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1340 days ago

Ridgid Life Time Warentee - 3 replies

I have to say that Ridgid tools stands behind there product 100% My 18 volt drill died the other day, both Lio Ion batteries would not hold a charge any longer. I called Ridgid, and they gave me the service center to mail my dead batteries to and a week later two brand new batteries were delivered to me no charge. Those batteries are a $100 a...

1344 days ago

Merry Christmas - 7 replies

Merry Christmas to everyone. May the blessings of the season be on you and your family. Remember to take a moment to remember what the season is all about. The birth of our Load and Saviour Jesus Christ. God Bless everyone. And God Bless America

1357 days ago

Found this Woodworking Guild's Web site - 5 replies

I found this Woodwoking Guilds web site today wihile surfing. Many plans to download. Not sure on the copyright.

1365 days ago

Humidity or lack of in the Workshop - 3 replies

How do you control the humidity in your shops?In my basement shop humidity varies according to the season. And now that we are in the heating season and we heat with wood pellets, it is very dry. This is very frustrating. A project that I have been working on for some time has shrunk, parts don’t fit well anymore and gaps have opened up in...

1396 days ago

Norther Wisconsin Woodwork Club - 1 reply

Anyone in Northern Wisconsin interested in forming some sort of Wood Working Club. It would be nice to get together with other like minded people to share ideas, skills and fellowship. Let me know if there is anyone from the Northwoods who would be interested.

1406 days ago

Finally got my compressor - 1 reply

Well I finally decided on my compressor. Seams to be working well. See my review here. I was a Harbor Freight today and picked up an air file and air saw. Will review as soon as I get a chance to use them.

1418 days ago

Well I finally purchased my compressor - 4 replies

I finally purchased my compressor. I went with the Puma, looks like a good unit. Review to follow. Howerver there is no shut off valve after the regulator, just a quick disconnect. All my other compressors had this shut off valve. I am thinking of removing the quick disconnect and addeding the valve then replace the qucik disconnect. Anyone else...

1443 days ago

PUMA Compressors - 7 replies

I know what everyone is thinking. I’m thinking it to. Ray just go and get a compressor and get on with it. I wish it was this hard to find something to eat. I’d be skinny…Oh so anyways Fleet Farm as Puma brand compressors. This one looks interesting

1443 days ago

Compressors, CFM VS SCFM - 5 replies

Some new terms are appearing on compressors. I have narrowed my search for a new compressor to the 30 gallon Sanborn at Menards. 6.1 CFM at 40 and 5.3 CFM at 90. And now along comes Craftsman with a 33 gallon 6.1 SCFM at 40 and 5.3 SCFM at 90. I did some googling and that did not help in finding a converter from CFM to SCFM. Anyone have any thou...

1466 days ago

Air Compressors - 12 replies

Well I still can’t decide what compressor to get. I like to spray, I use nailers, occasionaly a die grinder. Any suggestions of CFM. Do i get a stationary or portable. I like the idea of and oil compress compaired to the oilless. They are less noisy. 115 or 240 how many gallon tank. Oh my so much to think about. I am leaning to at least a ...

1479 days ago

Need a new Compressor - 17 replies

Good afternoon everyone. Here I am hard at work, pondering a new compressor. I was looking at a Sandborn 60 gallon compressor at Menards 399.99 no regulator 11cfm at 90 psi. I run the usual nailers, small spray gun, die grinder, that sort of stuff. By the time I add the regulator and assorted connectors and a 220 outlet I am over 500.00 easily. ...

1481 days ago

Metro Hard Woods in Independance Mo - 4 replies

Hi everyone, if you ever get to Kansas City Mo, check out Metro Hardwoods in Independance MO They have woods from all over the world, good pricing, friendly staff, and we all know the smell of a good lumber store. It greats you the moment you walk in the door. Definatly worth the trip.

1574 days ago

Automata - 4 replies

The other day while searching for…I have no idea, I search for all kinds of stuff. Anyways I came across a site that has paper mechanical toys. I though that they could easily be made into wooden toys. The files are free and in PDF as well as .jpg format. Two links are attached first one is to Barnical Press, the site with the PDF and jpg ...

1585 days ago

Craftsman 6" thickness Planer - 1 reply

I have a chance to pick up an old Craftsman 6” thickness planer. For 60.00 no motor. Anyone know anything about this. I like old tools, and it looks kind of cool.\

1597 days ago

Motor for Thickness Sander - 0 replies

I’m planning on building the thinckness sander from Shop Notes #86 with soime modifcations. It’s a 16 wide sander, planning on keeping that the same. The sander in this issue of Shop Notes uses a table saw to drive the sander. I want to build it as a stand alone, using it’s own motor. Any thoughts on what HP would be recommende...

1625 days ago

Using Router on Lathe - 19 replies

I need to turn some 2” dowle, I want to use my router and guide to cut the stock as the lathe turns. Anyone ever do this before. I was thinking of building something to hold my router, a box for lack of a better word and mounting my router to this box. then slide it along the bed of lathe while the lathe is turning. I’d use my metal...

1718 days ago

Radial Arm Saws, got to love them and hate them - 11 replies

Well I got my Craftsman 10 saw from Craigs list all cleanded up, new blade guard and table top installed. I adjusted the saw according to the setup instructions and made my first cut and when I pull the blade forward it cuts right where it should. However when I push the saw back it is as if the blade has flexed or at the end of the arm the blad...

1730 days ago

Craftsman Radial Arm Saw - 10 replies

I just picked up a Craftsman 10” Radial Arm Saw. 125.00$ off of Craigs list. It has all the upgrade parts. No pictures yet. Will post some later once I get it upgraded. It has the raising and lowering crank on the front. My previous saw had it on the post at the back. It came with two brand new factory table tops. And the complete guard up...

1781 days ago

Making Vintage Aircraft In Wood - 6 replies

My wife purchased for me the book Making Vintage Aircraft in Wood by Joe B. Hicks. It is complete with plans for: Hot Air Baloon, The Wright flyer, Avery 504, Handley Page 0/400, Curtiss R-6, Naval Aircraft Factory F-5L, Spad S.VII, DH-4 Liberty Plane, Sopwith Camel, Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A, Fokker DR. I Triplane, Dornier Flying Boat, Curt...

1800 days ago

Scroll Saw - 4 replies

My old Wilton Scroll saw bit the dust. Well it was not all that old. But the speed controller shorted out. So now I am in the market for a new scroll saw. Anyone heard anything about Masterforce tools. They are available here at Menards. It looks like a nice saw, 18” with a 2” cut. It has an accessory shaft that looks like it goes to...

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