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180 days ago

Denver people - ever buy from Wood Source in Thornton? - 3 replies

They don’t say whether they even sell retail, but they do say “no job is too small”. http://www.woodsource.com/timbers/timber-products.html

193 days ago

Scam? Don't know what to make of this - "ebooklifestyle.com" - 15 replies

I got a letter today from a company called “ebooklifestyle.com”. It says they’ve set up an account for me, complete with user name and password, which they give in the letter. It goes on to say, if I want to become a customer, do nothing and they will start charging my credit card ending in XXXX (and they give the correct numbe...

306 days ago

Anybody know anything about this brace? - 5 replies

The only marking is “No. 1210” on the upper arm. It has a manual ratchet – you lift one pawl or the other up out of engagement with the teeth. Forward Reverse You can get freewheel and full lock by having both up or both down. There is no spring on the jaws. They have an angled extension on the bottom, and the bott...

342 days ago

Has this plane iron been burned? - 11 replies

This is the iron from an eBay no. 7, just out of the Evaporust and dried off. These colors are actually pretty true. On the back, there’s a blue/black streak about 3/4” wide. It lightens to purple along the edges, then yellow, which goes virtually all the way across. On the bevel side, the same colors show on the bevel, and to a less...

366 days ago

"Cocaine", "After Midnight" composer J. J. Cale has passed at 74 - 2 replies

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=820172 Eric Clapton made them famous, but they were the brainchild of J. J. His vision for both songs was quite a bit more laid back than Clapton’s. “Cocaine” : “After Midnight” :

373 days ago

Is this normal for a Stanley no. 7? - 15 replies

Here are some side-by-side shots of a Stanley no. 5 and a no. 7. When the iron is set to cutting depth, the depth adjustment on the 7 seems to be backed way out. Here’s the 7 – note how there’s no adjustment screw showing beyond the knob: Here’s the 5 for comparison. Note there’s about 3/8” of screw showing...

387 days ago

Using a "chisel spider" to make a sphere out of ice - 2 replies

440 days ago

Somebody with a Stanley 45 in the original wooden box? - 4 replies

I just got one of these, complete except for the original box. Could somebody with one take some pictures so I can see how all those odd-shaped pieces are stored? Also, can you give me inside dimensions? I don’t know what era it’s from, but the cutter box has a wood bottom; the front section is a single piece of wood with a deep kerf...

477 days ago

Dogwood? - 5 replies

600 days ago

BerBer5985: Good man to deal with - 0 replies

Recently I bought the Prazi Chestmate jig and router bits from BerBer5985 that he advertised for sale some time back. He was prompt with message replies and shipped the unit out exactly when promised. He did forget to include the router bits, and when I noted that in a message, he was apologetic, and shipped them out right away, on his dime, no ...

652 days ago

World record skydive is on its way! - 16 replies

Moments ago (9:30 local time), the balloon launched successfully, and Felix Baumgartner began the ascent to his world record skydive from 120,000’. Follow it live at: http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

858 days ago

Frustrated resawing rough lumber - tips? - 6 replies

I’ve got some 8/4 poplar, 8” wide, that I’m trying to resaw into 2 – 1” thick pieces. They’re cupped about 1/8” at the middle. I need them 6” wide, so I first ripped them down to 6 1/2”, then jointed one face and the perpendicular edge (not all the way to flat, just so I had something pres...

911 days ago

Interesting shrinkage (?) behavior in Douglas fir - 12 replies

This piece came from a dime-a-dozen DF 2×6x8’ from HD. It’s had just a bit planed off the surfaces, so it’s nearly the full 1.5” thick, and about 2” wide. You can see from the grain it’s almost perfectly flat sawn (and check out how tight the grain is – I counted about 70 rings in that 1.5”). ...

1282 days ago

Only marginally woodworking related: Simulated woodcarving toy from the 1970s? - 6 replies

Does anybody else remember this? It was fake woodcarving. It consisted of a rough piece of “wood”, like a small branch with the bark still on it; buried inside was a hard plastic “finished piece”, which was surrounded by the “waste wood”, which was soft plastic, or clay, or something else that could be carved ...

1356 days ago

How to fix (that is, "hide") an out-of square drawer box? - 7 replies

I’m building a multifunction shop table – outfeed, downdraft, assembly and storage. I’m putting 4 drawers in the lower section, like so: My intent was to have the drawer fronts flush with the face frame, and to put false fronts on them to cover the openings – pretty standard, I think. However I let 1 drawer box get...

1359 days ago

Box/drawer clamping - has anyone experienced this? - 6 replies

I’m not terribly experienced in building boxes and drawers, and I observed something unexpected today. Anybody else notice this? I was gluing up drawer boxes, 1/2” baltic birch, about 8.5”x24”x19” outside dimension. I’m using a lock rabbet corner joint (see picture). On the first 2 of 4 I put the clamps on ...

1443 days ago

Is there a way to adjust the turret stop on the Dewalt 735? - 2 replies

I was planing some poplar today, shooting for 1/2”. I had the turret stop set at that thickness, and the head hit the stop before the wood was that thin. I had to set it to 1/4” and just measure the thickness. Is there a way to adjust this? The manual doesn’t say anything, and a google search turned up nothing.

1533 days ago

Zooming pictures sometimes works funny - 9 replies

Sometimes, when I click on “zoom pictures” on a project page, it doesn’t do the usual zoom function, with the window that appears over the page, with the “next” and “previous” functions; rather, it goes to a new URL showing the first picture enlarged. There is no “next” and “previous...

1557 days ago

Motor cutting off just as it comes up to speed - 11 replies

The motor on my Grizzly 1276 sander (1725 RPM) shuts off just about the time it gets up to speed, about half a second after I turn it on. If I turn it off and back on quickly, while it’s still spinning, it runs normally. Grizzly says it’s a damaged on/off switch; I’m skeptical of this because it happens every time, not intermit...

1625 days ago

Building a teeter totter - 4 replies

My 4 year old niece wants me to build her a teeter totter. Does anybody have any info on these, like how long and wide the main plank should be? How high should the fulcrum be above the ground? What should I use for the plank? Etc.

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