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11-29-2017 09:07 AM

Emptied Solar kiln - 6 replies

Today we emptied the kiln at my woodworking club. Most of the wood was walnut. There was some maple, sycamore, and hackberry. The majority of the sycamore went to the burn pile due to wind damage. When we got to it it was very disappointing that it split so bad but I was able to get a couple of pieces that could be used. First picture is the...

10-20-2016 12:38 AM

Bargain day at the woodworking club - 0 replies

I got some great deals on used equipment at the woodworking club today. Porter Cable 3101 trim router 5.00, Poerter Cable 6912 router 5.00,Bosch 1618 EVS router 5.00, metric and fractional metal drill Gage’s 1.00 and a Stanley sliding t-bevel with a General caliper 1.00. Not a bad haul for $17.00.

05-04-2016 02:27 AM

Great Day sawing lumber - 6 replies

The club I belong to had a day where we cut logs and put the lumber in the solar kiln. We had great looking walnut, ambrosia maple, red oak, hickory and poplar. There was 31 logs to cut and two bandsaw mills at our disposal.

12-11-2015 01:02 AM

Grandson's first pen - 4 replies

My 8 year grandson needed a gift that he made for a exchange at school. So we made a pen. He loved it, a new woodworker in the making. The smile he has tells it all.

09-13-2015 12:48 AM

New Lathe - 4 replies

I purchased a rikon 70-220vrs today at Johnson’s Workbench Wood Expo. The deal was to good to pass up $525.00 was the show price. I have not seen it any less than $599.00 and it usually is priced at $649.00 which does not include shipping of 59 to 79 dollars. So I think I saved at least $186.00 today. Great place to go during the wood expo...

10-05-2014 08:30 PM

I now have heat! - 2 replies

I just had a gas line ran to the shop yesterday, son in laws are great. I have a big maxx 50,000 btu furnace that raised the temp from 45 to 65 in less than 30 minutes. My shop is 33×30 with a 9’ ceiling. It only took me five years to get around to insulating, buying and hanging the furnace. Good thing it is done temps are starting to...

01-10-2014 06:32 PM

Sprunger machinery - 2 replies

The school I teach at on it’s 5th snow day. I had a chance to talk to one of the other teachers while I was working on some things at school. His relatives owned and started Sprunger machinery co. I had seen these machines on craigslist but never made the connection on where the company was located. It was just 30 miles from where I am at....

11-25-2013 10:42 PM

Free maple beams - 4 replies

My son in law just dropped off 3 2”x12” x8’ hard maple beams from a 100 year old building he is working on. There is more wood to come my way. He is getting them from the dumpster. He said nobody else wanted them. I told him bring all he can get. Looks like a new workbench will be in my future.

09-09-2013 10:49 AM

Wood Expo 2013 - 2 replies

I attended the wood expo held by LL Johnson’s in Charlotte, MI saturday. I found it to be informative and fun. There were factory representatives from Powermatic, Jet, Steel City, General, Saw Stop, Kreg, Bessy, and others. They had displays with the product line for them. Scott Phillips gave and hosted several presentations. Steam bending...

08-14-2013 12:47 AM

Started the 13 year old on turning today - 1 reply

We started with a small bat to spark interest. He thinks it is cool and his twin is going to make a bowl as his first turning. Now that they are interested I am going to branch out into other woodworking projects. Some of the projects will be a box for their mom for Christmas, a cutting board and a wood mallet. I think I gained a couple partners...

08-06-2013 01:04 AM

Local online auction - 2 replies

I just got a Rockwell wood lathe for 65.00. My deal was not the best of the auction someone got a 10” delta contractors saw for 65.00 and a 14” delta bandsaw for 70.00. Not all deals were good someone paid 130.00 for a 1hp 650 dust collector.

08-04-2013 08:39 PM

Uses for my 1934 Craftsman Drill Press - 7 replies

I was looking at the information sheet and thought it was interesting how many different uses there was for the 1934 drill press. I do not have the different attachments just the drill press. I also have an instruction booklet for it as well.

06-10-2012 05:12 PM

Safety - 10 replies

When coming home today I drove past a guy free handing on a table saw. There was no guard, fence or miter gage being used. I felt like stopping and yelling at him but I did not. Should I have informed him how stupid it was not to follow some type of safety procedure?

10-26-2011 03:30 AM

new additions & old - 3 replies

Here are some new additions to my shop as well as some machines that need TLC. some tlc.

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