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|822 days ago||
Tools for Sale - 5 replies
I decided to just use eBay this time to sell some more tools. It’s just a lot easier to keep up with. I have listed a lot of items today. If you go to eBay and search for seller docholladay0820 you will see my listings. Some of you may just find something that would be useful for you. I addition, I have a lot of tools posted on Phot...
|832 days ago||
Some hand tools for sale. - 13 replies
It’s the end of the year and I’m trying to get rid of some duplicate hand tools that rarely get used. Below is a basic listing. If you are interested in any of these, send me a private message and I can forward pictures. Prices do not include shipping. Shipping will be actual cost to send to you. Disston D20 26” crosscu...
|945 days ago||
Question about new shop projects. - 4 replies
I have two projects that I want to build for my shop soon. One is a new workbench and the second is a pair of saw benches. My goals for the new bench will be: 1) Very solid and sturdy. I don’t want it going anywhere unless I want it to.2) Incorporate some sort of a mechanism that makes it possible to get it on wheels to move it o...
|964 days ago||
Giving away old woodworking magazines - 8 replies
I have a lot of old woodworking magazines. I have some of each ot the following titles: Fine WoodworkingPopular WoodworkingWood MagazineAmerican WoodworkerWoodsmithShopNotesWoodcraft Magazine Some of these, I even have several years worth. Anyway, I am tired of cluttering up my house and shop space with thesemagazines. I saved them on t...
|1143 days ago||
I did a review on this little 6” double square (http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1687) a while back. I had purchased it when it was on sale from Eagle America. Anyway, thought you guys might like to know, it is on sale again. It is regularly $39.99 and now is selling for $19.99. This little square is one that I use frequently. I find i...
|1186 days ago||
Great deal on Irwin Clamps at Home Depot - 21 replies
I was just killing some time wondering around at Home Depot yesterday evening when I came across what I thought was a pretty good deal on some clamps – YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY – RIGHT? Anyway, this set of 2 18” 2 12” and then 4 little clamps all for only $25.00. Just thought I would clue in all of you guys that ...
|1193 days ago||
I was just kind of playing around online this evening and I came across this video on the American Woodworker magazine website. Those of you that enjoy old/hand tools better be careful when you watch this. I wouldn’t want you to be electrocuted because you drooled on your computer. It certainly makes me want to make a trip to Minnesota....
|1215 days ago||
This website has a tremendous amount of informationi related to the care, use and making of hand tools. This one site puts a tremendous amount of articles, links to sites and just great reference information for those of us that like using and learning about hand tools and techniques. http://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/Wood_How_To/INDEX_...
|1217 days ago||
When it comes to block planes, the standard has sort of always been the Stanley No. 65 low angle and the Stanley No. 18 standard angle. These are the ones known as the Knuckle joint planes – referring to the design of the lever cap. Woodcraft is now making a copy of this time tested design in their Wood River line of planes. I saw them ...
|1270 days ago||
Wood Turning Question - 7 replies
My youngest son is learning to play drums. He also enjoys getting out in the shop. He is trying his hand on the lathe. One project his is interested in trying is to make his own drum sticks. The finished size of a standard drumstick is approx. 15-16” long and about 1/2” in diameter. On the first attempt, we were trying to turn o...
|1289 days ago||
My friend “Helluvawreck” and I have been PM’ing each other and having some discussion about hand saws. In particular, we were talking about back saws and then even more specifically, we have been discussing dovetail saws. Anyway, he made the statement that he feels that the lowly handsaw (generic grouping) is probably the mos...
|1310 days ago||
Calling all Galoots. - 40 replies
Not sure is that is the correct use of the term Galoot. I think that, strictly speaking, a Galoot is someone that uses almost only hand tools in their work. I am not strictly a Galoot in that sense since I do use power tools some in my work, but the ultimate end result almost always comes down to the work that I do with hand tools before it is...
|1311 days ago||
Question about using photos in a blog. - 4 replies
I’m using PhotoBucket in order to post photos in my blog entries. However, only part of the photo is visible such as the following: about half of the picture cuts off to the right. How do I fix/prevent this? Thanks, Doc
|1320 days ago||
If any of you have looked at my shop pictures, you probably can easily tell that most of my tools have been aquired second hand from Flea Markets, Ebay & Craigs List. That said, I found this Drill Press listed for $100 on Craigs List recently. It is made by a company called CTT Tools (or at least that is the name on the tag). I can’...
|1323 days ago||
Shops - 5 replies
Is there a way to sort or look up Jocks by location? I think it would be cool to be able to look up all of the members within my state or within a certain distance from where I live.
|1325 days ago||
Does anyone know anything about use of Dogwood - 6 replies
I have a friend that has a fairly large (for this type of tree) Dogwood tree that was blown over in a recent storm and has offered to allow me to get whatever wood I can out of it. I have heard that, once dry, Dogwood is a very, very hard dense wood. I have also heard that it will polish to a very high sheen. This main bole of the tree is pro...
|1363 days ago||
I recently aquired a very nice antique Disston No. 4 12” Back saw blade. The blade is pin straight, sharp and ready to use. Most of the original etch is still visiible. We are talking about a saw that originally was manufactured around 1895. The only problem is, there is no handle. Not a damaged handle. No handle at all. So I am goi...
|1384 days ago||
Bandsaw Blade Guides - 2 replies
I have heard of doing this, but thought I would ask if any of you had tried this before I tried it. I know that standard band saw guide blocks and even after market cool blocks are not expensive, but I won’t be able to get to woodcraft or anywhere that would have them in stock for a week or two. I heard of using a block of a dense hardwo...
|1396 days ago||
Screws and Nuts for Hand Saws - 3 replies
I have a dovetail saw that I am restoring/repairing. It is an old one with open tote about 9 inches long. It cust well, but the handle is damaged and some “well-meaning” former owner, replaced the original screws and nuts with regular old stove bolts and acorn nuts. it just doesn’t look right. Anyway, I am making a new hand...
|1401 days ago||
Vintage Stanley Bevel Edge Chisels - 8 replies
I’ve been looking on ebay and I see Stanley #720 and #750 Bevel Edge Chisels. Both appear to be socket style chisels. Both appear to be bevel edge design. From what I can tell in the pictures, I think that the 750 may be a little thicker and heavier blade than the #720. Other than that, can anyone tell me the difference between them? ...