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192 days ago

Underhill Hatchet - 17 replies

I recently acquired a couple of boxes of old tools from my uncle who presumably got them from his father, my grandfather. At the bottom of the box was a hatchet. Cool. It was one of the last in line to get cleaned up. As I started to scrub off the rust a logo appeared: Underhill Co. Boston A bit of internet research turned up the U...

197 days ago

What would you consider a full saw till? - 18 replies

Recently ive embarked on the journey of learning to sharpen hand saws. Ive got a mish mosh collection of hand saws that were my grandfathers, my uncles, from flea markets, picked up on the side of the road, and a couple bought brand new. As is started cleaning and sharpening them I started to think about which saws I really need to have in my ...

203 days ago

Any lighting reps out there? - 8 replies

We did a demo job and the guys neglected to protect one of the fixtures that was next to our work area and smashed the hell out of it. Now the grand opening of the building is a couple of days out and I need to replace the fixture. The building was formerly occupied by Hubbelll if it helps. Here’s a pic of said fixture: Any hel...

225 days ago

Cork Flooring - Any experience? - 37 replies

For the last 4 months ive been working on a kitchen remodel and its time that I started to think about replacing our ceramic tile flooring. My wife had an idea of using cork flooring. Reading some online reviews ive gotten quite a bit of different reviews on the product. There seems to be the floating, click lock type with a HDF core and the ...

249 days ago

What do you use to hold your finish while applying? - 27 replies

So im in the shop and im about to brush on another coat of finish and like always, im wandering around tge house trying to find something to hold my finish in. I found a hard plastic cup and a plastic dessert bowl. So i ask you all out of stupid curiousity, what do you put your finish in while applying it to a project?

359 days ago

LJ Fantasy Football League - The Innaugural Season - 445 replies

All right gang, we’ve got our 10 man league set. This years prize will not be monetary but it will have an unheralded value to guys like us. Your ante to get in is a medium flat rate box of cut offs. One winner takes all. Here’s a quick link to the league homepage: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/f1/480008 Here...

363 days ago

Hybrid saw filing - When to add fleam to a rip saw? - 9 replies

Im just getting started in filing my own hand saws and have a question to you folks out there with some sharpening experience. Here’s the situation … im about to start work on a 12” 14 ppi Disston backsaw. Its a special saw to me as it was my grandfathers, it feels great in my hand, and would like it to be my go to saw for cu...

375 days ago

Frozen AC condenser - where's the leak? - 28 replies

Ive known for the last 2 years or so that ive got a refrigerant leak in my central AC system but have been leery of the cost that it will take to find said leak. Ive had to have refrigerant added the last 2 summers and its a total popsicle out there right now. Any HVAC guys out there got any tricks or tips to finding a leak within that system th...

414 days ago

Me and McMaster Carr - rantalicious. - 48 replies

Im not much of a ranting person but I want to share my little story here with the group. Ive been attempting to purchase files for sharpening hand saws and with the global supply of saw files at a minimum I turned to McMaster Carr after everyone else was out of stock. Now, ive never purchased from them before but ive heard nothing but good t...

437 days ago

Where to buy saw files? - 140 replies

Ive been meaning to acquire all the tools necessary to reshape and sharpen up about a dozen or so hand saws and last night, when I finally got around to purchasing all the gear, I found that no one has them in stock. This include Lee Valley, Lie Neilson, and Tools for woodworking. Apparently Grobet, the main manufacturer, cannot keep up with t...

493 days ago

My lucky day - Wood Gloat - 43 replies

So i’m sitting here at my desk, working on my most favorite tasks, monthly billing and accounting when our operations manager pops his head in. Doug looks at me and give me the curly finger. “Come check this out”. We take a stroll back in to the warehouse and he points to the corner. Antonio is moving and clearing some st...

500 days ago

"State of The Shop Address" - Post Yours - 17104 replies

As an ever evolving thread ive come to realize that our shops aren’t just related to our woodworking arenas but can be found outside, at the kitchen table, or on top of a couple of saw horses buried in the middle of nowhere. Our projects might not only be made of wood but concrete, grout, paint (yea i said it), and caulk too. Show of...

527 days ago

Plumbing Stench - Running toilet - Correlation? - 32 replies

A bit off topic here but ive got a plumbing question again for the esteemed panel of LJ’s. Lately, well for the last 2 years or so, ive been getting a stink in the basement. At first i thought it was a dead mouse or sometihng along those lines but its just never gone away entirely. Its not a full time stench. Recently ive been connec...

534 days ago

Lets chat about snow blowers (throwers) - 27 replies

Well after a 6 hour battle with my driveway post blizzard here in CT im in the market for a new snow blower. Ive got a driveway with some serious pitch to it and around 150’ long. I gave my 8hp 24” snow blower the beatin of its life time and after falling on my face one too many times humping that pig up the driveway im in the mark...

537 days ago

Blizzard of 2013 - 26 replies

Well winter storm Nemo has come and gone. We had a total of around 30” of snow here in central Connecticut. Ive never seen anything like it. Ill spare the sob story about how sore i am but after 6 hours of snow blowing and shoveling the driveway is clear enough to get out.

554 days ago

Ridding your shop of bad luck - 34 replies

Now, we all go through those spells where we just cant seem to get anything right. Mark the wrong side of a board, drop a chisel, ding a plane iron, rabbet the wrong face, so on and so on. Most of these errors are harmless to our well being but can cause frustrations. I find that these things tend to happen in clumps, then things go right for...

571 days ago

Cool Stanley poster i found ... - 16 replies

I was out browsing around a local country / antique store and came upon this cool poster. Copyright 1926. Just figured id share.

621 days ago

Gloat-Tastic - 24 replies

On my never ending rust hunt, this week has taken the cake. The continuation of my decent down the slippery slope has brought me these new gems. First is a complete set, 13 bits, in the oringinal box, of Russell Jennings type 100 spur auger bits and a Millers Falls brace. Second is a Type 4 Stanley #71 router plane from another LJ who...

643 days ago

Hurricane Sandy - What are you doing to prep? - 38 replies

Maybe some good ideas will come from this post. Hurricane Sandy seems to be eyeballing the east coast of the US. Being pegged as “Frankenstorm” here in New England ive been getting all my ducks in a row preparring for what might be another week without power. Ill be gathering fuel, testing the generator, stocking up on water to fl...

647 days ago

Worksharp Paper - What do you use and from where? - 15 replies

All right gang, ive been using the WS300 for almost 6 months now and i like it, i like it a lot, but as we all know the paper wears out kinda quick and is darn expensive. What do you guys use for replacement paper and where do you buy it from? Straight from the manufacturer or after market?

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