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06-17-2012 04:01 AM

Just WHO is buying all of these expensive woodworking jigs, fixtures, and tools? - 80 replies

I just came back from Woodcraft today and it has set me to wondering. Just WHO is buying all of these expensive woodworking jigs, fixtures, and tools? Over the years I have noticed the people in these woodworking specialty places (we have a number of them around here) seem to be hobbyists and not people making a living from woodworking. And th...

05-20-2012 01:02 PM

Heads up! Nice used Jet 14" 110V bandsaw at auction, Trac, Calif. area - 0 replies

05-18-2012 03:40 PM

A comment on the old Craftsman (Belsaw) thickness planers - 37 replies

Yesterday a friend and I finished up cutting up some hardwood logs (pear wood) and running the boards through my old (early 1970s) Craftsman 12” planer which is simply a Belsaw planer with a Craftsman nameplate. I have had this planer since I bought it new. In those days there were no thickness planers made for home workshop use other than...

01-22-2012 05:33 PM

A heads up!!! Power tool auction - New never used Sawstop + other nice stuff - 3 replies

I received an e-mail from this auction house this morning (I have no connection with them other than I am on their mailing list) that has some really nice floor woodworking power tools located in Ripon, California and among them is a brand new Saw Stop table saw sitting on its shipping skid. A potential nice buy for someone! http://machinerym...

11-06-2011 07:52 PM

Post your links to woodworking e-books, magazines and articles here - 4 replies

There are a lot of books, magazines, and helpful articles that are legally available on the Internet that would be helpful to this woodworking group. I am trying to start a thread that would list them. If you know of any, please post them here. To start this out, here is one about making and mastering wood planes I just ran across: http://...

11-01-2011 05:47 AM

Getting a glass smooth finish using polyurethane in four coats - and other tips - 10 replies

This evening I was varnishing a project and began to think of some of the painting, varnishing, and finishing tricks I had learned over the 63 years I have been building things ( I started at 8 building model airplanes). I thought I would put these on Lumberjocks. I am sure many of you experienced builders are aware of many of these, but the ty...

09-25-2011 01:05 AM

FREE : $3,000 A3-36 jointer/planer :FREE! Another Hammer USA drawing! - 1 reply

Hello to my fellow Lumberjocks, I am the one who recently won the $4,000 Hammer Table Saw (European style with the sliding table) that was announced here on Lumberjocks. I received a telephone call this morning from Hammer about my saw and was told they are having another drawing, this time for one of their $3,000 A3-36 jointer/planers. Of c...

08-30-2011 04:56 PM

Required reading for users of imported woods (and probably domestic too) - 1 reply

This story is about Gibson Guitar but it outlines what the Federal Government was looking for and why Gibson had no idea of what law it had violated. No telling who will be next and you pretty much have no way of knowing what it is you have done if you are using foreign woods. This episode cost Gibson $3 million and its wood has been confiscated...

07-29-2011 03:49 PM

Thanks to Lumberjocks I have just won a $3,000 table saw!!! - 37 replies

At 9:00 this morning I received a telephone call from the president of Hammer Woodworking Machines USA to tell me I have won the $3,000 Austrian-made European-style Hammer K3 sliding-table table saw ( The saw is due to be delivered in two weeks. I have ...

02-17-2011 03:46 AM

How to saw up an 80 ft. windjammer's mast with a steam-driven sawmill - 2 replies

Like this: Planeman

01-02-2011 08:55 AM

Shop Vacuum - how to keep from wearing out? - 18 replies

I’m on my third shop vacuum and it is sounding like its going to go soon. The problem as I see it are the filters. Given a little time they seem to slip and shift inside the unit and allow dust to be routed through the motor and the motor bearings wear out.. I am talking about the ShopVac type of roll-around vacuums, not the large ones....

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