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|13 days ago||
“6 GeeTech jointer 15hours to go from 6pm PST
|14 days ago||
I really love the older machinery - 18 replies
Just picked this up at an auction for $50. I swore to myself no more machinery til I get the garage electrical remodel (waiting for electrical buddy to look over my work before calling inspector). But I could not pass this up. I did need a disc/belt sander. Was really leaning towards the $200 Ryobi oscillating sander. But this called my...
|33 days ago||
what is your material transport vehicle? - 33 replies
i can fit 5-10 4×8’ sheets in this thing. debating on removing passenger seat to make the right side wide open. doubles as kayak holder with my DYI roof rack, and camping gear / mountain bike transport.
|38 days ago||
observations at yearly state sale - 1 reply
for those starting into the wood working and looking to get machinery, keep in mind auctions at estate actions or even your own state’s auction (city buses went for $1000). do not just rely on craigslist. this look nearly identical to the Powermatic 4224 Lathe like here for $100, but used condition from a high school. why doesnt som...
|39 days ago||
this is only a suggestion, that I myself would use many times if available. I currently use a Dewalt 18v hammer drill for my drilling needs. I would like to see a poll of LJ members, one what they would like to own (bosch impact, milwaukee, etc).This could also apply to planers, jointers, table saws, routers, hand planes, etc. Something a b...
|75 days ago||
http://reno.craigslist.org/for/3618026441.html I just talked to the “gordan” gentleman. He used to do air cleaners for casinos and bars, til the ‘no-smoking’ policies shut down his air cleaning business. He has these squirrel cage blower fans 1500CFM and smaller ones of 650CFM. I do not see the motor itself in these...
|80 days ago||
Woodturning with 150hp lathe - 0 replies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4qB6n1cm04 should i move to canada?
|82 days ago||
Vulcan 1992 14" lathe - 6 replies
“Vulcan 14 lathei just spent $250 on a 3HP grizzly DC last weekend. was going to take a break from buying wood working stuff and get to…well…wood working! but then this popped up today on my local craigslist.I have never seen “vulcan” products except for the industrial 3phase kinda of stuff. and of course, kitche...
|88 days ago||
Grizzly 3HP dual bag Polar Bear Series: $250 fair? - 18 replies
http://www.grizzly.com/products/3-HP-Dust-Collector-with-Aluminum-Impeller-Polar-Bear-Series/G1030Z2P there is this grizzly locally for $250, used, in working condition. in the last couple months of reading up on dust collection, 3HP seems perfect for me. not 5HP or 1HP.i’m not looking for a “steal” of a deal to buy (tho...
|92 days ago||
what are these shopsmith pieces? - 4 replies
While using my Lervad bench i bought at an auction before Christmas, i never opened the doors before underneath. I did last nite. Never even thought to take a peek down there. I found these 3 sets of shopsmith… jacks? spreaders? I tried to looked up shopsmith on google for the pictures, but the only google hits are the shopsmith mach...
|107 days ago||
Awww.. i believe, warped jointer fence - 11 replies
i have the ancient rockwell 37-600 6” jointer. this morning, i removed the cutter head assembly and tore it down to sand, clean all sorts of things. i put everything back together. before setting the jointer knives, i need to go get plexiglass and magnets this week. while i had time before super bowl, i went ahead and ensured the infee...
|110 days ago||
need advice on my mobile base stand #2 - 0 replies
i hate asking for help. i’d rather dive right into something and figure it out myself. but i’m stumped. i posted pictures in my blog section, as it’s just a rough draft.I have a 1×1x4 caster plate that needs to be pushed downward from a 2×4 above. as the 2×4 is pushing downwards, and the caster plate is becom...
|112 days ago||
T-track purchases - 2 replies
i’m sorry guys for asking a question each day it seems :( i hope these questions i toss out help the new folk who will surely ask the same as me.yesterday it was softwood vs hardwood. some days before, sharpening stones. today… T-track. I worked on the phone systems of a automobile machine shop (the guy has a $1million dollar c...
|113 days ago||
Softwood VS Hardwood - 16 replies
in my ongoing education of wood working (chisels, sharpening stones, which screws to use, power tool reviews here, etc).... now comes the confusing topic. softwood vs hardwood.i’ve researched this weekend about which wood is ideal for lifting and holding up 100-200lbs machinery: torque values, density, compression values for a utility pr...
|120 days ago||
Waterstones VS Oil Stones VS Diamond Stones - 35 replies
so i’m about to venture into the world of sharpening chisels, planes, blades, scrapers, planer/jointer blades.i look about LJ’s forum about stones (i always research before asking).some weeks ago, i mentioned i was going to do some work at EZE LAP (i guess competitor to DMT) and while there, might score on some employee discounted it...
|122 days ago||
what makes japenese wood working chisels so $$$ ? - 16 replies
http://japantool-iida.com/chisel_bench/index.html while cruising around for hand tools to purchase… i come across a set of japanese chisels.$200 for a single chisel? $2000k for a complete set?is this stuff made out of kryptonite or something?how does a short length of metal and a short length of wood come to $200 for 1 piece?i bought...
|122 days ago||
it has been blistering cold here in northern nevada for the last month. with no end in sight. highs in the 20’s. brrr.i was trying to furiously finish my attached 2car garage and put insulation / reznor gas heater in, but finances ran dry (xmas duties), and the frigid temps have kept me out. to keep me “frosty” (ha!), i ha...
|130 days ago||
I was offered one of those “Beam” whole house vacuum setups for $100. I was not considering installing in my house, but it occured to me… aha! this should work great for my first ever dust collection!If i had never joined LJ’s, i might of really considered it. But now after reading tons of forums posts and reviews.. ...
|167 days ago||
a heads up if you are in the Hudson, NC area and looking for lumber at an auction. http://www.lumber4auction.com/index_lots.asp?pg=details&id=16566&bp=254035&flash=1
|169 days ago||
what to look for in diamond cutting stones - 5 replies
It’s amazing how one thing leads to another. I’m learning as i go. I looked at a majority of “projects” here on LJ, especially workbenches. 95% of then have mortises / tenon joints. So i decided, i best learn the how-to’s of joinery. I bought the joinery book (i forget the author’s name), in one of my pre...