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10-28-2020 03:28 PM

Motor Info - 3 replies

My son was recently given an old metal-cutting band saw. It is a Craftsman 108.22921, like this one. The motor attached to it runs fine, but we are curious about its age and origin. It says both “Aeroil” and “Baldor”. We haven’t found anything about this motor online. Any insights would be appreciated.

01-05-2020 09:41 PM

Big Old Clamp - 3 replies

I was touring through a friend’s barn today and he offered me a great old wooden clamp. The jaws are about 20” long. Here are the pieces taken apart: It is marked R.Bliss Mfg Co, Pawtucket, RI: I cleaned it lightly with some Murphy’s Oil Soap. Here it is holding a piece a little over 14” long:

04-10-2019 01:32 AM

Measurement Breakthrough - 5 replies

As many of you know, discussing metric vs. imperial measurement systems on LJs can be about as exciting as it ever gets around here. Here is a ruler that just might end the controversy for good: The best comment I read is “I already have the Festool version I purchased for $1199.” ...

10-06-2018 09:51 PM

Motor Lubrication - 4 replies

I have a Rockwell 46-111 lathe. It was manufactured in 1974. I bought it in 2013. Here is the motor label: At the bottom is says “Relubricate every 10 years of normal service.” I have not done so in the last five years and have no idea when or if it was ever done. Since there are no oil holes on the outside of the motor...

09-18-2018 11:16 PM

Young Blacksmith - 10 replies

My 14 year-old son has recently become interesting in blacksmithing. He has cobbled together a simple set-up that he has been using to make some items such as hooks. Almost all his equipment was made from things he found in and around our barn or things he received for free. Once he sets his mind to something, he is amazingly resourceful. ...

09-01-2018 12:47 PM

Logging Blues - 2 replies

Thanks to Billy F Gibbons:

07-16-2018 03:36 PM

Chair Repair Advice (Update) - 8 replies

I’ve taken on the task of repairing an old chair from my wife’s aunt’s house. The aunt is in her 80s and she remembers the chair at her grandfather’s house, so it is old. This chair sat for many years right next to a hot soapstone wood stove and had a LOT of use and abuse. It is amazing that it is holding together at...

04-01-2018 05:38 PM

A Must-Have Tool - 4 replies

Be sure to watch the video to see why you need this in your shop.

12-31-2017 09:57 PM

Airbrush Compressor - 17 replies

My son is really getting into building ship models made of plastic and metal. For instance, he is just about finished with a 1/700-scale USS Massachusetts made from thousands of pieces including a brass detail set. He is interested in learning to use an airbrush on his next project. A friend gave him this brush. We are looking for recommen...

04-01-2017 12:57 PM

Veritas Innovation - 9 replies

Lee Valley does it again! Don’t miss the video.,46158,75230,75235&ap=1

12-13-2016 08:59 PM

Library Display - 4 replies

Our town library has a display case with a new display every month or so. I was asked to create a display of some of my woodworking. Since I am a hobbyist, I have no pieces “in stock.” So, I used some objects from around the house that I have made over the years. I created descriptive and educational signs to include in the dis...

05-30-2016 01:52 PM

Ted Is Back!!! - 7 replies

[gone] If you are unfamiliar with this scam, search for “teds woodworking” with the LJ search.

05-22-2016 12:31 PM

Daily Top 15 - 6 replies

On the LJ home page, the Daily Top 15 has been reduced to just nine:

04-01-2016 12:59 PM

Looking For Opinions - 9 replies

Has anyone tried this latest Veritas innovation?:,43000,51208

12-25-2015 08:32 PM

A Wonderful Ending - 5 replies

This past summer, I built a pair of jelly cabinets for a friend to give to his two adult daughters. The connection to my friend’s late mother is described here: The cabinets have been in storage until today. I just received a wonderful email from my friend describing this “tearfully happy da...

11-11-2015 08:08 PM

My Veterans Day Thoughts - 4 replies

Thank you to all the men and woman on this site who have served our country. This day has my mind spinning. Less than a week ago, on Nov 5, my Dad passed away. He was just 13 days shy of his 98th birthday. His mind was all there right up to the end. Given that we are all going to die, I cannot imagine it going any better than it did for h...

09-17-2015 12:17 PM

Spam For Breakfast - 4 replies

I laughed when I saw this in my email spam folder this morning: Dear costumer, Congratulations! Your application for the U.S. citizenship is ready to be approved. You have the opportunity to be authorized to live and work in the USA as a lawful permanent resident. The Green Card is going to be prepared for you in 1 month… Apparently ...

04-01-2015 12:54 PM

Another Veritas First - 9 replies

Has anyone purchased one of these Veritas custom bench planes from Lee Valley? It seems like a great way to get a very special plane.,230,41182,48944

01-23-2015 12:46 PM

The Next Step Beyond Lumberjock - 12 replies

Don’t miss out on this hot new trend!

01-17-2015 08:44 PM

Antique Planes - 2 replies

Last week I started volunteering some time at our town’s Historical Society. Through complete luck, my timing was perfect. The Historical Society runs a museum of local history. They recently opened an old trunk that had been sitting in a back room since the 1970’s. Inside, with all the rodent nests and droppings, was a large col...

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