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10-27-2018 05:32 PM

fine thread tapping - 9 replies

The other day I was trying to tap some threads and broke my tap off in the hole. It was a small tap and it broke quite easily. Since then, I have been thinking about a more controlled method for thread tapping, especially when using small taps. I have a General No 36 drill guide and had an old keyless chuck so I tinkered enough to build this ...

10-26-2018 06:24 PM

What is it? - 2 replies

In a round-about way this tool is related by it’s use to tools you might have in your woodworking shop. In my 72 years, I have don’t remember seeing a similar tool before, although probably not too uncommon. I have to say though that once I tried it for it’s intended purpose, I was quite impressed with how well it worked.

10-26-2018 03:32 PM

bringing back some old chisels - 6 replies

I picked up a box of old tools the other day and in it was some Hart, Witherby, and at least one OVB chisels. Pretty rough shape, all of them. I started cleaning them up and have managed to put four of the smaller ones in fair condition. I would say that the ones that I have worked on have really good steel. Hard to sharpen for sure. IR...

10-22-2018 11:45 PM

Best improvement I have made for my 'shop' - 5 replies

Don’t know why it took me so long to finally improve my vacuum. Gads! Anyway, it is by far and away the best improvement I could have made for my little one-car garage workshop. Love it. Mike

10-05-2018 02:05 AM

want to add the dust chute to my Ridgid table saw - 5 replies

I have the Ridgid R4512 table saw. I did not put the dust chute in when I assembled it. Now I would like to have it in there because I want to use a dust collection system on it. I will have to tilt the saw over and lay it down on something in order to take the weight off the base so it can be unbolted then add the dust chute, bolt the base b...

09-20-2018 04:44 PM

I've been Chromed, again - 5 replies

Chrome just put out a new interface. Now, once again, I am unable to access the Lumberjacks site on Chrome. I can get on using Safari however. The last time Chrome did this, it took a week about for the fix. Anyone else on a Mac having this problem currently with Chrome?Mike

08-07-2018 03:36 AM

Just saw the "Duhwalt" vid. : ( - 1 reply

It must be my age. ug.

07-29-2018 02:38 AM

Nope, not Alder - 12 replies

Just a little scrap of Massaranduba. Original tote was broken so I made a new one but it was too short so I tried again. I like it better now. No, not alderdupa either. : )

07-06-2018 10:05 PM

Dowel hole drilling guide - 6 replies

I found another doweling guide but don’t know a whole lot about it. It is a Dowl-it 1000 self-centering drill guide. Looks like it is good condition. I could only see some evidence of use at the 5/16” hole. Hope that is a good sign rather than a sign it was not set up correctly : ( Anyway I will give it a try soon. I have had a...

06-26-2018 11:21 PM

One for wood, one for metal - 2 replies

I have my Craftsman 150 DP set up for woodworking and didn’t really like using it for drilling metal. I found this ShopMaster DP630 1/2” at the local Restore. I spent a little over a day getting it cleaned up and fixed up. I had to sand the contacts in the motor and add a switch but not a whole lot otherwise. So now I should be a...

06-06-2018 01:41 PM

Another Powermatic 50 question - 14 replies

Just wondering what the going rate is in your neck of the woods for a powermatic 50 jointer? I’d like to have this one but don’t know what it is worth or what to offer. Also wonder how to lift something like this. I have a Maxxtow hydr, truck crane that attaches to the receiver hitch on my F150. The crane is rated for 1,000 lb. ...

05-07-2018 11:28 PM

FOREDOM flex shaft, oil? - 13 replies

I found this Foredom flex shaft at a local Restore. I don’t know much about it except it seems to turn okay. I’m wondering though if they require any periodic oiling in the shaft part? Anyone care to share their knowledge of lubricating one.

04-11-2018 04:44 PM

eccentric (off center) turning on wood lathe - 4 replies

Question for you lathe guys: What should I know about turning in general if I was to attempt to turn a hammer handle? I have a little 10 Oz machinist ball pein hammer that I cleaned up but need a new handle for. It looks like the entire handle should be oval shaped, even the part that enters the hammer head. I haven’t turned much on my ...

04-10-2018 08:39 PM

Crafting Table - 2 replies

My wife and I figured out a craft table for her. Not my design, Bev found the plan online. It was a fairly easy build. I used plywood for the frame and a piece of 3/4”melamine with poplar edging for the top. Lots of worksurface. Bev’s happy.Mike

02-18-2018 06:53 PM

T-slot bit for router - 11 replies

I am looking to purchase a T-slot router bit for use on certain jigs and other projects. I recently bought some metal T-track. It’s nice to have for some things but it is also expensive. I would like to cut my own t-slots in wood and not have to use the metal track. Anyone have a recommendation on a good quality router bit and what the...

11-06-2017 03:48 AM

A little tiny tool gloat - 9 replies

Fifty Cents thrift store find: Disston No 1 oval-light 4-1/2” Cabinet Burnisher. Love it. After trying this burnisher on a card scraper, I think I will retire my other one.

10-23-2017 02:35 AM

1/2 sheet sander - 15 replies

I was in a thrift store the other day and found this 1/2 sheet sander. Looks like it is built well and seems to work great. Did I buy a decent old tool or did I waste my $3? Rockwell 505 I believe. Looks like it might be from before the merge with Porter Cable.

08-21-2017 04:10 PM

choosing scroll saw blades - 7 replies

I just spent a little time online looking at scroll saw blades and can tell right off that I have no idea what I am getting into. Anyone out there in scroll saw land care to share some advice on what a novice scroll saw’er should be looking for in a small blade assortment. I just put an old scroll saw back in shape and now would like to ...

08-19-2017 09:48 PM

JSA301 (?) Shopmaster - 5 replies

I found this in the junk store the other day. After looking it over, I decided to pay the $3.00 and take it home with me. I cleaned it, lubed it, filled the gearbox with oil, and mounted it to a piece of MDF for trial purposes. I hooked it up to an old 1750 RPM motor and plugged it in. Surprisingly, it cuts quite well for only using an old c...

07-01-2017 08:25 PM

links are being broken for pictures - 8 replies

Not sure if it is particular to a certain photo hosting site or not but it appears that links are being broken to photos that have been posted in the past. Now they are being replaced with a notice to update your account for 3rd party hosting or some crap like that. That’s nice.Mike

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