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462 days ago

Hand saw for veneer cutting - 14 replies

After researching on the internet ways of making veneers, the best method is to use hand saw however there are several ripping saws.. one of them is the one called Bow Saw where the blade is in the center. What is the ideal Teeth per inch (TPI)? Is there anyone out here that can guide me on other methods of cutting veneers manually?. My plan o...

1080 days ago

RISK ASSESSMENT using dangerous tools - 7 replies

Risk is defined as the likelihood to happen multiplied by consequence.Meaning if we can reduce the risk by assessing it then we can be safe within an allowable risk. For example, TASK: USING A CIRCULAR SAW will require following: LIKELIHOOD: If the blade has thicker kerf – the motor will wiggle and inertia. The blade will have l...

1149 days ago

HARDWARES - Really hard to find - Fabricate it. - 6 replies

These two options below are really bothering me in all my projects. Could you give some tips as to what is the best way so I could decide immediately? I have 40 boxes on the way but still I cannot decide what hinges should be used. 1. Where are you getting your hardwares… hinges, latches, handles? Would it be cheaper? 2. Why not mak...

1151 days ago


There are so many of them… wood parquet (NARRA) 2 X 6 inches and 3/8 thick. These came from the floor of our office. I told the workers to be careful and as much not to break them into pieces. Here they are in photo: After cleaning I glued 3 pieces to create squares of 6×6 and here how they look: Look at the chip carv...

1175 days ago

Sap is stronger than heartwood??? - 11 replies

I thought the heartwood is always the hardest part of the tree, however, as I was walking in the Grande Island (formerly Forthwind) in Subic Bay, I found this driftwood who have no more heartwood and what is left is the sap. I dont know how old it was drifting. Probably some sea creatures had consumed the heartwood. Here is the picture of t...

1418 days ago

Lighted Crux - How to fit diffuser? - 2 replies

I am still thinking of the possibility of constructing this Crux. Diffusers of different colors will be fitted in front and light (flourescent lamps) will be fitted. The side to the wood is not a problem however the one that will connect diffusers to each other will be difficult. Anybody can help me? here is the design… (anyone who li...

1495 days ago

Watertight Box - 8 replies

Is there anybody on the LJ that have an idea how to make a wooden watertight box? Meaning the inside part will be isolated and will not be contaminated.. It will be a PICNIC BOX. Hope I can get ideas from the LJs

1497 days ago

Woodworker vs Carpenter - Who is the winner? - 58 replies

I often see a carpenter is different from a woodworker… What else can you say? Who is better? ACTUALLY, I just want to know WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CARPENTER and a WOODWORKER in terms of skill? I know for sure both deals with wood.

1513 days ago

Anybody from Melbourne - 4 replies

A friend of mine is frequently comming to Melbourne and offering a favor to handcarry some small items. She wants to be friend with lumberjocks while she is there. I have some penblanks from my cut-off that could be handcarried and who wil be the lucky one to have it?... First come first serve.

1554 days ago

WOOD to METAL or METAL to WOOD JOINTS - HOW? - 7 replies

Mabuhay to all LJ, I have been researching for a technique or just a simple way of joining metals to wood. I could not find the most economical way. My objective is to recycle scraps both wood and metal. I have a great collection and still growing source for scrap toner catridges from copying machine. Usually, I found stainless rods 4-12 ...

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