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oldwoodie

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About oldwoodie

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  • Birthday 02/19/1943

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  • First Name
    Jim
  • My Location
    Upstate S.C. and N. E. Ga.
  • Gender
    Male
  • My skill level is
    Beginner
  • Favorite Quote
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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  1. Stopped at HF to look at their drills

    I have three cordless Craftsman and Ridgid drills. The ldRidgid batteries went south after about five years, so I found some replacement ones and ordered them on ebay. Since drills were fine, I thought I would be ahead of the game. I bought some 18 volt drills from HF some years ago, and the batteries lasted about a year, so I put them in a yard sale box. I buy very few tools from them is they are cordless or corded. By the way, I had two Ridgid Commercial Sawz Alls and both of them had the same problem: the blade holder breaking off. Haven't had them repaired, and as long as the two Craftsman ones continue, I probably won't.
  2. slate sharpening/polishing stones, any Good?

    Just wondering: Would a flat piece of granite work for a final sharpening? I have access to a pc. about 12"x12". Hmmm, I might just try this. Has anyone else tried it, and if so, how does it work?
  3. slate sharpening/polishing stones, any Good?

    Just wondering: Would a flat piece of granite work for a final sharpening? I have access to a pc. about 12"x12". Hmmm, I might just try this. Has anyone else tried it, and if so, how does it work?
  4. Sargent

    Buck Brothers is a very old company that also makes turning gouges. This one is fairly cheap, but it shaves wood. Do happen to have the blade flipped over? Do you have a plane that the blade is sort of rounded; if not, you might do that to your blade, and use it to flatten boards as a first pass prior to smoothing with another plane.
  5. Sargent

    Picked up a 408(I think is same as Stanley #4 ) Sargent hand plane that was clean, sharp and ready to go for $10.00. How bad did I do? My thinking is to sell all my Stanley Baileys and Baileys and use the lesser knowns for my work. I have some others like Dunlop, Craftsman, Buck Brothers, etc. I can pick up Stanley knockoffs with no name, and if it fits my hand, is well made, and is in good shape, I can always do all right. What do you say about my theory? Also, I turned down Wood Magazine's last offer because they shut down our community forum. I would not be surprised if they quit publishing it in the next few years if as many people are mad at them as I think they are. I was going to return their offer with this explanation as to why I decided to drop them after more than 20 years of subscriptions.
  6. Wormy chestnut

    Chairman of the Board for a nonprofit resort in north Georgia emailed me to ask if I would make him a pen out of wormy chestnut. There were two trees that the University of Ga. were keeping close watch on, but a camper did not know the one on his campsite was a chestnut, so it was in his way of cleaning the lot up, and he cut it down. He told me that it will been laying on the steps of my camper, but that was about two months ago. I hope it is still there, since it has been too cold to go camping in that area! Guess I'll find out in a few days since I have some responsibilities as a board member. My younger son works for a demolition outfit, and he said that a large office is being dismantled, and it has walls of chestnut. He said the offices are huge!
  7. Dust Collection on RE Saw

    I got a new table and blade guard for a Craftsman RA saw through their recall at no cost.
  8. Wife Died

    Wife died Friday, to be buried Sunday. She was a retired missionary with the North American Mission Board of Southern Baptists. Please pray for family. Old Woodie
  9. Deal of the year (seriously).

    So, you guys are really telling me that if you mispriced an order to make a piece of furniture, you would go ahead and honor the price even if it cost you 1000.00 or more for materials and you quoted them less than 200.00? Come on!
  10. Bandsaw

    I realize that you did not ask for this, but I have an old Rockwell Delta 14" and have used it for more than 20 years. Also have a 20" Delta that is about the same age. Bought them used and at a really good price at school auctions. Never had a problem with either one. I just never have wanted new machines, especially if it has to come from a communist country!
  11. Sandpaper

    I use my three Stanley scrapers instead of a lot of sandpaper when I can.
  12. handcut dovetails

    I too, have learned a lot from Rob Cosman. One of the main problems I have constantly fought was keeping my saw outside the lines. I worked an entire week learning how to cut them right, and it was well worth it. Sorry to say that I haven't had time to do any more in the last year. It is something you need to practice often if you are doing drawers, etc. Good job, by the way!
  13. Hexagon End Table

    Wow! I like it. It has so much detail too! Good job!
  14. Using wood waste to shine

    Is Shopsmith still in business?
  15. Santa"s Workshop

    I've been planning to join the procrastinator's club for 25 years, but I seem to just continue to put it off until next year!

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