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Plane restoration #3: Stanley/Bailey No 6 second plane part #1

01-05-2010 09:01 AM by Alonso | 10 comments »

I came back from work today, after a very long break of 17 days, it was a really hard day since I had it to get use to wake up early deal with the traffic, the boss etc, I was literally dragging all day long, and to my surprise I found that the second No 6 I got on ebay was already waiting for me to start the restoration. Let’s take a look what I got. I think I’m having some kind of attraction for highly abused and damaged planes, I really love to see the restoration process being...

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The American Craftsman WorkShop #17: Clearing the Lumber Shelves

01-05-2010 08:47 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 20 comments »

On a Roll After organizing the sheet goods I moved on to the lumber rack. I did not get as much done as I would have liked because I had to go look at a job and I ended up making a couple of models for beam wraps and a light trough. I got the three small shelves that hold stock up to 48” cleared off. I only kept the stickers for lumber and some blocks that hold projects off the table for finishing. I discovered the T-tracks that I intended to install on my bench and chop...

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Wall Display Case #1: Getting Started

01-05-2010 07:11 AM by johnnymo | 2 comments »

Well, I actually started this project while I was planing and jointing the wood for the curio shelf I recently finished. I figured I would prep the wood all at once. This project is going to be a display case for hot wheel cars that are still in their packages. It will roughly be 47” wide, 30” high, and 6” deep. There will be a shelf on the bottom where a few boxed cars can be displayed. There will be 2 framed glass doors in the front and it will hang on the wall using ...

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01-05-2010 05:20 AM by deeman | 0 comments »

I went to Woodcraft and bought a new link belt for my new Delta bandsaw. It has very little vibration now. At first It did not seem to help, but I let it run for almost 40 minutes. After that it ran alot smoother. I contacted Delta and told them I had to pay for a new belt ($30.00) They said they could send me a new belt. I told them not to bother.

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Late Christmas gift for myself.

01-05-2010 03:19 AM by LarryDNJR | 3 comments »

So today I finally received the late Christmas gift I purchased for myself. On eBay I had found 3 lots of WOOD magazines. 76 issues in on ranging from 1993 to 2007. Missing a few here and there throughout the years. But ultimately picked up all 76 magazines for $76.75 with $21 shipping. Took 1 week to arrive. Total cover price would have been $604.20 not counting tax. I paid total of $97.75 with an awesome savings of $506.45. Works out to $1.29 a magazine. Not bad deal I think. Give...

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Grizzly Catalog

01-05-2010 03:17 AM by dustyal | 9 comments »

It came in the mail today… Grizzly catalog, all 675 pages to drool through. Good reading on a very cold winter day. I don’t know how I got on the mail list, but this is one I don’t mind. I was just explaining to my wife how I really needed the South Bend 18×60 lathe. I showed her the $35,000 price tag. That’s my latest ploy… show her the real expensive stuff, and then when I need a nice tool the $500 – 600 won’t sound so steep? {me thin...

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Jet versus Delta

01-05-2010 03:10 AM by richgreer | 3 comments »

For many of us, a decision regarding a stationary tool purchase comes down to Jet versus Delta. In my own case, Grizzly also gets some consideration and for others, Shop Fox, Steel City, or Powermatic may also be considered, but Jet and Delta are on virtually everyone’s list. I have no rational reason to be anti-Delta but, in general, I have favored Jet over Delta on most of my major purchases until today. I wanted a decent drill press to complete my workshop. Lowes was sellin...

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Extremely Average #3: A Tenuous Grasp

01-05-2010 12:56 AM by Ecocandle | 15 comments »

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson As you may know, I have mortised. Can mortise be used as a verb? Obviously it can, though I am sure my 7th grade English teacher is rolling over in her grave. Actually, I don’t know if she is dead, probably just wishful thinking on my part. I digress. What is a mortise without a tenon? It is sad. It is lonely. It is unfulfilled. It is ying without yang, peanut butter without jelly, Simon without Garfield. Ok t...

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The American Craftsman WorkShop #16: Sheet Goods Organizer

01-04-2010 10:09 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 22 comments »

Increased Efficiency Through Better Organization My shop environment is always shifting and evolving. The goal is to create an efficient space to work in. My shop is not large by business or commercial standards and many hobbyists enjoy a work space as large as mine. But large shop or small, as a business I have to focus on efficiency to make money. A Couple of Problems One of the biggest offenders for this disorderly disaster was storage for sheet goods. The goal is not to bec...

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Alaska Jim's Comments of the Day #3: Have a day off, we'll start some stuff in the shop.

01-04-2010 08:18 PM by Jim Bertelson | 8 comments »

Got through the long call weekend, today is a day of recovery. Since, I got reasonable sleep, won the battle with my malfunctioning automatic espresso machine, it’s getting worn out I think, maybe a little shop time is in order. LJ READING LISTThe reading list has been updated with Timbo’s review of ‘Grove Park Inn Arts and Crafts Furniture’. It is current and serves as an index of all LJ book reviews. You can always find it since a link is in my signature, just ri...

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