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474 days ago

The problem with the 151 spokeshave - 2 replies

... is if you drop them they might break. My old one did anyway,a couple of days ago when I dropped it about 4 feet onto concrete. The presence of the adjustment screws means that a lot of material is removed from the casting at what is already a vulnerable point. I have a newer 151 too… and I think it may be made of a toughernew a...

482 days ago

Auction of Hammer k3 saw - 3 replies

I know some people have been considering acquiringthis model saw.

503 days ago

Source for 2" spring steel straps for steambending? - 5 replies

I’m setting up to do some steambending. I’ve done itbefore years ago and I made a compression fixtureout of low carbon weldable steel. It works wellbut the strap I have is low carbon steel too and it’s going to retain too much shape in bending I think. I know I could buy the Veritas rig but it seems abit overpriced to me c...

508 days ago

Brazing band saw blades - 8 replies

I’ve had a blade brazing kit for years but only used ita few times because most of my band sawing ran to straight cuts with wider blades that don’t easily break. Looking at prices in the $22 ea. (plus shipping) rangefor the 104” blades I need for my INCA band saw,I decided to take a look at buying a coil and brazingmy own bl...

513 days ago

Interesting old wooden bandsaw - 3 replies

517 days ago

Laser line device question - 9 replies

I know there are these things you put on a spinning arbor on a miter saw, but I want one for setting up a joinerything and there won’t be a spinning arbor. Anybody know about a basic laser line device that doesn’t need to spin but projects a line fromabove?

524 days ago

All about files - 10 replies

I took files for granted for a long time. Now I don’t. I have about 30 of them in different sizesand they help solve problems in both wood and metal. The more I use them and learn the more I like them. Most of my files are old and many are not veryefficient. I have not sent any out for sharpening or tried vinegarcleaning. IR...

534 days ago

Marcus Tidey, inventor of the modern table saw - 6 replies

Ran across this site with some nice pictures. There’s not much on Tidey at OWWM Link to Tidey page: Here’s a Mereen-Johnson double arbor table saw similarto the Tidey saw in the first link.

536 days ago

Hide glue for bent laminantions - does it cure too fast? - 10 replies

I’m doing some bent laminations. I have used Urea glue in the past but of course it’s hard stuff and will likely nick my jointer knives when I clean up the laminate. I have a lot of hide glue on hand (got it from a bookbindingshop closing down) and I’m wondering if it’s worthtrying to do bent laminations with it. I h...

538 days ago

Escher chair video. - 2 replies

Pretty cool optical design trick.

549 days ago

Movie star designs super high-end furniture line... - 2 replies

Kind of interesting. Frank Pollaro – a marquetry expert and furniture maker – is collaborating withactor Brad Pitt to execute Pitt’s designs forthe super high-end market. Nice stuff

550 days ago

Anybody using Bosch L-boxx storage boxes? - 2 replies

I am using them. I like them. I would like to know what the real internal height measurementbetween the floor of the box and the bottom of the handlerecess inside the lid on the L-boxx 3 is.

573 days ago

Dewalt Radial arm saw riddle - 8 replies

Anyone know what the odd-shaped accessory attached tothe saw arbor is?

579 days ago

FREE Fence stop part for Craftsman router table - 0 replies

This is the sliding 4” square plastic stop part that mounts to the fence (tothe right of the router bit area in the picture) and has a steelflip stop widget attached to it. I never owned the tablebut came across this part in a box of stuff I bought. Pay shipping and it’s yours.

580 days ago

how do I bend a file shank? - 6 replies

Fussing around today I discovered I need a small file with a bent or cranked shank. Looking online I could only find one, a 21” longcabinetmaker’s file made in Italy. That’s muchto large for what I want. While I’m not afraid to experiment with a torchand anvil, if anybody has a tip about how togo about bending a ...

581 days ago

Online machinery auction in UT this morning. - 0 replies

If you’re close enough to St. George Utah to not burn up thesavings on gasoline, you may get some something good.

585 days ago

Router bit storage - 24 replies

My router bit storage is a haphazard mix of wood blocks withholes in them and several wood boxes with foam inserts. I’m super not into making shop fixtures. I prefer to salvageand repurpose as much as possible. However, I’ve reached the conclusion that I have enough bitsthat I should figure something out to store them in one p...

593 days ago

Chris Becksvoort to appear on NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation” - 2 replies

594 days ago

Antique jointer with wood beds and fence - 11 replies

600 days ago

Guy launching a hand tool woodworking business on Kickstarter - 2 replies

He’s probably not the only guy doing this, but it’s interestinghow much dough has been pledged.

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