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05-04-2016 05:50 PM

Looking for someone to make a jewelry box - 5 replies

Hi guys, I’ve only begun collecting tools and have found this place to be a veritable gold mine of knowledge, and I have seen some of the work you guys have done. I am actually going out on a limb here to find a gift for my wife. I am looking for someone to make me a jewelry box. I really want something with a good vintage look. All I c...

10-20-2015 01:11 PM

Did I make a mistake? - 13 replies

We received a pre-made (I know, I know….) outdoor wooden playhouse from the father in law. The box claims it’s Chinese Cedar (It doesn’t list a species and I have seen that Chinese Cedar can actually be any number of woods). Anyways, my real question is in regards to the finish. I thought I would try some oil to protect it f...

09-15-2015 04:36 AM

Cleaning wooden handles - 11 replies

I have looked all over and am having a hard time finding a specific discussion on cleaning old wooden handles. For old wooden handled tools, how do you clean the years of crap off them without damaging the finish? Specifically something like these: I have seen a few suggestions of mineral spirits, but I don’t know the rhyme o...

09-08-2015 02:24 PM

Hand Plane Restoration - 45 replies

Hi everyone. Thanks to the community of LJs here I recently took a wild left from almost buying and restoring an antique Delta 6” jointer to buying a #6 T11 Stanley hand plane. :oD I recently got this beauty in the mail. I am intending to do a complete cleaning and restoration. I will be taking it step by step since this will be ...

08-20-2015 02:44 PM

How big of a jointer for a beginner? - 88 replies

Hey everyone. I am currently browsing jointers. I’ve never owned one, and I’m not out to find the best I can. But I’m browsing Craigslist and am hoping to pick one up if I can find a great deal. I found a 4” Delta “Homecraft” jointer and a Delta 6” with what looks like 4’-5’ wings. I am just ...

08-05-2015 08:39 PM

Air Compressor Question - 6 replies

I recently got a nice older model Craftsman compressor. It’s a 4 hp belt driven, 20 gal model that puts out something like 7.5 CFM at 90 psi. Anyways, after looking at it a bit I realized that there is no factory installed drain on the bottom of this thing. It does have the large cast plugs on each end of the tank, but they look like they ...

08-03-2015 07:47 PM

Craftsman table saw - 171 replies

Hello everyone. I am really new to woodworking. In fact this is my first post as a member here. I am looking for my first table saw. I do not intend at this time to do any fine work with it. I am looking for something all purpose. This will be my all purpose saw since I don’t have a mitre, band, or scroll saw. We just moved...


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