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05-04-2016 04:03 PM

I need help in Kansas - 3 replies

My granddaughter and her husband are in the Coast Guard and are being reassigned to Topeka Ks. She is having a really hard time finding housing and I am hoping that one of you guys that live there might be able to help with her search for a house. The military does not own any property in Topeka ,so it has to be private housing. She also has 2 o...

01-15-2016 06:05 PM

Woodworking show - 1 reply

For the people that are in the Houston Harris county area, if anybody is interested The woodworking show is coming to Houston Feb 26-28th at the Pasadena convention center. They changed the date from April to feb. I accidently found this out so I thought I would pass it on. I am honestly surprised that there are no big woodworking industry peopl...

01-10-2016 05:40 PM

# 55 cutters - 12 replies

I have a mostly complete #2 box of #55 cutters and I have absolutely no plans of ever buying a 55. I got them with another item I purchased on eBay so I have no idea what they are worth. If you pay for shipping you can have them. Get back to me and I will make arrangements to ship them to you. The shipping would be about $15.00 (I’m guessi...

07-16-2015 08:08 PM

2 speed breast drill - 7 replies

A few weeks ago I bought a 2 speed breast drill, at a flea market, that I have no idea who made. I finally got mostly finished with my version of a dutch tool chest and have room to work on my bench again. I have pretty much got it to a usable state (new roll pins, spacers, a little grease) It has a 3 part jaw that appears to have had really sma...

07-02-2015 06:16 PM

Help make a seletion - 12 replies

I am going to buy a new dovetail saw. I have it narrowed down to the one by Rob Cosman- $249.00Bad Axe – $225.00 or the 3 saw set from Veritas – $219.00. This almost sounds like a no brainer to me butwhat do I know???? I like the aesthetic pleasure of the bad axe saws but they don’t seem to be a whole lot better than Veritas. A...

03-11-2015 11:09 PM

Cricket maybe you can explain - 11 replies

Recently ,maybe the last 2 or 3 weeks when I log on to LJ my browser loads the site 5 times simultaneously. I found this because when I use my back button ,when I just logged on, with a cleaned history folder, I find 5 new LJ addresses( all the same) in the history. I am totally baffled. I have even deleted my history while browsing an it still...

01-22-2015 09:10 PM

Buying wood for projects and other stupid stuff - 2 replies

So, yesterday before it started raining , I went to a wood dealer and bought some wood for up coming projects. I got some Ash, Walnut, Cherry and white oak. I see now why so many projects are made from cherry instead of walnut. By golly it’s not cheap or at least not here. I bought a CAD print / plan for an old handsaw sharpening vise from...

01-18-2015 05:53 PM

Old back saw - 6 replies

Does anyone here have any experience with removing split nuts from an old saw? I have a 24” back saw I bought for cutting tenons that I am going to restore and resharpen but I have never tried to remove a split nut from a saw handle before and I don’t want to ruin the thing before I get a chance to use it. Anybody have any ideas, I...

12-13-2014 01:40 AM

Fluted legs( not my wife) - 2 replies

By request ,I am building a table for my niece similar to the one I built for my wife. Here’s the rub, She wants it for a serving or occasional table. I figured it needed sturdy legs because of her children and just for stability . She wanted it made from Popular, but I can’t get a 12/4 polar. I glued up 4 – 1×3 parts for ...

11-10-2014 04:02 PM

Hand drill - 1 reply

I have a Goodell-Pratt No 188A Push Drill , That I have finally broken the last bit I had. Does anybody know where I can get some new or gently used bits, I have checked EBay and they want more than they are worth. I have had this drill for a lot of years and I don’t consider it a antique tool, just a tool and I would like to use it, not m...

04-26-2014 01:09 AM

Aromatic red cedar - 8 replies

I don’t know if it just me or is ARC really difficult to plane correctly? I am making a cedar chest for my wife and the top is 2×4 feet , a glueup panel of 5 different pieces. There is a few thousands difference in thickness and I have been trying to make them all level. There is the problem. I have a very well sharpen plane , that is...


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