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|84 days ago||
Life's too short for cheap lathe tools - 6 replies
After sitting in storage for a while , I finally took a class on the lathe and got the confidence to get it out and start working. It’s definitely a different branch to the family woodworking family tree, but immensely fun and rewarding. Anyways, after talking with a few people locally here and looking at online reviews, I picked up the ...
|85 days ago||
Powered respirator options? - 3 replies
Interested in getting a powered respirator and wondered what the options were? All I am seeing out there is the trend unit and the smaller unit offered by rockler (which is not appealing as I have a beard and wear glasses).
|93 days ago||
Sawyers in the Denver Metro? - 5 replies
I just recently relocated to Denver from Minneapolis. In Minnesota, lumber and sawyers were plentiful….times were good, the shop was full. I knew I was in trouble on the drive into Denver and not seeing any trees! Anyone on these boards have a good contact for hardwood in the Denver area?
|93 days ago||
Just curious what other’s experience is with Jet tech support. About a week ago, I called tech support. I sat on hold for 45 minutes. I had to head out, so left a voicemail as the friendly recording kept suggesting over and over during my 45 minute wait. I went to the mailbox, the message said I would get a call back within a day. a w...
|97 days ago||
12 hardwood pen blanks at for $3 at rockler? - 3 replies
Just curious, has anyone bought these before http://www.rockler.com/assorted-hardwood-pen-blanks-12-pack Worth the $3 or is it just junky ugly wood?
|102 days ago||
So I know both Rockler and Woodcraft use 10mm tubes for their “cuban” pens, does anyone know if the bearings are interchangeable? It would make life very easy, so I am guessing not.
|102 days ago||
New Jet 1221VS - Aligning head & tailstock - 8 replies
Just picked up a new Jet 1221VS on Friday. Finally got it out of the box Sunday, got it cleaned up, and moved the tailstock to meet the headstock. Disappointment, the tailstock was at least 1/16” behind the headstock and about 1/32nd below the tailstock. I reseated the spru drive and live center just to make sure they just werent a bit ...
|105 days ago||
My new toys! - 3 replies
So I went to the woodworking show here in Denver today (http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/) and came home w/ a car load of goodies. I just moved to Denver from Minneapolis and am living in my in laws basement until we find our own place. All of my woodworking gear is stuck in a storage unit until then. So I decided it would be a good t...
|118 days ago||
Buying a lathe at Home Depot...which should I get - 13 replies
So I have a bunch of Home Depot gift cards that I have just been sitting around and decided to put them towards a lathe. So for the sake of this argument, the lathe universe consists of just whats available at home depot. Im new to turning, just looking to make simple/smaller items….a few pens, maybe a small bowl or two…and want so...
|122 days ago||
Pen turning class at rockler? - 8 replies
Has anyone taken a pen turning class at rockler? I know it depends mostly on the instructor, but did you find it worth it? I just moved across country and every tool I own is packed away in a storage unit. I’m getting the itch to make some sawdust and a turning class seemed like a good “outlet” since I have no lathe experien...
|170 days ago||
Making the move to Denver in a couple months, so trying to lighten the load a little and put up some lumber for sale. Details can be seen on CL: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/mat/4075305398.html PM if you’re interested. -Marcus
|181 days ago||
For Sale: Shop Fox 4 Piece Mortising Chisel Set - 0 replies
I purchased these for a specific project about a year ago and have not used them since. Only the 1/4” and 5/16” chisels have been opened. $25 shipped in the US. Details can be seen here:http://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-D2845-1-2-Inch-Mortising-4-Piece/dp/B0000DD32N
|187 days ago||
A couple planes for sale here, not quite sure where to price them, so if anyone can point to some info on pricing, that would be great. Feel free to make offers as well. First is a Stanley No 40 scrub plane. Needs restored, but in good shape (not broken anywhere, handles need refinished, but are in good shape, and it doesnt appear to have a...
|187 days ago||
For Sale: A couple of jointer blade setting jigs - 6 replies
I switched over to a spiral head, so no longer need these blade setting jigs. One is the standard jig, the other is the nicer magnetic jig from Rocker: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=24438 $17 shipped for both (shipping to the US).
|190 days ago||
Getting ready to move cross country and would rather give this to someone who might be able to use it. Located just south of the Twin Cities in Savage. I’ll leave it up here a couple days and then post it on craigslist. Lot 1: A couple buckets of hardwood cut offs. buckets not included. There’s enough cut offs in the two buck...
|199 days ago||
5th Anniversary Gift...what to get? - 19 replies
So my wife came up to me yesterday and said “You know it’s our fifth anniversay next month, right?” Luckily, I could say “Of course”. The following question “Do you know what the customary gift for a 5th anniversary is?” Oh man, busted. I have no clue. So she told me it’s wood. YES! Fina...
|200 days ago||
For Sale: 8" Jointer Cutterhead - 4 replies
I purchased a G0490 jointer from Grizzly in January and it’s worked great for me. I recently bought a spiralhead planer and decided to replace the straight knives in the jointer w/ a spiral head as well. The head has about 6 months of use on it and includes the bearings. I’m not sure what the price would be or if there is a market...
|209 days ago||
I thought it would be fun to pit the Forrest WWII up against the Freud P410. I had a hard time choosing between the blades about a year ago and ended up with the Freud. It was in need of some sharpening so I sent it to an authorized Freud center, but in the meantime, got the itch and picked up the Forrest WWII. I wanted to compared these 2 ag...
|216 days ago||
Bearings for G0490 jointer? - 10 replies
So I was hoping to track down some bearings for the grizzly g0490 jointer this weekend, but grizzly tech support is closed. It looks like they’re 42×20x12 bearings, but does anyone know if grizzly recommends anything specific?
|224 days ago||
Jet JWL 1220 - Good first lathe? - 5 replies
There is a used JWL 1220 up for sale in my area. Reviews seem pretty favorable of the lathe and the price seems fair at $300. Any reason I should look for another lathe as a beginner?