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170 days ago

Advice - 11 replies

I just got back from the hospital where my 80 y.o father cut off this ring and middle finger and damaged the index finger on his table saw. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this and had any advice that I can convey to my father about the healing process. He feels bad about this happening and I do not want him to get depressed. H...

217 days ago

Hand plane questions - 3 replies

I just acquired these three hand planes; Stanley————5-1/2 bailey type 11Harris Tool——- raised panel 14” Knight tool——- 14” Jack I was looking for advice on refinishing the Stanley. The Harris Tool did not come with the iron. Where can I get a replacement iron? There was a 2” ̶...

412 days ago

Wooden planes for sale - 0 replies

Here is a Craigslist link for some unusual old wooden hand planes. http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3851769794.html -don

560 days ago

Carvewright machine for sale - 0 replies

I just noticed a Carvewright machine with extra’s on western Mass craigslist for sale for $1200. Here is the link if interested. Seems like a good deal.-donhttp://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3491107367.html

904 days ago

Dewalt dw733 planer - 3 replies

I just saw this ad on Craigslist for a dewalt dw733 planer used twice for $175. Good price. I would buy it if I didn’t already have one. Here is link to ad. http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/2825459799.html -Don

962 days ago

Bartering - 2 replies

One of the problems with being a parttime woodworker/artisan is trying to sell your creations. Sometimes I lower the price just for the sale, which just about covers the cost of materials. Most of my sales come from word-of-mouth (I have tried the craft shows with no success). This morning I went to a locale country restaurant in my little town ...

1030 days ago

Is this Lignum Vitae? - 13 replies

I just purchased this piece of wood from an tag sale and was told by the guy it was “Lignum Vitae”. The piece measures 15 3/4×8 1/2×1 9/16 thk and weighs 10 lbs. I do not know what to use it for, because of it’s hardness. If anyone can help I would be appreciated. Thanks Don

1084 days ago

Help with Dewalt planer - 3 replies

I need some help from the LJ’s. I have a Dewalt dw733 planer. I put a piece of twisted hardwood in and damaged the right inside area of the planer blades. I purchased the replacement parts and now am having trouble with how the torsion spring should be mounted. The spring keeps the blade shaft locking plate in position. As you can see in t...

1186 days ago

Cutting Board mystery wood - 5 replies

Hi all. I just stopped at a church fair and saw these two cutting boards begging to be recycled ($1 each). I am at a loss as to what kind of wood they are. The Small board (1-3/4×10 x 10) weighs 4 lbs and could be butternut??? I have never used butternut, so I’m guessing. The Large board (1-1/4×11-3/4×19-3/4)...


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