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02-15-2013 12:48 AM

Need some Spoon Help - 6 replies

My brother asked me to make a mash paddle for his small beer brewing operation.He kind of wants it, from what I can tell, to be shaped like an angled frying pan spatula only longer and wider with a hollow in it so he will be able to taste the stuff as he’s stirring.He says no holes are needed in it for his small system, (I think he uses a ...

02-07-2013 12:13 AM

More Craigslist Funnies - 3 replies

02-06-2013 07:18 PM

How Do YOU pay it forward? - 18 replies

I know we all have someone to be thankful to for whatever wood working skills we have.We also have the Great One upstairs (Whatever you choose to your higher power), to thank for the hands, mind, personality and love of creating something from little scraps of wood. For years I’ve tried to make stuff that would make people smile or just...

02-03-2013 07:45 PM

Junked Up Workshops of your Nighmares! - 46 replies

Another fella and I were aguing the finer points of our messy shops earlier and I mentioned we needed a thread for people to show off what they have. So here it is. Post your messy, junked up, ill set up, poorly conceived workspace. You won’t get a prize for this, but once you get it all figured out and set up to your liking your ...

02-02-2013 07:25 PM

A Tree full of Burls - 5 replies

I went with the wife to get some stuff in town today and as I waited in the car for her I saw this tree out in someones backyard.I believe it and all it’s neighbors ae dead Liveoak trees. This particular tree has at least 15 – 20 burls that I could count, but I couldn’t see down behind the fence to see if there were more.Unf...

02-02-2013 12:52 AM

My minor Gloat for the day. - 10 replies

I went in to the local True Value today to pick up a lavatory faucet for our bathroom because the old one is FUBAR. I didn’t find a faucet for less than $75 and I figure the whole house isn’t worth that much so maybe I’ll just bring some water lines up and attach a couple of outdoor spigots…. That should please the wi...

02-01-2013 01:48 AM

Woo-Hoo! My New Toy! - 15 replies

I just got my new branding iron from Brand New Industries! It isn’t fancy, but it’s all mine. No power tool for me either, this is flame powered, LOL.

01-31-2013 09:03 PM

Met a Great New Friend today! - 9 replies

Today a fellow that posted a few days ago about some stuff he was giving away came up here over a hundred miles! He brought me some panel clamps, a Clamp rack that would be a credit to any wood shop… and makes my shop look like the wrong side of the tracks. Plus he brought me a couple of biscuit joiners that I have been looking at, but ...

01-19-2013 02:00 AM

Sending larger Small Items through the Mail - 7 replies

I’m not sure if it’s helpful to anyone else, but this is what I came up with. Today I shipped out a box of ends and pieces of cutoffs to a fellow LJ. The weight was around 30 lbs and if I had shipped it like I normally do in a heavy duty box the cost would have been @$50 shipping. Instead, lately I’ve been using flat r...

01-17-2013 01:37 AM

Wynn Filters - 22 replies

OK, as an ex trucking company owner I have to ask, How long does the Wynn dust collection filter last before replacement. $120 for a filter is a significant chunk of change for most hobbyists, if, like my trucks it needed to be changed every 3-6 months, the cost would be more than the benefit. I can buy surplus truck air filters at .5 micr...

12-31-2012 10:43 PM

Size of Cutting boards That are Most Popular - 13 replies

I was just wondering what all you that sell cutting boards find to be the best sellers in size, shape and thickness. I’ve sold quite a few 1 1/2 – 2” boards of end grain. mostly the ones that sell for me are 14X16” some 16X18” and a few over that size. Thinner boards seem to sell best as squares, 12X12, 14X14,...

12-16-2012 10:57 PM

Hard Time Spending Money at Harbor Freight. - 17 replies

(Preface: Poopie, don’t read this, you’ll shoot your eye out)! I got a $100 Harbor freight gift card for Christmas and there was a 20% off coupon for the entire purchase if it was over $110 in my email. Trouble is, today was the last day for the coupon so we decided to head on to town.I was also armed with another $100 I’ve ...

12-06-2012 12:57 AM

A little help with a Mallet Needed - 4 replies

I am building some mallets and I was going to put rawhide faces on them. Normally, I just buy some rawhide sheets (usually the ones in the packs for dogs at the grocery store). Soak them in water for a couple hours and then stretch them over the mallet head and use brass tacks to attach them.After setting out in the sun for a day or so, the r...

11-28-2012 04:53 PM

Help! I need some Walnut! - 12 replies

Can anyone here send me a couple of large flat rate boxes of walnut 5/4-10/4T X at least 3”W mostly clear?Longer would be better, and thicker would be better, but I’m not sure how it would ship if it was USPS and figuring shipping to my ZIP, (77856) might be cost prohibitive. I would be more than willing to pay via Paypal for ship...

11-16-2012 03:29 PM

Is there anyone near Patchogue, NY? - 0 replies

I am in need of someone near Patchogue, NY on the south shore of Long Island to pick up a non functioning Delta planer for me and rob parts from it, then send me the parts. I would be willing to pay for your time and shipping. This is a 13” Delta Planer (22-580) that doesnt work. I need the drive transmission one of the rollers and i...

11-11-2012 11:50 PM

My Weekend Project - 7 replies

A couple of days ago our neighbor had a bunch of trees taken down. Oaks, both white and red, Sycamore, a big Bodark, and some Chinese Tallow trees. He’s putting up some Storage Rentals and had a contractor take them down, so I asked the contractor to give or sell me a couple of the logs.That afternoon he brought me some nice clean, clea...

11-08-2012 02:07 AM

Wooden Bearings and Prairie Schooners - 5 replies

OK guys, no pictures to share, but then there isn’t much to see as these are covered by a metal hub. We have a little metal cart that goes behind our yard tractor and about once a year we have to replace the OEM tires at $10/ea. The new tires come with wheels and bearings, but the bearing are really cheap and wear out within a couple of...

10-22-2012 01:38 AM

Elm? - 24 replies

I will be taking down an elm tree soon in an effort to keep the campers in our RV park safe.It’s still living, but with our drought of the last few years it’s losing the good fight and dropping limbs and allowing insect invasion. I’ve used a couple of chunks of it to make a mallet and some chisel handles, but am not sure it ...

09-19-2012 10:01 PM

Dust Collector Remote Control - 10 replies

Just a question here to gauge the receptiveness to a couple of things a electronics engineer friend of mine is working on that he may offer for sale as either a kit, a set of simple plans with simple to acquire parts or as completely plug and play unit. At the moment he has built a remote control for me and it’s on it’s way in the...

08-25-2012 10:55 PM

New Toy ----- My Wife Loves me! - 24 replies

Every weekend my wife goes to local yard sales to find antique and depression era glassware. Once in awhile she finds something she thinks I might like and usually she isn’t too far wrong. Today she went to one and found some wood working and painting stuff. Like a Craftsman 2HP airless sprayer with all the attachments and some route...

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