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|684 days ago||
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...
|685 days ago||
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...
|686 days ago||
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.
|687 days ago||
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...
|712 days ago||
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...
|716 days ago||
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. The noun troll may refer to the provocat...
|725 days ago||
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
|728 days ago||
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
|743 days ago||
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...
|766 days ago||
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...
|781 days ago||
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...
|800 days ago||
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...
|820 days ago||
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 ...
|862 days ago||
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. ...
|865 days ago||
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...
|868 days ago||
Identifying Chestnut - 6 replies
This may or may not be a precursor to a pretty sweet wood gloat. The latest demo job we have taken on was in a church dating from 1903. My lead supervisor has managed to salvage me some, what we believei s, chestnut. I just ran through the hobbitt house pictures and it seems awfully close to the pics shown there, but i was curious what are ...
|878 days ago||
Barn Boards - CT - 4 replies
Connecticut LJ’s … the company which i work for has just been contracted to demolish a small barn (@ 300 sqft) in central connecticut. If anyone out there is in need of barn board let me know. We are still a few weeks out from tearing it down. From what i remember the lumber was painted pine somwhere in the market of 10 – 12...
|908 days ago||
At the antique sale this morning the wife and i purchased an old well pump. She would liike me to build a small circular base for it, lets say 2’ in diameter (actual measurments not known). Now im sure that if i do my math right i can calculate the angle of each cut to make it kinda circular, but, i was curious if anyone had tried using ...
|938 days ago||
Wipe on poly question - 16 replies
Here’s the gig … and ill give you the fundementals to start: Project: Entry bench Lumber: CypressSanded: 120 GritFinsh: General Finishes medium brown dye stain, applied with a rag 2 Coats Wipe on poly, clear gloss First coat lightly sanded w/ 220 So im day 4 into wipe on poly. First coat applied with a rag...
|993 days ago||
Tenon Sizing - 6 replies
Im building an entry bench and was wondering how wide and long the tenons should be. Heres the info: Apron will be 3/4” x 7” x 40” Legs 2” x 2” Material is cypressThe bench will sit a max of 2 people at a timeSimilar to this: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/entryway-benches/addison-storage-bench-with-c...