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11-02-2016 07:10 PM

Easy Wood Tools (the company) Sold - 4 replies For Immediate Release To Our Valued Retailers/Customers, It is with great excitement that we announce Easy Wood Tools (EWT), of Lexington, Kentucky, has been acquired by the Caliendo family. The acquisition was effective October 26, 2016. Mr. Chris Caliendo will serve as President & CEO of Easy W...

10-16-2016 11:57 PM

Can you help identify this tree? - 14 replies

My best guess is sweet gum, can anyone confirm or deny? Location is Raleigh NC. It was on the side of the road after the storm and looked really reddish in the daylight. Some of the pieces had 2 piths running up the center, I’ve never seen that before.

10-12-2016 06:57 PM

Who all got in on the Delta Midi lathe deal on Amazon? - 51 replies

Recently the Delta Midi lathe dropped down below $400 (regular $600) on Amazon and a bunch of us in the hot deal thread took advantage. My suspicion is they were clearing out lathes that came from the factory with the forward/reverse switch in backwards, or maybe Amazon’s computer became sentient and gave some of us an early Christmas, wha...

09-16-2016 03:19 AM

Best woodworking video I've seen in awhile ... - 19 replies

The craftsmanship and uncompromising dedication to perfection is impressive. The video is 60 minutes long and professionally shot and I found it entertaining and inspiring from start to end. View on YouTube

09-02-2016 06:10 PM

Are all 50T combination blades loud? - 22 replies

This came from a discussion with guys in my local WW club. I happened to mention that my Delta combination blades were very loud and extremely unpleasant to use (even through ear muffs), not to mention they have poor cut quality. Someone else said that all combination blades are extremely loud because of the 50T design and several others agreed....

07-09-2016 04:14 AM

Swinging drawer on bathroom vanity - hardware? - 7 replies

I will be building a vanity to fit an oddball space and want to make swing out drawers for the triangular sides. There would be two or three drawers per side, one atop the other. They will be used everyday so need to be sturdy and dependable. I know on small tables they are built using a brass or steel pin directly through the drawer front as a ...

05-26-2016 04:50 AM

Project widget still broken - 12 replies

05-10-2016 05:36 PM

HOT DEALS Thread. eBay, Amazon, BORG, Zoro, Woodcraft, etc. - 1341 replies

A hot deal is a significant discount (including shipping) on DIY or workshop related tools, machines, clothing, books, lumber, or general interest items. Use your discretion. If you think a woodworker would be interested, post it. Please include a link, if online, a description, and the price. The discount amount in % or $$ is appreciated but n...

04-13-2016 03:03 AM

Is the site super slow for anyone else? - 17 replies

Been very slow for me the last couple of days. Rest of the internet is normal speed. I’m also having trouble loading some project pages, here are two that won’t load for me:

03-31-2016 03:03 AM

Troubleshooting a Comet II Lathe, bouncing motor. - 24 replies

So I’m working through this used Comet 2 I bought, mostly it involved catching up on overdue maintenance. But the motor is bouncing and I’m not sure what is causing it. It’s worse when the belt is farthest from the motor, has the most leverage. I made a video that shows the problem better than I can ever explain it. You can see...

03-17-2016 04:46 AM

Anyone own a Comet II lathe? - 6 replies

And willing to post a picture of the bottom of the spindle locking bolt? Just bought a used C2 that is missing that piece and I made a temporary from an M8 bolt that works fine but am curious how the original looks.

03-14-2016 08:54 PM

Want to commission a wood carving - 6 replies

A good friend’s daughter is getting married in 2017 and they want to commission a carved wedding cake topper of a bride and groom. They asked for my help in finding someone. They would like it in a style similar to the picture below but I’m sure they are open to other styles. They are not interested in scroll sawn toppers. If interes...

03-07-2016 04:13 AM

Tailstock on my Delta lathe is slipping - 5 replies

Last fall I bought a Delta 46-111 which I repainted but hadn’t gotten around to using until today. Problem I’m having is the cam vibrates loose allowing the tailstock to slide backward on the bed and the workpiece comes loose. I took the tailstock apart and cleaned off all lubrication and cleaned all wax off the bed, it still happens...

01-29-2016 03:43 AM

Turners, how many calipers do you own? - 24 replies

Or how many are too many? :) I’ve been wheeling and dealing in tools lately and have accumulated a pile o’ calipers. Starrett, B&S, Lufkin, GP, Union, and Moore & somebody from Sheffield. I haven’t even counted them all but I got 7 more in today. Time for me to pare it down. How many is useful before it just becom...

01-19-2016 04:44 AM

SOLD --- FS: Sorby Turnmaster Lathe Tool w/ 3 cutters - 3 replies

SOLD!! Opened but never used. Sorby Turnmaster with 3 carbide cutters, round, square, and diamond. $120 Raleigh North Carolina

01-15-2016 04:36 AM

Which Wixey angle gauge? - 36 replies

Wixey with backlight $29 (original version but with light) Wixey with “Dead Level” technology $39 Back light sounds great but “Dead Level” sounds like a good feature too although I’m not sure what it does, something about permanently calibrated to the earth or something.

12-29-2015 06:12 AM

Ellen's Design Challenge Season 2 in January - 21 replies Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT A WOODWORKING SHOW. It is a furniture design show for companies who want to mass produce and sell rooms full of furniture. YOU ARE NOT going to see craftsmen building SHAKER OR CRAFTSMAN STYLE furniture. Last season a lot of people were upset because every contestant wa...

12-02-2015 03:42 AM

Anyone seen a marking gauge like this? - 9 replies

No markings. And while we are at it, I got this trammel, also no markings. Look familiar to anyone?

12-02-2015 03:39 AM

What are these? - 18 replies

Bought a bunch of machinist stuff at auction to get a few tools I wanted, some of this stuff I have no idea what it is. Anyone recognize this stuff? 1. 2. 3. SOLVED, hold down bolt 4. 3 pics, looks like an air tool something or other 5.

11-26-2015 06:26 AM

What kind of bits are these? - 11 replies

Some kind of Forstner bit but I’ve never seen ones exactly like these. Some have almost no point then one has a really long point.

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