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|147 days ago||
Flex shaft sander - 11 replies
I have moved up to larger diameter bowls and have several that are now dry and ready to finish turn. With smaller bowls I have just used strips of sand paper held in my hand, but have been thinking about power sanding the larger bowls and have seen several videos promoting the idea and the finished look of power sanding. The problem is that I ha...
|322 days ago||
Jet 1642 Demo for sale - 23 replies
I was at my local woodworking store fantasizing over a Jet 1642 lathe (currently available for $2299.99 for the 1 1/2 hp 110v). The owner offered me the store demo model with less than 50 hours of run time, used only by store employees and well maintained. Jet will start the 5 year warranty upon my purchase. His price $1850. What do you all thin...
|337 days ago||
Jet 1236 or Delta 46-451 Lathe - 5 replies
Let me start by saying that I know that there are other forums and websites specifically for turning. However, most of those places are filled with well meaning people that own high end lathes and have larger bank accounts. You guys have given great insight in the past and I value your thoughts. I currently turn on the HF clone of the Jet 1018, ...
|352 days ago||
Molding knives used as turning tools - 1 reply
Has anyone seen or tried to use molding knives as lathe tools. I was looking at some of the scraping tools on the market, such as easy beaders, and thought their profile looked like a molding knife I have from an older craftsman molding knife set. I saw the following on eHow “according to “Decristoforo’s Complete Book of Power Tools.” The ...
|356 days ago||
Workbench Gloat - 20 replies
Scored a C. Christensen workbench from c-list earlier this week. It was in terrible shape, but I saw what they were going for on ebay (one sold last week for about $500). Now that one was in way better shape and larger, but I took a chance. The thing bad been sitting in a shed for almost two decades without use. Motor oil and grease had coated m...
|359 days ago||
Wood with soaked in petroleum - shellac? - 3 replies
I recently scored a C. Christenson Workbench on C-list, while all vises are in good working order and the cabinet base is solid, the top has had some combination of motor oil and grease soaking into it for a couple of decades. I removed the majority of the gunk, and the maple top is going to always have the stain, but I wanted to seal it so that...
|472 days ago||
Anyone ever try to work with drift wood? - 3 replies
I am always on the lookout for interesting, and free, stock for turning and was just thinking about the family beach vacation. Has anyone had any experience turning or otherwise working with drift wood? I would imagine that salt from the ocean water would be an issue. Additionally, there would be stability questions as with all “found̶...
|725 days ago||
Lathe chuck for midi lathe? - 3 replies
I have been turning pens, tool handles, and spindles on a harbor freight 5 speed bench lathe that I got for Christmas this year and am very happy with the tool for the money. As I was warned, pens are not enough. I am now looking to turn smaller bowls and find myself looking for a chuck. I went to my local woodcraft and talked to a couple tur...
|799 days ago||
repainting old tools - 8 replies
I have scored some gems from CList over the past year and have been working to rehab them (Dewalt MBF RAS from 1951, Craftsman TS from 1971, Rockwell 14in Band saw from 1956). I have checked some of the rehabs from OWWM and have seen some great ones here and I have two major questions. How do you repaint them to look so great? Just about everyon...
|808 days ago||
Tool Gloat: Dust Collector - 1 reply
My latest CL find occurred yesterday. While checking-in online for my return flight from Spring Break vacation, I did a quick check of CL in Cincinnati, my hometown and destination, to see if anything good showed up. I found a posting for a 1996 Jet Dust Collector DC650 for $50. I made arrangements to go check it out. When I got back and drove t...
|823 days ago||
Blower for shop-built air cleaner - 17 replies
I have been looking at several blogs and projects of other jocks and have decided I’m overdue to throw together a shop built air cleaner. I have seen that most folks use a blower from a furnace and I have a call in to a local guy who will get back to me on Monday. However, I did see one jock that used a small blower similar to an electric ...
|916 days ago||
Is my table saw motor dead? - 40 replies
I have been rehabbing an old craftsman table saw 113.29940. So far I have replaced the switch with a paddle, added a link belt, and removed the rust. Today, while making some cuts in some 6/4 red gum, the saw tripped a breaker for the shop. After resetting the breaker I tried the saw again. The motor makes a loud buzzing noise, but does nothing ...
|919 days ago||
Help! Craftsman Scroll Saw Model E82443 - 5 replies
I picked up a Craftsman scroll saw Model number E82443 at an estate sale as a package deal with some other more desirable tools. Now, I can’t find anything about this saw. It appears to be running fine, but as it did not have a blade, I do not know where to begin rehabbing this little 16 inch saw. It isn’t old enough to be on OWWM an...
|936 days ago||
Children's blocks - finish - 1 reply
I am putting together a set of blocks for my kids for Christmas. Mostly Red Gum and Ipe scraps from the shop. Does anyone know what finish would be best. My girls are 1, 3, and 5 so I have to be very careful. Everything goes in the 1 year old’s mouth.
|938 days ago||
Red Gum - 3 replies
My local Woodcraft (Cincinnati) is running its Black Friday special all this week (as are all Woodcraft’s I believe) and this store has a special buy on Red Gum. 6/4 for .99 a board foot. First off, is this a good price? Second, does anyone have experience with Red Gum? It is my understanding that it is the heart wood of the gum tree and s...
|952 days ago||
Replacing a switch on a Craftsman 113 table saw - 7 replies
I am rehabbing a craftsman table saw 113.29940. The switch is all but totally shot and I want a paddle switch for safety. Tomorrow, this switch http://woodworker.com/onoff-switch-wstop-enclosure-mssu-140-066.asp?search=paddle%20switch&searchmode=2 will be arriving via UPS. Does anyone have experience wiring this find of thing. Right no...
|954 days ago||
Osage Orange - 13 replies
Anyone know much about working Osage Orange? A buddy of mine that works as an urban forester in Cincinnati brought me a bunch of shorts for small projects. (They harvest it and bring in a portable sawmill from time to time and cut board feet.) I know the stuff is rock hard, but does anyone have experience with it? The shorts are bright yellow. I...
|960 days ago||
Craftsman Table Saw Model # 113.29940 - 35 replies
My neighbor, who knew that I was into woodworking called this weekend to tell me that another neighbor had sold her house and downsized after her husband had passed away. This second neighbor wanted to know if I was interested in his old table saw. When I went to check it out, expecting a small bench model with direct drive, I found a Craftsmans...
|1078 days ago||
Lumber in SW Ohio - 2 replies
Been woodworking as a hobby for a couple of years. I know of Hardwood Lumber and More in Milford. Does anyone out there get their lumber from another source. I grew up in rural Indiana and there were sawmills all around, but there don’t seem to be any in the Greater Cincinnati area. Any help? Justin in Loveland, OH
|1078 days ago||
Tap-Hole Maple - 1 reply
I just planed down 25+ board feet of tap-hole maple for a project to 3/4” thickness. I am building a short podium for the local “Original Pancake House”. “Short” as the hostestes are female and the boards are only available in 40 to 44 inch lengths. They are looking great now and only ran $2.75 a board foot. Anyone ...