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281 days ago

someone wanna do some bd/ft figuring for me - 15 replies

Im getting a headache 3.5”x5.5”x12’ = $17.00 this is non treated SYP good buy?

297 days ago

my current view at work - 9 replies

302 days ago

if you were given a $300 gift card to sears... - 43 replies

What would you buy in power tools? I know there are other threads like this but I have to ask.. I have 3 things I could immediately find a use for.. New router for large plywood panel dados/rabbetsA decent accurate miter sawA decent bandsaw for resawing If these were you, with the limitation of going to sears.. what particular machin...

303 days ago

whats up with the ad tags in blogs and more? - 6 replies

noticed my recent blog entry and my tagline have words being linked to various ads…

345 days ago

strip/refinish rosewood knobs and totes - 9 replies

How is best to go through this, have 2 sets that have some unsightly paint splotches. I want to clean them up and make them pretty again. Final finish would be? BLO/wax? Or should I poly/varnish/ laquer?

346 days ago

anywhere i roam - 3 replies

Where I lay my head is home

451 days ago

pallet wood ID help - 1 reply

my neighbor is an owner operator truck driver and sometimes brings home some pallet wood for me, knowing I am looking for some exotics. He mostly hauls containers so many things come from overseas. mostly its usually some red oak or sometimes walnut but he dropped these 2 pieces off at my place the other day, and one is not domestic I am pret...

461 days ago

plane blade flattening issue - 17 replies

so ive been trying to flatten the back of this pita for days off and on but it just wont go flat using 50-60-80 grit the problem areas marked, i know i dont need the whole back done but the corner is a problem and the other part i would prefer it to be a little further back the pictures make it look better than it really is. The mar...

469 days ago

wooden planes need some TLC help? - 7 replies

i bid on a lot on Ebay and won some wooden hand planes, marking gauges and saw handles. The saw handles are nothing special but i have some use for them, most have the nuts that i can use on some of my grandfathers saws. The planes arn’t too bad but they all have issues, all are dirty. I’ve seen somewhere a cleaning mixture to clean ...

477 days ago

a possible tool gloat? - 7 replies The snapon breakerbar is already answered for, coworker said he will give 20. Guess i may be able to make the number 5 a user, its a late model i think, so idk. Maybe can put it back up for another 10, cleaned up. The screws i will keep for now, but may come off them, i have 2 already.. the 5.5 was what ...

527 days ago

Cincinnati area jocks - 3 replies

So ive been curious and tried using the site resources to find any ‘jocks nearby, i kinda live in BFE and sometimes around thia backwards town, people look at me weird when i talk woodworking. Be nice to get learn from aome more experienced workers, as my mentor passed on 10 yrs ago.

529 days ago

century old poplar for workbench? - 11 replies

Last summer/fall i got the opportunity to dismantle an old house from top to bottom by hand, and i saved 75% of the wood from it. 90% of that is rough sawn poplar from the framework. If i was able id put up pictures of my huge stack, but alas im on my tugboat making a living for next couple weeks. This wood is pretty hard, especially for Poplar,...

556 days ago

finding blades or parts for an old bandsaw - 9 replies

Can anyone help me find parts and mainly blades for this particular bandsaw? I recently “inherited” this ftom my grandfathers shop. Its in decent shape and would like to get some use out of it. The tires look a bit dry rotted and when i tried using it after recovering it, the blade broke. It had been sitting for about 10 years te...

810 days ago

Old craftsman tablesaw - 29 replies

A friend of a friend has an old craftsman table saw they want to sell this week.model number 113.298470. Was hoping someone could enlighten me as to how good it would be. He sent me pics and the thing looks practically brand new. Best i can find with my current limited resources is that it is around 30 years old? He wants 200. Any advice wo...

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