• Recent Articles

  • Recent Article Comments Widget

  • Hottest Threads

    Jim Koepke

    Our 'Brave New World' with Medical Profiling

    Thread Starter: Jim Koepke

    This is not my opinion, it is just sharing an article. The world we knew from five or six decades ago is changing faster than we ever knew. Actuaries predict your life span. Banks track your spending habits. Now, your employer can tell whether you’ll have diabetes a year from now. And the...

    Last Post By: Mark Bolton Today, 1:17 PM Go to last post
    Steve Voigt

    Scratches on End Grain

    Thread Starter: Steve Voigt

    Today I went back to trying to sort out a skew mitre plane that I was working on. The original blade wouldn't hold an edge, and I was getting ugly scratches on end grain. I tried everything, and finally gave up and tried another blade. Still the same problem! I set it aside for a month, but went...

    Last Post By: Bob Jones Yesterday, 10:43 PM Go to last post
    Mike Suiter

    Grizzly vs ClearVue cyclones

    Thread Starter: Mike Suiter

    I'm going to put a cyclone in my new 30x40 shop I'm building and finally retire my HF DC (it just won't die). I've been doing a lot of searching and it pretty much seems that anyone that has a cyclone loves it no matter what brand. I've decided my choice will be between the Grizzly G0441 and the...

    Last Post By: Ed McEowen Yesterday, 9:39 PM Go to last post
    Patrick Carpenter

    Lie Nielsen A2 issue?

    Thread Starter: Patrick Carpenter

    Has anyone else been a little underwhelmed by A2 plane blades from LN? I have a 60 1/2 block plane that is just awesome in almost every aspect but one. It gets pretty sharp, but does not seem to hold up well at all. Mostly when paring end grain it seems like it never takes more than 5-10 cuts...

    Last Post By: Winton Applegate Today, 1:00 AM Go to last post
    Mike Cozad

    Wood preferences

    Thread Starter: Mike Cozad

    I am/have never been a fan of oak. I have exactly 3 pieces of oak furniture in my house. 1 I built in shop class when I was 11 and didn't know any better. In fact, the shop teacher let me pick white oak for the legs and aprons of the night stand and the drawer front and top are red oak. Other than...

    Last Post By: Ole Anderson Today, 1:00 PM Go to last post
    Rich Riddle

    Where are You Vacationing this Year?

    Thread Starter: Rich Riddle

    We are in the midst of planning a vacation to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for a couple of weeks. A friend lets us stay four days on his lakefront house on Torch Lake and from there we progress up to the Upper Peninsula. This year includes a trip to Copper Harbor and Isle Royale. Nothing like...

    Last Post By: Don Orr Today, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  • Bob Strawn

    There is no available content written by Bob Strawn