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05-16-2014 01:51 PM

Hidden tang knife blades - 4 replies

I want to make my first knife with a hidden tang blade. I want the blade to be about 8” long (carving knife) without the tang. The blade should be 440c steel or Damascus. Can’t seem to find the right site to get one. Your help is appreciated. John

11-08-2013 01:13 PM

Corkscrews - 1 reply

I’m a crafter and would like to make corkscrews to sell at craftshows. I’ve looked at some products online but haven’t seen any I like. I make ice cream scoop handles from cocobolo, bocote and Brazilian Koa and have 1 /1/2” x 3 1/2” turning blocks left over I’d like to use for the handles. If anyone mkaes t...

11-02-2013 09:59 AM

Cheese Board w/wire slicer - 1 reply

Has anyone made one, if so where can I get the slicer parts? Are they hard to make? Thanks in advance for your help. John

05-26-2013 01:56 PM

Convert handwheel lathe tailstock to crank - 10 replies

I have an older model Craftsman 12” lathe that has a handwheel in the tail stock (wheel is in the middle of the tailstock). I just began turning peppermills and its a little difficult drilling the 1 1/16” hole with a handwheel. Is there a way I can convert the handwheel to crank that fits into the end of the tailstock? Thanks so m...

01-06-2012 03:26 PM

Dust Buildup in Dewalt 735 Planer - 2 replies

Two of the three holes for the dust shroud hold down screws broke so I replaced the dust shroud with a new one from a Dewalt store nearby. Once I replaced the shroud I started getting dust buildup inside the casing which jammed the gears that raise and lower the planer head.I have a dust collection system with 4” pipping so I don’t t...


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