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04-02-2010 12:43 AM

need a lever cap for a stanley/bailey #5 - 2 replies

I just acquired a barely used old rosewood handled #5. It’s is great shape with the exception of the broken lever cap. If anyone has one to sell please let me know.

01-07-2010 02:39 AM

Yet another sweet craigslist score! - 5 replies

I have been debating whether to buy a new 12” sliding compound or get a good used one. Well today I finally scored big. I got an almost new rigid 12” sliding compound WITH the rigid workstand for $300! Needless to say I am happy with my purchase. I am glad that it came with the rolling stand because this this is huge, and will be use...

11-03-2009 03:42 PM

Found a giant planer on clist for $550! - 3 replies

I sure wish i had the cash to buy this beast, but unfortunately I don’t…..It’s a bridgewood 16” planer for only $550! What a sweet deal it is..

10-22-2009 06:10 PM

A great clist find!!!! - 2 replies

If you are in the Chicagoland area and need a great bandsaw, here's a sweet one I just found. I wish I had the extra cash so I could buy it but I don’t.

10-21-2009 12:02 AM

Oh what I would do to have this jointer! - 5 replies

I just found this beauty on clist.

06-14-2009 02:53 AM

anyone else just start getting spam emails similiar to the spam posted here? - 6 replies

I just started getting spam emails just like the spam posts here. It seems that the barrage of internet crap is growing since I never get spam in my inbox.

06-10-2009 08:01 PM

ways to stop the spammers - 21 replies

How about a way to flag users for review, similiar to craigslist? Maybe make it so the new user has to be approved after filling out a form of some sort, or give them a probational period where the first few posts must be approved?

06-06-2009 03:10 PM

Yet another scam!! - 7 replies

Here is the latest scam/spam I recieved today. It’s just like the one that was sent out yesterday. This one is from pozzy. “Hello handsome…..... How are you doing..??.. well am hear business I guess all is well with you, I am new to this site and as i was browsing through the site…I came across your profile which i had...

06-05-2009 12:42 AM

It pays to be persistent - 1 reply

I ‘ve been watching craigslist like a hawk for free materials for a long time. Lately I have been lead to believe I was going to get a couple black walnuts, but that deal ended up falling through. Well my luck changed today! I just got back from picking up a load of maple after answering an ad for free wood in the next town over from me. M...

05-01-2009 03:15 PM

Some words of inspiration - 4 replies

I found this quote in a recent issue of fine woodworking. It’s a very inspirational quote, and I have since printed it out, framed it and hung it in the shop. “Few people have the skill woodworkers have, to build things with their hands and with machines. Few people have the patience, the knowledge, the determination, and obsessio...

04-24-2009 01:23 AM

Checking out if anyone is interested in some black walnut? - 33 replies

I might be scoring some walnut logs, and would love to share it with some fellow lumberjocks. I am curious if anyone in the chicagoland area might be interested in some freshcut walnut for a very reasonable price. I’ll know more as soon as I hear back from the guy with the trees.

04-08-2009 02:57 AM

Chalk one up for Craigslist again - 5 replies

I just bought a nice group of tools found on craigslist. I got 4 Eric Anton Berg chisels from the late 1800’s to the mid 1940’s, an old rosewood Stanley#25 bevel guage, and an old rosewood Stanley#77 marking guage all for $20. When I got home, I went right out to the shop and sharpened up the chisels, and polished them up a little...

04-06-2009 04:25 AM

Homemade wet grinder ( Tormek style) - 5 replies

I found these pics after scouring the web looking for a cheap but reliable method of wet grinding plane and chisel blades. It’s a cheap and dirty Tormek! I am really thinking about trying this out. I already have a 1750 rpm motor so I figure that I just need a pair of pillow blocks, an axle, and some homemade tool rest. The rest of the ...

03-20-2009 03:18 AM

24" diameter walnut logs for sale - 3 replies

I found this add in craigslist for 2-8’long 2’ diameter walnut logs. He’s asking $1000 for both, ridiculous I know. I emailed him, and he said he’d take $400 for both. I don’t have the cash or I’d get them myself, so if anyone wants them, they are in Naperville.

03-12-2009 05:59 AM

craigslist score - 14 replies

I just got off the phone with a fellow who has just cut down a few mulberry trees that were between 12”-24” diameter. He’s GIVING them away to me and luckily I have first dibs on it since I was first to respond. I have looked up what mulberry looks like, and it has a beautiful color that changes to a color similiar to osage ora...

10-17-2008 02:23 AM

American elm milling and drying tips please - 12 replies

My next door neighbor just had his large American elm tree cut down today, and I got the 36” diameter, 8’ long main trunk of the tree for free. I’m planning on getting that heavy trunk over to a semi-local sawmill; there is only one guy milling lumer that I know of around here, and he’s 40 miles away in Indiana. I’v...


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