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  • Lumber - 280 days ago | 6 comments

    Found my way to a Habitat Re-store 2 hours from where I moved to.I am slowly finding things out h...

  • Buddies - 329 days ago | 6 comments

    I admit it. I haven’t made the time to be on here much lately. What I do notice is: my budd...

  • LATHE WORK. - 396 days ago | 11 comments

    As some of you know, I have made a large move. My new job is teaching assistant at a college. My...

  • Getting Settled SLOWLY - 643 days ago | 9 comments

    My wheels to get around this 9 acre building. lolWoodworking area within buildingStart of 3rd cla...

  • New "old saw" - 680 days ago | 9 comments

    This one from 2 weeks ago ($50)This is my 50’s model for $25. (Proud of this discovery)(Pai...

  • Woodworking supplies! - 686 days ago | 12 comments

    Anyone following what I do will know that I have moved from Ontario Canada to Alberta Canada (250...

  • SHOPPING ! - 694 days ago | 8 comments

    I have made the move. So far two loads of “Stuff” 2800 miles across ...

  • THE MOVE - 736 days ago | 6 comments

    Well we finally arrived. As some of you know I moved back to Alberta Canada. Packed the truck, pa...

  • THE move - 752 days ago | 2 comments

    Spent the last 2 weeks packing and cleaning out my tiny shop. Someone, “I am not mentioning...

  • MOVING ! - 759 days ago | 10 comments

    The TIME has arrived. Grandpa needs to go back to work ! The economy here is just CRAP. Only jobs...

  • Shaper - 772 days ago | 18 comments

    Went and looked at a used shaper last night. 3hp 115-240 volt reversing motor. Cast table 30&#...

  • JOINTER - 772 days ago | 11 comments

    Well if you WAIT long enough, things happen. This was was Grandfathers jointer. He di...

  • Meet the "Miter Family" - 785 days ago | 9 comments

    Hello . I was shopping in one of my favorite stores “Habitat Restore” , I go down...

  • YARD SALES - 803 days ago | 11 comments

    Whoooo Hoooo. Town wide yard sales in nearby city. Got there LATE, but I was a ha...

  • Free Lumber ! (Maybe) - 811 days ago | 4 comments

    I was offered an old upright piano this week.If you want it you can have it. FREEPrice was right....

  • TOOL GLOAT - 815 days ago | 6 comments

    As you all know I LOVE AUCTION SALES !This week-end was the start of TOWN wide yard s...

  • ADDED to the family - 852 days ago | 9 comments

    Was sent on a mission to buy items for Arena. (Daughter) I had to drive 2 hours one way. ...

  • TOOTIN my HORN ! - 854 days ago | 3 comments

    Hello everyone. I went to a local cabinet shop in city. They moved to our area 3 ...

  • Raised Panel on Table Saw - 860 days ago | 10 comments

    I thought I would share what I do with my 1978 Craftsman table Saw.I read a lot o...

  • My Number 1 - 865 days ago | 2 comments

    I have another member of the family. NO it is NOT a REAL number 1, to me it is. (I’...

  • PANEL RAISING PLANE - 868 days ago | 8 comments

    I finished it. I converted an old wood plane into a panel raiser. The base of the...

  • SORRY GRANDPA ! - 868 days ago | 5 comments

    I used to play in Grandpa’s workshop. Ever time he caught me hitting something in a vis...

  • High End Homes ? or are they ? - 910 days ago | 27 comments

    I always enjoy open houses. Whenever I can I like to tour the newest homes, seeing what is being ...

  • WORKBENCH ! - 921 days ago | 14 comments

    HI everyone. Been working on that work bench that I desperatly need. I am using m...

  • Dream coming true ! - 934 days ago | 9 comments

    Hello everyone. I have lived here for 4 years now, been doing odd jobs to make extra money. I alw...

  • Drill Press - 947 days ago | 5 comments

    Hello everyone. I have been looking for a bigger drill press since my move here (3 yr...

  • AUCTION TIME ! - 989 days ago | 3 comments

    Whooo Hooooo…........Looking forward to tonight. Noticed this poster on the bulletin board....

  • Veritas Router Table - 1090 days ago | 5 comments

    I was walking through Habitat Re-store yesterday and their it was, laying in front of me. A Verit...

  • Stanley 78 revival - 1095 days ago | 2 comments

    Sometimes you just have to do things. IThis is one of the first planes I bought on eb...

  • Maybe DONE ! - 1124 days ago | 10 comments

    Well today was the final straw. The landlord phoned, raised the rent and asked that “NOTHIN...

  • Tool Gloat - 1126 days ago | 8 comments

    Yep. He was at another auction sale last night. The sale bill had a pictu...

  • SIDE TRACKED - 1150 days ago | 3 comments

    Well we spent Friday afternoon with my posse. (Auction Sale people). Wet ,windy sale...

  • Auction Sale 2011 - 1167 days ago | 15 comments

    Spent the day at an estate auction. Was a good day. Black Walnut ...

  • DULL - 1170 days ago | 7 comments

    Hello everyone. Finally the weather is great. this is important when you only have a tiny space t...

  • 1 year - 1229 days ago | 7 comments

    It is one year today that I discovered LJ’s. Really do not remember how I even ran across i...

  • Rabbet Plane - 1281 days ago | 12 comments

    As promised. I did my photo shoot. These were also in several different places ! ...

  • Block Planes - - 1284 days ago | 22 comments

    I made a major move 3 years ago. I packed everything up quite well, when I got here some ...

  • Have I been doing it wrong ? - 1309 days ago | 19 comments

    I have been reading about Table Saw fences being out of alignment. Squares not being square. Ha...

  • Going Once, going twice ,SOLD. - 1342 days ago | 20 comments

    I did it again. Went to an auction that caught my attention on a website. It was an estate sale, ...

  • Craftshow weekend - 1356 days ago | 5 comments

    I just came home from my first attempt at a 2 day “Christmas ” event. About 15 people...

  • Yesteryear listening to Radio - Today its a liquor cabinet ! - 1359 days ago | 5 comments

    Found this old radio cabinet at Auction.It appears to have been sitting outside for s...

  • Auction SALE ! - 1386 days ago | 1 comment

    Just came home from another sale tonight. Lots of trinkets (4 hours worth) Lots of tools.(The man...

  • Do they still make it like that ! - 1389 days ago | 1 comment

    I have finished building one of the roll cabinets for my wifes work place. I finished the inside ...

  • I cheated. - 1392 days ago | 10 comments

    Hello people. I am working on a cabinet for my wifes job. 2 cabinets each: 32” w x 20”...

  • Portable Mill - 1396 days ago | 8 comments

    I see my neighbor has his portable mill sitting in front yard. IT looks like a shop built band sa...

  • Grandkids building - 1404 days ago | 7 comments

    I want share the proud moment I had this weekend. Our town had its annual Fair this w...

  • On the Floor ! - 1404 days ago | 1 comment

    Is it just me or ?I have been reading about how some people are using portable miter saws and tab...

  • RECLAIMED LUMBER - 1407 days ago | 5 comments

    I finally have it stained. Been working on this one for 3 weeks. 1/2 hour here, 1...

  • mission bench - 1410 days ago | 3 comments

    Found this bench at an auction. Poor thing only had one arm !This is what I do. I try to ...

  • "Jigs" & "things" - 1419 days ago | 8 comments

    Is it just me ?I am contemplating quit reading LJ for awhile.(NOT REALLY)THIS IS THE REASON.EVERY...

  • AUCTION SALE AGAIN ! - 1422 days ago | 3 comments

    Who out there has a crafstman model 137.279590 band saw. I went to the auction and got this one f...

  • Hand Tool 101 - 1444 days ago | 8 comments

    Could anyone tell me what this old tool is ?It is shaped like a drawknive. It has no cutting edge...

  • More Clamps - 1451 days ago | 6 comments

    Why do these stores do this to us unsuspecting customers. I went into my local, cheap tool, place...

  • Craftsman - not the tool - 1457 days ago | 4 comments

    How much knowledge does a true craftsman have to know to be labeled “craftsman” ?I se...

  • Old Tools and re-used lumber ! - 1460 days ago | 1 comment

    We finally “Both” had the week-end “off” at the same time, of course my s...

  • Scrap Lumber - 1469 days ago | 3 comments

    Picked up my lodgepole pine posts from a orchard this morning. They bring in LOT sizes for there ...

  • FREE BANDSAW - 1478 days ago | 7 comments

    I picked up my old craftsman bandsaw today. I was talking to my realtor last week and he knew I d...

  • Price to pay for good deal - 1487 days ago | 1 comment

    Hello everyone.July is the first anniversary of moving to this town and having once again a littl...

  • Auction Sale find - 1488 days ago | 7 comments

    I have finally finished a couple of items I got at an auction Sale. SLICK EH ! The first o...

  • Wood storage - 1488 days ago | 4 comments

    I am trying to work out of a 1 car garage and trailer. I came up with a portable lean on the side...

  • Furniture finish - 1490 days ago | 1 comment

    I am asking for help ! I have used a product called “Black Bison Paste and wax Polish”...

  • Auction SALE - 1533 days ago | 6 comments

    Tomorrow is the big day. I HAVE to go to an auction sale where the people have been collecting ol...

  • Abbreviations - 1545 days ago | 13 comments

    Has anyone clicked on a forum or blog or project and started reading , only to end up trying to G...

  • erase - 1546 days ago | 0 comments

    gone

  • Glue Contest. - 1559 days ago | 2 comments

    Am I looking in wrong place. Where are the pictures of other entries for this contest ?If I had k...

  • Cleaning and Safety - 1560 days ago | 1 comment

    Hello everyone.Reading and seeing everyone else’ workshop has INSPIRED me to clean mine tod...

  • Lee Valley Tool - 1562 days ago | 10 comments

    Had to pick my wife up from the Airport in Major city close to us. I left 2 hours earlier than I ...

  • NEW Products at HOME SHOW - 1566 days ago | 1 comment

    Just came home from our local home and Garden show. I feel like I have been locked away in a time...

  • Tools - 1567 days ago | 15 comments

    Why is it that people that do NOT want to spend money think they can BORROW my tools. Because I d...

  • Lumberjocks - 1575 days ago | 6 comments

    I joined LJ 2 weeks ago. Someone welcomed mean warned me that this site is addictave. He didnR...

  • Log furniture. - 1588 days ago | 1 comment

    I completed my first log chair last fall. I set it on my deck this spring (Crude piece of my work...

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