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04-06-2014 04:57 AM

Has anyone tried to make a box like this? - 16 replies

Seen lots of cool work on the impossible dovetail or double twisted dovetail, but this was in FWW back in 2012 I think. I can see how to cut a board with a twist in it… e.g. start with 8/4 and make a twisted half inch thick board, but not how to cut the joinery. Suspect it is one of those things that if you saw it all apart, it would be ...

01-09-2014 06:34 PM

Pop-up for Woodworking Business - 12 replies

Maybe this could go in the “sweating for bucks” forum – but I have been getting this pop-up (obviously based on christmas shopping ), and I am wondering if many other Jocks are getting this. But more interstingly – has anyone bought the 37 Dollar package? It screams scam to me – based on the marketing behind i...

06-13-2013 10:37 PM

Has Anyone tried (and survived) building and Flying this? - 4 replies

I got a set of plans (12 pages total, of which the first is a pic, and the last 5 are flying tips) – - which are “terse” to say the least. But the claim is 50 dollars in materials….it is apparently doable, but seems more than a little dangerous- no harness nor control surfaces… just weight shifting your Chanute G...

04-11-2013 02:49 PM

Popular Mechanics Article - Americans losing DIY skills - 27 replies

Interesting article – aparently preprint. But asks a great question Credit: Burcu Avsar Science-fiction author Robert A. Heinlein once wrote: “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the...

01-29-2013 11:18 PM

Song of the day... - 2 replies

Man it felt like a Monday – - got to work and looked at my desk with the empty docking station, and had to go home and get my laptop….

12-06-2012 05:35 PM

What are you Hoping is under the Tree this year from your spouse? - 6 replies

Much as Ralphie strategically placed magazine advertisements for a Red Ryder BBgun for his parents to find.My hopes are in the hand tool realm of Veritas and Lie Nielsen. Only anticipating 1 item or maybe a plane + straight-edge. What is everyone else hopeing for?

10-17-2012 11:22 PM

Jorgensen " Pony" #53 double Pipe Clamps - 4 replies

I have 4 of these clamps still New in Box – the concept is to keep panels flat using 2 sections of 1/2 inch pipe. Still made in USA. I got them from Woodworkers Supply – they sell now for 39.99 on that site. My Father in law recommended them, but I have never used them.So I need to make room for other toys! Asking 100...

04-03-2012 06:18 PM

Woodmaster 2675 - 9 replies

In my area there is an upcoming auction that has included in it a Woodmaster 2675 drum sander.5HP unit requiring the 220V hook-up which I have. I have looked at the woodmaster website, and it is a 600 pound beast – even though it is just 24” capacity, cost wise New it is on sale for 2800 bucks. Model 2675 26” Drum Sander ...

11-28-2011 05:22 PM

Ben Stein on Christmas and Society - 17 replies

Remarks from CBS Sunday Morning….(I confirmed on Snopes)The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas...

08-05-2011 10:01 PM

Amazing Friday Video - A welcome break From politics - 7 replies

It is even woodworking related – I got the link from Popular Woodworking – had to watch twice.Enjoy the weekendhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CDLBTJD4M&feature=youtu.be

07-18-2011 09:50 PM

Shellac Loss - 6 replies

Found an interesting mess in my cabinet this weekend. Turns out the lid on my Bullseye Sealcoat was not completely sealed. It seems the shellac refluxed in the heat and then condensed in the cabinet – there is no leak in the can only the lid not seated, but the can is completely empty and there is a big puddle of shellac gluing down the ...

04-07-2011 11:06 PM

Planes at Auction I should Consider? - 13 replies

There is an auction in town here on Saturday – they mention: Stanley planes inc.: (45, H1204, 191, 122, 220, 0120, 6, 3, 52, 8, 4, 78); other planes inc.: Dunlap 107, Craftsman, Union, Miller Falls, Lakeside, Are there any I should consider – I haven’t seen condition or picked any up but is there an case where “If you ca...

04-03-2011 12:12 AM

Oneway Balancer and Delta GR450 Grinder - 2 replies

Bought a grinder and the oneway wolvering sharpening system for my wife who likes woodturning. I got the GR450 variable speed 8 inch grinder and also decided to order the Oneway wheel balancers that have been very well reviewed. Have people been able to use the balancers with the stock wheels? I assumed that all of the 8 inch wheels had a...

12-31-2010 09:36 PM

Do you find VIX bits a pain to keep unclogged? - 1 reply

Been putting all the hinges in the boxes for the football team, and the 5/64 vix I am using for the #2 screws is plugged tight about every other hole.I am only drilling about a 1/4 inch into maple. I have tried spraying the bit with silicone lube but to no effect.Is there a trick that I am missing or is this just the way it is. I certain...

12-13-2010 11:07 PM

Learning Resolution for 2011? - 3 replies

Anybody planning sessions at the woodworking schools out there? ALso any other good choices for schools with Adult/child ( 9-15 year olds). I am planning a couple of trips to Marc Adams – Because there are 2 programs for Parent/Child woodworking, one at the end of June making Shaker oval boxes for a weekend, and a second at the end of ...

10-22-2010 11:34 PM

What is a good price? - 2 replies

I would really like to do a TS upgrade. I have a Left Tilt Unisaw, 3HP Single phase with the Biesmeyer fence and 52 inch rail system. It has a router lift in it, but I plan to keep the Jointech Smartlift. It’s now 6 years old. But I don’t know what a realistic/reasonable price would be. I want to go to a sawstop, but my ...

09-18-2010 12:00 AM

High Turnover Job - 21 replies

Man – this is insane…I usually don’t have an issue with heights but lordy – just imagine even a small breeze! http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f2d_1284588370

08-21-2010 03:15 AM

Performax SuperMax 37X2 HD drum sander - 2 replies

Auction running right now for a Dual Drum sander on government surplus at Fort Carson, COlorado. In colorado springs.May be a good tool gloat Uncle Sam paid 3900 right now the bid is 750 http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=3538087&categoryId=e5367

08-19-2010 10:55 PM

Shipping Equipment - 6 replies

I’m sure someone has dealt with this – I am hoping to buy a Oneway 2436 from a gentleman on the East Coast. I live in Kansas, and it is seeming that I cannot get time off to drive out and back.Is there a company other have used with good results when buying or selling machinery? Or someone to stay away from. Obviously there are to...

11-18-2009 09:46 PM

Feds Cracking down on Exotic Wood - 12 replies

News item came in that the Government raided the Gibson Guitar plant in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal agents on Tuesday raided a Gibson guitar manufacturing plant and seized guitars amid concerns about where the Nashville-based company obtains the fine woods that go into its instruments.Television stations reported that authoritie...

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