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33 days ago

Craigslist Score! Tool Gloat!! - 32 replies

Happened to be perusing craigslist a recent evening and caught an ad moments after it posted. No pictures on the ad just a quick sentence like: “Dad left me old tools, no room and very heavy. Bandsaw, jointer, lathe. Working. Need them gone now.” I immediately emailed and set up a time to see them the next morning. Well t...

61 days ago

Mystery turning tool in the bunch? (Help ID) - Gloatworthy? - 3 replies

Hey guys, I just bought a collection of turning tools off Craigslist.I went out expecting them to be older non-HSS tools, they were nicer than expected and well kept to boot. Ended up paying $40 for the box. (I will be keeping the longest gouges, one scraper, and the hollowing tools, then trading about the rest for wood from another turner...

90 days ago

How best to prepare these Maple pieces for turning blanks? - 8 replies

So yesterday on my way home from the office I passed by the guy shown below throwing these Maple pieces into a large chipper after he had fell the tree. I only had my small daily driver but filled the trunk with as much as would fit. Here is what made it home. Not thinking the wood would be used for anything inparticular the worker cut the...

90 days ago

Advice prepping logs/large pieces for bowls & other blanks - 2 replies

So yesterday on my way home from the office I passed by the guy shown below throwing these Maple pieces into a large chipper after he had fell the tree. I only had my small daily driver but filled the trunk with as much as would fit. Here is what made it home. Not thinking the wood would be used for anything inparticular the worker cut the...

99 days ago

1" Wooden Screw diameter for vises? - 13 replies

Hey guys, My junky front vise finally gave out.I want to replace it with a leg vice.I am also planning on a Moxon vice or twin screw vice for later. I already own a 1” diameter thread cutter and tap. My question is, will a 1” diameter be okay?I know that a larger size would likely be better, but im cheap and do not have the ...

120 days ago

Curly Asian Satinwood (Pyinma): Why isnt it more popular? - 2 replies

I had a variety pack of wine bottle stopper blanks that I am using to make Shaving Brushes. In this pack was ‘Figured Asian Satinwood’—which is actually not a satinwood but is called Pyinma. I had never heard of or seen this before but it was obviously curly and I wanted to see what it would end up like. THIS STUFF IS ...

164 days ago

Please help with MSRP $$ estimate for a Benefit Auction - 5 replies

Hi guys, I was asked to contribute a few pieces to a benefit auction to help raise money for a family adopting two siblings in Haiti. I have nearly finished the pieces and they mentioned they would like an MSRP or fair market price to list with the description as a bidding guideline.I am terrible about pricing things and usually just do co...

180 days ago

Newbie looking for first chuck - 11 replies

NOTE: I HAVE A SHOPSMITH Hey guys, I am really new to the lathe and have used my shopsmith to turn a bowl with a faceplate but thats it. I would love to get a 3 or 4 jaw chuck Besides the chucks that specifically say they work with shopsmith, what are my options?The shopsmith has a 5/8” unthreaded arbor.The drill chuck attaches with ...

183 days ago

Edge grain or Face grain cuttingboard? - 10 replies

I am trying to put together a few cuttingboards for a benefit auction. I do not have the time to make an endgrain board so I am planning a long grain version. I wanted to ask you guys if it is better to use the face grain or the edge grain of the lumber?What are your thoughts and what is common practice? Thanks in advance!

205 days ago

Most important chisel sizes? - 9 replies

Hi guys, I have tried searching but not finding the info I was hoping. I have a little bit of money (read $80ish) to put towards tools now after Christmas. I do not see an influx of cash for quite a while…our little one seems to be soaking up whatever budget that was. About $40 of that will be going to Lee Valley for their Steel B...

225 days ago

Black marks in Hard Maple? - 5 replies

Hey guys, I made an end grain cutting board this week to take to a white elephant gift exchange. As I ripped the boards and got ready for the final glue up I noticed black marks in the maple.At the time, I thought they were burn marks and expected to use a scraper or plane to take them off when prepping for oiling.Well I started scraping a...

253 days ago

Slab finishing advice? (pics) - 7 replies

Hey guys, I am nearing the end of my slab coffee table (poplar).I think I have decided to use a danish oil followed by a wipe-on poly. I wanted to ask if those of you with danish oil experience could way in on color. In the picture I used mineral spirits to clean up the saw dust. The figure really started to show up. Would you consid...

295 days ago

New (to me) workbench - now what? - 25 replies

Hey guys, Up until yesterday my “workench” was two solidcore doors on top of base cabinets against a wall. I have been really trying to move more and more to hand tools and not having vices & dog holes was getting tough. I played with the idea of making my own bench but decided that i didnt have the time (newborn at home) o...

340 days ago

Getting deeper into vintage hand tools (tool gloat) - 9 replies

I have been hoping to come by a few certain hand tools at the local flea markets but everything has been over priced recently. I was looking over craigslist and noticed that an ad I saw a couple weeks ago was up again. It was for a vintage carpenters chest with misc older tools.The seller was asking $60. His price kind of made me feel as t...

356 days ago

Poplar slab pricing? - 21 replies

Hey guys, A friend of mine has asked if I would be able to make him a live edge coffee table for him.He asked me for a price but this would be my first work someone has paid for.I have never bought wood like this before and have no idea what prices would be for the slab. I am not trying to make money, more looking to pay for materials &...

358 days ago

How did they do it? (not your average end-grain cutting board) - 29 replies

Hey guys, I found a picture of a beautifully unique end-grain cutting board design that I would LOVE to try and make.The pic is from a designers page but they mention nothing about construction. Looks like it would be fun to turn a bowl and shape the board around it. My question is how you think they formed the ripple?Thoughts?

364 days ago

Hand tool (plane collectors dream) sale in the Portland/Vancouver areas - 31 replies

Browsing craigslist and found this sale near Vancouver and felt like I needed to share in case anyone was in the area!I have no idea about prices but this many old tools in one place I would assume means lower prices. Here is the link and picshttp://portland.craigslist.org/clk/gms/3971405575.html I really want to make it to thi...

384 days ago

New Tool(s), New Possibilities - Tool gloat if you are fond of Shopsmith - 6 replies

Hi guys, I have only been making sawdust for the last 9 months or so and have been attempting to grow my tool collection.With a very limited tool budget (my wife stays home with our daughter + our son is due THIS saturday) I have managed to piece together a decent shop full of used power tools and vintage hand tools from Craigslist – an...

386 days ago

Fun Story and a Good deal on Shopsmith - 10 replies

I have to share this story of my experience with a seller over craigslist, I think you all will all appreciate it. I had almost paused my search for a shopsmith since my son’s due date is this saturday.But he is not here yet and I happened upon what I think is a great deal. I am scheduled to go take a look and possibly buy this afternoo...

396 days ago

Used Band saw opportunity - Grizzly G1019 - Worth it? - 8 replies

Hey guys, There is a craigslist ad within driving distance of me for a G1019 band saw. From what I have read online it is a 3/4hp model. No picture in the ad but after talking on the phone with him, he says it runs great and Im welcome to test it out. There is no fence included and just the one blade. He is only asking $75. I dont know muc...

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