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06-20-2014 09:31 PM

Old Walker Turner Wood Lathe - 20 replies

I just bought this very old 10” x 40 ” Walker Turner (vintage) wood lathe at a moving sale; was told he seldom used it. This puppy is built like a tank; just the bed weighs over 110 lbs – cast iron everything not like the sheet metal junk from HF. I want to replace the bearings and the belt and hoping for some advice on the replac...

03-25-2013 05:43 AM

Does anyone know this Drill Press? - 22 replies

I bought this old drill press at an estate sale. It took two hefty guys to put it on my truck. It has no brand label. It has a cast iron (I think) hood protecting the belt pulleys. Everything works very smoothly after I did a little cleaning and oiling all the moving parts. The motor sounds a little strange – almost groaning. The wei...

10-18-2012 03:11 PM

What's best for carved basswood sanded to 400 grit? - 9 replies

I’m putting finishing touches on a basswood carving which I don’t want to color (paint or stain) because most people already know the natural color of Calla Lily, and by coloring it, it cheapens it and could possibly make it look like a made in China resin cast you see in Hobby Lobby. But I do want to protect it and seal it before p...

07-09-2012 05:30 PM

Lifter Screws - 18 replies

I bought a used Sears Craftsman Jointer/Planer #113.206931. the flat-head machine set screws that are supposed to be screwed all the way in BEFORE the jointer blades were installed wrong. Instead they were forced in from the top AFTER the blades were set in. So these screws got bent or warped in the process. Now that I removed them – w...

03-01-2012 09:04 PM

Cure for what's ailing America - 8 replies

I heard that Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offered one of the best quotes about our country’s debt ceiling: “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress – regardless o...

01-28-2012 07:28 AM

JointMaker Pro v2 by Bridge Cith Tools - 3 replies

Is anyone familiar or experienced with this tool? It’s not quite a hand tool and definitely not a power tool – it has no motor. But it does nearly everything a table saw can do plus maybe more. I am very interested in getting one and would appreciate any input on it, please.

09-20-2011 05:10 AM

Sears 6" x 36" Jointer Planer - 4 replies

I have a couple of questions on this jointer/planer, please. 1) Can anyone tell me what “Serial or Code Date: 4090.P0236” means. 2) The work surface is rusted, but does not appear to be pitted. What is the best way to remove the rust and restore its surface? I bought it off CraigsList today for $90 mounted on what looks like a...

07-22-2011 03:50 AM

Huge 24" Scroll Saw - 5 replies

I just acquired a humongous scroll saw made by Boice Crane. I have not heard of it before and never seen one. I came pretty dirty as it had been in a rancher’s barn for years. You can imagine! It also weights a ton. It took two hefty guys to load it on my p.u. and to unload it when I got it to my shop. It runs a little rough and loud...

08-27-2010 01:32 AM

Stanley Mod. 83-069 Vice - 0 replies

I bought two Stanley 83-069 earlier this year and have been using them for holding the canes I make. I use one on each side of my work bench so my cane could be firmly held and stable. the problem is that the rubber vice-jaw protectors keep falling off – even if I just look at them the wrong way.I’ve tried double-sided tape, every ...

03-25-2010 02:19 AM

Rikon 10-305 Bandsaw - 1 reply

Does anyone know or have experience with the Rikon 10-305 Bandsaw? Is it an accurate and well made machine? Is a brand new one for $235 delivered a good price?

03-09-2010 12:16 AM

Foredom or Wecheer or ? - 6 replies

I’m considering adding a rotary carving tool to my hand tools but without previous experience, I don’t know how to compare/decide whether Foredom, Wecheer or is there another tool that would be a better choice. Would someone with actual experience using such a rotary tool please share your experience with me, please. I carve mostly...

02-09-2010 06:22 PM

Rockwell RK 7453 9" Band Saw - 1 reply

Does anyone have any experience with the Rockwell RK 7453 9” Band Saw – good or bad, please?

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