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04-01-2014 05:25 PM

The Story of the Bedrock #601 Hand Plane - 10 replies

. The Story of the Bedrock #601 Hand Plane.. . April 1st. 2014By: Mark A. Reed While driving through the Smokie mountains on vacation looking for antique tools, hand planes and the ultimate fly fishing spot, we discovered a small artisan community nestled in the mountains with several old buildings all connected by a creaky cover...

03-19-2014 04:02 PM

Woodworking website ideas - 41 replies

what would it be like to build the perfect woodworking website? if you started from scratch…....What would you name it? WoodArt?..... WoodWorld? .....Artistry in Wood? Woodworks?.... Woodcrafters?.... Big Burly men with Tools?....Ha! . Maybe have “Friday night” guest appearances, like Mafe and his friend Shave! o...

02-04-2014 05:01 PM

Snowblowing methods of a woodworker - 10 replies

Man!... this is some winter! Record snow amounts in Chicago and more coming... Yesterday, I snowplowed the driveways again. We were supposed to get hit with another 6” last night but it looks like it all went south, for once. My old snow blower died right before the last snow fall last year so I had to buy a new one. The...

01-11-2014 02:04 PM

the Stanley Miller's Patent plane E Bay impulse buy - 13 replies

I bought this on E Bay yesterday for 275.00 But the wife doesn’t know yet. Not sure if that is a good price or not. But, It’s so cool looking. I gotta show someone. I was feeling guilty and dreaming about it last night! I’ve been looking for one for my collection but they have been priced beyond reason for me to...

12-31-2013 10:27 PM

Saw Stop vs Delta - Now it's a New Year's party! - 22 replies

In response to the wonderful Saw Stop, stick in the eye threads, Let me start by saying I am a proud owner of a 12 yr, old Delta X5 Unisaw. Before that, I had a Delta 10” contractor saw and a delta 9” for the jobsites. I’m a Delta guy. All of my table tools are Delta except for the JET lathe and DC. It’s not abou...

12-21-2013 05:00 PM

Miniture Wooden Chicago landmarks/ trains at the Botanical Garden - 8 replies

Hey everyone…..Merry Christmas! Last weekend, my wife, Lynn and I were invited to join our little 8 yr. old friend, William and his parents to see the Train displays at the Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe, Il. They have huge tropical green houses inside, massive architectural structures that were brought there from o...

10-14-2013 12:19 PM

Refurbers is back. - 4 replies

EDITED: Hey Refurbers, or Remodelers……Where u at?. Winters over! ......Yahoo! I have so many outside projects lined up! Looks like the new guys fixed the website. NO MORE VIAGRA COMMERCIALS!.... YEA!!! If you are a carpenter or remodeler, hanging out at LJ for the conversation – that’s cool but you can also cut and paste your pos...

07-30-2013 02:32 AM

whatiszit? - 25 replies

A friend of mine gave me this tool the other day. He said he didn’t know what it was and thought I might know. I have no idea and to be honest did no research other than post it here for the fun of it. If you know what it is or have a vivid imagination and want to take a wild guess, please feel free to share it.

06-02-2013 03:15 PM

Taking the wife on a Lumber Yard Date - 19 replies

Man, …what a great weekend! I recently remodeled a master bath which included making a new custom cherry vanity. Well, that meant we had to take a two hour road trip to pick up materials at Owl Hardwood Lumber in Desplaines, Illinois. I decided to go on a Saturday so my wife, Lynn could go with me and stop for lunch on the way back. .. ...


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