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oldwoodie

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    Chinese Rant

    I open wood planes on ebay and looks like the first 100 items are chinese made! What in the world is going on? Will china finally take all jobs away from us?! It is obvious that they must be selling the stuff or they would stop running their ads!
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    Ouch, Table Saw Hit

    I guess I have been extremely fortunate since I have been using an old Walker Turner Cabinet saw for almost 30 years without a splitter, and have had no kickbacks.
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    Adirondack Rocker Plan

    I built a few some years ago, but I just looked at some pics, and built them to suit myself.
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    Got a Cart From Grizzly

    Don't know how much you paid for it, but if it was very much, you probably could have built a real cart for less money! Talking about Harbor Fright, it looks like they are following in the footsteps of Sears: They sold Craftsman as their best brand, and then, they started bringing in a cheaper line they named Sears. Course HF is backwards from how Sears did it. They came out with el cheapos, and now they are offering supposedly better quality tools for a lot higher prices. In all of this, where will we ever win?
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    Working Leather?

    I cut some old leather gloves to fit my chisels, but I have never needed to cover my turning gouges.
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    Volunteers Website

    I was thinking that I could have a website that volunteers could find needs and could respond to them. Example: A 92 yr old man's house was damaged by a kitchen fire. I could accept requests for vols. to work on his house. A poor person could ask for vols. to build a wheelchair ramp, etc. Does anybody know of a way to build a website that this at a reasonable price? Any suggestions, any ideas of the cost? Thanks!
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    Volunteers Website

    Thanks, but I am just a Southern Baptist missionary that was assigned the task of helping anyone that has needs. I have retired from the North American Mission Board, but I cannot retire until the devil does! Well, this is what I decided: I will contact the professor that helped me a few years ago. He called Amanda, a student of his, and told her that she had to do a ten week internship as a summer missionary or she was going to fail his class. She ended up working for me that next year by supervising the other ones. I will see if he has someone about to fail because, like Amanda, they have waited until the last minute to do their internship. I am sure that he will find someone for me. I will let you guys know how this works out.
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    Question About Woodsmith 'Tip'

    I pile all the metal I find, put it on a trailer and haul it to a scrap metal yard. I get almost enough to pay my gas. One company is buying all these businesses, and the small businesses are being forced out. A big magnet picks up all the metal it can attract.
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    Volunteers Website

    I have been using a website for almost 30 yrs. to place specific needs on it. I would explain the needs, housing, etc. The interested person/s, church, retired people who want to volunteer, etc. would contact me. This left the website out of the picture other than for me to post my needs/opportunities. So, on my proposed website, people would place their needs and other info. on the website, and people looking for opportunities to help would respond. The website engineers decided that since I was the only one in South Carolina using it, they would delete it from their website. I was very disappointed since I have had as many as 44 mission teams in one year to come to my local area, received a check from Louisiana for $50,000 to replace a roof on a church building, and I had 365 college and high school students one summer and 356 to come the next summer to help me replace roofs, build wheelchair ramps, replace windows, doors, floors, etc. This week I have 30 people from Tennessee rebuilding a fire damaged home of a 92 yr old man's 4 room mill village house. Without that website, I am left without a valuable resource to help the needy. That is the reason I am thinking about setting up one.
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    Volunteers Website

    Er, I forgot: It would be for the North American Continent. That would include Canada.
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    Volunteers Website

    Thanks, but it would be for nationwide needs and volunteers to respond to their needs.
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    Rust On My Table Saw---Again

    Sounds to me like you are not removing all the rust to begin with. Make certain that you sand it really well, wax it real good, and buff it, and do it all immediately.
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    Lathe Switch Failure

    What I drop the most these days are hints!
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    New Sealing Method?

    A fellow cut down a chestnut tree, not knowing it was being watched and cared for by the University of Georgia. I was given some of the wood. By the time I got it, some of it had already developed cracks, so I wanted to seal it. I looked around and found a package of food canning wax, got out my blower heater, and melted it onto the ends. Took about 30 seconds, didn't need to melt a bunch of wax and dip the ends in it, and it seemed to do a good job. I had been putting a pan on a heater, melting it, and dipping it. Thought someone else might like the idea.
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    New Sealing Method?

    Yeah, heat gun does it! It is fast and easier than melting wax and dipping it, cleaning up the mess, etc.
  16. Did Lowe's buy Craftsman or are they just going to stock them? Er, what does snag mean?
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    Chinese Rant

    So, when you go to sell your tools or look for some to buy, where do you look? Why?
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    Hit and Miss Yard Sale Day

    I have noticed that Sargent planes are climbing in price recently. I have one and find it to be as good as a Stanley to use.
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    Hit and Miss Yard Sale Day

    Gave 10.00 for a #5 Stanley Bailey plane that needs some tender loving care. Was that way too much to give for it?
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    the Toolbox of America -- Stanley

    I owned a foreign car parts warehouse some years ago. When the mfg. got a report that a particular item was being warranted, they would rectify the problem, and they would add another part #, especially if the part fit more than one year model.
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    Router Boss

    Got email ie. Router Boss. Looks very interesting, so say the least. Anyone got one, and if so, how do you like it?
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    Brand Names Are Often Overpriced

    A few years ago I was easily convinced that Stanley was the only company that made good quality wood planes. However, after using several different brands such as Buck Brothers, Bailey, Fulton, Craftsman, etc., I find that the main thing to be concerned with is if they fit your hands well. They all hold a blade, and if they are sharp and tuned right, they all do a decent job. Anyone agree or disagree?
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    the Toolbox of America -- Stanley

    I have noticed in recent months that HF has been adding higher priced items along with their cheaper stuff, they send out catalogs, and seem to be operating just like Sears Roebuck did for so many years. For instance: Craftsman vs. cheaper brand tools. I do buy a few things from HF, but not much. It seems that they are trying to reach out to customers that want better quality products, so maybe they are listening to customers and trying to supply goods that work.
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    WW Magazines

    I had several Wood subscriptions ahead, and when they dropped our forum, I did not renew. I noticed the last few were sbustandard to me. I do not subscribe to any now; I just look up stuff on the internet. It really made me mad when they dropped the forum! No respect, no respect, we get no respect!
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    Curtis Buchanan - A Craftsman's Legacy Pbs

    I have enjoyed these, but I get tired of the multiple reruns! At least three times already! LOL!

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