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11-24-2014 11:27 PM

A little tool gloat! - 10 replies

I found this little gem on craigslist today for a whopping 65 bucks! It’s a Buffalo Forge 612 post drill press. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I’m looking forward to it!

11-11-2014 12:34 AM

Any One Need Mahogany? - 0 replies

I stumbled across this post on craigslist, and I haven’t seen Mahogany this wide before in the wild. Seems like it might be a decent deal for some folks. Even at 10 bucks a board foot, it might be just what some folks are looking for.

11-27-2013 10:19 PM

Poplar or Sycamore? Wood ID Help - 19 replies

I bought quite a few reclaimed 4×4 hardwood posts a while back for my workbench build. Because they were rough sawn and a little weathered they all looked pretty stinking similar, so I just picked out the straightest ones I could find with the least amount of checks and splits. Once I started getting them cleaned up, I found that I have qui...

11-22-2013 10:09 PM

Saw Files from the Big Box Stores? - 9 replies

I picked up an old Harvey W. Peace big rip saw yesterday at the flea market and want to start putting this thing to use. I have watched Paul Seller’s video on saw sharpening and I need to get some saw files, however I would prefer to purchase something locally instead of ordering online. So my question is, are there options for files at th...

11-07-2013 08:50 PM

If only I had the extra cash! PM66 - 7 replies

I just found a Powermatic PM 66 for sale on CL for $400! However, I am a little strapped. If anyone needs a new table saw in Arkansas, here’s your chance!

10-23-2013 09:35 PM

Work Bench Conundrum - 16 replies

I have finally started in on my work bench build, and decided to go the cheap route and use construction grade “whitewood” aka SPF (Spruce, Pine, Fir) for the build. I have ripped the rounded edges off, laminated the first portion for the top, which comes out to about sixteen inches wide, and doesn’t include some extra width pl...

09-14-2013 06:01 PM

Using Real Copper with Cracks and Voids? - 9 replies

I seem to remember a project or two where Copper was used to fill voids and then epoxied in. It looked like the copper had actually been melted or turned into a nugget that would conform to the sape of the void, but I can’t say for sure. Does anyone know how this is done? I would like to try it in a couple table tops that I’m working...

09-03-2013 10:26 PM

Where should I go in Dallas? - 4 replies

I actually have no idea if this is in the correct forum, so feel free to move it if necessary. I’m going to be heading to Texas later this week and will be in Dallas for a day or two before heading to Waco for a Baylor game. Sic’ em Bears! However, while I am in Dallas, where should I go to check out some new tools? I have already de...

08-05-2013 04:31 PM

Opinions on the Grizzly Portable Planer G0505 - 6 replies

Do any of you guys have the Grizz lunch box planer? It’s right in my price range and I haven’t seen much about them. Love to hear some suggestions. I have a birthday coming up and I’m trying my damndest to drop hints to my girlfriend.

08-03-2013 08:35 PM

Rockwell 14" Band Saw Opinions - 7 replies

There’s a retired gentleman who lives not far from me listing a 14” Rockwell bandsaw, drill press and lathe. $600 for all three or 250 each. The one that I’m really interested in is the band saw but I don’t know a whole lot about this particular saw. Do y’all think it’s worth the 250? I’d probably just b...

07-16-2013 03:01 PM

Decent Deal on Pecan? - 8 replies

There’s a guy about an hour from where I live selling 1700 board feet of Pecan that’s air dried for about 10 years for a dollar a board foot. However he isn’t very keen on selling it in smaller quantities. I told him I’d be willing to take about 200 board feet, but don’t have enough room to store more than that. Do ...

07-11-2013 11:54 PM

Giant Oak Burl - 2 replies

I saw this post while perusing craigslist today. I’m not associated with this listing, but I’d sure love to slice up this burl. Maybe one of the fellow Jocks can use it.

07-07-2013 02:36 AM

DeWalt DW733 Thoughts - 26 replies

I have the opportunity to pick up a DeWalt DW 733, which I have read good things about, but they were all old reviews. The asking price is $200 and it comes with all of the accessories and is lightly used. Used planers are few and far between in my area and it’s between this and a used craftsman 12 1/2” for $175. What are your though...

06-22-2013 11:48 PM

Greater Resaw Capacity? - 3 replies

I found an older Ridgid 14” bandsaw for pretty cheap the other day, but the Resaw capacity is only 6 inches. What I am trying to figure out is if it is possible to modify a band saw to increase the saws ability to resaw wider stock. I’m pretty much a band saw novice so any info is appreciated. Thanks, Richard

06-13-2013 03:25 PM

Dayton Drill Press - 10 replies

I found this Dayton drill press on craigslist and don’t know much about it. It’s only a hundred bucks. What do you guys think?

06-07-2013 10:25 PM

FAS 4/4 Kiln Dried Hickory, Good Deal? - 9 replies

There’s a guy near me selling about 900 board feet of 4/4 FAS Hickory for $1.80 a board foot. I have noticed that it seems not that many people on here use hickory, especially for furniture, and I am wondering why. Also, does this sound like a pretty good deal on hickory lumber? Thanks, Richard

06-05-2013 09:50 PM

New Jointer Problem - 5 replies

I bought a new Buffalo 6” long bed jointer a couple of weeks ago and after I got it home I got it set up preliminarily and ran a piece of scrap through just to make sure everything was working alright. Well last night I was getting it set up and making sure the in-feed and out-feed tables were co-planer, and that the fence was true and squ...

06-03-2013 04:18 PM

Sinker Heart Pine and Some Hardwoods - 20 replies

There’s a guy near me listing sinker heart pine from the 1800s and he also has some sinkers that he believes to be either hickory and/or walnut. He’s willing to mill it for 1.50 a board foot. What I’m trying to fugue out is if there are some things that I need to look out for before buying. Anyone have experience with sinker ha...

05-09-2013 02:31 PM

JET 6" Jointer - 11 replies

The lack of decent used Jointers in my area has started making me a little desperate. So I’m interested in this JET JJ-6CS, but the guy is asking 600, which seems really pricey. What would you offer on this jointer?

04-25-2013 12:24 AM

Jet 10" Benchtop Jointer Planer - 5 replies

After continuously searching craigslist for a decent jointer and planer I think I am leaning towards buying one new. I really like the idea of the Jet JJP-10BTOS 10” Benchtop Jointer Planer, but don’t know a whole lot about it. Does anyone own on of these or have you heard much about them? Thanks for any info you might have.

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