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07-03-2015 06:56 PM

Bad idea (and yet fun!): LumberJocks "Review" section in one tab, Amazon cart in next tab - 2 replies

Items I just bought last night when I had LumberJocks “Review” page open in one window, and my Amazon cart open in separate tab. I usually go in spurts with bulk purchases once or twice a year. I was going to order these books anyways and thought best to see what else could make my wood working …. efficient. Nikon COOLPIX...

06-21-2015 04:18 PM

Hand Planes: do I have too many, realistically? - 34 replies

I’ve been collecting hand planes from auctions. Some by accident (an auction lot could be comprised of 4-5 items, not just 1), some by design. Is there any need to have too many of the same #? As in the picture below, I have 3 #3 planes, 6 #4’s (recently won a #4 blue Record I want to try out), 1 Fulton 4 1/2, 4 #5’s, 2 #6&...

06-17-2015 01:08 AM

LumberJocks used to have a store ? - 4 replies

In the middle of restoring my first ever hand plane correctly. Electrolysis, painting, buffing wheel, etc. While using the search function on LJ’s, I came across this blog entry by david , where he states to purchase boeshield from the lumberjock store. What a great idea! But alas… it is gone. What ever happened to it? Lots of...

06-13-2015 08:25 PM

Anyone harvest their own species of trees? - 14 replies

I am still in the midst of my dovetail exercises (the Narex dovetail chisel and Narex skew chisels…wow…very glad I bought them. Gonna have to make a review post about them).A friend of mine was surprised at the intensity and passion I have shown wood working (he called it “healthy” for me). While discussing stuff, he as...

06-01-2015 11:03 PM

dovetail & pin flattening: block plane or smoothing plane? - 13 replies

I am in the midst of practicing dovetails. I have a functional block plane nicely cleaned up with a sharpened blade. When I watch videos of Cosman, Sellers, etc… they use a smoothing plane (#3? #4?) to knock down and level pins/tails, not a block plane. I thought block planes were designed for end grain & dovetails, not smoothing pl...

05-29-2015 12:35 AM

Should this Delta Unisaw replace my Bosch 4100? - 21 replies

Here is a somewhat of a local Delta Unisaw up for grabs at an upcoming auction. Could go for $20.. or $800, I do not know yet. As many of you probably know by now, I am not skittish at restoring / refurbishing machinery, to a point. This is the only picture, I will not see it in person until this weekend to check for rust, 1.5HP or 3HP motor,...

05-27-2015 12:59 AM

Curious: work bench engineering. Why not 5 legs instead of 4? - 12 replies

If you look at planing, joinery projects, etc… most things are done in the middle of a bench. Why is there not a 5th leg in area for joinery (pounding for mortises and chisel work)? I am considering a roubo splt top down the road and was looking at all the existing projects and joinery videos. Everyone keeps saying to work over the leg...

05-20-2015 05:37 PM

Having never had one, is this a hybrid biesemeyer fence ? - 5 replies

This popped up on the local craigslist for $50. I am not interested in the saw itself, but the fence and rails. Maybe I could migrate this fence to my Bosch 4100 with some mechanical magic. but I can not figure out if this is a crappy clone of a biesemeyer, or a delta hybrid.

05-17-2015 12:47 AM

Ooooops... I did it again. GeeTech 8" Jointer for $55 - 14 replies

I went to this auction thinking this Geetech 8” Jointer was surely going to be sold for $300 – $500. I believe this model is the clone to Jet & Grizzly of the 2001 era of jointers. I knew parts were missing, but I could not refuse the $55 bid that was offered… I took it. Nobody else wanted it because of the rust (ha̷...

05-16-2015 04:14 AM

Possible to convert shaper cast iron top for use with hand held router? - 12 replies

Always on the look out at auctions, this pops up: I think it’s a duo-shaper from years gone past. What drew me to this item, was the cast iron top. But, it is a shaper. If I removed the underneath guts, is there a way to re-install lets say a bosch 1617 or a woodpecker router lift? I have a router table in mind down the road as a pr...

05-15-2015 04:44 AM

I hate asking, but I do not know what block planes these are - 6 replies

I picked these 4 block planes up at an auction for $10. Reading up on Stanley block planes is … confusing. To 60’s, to 9’s, to 220’s, to 110’s. I have a headache now. Here is a picture of my 4 block planes: #1 (left most) has no identifying marks, looks rather cheezy, as if made in China. My future glue remo...

05-14-2015 03:42 AM

Knotty Alder... any cons on using it for a hand tool cabinet? - 15 replies

Now that my Jet 15” Planer is done… time for a hand tool cabinet. I “could” go the plywood route (and I still might), but I feel it’s time to jump into some proper wood working beyond what I am used to (2×4’s, HD plywood, etc). I see most go the red oak route. When I picked up a 5’x5’ of ...

05-13-2015 03:08 AM

Saved a Jet JWP-15CS 15" Planer from going to the boneyard - 20 replies


05-02-2015 11:47 PM

15" Planer blade height & bevel question - 4 replies

I am doing the 3 knife blade installation and setting this weekend on my Jet 15” planer. Have to do this with dial indicators (did the same with my 6” jointer knives so no big deal). But,when I try to find out the height of the knives for this Jet machine, it always falls back to ‘use the jet gauge’. Well, I do not hav...

04-11-2015 04:18 PM

Any need for a 13" Lunchbox planer AND a 15" Jet planer? - 17 replies

I am 75% done refurbishing my Jet 15” planer. Once it becomes fully operational, I will have 2 planers in my 2 car garage: Rigid 4551 13” lunchbox planer and the Jet JWP 15” planer. I see other posts of having 2 table saws, 2 of the same hand planes, 2 of this, 2 of that. Is there a reason to keep both planers? I COULD se...

04-05-2015 03:10 AM

Rust removal and then restoration assistance needed - 8 replies

I am now to the point in my Jet planer saved from dump blog, where I have to decide to do what I can to the rust spots on the base and to cutterhead cover panel. Electrolysis and EvapoRust were used on all kinds of parts. But, I’m at a roadblock with items that have the Jet vanilla colored paint. To those that have restored their wood ...

03-16-2015 05:27 AM

About to jump into my first electrolysis project. Couple questions... - 18 replies

I am in dire need of rust removal for my refurb project of a Jet 15” planer. You can see the rust I am going to go up against:’ll be using Evapo-Rust for the dinky parts (washers, bolts, etc). Electrolysis for the larger parts (rollers, tables, etc). 1.) 2 amp VS 10 amp. My manual batter...

02-22-2015 09:46 PM

Jet JWP-15CS planer: do I for $200 ? - 36 replies

I have a chance to buy this 3HP planer for $200. It is actually sitting outside in the elements and the pictures show brown/red rust everywhere 2 hours driving distance. I already have a Rigid 13” 4661 lunchbox planer. Just wondering if the rust / restoration is worth this planer.

02-15-2015 11:10 PM

Cleaning Shop. Glad to have mobile carts ! - 7 replies

As mother nature steals all the cold and bad weather for the East Coast, the vacuum created on the West Coast is beautiful! Gives one time to clean out the shop to get ready for great spring & summer wood working. Here is a picture of my 2 car garage with dust collection, Thein baffle, main 6” HVAC and blast gates… with the di...

01-27-2015 01:54 AM

6"ducting to machines - 16 replies

Coupling 6” ducting to machines is proving…. difficult to research. I really like the Rockler quick connect / disconnect, but it’s only for 4”. All of my machines are on mobile stands so quick connects are the way to go, but I REALLY do not want to downgrade to 4” for the coupling. It really seems there is no l...

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