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|01-27-2017 05:26 PM||
Japanese Kanna Curiosity - 2 replies
A few years ago, I purchased an old Kanna from a flea market on the West Coast. It was in rough shape and had clearly seen a great deal of use…it hadn’t spent it’s life sitting around. The steel is incredible. Even though it’s “dull” and has been sitting up for a long time, there is still significantly f...
|11-19-2016 06:28 PM||
Hand Plane Folks, How'd I do? - 8 replies
I know essentially nothing about old planes, though I regularly read through many of the hand plane forums that come up. When I buy old planes, since I know so little, I make sure to always buy complete planes, with no apparent missing parts. Found this fella today. Paid less than $20 for it. Any thoughts on this plane? There’s no ap...
|10-12-2016 11:24 AM||
The Pit Falls of The Creative Impulse... - 21 replies
Edited to add: It turns out a “professional” design company did this work… http://www.synkovhouserepair.com/services.html Edited again to add this: http://fermata-arts.org/aboutus.php Apparently this home represents the intersection of design, art, philosophy and poetry… ” A major part of the concept and im...
|08-27-2016 03:33 PM||
Powermatic 14 Footprint - 1 reply
Can someone who has one, give me a general square footage for the foot print of the Powermatic 14. I’ve gone through all the specs for the saw and even the mobile base and can’t seem to get a straight forward number. The manufacturer’s PDF give the dimensions for the saw itself but not the base. The mobile base online seems ...
|08-22-2016 09:22 PM||
Opinions on a Bandsaw... - 5 replies
Ok… Found a Delta 28-203 with a 1hp motor and a riser block. The machine is in pretty rough shape. Seller is only asking $200, but I’m only willing to pay $100. Lots of rust and likely pitting on the table, fence guide is missing, bearings are all rusted. Haven’t seen the inside. I think the kid is pretty desperate to ...
|08-17-2016 02:07 AM||
That must be the case. I just recently moved to Eastern MD and started looking for a ‘new’ used 14inch bandsaw. We move around a lot and I was glad to cut loose my Rikon on the last move. I realize CL is CL, but I’ve been combing through used tool companies and various websites including CL and i’m absolutely amazed...
|08-12-2016 10:59 PM||
So, I’m finishing up a king bed. Against my better judgment, I decided to install these italian bed rail hooks instead of going with the bolt technique. http://www.leevalley.com/us/garden/page.aspx?p=67916&cat=3,40842,43730&ap=1 They are installed properly with enough space mortised out on the back side for the hooks to fi...
|05-12-2016 12:43 AM||
Slightly off topic thread: Moving The Shop - 5 replies
So, my wife got orders again and off we go, second time in a year. I didn’t bother setting up my properly this move, since I knew it was going to be a short timer, so the garage has been fairly littered with machinery and stacks of lumber. Knowing that the movers would not respect the wood, I did them a favor by building a 5/3, rolli...
|06-24-2014 12:13 AM||
Put your eyeball sockets on this crazyness. - 20 replies
|01-23-2014 05:34 PM||
Diefenbach Benches... - 1 reply
I’m not one to buy work benches, I’d rather build them, however I recently purchased one from a friend who needed some cash. The bench belonged to his late father. It was a Diefenbach bench and it’s in really great shape.. I was just trying to see if anyone knows much about Diefenbachs. I see that according to their websi...
|01-01-2014 04:47 PM||
Meanwhile..... - 1 reply
Congrats Colorado…now don’t screw this up.
|12-17-2013 05:57 PM||
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV53BM2n4S4 *edited for political correctness / awesomness
|12-10-2013 12:05 AM||
"It's too nice to use..." *slaps forehead* - 48 replies
Had a very good day at my first craft fair, but one over arching theme seemed to keep me from selling a lot more product “It’s just too nice to use.” This comment particularly mentioned regarding cutting boards. No matter how many times I told customers that my boards were meant to be used and used heavily, they just couldn&...
|12-06-2013 10:39 PM||
Note: Sanders do eat finger tips. - 15 replies
Just lost the tip of my left thumb on my 12 inch delta disc sander. It was painless and took milliseconds….luckily, I was only using 120 grit, so my thumb now has a nice, smooth, flat top. I wonder if this is going to help my card shuffling abilities. Was wearing shop glasses and respirator, but no gloves. *After advice assessment, g...
|11-28-2013 01:52 AM||
When starring down the horridays, the best prescription is alcohol. This thread is dedicated to those who wish to PWI, or post while intoxicated. *Lumberjocks does not condone nor endorse being drunk and awesome.
|11-25-2013 06:58 PM||
Something for electrical geeks. - 4 replies
Not sure that there is a forum space best for this…but I had to share it. For anyone obsessed with circuits or electrical, this is going to blow your mind. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/electroninks/circuit-scribe-draw-circuits-instantly
|11-15-2013 03:26 AM||
How would you make this cut? - 11 replies
I thought about doing it with a mortiser, but it won’t leave a clean surface due to the tap at the end of the bit. Can’t do it on the table saw, since it will inevitably leave the curve of the blade.. I could clean it out with a chisel, but I’m curious if anyone has any thoughts before I go butchering up good wood.
|11-11-2013 02:36 AM||
Allow me to brag for a moment... - 8 replies
Got a heads up from my local Rockler buddy about an estate sale he was handling. He new my need for a new sanding machine…. I was the first one there this morning and had the pick of litter. Here’s a small list of what I picked up. Delta 6” Belt & 12” Disc Abrasive Finishing machine circa ‘93 – $100 ...
|11-08-2013 05:12 AM||
This. - 5 replies
|11-02-2013 06:15 PM||
So, I’m getting ready for a craft show out here on the left coast this December. It’s going to be ripe with cash laden hipsters… My plan involves bringing items of three variations; 1. 3 or 4 expensive large pieces (bar stool set, media center, and small butcher block island/workstation2. Higher end cutting boards ($75 ...