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661 days ago

4" jointer rehab - 7 replies

This followed me home from the flea market last week. Atlas Press # 9350, circa 1950. $15 Mounted to the table, no motor. If I can’t find a pork chop, I’ll make one if I need it. The blades are in surprising good shape, just a little honing and stropping required.Bearings in good shape, no slop or end play. The rust seems to be ...

674 days ago

Another what the heck is it? - 12 replies

I picked these up at the flea market, $15 for the pair. The Bailey #6 looks like it should clean up pretty good. I’m not sure what the other is. I think it would work good in a shooting board. It weighs 9 lbs 11.4 oz. and 15” long. I would have Popeye arms after using it for a while. These are the only marks. Let me know what you ...

936 days ago

Router table blues - 15 replies

I have a cast iron router table top that serves as a wing on my tablesaw. I got it from craigslist. The owner was a machinist working in a well equipped shop. He made the plate that the router attaches to, and did a very good job of it. It is a good fit, leveling screws are part of the table and not the top. The plate is not attached to the t...

941 days ago

Sitdown lathe from Robust - 4 replies's/Independence_Overview.pdf Very interesting!

949 days ago

WIA 2012 - 0 replies Woodworking in America will have 2 locations this year. Cincinnati and Pasadena, Cal. It’s worth going to. See you there!

956 days ago

Saw Dogs - 3 replies

TV show. I don’t know if it’s new, but it’s new here. Chain saw carvers. Looks good to me!

982 days ago

In search of the wild burl - 5 replies

Since the trees lost their leaves, I have been looking for burls. Not to harvest, just to look at. I haven’t seen one yet. Every where I go, I’m burl hunting. I scan the big trees first before looking at the younger trees. At one time I burned wood for heat.( Don’t shoot! I’ve seen the error of my ways.) Of all the tr...

1025 days ago

Punkin chunkin - 9 replies

I was only able to stay a little while, but it is big fun.6th annual punkin chunkin at a local park, broadcast live on WNKU. Bring your jack o lantern or get one there. What would you get if you combine a trebuchet and cornhole? It would have to be cool.

1049 days ago

Wood Magazine Issue 208 November 2011 - 8 replies

Congratulations, Martyn! I recognized the Zee box before I saw your picture. Parachute jumping?

1057 days ago

Bandsaw dust collection blues - 4 replies

I’d like to say it sucks, but it doesn’t. I wish it did. My problem is NOT my dust collector, it’s the way this bandsaw is set up to collect dust. It’s a Jet JWBS-14CS, with a riser. It’s a craigslist find from 2 years ago. That connector is too small for a shop vac hose, but I did get an adapter to 4” from...

1058 days ago

Drawknife rehab - 9 replies

3 and 1/2” blade length. All it needed was a little love. New handles and some filing and honing and it’s back in the game. I’m liking it! The new handles are different than the old. The originals were drilled through with the tang curled over to hold it on. The new ones are like file handles, step drilled and pressed on.

1060 days ago

Interesting old chisel - 6 replies

It has the D.R.Barton 1832 stamp on it.From what I’ve read, that’s the year he went into business, not the year it was made. Total length is 16”. Blade length 12”. 1/2” thick x almost 3/4” ( 0.725 in) wide I don’t understand the ridges at the edges...

1062 days ago

Woodworking in America 2011 - 5 replies

Starts tomorrow. Anyone going? It’s a busy weekend here this week. Ohio Valley Woodturning Symposium.

1093 days ago

What goes around really goes around - 5 replies

I just noticed that many things that originally get posted here at lumberjocks, get posted here at I remember similar topics about this. Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.

1103 days ago

How bad is this going to hurt? - 40 replies

I have a project I’m working on. Right now I’m making a mockup out of scraps, to work out the details. I want to end up with a triangle, as marked. The blank is 8” x 8” x 2 and 1/2” thick.That is also the finished size I need . I want to cut the triangle out of the middle. I came up with this sled to run...

1105 days ago

Away from the shop for a minute - 4 replies

They weren’t front row seats, but they were sixth row. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Always a great show. Go there if he comes your way. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic.

1112 days ago

Scraps for intarsia - 3 replies

I hate to throw anything away.I have been giving these to my neighbor for campfires. I’m wondering if anyone here can use them. You pay postage, medium flat rate box, $10.95 anywhere in U.S.A. Left to right: Oak, eastern red cedar, osage,mahogany, walnut. The box was full to the gills. I took it all out for the picture, now there...

1133 days ago

Who will be # 30,000? - 13 replies

Another milestone is here. Thanks,

1160 days ago

Proper drill speed question - 11 replies

I’m attempting to make a thin parting tool. Thanks, Capt. Eddie! I have encountered my first design change opportunity. The hole in the handle is my problem. My original plan was to use 3/16” brass rod to pin the handle on, similar to a knife handle. Instead of laminating handle grips to the tool blade, I cut a mortise in...

1195 days ago

Woodworking in America 2011 - 0 replies

It’s not too early to start thinking about this.

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