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549 days ago

Disappointed with steel city 35990c, what should I do? - 27 replies

I purchased a steel city contractor saw last weekend and I’m having a good bit of buyers remorse. They brag about the cabinet mounted trunnions but its worse then a table mount the way they did it in my opinion. The seams for the wings are in the miter slots, this really over complicates things if you ask me. Here’s the problem I hav...

1144 days ago

Refinishing 1952 school teacher desk - 10 replies

My wife and I picked up this desk at a local antique shop. Kind of trying to figure out how i want to go about refinishing it. On the underside it says april 1952, has a manufacture name but cant remember it. The owner of the shop has had it since the 70’s when he had it refinished. I think he went to dark. One thing that concerns me is...

1308 days ago

Refinishing Shelton #9 plane handles - 1 reply

Hi all, I purchased a Shelton #9 plane from a coworker awhile back. I cleaned it up and decided the jappaning was good enough for a user, looks decent actually. Now for the handles, what do you call them? The back is tote correct? I assumed they were rosewood for whatever reason, probably the redish look. Well i started sanding and.. i was wr...

1312 days ago

Buying used Unisaw - 21 replies

How does $500 (possibly lower) for a 1972 model 34-450 delta unisaw sound? With a 50” biesmeyer fence? How bad is restoring these? Things to look for and run if i see? I would also have to replace motor, it’s 3 phase. I can make a mounting bracket, shouldnt be an issue. I hear the motor pulleys are a weird size, 3/4? So i’d ...

1313 days ago

chisel whoas - 7 replies

Hi all, I’ve been searching around for awhile now on wood chisels. After some thought , I bought individually stanley fat max steel core chisels, made in england (so they said). Got them home and realized most of the handles were put on twisted, very pathetic Quality control i guess (the chinese stanley handles were dead straight, i...

1318 days ago

Grizzly G0715p and g0661 - 52 replies

Hi all, This is my first post on here. I’ve been reading forums for a month or so on here and finally joined. I’m starting out in woodworking. I’m a machinst by day. I’ve build some more construction-like stuff like a porch but I’m wanting to get into furniture type stuff. My “shop” consists of ...


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