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07-17-2018 08:13 AM

smokin tablesaw question - 7 replies

I may have messed up. I oiled the motor on my table saw with just plain 3 in 1 oil, and thought ‘what the heck’ I’ll put a drop on the bearings on the arbor shaft. And now it smokes like a chimney when it’s under any kind of load. It doesn’t seem to bog down or lose power, or cut any better or worse or faster or ...

03-22-2018 05:31 PM

odd threads on old planes - 7 replies

I’ve run across some 1/4-24 thread on at least two different old planes. None of the hardware stores around here seem to have bolts or nuts that size. snapped. A little cast iron Stanley 78 I think with a missing screw a few years ago but then I dropped it anyway and forgot about it. Now on a older? transitional plane. snapped off the...

03-16-2017 11:01 PM

Can you still buy these anywhere? - 7 replies

! Thought I could pick these up at any big box store or hardware store. Can’t find them anywhere or online.

03-13-2017 08:50 AM

Wood species? - 3 replies

I live in Nebraska, and while modern construction lumber here is sold as Spruce/Pine/Fir, it’s mostly pine, but old garages and houses built before 1930 or so are almost exclusively built out of a much darker more brown less yellow wood. It is a soft wood, quite a bit heavier than modern lumber, but not much harder. It is this color thr...

03-08-2017 04:10 AM

Seeking general commission advice - 10 replies

I’m pretty new to the getting paid for your woodworking game. A friend e-mailed saying she had given my name to a gentleman who wanted a ‘conference table built’ I contacted the man and it turns out he wants Eight! 3’x6’ tables with an ‘industrial’ or ‘tap room’ look. He sent me a link to ...

11-02-2016 07:18 PM

First commissioned piece - 8 replies

So a friend of mine has commissioned me to make a stand to hold some for the best stuff for his record collection, some 45’s and LPs. Just a stand at a comfortable height with recessed area to put the records in LP’s on the left 45’s on the right, maybe a foot deep or so. You could stand and flip through the records. (Think ...

01-21-2014 12:39 PM

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...

01-13-2014 07:56 AM

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...

01-02-2014 11:45 AM

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...

02-02-2013 08:32 AM

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...

12-12-2012 04:42 PM

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 ...

12-04-2012 10:36 AM

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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