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Forum topic by Holbs posted 01-29-2013 10:44 PM 759 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holbs

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01-29-2013 10:44 PM

i’m sorry guys for asking a question each day it seems :( i hope these questions i toss out help the new folk who will surely ask the same as me.
yesterday it was softwood vs hardwood. some days before, sharpening stones.

today… T-track. I worked on the phone systems of a automobile machine shop (the guy has a $1million dollar car there… one of them race cars from the 1910’s). He used some T-track on drill presses and desks for various reasons. But it was not blue nor red, just aluminum color. He just wanted standard T-track, nothing fancy, at a great price. I asked him where he purchased it (hay… i’m always looking to make my wallet happier). Orange Aluminum. My ongoing wood working criteria is #1: Made In America, if possible. California seems pretty American to me :)

http://www.orangealuminum.com/t-track/t-track.html

48” piece for $7.

I looked at other T-Track folks. Some go for $20 for a 48”, some $15.

Some differences: only 1 color aluminum. 1/4 hex bolt compared to others that use 3/8 bolt.
I’ll have to order a stick or two as i gotta make one of those LumberJocks cross cut sleds in the coming month or two.

  • PS: on a good note. my veritas stainless-steel marking gauge arrived today! ah.. a much needed tool

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 10:50 PM

+5 for finding this webstie for me again. I stumbled on it months ago and never book marked it. Could remember it or find in browser. thanks

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 01:14 AM

thanks for the info,been looking to buy some but haven’t pulled the trigger.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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