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  1. I bought one from Woodcraft, it went on sale 2...

    I bought one from Woodcraft, it went on sale 2 days later. I haven't used it yet but I threw away the box...now that I'm in it for $35 I could try keeping it flat with sandpaper on my granite...
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    Best fun fact: it all started with handguns at...

    Best fun fact: it all started with handguns at the shooting range. I understand these days he's a national class marksman.
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    This is why I gave up my landline 15 years ago. ...

    This is why I gave up my landline 15 years ago. All I got was junk calls; everyone important to me learned to call or text me on my cell. I'm close to finishing my sixth decade and I don't know...
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    Great video! "Hippy machine, he had a bad back,...

    Great video! "Hippy machine, he had a bad back, six more dollars than I had that morning". I found your story inspiring and fascinating..

    I love all the stuff on your desk. Behind your phone...
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    When I look at the BCT designs they remind me of...

    When I look at the BCT designs they remind me of de-constructed recipes. I don't understand the attraction of either. I do like the Veritas design philosophy. It's a little different with a...
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    What's this thing you call, "land line"?

    What's this thing you call, "land line"?
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    Kinda like an expensive watch, keeps time like a...

    Kinda like an expensive watch, keeps time like a $10 quartz and shows the owner has significant means. If ya got it, flaunt it!
  8. Nice work! How did you fix the convex sole? ...

    Nice work! How did you fix the convex sole? Belt Sander?
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    Except if you're heating a critical liquid such...

    Except if you're heating a critical liquid such as baby's milk the inaccuracies of the knob can extend the heating cycle by 10~15% and be uncomfortable for the kid. Comparing a digital readout timer...
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    I just checked my original jaws and they are not...

    I just checked my original jaws and they are not hardened. I don't know if hardened jaws are better but if/when my jaws fail I won't worry about hardening the ones I make to replace the originals.
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    Hack saw/fresh blades, file, drill press and a...

    Hack saw/fresh blades, file, drill press and a couple beers are all I need (and my collection of drill bits).

    For material I've got a bin with steel scraps, I have something in there that would...
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    I bought that exact model of vise brand new back...

    I bought that exact model of vise brand new back in the early 90s iirc. Still have it, it's served me very well. I would make a set of jaws if/when my jaws fail. Even if you get it replaced the new...
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    That Makita router isn't designed for fault...

    That Makita router isn't designed for fault tolerance, it's call FMEA or failure mode effects analysis. We can be grateful those Makita engineers don't work in the appliance or automotive...
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    Thank you for sharing this. I'm sorry for you...

    Thank you for sharing this. I'm sorry for you injury and hope you heal well.
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    I always equip my CPMS and SCMS with a negative...

    I always equip my CPMS and SCMS with a negative hook angle toothed blade. That way I can cut non-ferrous metal along with wood. On my 12" Dewalt SCMS I bought a Dewalt 96T negative hook blade to...
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    I bet that "same guy" was the kid that ran across...

    I bet that "same guy" was the kid that ran across your freshly mowed lawn you could never catch. He's grown up and haunting you!
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    Perhaps this is like a fart in Church but I...

    Perhaps this is like a fart in Church but I really like the chip breakers that accompany Hock and IBC blades. The "extra" thick IBC set matches my post WWII Norris infill set.
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    That capacitor is fine, it's rated for 125VAC...

    That capacitor is fine, it's rated for 125VAC which is what you have now.
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    Bicycle shops too. I buy everything I can from...

    Bicycle shops too. I buy everything I can from my local Woodcraft but I fear it's just a matter of time....
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    I use the hated Harbor Freight grinder stand with...

    I use the hated Harbor Freight grinder stand with a set of their 2" braked casters but I don't think it's stable enough for a wide range of users. I'd built a sturdy, stable base cabinet with...
  21. 10 minutes would be increadibly fast for the v...

    10 minutes would be increadibly fast for the v belt. Replacing the gilmer/poly v belt requires pulling the main arbor. 10 minutes would be spectacular for both. By the time I go to the trouble of...
  22. For 30 years I had a benchtop Craftsman 150...

    For 30 years I had a benchtop Craftsman 150 without a rack&pinion lift and never liked moving the table vertically. I finally popped for a used Jet 16.5" with rack&pinion lift and couldn't be...
  23. I have an old Craftsman 6" 3400rpm grinder. Even...

    I have an old Craftsman 6" 3400rpm grinder. Even with white grinding wheels it's faster/hotter than I like for sharpening lathe chisels. I recently bought a Rikon 1800rpm 1/2hp grinder with white...
  24. Not all burn 1qt per 1000miles. But a small...

    Not all burn 1qt per 1000miles. But a small percentage do. And anyone that thinks there's a remedy hasn't read the T&Cs signed at the time of purchase. Lemon laws are very clear and specific....
  25. Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same...

    Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same conglomerate and many products are the same with different packaging.
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