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05-27-2015 02:35 AM

Laser Engravers - 14 replies

Hi all: I’m looking to take my projects to the next level and buy yet another tool in the form of a Laser engraving machine. I’m willing to spend 1500-2500 on a machine that is about 50W, but flexible on the wattage. I am having a hard time finding any reviews on machines of this nature so I am bring my question to you engravers. ...

01-09-2015 03:46 AM

15 year old air dried rough cut walnut - 5 replies

I just visited a guy here in Ca. that has approximately 500 linear feet of rough cut OLD naturally aged and dried black walnut. The planks are anywhere from 6 to 8 feet in length and about 8” wide, and after aging they are now about 13/16” thick. It is stacked properly, so there are almost no warps in the boards. He has aged in year...

07-26-2014 12:07 AM

Rust Removal Help - 4 replies

Hi all: I just got a Delta 17-900 drill press from a neighbor I have been helping a lot remodel his kitchen. he can’t use it anymore because of his Parkinson’s disease (which is why I was helping him). it runs just fine, but has accumulated a little rust from no-use and neglect over the past few years. In my opinion the bigger...

07-10-2014 05:07 AM

Why paying it forward is a good thing - 8 replies

Today was a day of SCORES!!! I have been doing a lot of work for a neighbor I have had since we bought our house in 1991,that now suffers from Parkinson’s Disease. He used to make guitars that are of the highest quality. He sold several of them for 2,000.00 because of the high quality. He GAVE me his central dust collection unit fr...

07-04-2014 11:26 PM

Wood Chisels - 19 replies

I’m in the market for some new ones. I’ve been doing a lot of looking around and notice a rather large disparity in prices. I am a firm believer in “you get what you pay for” but at the same time, that doesn’t hold true 100% of the time. My dilemma is where to draw the line on price vs. quality, as I am not very kno...

07-02-2014 05:57 AM

Blanket Chest - 7 replies

10 months after I retired from the Air Force in September of 2012, my first (and only) wife relit my passion for wood working by asking me to make her a blanket chest for the foot of our bed. I researched for days for something I really liked and I expanded on what I found. She had no idea what she was getting into when she asked me to do this. ...

07-02-2014 04:39 AM

Small filling problem. - 7 replies

Hello fellow Lumberjocks:I am brand new to the forum (but not the site) so I wanted to introduce myself and ask a question. My name is Jim, I live in Dixon, Ca. and I retired from the Air Force about 10 months ago after 38 years. I was a C-5 Loadmaster for 31 of those years, and then a C-17 Loadmaster for the last 7 of my career. Not too lon...


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