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15 days ago

Somebody in LA, OC should grab this jointer - 10 replies

39 days ago

Name the price for this set - 18 replies

I was asked to ballpark this today. Everything in plastic laminate. The center of the console is a big glowing light table. Everything but the chairs, the big TV and the paint job on the floor. The guy didn’t sound too pleased when I told him the figure. I thought I was being pretty reasonable, but I’d like to know how you wo...

58 days ago

Museum sells viking ships to public through gift shop - 1 reply

64 days ago

Shop-built format sliding table saw - 5 replies

I like sliding tables. I do have doubts as to whether this wooden format sliding table saw would hold up in a shopwhere more than one or two people were using it,but it’s an impressive build nonetheless, based arounda humble Gil-bilt home-made table saw kit.

69 days ago

Stability of teak and ipe? - 2 replies

I’ve been asked to bid a bunch of chairs in these woodsusing 1/2” x 1.5” x 30” slats… about 18 per chair. Now I think teak is silly expensive so I’d want to turnas little into sawdust as possible so I’m thinking I canrip 30” long x 1.75” 5/4 blanks, then resaw on the bandsaw. Now my que...

75 days ago

just doing some lifting... - 12 replies

Saw is a Tannewitz JS bought pretty cheap at auction. Fortunately the motorappears to have been reconditioned, perhaps rewound in the last 30 years or so. Saw is bombproof but missing some parts that will be impossible to find,so I’ll have to make replacements. Machine is about 2000lb., though I’ve removed the sliding table parts...

90 days ago

Weird machine - 10 replies

Here’s an odd looking machine. Anyone have a theory what it’s for?

91 days ago

Old chisels - 7 replies

I wanted a bevel edge chisel in the 35mm range for veneer workso I bought a vintage one on ebay for $10 shipped. Great deal really. I reckoned the steel might be good. I’ll say this: I do believe it’s a good chisel but I spent a crazyamount of time flattening its back. Several hours… andI have a Makita wet grinder. I d...

95 days ago

Tree with a mind of its own... - 5 replies

103 days ago

Here's a table saw that bevels both ways. - 16 replies

I did not think it was possible, but it apparently is. I may just pick one up to try it out.

116 days ago

Anybody have dimensions for a tractor seat type stool seat? - 2 replies

I want to make a mockup of an idea and I’ve never made a sculpted wood seat before.

119 days ago

How not to get pissed off at other people on forums. - 25 replies

Don’t read the off-topic stuff. That’s where you see the political venting or whatever. I never get mad at anybody here. Yet I often see interestingpeople leave for reasons that baffle me…. as I’ve rarelyeven glanced at the threads that upset these individuals. Don’t get me wrong, I think some posters are a...

123 days ago

Anybody padded on water based poly? - 7 replies

When I first tried water based finishes on guitars I read the finishcould be padded on like shellac. I never tried it but I’m comfortablepadding shellac and I was wondering if it’s not worth the troubleto try to get water based poly to do it. I live in California and oil based finishes have become scarce. OtherwiseI’d mix...

145 days ago

Check out this interesting band saw - 12 replies

154 days ago

Cello neck repair. Best approach? - 27 replies

My nephew’s cello took a fall.

168 days ago

Air pressure gauges - do they just wear out or is there a way to maintain them? - 6 replies

I have some gauges that don’t work very well anymore andI’m wondering if there’s something I can do to service themor do I need to replace them to get accurate readings?

171 days ago

3 phase contactor, what am I looking at? - 7 replies

Here are some not very good pictures of a toasted magnetic contactor. It’s an S-C35L. It’s a 35 amp 3 phase contactor from Asia. It’s probably about 25 years old. It looks to me like the basic contactor is stacked on another thing, a base, which I think functions to provide 110v power to a pneumatic solenoid valve. It’s f...

173 days ago

Wiring question - 8 replies

I’m setting up a new phase converter. I need to pull 2 live lines off it. One will be connected to a 3hpdust collector. The other will be switched around to differentmachines. The phase converter panel has one set of outputs. What’s the preferred way to pull these two lines off thatone set of outputs? Do I insert a pair...

179 days ago

Einstein's porch bench - 8 replies

I saw this picture and the design grabbed me. I’ve not seen thissort of proportion in a porch bench before and I like it. I thinkthe table is a separate thing. I like the generous spread ofthe bench arms, the cozy high back. Good stuff.

179 days ago

I think I need a cutoff cart - any good ones? - 2 replies

... saw this on my local CL, but too far to drive for somethinglike it. Any good ones or thoughts about good designsfor them?

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