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10-21-2016 01:16 PM

Have not been here for a long, long time. - 12 replies

For a multitude of reasons I’ve not been here for several years. It’s good to see that many of the old-timers are still here imparting their wisdom and witticisms. I hope to continue to check in from time to time. It’s good to be back.

11-02-2011 08:46 PM

Tool Porn Cornucopia - 9 replies

I just stumbled upon a tool porn cornucopia. This site: has a plethora of downloadable pdf files of old tool catalogs. These are just a few of what is available.

10-18-2011 08:03 PM

Tormek or clone - 40 replies

I have come to the conclusion that I need a slow speed, wet sharpening system. Everyone that I have talked to that has a tormek has praised them as the ultimate sharpener but they have universally stated that they believe that they are over priced. If they are truely overpriced, there should be room in the market place for a more reasonably pr...

10-15-2011 09:55 PM

Spartans humiliate Wolverines - 2 replies

MSU 28—- Michigan 14 Go State!!!

07-30-2011 03:31 PM

Powermatic 14 in. bandsaw contest. - 7 replies

Just ran accross this: Good luck! Maybe an LJ can win this too.

05-26-2011 02:47 PM

Scrollsawers, need a quick answer please. - 3 replies

Can anyone who has one of these tell me, is this a decent saw?

05-15-2011 09:34 PM

Grizzmans aniversary post has inspired me! - 8 replies

Grizzmans poem has brought out the latent poet (and if you believe that I am a poet…......) in me. Here’s to you, all you LJsThough a poet I am notA few rhymes in your praiseI’ll try to concoct Here’s to you Mr GrizzmanFifty projects in two yearsIn the same period of timeI’ve …..ah…. drank fifty be...

05-08-2011 05:11 AM

Top Contender - 5 replies

This morning, during the pursuit of my never ending Lust for Rust I ran accross what has got to be one of the top contenders for the title of Worlds Best Garage Sale Sign. Alas, there was no Rust.

05-03-2011 08:52 PM

Deer live in the WOODs, right? - 22 replies

The only wood relationship that I can find for this story is that deer do live in the woods but this supposedly true story is so darn funny (I was ROTFLMAO and spewing coffee all over my keyboard when I read it) that I just had to share it. Subject: Deer Ropin, or Doh! A Deer!> > Why we shoot deer in the wild > (A letter from someone who want...

04-15-2011 02:46 AM

I need an opinion - 14 replies

I need an opinion on which palm trim route is the best value, i.e., cost verses performance/function.

03-29-2011 07:28 PM

A question for the hand plane restorers and a small gloat. - 4 replies

I just aquired a nearly complete Stanley # 45 combination plane. I want to soak the metal parts in evaporust but there is no way to remove the wooden part of the tote. Am I going to regret soaking it wood and all?

03-24-2011 02:39 PM

A quesion for you sketchup gurus. - 9 replies

Way back in he dark ages when we still used pen and ink on vellum to create mechanical drawings I took a drafting class in high school so I can draw and read 2D plans after a fashion. I have used a 2D cad program in the past with some degree of success. I just downloaded skrtchup and have started going through the tutorials but before I get to...

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