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  1. Blue Spruce Toolworks now a subsidiary of Woodpeckers, LLC

    Dave posted the news to his Instagram. I don't own any of his tools, but they've always been on my wishlists. I don't own any of the Woodpecker tools either, but I don't think very highly of them...
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    I just bought a Rikon 8 inch slow speed grinder...

    I just bought a Rikon 8 inch slow speed grinder from Rockler that was on sale for $100. I added the Veritas grinder tool rest and jig and am pretty happy with the setup. I've only used it with a...
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    I took everything apart that I could. I have an...

    I took everything apart that I could. I have an exploded view of the drill in this post. The side knob ferrule and threads stayed together and so did the lever knob(not sure what to call it)...
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    Thank you. If it was a part getting painted I...

    Thank you. If it was a part getting painted I used a wire brush to get as much of the old loose paint off before I primed and repainted. The polished parts I started with 220 grit sandpaper and...
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    I couldn't help myself before I put it back...

    I couldn't help myself before I put it back together, but I'm kind of a sucker for those kinds of pictures. I was thinking about putting it up in my shop.

    Great idea on the shaving. Mine is...
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    Thanks. Here's a bonus picture that I took that...

    Thanks. Here's a bonus picture that I took that might help
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    Also, nice to see someone from the STL area here!
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    That's quite the collection. My shop isn't very...

    That's quite the collection. My shop isn't very big, which helps keep my tool collecting in check. Otherwise I may bury myself
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    Thanks, Jim. I have another smaller Stanley...

    Thanks, Jim. I have another smaller Stanley Handyman eggbeater that I picked up a few years ago that I haven't done anything to and probably won't now that I have this. Everytime I look at it it...
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    What a find. And thanks

    What a find. And thanks
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    Sorry, this one's all mine :)

    Sorry, this one's all mine :)
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    It's super smooth now

    It's super smooth now
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    I restored a Millers Falls No 2

    I found this drill in an antique store for $20 and decided I could breathe some new life into it. I soaked everything in Evapo-rust and then either painted or sanded/polished all the parts. I...
  13. That's a good idea. I was experimenting with a...

    That's a good idea. I was experimenting with a Harbor Freight chisel and could tell that it will take some practice
  14. Thanks Tom. I figured I was overthinking things,...

    Thanks Tom. I figured I was overthinking things, but it's a big shakeup for my sharpening routine and a grinder is a new thing for me. Appreciate it!
  15. Veritas Grinder Tool Rest Installation

    I'm upgrading my grinder setup and just got the Veritas Grinder Tool Rest. I went to install it, but in order to place it the 2" from the base of the grinder like the instructions say, I'd have to...
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    I actually had a Cutech all picked out when I saw...

    I actually had a Cutech all picked out when I saw the Grizzly. The Grizzly has more cutters and they're four sided instead of 2. I'll have to look at the Balleighs. Thanks Ken
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    I use primarily hand tools to dimension...

    I use primarily hand tools to dimension everything so I've really be looking forward to getting a planer. But I can't find anything at that price point that compares.
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    So waiting is normal with Grizzly it sounds like....

    So waiting is normal with Grizzly it sounds like. I think this is a new product and it's being made in Taiwan, so I was already a little nervous since there were no reviews. I just hope it's worth...
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    Thanks for the reply Andrew. I was prepared to...

    Thanks for the reply Andrew. I was prepared to wait since I've been waiting for 3 months, but questioned it after they pushed back their date by over a month. I didn't know if that was normal for...
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    Grizzly Lead Time.... Normal?

    I ordered Grizzly's new spiral head lunchbox planer in February and at the time I swear they told me it would be in stock in March. That date came and went and then they told me May 10th so I...
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    Thanks Brian! I'll have a look I'll have...

    Thanks Brian! I'll have a look



    I'll have to look into that book, Dom. Thanks for the recommendation!
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    Kumiko Resources

    I'm trying to find some information on preparing Kumiko stock. I don't have a table saw which I see a lot of people use to get the stock ready, especially the slots for the grid. I was looking at...
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    New Grizzly Planer Help

    Does anyone have experience with Grizzly's new 13" spiral cutterhead planer? I've searched the internet and can't find any reviews. I'm looking at getting my first planer and was set on the Cutech,...
  24. I'm in my early 30's and would agree that there...

    I'm in my early 30's and would agree that there are skills that the younger generation may not be as adept at as their parents, but vice versa. There is a reason for the hand tool resurgence though....
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    Thanks. Yeah, I always enjoy the in progress...

    Thanks. Yeah, I always enjoy the in progress pictures so I figured I would include them. Glad you liked them.
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