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|40 days ago||
What Does Your Dream Toolbox Look Like? - 155 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...
|672 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...
|727 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...
|785 days ago||
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, ...
|818 days ago||
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’...