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04-14-2018 12:35 PM

Finally headed to fusion surgery - 19 replies

Well, after struggling off and on since 1976 with that first blown disc, my Neurosurgeon finally said we need to pull the trigger, fusion surgery from L4 down to S1, with an additional Microdiscectomy on L1-2 at the same time. I had a Microdiscectomy on L4 back in 2015, but blew it out when I hit a tire ditch in my front yard last summer whil...

03-22-2018 01:10 PM

Grizzly inventory getting a little too lean? - 23 replies

I own a couple of Grizzly tools, and have been happy with them. I have not ordered anything from them since early last year, when I ordered one of those Tormek knockoff wet wheel sharpeners. I ordered it online, and it shipped fairly quick, but I also noticed that on the website that it was soon after on backorder. Now, I see a fair amount o...

12-16-2017 10:23 PM

Got a Grizzly G1026 in trade - what do you think it might be worth? - 9 replies

A gallery I exhibit in had a guy pull up one day with a trailer full of woodworking tools.The owner of the gallery bought a large Shop Fox bandsaw, a Pistaraus Picture Framing 45’ machine, and this Grizzly G1026 Shaper. The shaper came with only one cutter, an adjustable roman ogee. It did have most of the guard, but the back supportin...

12-14-2017 12:47 AM

What would you do if you ordered, they took the entire payment, but only shipped half the order - 9 replies

Recently, a vendor I dealt with, (who for now shall remain unnamed), did something I thought was wrong.I ordered two items, a set actually, and only one half of it was in stock although he did not tell me that until he shipped the first half.I ordered on December 10th, and received an email telling me how much he appreciated my business.Then it ...

11-17-2017 10:55 PM

Eagle America promo code sale - 0 replies

I got my first Eagle America catalog in the mail a few days ago, and kind of zeroed in on the Merle Band Clamps, mainly because they have a “Holiday Special” where they will sell you a Merle Band Clamp, #415-0912, plus Four Extra Corners, #415-9013 for free. Total – $29.95. Code #450-5050. That means you get a Merle Band Clamp ...

06-02-2017 12:08 PM

Etsy sellers having tissy fits - 17 replies

I’ve been a seller on Etsy since Late September, 2015. My main product on there is golf club hat racks. (Not exactly a real woodworking project for me, but easy and they sell.) I also have sold a few acoustic guitar clocks from reclaimed acoustic guitar faces where I manufacture a back, and various bandsaw jewelry boxes and some wood/me...

01-18-2016 01:41 AM

Starting to seriously consider replacing that last cheap bandsaw - 16 replies

I’ve owned two bandsaws for a number of years now, a larger Grizzly G0513X2BF, and one of those gawd-awful Porter Cable 14” units you buy at Lowes. The Porter Cable in the first 40 months or so has snapped the upper wheel adjustment swivel, taken out four tires, broken off two of the four door catches, and just a couple of days ago,...

01-06-2016 01:08 PM

Trying to justify cost of 1/8" bandsaw blades. Start the Flame Throwers! - 9 replies

I make a LOT of bandsaw boxes, and other things that require substantial bandsaw time with narrow, small blades. I often find that my Porter Cable 14” gets more saw time than my big Grizzly 17”, since a lot of what I do is cut out drawers, making small cuts in a pickguard, and other small, tight corner cuts that only an 1/8” b...

12-29-2015 01:14 PM

Are those people who bit on Windows 10 having sign-in problems? App Error msg. - 7 replies

I put Windows 10 on my computer, which a lot of us got for free a few months ago.Everything went well, and overall I like the platform. About two days ago, Microsoft sent through a major upgrade which took almost 40 minutes of my computer’s time. And then, about 24 hours later I started having problems logging on to this site. Only th...

11-27-2015 01:10 PM

I've been asked, I built, now what do I charge? - 41 replies

The main museum store where I do a lot of business let their manager go and hired a much more aggressive guy who has a great eye. Much as I liked the guy that is now gone, this guy I like much better! I went over to meet him and found out that he is letting a few of the artists go, mostly due to quality, and that may include his cutting ...

11-20-2015 08:13 PM

They called it Wild Cherry. I don't really know - 17 replies

About two + years ago I walked into Chattanooga Hardwoods for some exotic wood and they had two planks of what they called “wild cherry”. To be honest, I had never seen anything like it before, and bought both planks. It developed into about six guitars over the last two years, and now my very last piece of stock is glued up, rea...

10-27-2015 07:01 PM

Ohio Tool Boxwood Plough Plane - Worth?? - 9 replies

I was browsing a few thirft shops and antique shops in my area today, and ran across this Ohio Tool Plough Plane. It has intact threads, seems to be all straight, and comes with seven additional pattern knives. The adjustment wheels and stops all work as they should, and the brass finger bolts all work also. The knives are cleaned and oiled, ...

06-13-2015 09:05 PM

Is walnut getting scarce in your area? My search... - 11 replies

A few weeks ago we had a forum topic by lumberyardguy on the view of a lumber mill from the owner side. It was great, and I personally learned a lot.In that topic, it was asked how their walnut was looking, and could it be scarce?I believe lumberyardguy responded that they get most of their walnut from Missouri and surrounding areas, but it...

02-20-2015 01:48 PM

It's SO cold...your words here. - 4 replies

I struggled through a morning in my shop yesterday, trying to make some forward movement on a guitar, since I have three guitar orders behind this one. My kerosene heater and fan system usually burns me out of my small 10’ X 24’ shop, but not yesterday.And today is another. I got the tinted burst stain on the body, but I don’...

11-21-2014 07:45 PM

Bidding on eBay in 2014 - 4 replies

I’ve spent the last couple weeks buying things on eBay. I returned to film photography, and it turned out to be a treasure trove of excellent used cameras and all associated equipment. But I have learned over the years a few things about bidding on eBay plus how it looks in 2014, and I thought I would pass them along for those who would like...

10-06-2014 03:39 PM

Warning on - 7 replies

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here – been just stupid busy since I retired from my day job, and now I am doing woodworking.I blew out a urethane tire on my Porter Cable 14” bandsaw, and began to look around the Internet for availability and price. This part is somewhat hard to get since they seem to break often...

11-13-2013 07:54 PM

My somewhat successful method of sales - 15 replies

For those of us past the gift stage, we always struggle on the best method of sales for our particular personal need. It really is a personal choice, since some people are much more aggressive than others, some build items that are so unique they demand a niche, some do more common items where competition is fierce, and some actually try to mak...

07-06-2013 11:37 AM

When things fail, always troubleshoot the simple stuff first! - 10 replies

Back in 2002, my wifey asked me what my dream lathe would be. Being kind of frugal in those days, I showed her pictures of small Novas, Jet, etc.“No”, she said, “I want to see the picture of the dream lathe.” So I pulled out two pictures from my magazines: A Powermatic 3520, and a Oneway 2036. Both of these beasts were...

06-11-2013 02:21 PM

Finally get a gloat - Walnut gloat, that is! - 20 replies

A few weeks ago a fellow from a town over called me about a guitar repair, he had cracked the guitar neck and heard about me.I took the job, and he turned out to be a FedEx driver who also used to refinish and was a fair woodworker himself, albeit currently without a shop.I did the work on the guitar, and when he picked it up he revealed to me t...

03-11-2013 08:34 PM

Selling off my Walker-Turner Series 1, early 40's - 0 replies Owned this drill press since 1977. Got it out of a mold shop inside a plastics factory in Scranton, Pennsylvania, been carrying it around ever since. Now I have a much smaller shop, and the bench 15” style does not fit my floor/bench pattern. Been struggling to keep it, but it jus...

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