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364 days ago

Young family in need of assistance - 8 replies

Hey everybody, I just met a young father of three boys. His name is Frank. He is wanting to provide for his family and his boys, but is unable to afford to buy what they need. He has decided to build what they need, Bunk beds, tables and chairs to do school work at, etc… Here is the rub, he has very few tools and even less money, I set ...

447 days ago

old growth Fir - 5 replies

Hey ya’ all I have a friend looking for 30 to 40 BF of old growth fir, any Ideas where to send him… take into consideration that we live in New England. I guess we could have it shipped if it was far off.. just wondering.. I told him if anyone knew, it was you guys.. SO lets go Lumberjocks… make me proud… Papa

503 days ago

Humidor.. a big one.. - 14 replies

Had someone ask me about building a humidor, Its a friend of mine and I told him that I knew where to find the information we needed.. So I am asking the group, whats the deal with HUMIDORS?... My buddy is a big timecigar guy and needs to hold he said over a hundred cigars.. seems like a lot to me, but the guy is never without a cigar.. so maybe...

533 days ago

Stropping for dummies - 18 replies

Just picked up a nice older strop, now the hard part… What is the best way to use a strop and which compound would you recommend for it?? I have never used one before, but from what I have read they are great for keeping a nice edge on tools without having to hit the stones every time.. SO Lumberjock’s, you guys are a fountain for kn...

569 days ago

need some saw advice - 3 replies

okay all you saw experts, picked up this saw for a dollar, actually got two for two dollars.. they both have the Disston button on the handles, but this one also has the script on the blade.. this one measure 20” plus the handle, in total is about 26 1/2” long.. appears to be 8PPI…so what is it??I am not much up on ...

574 days ago

looking for a 3 or 4 jaw chuck for my lathe. - 6 replies

hello everybody.. I am looking for a chuck for my lathe.. I have the Rigid W1200 and would like to try some bowl turning.. I need a chuck with a 3/4×16 threaded insert.. don’t need anything real fancy, may not like turning bowls.. just want to find something that will let me try it out.. So if anyone out there has a chuck that will fi...

591 days ago

What is the likely hood that this is all original? - 16 replies

I picked up this KeenKutter #5 plane off Ebay for a nice price, I think the shipping was more than the plane.. it has the KK lever cap and iron and all seems to be proper. I have very little knowledge of the KK planes.so am looking for any insight that I can attain. Dan, these are the pics you said would help you out with my questions.. So fa...

648 days ago

Lock Miter bit setup - 4 replies

I have always made my drawers with hand cut joints, but am in a situation where I need to make some drawers using this new fangled lock miter bit for the router table.. never used one, so I am hoping that someone here can explain to me how to set up the bit and how to use it.. I do have a standard router table with a 2HP router that I have barel...

684 days ago

Liberty Bell Plane - 4 replies

Just picked this up at a yard sale for $4.00, gonna throw it up on Ebay and see what it brings.. does not have original iron in it, but all else seems to be good. Has a Stanley iron, but not the liberty bell iron… All I did was flatten the back and put a good edge on the iron.. I will be putting it up in the next couple days.. if anyone he...

708 days ago

need some parts.. - 3 replies

I recently picked up a Millers Falls #88 jointer plane fence, its all there except for one of the dog eared tighteners has the ear broken off. otherwise its in really good shape.. will work the way it is, but its so nice would love to have a new dogs ear for it to make it complete.. so if anyone has one, I am as they say interested.. Hey Don I m...

708 days ago

My many thanks to all - 7 replies

Wanted to give a shout out to all of you who prayed for and thought good thoughts for my Mom, she is doing much better and has almost no lasting effects from her stroke.. I spent the last 5 weeks living with her to keep her from having to go to the nursing home. Again.. My THANKS.. to you all.. Now that I am back home I can get back to the wood....

714 days ago

little help guys?? - 7 replies

Picked this up in a junk box, never seen one like it, looking for some info and if anyone has parts available for it..its 4” long and 1 5/16” wide with what looks like a 1” iron.. has no markings on it any where. is made of stamped steel but would make a great apron plane.. fits really nice in my hand.. So if anyone can help wo...

751 days ago

TS3650 Rigid Table saw listed on CL in Rhode Island - 0 replies

If anyone is interested there is a Rigid TS3650 for sale on craigslist in RI.. I have this saw and am very pleased with it.. works like a champ, moves easily and cuts great.. the price is pretty good at $350.00just in case your looking.. 6dzjg-3186885857@sale.craigslist.orgthats the address on craigslist… Papa

752 days ago

trying to steal my sweat - 28 replies

I just wanted to write concerning the ever popular practice of scamming.. I am so tired of listing my hard earned craft on whatever site you chose and being bombarded by people trying to steal it from me. At least half of the replies that I receive from these sites are people trying to scam me out of my hard work.. I am so sick of it, I am re...

757 days ago

Building stringed instruments - 31 replies

Hey ya all, I am a woodworker and a guitar player, I would love to try my hand at building a steel stringed acoustic guitar. Was wondering if any of you fellow wood jocks had done any guitar building. I have considered buying one of the commercially available kits, but would rather do it from scratch.. Would like to know what specific tools I wo...

759 days ago

wrenches instead of chisels, or why I like sawdust better than grease - 17 replies

Just thought I would drop a note explaining whats been happening up here in the northeast woods.. I have been waylayed from woodworking by a beast of an engine overhaul in my trusty old F150.. she has been very good to me up to this point, 280,000 plus on her but alas she has coughed and gasped and died.. thought that it was a head gasket, so...

809 days ago

Unknown hunk of Iron - 5 replies

I have a plane here that I know nothing about. Hoping some of you plane experts can help me out..it has no markings on it anywhere.. no numbers, no made in, nothing.. the frog and bed are cast as one piece.with a sharp iron it cuts pretty well, but without the adjustment of the frog it cuts more like a jack than a smoother… so what is it?....

810 days ago

Rigid TS3650 - 1 reply

Just saw this listed in the Rhode Island CL if anyone is interested… I have one and love it.. great saw for the money… Ridgid 10” cast iron table saw. Model TS 3650. About 6 years old. (603) 686-6860.it has the mobile base and all.. they are really a nice saw.. he wants. $350.00 … just posted today…

810 days ago

Eastern or Western - 13 replies

Had so much fun with my last question about dovetails, thought I would throw this one at ya all.which do you prefer when cutting your dovetails a western saw? I.E. back saw, tenon saw, dovetail sawor do you like the Japaneses saws, the Dozuki or the dozuki joiners saw with the depth adjustment? just which way do you roll? and while we are at ...

817 days ago

Dovetails- Hand cut or machine where do you stand? - 51 replies

Personally I find therapy in cutting my dovetails by hand, I like to look of them and feel that its a dead give away to people looking at the piece that its hand made and not a production piece. I realize there are new jigs out now that will let you cut fancy hearts, butterflies, etc but they are still machine cut and obviously so. They look nic...


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