Picked up what people on Lumberjocks here like to call a ‘starter lathe’ but they clearly come from a very different economic background than I do. Yes that pile of zinc die cast doo dads was an upgrade itself from the previous co...
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Location: Lincoln, NE
Out of economic necessity, and because I enjoy it, I like figuring out what I can make with what I have or can salvage. So no $5,000 cabinet saws or Lie Nielson hand planes here, but I manage to still make nice things with an old log, some broken pallets, and a few hand-me down tools.
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|replied on||Judging an old Unisaw by its pictures. What to look for before I make the 2 hour drive to buy?||04-19-2017 09:28 PM|
|commented on||Not My Knot||04-17-2017 02:29 PM|
|replied on||Replace deck boards. Nail or screw?||04-14-2017 07:47 PM|
|commented on||Table 2 of 8.||04-13-2017 09:52 PM|
|added project||Table 2 of 8.||04-13-2017 06:27 PM|
|commented on||Pipe Fitting Mallet||03-27-2017 04:19 PM|
|replied on||questions||03-26-2017 08:25 PM|
|commented on||White Oak Tool Box||03-22-2017 01:20 PM|
|replied on||Would MDF work?||03-21-2017 06:30 PM|
|replied on||Can you still buy these anywhere?||03-20-2017 05:17 PM|
|replied on||Need a wood lathe, have a question??????||03-20-2017 06:15 AM|
|replied on||Need a wood lathe, have a question??????||03-19-2017 08:43 AM|
|commented on||Outdoor shed||03-19-2017 08:15 AM|
|replied on||Can you still buy these anywhere?||03-17-2017 07:59 PM|
|replied on||Can you still buy these anywhere?||03-17-2017 01:36 AM|
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Ten or twelve years ago, living in a tiny basement apartment with my then infant son, I bought my first power tool. The cheapest band saw they had down at the home improvement store. A “Tool Shop” bench top model. At $85 it was a majo...
El cheapo mortising chisel #1: Cheap $2 prying tool from bargain bin at hardware store into mortising chisel
I needed a mortising chisel, but got sticker shock when pricing them. Old ‘pigsticker’ things on e-bay were going for $30 or so not including shipping, and new mortising chisels were nearly $50! I had a $2 bargain bin pry bar from th...
I work at a nature center and each year they have some sort of auction of items made my local artisans or craftsman as a fundraiser. One year is was painted rain-barrels, the next was bird houses. etc. This year it is garden benches. You submit...