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|11-15-2016 02:46 PM||
I just picked this up at an antique store. I paid $25, it is in excellent shape so I though that was worth it. I flattened the sole and sharpened the cutter and it turned out to be a sweet little smoother. The iron is thicker than the standard Stanleys that I own and it seems to be better steel. Does anyone know the history of Keen Kutter an...
|09-28-2016 01:24 AM||
Vintage Unisaw - 16 replies
I’m thinking about buying this Unisaw, yeah, it looks pretty rough. Does anyone know how old this might be? How about getting parts for saws like this. Can they be found?
|03-29-2016 05:41 PM||
Recommendations for custom branding iron. - 4 replies
I need a new branding iron, any recommendations?
|12-21-2015 04:43 PM||
Compressors?? - 13 replies
School me about compressors. I’ve never owned one, what should I look for? I am wanting to run a brad nailer off of it and be able blow out filters and fill tires. How big of a compressor is needed for such uses? What does oilless mean? Is that good or bad?
|12-10-2015 04:39 PM||
A Different Approach - 7 replies
I found this site and thought that this is really innovative and would be of interest here.
|10-09-2015 07:42 PM||
Besides the huge price difference. Any insight?
|01-26-2015 02:57 PM||
Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs - 23 replies
I have been thinking about getting into pocket hole joinery and I am wondering what Kreg jig to get. There seems to be so many. My main focus will be to make face frames for cabinets. I can’t decide between the K4 and the R3. There are quite a few others that I would consider, I am just baffled by all of the choices. Any advice from e...
|01-14-2015 04:23 PM||
Smoking GFI outlet in shop - 27 replies
I was happily working away yesterday when I turned on the planer. Suddenly the power went out and I smelled smoke, burning plastic. The GFI outlet that didn’t have anything plugged into was all black I took off the cover plate and it was a melted mess. Why would this happen? The outlets in my shop are 20 years old. I’m going to ...
|10-31-2014 11:50 AM||
Great Minds Think Alike - 4 replies
Happy Halloween from my shop to yours! Jack came into being after I made a pumpkin carving saw, see projects page.
|09-28-2014 05:45 PM||
What is a good paint to use on machinery? - 16 replies
I am in the process of refurbing a Boice Crane jointer and need advice on paint.
|09-25-2014 07:41 PM||
Nice Tables - 7 replies
I found these on line and thought that other LJ’s might like to see them. Not all of them are wood, but most are, some really creative designs.
|08-30-2014 03:00 PM||
Stanley No. 12 scraper plane - 16 replies
Are there any LJ’s that have experience w/ this plane? I was thinking about buying one of these and just wonder what other LJ’s that have used this plane think of it.
|08-28-2014 01:13 AM||
Free for price of postage. - 2 replies
Free to a LJ that wants to build the Shop Notes router lift. This is a project that I started and never finished. Since that time I purchased a Master Lift II, so I no longer need these parts and they are just adding to the clutter of my shop. So I would like to see somebody get some use out of my lost investment. Here is a list of component...
|01-16-2014 07:59 PM||
Free to a Good Home - 3 replies
I just replaced the filter bag on my Delta 50-760 collector w/ a Wynn filter. If anyone would like a 1 micron filter bag for the cost of shipping PM me. It is in good shape and has not been used a whole lot.
|12-16-2013 01:55 PM||
Is this Jointer worth the price? - 10 replies
I saw this jointer on craigslist I think the price may be a little high, but maybe there is something about these old machines that make them worth more. What are your thoughts?
|09-15-2013 06:10 PM||
Where do get the spindle sleeves? I think the industry standard for oscillating spindle sanders is 4 1/2” the rigid has a 4” spindle, do you buy the 4 1/2” and cut them down or is there a source for the 4”?
|08-17-2013 11:47 PM||
That stuff is nasty. This is the last time I’m going to use made in China plywood. I choke and gag w/ from the very first cut. I never have that problem w/ other plywoods.
|08-13-2013 10:47 PM||
Someone highjacked my profile? - 17 replies
I got an email today that said “asiruuslp commented on a profile” Now when I click on my profile home it comes up briefly then kicks over to Canadian Drugstore website. WTF! This happen to anyone else? What is the fix? I use a Firefox browser w/ ad blocker.
|07-21-2013 06:52 PM||
Electric motors - 18 replies
For those of you that have some experience repairing electric motors, how hard is it? I have an old Rockwell motor from my old lathe, probably ‘70s vintage. It still runs but get very hot after a short session and is starting to make growling noises as well. I assume I need to replace the brushes and bearings. Where do you get the part...
|02-18-2013 02:20 PM||
Hacksaw - 14 replies
I’m in the market for a new hacksaw. I find myself cutting metal more and more as I am learning to make some of my own tools. My ancient Craftsman works okay, but I am thinking that one of the newer high tension hacksaws might be better. Does anybody have recommendations?