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02-09-2022 02:15 AM

The Woodshed - 2957 replies

Just what the title says. At one time, one was sent to the Woodshed to fetch a switch. Because they broke some sort of rule… Because they “misbehaved” Because they didn’t fit in with a certain group….. So…this will be all about that sort of thing….been blocked? Had a thread you were on shu...

10-13-2021 01:27 PM

Weird site that wants me to verify BEFORE I blog? - 21 replies

Even asks me IF I am “Human”? Been blogging here for almost 11 years? Now I can’t unless I sign up to an “account”? Total BS! I’m ALWAYS logged in to this LJ site….Why should I have to log in to someone else’s site? STOOPID. Tried to post the FIRST blog in over 6 weeks this morning&#...

04-13-2021 03:44 PM

Quilted or Curly? - 10 replies

Picked up a few boards of Ash….although some have a grain pattern like this.. There is also a few boards like this… Not sure what to call this grain…..any ideas?

01-01-2017 03:55 PM

Getting to be a bit much - 17 replies

Really is, Seems Cricket no longer runs this site, but a group of select elitist that gang up on anyone the may have a different view than theirs? Blocked for asking a question? They follow people around, making sure no “transgression” against their group goes unanswered. If you don’t phrase a question in just the ̶...

02-05-2016 07:53 PM

A design challenge? - 10 replies

Well, to me at least. Right now, there sits in the house, a sheet of plywood1/2” ( I measured it to make sure) thick, 72” long, by 48” wide. The sheet can’t stay where it is at. Little big to try to get down to the Dungeon shop, too many right angle turns. Need to come up with a “cut list” of som...

07-05-2015 03:04 PM

First tool kit? - 19 replies

Ok, say you would like to start out making things out of….wood. You haven’t any tools. So.. List a Basic Tool Kit. The idea is that this person starting out needs just a very basic. and affordable set of simple tools. What would YOUR choices be? What would you put in their tool box to just start out building…say a si...

07-01-2015 06:15 PM

Show & Tell: Flattening a glued up panel... - 9 replies

With just a few handplanes. Only electric needed is for the overhead lights… The Panel. Just four pine boards. Resawn from a 4×4, and a little uneven. Clamped down to the bench First plane to see the panel. About 14” long, with a cambered edge to the iron. Somewhere around a 8-9” radius, might have resharpen...

06-21-2015 03:54 AM

A Makita Recipro saw needs help - 9 replies

Ok, spent $10 on a sawzall by Makita at a yard sale awhile back Motor works great! The only thing wrong is the parts that hold the blade in place. Fellow said that a screw was missing I removed the adjustable shoe, and the rubber boot. No blade clamp in site. Ordered the clamp from Makita. Test fit showed a pin sticks out too f...

06-09-2015 03:58 AM

A What-is-it? - 10 replies

Found this little gem in the bottomof a tool box i picked at a yard sale over the weekend. Not all that big, seems to fit a 1/2” nut, or bolt. There is a cat. no. 199-5, a “1/2”, a diamond, and the word IMPERIAL stamped into one side.. This side has “CHICAGO USA” and a patent number. Hard to read, looks li...

01-18-2015 04:28 PM

Wood for a new handle - 12 replies

Have an old 22” long wood bodied Try plane That has a “stump” for a rear hamdle Ugly? Well, it needs to look more like this one Much better? Ok, while on a road trip the other day, saw a cart of Firewood for sale…50 cents a chunk! Thought about it for a bit, turned around and went back. Put five dimes in th...

11-08-2014 07:51 PM

"Moving DaySale" finds - 5 replies

That even said something about “Barn finds” too. Spent a whopping $5 on a decent looking Brace type drill Seems to be in decent enough shape. Got to cleaning it off a bit, found a stamping on the chuck: STANLEY RULE & LEVEL Co.NEW BRITAIN CONN USA Ratchet parts work good. On an arm of the brace was stamped:VICTO...

10-27-2014 07:28 PM

That time of year, again - 10 replies

Time to gear up for a few of these Only, this year it will be a bit different. Bandsaw USED to do these, but it no longer runs. I do have a $10 13” Craftsman scrollsaw, though. New to this game, so, I picked out maybe too rough a cutter of a blade. Going through 3/4” Pine. Just six pieces of scrap Pine. Usually, I w...

09-10-2014 11:16 PM

Old lathe needed a bench to sit on - 1 reply

Instead of the damp concrete floor. Had some metal parts from an old loft bed. And some OSB. Cut some 3×3 posts in half, to make four legs @36” long. Or there abouts, hacksaw wasn’t the greatest way to cut them. Had a pair of brace rods. Added one brace between the two front legs, and the two rear legs. 5/8”...

09-01-2014 12:27 PM

couple of cheap chisels? - 3 replies

Went to a vendor’s row at a local Tractor Fest Took two hours of walking around. Found a pair of chisels that needed a dry place to stay The skinny one was missing a handle, and a loose handle was laying there beside it. Handle did fit the chisel. the wide bodied one was stamped as a Jennings of some sort. It is 1-1/4R...

07-22-2014 08:51 PM

Part of a Rust Hunt haul - 4 replies

Inside a plaid insulated tub was a small package. well there was a lot of small packages in there, but I have no need for the following item: Dremel#16436 Scroll saw blade holder. For a Dremel 1671 Scroll saw. Package of two holders ( upper&lower?) Package has never been opened. Anyone out even hear of a Dremel Scroll Saw? ...

06-20-2014 03:48 PM

Pick of the litter? - 3 replies

Rust Hunt was rather short today, short of funds. Had about $5 to shop with. One stop. Had a lot of beatup tri squares @ $2 each…..pass A cardboard tray full of planes @ $5 each. Stanley #81…...nasty, been left outside too long, might have a decent blade, but that was about it…pass. Spotted amongst the JUNK pl...

06-16-2014 12:42 AM

A true newbie at this - 22 replies

Never have had a scrollsaw. Past weekend, stumbled over one. ASked the price from the person running the Yard sale…...” $10” Ok, gave her the ten spot, and picked up a surpricingly HEAVY scrollsaw. It still had a blade in it, too. Table was brown coloured….from rust. Palm sander and some 22o grit got it c...

06-07-2014 09:54 PM

DRI Industries Work Shops ?? - 1 reply

One of the items in a recent ebay win was a plastic bag full of parts. The premise was simple: Two chunks of the buyers scrap wood snd this “kit” and they could make their own Handscrew clamps. Ok, I’ll just try it out. Had a chunk of 2×4 REd oak. I split the chunk into two 2×2 halves. Laid out the marks ...

06-04-2014 03:06 PM

Wood for a Handscrew clamp - 4 replies

One of the four pieces Iwon last night is a kit to make 12” wood jawed clamp, the ones with two threaded rods running through a set of wooden jaws. A few holes to drill, and install the all-thread rods. Even has the handles ready to install. Now, I happen to have some 6/4 by 4” stock in red oad. would it work for this kit&#...

05-31-2014 06:41 PM

Old School Cordless Drill? - 6 replies

Picked this thing up this morning, costs a whopping$1.50 Has a set of numbers on it, “8012” and a name stamped on it. SAMSON from the looks of it. Appears to be a ratcheting type Just interested in who “SAMSON” was. Might start to use this for a few holes Thr drill bit I’ve had for a long while, I th...

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