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06-11-2013 11:44 PM

Hogs and Acorns (or maybe curly maple and ash) - 2 replies

I had to go visit the plant today, so in the quest for building a Shipwright style bench I was asking about some 3/4” plywood to scrounge. I got a couple pieces but along the way seen a pallet in a stack that caught my eye. Actually 4 pallets but one in particular. After about an hour of breaking it down here is what I gotMaple boardswith ...

01-27-2013 01:48 AM

Tool GLOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 26 replies

I wwent to see one of the vendors for my company and noticed a green blotch in the corner. I didnt think much of it until later. I asked the owner about it, not much response but the sales woman informed me that she was the actual owner. I asked what she would ask for it, her reply was “Pick it up next time you’re in the shop and mak...

01-21-2013 02:06 AM

Craigslist (or other similar type) Finds to make everyone else dream big - 83 replies

We have all the dream forums, I’d like to start one for the the finds that make us all wish we were there. That 40’s unisaw in running condition for cheap, 500 bd ft of curley maple for $50. These are the kind of finds we all dream of and for some of us it keeps us looking for the next great deal. So far the find I am most proud ...

04-04-2012 05:29 PM

powermatic 180 head. Any ideas where this head comes from???????? - 2 replies

Working on a project for work and after a trip to the auction they bring me this.It looks to be some type of helical head with knives???Any help is appreciated

03-26-2012 02:30 PM

Trying to keep Aromatic Cedar from turning brown - 6 replies

Any ideas on which finishes keep the reds and purples on cedar longer than a couple weeks?

03-08-2012 03:52 AM

Great score for someone - 2 replies

http://tennessee.freetoolshopper.com/tools/foster-mfgk-line-12-thinkness-planer.html I just restored mine and can attest to its simplicity and pure meatinesshttp://lumberjocks.com/getlostinwood/blog/26796

02-26-2012 12:40 AM

The gods of the walnut tree are not working with me today..........Help - 8 replies

I’m in the process of building my youngest daughter a maple and walnut dresser. Maple out of the fire wood pile, so far so good. Rough walnut truly beautiful but has grain switching back and forth on every freaking board. I send it through one way and it gets halfway through and then tear out, send through the other end first, same thing d...

02-05-2012 03:50 AM

12" table saw blade help - 7 replies

In the time since I boght my table saw I’ve been using the blade that came with it, had it sharpened once but I’m pretty sure this is a truly crappy blade to begin with. I started to feed in 2” of hard maple today and it got really scary for a minute. After already one trip to the ER last year with this saw, dull blade was not ...

01-16-2012 03:48 AM

Help - Need help on finding curly maple plywood - 4 replies

Need to find either 1/4” or preferably 1/2” curly or birdseye maple plywood. Wanting to use in panels for a chest and havent played with veneers. Since this is already a sold commission piece I dont want to practice veneering on this one. Wayne

01-10-2012 02:42 PM

Walnut lumber Dallas, TX - 3 replies

Hey all,I’m in the north this week and thought I’d pick up some walnut while Im up here. Figured I’d see if anyone else would like some. I’m expecting to be able to bring it to Dallas for $4bf. I’ll be back in Dallas on Friday the 13th of January, so you can have it in time for weekend projects. COuld also stop in O...

11-11-2011 08:35 PM

CL Tool gloat (I'm pretty sure) - 10 replies

Just picked up this little gem on CL this morning. It is a Foster 2100 12 3/4” X 4” planer. Im guessing it is from around 1948 or so. As I have startied collecting tools for the shop, I have been convinced that there is a position between the hand tool folks and the power tool folks, and that is the vintage power tool people. Except ...

08-16-2011 02:32 AM

MO craigslist - 3 replies

http://springfield.craigslist.org/tls/2541615282.html Emailed with the guy he says:Hi Wayne, Posted Pictures today. I can only say that it was represented to be useable to me.ronny The one who must be obeyed says I cant go to MO and pick it up… I’m pretty sure if I left at 9pm I could be back by lunch, I wonder if she’d ...

08-06-2011 05:37 PM

NO time to do what I need to.... - 4 replies

I intended to build a box this month but my father in law got a bad diagnosis and things being what they are it doesnt look like I’ll have time to make it. Every year I do a dinner during the Dallas truck show and this year we are giving an award for the sales rep that had a bad screwing from managment. This will be labeled the “Iron...

07-18-2011 11:05 PM

Anyone in Dallas have a planer? - 4 replies

I have a couple (5) 38” x 6” x 1.5” pieces of oak that I need to plane square. I have a jointer and saw just no planer yet. I’d pay a reasonable fee or bring some lumber to trade. I have some miranti, oak, or a six pack of you favorite beverage.

06-11-2011 08:43 PM

Craigslist Delta cabinet saw $425 Dallas, TX - 1 reply

Delta Cabinet saw $425I already have a Powermatic 12” saw but for the money on this I considered it. Thought Id pass it along. I dont think you can buy a good contractors model anymore for this.

05-14-2011 02:47 AM

Early Fathers day - 2 replies

All right I get to pick out my own fathers day gift this year, I’ve already picked up flourescent lighting (75 watt bulb in not enough) I have a compressor lined up, for future purchase of nail guns (my wife think it’s for her to be able to blow out the vaccuum filters, shhh dont say anything). All this is used and kind of utilitaria...

05-05-2011 05:03 PM

Thickness planer new or used? - 15 replies

It has become obvious that a thickness planer is going to have to be purchased. I have a line on an older sears planer from the 40’s for a little less than a new small box store unit. I’m fond of the older unit if for nothing else the cast iron tables keep people from carrying them anywhere but I don’t want to spend more time f...

05-04-2011 08:58 PM

Wood Score - Now the real work begins - 1 reply

I had been wanting to get some oak, mainly because I only had darker wood in the shop. When I came upon a craigslist post for 2×6 oak planks. Who am I to argue? So I go figuring it is going to be alot of picking for one or two pieces, well not as bad as I thought. I will have to do some culling but I’ve already spotted 10bf or more of...

04-11-2011 10:21 PM

Powermatic Model 70 Table saw - 5 replies

All right, I scored what I think was a decent deal. Paid $100.00 for a powermatic model 70, 12” table saw. If my research is right I think this was mfg’d in 1958 give or take. It came out of a shutdown portion of a molding shop. Needs a good cleaning but thats seems to be the easy part.The previous owner said it ran but I coul...


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