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108 days ago

Delta RT40 Tablesaw listed at auction in central Texas - 1 reply

This looks like a beast. I don’t know anything about other than I just saw it posted online for an upcoming auction. Hopefully a LJ in Central Texas can pick it up. It’s too much saw for my garage. The listing is here: on industrial on the left column, scroll over about 1...

131 days ago

Dewalt router DW618PKB vs DWP611PK - 11 replies

DW618PKB 2.25HP fixed/plunge currently on sale at Lowes for $199 DWP611PK 1.25HP fixed/plunge currently on sale at HomeDepot for $179.10 I’ve been in the market for a dec...

131 days ago

LJ search error? - 3 replies

I tried to search multiple keywords just now within the LJ page search function. Any one else getting a 404 error?

135 days ago

OLD Porter Cable RAS - 6 replies

Just came across this listing. I’ve never seen a RAS quite like this one. Made in NY – how old do you think it is?

158 days ago

Sketchup advice - 40 replies

I see some pretty amazing sketchup drawings and I can see how it would be very useful to have this skill.The purpose of this post is to collect some of the best tutorials, tips, or advice on how to best to get into using this program. Thank you for your input.

160 days ago

Scary Sharp - proper way to attach sandpaper??? - 13 replies

Scary sharp is the only sharpening method in my budget at the moment (19yo college and 16yo kids).What is the secret for attaching the sandpaper so that it doesn’t buckle/rip??? I first tried taping the top and bottom, that just loosens up, buckles and rips. I then tried spraying the back with a really tacky adhesive and that kept the sa...

171 days ago

Grizzly vs Diablo dado stack - 11 replies

Just got this email and I am wondering if this set is better than the $99 Diablo stack I always see at Home Depot.Does anyone have experience on which one is a better value? Thanks. EDIT: in case it is hard to see, it is on sale for $89 and is model G2795.

217 days ago

Grizzly 10% coupon - 5 replies

Last year around this time I gave a Grizzly 10% code to a fellow random LJ in need of one. This year I have a Grizzly purchase to make but I don’t have a 10% coupon or code. I am hoping this message finds another LJ willing to return the favor. If and when I get one, I will update this post. Thanks

296 days ago

Suggestions on how to repair the finish on this water-damaged jewelry box? - 3 replies

A friend discovered water damage on this. Yikes. I’m not sure of the existing finish on it. Thank you for any suggestions.

312 days ago

How to ID age of 2 stanely planes I have AND how to catch the plane fever - 17 replies

I have these two Stanley planes a # 5 and # 7. I picked them up used years ago. I like to try and know the age of my tools and I assume these were made for many years. How can one narrow down the date these were made? I don’t think they are very old. What are they worth? $50-$75 each? Both are in good shape, the #5 has a shiny japan...

313 days ago

plane ID please - 10 replies

A little plane I picked up somewhere years ago. There is no manufacturer listed on it. Is this considered a low angle block plane? Any info is appreciated.

318 days ago

GaryK pistol box - design considerations to create a similar project - 5 replies

Although I didn’t know or have any interaction with GaryK, seeing the announcement of his unfortunate passing, I looked at some of his projects. What a unique individual and talented person he was, not just in woodworking but many other things.One of his projects in particular caught my eye: http://lumberj...

321 days ago

Cherry Slab - large split - future coffee table - a couple of questions - 24 replies

I recently acquired a good sized cherry slab. It has some sentimental value as my grandpa had this (with a few other pieces) stored in his barn for at least 40 years. It’s about 3 inches thick by 44 inches at its longest point. It’s got a pretty good sized split in it, but l plan on turning that into a feature. My questions are 1...

327 days ago

My Favorites - organizing? - 7 replies

I don’t see anyway to do it, but I think it would be VERY USEFUL if there were a way to organize my favorites, especially projects. I have more than 10 pages of favorites, not organized, which takes a while to go back and look through. It would be great to be able to file these away into “Benches”, “Jigs” or ̶...

334 days ago

recent acquisition of older chisels and brass wedge - any info? - 10 replies

I recently visited my dad and he sent me home with a few goodies. I am just getting started collecting chisels and have a lot to learn. The top two are stamped “Ohio Tool Co” and are extremely “beefy”. I assume they are mortise chisels orignally designed for mortising the old barn beams common in Ohio (where my dad liv...

335 days ago

active wormholes in old maple - 9 replies

I recently obtained about 30bf of old maple that was stored in my grandfathers barn for ~40 years. It has wormholes (which I actually like) however they appear to still be active. I know it has been mentioned here before on how to heat them in a kiln, etc., to kill, but I want to try and take care of this in my garage/driveway. I thought of ...

374 days ago

Suggestions on finishes for a couple of different wood doors. - 4 replies

I will be finishing a couple unfinished doors for a “cabin” home my mom has. There are two different doors.One is an exterior door with a type of mahogany veneer on it. The second door is an interior knotty-alder. In both cases it has been requested to keep the finish as clear as possible (no amber tint or yellowing after a while)...

375 days ago

What is it?! - 14 replies

Long story short – I have the opportunity to get a few of these power tools free of charge. I haven’t seen them in person yet but I was sent some camera photos of them. I have NO idea what the first photo is. Second photo was a label on the first whats-it. Third photo looks like a type of cutoff/table saw with ZERO safety features...

575 days ago

how best to fix this wood tear out? - 7 replies

What is the best way to approach this? Unfortunately it is on the front of large frame I have been working on. If it were on the back, I wouldn’t care so much. Routing it over is out of the question as I am going for a sharp corner look. Thanks for your suggestions in advance.

678 days ago

first time attempting wrap-around inlay - end grain question - 3 replies

I am making a walnut frame for a mirror. I’m going to run two bands of hard maple down the face on the longer lengths and then join both runs to the adjacent side after hitting the corner of the mirror. Hopefully the two photos will make it clear. I ripped pair of clean lines with my new Rigid 4512 (that will be another post as man am I...

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