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  1. Jim M.

    Cool Greenlee old iron story

    A cool story about the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem accepting the donation of a Greenlee Variety Woodworking machine. Greenlee variety woodworking...
  2. Jim M.

    Just a look back

    I got a chance to look back at a past project I haven't seen in forever. We're cleaning out our parents house and I found this in the storage area upstairs. I made it in the early eighties when I came home for a visit and saw my parents were watching the new 19" TV on top of the old console it...
  3. Jim M.

    America Elm

    Here's an interesting read on trying to reestablish the American Elm. Sadly I remember my hometown of Longwood cutting them all down due to Dutch elm disease.
  4. Jim M.

    Ruger made hand tools?

    Found this interesting article on Bill Ruger and how his firearm company was formed, making tools before he developed his first handgun. His hand drill design certainly echoes the modern handheld power drill.
  5. Jim M.

    Stanley planes

    Hey gang I need advice, I have an opportunity to acquire a Stanley #1 and a Stanley #2. Can anyone give me advice on what I should pay for these? I think the guy knows what he has and they're in good shape. I don't want to overpay, but I do want to be fair. Thanks in advance.
  6. Jim M.

    For all you luthiers.

    For all you luthiers, While Metallica may or not be your taste in music, I found a cool story about James Hetfield, one of the lead players from the iconic band, having a luthier build a new guitar. Its built using reclaimed wood from their '80s practice garage where they got their start, the...
  7. Jim M.

    CLT Unisaw on Govdeals

    On Govdeal in Charlotte is a package lot which has a Rockwell Unisaw and a Delta Radial Arm Saw. One bid get both saws.
  8. Jim M.

    Govdeal auction

    They have 3 Sawstop cabinet saws up for auction and they look in good shape. With the right price and a good shipper, someone might snag a good deal, worth watching...
  9. Jim M.

    Woodcraft Magazine deal

    If your interested I just got Woodcraft Magazine for $16.98 for 2 years (12 issues), it's a Google shopping discount. Here's the discount with promotional code...
  10. Jim M.

    Woodcraft emails

    Well today I finally gave up on Woodcraft. I am sick and tired of all the emails I get, so I finally unsubscribe from Woodcraft. I don't know about you, but I was getting at least one to two emails per day from Woodcraft with just nonsense. I have been buying from Woodcraft for probably 20...
  11. Jim M.

    CL Free Wooded Blocks - Aberdeen NC

    Not mine, but wish it was near me, I can always use good scraps and burn the rest.
  12. Jim M.

    Clamp Storage

    A few weeks ago I found a folding display rack that someone had left next to our dumpster at work. I grabbed it thinking it would make a good drying rack for hanging my fishing lures after I painted them. Today I was unpacking my clamps in my new shop and was looking for a spot to put them, so I...
  13. Jim M.

    He has a plane problem...

    I recently got my BIL interested in woodworking and he sent me a link asking if this was a good deal. After viewing, I said only if it includes the theapy for the addiction. ;) Jim
  14. Jim M.

    Cool reward

    So a few months back I decided to hang a birdhouse on a decorative sheppard's hook just outside my shop door, purely for decoration. The other day I noticed it was swaying with no wind in sight, so close to my door it couldn't be. Well a Black-capped Chickadee has made it her home and now I can...
  15. Jim M.

    Woodworking machines on Beaufort Craigslist

    Some good looking machines on craigslist in Beaufort. (not mine) - Jim WOODWORKING MACHINERY - (Beaufort NC)
  16. Jim M.

    CL find...Who's building a workbench near Fayetteville

    Great for anyone building a workbench. Jim Wooden Maple Strips - $100 (Eastover, NC) Date: 2012-08-05, 7:02PM EDT Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?] Hardwood Maple Strips Dimensions...
  17. Jim M.

    Rockler coupon

    On the cover of my new issue of Woodworkers Journal was a Rockler coupon for 15% of all orders (except power tools, Festool, Porter Cable/ Leigh dovetail jigs, cnc machines, sale items and gift cards). Everything else is fair game! When ordering use Promotion code: V1450. It's good until...
  18. Jim M.

    East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival

    Does anyone know for sure if the festival is this weekend? Thanks, Jim
  19. Jim M.

    Jointer and Planer on Wilm. Craigslist

    Not mine, but interesting. Jim Powermatic 6" jointer planer model: 50. Excellent condition! $550 O.B.O Rockwell Invicta 13" planer, good condition! model# 22650, single phase, 230 V, 2 hp, 3450 rpm, 11.2 amps
  20. Jim M.

    Blanket chest

    Just finished up a blanket chest for my wife. We got a new bedroom set earlier in the year and she wanted a medium sized chest to match the "beach style" since they didn't offer one. It's made with poplar, MDF and knotty pine for the slats with 4 coats of white lacquer and 3 coats of clear. This...

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