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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...

12-27-2011 11:04 PM

Stop Trolling! - 11 replies

In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response3 or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[4] The noun troll may refer to the provocat...

12-18-2011 05:28 PM

CT CL Alert - #78 Clone? - 5 replies

CT LJ’s heres a more affordable cl alert … it appears to be a #78 clone, both depth adjustments appear to be there. http://hartford.craigslist.org/tls/2738018760.html

12-15-2011 03:51 PM

CL Alert - Woodmizer - 15 replies

New England LJ’s take a gander at this … Woodmizer saw mill for $7500. Im thinkin that if the wife will let me sell her car i could own this bad boy. Think she’d mind walking to work? http://nwct.craigslist.org/tls/2753633115.html

12-01-2011 02:12 AM

Jim Valvano Speech - 3 replies

If you have never seen or heard this speech do yourself a favor and take the next 11 minutes to listen to the late Coach Jim Valvano. Jim Valvano lead his NC State basketball team to an improbable win in the NCAA finals in the 1980’s. This speech come from the ESPY awards in 1993 while Jim Valvano was dyign from terminal cancer. Ive wat...

11-08-2011 02:21 AM

gaps and cracks .. any repair tips? - 17 replies

So ive been working on and off on a football carved from a green piece of Maple. Over the past month iver got it to a shape im happy and since it started off as a goof and now has turned into a project ive got some issues. It has checked and cracked .. im talking about 1/8” gaps split through 4” of wood. I bought some gorilla supe...

10-23-2011 05:28 PM

Grooving an oval? - 19 replies

Heres the problem… Ive carved the football into a shape im happy with and have sanded up to 100 grit, now i would like to route the stitching into the football. For a little background a football is made in 4 parts and stitched together. I would like to do a v groove to imitate the stitching but considering the shape is not consistent (i...

10-05-2011 12:25 AM

So the wife ..... Plumbing question - 37 replies

Dropped the guard to my beard trimmer into the toilet and it appears to have mad eit past the bend in the trap. I bent up a clothes hanger and fished around for a bit to no avail. My next move is to unbolt the toilet and go reverse fishing. Im gonna need a new wax right correct? Anyone else got any slick ideas out there? That’ll tea...

09-15-2011 01:28 AM

Lombardi Trophy - How would you make a football? - 15 replies

In the spirit of football season and my addiction to fantasy football i want to make a replica of the Lombardi Trophy (given tho the super bowl winner every year). The circumfrance of a football at its highest point is 28” and at the smallest point 21” (the tapered ends).Diameter is 8.86” (or whatever that translates to ...

08-04-2011 02:59 AM

Real time chat - 8 replies

I was thinking that the ability to chat one on one or within a small group we be beneficial to someone seeking real time help. I could imagine someone trying to fix a particular machine or conquer a difficult task where a one on one with a particular jock, who may have the same machine or expertise to solve problems, could come in real handy. ...

07-31-2011 06:03 PM

Pig Rotissiere .. Gearhead question - 10 replies

So here’s the backyard firepit, and of course, a firepit this bitchin needs a pig over it. Now im not much of a gearhead or welder for that matter, but with enough help from a few friends im sure i can figure this out. I need a rotissiere, so heres my questions to you LJ’s: What kind of motor should turn a rotisseire? HP?Wh...

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