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09-12-2016 06:58 PM

One of Roy Underhill's favorite books "Woodworking in Estonia" - 0 replies

“Woodworking in Estonia” is listed as one of Roy Underhill’s favorite books. I am leading off with this statementso woodworkers who are not interested in Roy will not waste their time reading this. This book was out of printand circulation for quite a while and unavailable. Lost Art Press decided that the book was worth rep...

05-16-2016 03:31 PM

One young man's woodworking started with shipbuilding. - 2 replies

My youngest son brought this to my attention, and I thought it might interest some people here. ‪#‎CoorsBanquet‬

02-21-2015 04:33 PM

Spring is sprung - 1 reply

Yesterday the creek was starting to clear up, not quite so muddy and the first small flock of redwingedblackbirds showed up to start emptying the birdfeeder and left before I could get their picture, here iswhat it looked like, only the woodpecker stayed for the suet. This morning I get up and have to shovel about 1-1/2” of crusty s...

11-20-2014 06:54 PM

Treadmill Direct Current Motors for a variable speed lathe - 45 replies

I have wanted to build some sturdy outfeed and infeed roller, so I located some free treadmills on Craigslistand picked them up for the rollers. The first one had a problem that would be expensive to fix, but theowner informed me that the motor running the treadmill was a $300 motor. I assured him it would notget thrown away. It is rated at 1...

09-30-2013 08:20 PM

Stanley router plane attachment- TOOL GLOAT/GROAN - 1 reply

Other people get nice Stanley Bailey planes, a “friend” knows I rebuild some old stuff, so he gave me a genuine “almost new” Stanley model GA-H258A Plane Attachment. ! It needs a special router to work, and the route...

08-14-2013 02:36 AM

Timing a repulsion/induction Milwaukee Electric Bullet Motor?? - 1 reply

I am restoring a 1949 Delta Rockwell cabinet saw and have taken the Milwaukee Electric Bullet Motor apart,turned the commutator on Delta lathe using the cross slide rest that Delta made as an accessory for theselathes in the 1950’s, and installed new bearings. Vintage Machinery states that after a dozen or more veryminor adjustments, thei...

06-21-2013 03:59 AM

Old Delta 1949 bullet motor amperage - 4 replies

I bought a 1949 Delta table saw with a bullet type motor that is missing the spec plate. The only thing ithas is a dustcover for the shaft hole with the letters ME on it and these numbers/letters stamped on thecase -85A010CCW. It is either a 1 horse or a 1.5 horse motor. My problem is that I can not find anyamperage listed for a 1.5 horse mot...

11-03-2012 04:57 AM

Old Craftsman vise-Does your wife know what your tools are worth? - 27 replies

Here is a picture of my newest purchase I went to a rummage sale listing tools on Craigslist and found this vise laying on the floor marked $10.00, so Igrabbed it and paid the man standing there. He said “Is this an offer?”, I showed him the price tag and said“No, I am buying it.” He got a funny look on his face ...

10-29-2012 05:26 PM

Remembering to register your new tools. - 1 reply

I usually register new tools as soon as I get them home, filling out the card and mailing it in, filing my copyand owners manual in shop tool file and then forgetting it. Saturday I got a safety notice from Sears on theair compressor I bought in 2005. The motor could overheat, posing a fire hazard, When I bought the compressor, I removed the p...

10-18-2012 02:06 PM

New Stanley Bailey Planes - 2 replies

I have read a lot about the older Stanley Bailey Planes here, but could not find any comments on the new onesthat Stanley is now making. I have not found any in stores that I can look at, but have found them in the catalog. Does anyone have any experience with the new ones? Thank you for any help and comments.

09-15-2012 04:40 PM

Too much smoke - 2 replies

The sawdust problem has been overtaken by smoke here in Missoula. The forest fires in Idaho and Montanahave produced enough smoke that the air has been listed as Hazardous as of yesterday, although is does drop down to merely unhealthy every now and then. My particulate mask has been replaced by my respirator while I try to finish my deck. Th...

05-15-2012 09:25 PM

8" Delta Homecraft saw - 1 reply

Did not get quite as good a deal as Canadian Chips, but here is what mine looks like. Needs to be rewired and belt replaced. But it did have a nice blade choice. I have not seen one of these for a while. Thin Kerf blade withextra thick center section for stiffness. I had to pay $30 for this one, but it will have a spec...

02-16-2012 11:20 PM

T5 for shop lighting - 3 replies

There has been discussion about shop lighting, but I can not remember anyone mentioning T5 fluorescentlights. I had to stop by Platt Electrical today to pick up a new cover for my exterior fourplex outlet. Theclumsy snowshoveler had dinged up the old one. They have a sale on the 4 lamp t5 shop fixtures that will continue for another week or so...

09-08-2011 04:12 PM

Too much smoke and good dust collection - 2 replies

I just found another reason for having a good dust collection system yesterday when the smoke fromdifferent forest fires moved into the Missoula valley. As I keep adding years in the shop, my ability to tolerate dust and smoke decreases. Any outside activity outside required a dust mask, but when I wentin the shop, I mere switched on my air cl...

07-02-2011 07:20 PM

12" Dewalt tablesaw? - 1 reply

A friends son was persuaded by his wife to stop at a few rummage sales on the way to the lake and hecame across a 12” Dewalt Tablesaw with a couple of extra blades in good running condition. The ownersaid he would not take less than $150 for it, one of the blades was still in a box with a $110 price tag onit. The father is a retired mast...

12-07-2010 08:06 PM

Hawaii's hardwoods - 8 replies

On a visit to Hawaii, I met an older woodworker, and curious about how they made their early canoes, askedhim about how they made them and other wooden items. They did not have any metalworking culturethat I knew of, he grinned and answered,”First you catch a shark.” The idea of woodworking tools tookon a new meaning as he told how...

11-29-2010 10:04 PM

Time off & hooky - 2 replies

It finally snowed enough yesterday to crosscountry ski, but the temperature was above 30 degrees, perfectfor making snowballs and having it stick to skis. Oh well, there are 3 bowls to put a finish on and 3 or 10more to make for Christmas presents so off to the workshop to play. This morning it was 19 degrees,andthose bowls were still not all ...

10-05-2010 04:46 PM

Older Delta Cabinet Saw - 0 replies

For those of you in the Seattle area, this got posted in Montana’s Craiglist by mistake. He said it is an olderheavy Unisaw for sale at $150 it supposedly runs good. Call 206-604-7134. It is just to darn far from Missoula,Mt,but I am tempted. Hope it is good and that it finds a good home.

08-22-2010 07:57 PM

Old Delta 6" jointer - 7 replies

Was out running around and there was this sign by the side of the Stuff for Guys sale. Could not resist.there was an old Delta 6” jointer on a rickety wooden stand with a 1/3 hp motor and and old and solidSears molding machine with a 1 hp 11.4 amp electric motor, $50.00 each or both for 99.99. I forgot tocollect my penny change and loade...

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