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oldwoodie

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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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    Hands Free Lighted Magnifying Glass

    Harbor Freight manager of local store asked for my phone number at check out. I asked him why he wanted it, and he said he wanted invite me out to eat. He must have lost it cause he ain't called me! I been fasting ever since, and I am getting hongree!
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    Provential WCO 280

    Bought some of these kits from a company named Woodcrafters of Oklahoma. They sat in a drawer for almost 15 years. When I pulled them out, I found that this company seems to be out of business. You suggested I call Berea Hardwood, and they did send some bushings and some Parker refills for the old kits. I have run into a problem: How do I install the refill? It doesn't seem to fit into the part I believe to be the correct one. I pulled another kit I have in stock, and the refill is the same as the one in the kit. It seems that it might have to be pressed into the pen part, but I am afraid that is going to ruin the point. Anybody turned one of these pens; if so, do you have any suggestions? Thanks!
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    WORX drill

    I haven't opened the box yet, but I will give a review when I get to the point of needing to use it. I thought it was a German product, but I found it is Chinese! I friend is a quality assurance engineer for Ryobi, and he said that part of the difference in some products is that the quality assurance engineer checks on the products for their buyers more often than some importers require. Hmmmm!
  9. Picked up a 20 volt drill yesterday off of Craigslist. It was still sealed in the box. Paid $40.00 for it because I paid that much for a replacement 19V battery a while back. He had another one that was opened and charged up. It features a pulse mode instead of a hammer mode. I left it in the box, thinking I might give it as a Christmas gift. I though it was made in Germany, but it was from China.
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    Old Cordless Tools

    O ordered two replacement batteries for my Rigids through Ebay for about $65.00 and have a 3 yr warranty. After a yr. so far so good.
  11. You guys helped me find pen parts from Berea Hardwoods, Now, if instructs says to press parts into wooden pen parts, do you use super glue on them?
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    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    I noticed the egg beaters. If you have one that has a small round sticker on it with "Defiance by Stanley", You have a real collector's item. Stanley made a line of them when the King of England said he would never be able to make a living in America making tools: They will all be inferior. So, Mr. Stanley made the defiance line in defiance of the king!
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    Need Help With Pen Kits

    About 15 yrs ago, I bought about 100 pen kits, all different kinds, from Woodcrafters of Oklahoma. I finally got around to wanting to make some pens, but I do not have instructions for any of them. Has anybody heard from this company lately? I can't find them on the internet, and Wood Craft Supplies has not wanted to help me with the problem. The particular kit I am trying to work with is WCO 280 Provential Twist Pen. Anybody got any instructions or know where I can obtain them? There is a long list of kits on Woodcraft.com, but they do not show pics unless you click on each one, and it looks like there must be 100 different kits! Thanks!
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    Price of scrap metal

    The scrap metal business around me have been forced out of business, and the ones still operating won't answer their phone! Wondering what mixed scrap is bringing. I have an 18' frailer that has been loaded for 4 almost 6 months waiting for an increase in prices. Last I heard was 4-5 cents a bl. Anybody know?
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    Mother Nature

    I just read that Mother Nature is bi-polar and is off her meds! It's too cool and rainy to get onto my tractor, work with shop door open, and too warm to buy another tank of propane.
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    It's Monday?

    Last time I checked the calendar, Sunday was the first day of the week.
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    Drilling it Down Part Deux

    For some reason, I am thinking England started using plastic before GM did.
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    Flourescent Glue Squeeze Out Video

    Not sue why anyone with a hobby shop would need that much glue. Besides, I don't have a lot of problems with glue ruining surfaces I finish. Course I do not do production work.
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    Sargent

    Grandpaw, rest his soul, was a pretty good farmer, and he told me that when I grew up, to rememvber that if you buy something for $1.00 and sell it for $10.00, that 9% profit was pretty good! Stick could buy a lot of doughnuts at that %!
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    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.
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    Sargent

    Well, I just looked up my old sargent plane on ebay, and they are selling for as much as 100.00 plus freight! Hmmm, I might ought to hang onto it for a while!
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    Wednesday Fast Finds

    Have you tried electrolysis to get the rust off?
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    Sargent

    Stick would probably be interested in the dough nut holes!
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    Good Fences Build Something or Another??

    This was a waste of my time!!!!!!!
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    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.

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