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05-21-2013 03:40 AM

HandWorks show in Amana, Iowa - May 24 and 25 - 3 replies

There’s a show of small hand tool makers this coming weekend in the Amana Colonies of Iowa. Some of the makers put this together to try to create an event similar to the first Woodworking In America conference that was held in Berea, KY a few years ago. There was some hope of having an atmosphere similar to the Plane Day event held at Popu...

08-06-2012 03:04 AM

Curiosity lands on Mars tonight - 18 replies

Sorry, this isn’t woodworking either but it’s an incredible technical achievement if it works. You can watch it live streamed on NASA TV. Live coverage begins at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time:

06-29-2012 12:54 PM

Could use some help. A money making opportunity in Las Vegas. - 11 replies

My daughter got hoodwinked by a couple parasite scam artists. She sold a 2001 Dodge Neon and took a bogus check for payment. The check appeared to clear the bank so she signed the title over to them. Then, the day after her wedding, the check bounced. She reported the car as stolen and filed fraud charges. 13 hours later a cop in Las Vegas pulle...

03-26-2012 01:19 AM

Chisels, why did I wait so long? - 6 replies

For years I’ve been saying I was going to re-harden the vintage Buck Bros. chisels I use daily. They, like most vintage Buck Bros are nearly as soft as the modern chrome vanadium British chisels like the Sheffield Marples Blue Chip chisels. I’ll never understand why I see so many people recommending Blue Chips and all those I have ar...

03-14-2012 12:17 AM

Hand cranked grinders - 8 replies

I think the Luther “Best Maide” grinders were about as good as they got. They originally came with a double grit wheel. The more coarse grit was for normal grinding and the fine grit was for honing. The grinder tilts so the side of the wheel is horizontal for honing. Over the years, there were a number of models of these and some are...

03-04-2012 03:58 AM

So I'm throwing my vitamins out the window - 7 replies

02-22-2012 04:22 AM

Reflections on my hammer--real long - 4 replies

I’ve got this problem with my house, it’s been there since I bought it 32 years ago. I spent most of my life as a carpenter/contractor and if it was an easy fix, it would have been taken care of long ago. I suffered a badly broken arm 12 years ago and gave up carpentry but not wood working. My use of my left arm is limited and no one...

11-26-2011 02:19 AM

Bob, a power inverter question - 6 replies

I’m thinking about an inverter for my truck and wondering what I should know. I’d like to run a few portable power tools. Mostly 6 to 8 amp stuff but it’d be nice to run a circular saw that draws about 12 amps. Tell me if I’m crazy or if it’s not a problem.

07-26-2011 04:26 AM

Congress is just out of touch - 1070 replies

I’m a little fed up watching idiots we put in office and pay posture over what to do about money they’ve already spent. Face it, if any of them were in the least bit serious about cutting spending or reducing debt they wouldn’t be fleecing the taxpayers through their expense accounts:

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