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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

Question for those who own the Rigid oscillating belt/spindle sander. - 25 replies

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

What in the world do the Chinese use for glue in their plywood? - 8 replies

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?

01-23-2013 12:35 AM

Bandsaw support? - 5 replies

I need a way to support some rather heavy bench legs while I cut them on the bandsaw. The table on the saw is too small and my HF roller stand is a couple inches short and rather flimsy. Anybody got any good ideas?

12-10-2012 07:50 PM

HVLP - 11 replies

I have been thinking about adding HVLP to my arsenal of tools. I have no experience w/ spraying other than rattle can. What should I look at to get started purchasing what do I need to get started. I don’t currently own a compressor. One thing I know for sure I want to spray is milk paint.

11-14-2012 12:09 AM

Clamp Time - 9 replies

How long to leave clamps on when working w/ Titebond II as a minimum. Normally I try to glue up in the evening and un-clamp the next morning but I’m in a bit of a hurry to pull my clamps and move on to the next glue up. Is 2 hours sufficient?

10-17-2012 11:53 PM

Spinning brass - 8 replies

Can I turn brass w/ the same roughing scraper I use for turning wood? It is a carbide scraper. I’m just wanting to work a small ferule for an awl that I am making.

09-16-2012 03:57 PM

Is this a decent lathe? - 7 replies

Is this a decent lathe for $200. I have no experience w/ woodturning and thought this might be a decent lathe for the price, but I have no experience w/ lathes and also would appreciate a few tips as to what to look for.

07-28-2012 02:10 AM

The New Stanley - 22 replies

I wanted to give a friend a nice block plane. After losing a number of auctions on ebay for a vintage Stanley 60 1/2 I thought I’d try a new one. What a a surprise. I have not not bought any new Stanley tools for many years except maybe a tape measure. What a piece of junk the new plane is. The castings are horrendous, the sliding mo...

05-15-2012 02:39 PM

Is Safety Week Over Yet? - 3 replies

Man, I have had more accidents and near misses in my shop in the last two days than ever before. In fact I am going to take a break from woodworking for a few days to think about this. On Sunday I cut my right thumb on the bandsaw pushing a small part through. Luckily I did not have an aggressive blade on the saw and the cut is only minor. ...

03-08-2012 04:56 PM

Anybody else here use playing cards for shims? - 6 replies

I learned that since a deck of cards is approximately 1/2” thick and there are approximately 50 cards in a deck, that each card is approximately .01” thick, certainly close enough for most anything in woodworking. I use them whenever I need move a fence a smidgeon on a jig or I’ve cut them down and used them on my old dado tha...

03-03-2012 07:27 PM

Need LJ Dating Advice. - 18 replies

Ok, here’s the deal, my girlfriend and I met 2 years ago today. I wanted to do something special so I invited her over for a special dinner. Besides woodworking, I like to cook, so I have this great meal planned, so far this is all normal for us. Now for the tricky part, I have been finishing my unfinished basement and she wants to help...

02-23-2012 01:49 PM

What do you use to clean table saw blades? - 48 replies

I have a bunch of old dirty blades to clean and I’m just wondering what my options are for cleaning solutions.

02-10-2012 12:32 AM

I just got me a freight train! - 7 replies

I just picked up a Stanley #7 on ebay. Got it for a good price and it was in excellent condition. I slapped a freshly sharpened Hock iron in it and away we go. Once this thing leaves the station there is no stopping it. This my first experience with a jointer plane and I love it, it’s a monster.

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