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05-20-2013 03:01 PM

Better Grade Plywood in the D.C. Baltimore area? - 16 replies

Hello fellow Lumber Jocks. I’m going to be building a large wall unit/shelving system for a basement and i’m trying to find a better grade plywood then is available at the big box stores. I used that stuff in my shop and the veneers peel apart. I’d need 4’x8’ sheets for a better use of materials so the 5’x5&#...

11-19-2012 01:03 AM

Bench Grinder Questions - 10 replies

Hello. I’m in the market for a bench grinder and am wondering what advantages if any would an 8 inch grinder have over a 6 inch? I will be using it for sharpening lathe gouges a lot as well as restoring other old chisels and some metal shaping. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

10-21-2012 11:12 AM

WTB: Powermatic 90 wood lathe Tail Stock Innards - 3 replies

I recently picked up a PM90 wood lathe that was partially disassembled. Once i got most of it back together i’ve come to find that the tail stock has no quill or feed screw, thrust bearing, or hand wheel. Any one have any spares they are willing to part with? I really need the quill and screw and thrust bearing. I can make or find any old...

10-09-2012 12:14 AM

Powermatic Lathe 90 or 45? - 6 replies

Saw a listing for a PM 90 lathe and one for a PM 45 both reasonably priced. I am wondering which of these would be better to get? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Assume both are in similar condition same hp.

10-04-2012 09:01 PM

Sometimes You Get Lucky On Craigslist - 14 replies

Finally got a tool gloat!!! Just got a steal of a deal on craigslist. picked up an old ToolKraft lathe for only $25. It came with chisels and quite a few accessories. Drive centers, live centers, and plates. It has just over 6” from center to bottom of the gullet and at least 36” between. Came on stand with motor too. I just teste...

10-01-2012 01:37 AM

Stanley 220 block plane - 2 replies

After getting so much inspiration on the Show Your Restoration thread, i decided to do my old planes. I picked up my stanley 220 and started cleaning it up and i’m not sure my eyes aren’t playing tricks on me. It looks like it has really dark blue japanning; at least what is left of it. Did stanley use this color for their 220 at s...

07-14-2012 05:25 AM

The Most Versatile Saw You Can Own! - 16 replies

I just picked up the last saw i’ll ever need apparently. A nice little powr-kraft sabre saw. This saw is so powerful it needs an auxiliary handle for better control. I just had to have it for some reason. As far as i can tell it has everything with it and the case although some one previously modified the inside of it cutting a section out...

06-22-2012 05:09 AM

Radial Arm Saw Overhaul - 6 replies

Hello all you RAS aficionados. I need your help. I have this old Montgomery Wards 10” RAS that was passed to me and i’ve been toting around from place to place but have never set it up proper and used it. I’ve decided to get it set up and tuned in and give it to my father-in-law since i dont use it. It had no table so i tried t...

03-13-2012 08:20 AM

Radial Arm Saw - 0 replies

I have an old Montgomery Wards RAS for sale or trade in upper marlboro maryland 20772. Willing to trade for small lathe or jointer or maybe some nice hardwood lumber. Cash of course is also accepted. I have never had it set up for use but have plugged it in and it does run. Will have pictures soon when i figure that part out.

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