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03-27-2018 09:26 PM

Affordable Handsaws - 8 replies

Jocks, I’ve been a member of this woodworking forum for a number of years. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful projects, been inspired, and have gotten a lot of good advice. I don’t get to do a whole lot of woodworking these days but I do build a lot of tools. For the past few years I have been developing a process to build handsaw...

11-13-2017 06:05 PM

$99 Dovetail Saw - 14 replies

Hi Jocks, I’m, Erik Florip of Florip Toolworks. I’ve been a longtime member of this online community. I’ve received a lot of support and advice from this forum. A few years back I started leaning more to tool making vs. woodworking. I had a goal, that goal was to provide quality hand-tools at an affordable price point. I ...

08-30-2017 01:01 AM

Selling Off Some Exotic Wood- Flat rate box packs - 8 replies

Ladies and gents, I recently acquired a fair amount of exotic species and I don’t have enough time or space to use most of it. Unless there is an issue with the moderators, I’ll be putting up packs of material for sale. See something you like- send me a message. For convenience, I’ll be posting material that can fit in a med...

04-15-2017 02:59 PM

Building a Slab Flattener - 9 replies

I’m currently building a large slab flattening setup. Figured I would share a bit about it in the case some of the build techniques could help someone else out. Motion- The first of these machines I built rode on a “V” shaped track. I turned down a set a wheels that matched the track profile. It worked but it wasn’t...

08-10-2016 12:40 PM

Tool Gloat (Part Two)- Big Planer and a little about powering 220 three phase - 2 replies

It would make sense that an auction selling a 20” jointer would also be selling a large planer. I also bid on this planer and won it at $330. -Powermatic 225-24” Cutterhead -2600 lbs-10hp 3 phase Here she is in all her glory Powermatic 225 24” planer. When I first got into woodworking I was intimidated by any machines ...

08-09-2016 11:12 AM

Tool Gloat- Big Jointer - 17 replies

I bought this jointer a little while back for $160. Here are the specs: Make- PorterCutterhead- 20” three knivesWeight- 2000lbsMotor- 5hp 3 phaseDirect driveYear- 1920ish? Video of yesterdays first power up Porter Jointer I don’t have access to 3 phase power so this machine is run off a rotary phase converter.

11-15-2015 10:24 AM

American Chestnut Update- Turners Look Here - 5 replies

A bit ago I posted about an American chestnut tree that recently died. I dropped it this past weekend so here are some pictures. I was bummed that the center rotted out but there will still be lots of good wood coming from it. Last picture is for the wood turners out there- bowls specifically. These chunks are 15”x13” and 6” th...

10-25-2015 12:13 AM

Wood (tree) gloat - 7 replies

I was lucky enough to catch wind of an American Chestnut tree in the area that recently died. Made the trip to check it out and made a deal wit the landowner for the tree. Lots of shoots coming off the base- very cool. It’s a bit rotted in the trunk but there should be plenty off good wood coming out of it.

10-19-2015 11:55 AM

Living the Wood Life- how I make a living - 25 replies

A few years ago I started entertaining the idea of making a living off the wood industry. I envisioned a one man shop putting out one-of hardwood furniture pieces. I read all about the struggles of the trade and even posted a few topics about it on here. I don’t build furniture for a living but everything that I do throughout the day re...

02-07-2015 01:43 AM

Cool wood find- American Chestnut - 21 replies

Thought I would share a recent find of mine. I was lucky enough to come by a guy selling some recently harvested American Chestnut- milled about 1.5 years ago. I was skeptical but he had a pretty convincing story so I went to check it out. I’m no expert on American chestnut but I did a lot of research before looking at the wood- after all ...

01-25-2015 10:39 PM

American chestnut ID - 7 replies

I’ve seen a few post on here about this wood but I thought I would post these pictures to see what you all think. I have the opportunity to get my hands on a good amount of this wood which is being sold as American chestnut. The tree was growing in northern michigan in an area where there are a few surviving trees out of the native range, ...

03-15-2014 02:24 AM

Question to those of you that restore hand tools... - 2 replies

There is a guy in the area I live that is selling a lot of old planes and large timber framing slicks. Some have light surface rust but some also have some fairly heavy pitting that would take ages to sand out. I am wondering if anyone has used a vertical mill with a face cutter to simply cut away the heavily pitted areas. I am no expert in met...

02-05-2014 03:20 AM

Exotic scraps for free - 2 replies

Fellow LJ’s. I have a nice little pile of small pieces that could be used as accent pieces or whatever else your imagination comes up with. I’ll give them to you for free as long as you are willing to pay for the flat rate box to ship them. Bocote, macassar ebony, and cocobolo.

12-31-2013 03:34 AM

Free small pieces of exotic wood - 2 replies

I have a number of small pieces of cocobolo, bocote, and ziricote that I am offering to anybody that might want to use them for small turnings or accent pieces. I would be willing to fit as many as I can into a flat-rate box if whoever the taker is pays the shipping fee. Most pieces were cut from 13/16” boards, some are larger some are sma...

12-29-2013 01:47 AM

Looking to trade a saw for some chisels.... - 3 replies

Just throwing it out there if someone is interested in a trade. I just got done using this saw out in the shop and it cuts very nicely. It tracks a line without any effort and has a brand new set of teeth. I would like to trade for some old chisels if anyone is interested. 12tpi rip14” blade

12-24-2013 05:08 AM

Carbide Saw Files? - 4 replies

Does anyone know where I can find triangular saw files made of carbide? The files I am using right now have a somewhat short life span.

10-26-2013 09:12 PM

Help from the Plane Guys - Stanley No. G5 - 13 replies

I picked this plane up at a flea market today and have a few questions about it. My main concern is finding a replacement tote because the original is damaged. Will a standard Stanley tote fit? The casting is raised where the tote attaches to the sole. Second concern, the iron seems to be put together for bevel up usage. I know this isn’t ...

09-22-2013 12:52 AM

Can anyone tell me what tool these pieces go to? - 2 replies

I found these in a box of No. 45 parts. I am not familiar with them so I thought i would ask here. Thanks

09-10-2013 03:37 AM

Building Joinery Saws From Scratch - 5 replies

I have spent the last week cleaning up some old saws and have been bitten by the saw bug. I would like to try my hand at building a couple from scratch but am having a problem finding any details on making spines or finding a place online that sells them. I did come across the Wenzloff website but they don’t have any in stock. I was thinki...

08-31-2013 02:12 AM

A cool garage sale find today. - 10 replies

Stopped by a garage sale and found a neat looking box along with a few other items. it was dark in the garage so I didn’t get a good look at the box just noticed that it looked old. After we got home and I pulled it out I started looking at the details. My $3.00 garage sale buy is a music box from the late 19th century inlaid with ebony an...

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