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03-02-2018 07:54 PM

Craftsman 351.217120 Lathe - 3 replies

Help, please. My dad has this 2005 Craftsman lathe but it is missing the bearing center and spur center. On SMC one contributor said the lathe features a #1 Morse Taper. Will this set get dad where he needs to be?

02-09-2018 07:00 PM

A new use for sawdust - 31 replies

07-07-2017 05:34 PM

Delete Photobucket as an Option - 27 replies

This is still displayed as helpful information when trying to post photos on LJs: Trying to get Photobucket to work now is a time sink and an exercise in frustration as that site no longer supports 3rd party hosting of links without a fee. Try it and this is the result: Suggest LJs remove PB as a helpful suggestion.

09-08-2016 12:15 PM

The Millers Falls No. 1 Cigar Shave - 57 replies

Millers Falls No. 1 A recent addition to the shop, the MF “Cigar Shave” is a unique tool with a mixed reputation when it comes to performing well. This forum is for future reference; a place to index sites, sources and methodologiea that help owners of the tool get the most out of it. Here, for example, is a terrific article o...

05-21-2015 02:12 PM

Leveling Tables - 5 replies

Saw this video recently that shows using a table saw to level what is essentially a small stool. A couple questions: What’s your approach to leveling when the project is large, as in, table sized? Is adding those leveling bolts / pads the best way? That isn’t always what the piece calls for, though. And, what if it’s a case ...

05-01-2015 04:25 AM

Slow Posting Again - 12 replies

Wow, something’s going on. Make a comment of a few words, hit Post this Reply, and it takes upwards of twenty seconds to post. Been going on for a couple of days. Progress bar moves to about 15% complete, then stops until it’s all done thinking. No pictures, just text.

05-09-2014 01:25 PM

I Dood It - Looking for a Build Plan - 15 replies

If you know what this stand/carnival game is, maybe you can help. We need to build one, and quick, but my searchfu on the interwebz turns up nothing. Looking for plans, can you help? Sorry for lack of detail for those who don’t know, but I’ve not actually seen or played it… I’m told it’s an involved build (?); do...

12-20-2013 06:31 PM

Noob questions on finish sprayers (on-going) - 37 replies

I’ve used this to apply paint: When the job is done (total project OR for the day), it takes forever and many gallons of water running through the hose and sprayer to get the thing marginally clean. To finish the job means taking it apart and soaking / scrubbing before applying a bit of oil and putting the tool away. For those th...

03-26-2013 03:12 PM

Expanded html guide - 39 replies

I’d like the ability to wrap text around an inserted image, for example. Can the html guide be expanded to include a few more ‘how to’ sections on formatting within a post? wrap text tables lines between sections of text I’m not a coder, but would like to have a couple more options when tocomes to composing ...

02-24-2013 02:33 PM

How to make these curved cuts with hand tools? - 22 replies

Okay. The picture shows it all. This piece is from the turn of the 20th century, and I’m providence says it was hand-made. Without delving totally into the likelihood of each piece, including cast iron, was made by hand and not recycled, how would the inside curves (coves?) been cut using hand tools only? It’s a question...

10-16-2012 03:29 AM

Thank You, LJs! - 15 replies

... for the iPad support of images! Just found tonight that it works! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

04-06-2012 03:34 AM

Mitre Box of your Dreams - 3266 replies

With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusiasts out there to address a LJ topic area that’s lacking: the venerable mitre box. Stanley, Langdon, Goodell Mfg, Miller’s Falls, etc. What you got? What you want? Questions? Dreams? Boxes and saws for them, post it all below! REFERENCES THAT MAY BE USEFUL:...

12-14-2011 05:35 AM

Okay, is this poplar or ?? (need wood ID, pls) - 17 replies

Lots of experts out there… Thought it was poplar until I started jointing theedges and found interest grain flecks. Too good to use as painted door trim? Old barn was the source, a 16’ piece… Thanks!

11-30-2011 03:30 AM

Is there a listing of folks that leave the site? - 58 replies

Just noticed 3fingerpat was gone… All his projects, postings, etc. Rats.

09-28-2011 09:14 PM

Off-Topic Content in Pulse Page - 27 replies

It seems that more and more entries in Pulse page are “Off Topic” in nature. Can there be a button added that functions like the filters for All, My Watchlist, etc. but toggles to include or exclude Off Topic content? I’d like the ability to see only woodworking / project content in the Pulse filter page. Thanks.

09-12-2011 08:15 PM

Aghh! Termites in the Shop! - 10 replies

Been working on a partition wall in the standalone shop building that will divide the actual woodworking space from lawnmower storage, lumber racks and other miscellaneous ‘very important stuff.’ (re: cr@p) :-) The building is a framed structure built on a proper footing. Inside floor is poured concrete with cutlines, as is usual ...

07-28-2011 05:30 PM

What DO you do on it? - 17 replies

Your workbench, of course. So many posts of benches get comments that include ‘too nice to use,’ or ‘I wouldn’t have the heart to pound on that bench.’ Which got me to thinking (always dangerous), what’s the roughest kind of thing you do on your bench? Use it when chainsawing? Brazing and welding? Mini-sledge ...

05-03-2011 04:23 PM

How to stow (non-electric) mitre saws - 5 replies

Fellow LJs; I’ve got two vintage mitre saws that I use often enough that neither is going to ‘go away’ soon. One I’m keeping under the Roubo bench; the mitre (old Stanley 248?) is now dusty / dirty and oh-so-hard to get out. There’s also a tool cabinet build underway for that space so the saw (saw and mitre) has ...

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