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|110 days ago||
Sleigh bed plan and ideas wanted - 3 replies
Good morning and an early Happy Thanksgiving. My wife has asked me to make her a sleigh bed for her Christmas present this year. I have seen a number of projects on here and I must say they are beautiful! I am not trying to reinvent the wheel or anything but I am looking for a good set of plans to help me create a good solid bed. Any t...
|200 days ago||
OK..Here is the deal. I have been saving for awhile and I need some help. I have about $1500 I want to put back into my shop tools I build my share of Arts and Craft style furniture which requires lots of Mortise and Tenon Joints. I have all the tools needed to do that but it takes a lot of time so I thought maybe I would get myself a Festoo...
|328 days ago||
Good Morning A lot of you have been really “Nice” about the good fortune that I fell into the other day. Actually a large group of Lumber Jocks (and Janes) got together and took a group picture just to say good job!! :) http://lumberjocks.com/topics/49081 These same folks are wondering what I am going to do with this 500 bdf...
|329 days ago||
I do some odds and ends favors for a buddy of mine. He called me up to see if I would takes some boards off of his Uncles hands that had been sitting in his garage for about 10 years. He knew that i did some wood working and figured I could do something with them. I told him to load them up and I would find some use for them. So about an hour la...
|463 days ago||
A have a question on Crown Moulding design - 7 replies
First of all…Sorry for the bad pictures, I do not have a very good camera…..Anyway…..I am redoing my kitchen….making new cabinets from QSWO, taking out the old and am now in process of installing the new. No new counter tops or back splash yet but it is coming along. I have put up crown molding on this first wall sect...
|511 days ago||
Spray Shellac Finish - 9 replies
I am a big fan of using shellac on all the Arts and Craft projects that I make. I liked to do it the old fashioned way by using a brush but there are times when it is difficult to do so. Can someone help me to understand what kind of spray gun to use when spraying shellac. Thank you
|737 days ago||
Etching on copper - 4 replies
I like to make clocks for wedding presents when friends or family gets married. Its is my gift that signifiys the meaning of love and time…..anyway I have been trying to find some information about etching copper so that I can make a design and use it for my clock face. Does anyone out there in LumberJock land have any ideas that would ...
|839 days ago||
I need help with a design issue - 21 replies
I am working on a Christmas present for my parents and I need your help with how I should make the top for my Arts and Craft Pedestal. I have attached a few pictures of a prototype that I have made out of particle board (the finish product will be made from QSWO). The legs are 36” tall and the top options are 15” wide. One has a roun...
|852 days ago||
Calling on Indiana LumberJocks - 6 replies
I live in Greencastle Indiana about 30 miles west of Indianapolis. I thought it might be a great idea for Indiana Lumber jocks to try and get togeather somewhere and get to know each other and share some skills. I would actually like to start a woodworking club where each month or so we could meet up and share our great hobby of woodworking. If ...
|854 days ago||
Arts and Craft Wall Art request - 2 replies
I am big into Arts and Craft woodworking projects as you can see by looking at all my projects. One item that I have not been able to find history on or project examples is Arts and Craft Wall Art. I have a WOOD magazine book that shows a couple of photos in the background but does not talk about the art in the History section. If anyone has any...
|876 days ago||
Question on edge jointing - 12 replies
I have a Grizzly 0452 6 1/4 jointer that has been working flawlessly since I set it up 6 months ago. Today when I was edge gluing some boards up for a project there seems to be a slight bow in the middle of my board. For example: My boards are 16” long..after I run them though the jointer a couple of times to perpare them for edge gluing t...
|984 days ago||
Compucarve information request - 1 reply
There have been some older posts about the early Compucarve machines and I was wondering if anyone has some new information on the latest versions of this machine. I am thinking about purchasing one or a machine of like kind. If you have any information that you can share; good or bad; it would be very much appreciated!
|1045 days ago||
Glue sqeeze out detection - 11 replies
We have finished gluing up a nice project, sanded the project and think that we have all the glue squeeze out removed. We put on a nice coat of stain and find out that we DID NOT get all the glue off of the project and it looks like crap! I think that this has happened to all of us at some point. My question is this: How do you check your ...
|1069 days ago||
Where do you get your ideas and plans - 16 replies
I see lot of great projects being posted on LumberJocks and I was wanting to know if anyone can share where they get their ideas or plans? I guess I could start myself by “pulling a Norm” I visit antique shops and malls a take pictures and measurments when possible after approval. I also subscribe to Wood magazine and Woodsmith magaz...
|1136 days ago||
Planer Snip - 8 replies
Simple Question…...... Any ideas on how to minimize snipe on your thinkness planer?
|1141 days ago||
Calling all Hoosiers - 2 replies
To all Hooiser woodworkers ….I live out in Greencastle and am interested in starting a Woodworking club here in central Indiana. I would like to form a group that could meet once a month or so at one of our workshops and work on a specific woodworking technique. Kinda like a wine of the month club but the host woodworker would come up with...
|1149 days ago||
Dust collection advice needed - 34 replies
Here it is guys. I have a 24×16 shop as you can see in the pictures. I have purchased a 1 HP dust collector for low dollars ($50) my shop is ready for a dust collection system. Here is the problem….. I do not have the first clue on how to get started! I thought about running 4” PVC around the top of the walls with drops at each ...
|1154 days ago||
Drill press not seeming to be turning perfectly - 2 replies
I have a Rigid DP-1550 stationary drill press. The chuck locked up so I had to get a new one. So I got the old one off and when I put the new one on it seems to be a little off. I can notice the point of the drill bit to have maybe 1/64” wobble at the end. This does not seem to be normal. Any ideas? Thanks
|1157 days ago||
How do I make or where do I buy Clock faces? - 5 replies
I am new to Lumberjocks and am looking for some help. I am a woodworker that enjoys making clocks, I have purchased paper faces and/or printed some on my computer but I am looking to get into making or purchasing Hammered Copper Clock faces and dials. I have noticed here in alot of projects some beautiful clocks with Copper faces and dials. Can ...