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12-22-2018 08:18 PM

Any ideas on a banjo for an Oliver No 55 - 9 replies

I have inherited a woodworking program at my school that has been inactive for nearly 30 years. There were two lathes worth saving. The first was a Yates American J-170 which was in good shape—up and running. This second lathe is an 8” Oliver No 55 from 1910. It doesn’t have a banjo and I was wondering if any of you have rec...

02-09-2013 06:30 PM

Shopsmith Brad Point Drill Bits - 11 replies

A while ago I asked advice on drill bits. I was pointed to Lee Valley brad point bits, which do look great. I noticed that their set of 12 only goes up to 1/4” which seems like a great set if you drill many very small holes, so I was looking for alternatives. I was about to buy a set of carbide bra...

01-18-2013 02:15 AM

Point me to the right drill bits - 5 replies

...or the right drill bits thread if that’s the case. What are the best values out there for a clean hole in hardwood. I build guitars, so exotic hardwoods will be part of the mix. I was thinking the carbide tipped brad point set of 13 at Japan Woodworker might be a possibility (though they are pricey for me and want to be more sure tha...

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