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10-05-2017 08:19 PM

Building and Testing my DIY Air Filtration Unit From Old Furnace Blower - 30 replies

Well, I am finally getting around to this, after replacing/upgrading one of our two AC Heat Pump/Heater/Furnace units. Been long enough that I don’t remember if it was 2yr, 4yr, or longer ago. All I know is that it has been way too long! You’d a thought I was “Procrast-A-Didgitator of the Year!...” ;-) Been trying t...

06-21-2017 08:26 PM

My 1st Bill Since New AC Installed - WAS:100% Positive Flow AC in the Shop - 69 replies

Like the title says, I am interested in installing a 100% positive flow AC in the shop. What I mean is NO RETURN AIR TO THE AC UNIT. For all the detractors, I understand that THAT is not efficient or cost effective, so please bite the bullet on that portion. What I am trying to find is a unit that only provides NEW air (AC’d new air) ...

04-23-2017 07:37 PM

A Birthday Present ---- Really? - 15 replies

Somehow I don’t know if I should be pleased or offended by this. Not going to mention the source, so you will have to quietly assume the answer and NOT post it. I just want to know just how such an “offer” would make you feel?

03-23-2017 03:41 PM

Sargent Planes - Odd Lever Cap on VBM - 3 replies

As all know, I like my Sargent planes… a lot. Anyway, just picked another Sargent 410C, my third 410 and second “C”. This one has been well used and repaired more than once. What strikes me is the age of the repair to the lever cap. Looks like the repair itself, could be 80-100yr old but who knows… It works well, ev...

03-13-2017 12:51 PM

Filling Porous Voids in Wood For Strength - 21 replies

I am in the process of making a number of handplane Totes and Knobs out of Zebrawood. While I try to avoid obvious flaws in wood, I ended up with a tote sized piece that necessitated cutting it with an obvious flaw or weak area. Zebrawood does this on occasion and this tote had to be cut this way or toss the entire piece of this. I have other...

02-05-2017 06:17 PM

Sargent Planes - Type 2 #407 Refurb - 17 replies

Well, I finally came across a Type 2 Sargent #407 so I snatched it up. This was rare enough that, yes, I had to pay a pretty penny for it. It looked a bit beat up on fleaBay but had all the parts, so I dug out my electrolysis bath and went to work. .. It originally looked like this:.. While the metal was in the electrolysis bat...

11-23-2016 01:31 PM

RIDGID R4330 Planer Paddle Switch Replacement - 11 replies

I have had my R4330 Planer for ~6yr and recently had it “smoke” the power/paddle switch. When I went to look for a replacement switch the RIDGID website said that that particular switch was no longer available. So off I went looking for a compatible paddle switch online. Sight unseen, I found a possible replacement. Shop Fox D2...

11-16-2016 05:47 PM

What Happened to Ridgid LSA ? - 57 replies

Well my Ridgid R4330 lunchbox planer smoked on me this morning, so I came inside to “find” the nearest Ridgid service center in my area. NOT GOOD. The “nearest” authorized service center is 142mi. away. And the second closest is 171mi. from home! WTF? WHAT HAPPENED TO RIDGID? Are they about to go belly up? I ...

10-27-2016 07:00 PM

Cutting Board Finishes - 41 replies

I have read through many threads on which “oil” to use on cutting boards (Walnut, Mineral, Olive, BLO. etc.) My question is:Can I use Japan Drier added to (*insert oil) to speed up drying oils, OR get non-drying oils to dry on cutting boards?

11-18-2015 04:24 PM

Coordinating Curly Maple Dye with Granadillo - 7 replies

I am making my first finger-joint box and doing so with some Granadillo I picked up at WC. The top/lid will be paneled insert, with the frame being curly maple and the insert Granadillo.Below is a mockup: FWIW, I am not trying to “match” the maple dye with the Granadillo. I want the “popping” dye to coordinate with a...

12-09-2014 08:43 PM

Harbor Freight Disc Sander ON SALE $59.99 with Coupon - 5 replies

Just wanted to point this one out to folks looking for a Tool Sharpening System on the cheap. 4x36in Belt / 6in Disc Sander Gerry (the Dane) and I both posted on this Last year at the beginning of 2013. This thing makes one heck of a sharpening system for all your turning tools, AND IT IS CHEAP AND EASY TO CONVERT! Big Bang For Buck Be...

06-02-2014 02:33 PM

On SALE for June 2014 - 4 replies

FYI to all. Harbor Freight has this little 4in X 36in Belt Sander on sale for only $58.13 WITH COUPON, AND THIS MAKES A GREAT BELT SHARPENING SYSTEM for all your chisels, turning tools, handplane cutters, etc. And at this price you can convert this thing for LESS THAN $100. Here is a review I did on HOW TO do the conversion. Check it out. ...

05-27-2014 05:00 PM

eBay Slime Balls and PayPal - 37 replies

OK, most of my eBay transactions have been completed without any problems/issues. I have collected many handplanes through eBay’s market place. HOWEVER,... Today I finally had an issue pop up. I won/bought a handplane and immediately paid the seller via PayPal, the total amount of the bid plus the stated shipping of $5.95 (low but th...

05-13-2014 11:29 PM

How Many have You Recieved A Random Act of Kindness? - 34 replies

We have all heard of those who do these things. So,... how many of you can share, with intimate details, the time YOU have received a random act of kindness of equal value? And WHY do you think, that it was or should be YOU who should receive that random act of kindness?

05-07-2014 01:00 AM

Resawing Your Own Logs - Dealing With Termites & Other Bugs - 42 replies

The title pretty much sums up my concerns. While I have been WW for ~4yr I only now just started resawing my own logs for usable wood. Question for those who have ACTUALLY dealt with this,... How do you control for the eventual termites, probably wood termites, that show up in your new stack(s) of logs that you resaw? Please, I only want ...

04-01-2014 07:08 PM

Suggested Assembly Layup - 39 replies

OK. I have 3-sheets of 3/4in veneer ply (for over a year) that I need to use. Decided on an 8ft long planer table to set my planer w/ramps on top of. I have always defaulted to using others’ plans so this will be a first original design for me. I’ll make the drawers later… That said, I was planning on the entire assembly...

03-18-2014 11:39 PM

Arbitrary and Capriciuous - 57 replies

Definition: ”...Arbitrary and Capricious means doing something according to one’s will or caprice and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of power…” Hmm… somehow, this is NOT how I intended on living my life here on LJs. As LJs ownership has changed hands/ownership this very CONCEPT has...

11-14-2013 04:25 PM

Walnut Finish Restoration NOT Re-Finish - 24 replies

My favorite rifle, a 1947 Remington Model #121A FIELDMASTER with a Weaver 2.5x B60, needs just a touch of TLC. I got this from my father back in the late 1950s (he bought it new), and shot/hunted with this up through he early 1970s. I still remember “scratching” the stock while hunting at the ripe old age of 15. Today’s post...

10-12-2013 04:30 PM

Indexable Carbide Inserts for Grizzly Jointers - 7 replies

I have had my 8in G0593 for over three years now. I picked it up used locally and the original owner had “gone through” one side of the four-sided indexable Carbide cutters. I used the existing “second side” cutter surface (rotated 90 degrees CW) for ~2yr and then rotated the cutters CW to the third side (remember that ...

10-06-2013 01:06 PM

Flea Market Days Find - 32 replies

Possible gloat here, but still sorting things out. Found these at a local Market Days in one of two boxes that the vender got from someone passing on their relatives WW stuff. It all appeared to be English (so those across the pond feel free to help me ID). What I did NOT pick up though in hind sight probably should have, was the one box with...

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