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01-22-2012 12:02 AM

What's your Favorite Double Stick Tape.. or other Temp. connection Method? - 7 replies

I have used a lot of methods of temporarily attaching two chunks of wood to each other.I tried using Hot Glue, but it was a pain to heat up the gun, get the glue on and wait for it to get solid while I held the pieces where I wanted them. I have also duct taped large batches of wood together to lop them off in a chop saw. Now I use double ...

01-17-2012 05:07 AM

Looking for Delta 22-580 Gear Box - 0 replies

I was given a Delta 22-580 planer awhile back and the reason was that the driven pulley for the belt was cracked and had ruined the belt. I replaced the belt and the pulley and fired the thing up. It ran but the feed rollers weren’t moving.When I took the side off I found that the gears had stripped out in the gear box, probably from being...

01-15-2012 09:24 PM

Need Some Advice About Modeling - 5 replies

My wife, after ?? years (she turned that age on January o1), told me that she has never had, but always wished for a doll house.Not just any doll house, but one built like a 2 storey log cabin. So, long story short, I have been building her one. It’s not overly large, only about 24×24 inches with a gambrel roof, double loft upstair...

01-15-2012 04:45 AM

Warning!!! Dangers of Chisel Planes! - 2 replies

OK, so it’s not that big a deal. I’ve been watching the threads on making chisel planes and thought, (in a faintly lucid moment), that I could make one too. So I did. Then while putting it together and adjusting the iron, the mallet slipped, hit the wedge and the iron slipped out sideways. That was bad enough, but then...

01-05-2012 07:16 PM

Everything I know about Table saws.... - 8 replies

I learned from Red Green.

01-01-2012 04:29 AM

ZCI for Cheap Table Saw - 5 replies

I keep reading here and there that you can’t make a ZCI for a cheap benchtop table saw. I guess I forgot to read about that when I was stuck with my little Ryobi BTS 10 ($99 on sale at the BORG). It was a valiant little saw and tried to keep up, it really did, but after a bout a thousand board feet of Osage Orange being run through i...

01-01-2012 01:20 AM

Harbore Freight Coupon Here - 0 replies

Here is a Harbor Freight 25% off coupon good for tomorrow 01-01-12 Print it and go.One coupon per customer per visit per day.. print more and take the family with you. http://widgets.harborfreight.com/wswidgets/common/displayCoupon.do?week=5211&campaign=b&page=nydcoupon.html&single=true&cust=78079904881&keycode=1003

12-26-2011 05:38 PM

Spare No Expense! - 17 replies

My wife told me, “Spare no expense on my Christmas gift!” So I didn’t…... Now she acts like she’s really P.O.’ed at me for some reason. Women, I’ll never figure them out.

12-22-2011 10:53 PM

Somebody REALLY needs to pick up this excellent Deal on a Band Saw! - 2 replies

This has been on eBay for months….. any idea why the poor seller hasn’t been able to unloa, umm, I mean sell it yet? Such a Deal!

12-20-2011 08:20 PM

Yule Logs, or, My Wife Loves Me! - 4 replies

I got my Christmas presents today.A pair of cedar logs, 8’ long and 18” at the butt, 15” at the tip. They’ve been laying outdoors for about a year and a half, and there are a few bug bites in them, but I have to say….. My wife loves me and understands me!. (of course, we all know she’ll be wanting s...

12-19-2011 06:24 PM

Christmas Presents are Done! Now the Aftermath - 5 replies

For the last few weeks I’ve been working in the shop between 6 and 8 hours per day, over and above taking care of my job here at the old campground.This is what it looks like now that all the Christmas gifts are made. Another angle and another and finally the employee: She had a rough time, what with chasing the cords and the wood sh...

12-17-2011 06:45 PM

Need Help! Cheese Press - 25 replies

Many years ago I dabbled at cheese making. Now that I’m mostly re-tarred, I’d like to get back into it. I have almost all the equipment I need, but really don’t want to use the standard coffee can or PVC pipe home made cheese press. I also find that the store bought presses are far beyond my means and besides, aren’t made...

12-09-2011 05:31 PM

Another Metal Use Question for cr1 or anyone else - 9 replies

I started to post this on the tool steel thread, but thought it might do better here and not drift the other topic off into the wild blue yonder. cr1, If I may digress from the subject of steel for a moment…. I would like to you or whoever is knowledgeable to discuss aluminum and aluminum repair.More precisely, let me start this by sayi...

11-24-2011 06:39 PM

Looking for parts for a Craftsman Bandsaw 113.248320 or Similar - 10 replies

My band saw needs a new pulley and Craftsman in their infinite wisdom doesn’t make the part any more. Bummer. The saw is a 1 1/8 HP, 12” 2 speed saw with a tilting arm. The previous owner let the pulley get loose and it is pretty well wallowed out beyond my skills to fix. I could probably take it to a machinist and have it bored a...

11-13-2011 02:57 AM

How To Identify a Bit Brace - 3 replies

I have an old brace I bought many years ago at a flea market and I recently started trying to identify it.It looks remarkably like a picture of a Red Diamond A1-S that I found on eBay, except mine is in much better condition.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Red-Diamond-Brace-Bit-No-A1-S-Wood-Handles-/190599781711?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=it...

11-04-2011 01:07 AM

The Loss of an Ancient Giant. - 9 replies

A giant Sequoia has fallen in California. I remember growing up in Oregon and dad taking me to a small town where a cabin was built from a single 40’ section of a Douglas fir that had been hollowed out. Sequoia’s are even larger. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEnewrCLAM0

10-20-2011 01:49 AM

New Use For an Android Phone - 12 replies

For months and months I’ve been lusting after a Wixey digital angle guage to help me set my blade angles correctly.Unfortunately, I had to put that off while my wife went to Myrtle Beach to care for her mother and father. Then today I had a brain storm…. or maybe it was just gas, but I got to thinking about all the different apps ...

10-14-2011 03:35 AM

Need some Help finding Survivors for the USS Moale, DD-693 - 1 reply

Mods, if this isn’t appropriate or belongs elsewhere, please remove it to the proper place. Ahoy you sailors and children of sailors…. I need to get in touch with the survivors of the USS MOALE, DD693. It was active during WWII and up until recently had a crew website. Those websites are no longer active or valid, believe me, I...

10-05-2011 11:28 PM

An Old Shop Teacher is Passing - 6 replies

I know this is probably in the wrong place, but please bear with me.My wife left East Central Texas a week and a half ago to visit with her father (86) and her mom, (84) {Or maybe it’s 39}. She went because her dad was diagnosed with stage four cancer and had dropped about 60 lbs. from his fighting weight of 135.Her mom is a great southern...

09-30-2011 07:55 AM

Your best bet for a rip blade on the table saw for the money? - 22 replies

I need a new saw blade on the table saw. Wife is out of town for two weeks and I need to order one on the internet. I figure I can get away with $40-$60 for a rip blade….. anyone have any preferences in that price range?Yeah, I’m a poor people, retirement doesn’t go as far as it use to, so I have to do what I can. What IR...

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