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66 days ago

Can anyone recomend good plans for a boat? - 10 replies

I want to make a rowboat and I have no idea where to start. Any good resources out there that I should be looking at so the thing does not end up at the bottom of a lake?

450 days ago

Any Advice on Unloading a 460lb Bandsaw? - 47 replies

Apparently my G0513X2B bandsaw is going to show up sometime tomorrow. I am both excited and freaked out. Is this the sort of thing I can handcart into my shop or is there any special equipment you would reccomend I make a quick trip to town for. I did get the liftgate service. Thanks

501 days ago

What Does Your Dream Toolbox Look Like? - 1776 replies

The toolbox is a deeply personal choice. I have seen hundreds of different styles and variations. Some people prefer to store all their tools on the wall and live in there own toolbox. For me the “traditional” English chest is the winner. I love the way it looks and works. More on that later… In the interest of kickin...

1134 days ago

Miter saw...the first to go - 36 replies

After reading the Anarchist’s Tool chest and taking stock of what tools I use and really don’t need, this is the first one on the chopping block (pun intended) as it just does not fit into the kind of work I do. 10” compound miter saw $80. Send me a pm if you are interested and I can answer any questions. I am willing to tra...

1188 days ago

Tools worth spending top dollar on? - 55 replies

I am like most woodworkers. I like saving money when I can. I restore and often build my own tools because I enjoy it and it let’s me spend more on material. All too often though it’s easy to cut a corner on a very important tool, so I wanted to share three tools that I think are worth buying top of the line. Here we have a Starre...

1247 days ago

Thrift store score and the dilema that comes with it. - 3 replies

So I scored at the Salvation Army the other day. Hidden beneath dust and debris I found a broken box, the wood in unmistakable to me, Cocobolo. The cashier only charged me 50 cents a fee that I paid gladly. The small amount of wood is invaluable to me for throat inserts on hand planes. Here is the problem, The carvings on the box are beautiful, ...

1280 days ago

What the heck is this? (identifing an inhertance worth of offcuts.) - 16 replies

Does anybody have some good recommendations/sources/tips on identifying the species of a piece of lumber? I have a a large stock of offcuts that I got from my grandfather. His eyes and his memory have failed him so he is unable to tell me what most of it is. The easy ones (like Black walnut, hard maple) I get, but what about the stuff that’...


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