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    Frederick Skelly

    How can Keith fund SMC in the future?

    Thread Starter: Frederick Skelly

    I'm doing this in the open to get opinions from Members and Contributors. Ad revenue is down due to ad blocking software and it takes money to operate this site. As I understand it, in a year or so, something will need to change to keep the site open, unless he sells to a big company. Please...

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    Van Huskey

    Lets talk bandsaw blades!

    Thread Starter: Van Huskey

    First, let me say I do not claim to be a bandsaw blade expert but I am planning to share the conventional wisdom and personal experience I have gleened over the years. Feel free to point out where your experience or understanding of conventional wisdom differs from mine. Cliff's Notes at the...

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    David Ragan

    Saw files

    Thread Starter: David Ragan

    Have some expected to be excellent Disston saws from Pete Taran and Mike Allen. Both guys above have been great--now I need time. Have some BORG saws to practice saw sharpening What brand of files do you all get? Does it make a difference?

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    John Hart

    I Wanna Build Something

    Thread Starter: John Hart

    As many of you know, I just bought my dream home and we're in the middle of making it a fantasy homestead. One of the things I got with this place is a 22 Horsepower diesel engine that is located in the woodshop. (The Amish gentleman who was the previous owner used it to power all his woodworking...

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    Julie Moriarty

    Justifying A Major Tool Purchase

    Thread Starter: Julie Moriarty

    Doing my best to keep the "I WANT IT!" out of this debate, here's the facts: I've been able to deal with not having a power jointer and using a benchtop planer because the supplier back in Chicago did mill work and the wood in stock was planed. Since moving to Florida, that's changed. ...

    Last Post By: Dan Friedrichs Today, 4:05 PM Go to last post
    Greg Parrish

    Combo jointer / planer question

    Thread Starter: Greg Parrish

    First question, would anyone regret going from a dewalt 13” with shelix head and 6” powermatic 54a with shelix head to a 12” combo unit with straight knives? Second question, How do the pack compare? What is the best machine for the price now? Looks like the jet units cost as much as the...

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    Dan Friedrichs

    Justifying A Major Tool Purchase

    I agree with Rod - the extension tables are so rarely useful as to be unnecessary. And I suspect you're paying full retail price for them whether you

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    Greg Parrish

    Free Tools...

    Its probably a left handed pencil, which will prompt folks to want a matching right hand model.

    very nice of of you to do this. Hope the

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    steven c newman

    Help me identify this hand saw

    Disston IMP saw, made for use by a railroad line in the area ( New Haven RR?) for the RR's Maintenance of Way crew.

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    Mark Bolton

    Nomad 883

    Congratulations... It gets easier quickly but as you say its always a ton to get your head round. I find myself often thinking about smaller machines

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    Jim Colombo

    What to look for in used hand plalnes

    I'm out to get my first hand plane but I would like some advise on what I should be looking for in used hand planes. Basically I was wondering if there

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    Jim Koepke

    Witherby no. 110 block plane

    That is a product with the Witherby name and likely nothing to do with the T H Witherby legacy, at least to my knowledge.

    It may be someone who had rights to use the name. It may be the trade mark...

    Jim Koepke 08-13-2018 2:06 AM