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|282 days ago||
Hand tool find - 6 replies
My lovely bride located a transitional plane this past weekend at a local flea market and thought I might be interested. She said it had a bell on it and was only $15. I told her to wait and I would take a look. When I got there I see it is a Stanley #127. There are some cracks in the base I will need to deal with and it looks like the blade is ...
|294 days ago||
The King, Trucks and Tedeschi - 5 replies
This is my first Non-shop Talk post but I just had to share this. There are a lot of things I have on my bucket list and I just crossed one off tonight. I finally got to see B.B. King in person. Granted, he is 86 years old but he can still entertain and he’s got a pretty good band behind him. The icing on the cake however was seeing ...
|339 days ago||
What have I got here...an old patched up friend? - 7 replies
My wife and I hit some flea markets today. Her goal was to find something pretty, mine was to find something old and rusty. Actually, I was looking for an old spokeshave to rescue. Instead, I found this handsaw. I don’t know much about these Disstons, but I know I like cleaning them up and making them work for me. This one was ...
|363 days ago||
Miter gauge slot difference - Unisaw - 7 replies
My Unisaw did not come with a miter gauge so I have been using the one from the Shopsmith and it has performed ok, until now. It seems my sawtop has 2 different width slots. I’ve only used the miter gauge in the right hand side slot. Yesterday I moved it to the left hand slot and it would not fit. The T-slot in the right hand slot is 23.6m...
|377 days ago||
Grandpa gets a drill bit holder - 4 replies
I got a big surprise yesterday. Seems the grandsons have been using my workshop behind my back and built me this drill bit holder. I suppose they were sick of me looking for bits all the time. They “borrowed” some of the church pew wood I’ve been recycling and came up with this (I think my son helped, cause those grandsons are ...
|387 days ago||
Polyurethane butterflies??? - 1 reply
What’s up with butterflies and poly? I had the garage door up all day today working on an outfeed table and as soon as I started laying on a coat of poly the butterflies came out in droves. It was kinda creepy, they were landing all over the table, flitting all around the brush and can. What is it about that finish that gets them all...
|417 days ago||
I miss my shop! - 10 replies
It’s been too long since I’ve been able to do anything productive in my shop. You see, we’re expanding our laundry room and I’m ankle deep in drywall dust (does anybody hate tape and bedding more than me?). As a result my Unisaw project is on hold as are all my other woodworking projects. This depresses me, I need uplifti...
|429 days ago||
From forest to field - 0 replies
Not sure how many had seen this video but I thought I would post it here for others to see. I love baseball and woodworking and this includes them both (though I’m not a Hanley Ramirez fan).
|468 days ago||
Home Depot and PayPal - 3 replies
This may not be news to others but it caught me by surprise. Anyone see an option at your Home Depot to pay for purchases using PayPal? I saw it for the first time yesterday at my Cedar Hill store when I went through the self check-out. HomeDepot
|475 days ago||
Bois D'Arc possibilities - 10 replies
On the way home yesterday I saw a stack of wood from a tree that had been toppled and turns out to be a Bois D’Arc (Osage Orange). I loaded up 3 big pieces like the one you see below. I heard this wood is tough to work with but I promptly cut out a section with the bandsaw and it was surprisingly easy to do. Perhaps because it is still gr...
|488 days ago||
Chisel mayhem! - 12 replies
I stumbled across this carnage the other day. How (and why) do you suppose stuff like this happens? I know it’s only a $12 chisel but still, it deserves more respect than this. If there can be a PETA why can’t we have PETT (People for the Ethical Treatment of Tools).
|496 days ago||
The oaks on me - 1 reply
I seldom run into any decent wood w/o paying dearly for it but I’m pretty excited about my latest find. I snatched 5 church pews recently for $6.40. I did not really know what I was getting but it turns out to be a lot of oak. One pew was claimed by my lovely bride but I had to cut it down to 5’ long (14’ was just too long). ...
|523 days ago||
Mirror frame design help - 3 replies
I would like some suggestions from the community out there. I have stumbled upon a couple of mirrors both in a trapezoid shape. The measurements for each are shown below. I would like to frame these two mirrors but I am not sure of my approach. If “you” were to do it, what design would you choose? I know there are factors (material c...