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05-23-2018 12:21 PM

Blackwater River Tools, Pensacola Florida - 6 replies

Does anybody have any knowledge/feedback on Blackwater River Tools? I recently learned of there existence on-line. I’ve lived in N.W. Florida now for nearly 25 years and had never heard of it. Going to make a trip there this week. More to come…

03-21-2018 02:15 PM

Antique Auction Now ( - 4 replies

I stumbled accross this website this morning. Have you heard of it? I haven’t. Some very interesting tools in there.Is it legitimate?

03-12-2018 04:55 PM

Bench or Table Lamination Glue-up - 8 replies

OK, Next topic… First, realize I’m building a work table here, not an heirloom workbench. But, for the sake of conversation. I say it’s not necessary to acclimate wood before laminating. I’m making a solid work table to mount a scroll saw, a bench grinder, and a belt sander. After running some “grade A&...

03-07-2018 02:56 PM

Titebond Titewrap - 11 replies

Has anybody used Titebond Titewrap for glueups? I think it’s pretty much the same stuff I used in the Air Force called F-4 tape (and still called that; even if many of the airman in sevice now don’t even know what the F-4 was). I never would have thought to use it. I have used masking tape many times for glue ups. This product ...

12-20-2016 08:01 PM

Block Plane Decision - 148 replies

Hello Fellow Jocks, I have an itch to spend some money. A block plane specifically. Read a bunch of reviews here but nothing I’ve read has swayed me one way or the other. 1. Do I want a low angle or Standard? I know a low angle is better for end grain. But, will the low angle function OK for other things? Would I be better off ...

12-11-2016 02:44 PM

Finish Preserver and Finish Storage Bag - 3 replies

I was recently perusing the 2016-2017 Lee Valley Fine Woodworking Tools Catalog and I saw a couple products that I wanted to get some feedback on. On page 360 of the catalog is a Finish Preserver. It apparently is inert Argon gas that you spray into a storage container to displace the oxygen in the container. Also on that same page are &#...

11-03-2016 01:41 PM

Stanley Circa 1910 2c Smoothing Plane - 10 replies

I can’t believe my good fortune. I was recently given a 2c Smoothing plane. I’m almost certain it’s a 1909-1912 version because: 1) brass adjustment knob, 2) “Stanley Rule and Level Co.” stamped on the Plane Iron, 3) “STANLEY” stamped on Lateral Adjustment Lever. And the sole is variegated; making it ...

10-04-2016 12:32 PM

Day Trip to Woodcraft, Birmingham Al. - 20 replies

Is there anything else for a woodworking fanatic worth seeing in or near Birmingham Alabama? I’m planning a day trip to the Woodcraft Store there one weekend soon. It’s 178 miles north of where I am in N.W. Florida; I figure four hours. Might even make it an overnighter if there’s somewhere else to spend some time.

08-16-2016 12:10 PM

Grizzly, G0800 series, 6 inch Jointers - 0 replies

I see Grizzly is running a sale on their G0813 and G0814 Jointers. A quick search here on LJ’s doesn’t have any reviews. Both appear to be the same jointer, just different bases. Does anybody have any info on these puppies?

07-13-2016 04:00 PM

Sometimes... - 1 reply

I was searching for plans to build my own 1×30” belt sander this morning. Just to see, I looked at HB and Amazon to price compare buying vs building. Amazed to find Amazon had a Grizzly model H3140 selling for $102.39. At HB I found their Central-Machinery – item#61728 selling for only 54.99. I’m not going to the tro...

06-20-2016 04:21 PM

Google Search Question - 4 replies

I want to do some internet research about the techniques of gluing different woods together much like you would for a cutting board. My question is what do you call the technique? I know it’s a duh! question but I can’t seem to come up with the right term in this old brain of mine.

05-16-2016 02:15 PM

Special Grind Box Joint Blade - 10 replies

The Incra I_Box User’s Manual suggests “You can cut delicate 1/8” box joints using standard 1/8” kerf table saw blades, but you’ll want to choose a blade that features a flat ground raker tooth or a special box joint grind likethose from Forrest and Ridge Carbide.” These blades are pretty expensive; ranging from $89 for a 6&...

01-02-2016 03:32 PM

What double sided tape do you use - 4 replies

I’m trying to decide what tape to use for attaching templates to workpieces. I have a 1/2 wide Scotch brand. A roll of both permanent and a roll of removable. But there’s got to be something better. What do you prefer?

02-16-2015 12:50 AM

Craftsman 6-1/8 152.217060 jointer/planer - 12 replies

Have a local Craig’s list posting. Man wants $400. Is it worth it? Surface rust on table. Sounds louder than it should be. May need new belt.

01-18-2015 05:43 PM

DW735 Specs - 10 replies

Has anybody else noticed that dewalt specs the three bladed DW735 planer at 20,000RPM but the cuts per revolution at 30,000. What am I missing here?

11-09-2014 07:07 PM

Hitachi CW40 Schroll Saw: No dust blower... - 4 replies

It looks like the bellows in my Hitachi CW40 scroll saw has gone bad. Without taking it apart I don’t know if it’s bad or plugged. I have found a parts breakdown. But the saw has been discontinued and I don’t think I’ll be able to get a replacement from Hitachi. Is anybody aware of a source for replacement parts. H...

05-15-2014 04:48 PM

So, Here's my Question... - 7 replies

Simple question… Is $3.99/BF for Mahogany a fair price? Here in NW Florida I have a VERY limited availability of wood veriety except for what the Big Box Stores have. But I have found a lumber yard that has a limited supply of hardwoods. I don’t know specifics about this piece. Just that they say it’s Mahogany and it look...

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