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742 days ago

Woodworking properties chart - 5 replies

Shopsmith is offering an extensive wood properties chart in a durable laminated form; It not only includes wood properties, but suggestions of which wood to use for various projects, how wood is classified, and information on plywood and other composites as well.

1187 days ago

Christopher Schwarz is leaving "Popular Woodworking" - 3 replies

Chris Schwarz will be leaving his post of editor of “Popular Woodworking”. He will still be a contributor to the magazine and hold classes at the WIA.

1299 days ago

Stanley's new 750 chisels - 4 replies

For those of us who would like to have a nice set of English measurement socket chisels, without having to take out a bank loan, this might me worth watching. Let’s see how Chris Schwarz likes them.

1304 days ago

Dad impaled with chisel - 3 year old son calls 911 - 19 replies Yes. Hand tools can be very dangerous.

1397 days ago

A cell phone in 1928??? - 15 replies

What do you guys think?

1423 days ago

Woodworking in America conference - report - 11 replies

My son Troy and I just returned from this conference. It was not anything at all like the “entourage” woodworking shows. Yes there was a vendors hall where you could “lighten you wallet”, and many vendors reported record sales, but this was not in any way the main part of the conference. We found our three days packed ...

1492 days ago

trouble at Harbor Freight - 14 replies

Family problems create personnel and operational consternation.

1526 days ago

Shopsmith indroduces the Power Pro - 19 replies

Shopsmith has just announced it’s Power Pro headstock upgrade. This upgrade features a 2 HP, 240V DVR motor ( 1 3/4 HP available for 120V ). The digital variable reluctance motor offers performance far exceeding the common AC induction and universal type motors presently in use. The DVR technology will also obselete many applications ...

1692 days ago

Woodcraft dissapoints - 48 replies

Woodcraft used to be one of my favorite places. Last week I purchased their 20 piece router bit set. The description extolled high grade German carbide and Japenese bearings. The package arrived yesterday – I opened it up – guess what… said “made in China”. I called Woodcraft’s customer service and ...

1704 days ago

Jointing long boards - 4 replies

This past Summer, a shelving project for a long walk-in closet required boards 98 1/2” x 14”. In order to accomplish this I had to joint and glue several long boards. One would think that it would be necessary to do this jointing on an 8” or larger jointer. However, not all of us have the space (or budget) for such a large and ...

1952 days ago

I'm heading North - 11 replies

We are packing the truck today and plan to start our 1420 mile trip up I 75 at daybreak on Friday morning. We should arrive in the Upper Peninsula about Tuesday of next week. We will spend two days in Atlanta where my son and I are taking a class at Highland Woodworking. I won’t be on the computer as much this summer. U.P. there, in the...

1981 days ago

Choose the right plywood - 14 replies

I used to be able to go to almost any supplier, order plywood by the letters such as “A/C”, and get plywood of consistent quality. Those days are gone. We now have a market flooded with low quality imported plywood that has been the subject of several recent postings. Hoping to stay above the politics of the matter, and the China ...

2002 days ago

Frank Miller Lumber Company - annual Spring sale - 1 reply

The 6th annual Spring lumber sale is set for Saturday April 18, from 8AM to Noon. the Frank Miller Lumber Company is located in Union City Indiana, on the Indiana/Ohio border about 55 miles NE of Dayton Ohio. This is a trip well worth making. Their write up on this event is as follows; “We will be having a huge sale on Saturday, April 1...

2014 days ago

Fine Woodworking's Archive Collection - 11 replies

Taunton press has now released their DVD of all 201 issues of “Fine Woodworking” 1975 -2008. This DVD has a search feature that enables you to pick out a subject, ie: workbenches, and it will produce all articles and plans on this subject through their entire history.

2018 days ago

Yankee screw driver - 9 replies

Even though I now have cordless drills, one of the handiest hand tools in my collection through the years is a Yankee screw driver. I found a nice one at a yard sale that I plan to put in my “Workshop in the Woods” this Spring. However I need to have the special slotted bits for this tool. Does anyone know where to purchase Yankee sc...

2019 days ago

Norm on PBS - 10 replies

I watched Norm briefly on Saturday as he was making a doughbox out of reclaimed pine. Frankly, I thought that some of his table saw working methods were a little scary. He doesn’t use a guard, and sometimes it looked as if his hands were rather close to the blade. He squared off one end of a board on a sled, and then removed the sled, t...

2022 days ago

SCAM - 25 replies

I just received a PM from a joymm ( This is simply a virtual copy of the Nigerian scam that has circulated for many years – ie: they need to put money into your bank account. I’m surprised to see this on Lumberjocks. Has anyone else received this message? If so, I hope that no one has replied to this me...

2025 days ago

Surfs Up - 11 replies

“Hanging 10” on Lake Superior in the winter; How’s this for extreme adventure!

2056 days ago

BULL MOOSE - 1 reply

This picture was taken in Baraga County in the Upper Peninsula by a pilot counting moose for the DNR. We all know how long a moose’s legs are – the snow is really deep! Along the Lake Superior shorline they have just had a break after 27 straight days of measurable snow.

2062 days ago

Lake Superior Ice Phenomenon - 8 replies

While the ice usually forms at the shoreline, the expanse of the lake is open water. With the wind in the right direction, driving waves under the shoreline ice, water “squirts” up through faults and forms an “Ice Volcano”.

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