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192 days ago

Question about deal on Craftsman lathe - 32 replies

Hey guys, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at wood turning for a while, but funds, as always, are tight. I saw an old Craftsman lathe on Craigslist here. Looks like an 80’s era thing with a tube for a bed. He only wants $25 for it which seems like a good deal and cheap way to try my hand at turning (I have ZERO experience) BUT it...

200 days ago

scroll saw blade clamps driving me nuts - 9 replies

I have an older Delta scroll saw that uses two little clamps with Allan head bots to hold onto the pin-less blades. No matter how tight I get them, (I’ve bent cheap wrenches and snapped good ones doing so), they refuse to hold onto the blade. I’m pretty sure I am not over tensioning the blades based on what I’ve read about w...

211 days ago

scrap and cut off storage prolem - 12 replies

Clearly I have a wood storage issue. Not the big long stuff, that fits up the the rafters quite nicely. The little stuff. The cut offs, The stuff I should probably just pitch, but I hate cutting up along board when all I need is a little piece for a switch plate or toy car or drawer pull or something. So does anybody here share my wood...

545 days ago

What to look for in old wooden bodies planes? - 2 replies

I have been frequenting antique/junk malls lately, You know the kind where each merchant gets their little corner they rent out. Invariably some merchant has big glass case full of overpriced Kodak Brownies and wood planes. Usually a big jointer plane for upwards of $150, a couple of weird molding planes a few unmatched hollows and rounds. A...

597 days ago

Fundraiser for Pioneers Park Nature Center in Lincoln, NE - 0 replies

Calling all artists, craftsman, architects, students and hobbyists! Will you put your talents into building and donating a bench for our Garden Bench Auction?We are looking for unique, well-designed garden benches that are sturdy, weather resistant and suitable for sitting. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pioneers Park Nature Center the ...

605 days ago

Looking for ideas for a REALLY cheap table saw fence - 11 replies

I bought an old 9” Delta table saw for cheap, but it is missing the guide rails for the rip fence. I can buy a them on ebay for abotu $30-$40 after shipping, but that’s more than I paid for the saw, and to be honest the rip fence itself looks kinda cheesy anyway, lots of cast zinc, stamped steel, and too many pieces for anything to ...


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