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  1. John Morris

    What's On Your Work Bench?

    What's on your work bench? This is the official topic for images and friendly chatter regarding that all important surface, the personal statement of your shop, the steadfast friend we can always count on, the space of your shop that nobody knows better than you, we are talking about the almighty "Work Bench". Submit your images now! That's right, don't clean it up, don't be embarrassed, the messier the better, or if there is nothing on it at all, that is fine too. If you have not touched your bench in years, and you have taken a break from woodworking and have boxes piled on it, we want that image too! All images are welcome. Spirit of Topic This is a Hit-n-Run topic, as you walk past your bench, whip out your camera or smart phone, and snap a shot, load it up here. No need for text explanations if you don't want too. To kick this off, walk out in your shop and snap a picture of your bench surface now, and lets get this topic rolling. This will be an ongoing topic, for you to share images of your bench top today, and every day. Types of benches Some of us have small benches, some of us have big benches, some of us use a space in our dining room, some may have a picnic table they use for a bench, and some of us may have a bench of all benches, the traditional joiners bench, or a beautiful full cabinet shakers bench. No matter what you call your work surface, no matter what your work surface looks like, we want to see images of your bench! Thank you in advance to the participants!
  2. We got fun and games We got everything you want If you want to play. Tool Chest is completed. And sitting in it's new home. A look at the rest of this little box Most furniture has a plywood back, not this thing. Thems raised panels, in Pine I can carry the "tote" over to the bench, with the toys, er, tools I need. That handle on the backsaw sticks up just enough, that the tote can only go so far. Five saws are in the til. Inside area is 25" long. A jointer, three jack planes, and three smoothers reside in the cramped Plane til. the rest of the planes? reside on the "Ready Rack". Another look? This little place is MY workshop. Even hired a new crew to clean it up. Igor was fired for using my broom as Transportation. I hired his three brothers....Larry-gor, Curly-gor, and Moe-gor. Seem to do a decent job.
  3. Pat Meeuwissen

    Working Leather?

    Guys, I want to make some sleeves for some larger chisels and a slick. Would this beginner kit be a good starting purchase or if anyone has a better suggestion please let me know. Big Teddy Leather Kit
  4. John Morris

    Shop Organization

    Still a mess, but it sure looks better than it did a month ago. This is my new work area, a little small, about a quarter of what I had, but I like it, feels warm and cozy.
  5. Hartville Hardware is opening a second store in Tallmadge, Oh. They are having a Grand Opening this weekend. Free 5 gallon bucket and 20% off what you can fit in it. Just a heads up, no affiliation. https://www.hartvillehardware.com/tallmadge
  6. This past week I had the opportunity to visit Grizzly Industrial in Springfield MO. My wife and I were on our way to Branson, MO to see the shows and I just had to stop. I have been there before, but it still was a treat to see and touch. Danl
  7. honesttjohn

    Shopsmith Mark V

    Putting together my new larger CNC has forced me to get rid of some things for lack of space. My Shopsmith Mark V was bought new in 1984, and kept in the basement since then. Basically the last 30 years it went unused. Has all the attachments and runs great. Original invoice was $2400. The turning tools are still in their box with the wax still on the tips. It has absolutely no rust, and comes with the original manuals. I made some pretty neat things the few years I played with it, before work and stuff put my ww on hold. Located in north Detroit suburbs. Have no idea what to even ask so I'll just throw out a number -- $800.
  8. John Morris

    Welt

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  9. John Morris

    Spokeshave

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  10. John Morris

    Axe

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  11. John Morris

    Chisels

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  12. John Morris

    Drawknife

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  13. John Morris

    Group

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  14. John Morris

    Round Knife

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  15. John Morris

    Tool Rack

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  16. John Morris

    Tray

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  17. John Morris

    Welt

    From the album: Hultman Leather Tool Accessories

    © Kari Hultman

  18. Larry Schweitzer

    International Woodworking Fair 2018

    I had a good time endlessly wandering around the floor @ IWF. 3 of us went. One to look at software and all of us to look at banders and routers. In between I looked at lots of other interesting stuff. They estimated attendance at about 30,000. Lots of Chinese stuff, some looking better than before. For routers we kind of agreed on 3 (4) brands. For our level of work that meant a price tag of $125K to 200+. By the time a few bells and whistles were added another 20-30K. When we upgrade it will have a push off and clean feature, 18 drills, 12+ tool changer, & a C-axis. Maybe auto load & auto label. There were quite a few auto stackers on display. Price seems to have come down, some now under $100K. We can't currently justify that but they seem quite efficient. They can put away and stack for the next days production overnight all by themselves. Felder had a very interesting router for machining parts that have already been roughly cut to size. It took up a relatively small floor space and had lots of good features. Edgebanders by the zillions. Priced from 5K to 700K. Our picks ranged in price from about $120K to 175. Professional level machines with most of the whistles. We don't do large volume banding but normally about 500 to 1200 bands a day. Couldn't decide if machines that could use laser banding were worth their cost. There isn't a big enough selection of laser banding available currently. I found a supplier of molded rubber products that can make new sleeves for my Max spindle sander. Also found a supplier of silicone membranes so I could replace the one on our 5x10 press. Cost seemed reasonable at about $1500. Lots of hardware was shown. Nice to actually get to feel it rather than the catalog. Lots of lumber and veneer suppliers. Several specializing in the current rage, natural edge slabs. Looked at tooling. The best is priced that way! We still use Leuco blades and Onsrud router bits both out last the more common small shop tools by a wide margin. We just cut 80 sheets of 3/4" mdf into 2 7/16" rips. We stack cut 3 sheets at a time. Less than 10 second cycle time. We do that about every month and a half for the material distributor who sells it to someone w/o a productive saw. Anyhow Atlanta was nice, good food, nice weather, rented a nice condo for the duration of the show. Got Marta rail tickets to ride the subways where we needed to go, cheap! One of our guys was new to bigger city life and stuck to me like glue. I think he was afraid he'd get lost and not know how to find his way back. I told him about the bread crumb trick but he didn't buy it. The airport was crowded and the TSA lines we stupidly long. Anyone else make the trip?
  19. steven newman

    Tractor Fest 2018

    Labor Day Weekend, means I travel to West Liberty, OH. at least once, or twice....why? And there were bigger ones, and they were even running.. This little red things was running... So was this one....but these other two... Were not. There were a few tractors, sitting around.. The rest of the tractors were getting set up for the Parade.... The Magic Bus? Hmmm, no tools here.... Nope, no tools here... Not much here... getting warmer? pan to the right a bit.. The word here was...OUCH! The one big plough plane? $80....The Stanley #80? $20... Didn't need any of these...things...nor.. Any of these...I even turned down a Stanley Handyman #4....moving along... I did find one item in this pile...but not much else... Not much here, to look at..tool-wise.. Lathe & tools..$150...same price for the saw....didn't even look at the stand... $10 Stanley No. 82... $1 Stanley No. 945 and.. $3 saw. And, for a $1 donation, a big glass of ice water...Long, humid day...."dogs" are barking, right now...
  20. John Moody

    Wooden Tools - Patriot Picking

    There was a time when you needed a tool, you just had to make it yourself. Last week I had a gentleman stop and look at some of my hand tools at First Friday. He was telling me about a few wooden tools he had. I ran into him at the auction on Saturday night and he said I have something to show you. A trip to his vehicle and he produced these three very nice hand made wooden tools. He said they had hung in his fathers shop for as long as he could remember and when he passed away he took them down and brought them home. He offered them to me, he wanted them to go to someone who would appreciate them and keep them, not just sell them. WOW! There is a Wooden Scribe, a Wooden vise and A Wooden Caliper. The scribe. It is scribed with measurements. And the back side. Then the wooden vise The wooden caliper. His father was a carpenter/woodworker and probably made these in the early 1900's. So excited to add them to the collection and really cool to have some history to go along.
  21. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our December what's it live and ready! So far we are 0 for 6! We just can't figure out what these wonderful examples of tools are! The image(s) below is the current MWTCA "What's It" image for you to research, and tell us all here in this topic post, just what the heck is it! Remember, the first accurate answer wins a one year membership to the awesome organization MWTCA! For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" So without further Adieu, "What's It!" Submit your answers (and fun commentary) in the reply box. And win a one year membership for MWTCA for your correct answer! Keep in mind, the MWTCA does not know what this item is either, the image was submitted by one of its members for us to research. Lets help MWTCA find an answer.
  22. Haven't watched this all yet, but a PBS documentary on the Stanley Works (about an hour long) https://vimeo.com/253882614
  23. steven newman

    Building a Bed Frame

    Well, time to draw up a "Plan" of some sort.. Yep, that's it. Bed is in the next room...involved laying a board on the bed to get heights worked out....checked with the Boss on head board height...Now have the lengths for the sides and the ends.. Needed these...to lay out a few lines on a post.. Ok, need to get 1 foot board post, and one head board post out of this thing.. Stuff like this wasn't included...will be headed towards the FirePit later.. Ditto...laid out a cut line to cut the two posts apart.. Saw kerf sized. Used a couple other boards to layout for the head board parts.. 24" wide? Not quite..23-7/8" wide. 2x4 will be the top/bottom rail ( bought two). Once I knew where the bottom rail will be I could also lay out for the top rail. "Notch" is just to locate the size of the plywood panel. Also laid out where the frame rails will go. Lay out for this thingy was done...might as well cut the posts apart...make it easier to layout the other post.. Boss said "NO!" to my cutting the post in place....had to haul it to the shop.. Post was too long to lay ON the bench...laid it across this bench, and rested the end over by the grinder, on it's bench..Took a while, got my Cardio Workout for the morning.. Shorty is for the foot board end...."Jeff" is for the head board end. Debating on completing all the cuts, then layout the other two, or just lay things out and cut the second set. Side rails will run past the head and foot boards. Sliding dovetails to connect all four rails.....then the posts are installed to the outside of the frame...leaves the interior clear. Posts will get a few lags to attach them, no glue. Want as much that can be torn down for any future moves as I can..Head board may stay as a glued up unit..we'll see. Well, it is a start....stay tuned...
  24. Gerald

    Must Have Tools ?

    Just happened on these videos on "must have " woodworking tools. How many of these do you have and how many should never have been made?? 5 Amazing Woodworking tools 5 Cool Woodworking Tools
  25. John Morris

    Tools Critic

    Please see our community link at https://toolscritic.com/resources/ Thank you Tools Critic for the link exchange!

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