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08-12-2014 12:06 AM

RIP Robin Williams - 5 replies

How sad: http://wapo.st/XYfE2d Greg

07-02-2014 11:38 PM

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

06-02-2014 11:23 PM

Finally, a gloat worthy wood score. Or now what am I going to do? - 15 replies

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...

04-29-2014 11:23 PM

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...

03-22-2014 07:17 PM

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 ...

03-03-2014 02:45 PM

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...

02-08-2014 01:34 AM

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...

12-24-2013 08:57 PM

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 …

08-30-2013 01:57 AM

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

08-21-2013 03:52 AM

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...

08-03-2013 12:23 PM

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 ...

07-13-2013 01:22 PM

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...

06-21-2013 03:33 AM

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

03-10-2012 02:49 AM

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...

01-07-2012 03:20 PM

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

01-07-2012 03:14 PM

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

09-22-2011 11:45 PM

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...

09-22-2011 03:58 AM

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

09-22-2011 01:05 AM

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...

09-05-2011 05:11 PM

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

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