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12-02-2021 12:01 AM

Drill Press problem... - 12 replies

I am trying to restore a 1950 Craftsman floor model drill press, the motor is solid and the press itself is in good shape. The problem is the up and down motion for the quill is just so tight when you try to retract it back up and is also tight on the way down. I tensioned the spring return and nothing changed so I took everything off that I cou...

11-24-2021 04:45 PM

Delta foot operated biscuit cutter - 2 replies

Hello, was wondering if any of you have experience with this piece of equipment, also have they stopped making them. Thanks for your help in advance, make some sawdust and have fun, Clarkie.

11-18-2021 04:52 PM

Finally made a toolbox for myself... - 3 replies

After many years of doing other things which had to come first, I completed a toolbox for my shop. Now I can retire, lol. So, have fun and make some dust, Clarkie.

06-29-2021 06:45 PM

Someone refresh an old man's mind... - 7 replies

I have an old 14” Boice/Crane bandsaw, it has a 3/4hp motor and is in fine shape. Here lies the problem, she is easily bogged down when cutting through a piece of wood. Doesn’t trip the breaker, she’ll just slow way down to standstill. Is it because the motor is dying, or is there something I’m missing altogether? Appreci...

04-27-2021 01:42 PM

Sippy wood - 3 replies

Has anyone ever worked with this wood? It is in the family of Sapele wood. Thanks, Clarkie.

03-09-2021 04:31 PM

Unable to remove screws from cutter head on my DeWalt Planer - 19 replies

Maybe someone else has run into this problem and can offer some help. I have the 735 De Walt planer, a real work horse, yet I can’t get the screws in the knife holder to release. When I set the wrench and turn it, it just comes up and out of the slotted top. I did manage a few months back to get all the screws loose and replace the knives ...

02-15-2021 11:04 AM

How many ever used a "Swing Saw"? - 13 replies

I was reading the topic of using radial arm saws and thought about the old swing saws I had in the shop. First one I ever used scared the heck out of me. After awhile it became a “go-to” machine for me though. The motor and blade are set on a pendulum-like arm, and you have to pull it to you and through the wood. The old machines wer...

01-25-2021 12:29 AM

Where to get bottom bags for dust collector - 8 replies

I have one of the HF 1 1/2hp dust collectors, has a diameter for the bottom bag of 20” and can not find the bags from HF. Anyone know of another source? Thanks in advance, Clarkie.

09-11-2020 02:38 PM

6" guard for Delta jointer - 0 replies

Hello, was wondering if anyone would have a blade guard they wish to sell for a Delta model #37-190 6” jointer. If so. please contact me and let me know the cost, thanks, have fun and make some dust.

08-16-2020 02:53 PM

Stocking a carpenter apprentice toolbox... - 24 replies

I’m about to begin assembling a journeyman’s toolbox for carpentry. I was wondering if you all had any ideas what you would look for if you were starting out today as an apprentice. 1. Fold out rule2. Set of butt chisels (1/4” thru 1”)3. Nr. 3 bench plane4. Nr. 5 bench plane5. Chalk line6. Good 16oz hammer 7. Breast drill...

05-29-2020 11:42 PM

Looking for a frog for old #6 - 2 replies

Hello, I’m wondering if anyone has a frog for an old number 6 Stanley plane. It is the type that does not have an adjusting screw, believe around 1902. If you have one and are willing to part with it, please let me know the cost, thanks, Clarkie.

10-09-2019 12:42 AM

Ideas for a chisel cabinet... - 21 replies

I am going to design a cabinet to hold some of my chisel collection, and began wondering if anyone had ever seen a cabinet just for chisel collections. As of now I am thinking of a free standing cabinet, top 36 inches just for display of slicks. Under this section I am going to have 7 drawers containing carving chisels and firming chisels. I hav...

09-18-2019 02:14 PM

Resaw height of W/T 16" bandsaw - 4 replies

I am wondering what the height is on the re-saw capacity of the Walker/Turner 16” bandsaw. Appreciate the help given on this forum and know someone will have the information needed, so thank you in advance. I am planning on re-sawing an engine for a ride on train and need 10 and a half inches.

04-30-2019 01:25 PM

Best place to live in Penn.? - 10 replies

What are the recommendations for a good place to live in Pennsylvania? Looking for a simple home in a quiet clean town, perhaps a couple acres and out of a city setting, thanks.

04-19-2019 03:14 PM

American Woodworker magazine needed... - 2 replies

Hello LJ’s, just wondering if anyone would have a copy of the old American Woodworker magazine. The year is 1991 the December issue. If you do and are willing to part with it, let me know the price and we can make a deal. Thanks in advance, Clarkie.

04-10-2019 10:58 AM

Finding old copies American woodworker on line - 9 replies

Hello, I am looking for the site with the the listing of the copies of old American Woodworking magazines on line. Would appreciate the link, thank you in advance, Clarkie.

03-23-2019 08:35 PM

Looking for plans... - 0 replies

Ok, here goes, a couple days ago I posted that I was looking for plans for a sit down ride on wooden 1938 train that was in the old black and white Fine woodworking magazines. I was mistaken, it is in the old American Woodworker black and white magazines. The search continues, just in a different venue, thanks for all your help with the original...

03-22-2019 10:58 PM

Looking for plans... - 10 replies

I’m looking for the plans, found in the old black and white issues of Fine Woodworking, for a sit down ride on train. The train is a replica of a 1938 ride on train. If you could help, it would be greatly appreciated. I gave my plans to someone to copy and seems I never got them back, sure you guys know how that goes. Thanks, Clarkie.

11-27-2018 10:28 PM

Need information - 0 replies

Thought I would take a shot at asking for help. I need the upper set of jaws for the blade holder, all is missing save for one set screw on the left side. Let me know please if anyone knows where these parts may be available, thanks in advance, Clarkie. The 95 is the 24” scroll saw by Powermatic.

11-27-2018 10:27 PM

Need information - 0 replies

Thought I would take a shot at asking for help. I need the upper set of jaws for the blade holder, all is missing save for one set screw on the left side. Let me know please if anyone knows where these parts may be available, thanks in advance, Clarkie. The 95 is the 24” scroll saw by Powermatic.

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