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|1012 days ago||
Link Belts - Are they any good? - 39 replies
I have a bunch of vintage belt driven tools that are mounted on a table top design that fits onto a mobile base and the base has a motor mounted on a hinged lower shelf. With this design I am able to run all of my tools with the same motor. When a tool is not being used I store it on a shelf in the corner of the garage. The problem I have i...
|1064 days ago||
Server not Accessible - 22 replies
Over the past few days I have been having problems getting to LJ’s and been getting replies that the server in not accessible or that it times out. Anyone else? Is this something because of changes to Escalate Media, or too many people on LJ’s at the same time?
|1131 days ago||
For Sale - Rockwell/Delta 11-100 Drill Press - 5 replies
I recently bought a Vintage Craftsman (Companion) drill press so now I have two. One of them has to go, so this is the one. Nothing wrong with it except I don’t like the color, but that is just my taste. I have it listed on Craigslist for $100.00 but I will sell it to a LJ for $65.00. Sorry to say that because of the size and the...
|1746 days ago||
I sold my Canoe - 19 replies
As the topic says, I sold my plastic Coleman canoe and my wife claims I only sold it so that I can get another. She is partially correct, in that I sold it so that I can get another, but I want to MAKE my next canoe. I have never undertaken anything like this, so where is the best part to start? Books, plans, authors, etc. There are so many ...
|1760 days ago||
Name That Lumber - 11 replies
Lets play a game: Name that lumber. I got this lumber from a pallet at work and I have no idea what kind of wood it is. I have looked through my encyclopedia of wood and came up with Australian Blackwood or Australian Silky Oak but am still uncertain. It could also be a mahogany, but it looks too red. I am in the US, but we receive product...
|1962 days ago||
Glueing up an Octagon - 1 reply
A recent project had me gluing up an elongated octagon to turn into an oval. Gluing the joints proved to be really trying and I eventually used pocket screws to provide the clamping power till the glue dried. What do others use to glue the joints where two mitered cut are joined. I am not a big fan of the biscuits, but would rather use dowe...
|2050 days ago||
Oops! I did it again - 16 replies
Went to the local auction again, and it was a lumberjock dream come true, and the lumberjocks wife’s nightmare. It was tool give away night. Picked this up for $25.00. Also picked up a box containing an older Stanley Jack plane, a Sears block plane, and several Wood thread cutting tools ranging from 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 inch. The ...
|2071 days ago||
My "newest" acquisition - 9 replies
Last night I was forced to rescue this Craftsman Jointer from the local auction. As I have mentioned in other posts, I prefer to use vintage woodworking tools: I guess it is the idea of using something old, or dated, to make something new. I have been looking through several on-line auctions trying to find one of these at a reasonable p...
|2096 days ago||
Howdy - 17 replies
I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself and say thanks for all the kind words of welcome so far. My name is Brian and I reside in Lebanon, PA. I retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service in Dec. 2003. Since then I worked for the American Red Cross as an Emergency Services Director (responded to disasters both locally and nat...