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12-18-2008 05:08 AM

Bottle Balancers - 20 replies

Need a little help, What is the best angle for the bottle balancers. I am in need of some quick/easy christmas presents and thought these would do the trick. Thanks

09-03-2008 12:29 AM

Help with refinishing - 4 replies

I am refinishing a large oak trunk for a friend and it is in TERRIBLE shape. I tried sanding all the old finishes off, but that took forever, so at the suggestion of Greg, I chemically striped it. It was falling apart, so I helped it along and took it apart, now I have 6 peices (4 sides and top and bottom). The sides were bowed out and I thought...

08-31-2008 07:19 PM

Hurricane Gustav - 2 replies

Anybody that lives along the Gulf Coast and needs to evacuate to higher ground, I am about 8 hours from N.O or any other portion of the coast. I am willing to open my house to any LJ that needs a place to crash. I can house 2 Adults and 1 or 2 children. I also have a large fenced yard. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. If you are interested just PM m...

08-31-2008 12:52 AM

Incoming Gustav - 1 reply

Anybody that lives along the coast and needs to evacuate thier tools can ship them to me and I will gladly keep them safe. Of coarse, I will have to make sure that they still work when they get here. Or you need a bed for a day or two, I will see if the misses will let you crash on our couch.

05-07-2008 02:06 AM

Help with a lathe decision - 6 replies

Has anybody tried of even heard of a Wilton variable speed mini wood lathe. I am curious about turning pens and really don’t have the dough to sink in a Mini Jet (which is what I really want) but there is one on Craigslist for $80. Please advise, good or bad.

02-07-2008 08:12 PM

Tool Show - 5 replies

Howdy all, My brother (Greg3G, yes he really is my brother) and I are planning on going to the tool show in Chantilley, VA. My wife (pink hand cuff girl) and my son are planning on going up on Friday the 14th and staying till the following Wed. I would love to meet as many of you other jocks and jocketts as possible. If you would like to me...

02-07-2008 06:35 AM

Grizzly - 4 replies

Has anybody heard anything about Grizzly’s Table top tools. I found a 4in Jointer and 12 1/2 in Planer on Ebay. I was wondering if anybody had any reviews, good or bad, about them. Thanks

12-31-2007 05:45 AM

Mallet - 2 replies

I’ve always heard that you appreciate tools that you make or restore yourself more. With that being said, I have a question. Is it possible to craft a mallet from a single log? I had the idea to take a “saved” piece of firewood and cutting/carving to fashion a mallet from it. Any ideas/ suggestion/ comments would be gr...

12-28-2007 07:14 AM

Good Deal???? - 1 reply

Not far from me is a store called “RETOOL”. They sell new tools but mostly used. I went in today for the first time and they had a 6in Delta Jointer for $129. It will need some love and cleaning up (General dirt and a few small spots of rust on table). Is this a good deal on a acceptable machine?Is Delta an Ok brand for a hobbiest...

11-09-2007 05:20 AM

Medical Exam Table - 1 reply

Does anybody know where I might find plans for Medical Exam Table ? I work for a Doctor and we are opening a new office complex and to start we are using just 2 rooms and existing tables that we have….however I think it would be cool if I could talk Doc into to letting me build one or 4 for the new office. Thanks….Adrian

10-26-2007 05:52 AM

help me make up my mind - 9 replies

I have a question…...If you had say $200 what would you buy? I have:Craftsman contractors table sawDelta Miter saw (used from pawn shop)Circular sawCordless drill, circular saw and yes even a battery powered brad nailer (it actually works really well…it’s a BD)Have access to router/router table Was considering saving a li...


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