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08-08-2017 01:17 AM

Sterilizing wood in home oven - 11 replies

I’m sure I’ve read on LJ before but I can’t find it.What temperature should I use to dry wood in the oven.? Mainly I want to be sure the bugs are killed.

07-24-2017 08:45 PM

How would you repair this tote? (esp Don W.) - 32 replies

This is on a No 8, type 10 which otherwise is a very nice plane. I’m thinking I need to get the nails out somehow or drill the heads off them, then do a standard glue job and fill the holes. Any suggestions on how to do that? Thanks,-Paul

05-11-2017 02:58 PM

Anybody seen this Stanley Logo? - 2 replies

I’ve never seen one like this with this patent date.This is from a Bailey No 4, type 11, I recently aquired. I’ve looked on one online Stanley Logo list, but didn’t find it. I also looked at a list of Stanley patents and didn’t find one for that date that had anything to do with bench planes. Here’s mor...

11-12-2016 10:58 PM

Ixion Crank Drill - 3 replies

Have any of you folks ever used an Ixion crank drill? I saw two of them on ebay recently for reasonable prices, and picked one up. It has an enclosed gear box with a crank which can be attached to one of two drive points. One (high speed) turns the chuck about 7 1/6 times per crank, and the other (slow speed) turns the chuck about 2 1/2 t...

07-05-2016 04:33 PM

Bowtie Masters Please Advise - 4 replies

I’ve got two boards like this, probably sequentially cut. A : 1 1/4×13 3/4×110B : 1 1/8×13.3/4×110 They have a pretty huge “end check”. I was thinking of making a pair of live edge benches (for a dining table) about 6’ long with waterfall leg on both ends. Do you folks think it is possible ...

10-10-2015 02:11 AM

Hollows and Rounds - 24 replies

Last year I started down the slippery slope with hand planes – and since then have bought 20+ bench planes, one rabbet (rebate) plane, and a Stanley 148 tongue and groove match plane. Continuing down the addictive slope, I’m looking at hollows and rounds. As a aside, if anybody has too many hollows and rounds and not enough Bai...

03-16-2015 07:48 PM

Kickback Incident on Table Saw - 55 replies

This incident happened back in September. I took photos at the time but forgot to post them. I just was reminded of it when reviewing old shop photos today. I have a Ridgid table saw with no riving knife. I know better, but once in awhile I want to rip a short piece. This one was about 6in long. The photos should tell the story. I ...

09-25-2014 03:15 PM

Any LJ's use the Rockler Beadlock system? How's it compare to Domino? - 3 replies

I just noticed on the Rocker site their Beadlock system, which I never heard of. It seems like a poor man’s Domino substitute. Have any of you used it? (I guess I should have looked at the reviews first.) Now I see there are several review threads for Beadlock. Thanks,-Paul

08-05-2014 01:45 AM

Great deal right now on granite surface plate - not any more - 13 replies

[EDITED 8/15/14] Amazon’s current price is up to $97.90 with free shipping. They still have not shipped mine.—————————————————————————————————...

08-03-2014 03:37 AM

Is something going on with (black) cherry trees? - 10 replies

I just noticed today that most of the cherry trees near my house a losing a lot of leaves. The little ones growing in sheltered locations have about 1/2 yellow leaves. The big ones that catch some wind seem to have lost 1/2 their leaves. It’s just the beginning of August. This is odd. I’m in North Alabama. Has anybody el...

04-10-2014 02:13 AM

Recon Hitachi Router M12VC 2.25 HP - Replaced - 15 replies

I’m not yet posting this as a review, because I’m going to send this one back. After I work with it’s replacement for awhile, I might post a review. I recently bought a 20+ year-old Porter-Cable Omnijig 24, a 24-inch dovetail jig. After struggling with my inexpensive little router, I decided on an upgrade. After some res...

02-21-2014 09:34 PM

Water-based poly. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong. - 28 replies

This has been my first try at water-based finishes and I’m not too happy about it. I’m finishing a poplar bookcase with 8 shelves about 5’ wide. It was well sanded (to 320) before I started. After the first coat of water-based poly, the surface was very rough as a result of raised grain. I sanded (with 220, by hand, on...

12-21-2011 06:18 PM

New Grizzly Planer Problem - Resolved - 13 replies

Hey Guys (and Gals), A week or so ago, I had my new G0454Z planer dellivered. I haven’t gotten it fully set up yet, since I haven’t yet decided where it’s going to go – and where to put the 30A 240V circuit. Meanwhile, I’ve been working with Grizzly to get a small but very annoying problem solved. The han...

12-13-2011 03:06 AM

Anybody near Washburn, TN (Grainger Co) need some cheap Walnut? - 1 reply

Hi LJs, A few days ago I saw some Walnut lumber on ebay and bought it. Then I figured out it’s a 500 mile round trip to go get it. My truck isn’t running so well, and with Christmas coming up it’s hard to find time to make the trip. So, my good fortune can become your good fortune. I agreed to pay $50 for what looks to...


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