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|27 days ago||
PSA - PorterCable Router Recall - 1 reply
FYI—the following PorterCable Routers are being recalled: 7518 5-speed7519 1-speed7519EC22-7519-60 http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Porter-Cable-Fixed-Base-Production-Routers-Recalled/ Greg
|57 days ago||
So, I live in a heavily suburbanized area outside of Washington, DC. Rare are the opportunities for me to score some decent “free wood” of any substantial size. Lots of firewood, but nothing really beyond that. Last Friday the homeowners association contractors cut down several large trees in the neighborhood and left numerous l...
|91 days ago||
Meet the Schwarz - 13 replies
For those folks in the Rockville, Maryland area there is a meet and greet with Christopher Schwarz on Wednesday, May 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Woodworker’s Club. The cost is $10 pp and there will be beer and light refreshments. The beer is from Flying Dog and Brewer’s Alley, so at a minimum the beer should be good! Here is...
|129 days ago||
Pulling my fat out of the fire, or HELP! - 9 replies
Hey all, I do not routinely glue up large panels, but a project I am working on is calling for several, so here I am. I’ve glued up my two panels using clamps and culls, and low and behold, they are cupped by a hair over 1/8th of an inch. Whether this is acceptable tolerances or not, is irrelevant. It bothers me that they are not ...
|149 days ago||
Sharpening Pigsticker Mortise Chisels - 13 replies
Hey all, Nothing says ‘snow day’ like sharpening pigsticker mortise chisels. And bacon, but that is another topic. I am rehabbing a mismatched set of mortice chisels and have a few questions about how far to sharpen the chisels. I am putting a 20ish primary bevel with a 30-35ish secondary bevel. Of course I am flattening t...
|172 days ago||
How many clamps for a glue up? - 23 replies
Hi all, I have to glue up several panels—approximately 24×40 inches and 24×24 inches. I am tired of using pipe clamps and screwing up. So in hopes for getting better results, with fewer hassles and hopefully much lower stress, I purchased five Jet parallel clamps. I know, I know, you cannot have too many clamps, but at $6...
|217 days ago||
On the first day of Christmas .... - 2 replies
My true love got for me,Benchcrafted hardware for my Moxon Vise. On the second day of Christmas …
|334 days ago||
Finally! - 2 replies
I have finally figured out what to do with all my used circular saw blades: From this site: http://www.therealmach5.com/ Greg
|343 days ago||
Stanley Mitre Box and Disston Saw - 9 replies
This is by far the most exciting tool find that I have ever purchased. Below is a Stanley Sweetheart 246 Mitre Box with a five inch deep Disston saw that is 26 inches long. The patent date is 1/2/1912, so at it’s oldest it is just a bit over 100 years. On the other hand, it could much newer since Stanley made these mitre boxes from 1905...
|361 days ago||
Stuff for sale in Maryland - 1 reply
I am clearing some of the stuff out my workshop and have some things that folks around here might be interested. I live in Montgomery Village, Maryland and will ship some of the items for Lumberjocks. Just contact me though Lumberjocks and we can arrange something. Here’s what I have: Delta 50-248 Universal Mobile Base Stanley ...
|382 days ago||
Plane Making Questions - 7 replies
Hi all, I am building a few planes for the hand plane swap. I plan to make two smoothers—one for myself and one for the swap. I have a few questions that I thought I would throw out to the group for their collective input: 1) I am using of one of Rhett’s 1 1/2 inch blades without a chip breaker. I was thinking of embedding s...
|404 days ago||
Rust Hunting in Western Pennsylvania - 1 reply
Hi, I’m heading to Western Pennsylvania over the 4th of July weekend and was wondering if anyone knows of any good rust hunting in the area? I was thinking of somewhere near Greensburg, Latrobe, Somerset, Ligonier, Uniontown, or Indiana. Thanks. Greg
|872 days ago||
Saw identification - 4 replies
Hey, When I purchased my house in 2006, the elderly gentleman I purchased it from gave me a tool chest (think anarchist tool chest), two saws, a great quick release vise and some other goodies. Obviously, I was quite appreciative. At the time he was 84 and he told me that the tools and chest were his grandfathers—so I am guessing tha...
|935 days ago||
Vise placement on workbench - 6 replies
Good morning everyone! I am putting a vintage quick release vise on the end of my workbench (an end vise?). For reference the top will be 30 inches deep. My question is where to place the vise. Should I place it in the center or skewed towards the front of the top? Or does it not really matter? Thanks. Greg
|935 days ago||
Miniature engine website - 1 reply
Here is an interesting website for miniature engines (aircraft, boat, car, etc.) I found while browsing: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/KnappCol.htm Enjoy! Greg
|1041 days ago||
Yet another thread on workbenches - 7 replies
Ok, so I am about to begin the lamination process for my 1st attempt at a real work bench with dog holes, vises and flat. The previous piece of plywood on sawhorses does not count. I’ve read as much as I could on the subject: Schwartz, Landis, Popular Woodworking, Wood Magazine, Fine Woodworking, Shopnotes, Woodsmith, American Woodworker, Wood...
|1042 days ago||
Amazon, hmm ... - 8 replies
Ok, we’re all pretty much amazon.com shoppers. But how many of us know what it is like to work in one of their warehouses? This is a long read and if it is even 1/10th true, it’s pretty harsh. Allentown Morning Call Article Greg
|1042 days ago||
Busted - 34 replies
My wife busted me last night looking at forbidden material. I innocently told her that I was reading the articles and she somewhat pointedly told me that the new Lee-Valley/Veritas catalog does not have articles and that I was up to something with all the the dogeared pages. I guess that any mystery packages that show up at our door will onl...
|1058 days ago||
Quote of the day - 13 replies
“Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration” A. Lincoln, 1861
|1066 days ago||
Shop Fox Lathe - 8 replies
Hi I am thinking about dipping my toes into turning and thought that this would be a good starter lathe. It is a Shop Fox W1704 and a link on amazon is here: link Does anyone have this lathe or similar clone? Any thoughts? Will this this be a mess or something that for the price, under $200, something that get me started. Thanks. Greg