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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… Edited again to add this: 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

At What Point Did They Start Lining Used Bandsaws In Gold? - 71 replies

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

Bed Rail Hook Problems / Fiery Anger of Hellz Heart - 5 replies

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.,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

This video of BadA$$ furniture makers will make you feel like a novice. - 12 replies *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

Posting whiel intoxicated better than table saw while intoxicated. - 16 replies

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.

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

Please advise on my craft show sales strategy.... - 2 replies

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 &#...

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