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    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. I bought an Industrial Radial Arm Saw. Do I pull it toward me to cut wood or do I push it? It seems that if I pull it, it could ride up on top of the board. I don't want to be a casualty because of ignorance! If the blade is turning clockwise when looking at it from the left side, it seems I should push it into the wood. Help!
  2. I was given a large entertainment center, and I am going to add a couple of shelves and put it in my study to shelve books. It also has one smaller cabinet for both sides which will be great to show off some of my antiques and deer antler pens I turned.
  3. Well, I'll just let my Judge be the Judge! (It shoots shotgun shells and 45 cal.)
  4. oldwoodie

    New tool

    let most of the pressure be with you!
  5. Honestly, all I see in a wood plane is that it is a holder for a blade. Why should I spend all that extra money for a blade holder? I am very satisfied with Stanley, Bailey, Craftsman, and several more different brands I use. I have found that they all do a good job for me. If I spent a bunch of money on an expensive brand, I would want to brag on them too.
  6. Why not open that lathe up and see if it has a nylon sleeve needing replaced? I've made several repairs on mine with little to no problem.
  7. I used three, although I do not believe it would have made any difference. Why take a chance!
  8. I am in process of replacing complete set of outside steps. The tread are 48" long and will have seven. Do I need a center support. I have two already sawed out, and I don't think I need a center one. They are 2"x12" and are about 7' long. If I need to, I could nail vertical supports in place instead of third support. d
  9. I used to be a foreign car mechanic, so I have a wide variety of tools. However. I have found that using one of my three my drill presses to feed a thread tap assures me of it being straight. Probably not news to anyone, but thought I would offer it anyway! By the way, I have four cabinet saws, eight routers, four bandsaws, two wood lathes, and I usually keep them set up for different operations. Just bragging, I guess!
  10. I never use biscuits, and I haven't had a failure in so long that I cannot remember the last one.
  11. I subscribed to Wood Magazine for about 30 years. When they dropped the forum, I dropped them. I have also fired AT&T, Direct TV, and would like to fire the U.S. Post Office because of all the trash they deliver to my house! LOL
  12. oldwoodie

    Buck Plane

    I am waiting on my new Buck brand wood plane to arrive. I couldn't pass it up for $20.00! I have one already, but thought I could display this one since it still has the box, and I need to build a larger showcase anyway. Got a few more than 20 assorted: Baileys, Stanley Baileys, Fulton, Craftsman, a Defiance model egg beater with all the bits, a Stanley label scraper, some Stanley #80 and #81's. Everything is cleaned up and sharpened, and ready to use. Oh yeah, about 10 low angle Stanleys and Craftsmans too! Question: Is Buck still in business?
  13. I built a wheelchair ramp for a lady, and her husband has been collecting pocket knives for over 40 yrs. He wants to show his appreciation, so he showed me his collections and insisted that a take a handfull. I refused, and he proceeds to go through some not on display, and hands me some knives and insisted that I accept them. One was a new Craftsman pocket knife in mint new condition. It is my understanding that not only has sold that brand name, but have also stopped making them available. Its value should climb in the future. Er, I hope!
  14. I have Baileys, Fulton, Craftsman, Sargent, Stanley, and Stanley Bailey. I have found that one works as well as the other since they are nothing but a blade holder! The fact that they all work just fine, tells me that Lie Nielson, and the other modern ones that cost a lot of money tells me that a lot of folks, in my opinion, are spending a lot of unnecessary dollars!
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