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Forum topic by Desert_Woodworker posted 05-23-2017 03:59 AM 736 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-23-2017 03:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw milling

In the 1970’s, I was given this single “wobble” dado washer set, from my step-father. It is post world war2 , when table saw blades were made of steel- carbide came years later. It worked and made dado’s, for my wood projects. I hope to hear from those of all generations.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#1 posted 05-23-2017 04:10 AM

I really doubt if I qualify as “younger woodworker” having been making shavings and sawdust for 65 years or so. I do admit to be quite young when I started making fence post airplanes for the farm yard.
I now have the drawknife that I was forbidden to use and did anyway. I also have the wooden armed bowsaw that I had been allowed to use cutting firewood: at about 7-8 years old.

I estimate age on both to be at a minimum; around the 80 year mark.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-23-2017 12:36 PM

My wife and I spent the last couple years doing garage sales in the summer and reselling on eBay. Not doing it this year, but we would routinely see tools that I used in the late 60’s and 70’s being sold as “antiques”. Things like adjustable Irwin wood bits, Wen squarebody power saws, etc. I don’t consider these things antiques, but it is in the eye of the beholder.
On the other side, there are a LOT of old planes, wrenches, saw blades, etc. from a much older time still on tables of sellers. We did go out last week and do a local Rt. 11 yard sale that is local here in SE Tennessee yearly. I got so tired of looking at tables full of rusty wrenches, hand saws, overpriced low-end planes, gas bottle wrenches, hammers and axes. And the prices are just nuts.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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