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    If you think used power tools are going for a...

    If you think used power tools are going for a lot, high end used hand tools like Lie-Nielsen and equivalent are being bid up on eBay to 2-3 times their new retail prices. Obviously this craziness is...
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    [QUOTE=Jim Koepke;3088918]Light tapping on the...

    [QUOTE=Jim Koepke;3088918]Light tapping on the handle will withdraw the blade. This is why my preference is to use a small wooden tapper. The tack hammer might chip the japanning or sully any...
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    Iíve used what Jim uses for years, a very small...

    Iíve used what Jim uses for years, a very small tack hammer and wooden carvers mallet. Light taps with a tack hammer will not damage any blade, even on the smallest spokeshave.
  4. First a disclaimer: I donít have a table saw. I...

    First a disclaimer: I donít have a table saw. I have 3 RASs, a SCMS, a Skilsaw and a PC 314 trim saw. Also many hand saws. But in the unlikely event that I ever get a table saw, I would only buy a...
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    Iíve used a .024 card scraper from Lee Valley for...

    Iíve used a .024 card scraper from Lee Valley for years. A few taps with a tack hammer and it works perfectly. Six bucks and easily replaceable if necessary.
  6. Hereís another thumbís up for the Makita LS 1013....

    Hereís another thumbís up for the Makita LS 1013. Bought it new decades ago and still going strong. It rests on a Bosch gravity rise stand, which I also recommend if youíll be bringing the saw to...
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    Very thoughtful gift. Eager to find out how you...

    Very thoughtful gift. Eager to find out how you like it. Iíve been considering getting one for a while. Compared to some others Iíve seen online it looks like a quality tool. Who is the manufacturer?
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    I use something similar, a 60+ year old Craftsman...

    I use something similar, a 60+ year old Craftsman linoleum cutter (needs a sharpening). Perhaps not as refined as the Glen Drake Kerf Starter, but does the job. I use it when I need to scribe a line...
  9. Couldnít agree more!

    Couldnít agree more!
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    Beautiful work. I especially appreciated your...

    Beautiful work. I especially appreciated your detailed explanations and unhurried presentations of the various steps in creating the heirloom boxes. Thanks!
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    Mike, I was referring to woodworking...

    Mike,

    I was referring to woodworking companies. Except for greatly reduced manufacturing capabilities and the resulting lack of products, my experiences, including communication, with LN, Lee...
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    I understand that. Iím friends with someone who...

    I understand that. Iím friends with someone who is highly placed in USPS administration in the SF Bay Area. She told me that the removal of these machines have produced a chain reaction in...
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    Iíve never been accused of wearing rose colored...

    Iíve never been accused of wearing rose colored glasses and, frankly, think most politicians, regardless of party affiliation, are loathsome and cut out of the same corrupt cloth. But there is strong...
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    Oops, my bad. Spotify, not Shopify. I hate auto...

    Oops, my bad. Spotify, not Shopify. I hate auto spell correct. I got a new phone and forgot to disable it. Still, kind of a weird correction.

    That said, Spotifyís policy makes your experience...
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    Derek, Their e-commerce site is hosted by...

    Derek,

    Their e-commerce site is hosted by Shopify. Iíve never dealt with Shopify, but if it is anything like eBay or Amazon theyíll have some type of buyer protection. Maybe if you submit your...
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    Without fail I read the terms of service,...

    Without fail I read the terms of service, shipping and return policies before I order something from a vendor Iíve never dealt with. But I can honestly say Iíve never seen anything like this.
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    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-to...

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/dowel-and-tenon-cutters/42331-veritas-dowel-maker

    If this is what youíre referring to, itís incredible. I donít make enough dowels to own it,...
  18. Youíre right - mea culpa. I copied the link...

    Youíre right - mea culpa. I copied the link incorrectly. But Iím right about the vises.🙂 As Bill noted, if you stumble upon a Record make sure it says Made in England on the front face. The Chinese...
  19. Iíve had great luck on Craigslist. On 3 different...

    Iíve had great luck on Craigslist. On 3 different occasions I picked up mint Made in England Record vises - 2x 52 1/2D and 1x 53. But I was patient. Otherwise I would buy a Milwaukee Tool Company...
  20. David, Thanks for the detailed information. My...

    David,

    Thanks for the detailed information. My friendís jointer definitely had the big sticker and I thought it was on the outside face of the tables, but you may be right that it was on the base....
  21. Thatís interesting. A friend had a DJ-20 in the...

    Thatís interesting. A friend had a DJ-20 in the late 90s, not sure when it was manufactured. Tremendous jointer. I distinctly recall the tag on the machine as well as the motor was Made in USA. I...
  22. Their asking prices would help. Dust collectors...

    Their asking prices would help. Dust collectors are plentiful on Craigslist; in NoCal Iíve seen used 2hp name brands advertised for $100-150. $900 for a DJ-20 seems about right, especially for one...
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    So are mine - DMT Dia-Sharp extra-coarse (220)...

    So are mine - DMT Dia-Sharp extra-coarse (220) and fine (1200). I have the DMT lapping plate as well. Iím gradually replacing my water stones as they wear down with these. Iím very pleased. I still...
  24. Jim, I donít build chairs, so really have no...

    Jim,

    I donít build chairs, so really have no need for one, but Iím curious. What made you choose the Clifton over a travisher?

    Kevin,

    Patrick Leach usually has a few Preston spokeshaves...
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    Try vbelts4less.com. Canít guarantee theyíll have...

    Try vbelts4less.com. Canít guarantee theyíll have what you need, but Iíve been pleased with their products, prices and service when Iíve needed belts.
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