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01-06-2019 01:56 AM

Offering up a Grizzly 10% coupon - 1 reply

I received a 10% off Grizzly coupon, but unfortunately will be moving very soon and don’t need any more equipment before I move. So I am offering up this coupon to the first person that is interested.

07-09-2018 12:31 PM

Urgent - Need project engraved or layered in mid Michigan - 1 reply

Unfortunately I am building an urn for an uncle. Is there anyone here from central Michigan that could either engrave or laser some text on the top for me? I need the urn completed for Thursday, so I don’t have a lot of time. I’m located in Montcalm County, so I am looking for someone located with under an hour of drive time.

12-25-2017 10:45 AM

Merry Christmas to Everyone - 3 replies

I hope you all have a blessed and Merry Christmas,and may Santa bring you all the woodworking presents you were dreaming of.

07-15-2017 02:33 AM

Box Construction - 4 replies

I’m planning on building a wooden tissue box. I was wondering how everyone is attaching the top to the box. With the smaller dimensions of a tissue box, is it safe to attach the top by glueing? I really want a bottom loading box (1 piece box), so I’m not interested in a removable top.

05-24-2017 01:53 AM

Talkin' CNC - 9 replies

Lately I have been contemplating getting a CNC machine. I am a hobbyist, so I’m not looking for an industrial machine. I’m thinking something that is probably atleast 24” x 24”, or just a little bigger. I don’t see myself needing a 4’x4’ or larger unit. One feature that has really caught my eye and i...

04-25-2017 10:30 PM

Sawstop is expanding its product line - 9 replies

I received an email from Sawstop today, it looks like they are expanding their product line a bit. Here is the link to the news on their website. http://www.sawstop.com/new-options#router-tables The new dust collection guard and outfeed table seem the most interesting to me. Hope they will be competitively priced.

12-10-2016 04:43 PM

In need of some design assistance - 2 replies

My aunt found some library card drawers and wants me to build my sister a case for the card drawers. This is going to be a Christmas gift, so I need to stop putting it off and get busy. The reason that I have been putting it off, is I just don’t know how to properly construct it. I have 2 ideas for the construction. Option 1 would be...

07-29-2016 02:28 AM

Will I ever learn??? - 5 replies

While at work this morning, I got a call from a client. He says it’s totally off the wall, so I’m really wondering what it is. He tells me that since his wife purchased a cutting board that I had donated to the local Conservation District at their fundraising auction last fall, they were wondering if I had one or could make one for...

02-02-2016 05:40 PM

2016 Detroit Woodworking Show - 1 reply

Does any one know if there is going to be a woodworking show in Detroit this year? I found little on the interweb other than it might be this weekend. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

10-07-2015 09:29 PM

Anyone try Woodcrafts Premium 5" sanding discs? - 1 reply

I got an email this morning from woodcraft about their Mega Deal, which today is premium 5” 5 hole sanding discs. I was wondering if anyone has tried it before and if it is any good? See the link below if you are curious what it is. Woodcraft MegaDeal

07-15-2015 01:27 AM

Heating a woodshop - 20 replies

Fellow LumberJocks, I will be building a new 30’x32’x10’ wood shop this fall. I want to heat it (I live in central Michigan so winters are somewhat long and cold), so that I can have a place to work in the winter. I am looking for any and all opinions on how you would heat the shop. I am leaning towards radiant floor heat, s...

06-18-2015 02:54 PM

Woodmaster 718 market value - 5 replies

I ran across an ad for this woodmaster 718. The seller is asking $2750 and apparently it has the sander and rip saw attachments, which i feel is way too much. I was wondering what your thoughts were on the going rate for these things? I know you can get a new one for $2999, add in another $700 for the pro pack. I am thinking 1500-2000 is ...

05-27-2015 01:46 AM

Belsaw Planer - 2 replies

There is a Belsaw planer for sale on Craigslist. I believe it is a model 984. They are asking $900, apparently very lightly used. It has the ripsaw attachment, comes with extra knives, unused tongue and groove cutter heads. Is this a reasonable deal? Is this a good model? Any reason to runaway from the thought of purchasing it?

04-16-2015 12:44 AM

Setting up new bandsaw - 8 replies

I just picked up my new Laguna 14/12 bandsaw, which is my first “real” band saw. I don’t consider my previous craigslist find Craftsman one a real band saw by any means. In setting it up with a 3/4” blade, i centered the gullets of the blade on the center of the upper wheel, per the Snodgrass video. However, on the low...

02-08-2015 03:43 PM

Deciding on a Band Saw - A beat to death topic - 6 replies

Well, I’ve gotten my tax return back and it is burning a hole in my pocket. I currently have a Craftsman 12” tilting head bandsaw, which is a small step-up from having nothing at all. I am wanting to upgrade to a much higher quality of saw. I’m looking at spending ~$1,000-$1,400 on it. I know there is the Rikon 10-325 which...

12-16-2014 02:39 AM

Found a good deal - 1 reply

Here is my tool gloat for the month. I found this deal at the local sears this weekend. They also had an open box one for $43.93, with only the one glass disk that was installed on it, and no abrasives or the second glass disk. Now if I can learn how to sharpen the blades, I will be all set.

11-08-2014 01:06 AM

What type of hinge? - 2 replies

I am building a reading nook for my mother. I’m building the carcass out of plywood, the top will be oak. She wants the top to open to allow for storage in the cabinet. I was wondering what type of hinge to use? I want part of the top to open, but not all of it. The top will also be used as a seat, so i want it to be sturdy. I was th...

10-08-2014 12:13 AM

My Craigslist Tool Gloat - 5 replies

After seeing many good tool gloats on here, I feel it is time to share one of mine. I just purchased a brand new Porter Cable 693lrpk router with both fixed and plunge base for $120. Looks like the going rate these days on Amazon is $209.

09-02-2014 01:06 AM

How many young lumberjocks are out there? - 20 replies

I was just wondering how many young (under 40) lumberjocks are out there? Since I’m asking, I should note that I’m 32.

08-12-2014 10:37 PM

Is this worth it? - 3 replies

I have a cheap-o craftsman band saw and want to upgrade, I found this one, what do you think? http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/tls/4615668029.html It has a 1/2 hp motor and he will go down to 395. My quick research shows they seem to be closer to the 250 price range, but this looks clean so I wonder if it is worth the cost. Anything to look...

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