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02-22-2013 12:11 AM

One of the strangest thing I've done in my life.... - 25 replies

I don’t venture into the off topic forum much, but had to share this. I got up this morning shaved, showered, brushed my hair, cleaned my ears, brushed my teeth, took my blood pressure pill, got dressed for work, checked the charge and clipped my phone to my belt. While fumbling for my shoes in the dark, I noticed that my wife’s c...

12-26-2012 03:13 PM

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11-11-2012 03:56 PM

PSA - Two good TS deals on CL in the Rochester, NY area - 2 replies

These are not mine, and I have no association with the sellers, but thought both looked like pretty solid buys for anyone searching for a decent table saw in the WNY or CNY area. 1. Jet Special Edition 3hp cabinet saw with 54” fence (asking $825) 2. Ridgid TS3612 1.5hp contractor saw with router table ($250) (dunno if both fence...

10-08-2012 09:17 PM

SOLD Craftsman 113.298032 Contractor Saw - SOLD - 3 replies

SOLD I’ve bought several of these older Emerson made contractor saws and sold them off for parts. This weekend I acquired one that’s just in too darn nice shape to sell as pieces, so I thought I’d offer it up here in case anyone knows of someone in the western NY area looking for a nice deal on a good full size contractor s...

10-06-2012 05:18 PM

***SOLD*** Vintage Bench Planes - #3 and #4 - ***SOLD*** - 6 replies

SOLD Here are a couple of nice very well made vintage bench planes that’d be better users than collectors due to the lack of a prestigious brand name. Both are fully functional, no cracks, chips, drill holes, etc., no significant rust accumulation, knobs and totes are fully intact (no cracks or repaired breaks), full blades, Japanning ...

10-05-2012 02:22 PM

SOLD - Freud Diablo D1050X ATB/R 50T - 0 replies

SOLD New Freud Diablo D1050X ATB/R 50 tooth 10” combination saw blade. Made in Italy, 3/32” thin kerf, Permashield coating, brand new in manufacturer’s packaging. Send me a PM if interested SOLD

09-23-2012 11:04 PM

Ridgid R4330 Planer - Handwheel Mod - 9 replies

Well, I finally found a use that for cheesy plastic combo square I bought from the Dollar Store in 2001…..who knew that a “square” wouldn’t be square?! Anyway, I used the aluminum ruler as an extension for the tiny handwheel on my Ridgid R4330. That little wheel was always really a nuisance to use….this helps alot...

09-22-2012 06:30 PM

More Craigslist Insanity - 39 replies

Listings like these make me wonder where people get their price information. This ad has 3 used tools listed in nice condition, and each one is near the original MSRP or higher. They did a nice job with the listing and pics, just not the pricing. ALL FOR SALE!!!! Rigid 6 1/8” J...

09-08-2012 07:47 PM

Why Is Rough Sawn Lumber Cut In Such Long Lengths? - 22 replies

The title pretty much states my question. I have a small shop and limited storage space…most of my wood storage is less than 8 feet wide, so most of the time that I buy rough sawn lumber I end up cutting it into pieces that’ll fit my rack. In my 11 years of woodworking I’ve only once needed a piece of lumber that even approa...

09-04-2012 05:06 PM

Some Old Tools...Anything Interesting Here? - 26 replies

Hi gang – While cleaning the shop I got to poking around some of the old hand tools I’ve picked up over the years. I’ve got some working knowledge of old bench planes so haven’t shown those, but I know next to nothing when it comes to old bit braces, compass planes, etc. I’m not looking to sell anything, but am cu...

08-14-2012 01:44 PM

PSA: Two Nice Deals on Delta Contractor Saws w/Unifence in the Rochester, NY area - 6 replies

In case anyone in western or central NY is looking for a used TS, these were both were posted on CL yesterday, and looked liked great deals to me. I have no association with these whatsoever….just passing along the info. Delta Platinum Edition Contractor saw w/Unifence - $325 Delta 34-445 w/Unifence - $250

08-03-2012 11:39 AM

Raw Linseed Oil - 16 replies

I bought an old can of raw linseed oil at a garage sale for 50 cents because the can was old enough to be cool. It’s still full and is still liquid….how long with that stuff keep? Also, I’ve used BLO in the past, but never raw LO….what can you do with the raw stuff?

08-03-2012 11:28 AM

Why is this site so slow lately? - 32 replies

My PC isn’t exactly state of the art, but it’s “optimized” nicely, and generally makes short work of internet tasks. Lately I’ve noticed this site being slower to respond than usual on several occasions. This morning it’s extremely sloooooow. Anyone else experiencing this or know why? Other sites seem to b...

06-18-2012 11:52 PM

Anyone else hate saw dust? - 9 replies

My shop has been long overdue for a fresh layout and a good cleaning. Got up early Saturday and started rearranging the layout according to a plan I had worked out. Geepers there’s saw dust everywhere! I’m not talking about those innocent fresh piles of saw dust left by a table saw cut. Everything I moved had piles of cob-web co...

06-14-2012 03:41 AM

HD 10% coupon - 5 replies

I just ordered some interior doors online from HD. is offering 5% cashback, but the order also accepted an HD 10% code I found online. Enter “RVD6C9T” on the promo code field for 10% off in addition to the 5% cashback….pay with an Amazon Visa card and you can save another 1% ;-)

05-31-2012 12:37 PM

Thoughts on a Hitachi EC510 Air Compressor - 16 replies

I’m looking for an inexpensive compressor for general house/shop use…brad nailer, HVLP sprayer, tire inflation, blowing out dust, etc. There’s a reconditioned Hitachi EC510 6 gallon 1.1 hp 145 PSI compressor on sale for $80, which seems like an attractive price to me….new ones sell in the $180-$190 range and gets pretty ...

05-09-2012 10:40 PM

The Kontera Ads Need to Go! - 20 replies

I don’t generally post off-topic stuff, and I don’t generally get involved in the posts about advertising on the site, but those Kontera ads that popup right in the middle of the screen, and that can’t be closed on demand need to go! Those are a lot different than an ad off to the side or at the top of the screen that I can ig...

04-17-2012 05:29 AM

BORK Blade Guard Update (video) - 4 replies

FYI….For those of you who own a BORK riving knife and blade guard, or who have an interest in one, Bob Ross has made a nice update to the BORK Blade Guard (BBG). He was kind enough to send me the updated piece, so I could add it to my original BBG. If you currently have a BBG, I believe he’ll send you the hinge piece if you ask. F...

06-21-2011 02:05 PM

Great Deals On Nice Saw Blades - 7 replies

Over the years I’ve posted many times preaching against buying cheap blades because they’re usually false economy in the long run, and often don’t perform very well for very long. Every once in a while an opportunity rolls along to buy a very good saw blade at a very good price, and now’s one of those times! Onsrud curr...

02-17-2011 08:23 PM

SOLD: Two Hand Planes - Record 04-1/2 & Record 03 - 1 reply

I got a little carried away buying model trains this winter (like everything else!), and need to sell some stuff to generate a little cash. These are duplicates in my Record hand plane collection…a # 04-1/2 and #03. These are both heavier built older planes with the older style frog, lateral lever, and Y-adjuster. Both are in excellent ...

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