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  • IM BACK - 11-05-2014 07:00 PM | 3 comments

    Just letting some lumberjock friends know…’m back.Moved 2 years ago, took a job that ...

  • Lumber - 10-17-2013 09:02 PM | 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 - 08-29-2013 03:48 PM | 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. - 06-24-2013 02:30 PM | 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 - 10-19-2012 05:26 PM | 9 comments

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

  • New "old saw" - 09-12-2012 10:28 PM | 9 comments

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

  • Woodworking supplies! - 09-06-2012 03:45 PM | 12 comments

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

  • SHOPPING ! - 08-29-2012 03:20 PM | 8 comments

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

  • THE MOVE - 07-18-2012 05:09 PM | 6 comments

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

  • THE move - 07-03-2012 01:45 PM | 2 comments

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

  • MOVING ! - 06-26-2012 12:21 PM | 10 comments

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

  • Shaper - 06-13-2012 02:03 PM | 18 comments

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

  • JOINTER - 06-13-2012 01:27 PM | 11 comments

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

  • Meet the "Miter Family" - 05-31-2012 02:11 PM | 9 comments

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

  • YARD SALES - 05-12-2012 06:47 PM | 11 comments

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

  • Free Lumber ! (Maybe) - 05-05-2012 01:54 PM | 4 comments

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

  • TOOL GLOAT - 04-30-2012 02:36 PM | 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 - 03-25-2012 03:22 AM | 9 comments

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

  • TOOTIN my HORN ! - 03-23-2012 02:16 PM | 3 comments

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

  • Raised Panel on Table Saw - 03-17-2012 12:21 AM | 10 comments

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

  • My Number 1 - 03-12-2012 01:30 AM | 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 - 03-08-2012 09:56 PM | 8 comments

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

  • SORRY GRANDPA ! - 03-08-2012 02:47 PM | 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 ? - 01-27-2012 12:38 AM | 27 comments

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

  • WORKBENCH ! - 01-16-2012 04:10 AM | 14 comments

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

  • Dream coming true ! - 01-03-2012 01:37 PM | 9 comments

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

  • Drill Press - 12-20-2011 11:39 PM | 5 comments

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

  • AUCTION TIME ! - 11-09-2011 02:09 PM | 3 comments

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

  • Veritas Router Table - 07-31-2011 02:43 AM | 5 comments

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

  • Stanley 78 revival - 07-25-2011 11:44 PM | 2 comments

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

  • Maybe DONE ! - 06-27-2011 06:04 AM | 10 comments

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

  • Tool Gloat - 06-24-2011 05:19 PM | 8 comments

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

  • SIDE TRACKED - 06-01-2011 01:44 AM | 3 comments

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

  • Auction Sale 2011 - 05-14-2011 11:43 PM | 15 comments

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

  • DULL - 05-11-2011 05:28 PM | 7 comments

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

  • 1 year - 03-13-2011 05:23 PM | 7 comments

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

  • Rabbet Plane - 01-21-2011 04:17 AM | 12 comments

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

  • Block Planes - - 01-18-2011 08:48 AM | 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 ? - 12-24-2010 02:49 AM | 19 comments

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

  • Going Once, going twice ,SOLD. - 11-21-2010 04:03 AM | 20 comments

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

  • Craftshow weekend - 11-07-2010 02:45 AM | 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 ! - 11-04-2010 05:25 AM | 5 comments

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

  • Auction SALE ! - 10-08-2010 06:17 AM | 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 ! - 10-05-2010 03:21 AM | 1 comment

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

  • I cheated. - 10-02-2010 04:55 AM | 10 comments

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

  • Portable Mill - 09-28-2010 01:34 AM | 8 comments

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

  • Grandkids building - 09-20-2010 05:05 AM | 7 comments

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

  • On the Floor ! - 09-19-2010 10:46 PM | 1 comment

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

  • RECLAIMED LUMBER - 09-17-2010 12:04 AM | 5 comments

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

  • mission bench - 09-13-2010 03:58 PM | 3 comments

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

  • "Jigs" & "things" - 09-05-2010 01:44 PM | 8 comments

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

  • AUCTION SALE AGAIN ! - 09-02-2010 04:21 AM | 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 - 08-11-2010 04:31 AM | 8 comments

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

  • More Clamps - 08-04-2010 03:32 AM | 6 comments

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

  • Craftsman - not the tool - 07-29-2010 03:55 AM | 4 comments

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

  • Old Tools and re-used lumber ! - 07-26-2010 02:04 PM | 1 comment

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

  • Scrap Lumber - 07-16-2010 05:49 PM | 3 comments

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

  • FREE BANDSAW - 07-08-2010 03:00 AM | 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 - 06-29-2010 05:44 AM | 1 comment

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

  • Auction Sale find - 06-27-2010 08:14 PM | 7 comments

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

  • Wood storage - 06-27-2010 08:05 PM | 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 - 06-26-2010 02:35 AM | 1 comment

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

  • Auction SALE - 05-14-2010 04:28 AM | 6 comments

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

  • Abbreviations - 05-02-2010 05:13 AM | 13 comments

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

  • erase - 04-30-2010 03:33 PM | 0 comments

    gone

  • Glue Contest. - 04-17-2010 03:35 PM | 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 - 04-17-2010 01:58 AM | 1 comment

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

  • Lee Valley Tool - 04-15-2010 02:20 AM | 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 - 04-10-2010 06:48 PM | 1 comment

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

  • Tools - 04-09-2010 10:58 PM | 15 comments

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

  • Lumberjocks - 04-01-2010 02:39 PM | 6 comments

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

  • Log furniture. - 03-20-2010 03:35 AM | 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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