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Tool Parts ID - State Auction Items


April 18, 2019, 1:28 pm

Among the jointer Lot were some extra pieces of equipment. Jeff at Northf ield couldn't ID one knob with a broken casting. There is an assortment of similar items, the main one looks like a fence... Read more »

Opinions for Wheel Barrow Handles


April 17, 2019, 10:34 am

Have two 5-6 cu ft wheel barrows, each with a broken handle. I don't have appropriate hickory, but do have several 5 X 5 X 10' rough cut ash. Would ash be reasonably strong/durable for making han... Read more »

Shipping Options For Fireplace Mantle


April 13, 2019, 1:09 pm

My son wants me to build him a fireplace mantle. The two-pillar, top-shelf style. Basically, three long 3-sided boxes which he would assembly and trim out. The thing is, he lives 2500 miles from m... Read more »

Band saws


April 12, 2019, 3:57 pm

I have an older bench top Sears band saw. I use it for quick cuts. I don't use it often. Since it sit unused for several weeks at a time, should the tension on the blade be removed for these ... Read more »

Ping Leon


April 12, 2019, 1:33 pm

Know any woodworkers that might be interested in these tools, I think near you - 17105 Groschke Rd, Houston. Note, they were in the Hurricane Harvey flood. https://www.irsauctions.com/lots/?pg=det... Read more »

Northfield jointer nearby?

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April 8, 2019, 4:16 pm

State Surplus Auction has, what looks like, a 16 Northfield jointer availa ble. A few issues are evident. Auction pic, page 139. https://www.doa.la.gov/lpaa/auction/Inside%20Picture s%20April%... Read more »

Goodwill tool score

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April 4, 2019, 7:21 pm

Not always the greatest of deals (witness my Gloat on a Craftsman Circular Saw which is missing the no longer made flange to hold the blade in place.), but this one is working out. Five speed be... Read more »

Ne Project


April 4, 2019, 5:24 pm

I'm trying to get back into some woodworking. Since the great flood in August of 2019 my potential customers have been replacing damaged furniture with insurance money and I don't build to disco... Read more »

How should I make this curve?


April 2, 2019, 2:36 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gdguarino/46549143805/in/photostream/ It will be 34.5 long, with a 32 radius according to Sketchup. I imagine s ome of you might do it with a band saw and a spindle sa... Read more »

Lee Valley's AFD "Pause" now Permanent?


April 1, 2019, 9:03 pm

No new AFD tool again this year. Rob Lee, 1yr ago: Read more »

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Northfield jointer nearby?

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State Surplus Auction has, what looks like, a 16 Northfield jointer availa ble. A few issues are evident. Auction pic, page 139. https://www.doa.la.gov/lpaa/auction/Inside%20Picture s%20April%... Read more »

Dust Boy dust collectors

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Hi Any of ya own one of these. Like it dislike it?. Does the majority of material wind up in the can? Joe Read more »

cologne stuck like glue

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hey anybody out there, i have a bottle of mens cologne on my wood dresser that is stuck like glue. i don't know what happen. some years ago, i belive it fell to it's side and there must have been som... Read more »

Hitachi C10FL Vs. Rigid TS3650

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I'm looking at both of these saws. I like the Rigid a lot and has settled on it until I saw the Hitachi at Loews. I like the idea of a 3 HP motor. But I like the cast iron wings and lift system on... Read more »

6 inch WYE with blast gate

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I saw a web site that had 6 and 4 inche WYES with blast gates and I recall these were under $50.00. I searched in vain and wondered if anyone might recall who sells thees WYES? Keith Read more »

Roo Clear vs. Tightbond Melamine

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Any comments ? Got to do some melamine cabinets for my garage and thought this would be a good time to experiment with butt joints and confirmats. I know a lot of folks just do this without glue,... Read more »

wood dust, MDF, silica, sinuses and ill health among woodworkers

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Having read the many posts on here from woodworkers, albeit recreational ones, regarding the ill health effects they suffer from using MDF, wood composite boards (WBC=92s) and wood dust it=92s toxins... Read more »

Anyone know what happened to Veritas Sliding Square at Lee Valley?

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Single most useful marking tool in my shop, and I turned a friend on to it, only to find that it's not in the most recent catalog, and the web site says No Longer Available. Anyone know what gives? Read more »

Sawstop and dado

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Leon, How big a dado stack can you get on the Sawstop? Would it be the same as the Professional? I am putting a 3/4 dado on my Delta contractor... and was reminded of the problem, I use my sta... Read more »

Bosch 1584 JIgsaw Overheating

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Recently purchased a Bosch 1584 barrel grip jigsaw and was disappointed to find that the metal front end gets extremely hot after only 5-10 minutes of light duty use. Exchanged the unit but the sec... Read more »

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