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05-13-2021 08:54 PM

Workshop Liquidation! - 4 replies

Greetings All! Peace out!

11-05-2016 11:28 PM

Spalted Apple? - 7 replies

Hey All, A few months ago, I picked up a bunch of applewood, cut in firewood length. I got to use in my smoker. I decided I wanted to cut up a couple of pieces and see what it looks like. I have a small dovetail saw that I want to put a new handle on and figured this would be perfect wood for that. So I fashioned a sled to mill the wood o...

01-02-2016 12:32 AM

Record T-5 Shoot Board Plane - *SOLD* - 4 replies

Hi All! So it has come time to part with my Record T-5. I replaced it a while ago and it is just sitting gathering dust. I figure someone can use this plane and put it to work. I placed it on eBay, but figured I will offer it to someone on here. But I am making the deal for this different on here. See, I am looking for a couple of item...

12-15-2015 09:15 PM

Lathe Height - 12 replies

Hi All, Well, I finally broke down and bought a power lathe (Craftsman). As averse as I am to power tools, I have a need for some turned items and figured I would just pony up and buy one as building a spring pole or other non-powered lathe would be too far off in the future to suit my immediate needs. I am going to build a stand for the ...

03-02-2013 08:22 PM

Stanley/Bailey #6 For Sale (SOLD) - 11 replies

Hey All, I have a Stanley #6 for sale. This is a duplicate plane for me, so no sense in having it hang around and gathering dust. Hopefully someone out there can use this and put it to work. The plane was in pretty decent shape when I got it. It had no major rust at all; light surface rust in spots and that’s it. You can see it in t...

01-26-2013 03:50 PM

Ulmia Bench Top Band Saw (SOLD) - 4 replies

Hi All, I am finally parting with my bench top band saw. It took me awhile to decide to do this. I am just not using it enough to warrant the space it occupies in my small shop. I have it posted on CL, the link is here: As you can see in the ad, I live in Western, MA. This is for pi...

01-21-2013 04:54 PM

Hand Saw Sharpening Demystified (for me at least!) - 16 replies

Hi All, so after a crushing Patriots loss and a bad first foray into commenting on a non-woodworking topic, I needed to unwind and work in my favorite de-stressing lab; my shop. I tried, for the first time, sharpening a saw last week after 12strings and Don motivated me to do so. I sharpened an old rip saw I had to see if I could do it. It ...

01-17-2013 11:44 PM

Very Reasonably Priced Lumber - 10 replies

Hi All, I just purchased some rough lumber at a very nice price in Western Massachusetts and thought I would let others know. This guy has an awful lot of lumber and really just wants it moved out of his barn. Of note are some very nice thick boards of hickory and red and white oak which would make excellent bench tops. He has a lot of other ...

12-30-2012 11:03 PM

Best Source for Custom Made Bandsaw Blades - 8 replies

Hi All, well one of my two power tools, an Ulmia bench top bandsaw broke a blade two days ago. I have one more left that I am using right now. As I broke two of the original replacements I got a couple years ago (in Germany), I worry that this blade is as fragile as the other two, so I want to get a couple more. My question is, who makes cu...

12-04-2012 11:13 PM

Ulmia Planes For Sale - 5 replies

Hi All, I have two Ulmia planes I am selling on Ebay. I no longer use these and am trying to cut down on tools I just do not use. So these two are first offerings. I will sell these to anyone on LJs for $10 less than the buy it now price. Here are the links to the pages and a couple of pics.

12-01-2012 11:52 PM

Looking for some plane blades - 0 replies

Hi All, I am looking for some plane blades for my #s 3, 4 1/2, and 5 Stanley Bailey types. If anyone has any Hock, Veritas, LN or other aftermarket blades they would like to part with, I am interested in purchasing or trading for them. I have a lot of extra old planes, lots of stuff. If you want to give those blades a home where they will be ...

12-28-2011 03:23 AM

Waxing the soles of your planes - 20 replies

I read in another post about applying wax to the bottom of a plane’s sole to help it work better. I’ve read in a couple of books where it was suggested to use some type of wax on the bottom of a plane’s sole to make it work easier. Plane manufacturers made corrugated soles to make them work easier. Yet every reference I read...

12-04-2011 04:17 AM

Router Package Special!!! +++SOLD+++ - 4 replies

Hey All, Thanks for everyone’s inquiries, I sold the complete package today on Ebay for a final price of $475. I am posting this info to give anyone who is contemplating buying or selling something similar what a good market price is. I am getting rid of my next power tool; one that I do not use. I bought this setup new just over t...

11-17-2011 02:12 AM

jonnytranscend: Caution, he is a Scammer! - 132 replies

This guy played me for $35.00, claimed the Post Office “lost the item”. Now it seems there are others having the same type of problems. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS CLOWN!!!!

11-16-2011 02:51 AM

Plane Tote and Knob Gloat and Plug - 6 replies

Hello All, I just restored an old Stanley Bedrock 4 1/2 and wanted to put a better set of handles on it than the rosewood ones that came with it. I searched the net and found Greg Droz’s site. I bought a closeout set (tote and knob) done in cocobolo for about $42 shipped. And they are beautiful!!! Look at the improvement in the look...

10-12-2011 01:30 AM

Dimensioning Rough Lumber - 27 replies

Hi All, I am writing this entry to see if any of you are dimensioning rough lumber with only hand tools. After getting my bench setup to my liking, I decided to give it a workout. The best way I could think of was to dimension some rough lumber as it is quite a workout – for both the bench and me! So I went to my local lumber yard an...

02-15-2011 02:25 AM

Dust Collection Question - 2 replies

Hello Fellow LJs! So I am setting up my shop in the basement of our new home in the US and came across a problem I hope some of you have had to deal with in the past. As I am primarily a handtool worker, I have a limited amount of power tools. While looking for our house, I picked up an old (circa 1955) Craftsman tablesaw. I got a heck of ...

02-02-2011 12:12 AM

WorkSharp 3000 Arrives!!! - 5 replies

Hello LJs!!! I received my WorkSharp 3000 from Home Depot today, the one for 60 something dollars. I am reading through the owner’s manual and I am looking for some input from fellow LJers who have experience using this machine. What tips and techniques do you recommend that may not be included in the owner’s manual? Anything t...

01-18-2011 03:38 AM

Question on a Power Tool - 9 replies

Hi Everyone! I picked up an old Craftsman lathe. Not sure what model, but it is pretty old. Anyway, it has an externally mounted motor and it is operated by an on/off switch. The motor is connected to the headstock piece with a v-belt. The motor and the headstock both have 4 different sized pulleys for changing speeds on the lathe. I rea...

11-06-2010 02:50 PM

Media Influencers - 6 replies

Hi Fellow LJs!!! Well, I am taking a hiaitus from woodworking at the moment because I have been reassigned back to the USA. So while all of my stuff works it way across the pond, I cannot do anything (except some learnin’!) Ok, so I got caught up with some podcasts that I watch on woodworking and I saw one the other day that bothere...

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