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05-26-2015 09:40 PM

Source of good inexpensive hand planes, chisels, and carving tools - 2 replies

I’m a “toolaholic” that has been woodworking for over a half century and have collected an extensive and wonderful shop full of almost every tool known to man so I don’t need any of these. However my “toolaholic” side makes me keep up with tool auctions and sources anyhow. I thought I would pass along some inf...

05-09-2015 01:30 PM

Help choosing 4" angle grinder tool for power carving - 6 replies

I am looking at buying a tool to fit onto my 4” angle grinder for power carving and hollowing out. I see two types, one is a bit of chain saw chain around a disk, the other are shaped burrs with little spikes on them. There may be others that I am not aware of. I would like to get some advice regarding the pros and cons of each design and...

03-01-2015 04:45 AM

Woodworking as a hobby keeps us out of the bars and trouble . . . - 2 replies

Years ago when I was married and my wife complained that I was spending too much time in the shop I used to tell her “it keeps me out of the bars and whorehouses”. She still wasn’t happy though. But see what CAN happen if you don’t keep with the woodworking! _Married TV actor wakes up to find his testicles have been S...

02-20-2015 08:45 PM

Atlanta, GA Lumberjocks - chat & meet thread - 8 replies

I hope this thread gets some interest. There are a number of us in the Atlanta, GA area scattered all around and very few of us know each other. Hopefully this thread will allow us to get to know one another, swap local wood & tool sources, and maybe be of some help to each other from time to time. Just sign in with your location and tell a...

12-11-2014 05:29 PM

How NOT to use a pallet jack!!! - 13 replies

11-14-2014 12:32 AM

Disease could cost black walnut industry millions, forest specialist warns - 6 replies Date: November 13, 2014Source: Kansas State UniversitySummary: Thousand cankers disease, which kills black walnut trees, has been confirmed in 15 states. Now experts are warning people to avoid moving firewood or lumber this winter to prevent spreading the disease to other...

09-20-2014 04:00 PM

WARNING! Dremel 3000 fire hazard! - 14 replies

I had to call the fire department a few days ago as I kept smelling burnt electricals somewhere in the shop and couldn’t locate it. They came and smelled it too and they couldn’t find the problem even with a heat detector. After they left, I sat down at my work bench and began working, keeping on the alert for the problem. After a sh...

08-01-2014 02:16 AM

Note to all Dremel tool owners - 2 replies

I have worn out my fourth (or maybe my fifth) Dremel tool in my 60 plus years of model building and woodworking. Sent it to Dremel for repairs. Was informed that model was no longer made, Dremel offered to sell me a new (reconditioned) 3000 model for $20. As a new one costs $60 retail, I took them up on it. this is the second time that have done...

07-18-2014 04:16 PM

Please tell me why no one is interested . . . . - 42 replies

A short while ago I posted a thread for Lumberjocks to tell us their tricks and tips they use in woodworking. I know that after 60 years of woodworking I certainly have found small things that make woodworking easier and more precise. Even the woodworking magazines have a “tips & tricks” area. I wrote out one of my favorites and ...

07-10-2014 04:34 PM

The Georgia Redneck Engineering Exam . . . - 5 replies

As a good ole Georgia boy as I am you have to know these things! Redneck Engineer Exam: 1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10 pound possum. 2. Which of these cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks in your front yard? (A) ‘65 Ford Fairlane ...

04-19-2014 05:07 AM

Share your woodworking tips & tricks - 62 replies

The one thing I have noticed we don’t have here on Lumberjocks is a place to trade tips and tricks pertaining to woodworking. There is a wealth of knowledge here and we need to share it. So I thought I would start a thread that each of us could share a little tip or trick they have devised or picked up over the years to help the rest of us...

11-06-2013 02:16 AM

How To Buy Electric Motors at Harbor Freight - 1 reply

What? Electric motors are not listed on the Harbor Freight website? Its true. You can’t even search the website to find an electric motor. But they do sell them. I found this out the hard way and had to e-mail Harbor Freight to find out how to look them up on the website. I surmise they don’t sell too many motors this way. Any...

04-19-2013 09:51 PM

Sources for used tools and machines - post yours here! - 4 replies

Its about time we compiled our sources for used woodworking machines and tools. Many times we overlook what should be an obvious source when we are trying to find a nice table saw, planer, bandsaw, or some hand tools. Most of us will be limited to a reasonable radius of travel from where where live, so be sure to note the location along with the...

03-23-2013 03:46 PM

Scraping with razor blades - 11 replies

I am wondering how many of you use single-edge razor blades as scrapers. A number of years back I tossed my card scrapers into the drawer and rarely if ever use them any more. I find single-edge razor blades to be quick, easy, and disposable with no sharpening. Just toss a dull one aside and reach into the box of 100 blades I buy at hardware ...

02-19-2013 04:17 PM

Hand planes for billionaires . . . - 42 replies

For the billionaire woodworker who has everything . . .

11-18-2012 02:35 PM

Great Tool Deals You Won't Want To Miss!!! - 6 replies

11-09-2012 02:08 PM

How many of you buy your tools at Garret Wade? - 55 replies

I constantly shake my head at how certain businesses stay in business. Garret Wade, who has been around a long time, has always been WAAAY overpriced. Today I received an e-mail from them that touted a lighted headband magnifier at a “reduced” price of $41.56 (

11-01-2012 02:20 PM

Ash Trees - there is a deadly fungus among us - 15 replies

Will this come to the USA? Are Europe’s ash trees finished? October 2012 by Andy Coghlan A fungus deadly to ash trees has just reached Britain and Ireland, after emerging 20 years ago in Poland. Already it has devastated ash trees in mainland ...

10-12-2012 11:18 AM

The story behind these arcane wood dimensions at the lumber year - 1 reply

I subscribe to a little weekly newsletter that answers strange and odd questions of all sorts called “The Straight Dope” ( This week it answered a question about wood sizes. Here is what was said: Why aren’t two-by-fours two inches by four inches?October 12, 2012 Dear Cecil: Why is a two...

07-04-2012 02:18 PM

Starting a new shop and 3-phase. Good machines cheaper? - 4 replies

For those of you who are in the beginning stages of building a really nice home shop with top end industrial quality machines, you might want to pay attention to this. I have considered 3-phase in my home shop in the past but never did it as my machines were collected over a long period of time and it didn’t occur to me there might be s...

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