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11-09-2016 02:07 PM

Jack Plane Chipbreaker Clogging - 10 replies

Hey guys. I have a Millers Falls 14 (#5 Size) jack plane that’s got me a bit frustrated. This plane works very well when I’m peeling long shavings with the grain. But, I’ve been working on flattening some oak timbers and when working across the grain with this plane, it clogs up. It turns out the chips are getting between t...

09-22-2016 05:30 PM

What's the theme for the next LumberJock's toolswap? - 41 replies

We’ll be wrapping up the layout and marking toolswap next week. Prior to starting that swap, I did an online survey to determine the theme. That seemed to work well and while I’m NOT moderating the next swap, I did agree to go ahead and post a new survey to see what people want to do. I’ll do that in the next couple of day...

08-10-2016 12:55 PM

Which miter gauge?? - 25 replies

Okay guys, help me decide! I’m a firm believer in my crosscut sled but, there have been many times lately when I’ve thought “I wish I just had a decent miter gauge to make these cuts”. So those moments combined with some gift cards I got for my birthday have led me to “splurge” on a good miter gauge. He...

07-22-2016 02:32 PM

Rust Hunting Spots Near Outer Banks - 4 replies

I’ll be in Corolla NC at the beach next week on vacation. Just curious if anyone has any tips on good places to look for old tools or any good spots to find some unique stock?

06-21-2016 03:16 PM

Grace USA Screwdriver Shaft Group Purchase? - 211 replies

Ever since the Screwdriver Swap we recently finished, I’ve had several people ask where I got the bare drivers. We got them by doing a group purchase from Grace USA who makes some excellent drivers but doesn’t typically offer them for sale un-handled. Unfortunately there just isn’t anyone who offers much in the way of un-hand...

06-06-2016 02:43 PM

Shop Made Layout and Marking Tool Swap - Summer 2016 - 411 replies

After a great response to the survey for the next theme, “Layout and Marking Tools” gained a significant lead over “Knives” yesterday. It only had a 1-vote lead yesterday morning but ended up winning by 5 votes: So here we go then… The next installment of the LumberJocks tool swaps!   A Note: This is in no way officially sponso...

05-25-2016 05:14 PM

Vote for the theme of the next tool swap - 5 replies

I’ve posted this link over in the screwdriver swap thread but wanted to put it up here for those who aren’t following that thread but may be interested in participating in the next swap. LJs Summer '16 Swap Theme Poll If you have additional input, or questions to ask, hop on over to the screwdriver swap thread and post there. ...

05-15-2016 11:48 AM

Torshalla Smide Chisels - 0 replies

I bought a set of E.A. Berg chisels off Ebay. After I got them, turned out to be 2 Bergs and 3 that are stamped Torshalla Smide. My research has turned up that they are Eskilstuna steel but little else. Anyone have any experience with, or knowledge of, these tools? I’m trying to decide whether or not to persue a refund. FWIW, I got 1/...

04-15-2016 09:21 AM

Great Woodcraft Coupon expires today - 4 replies

I assumed everybody on Woodcraft’s mailing list got this coupon but when I went to use it at my local store they said I was the first one. So, I thought I would share it here. It’s good at retail and online.

02-06-2016 01:18 PM

I'm pretty sure I suck... - 18 replies

Picked this guy up off CL last night for $30. Atlas 6001 with original stand and 1 hp motor circa late 40s/early50s. All original and all complete except its missing the knob that locks the fence slide. Plugged her in and ran a test piece and she’s functional as-is. Gonna do a full restore with new bearings/belts etc and make her a use...

11-02-2015 06:42 PM

Table Saw Blade Guards - Do you use 'em? - 84 replies

So, this past Saturday, I got stupid for a split second and got bit by my table saw for the second time in the last 6 months. The first time wasn’t bad but this one sent me to the ER and then home with 9 stitches in my thumb. Thankfully, it should heal up fine and I didn’t leave any portion of my finger on the saw table but it got ...

07-29-2015 11:36 AM

Thoughts on a used Powermatic 63A Table Saw? - 5 replies

I’ve been stalking CL for a few months looking for a solid table saw. In my shop (garage) everything big goes on wheels because I just don’t have room for a stationary cabinet saw. I’ve been limping along with my aluminum Craftsman portable saw for a couple years but now that most of my house remodeling is done my projects ar...


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