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12-05-2001, 10:33 PM
Ok let's use this thread as the official tool thread. You can post praises and complaints about certain tools, ask before you buy in here, sell tools, and post pics of custom made tools.

I will be updating my webpage soon with a sheet metal bender that I made in my shop. I'll post a link when I get it put up.
EDIT: http://www.jasonhuselton.homestead.com/miscellaneous.html

I have several items that I am looking to sell if anyone is interested:

10" Rockwell Floor model Bandsaw in great shape
7 1/4" Dewalt Circular Saw (brand new used twice) with case
18'' Sheet Metal Fabrication Kit (brand new never used)
(link - http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=34104 )
Wizard Tool with Flex shaft (used twice - maybe)
Craftsman Electric Nail gun (All metal never used)
Handcrafted Tool Tote (link - http://www.jasonhuselton.homestead.com/miscellaneous.html )

I could post prices if people are interested or you could email me at jhusel@conwaycorp.net I would also be interested in trading these out for other tools. (I am interested in Milani and Trow and Holden stone chisels, raised panel router bits, pneumatic chipping hammer........)

Ok, this first post is long enough for now! :)


12-06-2001, 09:18 AM
This is a good idea Jason :)

Maybe people have tried something that didn't work for them and it's just what someone else was looking for. I also like the idea of asking about them before buying...particularly inportant with expensive tools.

Di :)

12-22-2001, 12:08 AM
I use so many tools, it's hard to know where to start.

My most recent acquisition is a plasma cutter. This has saved me time and money. Then there are welders, both MIG and flux core. Oxy/Acetylene torch, disc sander, drills, die grinder, Dremel Tool, Anvil (made from RR track), block of steel, and various hammers. Then of course lots of other hand tools.

A gas forge is in the works.

12-22-2001, 01:15 AM
Hey Jack, I am just now getting started in metal working. I have been using some 22 guage metal and bending, forming, etc. I really enjoy it and hope to acquire more tools. I have a torch, mig, anvil, but I would really like to know more about your gas forge you are working on. Any plans or specs? I couldn't do it here at my house, but in my fantasy shop I hope to have one day I would.


12-22-2001, 01:31 AM
Hi Jason,

The forge fire box is not completed yet, but the gas burners are. You can download a drawing and/or a slide show from my web site at the bottom of the Home page. I don't have a plan for the fire box. Will make it to suit my type of work. There are lots of plans on this site however.


This is a great blacksmith's and metalsmith's site. Has demos, too.

12-31-2001, 02:40 PM
I got a Grizzly mortising chisel attachment for my drill press and am extremely impressed with it. It takes a minute or so to set up, but once it is set it works wonders. The attachment for the drill press comes in two seperate sections, one for the chisel and drill bit and the other is a brace for the wood that mounts to your table.

I got the 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" chisels for it. I am amazed at how well it drills out squares in the wood. I can't wait to make a few unique bases for my sculpture with it.

I highly recommend this!:D