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01-15-2014 03:09 AM

Looking for hardwood (exotics) supplier in Ocala Florida area - 7 replies

Have the opportunity to vacation a few days for free in Ocala beginning next week, so I am leaving the Canadian winter for some sun… Any exotic hardwoods in the area? I did a search, most of the posts are a year old. Will have a car, can travel. Anywhere in Florida? Pen blanks, exotics, anything of interest anyone?

10-05-2013 03:56 PM

Looking for large electric clock for my shop - 7 replies

If anyone has access to one of the old factory, school or office clocks (see photos for example), I am wiling to swap some exotics, pen blanks, whatever you might need…I even have a surplus of small tools, routers, etc we could discuss… Would like a metal framed clock with glass cover in running order please, something around the ...

08-14-2013 02:17 AM

Brain freeze - need a simple method for scalloped edge on a plaque - 5 replies

I have a client that wants some engraving on a beech plaque and attached is a metal cross made to look like it is made from old hammered steel nails. Thought a rougher, hand hewn looking edge would be the best in keeping with the theme – somehow a routed Roman ogee wouldn’t look quite right. Anybody with a simple method for ran...

06-30-2013 11:27 PM

12" Jointer Opportunity - Anyone have experience w a Griggio PF310? - 6 replies

Came across a nice 12” jointer last week with a 7’ bed, but I already have a General 8” which I had purchased new. Father of a friend is closing out his cabinet shop. Price is right I think, does anyone have experience with this model? It has a 4 blade cutterhead, comes with 2 sets of HSS knives, one recently sharpened. ...

06-14-2013 11:59 PM

Free set of NEW chisels - cost of shipping only - one small catch... - 31 replies

After recently purchasing a new set of chisels, I looked to make room for them while I construct a dedicated drawer in my workbench. I came across a brand new full set of 4 Marples / Record chisels (made in England) that I had purchased over 10-15 years ago. I have never opened the package. I must have gotten 2 sets as I am using the same chisel...

06-14-2013 12:21 AM

Chisels of my Dreams? I bought mine! - 23 replies

To me, there is something fascinating about chisels. When you get a good one and learn how to sharpen and use it, and see great results, you get a feeling of satisfaction, but then, at least for me, buying chisels became an addiction. I began with some Marples (blue handles), stepped up and got some green handled Marples, had a Sandvik or ...

06-02-2013 04:42 PM

Ideas for naming for my website? have domain already - 14 replies

I have asked questions here and received great answers, and hoping someone will come up with an idea. Looking for three words which will fit my website domain name (TWH.CA). I originally purchased this domain for our horse business, but as we are closing out our breeding operation, I want to dedicate it solely to our woodworking adventures...

12-01-2012 07:41 PM

So many choices, so little time... want to vote? - 39 replies

Below are photos of the three samples I placed beside a freshly planed piece of beech which will will be the main lumber for my bench. I am looking for a contrasting color for the dovetail end caps, leg vise, maybe the dogs, deadman, etc. Thanks for sharing your opinions, it may influence which direction I will lean… listed in no partic...

11-28-2012 04:34 AM

Went toward the Beech on Black Friday! - 11 replies

We don’t have Black Friday sales (officially) in Canada, but as I stopped in at the wholesale lumber supplier Friday afternoon to price out some 8/4 material for an upcoming bench build, the best price ever on hardwood just about hit me between the eyes… I priced out Maple and Cherry, as that was my intended species for a new Roub...

08-22-2012 11:25 PM

My first Laguna / Baldor let down - 23 replies

I use Laguna’s 16HD bandsaw and their tilting head mortise machine, and have had no issues up until now with either of them. Since I have a full time job, they are both used sparingly. While others have complained about Laguna customer service, I have not had any issue with them. Unfortunately, I just had the Made in the USA motor (4...

08-02-2012 03:37 PM

Miller Falls experts? - 10 replies

I turned the page on the Lee Valley calendar the other day and noticed the Miller Falls hand drills. I remembered seeing one my dad had given me years ago, found it in my shop and sure enough it matches the one on the calendar. Anybody have one like this? There are only two of the “bits” left in the head of the unit,...

04-12-2012 02:24 AM

Help name our female Rottweiler puppies? - 40 replies

Appreciate any suggestions, humorous or not… We got two 5 month old pups this past weekend and to be honest, the names the breeder had given them don’t really suit them… I kind of wanted to name them Lebron and D-Wade, but the wife gently reminded me they are girls... Lumberjocks have not let me down yet!! N...

02-06-2012 01:14 AM

A long overdue THANK YOU to Mads! - 7 replies

After purchasing a couple of small Bridge City tools awhile ago, I had made a comment on this forum about the lack of the usual BC box, they arrived in a plastic bag. Well, I was surprised to see a package in the mailbox from Mads a few weeks later… And I laughed out loud when I saw what it was… he has made me a storage box...

01-28-2012 07:04 PM

Looking for some Woodworking ACTION in Southern California middle of February - 4 replies

We will be taking a few days to visit friends in Palm Springs area, and would like to know if anyone has suggestions for woodworking events or attractions (machinery dealers, lumber suppliers, a place to buy old planes, etc). Don’t mind a drive to get to something worthwhile. Last year we booked a Joinery tour at the Gamble House which ...

12-28-2011 07:28 PM

My Cat - 11 replies

Thought some of you may enjoy this… My cat sleeps about 20 hours a day. She has her food prepared for her. She can eat whenever she wants, 24×7x365. Her meals are provided at no cost to her. She visits the doctor once ayear for a check-up, and during the year whenever any medicalneeds arise. For all this she pays nothing, ...

12-22-2011 06:42 PM

Fitter's World Blades? - 12 replies

Anyone have any experience with their products? Prices for Festool blades seem very reasonable. Appreciate any input from users.

12-15-2011 05:37 AM

Squares for sale on eBay - 23 replies

I am one of the first people to justify a tool purchase, but this seems a little overboard, unless you have unlimited resources and are just collecting squares for show. I’d be scared to use them, and what if you dropped one? :( Your thoughts??

11-26-2011 02:53 AM

How many board feet in these few trees? - 18 replies

Something for you to calculate while the turkey is digesting… I have never seen trees this big around, would love to some day! Estimate the size by looking at the height of the man… could use a truckload at my place.

11-17-2011 04:48 AM

Even Bridge City apparently hit by hard times... or just cutting back? - 29 replies

I was greeted tonight by a box on my desk, an order that my wife had gotten for me! It’s like an early Christmas! I was excited to open the packaging and expected to see the usual boxes they send to keep the tools in – I own a number of their earlier tools (have had most of them 20-25 years), but I haven’t purchased anything...

11-16-2011 05:09 AM

Exotic lumber gloat, ok, they are pen blanks... - 11 replies

Had to share one of the best sellers I have found on eBay for dry pen blanks is from Hawaii! Prices are reasonable and the blanks are full size 7/8” to 1” x 6”+. I bid and won 5 of his recent auctions, 4 had 10 blanks, 1 had 5 blanks. He packaged them up and included 19 additional blanks, Koa, Lama, Milo, Toon and Sign...

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