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03-16-2015 10:19 PM

14 inch bandsaw running speed? - 2 replies

I’m getting an old mid 50’s Rockwell 14” bandsaw without a motor on it. I found the manual for it but I don’t see anywhere in it what the motor size and or speed should be. I’m guessing I’ll want a 1 hp 1750 rpm motor but what should I use for sheaves to slow it down to the right speed? Anybody know what the w...

01-30-2015 03:23 PM

Converting a junk No 4 into a scrub plane? - 9 replies

Ok here’s an idea that’s a bit out there. I’d like to get a scrub plane because I’m planning on building a new workbench this spring and using old barn 6×6 timbers as a starting point for the top. So I’m thinking having a scrub plane to start flattening the top would be handy. Now I could go find an old one on ...

12-31-2014 09:33 PM

Rockford R6 Plane? - 2 replies

I just picked up a Rockford R6 plane today in really good shape. I’d like to learn more about them. Are there any good resources out there where I can read up on it and possibly date it?

12-22-2014 07:57 PM

Matching Stains - 1 reply

I’m building a hall tree for my house and I’d really like to figure out how to get the stain to match the mill work. I took a piece off that is getting replaced anyway to my local Sherwin Williams and they compared it to the Minwax display and said here you go. Me not really convinced by this bought one of those little sample sizes j...

06-13-2014 04:54 PM

Woodpeckers Flat Bars - 17 replies

Anybody else seen these flat bars Woodpeckers is peddling? http://www.woodpeck.com/flatbars.html Looks like a fancy overpriced set of clamping cauls. At first I thought they looked like a great idea but the more I stared a them the more I wondered why couldn’t you just buy a hunk of Unistrut and cut it to the length you want and be done...

05-27-2014 04:40 PM

Router Bit Selection? - 10 replies

I’m in the middle of making a few cutting boards and while that’s all well and good I’m having a terrible time getting the right bit for making the juice groove in it. I’d like to have a flat bottom groove and all of my straight bits burn the hell out of the groove. Would switching over to one of the spiral upcutting bits...

04-07-2014 03:59 PM

Trying to decide on a Jointer - 32 replies

I’m trying to research buying a jointer this summer. I’m sticking to the 6” ones because I just don’t have the room for an 8 inch one in my basement shop. (If I did my grandpa would find himself down an old yates american). Generally I work with old culled staves (2-4” w X 38-40” L). How big of a jointer can I...


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