55 molding plane that has a litttle rust on it’s parts. See below: I want to remove the rust and restore the luster of the nickel, but I read somewhere that electrolysis may damage the nickel plating or remove it. I use electrolysis all the time on irons and other metals, but not with nickel plating. ...

534 days ago

Shaping chair seats - 3 replies

Not too long ago my daughter made a great dumpster dive find in a teak Scan chair. She took it to her apt and eventually the plywood in the upholstered seat succumbed to dry rot and disintergrated. She brought it home asking if I could repair the chair. Instead of trying to copy what it had on, a upholsterd seat on a curved laminated piece of...

537 days ago

Craigslist Hand Plane - Have to laugh - 22 replies

I just had to laugh: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tls/3576149798.html

539 days ago

Salvaging junked furniture - 11 replies

I was watching an episode of Rehab Addict on HGTV or DIY Network the other night and the girl went to a guy’s shop that saves pieces of furniture that are thrown to the curb by their owners. Most of the stuff, he says, are very old pieces that for what ever reason are thrown to the curb. The guy takes the pieces back to his shop where ...

539 days ago

Glue Bottles.....or not? - 19 replies

It wasn’t until watching years and years of videos, reading magazines, public TV woodworking shows that I decided to ask a question about something that sort of bugs me. So here it is: Wood glue comes in plastic bottles and jugs. Except for the large jugs, all glue bottles have a tip that disperses the right amount of glue for most appl...

565 days ago

Delta electric motor not running up to speed - 22 replies

I just bought a Delta 37-190 6” jointer off of Craigslist. The previous owner didn’t use it much at all and it had been in storage for a very long time when he decided to sell it. There is a lot of surface rust, etc., but nothing a little elbow grease won’t take care of. The problem is with the motor. While it does turn on ...


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