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|202 days ago||
Now here is a guy that “knows” how to sharpen and use his tools to turn! I haven’t seen this one posted here before. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYODmS6Jt2Q When I ran across this one I thought it was quite amazing.MIKE
|244 days ago||
Thin kerf parting tool - 0 replies
I wanted a thin parting tool but I didn’t really want to work real hard at it re doing an old saw blade so I put the idea on the back burner. But today I was dumpster diving and found a table knife (not a butter knife) and I thought to myself I wonder if this will work for a parting tool, table stainless is pretty good steel. So off to the shop....
|340 days ago||
Scrollsaw Improvement - 19 replies
Now that we have this scrollsaw spacific forum I’m going to pose this to the readers for your input. I own a Foley – Belsaw Model 4330918 18” light industral scrollsaw. I purchased this new when it was first offered sometime in the 1980s made in Tiwan. Back then they were noted for their good quality cast iron. This is the EXAC...
|492 days ago||
A small beef, a little ticked off - 18 replies
Figured this was the best place to post a rant, not at anyone in particular, just something that has happend quite a number of time here. It’s like this I just about get a new project complete, something that I want to post and show off, and just when I’m ready to post one or two other LJs post the same type of project. Then it makes...
|532 days ago||
Steam Bending, Need some informed help - 13 replies
Share some skill with me.Within the next week or so I’m going to try some simple, I hope, steam bending and I would like advice from those who are more expert than I am. I understand the basics the hows and whys. I read some articles on how to do it but I guess what I need is what to expect. I have built my steam cabinet and the 2 molds ne...
|548 days ago||
wood, hardwood, strong, springy - 11 replies
I came on here over an hour and a half ago to post this question then got sidetracked looking at projects and reading forum posts. Is this place addicting or what? Like going to the store for bread and coming home with a weeks groceries and no bread. Well enough said about thay I guess i’m addicted or I easily get side tracked. Now for ...
|687 days ago||
Back up not working - 1 reply
I don’t know if it’s just me but for the last 2 days back up or going back a page or two or what ever you call it to go back a page doesn’t seem to be working on this site. Please look into it or inform me what I need to do to fix it on my end. Other sites work just fine it’s just here that isn’t working.MIKE
|718 days ago||
My words for a new year, well thoughts - 0 replies
I am not one to stay up late to ring in the New Year so this morning when I awoke I had a head full of thoughts running around and crashing into one another about this the New Year. Taking care of morning business as we all do sitting there on the throne of life things came to me so I decided to write them down and send them out. Now remember th...
|741 days ago||
I finally happened...... - 12 replies
Yesterdsay here in Niagara Falls it was a bright beautiful day high in the upper 30s. Got a customer who needs a roof repair and he didn’t call me. Well his loss because today we are getting our first snow fall, wet slussy turning everything white. I may take a ride on the Ural a bit later because it’s soooooo much fun to ride in the...
|745 days ago||
Junk shop find - 17 replies
OK plane guys I need a little help here. I bought the wooden plane body years ago at a local junk shop and I did’t know if it was worth it or not. So here goes: It’s 22 1/2” long by 3 1/4” wide by 1 3/4” thick tight grain hardwood, think its maple. Basically what I want to know is this just someones tinker project t...
|837 days ago||
My tool gloat - 4 replies
Was browsing CR Friday and found 5 – 1950s ish bench power tools. Fantastic deal, of course I mentioned it to my wife not saying that I wanted them and out of the blue she says go for it. So, short of the story is they were still available and I went to check them out. Now let’s see if I can do a pic post and caption them properly. ...
|1041 days ago||
Project finished... FINALLY - 2 replies
A couple months ago I found LJ, pretty cool place , and I tried to sign up and I got a message that after the first of the year they would be taking new people. Well while I waited I decided to look through ALL the projects sent in to LJ. What a project that turned into and I finally finished tonight, 2,890 pages! There are some really great pro...