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  1. Stanley planes and parts

    by , 12-18-2009 at 1:50 PM (Vintage tool parts for swap or for sale)
    I have a Stanley #8 Jointer plane. The plane iron is a "Sweetheart Canada" model.

    It is quite unusual. First, it is painted with the John Deere Yellow (tote and knob and lever cap) and green (bed). Also, it is stamped "imperfect on the side.

    Does anybody know of similar planes. I did a google search and found a John Deere emblazoned block plane for sale on eBay. I found nothing else.

    This is only a guess; Could this have been an old marketing ...
  2. Powermatic 66

    Hello everyone,
    My question is: Is powermatic still making the powermatic 66 tablesaw?

    I am new to blogging and getting to know other folks that like to work with wood. Give me time to get used to the site and make some friends. I build Windsor Chairs as a hobby among other things and the 18th century is a time I like to study.
  3. Having recently lost my mother...

    by , 10-16-2009 at 11:13 PM (Building a 4 Spindle/3 Axis CNC Machine Router)
    For all woodworkers, the day comes that you are asked to make something that you have either never made before, or, the thought of making it sends chills up your spine.

    My day and my never made before project came about a month after my mother passed away.

    A former employee came to our shop and asked us if we could make a cremation urn. His father had passed away the day before and he wanted us to make the urn rather than buying one from somewhere else.

    Updated 10-16-2009 at 11:40 PM by Guy Mathews

  4. A Phone Call to Probotix

    by , 10-02-2009 at 8:09 PM (Building a 4 Spindle/3 Axis CNC Machine Router)
    Over the last few days I was thinking about a statement a fellow made to me in regards to the Smart Motors from Animatics. A company in my area is working with us on some other projects within our company for automating a few processes and they are a reseller for these Smart Motors.

    The comment that got me thinking about other options was in relation to the proprietary aspect of the Smart Motors. If a Smart Motor goes bad, you are forced to deal with them and pay their price. If a ...

    Updated 10-04-2009 at 12:26 PM by Guy Mathews

  5. My First Setback...

    by , 09-26-2009 at 12:07 AM (Building a 4 Spindle/3 Axis CNC Machine Router)
    Well it had to happen. Although, I did not expect it to happen on the first day.

    Let me explain. In my over-ambitious lust for a new project, I ignored the first rule of carpentry. "Measure twice, cut once." While I never got as far as the cutting stage before I realized a potentiel disaster, I will admit, for a couple of hours, I was at a loss on how to solve the dilema that unfolded as I drifted off to sleep.

    In my rush to get the MDF base glued up, I neglected ...

    Updated 09-26-2009 at 12:10 AM by Guy Mathews