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07-14-2012 10:35 PM

CT CL Alert - #113 Type 1 - 2 replies

For all you hand plane collectors, restorers, and admirers heres a NW CT Craigslist alert.

07-13-2012 02:47 PM

CT sawmill alert - 11 replies

Hey gang .. i figured id share this. Like everyone else im always on the look out for local guys running sawmills. Here’s a guy out of Madison CT with some wide board lumber.

07-07-2012 07:27 PM

Arm a seal question - removing sanding dust - 12 replies

I had just sanded the dust nibs out of my first coat of arm a seal with 320 grit and like usual i grab The mineral spirits to remove the light sanding dust. I wipe the whole piece down and while im waiting for it to dry i read the can. Clean up – mineral spirits. Am i ruining the first coat by using the specified clean up solvent?? Should ...

07-01-2012 03:47 PM

Tool Gloat - "Wrestlin the Bear" - 28 replies

Ive cashed in my bottles and cans and stashed away my nickels to buy a bear. Managed to wrestle that bear in and back out of the truck and soon enough itll be in the shop making dust. If ya havent figured it out yet i purchased a 1997 Grizzly 3HP G1023 table saw including a regular, dado, and zero clearance throat plates as well as anti kick...

05-23-2012 03:17 PM

Table Size Ratio / Proportion Question - 11 replies

I know that ive read it somewhere but my search-fu is failing me. Im planning a coffee table build but its going to need to be small. We are currently using a trunk as a “coffee table” in my man cave. Its 30” x 20”, which is kind of a funky size, but really fits well in the small room. The biggest piece of furniture is...

04-30-2012 07:37 PM

Delta Unisaw 34-802 ... Any info out there? (Updated) - 14 replies

Hey gang, im in the market for a new tablesaw, hopefully one that will last me for the rest of my life. There’s a CL post in my town for a 34-802 unisaw. It looks to be in great shape and comes with 8 carbide blades. From what ive gathered there are 2 types of this saw. Ive got the space for a cabnet saw in the shop so no issues there....

04-10-2012 12:10 AM

My lawn sucks and I need help (The results are in) - 97 replies

With summer time rapidly approaching here in new england im working out in the yard and after much neglect and terrible conditions ive come to realize …. my yard sucks. While it has many really cool features it gets very very little sun, it full of garbage fill soil thats full of rocks, and most heinously … moss. I aint talkin abou...

03-27-2012 08:34 PM

Colored wax question - 8 replies

Here i am again …. this time the project is a QS red oak table top for a filing cabinet. Ive got it assembled and used medium walnust danish oil on it and the color is a bit lighter than i would really prefer. Id like to put about 6-8 coats of wipe on poly to stand up to any abuse the table will see. My question is by putting a tinted wa...

03-15-2012 12:59 AM

Cutting Board Mini Disaster ("Thats gonna leave a mark") - 22 replies

So ya wanted to be a woodworker huh? Well i was in the finishing stages of finishing my first zig zag cutting board and it was comin out pretty good. Not perfect by any means but acceptable enought to place on my own kitchen counter. I just finished up on a “3 day sand fest” which was a real blast and i wanted to put some ha...

03-13-2012 12:57 PM

3rd Annual LJ March Madness Challenege - Prize Update - Free hand saw sharpening! - 336 replies

Its that time of year again. March Madness is back and so is that 3rd Annual LJ’s Bracket Madness Challenege. Its totally free and you dont need to know beans about college basketball to play. If you’re not familiar with how it works there are 64 mens college basketball teams entered into a tournament in 4 seperate regions. The ...

03-06-2012 02:14 AM

2 years (and a day or 2) - 7 replies

I just wanna toss out a big thanks to everyone here that has helped make me love my hobby so much. Weve always got a place to turn here, someone to answer youre question or offer a different approach. Its given me a great amount of confidence to try new things and become better at what i enjoy doing. Do i get a 2 year chip or somethin?

02-24-2012 11:49 PM

Jointer table adjustment help - 29 replies

So here’s the gig … bought a jointer off CL, derusted, painted,lubed, and put back together. Now heres the part im a little confused on. The tables are out of whack a little bit .. not a ton but theres a noticable bow from out feed to infeed with the cutter head being the high point. I check with a level (i know its not a real str...

02-18-2012 07:55 PM

Rockwell Jointer Refurb - 17 replies

I picked up this 1970’s rockwell 37-220 6” deee-luxe jointer off the craiger about a month ago for $240 .. which in hindsight might have been $40 too much but whatver. I came equipped with a new switch box and cord and newer 3/4 hp Dayton motor. It sat in a shed for a few years after it was decommisioned as a high school shop mach...

02-13-2012 08:24 PM

Sharpening Service in CT ?? - 5 replies

Hey all, so ive got my old rockwell jointer almost finished but id like to get the blades sharpened. So to all the other CT LJ’s out there … where do you get your blades / knives sharpened? Or do you all do it yourselves? Im located in central CT about 15 minutes from hartford. Thanks gang. On a side note … if anyone has...

02-03-2012 04:07 PM

Jointer rehab question - 12 replies

All right gang, another rookie question on rehabbing an old jointer. So i picked up a rockwell 37-220 jointer and ive been scrapping the crust off the old tank and im curious as to how you guys feel about sanding the bed of a jointer. Obviously i dont want to screw this thing up so ive used naval jelly and some elbow grease to get most of the ...

01-29-2012 01:17 AM

CL Score - Rockwell 37-220 Jointer - 8 replies

Scored a vintage jointer off the Craiger last night and i finally wrestled it into the house this afternoon after 8 wonderful hours of painting trim. Anyway here she is a Rockwell / Delta 37-220 6” Deeee-luxe Jointer. The story behind it goes as such … the guy i bought it off ofs mother in-law was the shop teacher...

01-27-2012 03:19 PM

Rockwell Jointer - Should i Buy? I Bought It ! (Update) - 7 replies

Hey gang, the local CL has a 6” Rockwell / Delta Jointer with a 46” bed for sale for $250 which i thought was a pretty good deal. The owner tells me that the motor has been replaced with a 3/4 HP Dayton 1725 RPM motor …. looking around at soem others 1 HP seems like the norm on 6” models. I cant seem to find any info o...

01-27-2012 03:38 AM

American Forge and Foundry Jointer ?? - 2 replies

Theres a posting for a 6” jointer which the seller claims what made by the American Forge and Foundry. I did a quick web search and got nothin. Any LJ’s got any info? Waiting on pics from the seller tomorrow.

01-25-2012 10:31 PM

Spray lacquer, wet sanding, purpleheart .... Finishing help - 7 replies

So heres my quandry gang …. The material im working with is purpleheart. Im working on a box wihere 2 sides will not be flat and flush, they will be jagged and they are end grain. I would like to wet sand the top and the 2 flush sides to get a real nice glossy finish on the purpleheart. So to be able to get any finish on the 2 ja...

12-31-2011 03:45 PM

3600 rpm grinder - Sharpening / Buffing - Help - 13 replies

So far i have been sharpening my chisels and plane irons on sandpaper via the scary sharp method. Well this weekend my old man donated his 3600 rpm bench grinder to the shop. Id really like to outfit the grinder for sharpening or at very minimum creating the initial bevel on some old plane irons that i need to refurbish. Id also like to use i...

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