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10-17-2018 04:18 PM

Old lathe - 1 reply

As far as I have been able to find out, this was made roughly 1885 to 1920”s. It’s in remarkably good condition, everything is free and loose, moves as it should, bearings don’t feel sloppy although I haven’t taken anything apart yet. I sprayed some carburetor cleaner onto the badge and the paint washed away. ...

10-06-2018 03:59 PM

Lathe ID help - 1 reply

Yard sale find. The owner was a jeweler. This sat for unused for many years. Lots of cast iron, very heavy. Complete with motor,4 jaw chuck, small faceplate,some kind of dog, and a tapered spindle that mounts between centers.1 speed only drive. Drive pulleys and rubber flat belt. Motor has wires hanging out, untested. I remember watching R...

09-28-2018 09:01 PM

I give up, what is it? - 5 replies

Yard sale find. Owner has no idea. I guessed a sewing tool, she said her mother did sewing Possibly musical instrument. It has a drilled key like a tuning peg, and a thru hole from top to bottom about the 11 and 1/2” mark. It might cut cheese with a wire. Hardwood, hand carved. Asian? Native American? Scandinavian? African? ...

08-29-2018 02:43 PM

Router table insert rings - 2 replies

I made some rings to fit my router table plate. Freud discontinued their router tables after I bought it. It’s a great tool, but no support or parts available. Maybe there is somewhere, but I can’t find it. This is what came with the tool, and the plate without the ring. I cut some blanks on a circle cutting jig and cut...

07-17-2018 01:11 AM

Old handscrews - 6 replies

Flea market find last weekend art Burlington, Ky. A pair of Cincinnati Tool Company / Hargrave 710 handscrews, in good working condition. I cleaned them up a little, they were caked with old glue and years of gunk. After cleaning I found the USAAF stamp. United States Army Air Forces.They were in business from June 1941 – September 1947...

06-17-2018 06:12 PM

Unisaw dust collection upgrade - 1 reply

Along with installing the Ark Shark guard, I made a new box for the motor cover. I went from this to this. Dust collection on this has never been better. I caulked the joints on the inside and put felt weatherstripping on the door.I have a short section of 4” flex hose attached to the fitting, and I added ...

06-17-2018 05:35 PM

Incra TS fence push block - 1 reply

Since I installed the Ark Shark guard I want to use it as much as possible. The dust collection is really good, but the guard is in the way when I want to cut thin slices. I made a push block to ride in the fence. It works very well down to 1 and 1/2” wide cuts. Below that and this will hit the guard. I must remove it to cut slices thin...

06-10-2018 03:44 PM

Wedgies - 6 replies

I was looking at the segeasy web page and wondered why wedgies for 8 and 12 segments aren’t available. Or is it somewhere else and I can’t find it? I have a project in mind that would benefit from the wedgie sled, but probably only 8 or 12 segments. I have done this without the wedgies, but am l...

05-19-2018 11:33 PM

Sled for SuperMax 19-38 drum sander - 3 replies

I use this tool on most projects. I wanted to use a piece of walnut that had had a bow in it. This piece is 24” long x 8” wide x 1 and 3/4” thick. Too wide for my jointer. I had been haunting craigslist for some time, looking for Corian. A few weeks back I hit the jackpot. A sign shop was selling off some inventory. I picked...

05-13-2018 07:52 PM

Old Unisaw + new Ark Shark = different way to make ZCI - 2 replies

I recently joined the Ark Shark club. I might write a review, but it wouldn’t be as glowing as most, at least at this point. To be fair, I need to spend more time using it, there is a learning curve. Still, it is a very good product. After installation I needed to make a ZCI. It was trial and error, emphasis on error, but it all worked ...

04-07-2018 06:33 PM

Sears router crafter - 2 replies

Yard sale find today. I know it’s missing a crank handle and a drive fitting. I think I can make something that will work. Model 720-25250 This is the first I’ve seen in person. It turns and the carriage moves when I turn the headstock. Cleaning and lube should get it going good. I’m not sure what if anything else is miss...

03-23-2018 05:01 PM

? for the Lumbergeeks - 5 replies

I want to save an e-mail to a thumb drive. Windows 10. I use gmail. The email contains a link to a video. Mainly I use Google Chrome, but will also use Microsoft Edge. I have tried to drop and drag from the email window to the thumb drive icon window, doesn’t work. Thanks !!

12-14-2017 06:46 PM

Improving dust collection - 2 replies

I have made a few low cost improvements to my DC. The biggest issue has been my tablesaw. I took the motor cover off and the cabinet had a lot of sawdust. Inside the cabinet there is a sheetmetal panel, mounted at a downward angle to move the sawdust into a collector at the bottom. I found that several thin strips and the motor wir...

08-04-2017 02:24 PM

Going down the rabbit hole - 6 replies

I’m working up the nerve to try some end grain cutting boards. Having never done this, I am full of questions, among other things. I have an assortment of American woods, maple, walnut and cherry. All 8/4. Walnut is steamed and kiln dried, maple is air dried, cherry is I don’t know how, but it is dry. I am unsure of the exact spec...

02-05-2017 03:20 PM

Green screen - 5 replies

Does anyone here use a green screen backdrop to photograph your work? I know less than nothing about it, but it has sparked my interest. I did a google search, they are affordable, but that’s as far as I got. I should google more, I bet the software is the deal breaker. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks!!

12-01-2016 01:42 AM

Moving a Unisaw downstairs - 8 replies

I have a 1989 Unisaw, 34-802, that I want to move to the basement. I’m getting a used 8” x 27” cast iron extension that will match the one I have. I have the manpower and a hand truck. I plan on taking off the top, and hopefully leaving the rest as is. Is that all? I barely remember, from another post somewhere, about shims und...

07-10-2016 11:23 PM

What time zone? - 4 replies

Is lumberjocks in? I guess it depends. I got it figured out, but still don’t understand it. The newest project as I write this has it posted at 10:56 PM on the projects page, look at the project and it says posted at 6:56 PM.

06-27-2016 03:23 PM

Interesting video - 0 replies

Local PBS station has some interesting stuff. This show has people powered woodworking, and a blind woodturner.

11-11-2015 04:33 PM

1 more what do you think this tool is, but I do know the answer. - 4 replies

I’ve had it a few years, yard sale or flea market find. I thought it was something else. The company was bought out in 1932. What do you think it is?

09-16-2015 12:26 PM

The Tonight Show - 4 replies

Last night I turned on the tv, and this show was on. I wasn’t paying attention to the show. The set behind his desk is many of New York City’s famous buildings, made from wood. Check it out:

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