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09-18-2017 05:18 PM

Grizzman's Shop Tools - Updated with prices - 15 replies

Folks, Many of you remember Bob Putman, aka: Grizzman, passed away in April. I offered to help Bob’s wife find new homes for some of his larger tools. If you are interested in any of the following and are willing to travel to Alabama to arrange pick up, please message me and I will help you make the connections. Sorry, I do not h...

04-02-2017 11:10 PM

Sad News - Bob Putman aka Grizzman - 11 replies

I have just learned our friend Bob Putman (Grizzman), from Verbena Alabama, passed away this morning. I do not know any details at this time. Grizzman was greatly loved by his family, friends and community. He was a great friend to many on this forum. Please keep his wife, Susan, and family in your thoughts and prayers. We will miss you...

07-20-2014 07:07 PM

Toolbox from Movie - Hand that Rocks the Cradle - 1 reply

I was Chanelsurfing yesterday when I came accross the movie Hand That Rocks The Cradle I caught a glimpse of a really neat tool box, belonging to Solomon in the film. It was a large wooden box with lid and side drawers. It had two large wheals and could me moved like a wheel barrow. I have been trying to find a picture of the toolbox on li...

03-08-2014 11:44 PM

Any Lumber Jocks in Spain? - 3 replies

I will be traveling in Spain later this month with a group of high schoolers and parents. Wonder if there might be any LJ members near any of the areas we travel. Maybe we could meet for coffee and a little international chat. One of the places we will be visiting is an olive farm. I am hoping to score a little wood to ship back to my sh...

01-20-2014 12:48 AM

Wood ID Help & Small Gloat - 12 replies

Spotted this piece in my brother in-law’s firewood pile. Threw it in my trunk and brought it home Inside is some nice looking spalting. I am hoping someone can help identify this wood from the bark. Thank you.

06-01-2013 04:43 PM

Question for the braintrust - Nails - 6 replies

I bought the contents of a shop cabinet this morning, at a tag sale. What is the application of these nails? I have at least these four sizes. Thank you.

01-13-2013 09:50 PM

Any Guesses? - 6 replies

Any guesses what this is? Start the guesses. Then watch for my next “Tool Picking” blog for more pictures and the story of this jig. Thanks for looking.

12-04-2012 12:39 AM

Tool box plan ideas - 1 reply

I would like to build a bench top tool box to hold my turning accessories (caliper, lathe centers, chucks, etc.). I want something small that can sit on top of the cabinet is use for my turning tools. I want to build something function, but that can also be an heirloom piece for my kids. Anyone have any nice plans, ideas or links you can sh...

06-25-2012 11:07 AM

I need some project help. - 7 replies

I am working on a project that includes Walnut, Maple and Padauk glued tightly together. There is a lot of router work and sanding involved. The routing has deposited some of the Padauk and Walnut dust in the grain of the Maple. How can I life the colored dust out of the Maple, so the Maples true features show? Also, what do I need to ...

06-11-2012 03:25 PM

V-Drum Sander -- Plans Available??? - 3 replies

I would like to build a V-Drum Sander for my shop. I have seen a few on LJ that I really like. Where can I find plans for making the sander? Thank you.

05-05-2012 01:44 PM

Hand saw help?!?!? - 3 replies

I bought a Disston sway back saw this morning. I think it is a D-8. The etching is difficult to read. Is there a good way to enhance the etching? The blade fairly clean, with minimal rust. I know, pics would help. I haven’t got the camera out yet. Thanks in advance. Tim

05-01-2012 10:55 AM

May must be Mallet Month - 2 replies

Of the woodworking related magazines that I receive, the this past week have seemed to have a common theme. Last week, I received WOODCRAFT Magazine and WOODTURNING DESIGN. The April/May issue of WOODCRAFT, p. 55, is an article titled: “Shop-Made Mallets, A Trio of Tappers for Your Tool Chest.” It contains plans / designs fo...

04-28-2012 06:56 PM

$5 Yard Sale Find - Did I do good? - 4 replies

I found this Disston D-23 saw, this morning, at a yard sale for $5. Some of you that are more familiar with saws than I am, please tell me if I made a good purchase. The pictures are just as i brought the saw home. There is some light ruse and what looks like paint splatters on the blade. The handle could use some oil. The blade is sharp, w...

04-18-2012 11:06 AM

Seeking opinions for natural edged table - 10 replies

I have some walnut that I plan to make a small, natural-edged table for my den. Like many walnut planks, this piece has a few knots it it. These knots have cracked, revealing an opening, which in many cases goes all the way through the plank. I am seeking opinions from more experienced woodworkers (and anyone else who wishes to join in). ...

03-02-2012 11:57 AM

Atlanta Woodworking Show - 3 replies

Any LJ’s attending the Woodworking Show in Atlanta (March 9-11)? If I can swing my work schedule, I plan to be there Friday and Saturday. Checking to see if there may be an opportunity to meet some of you in person. Thanks, Tim

02-25-2012 02:06 PM

Mini Gloat - Estate Sale Finds - 1 reply

When it comes to hand tools, it is really hard to beat old tools. These are a few of the tools I have added to my collection recently. These are on my refurbish/rebuild list (as soon as I get cought up on customer orders). If anyone can tell me anything about that Disston saw, please do. Saws are a new adventure for me. I picked up ...

01-25-2012 06:25 AM

Closed - Ohio Tool Co. planes - 2 replies

Thank you for your interest in these planes. I have had a couple people interested in purchasing one or more of them. However, I have had more contacts suggesting I reconsider cleaning these up and putting them to use. Enough so, that I am serously thinking about it. I will follow through on the conversations started with people interest...

12-22-2011 01:48 PM

Ever made a router lift from a plunge router base? - 2 replies

I have an extra Porter Cable 6931 plunge base. I plan to mount it in one of my router tables. I would love to be able to convert this base to a router lift. It looks like it would be possible to convert, but I am not sure of the best way to approach it. I would really appreciate some helpful guidance. Has anyone ever converted a 6931 base...

07-11-2011 12:34 PM

Looking for Flag Case plans - 7 replies

I recently received a request from a childhood friend/neighbor to build a flag case for his Dad. His Dad was a WWII veteran and recently passed away at the age of 85. I have never built a flag case. Honestly, I do not even know the appropriate dimensions. Can someone point me to a good source for flag case plans? Thank you for your he...

06-11-2011 04:00 AM

Walnut help - Something new for me - 8 replies

Mostly I make small items, like boxes and pens. Then I try to maximize and highlght the color variations in Walnut. I recently started making a walnut coffee table. The color variations are nice, but the will likely highlight the joints in my table top. I plan on using a tung oil and paste wax finish. How can I better camoflage my joint...

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