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|71 days ago||
drum sander motor issue - 26 replies
Slowly but surely spending more time in the shop. Have even done a couple of small shows with lots of help from friends …. but still making sawdust. I have a Delta 36” drum sander that has always been a good steady tool. However, tonight it simply quit. The table belt moves but the drum does not. It worked for about 3 passes then ...
|240 days ago||
Lumberjocks in London area - 11 replies
Some friends and I have decided to journey to London in April/May 2014. That seems like a long ways off, but in reality not so much. I’m working on setting up some locations to visit and wanted to find out if any sites in London would be especially interesting to a woodworker. Does anyone know of some “off the radar” sites that...
|247 days ago||
Band saw motor belt - 12 replies
I have a Jet 14” band saw and it’s a workhorse. I’ve had it about 8 years or so now and this is really the first problem I’ve had with it. Before now all I’ve had to do was replace the starter switch and that was within the first six months I had it, so I can say I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of the s...
|289 days ago||
Design programs for cutting boards - 2 replies
I’ve got a new mac computer and having issues learning the ins and outs – regardless – I tried to cut and paste a link here so you would have some idea of what I’m getting at – but no luck. There is a cutting board design program out there for windows – but is there something that will run on the mac? IR...
|302 days ago||
Lazy Susan Hardware Questions - 4 replies
I’ve decided I want to make some Lazy Susan projects (with apologies to all those persons named Susan). My question lies in the dimensions. How much overhang is generally acceptable for each size hardware? I have the 6 and 9 inch hardware from Rockler. Their website gives you all of the dimensions of the hardware itself but not the accepta...
|309 days ago||
I am the worse at doing searches – but nothing I’ve searched brings up the post I’m looking for. So perhaps you can help me. As I recall a very long time ago there was a post with a list of articles that compared the pros and cons of plastic v. wood cutting boards. I’m trying to find that post. I’ve found some artic...
|312 days ago||
Bees wax and mineral oil - 13 replies
A quick question before I start my day job…. I want to try the bees wax and mineral oil finish for a few endgrain cutting boards. Is there a magic formula for how much wax to oil to use or is it a try it until you find the right fit? Also, I do not have a double boiler so I was planning to use low heat on the stove top in a glass pan...
|315 days ago||
Plunge router issue - 6 replies
Okay – this is a little bit of a rant caused by frustration. I’ve been out of the shop a long time and am working on small projects to get myself back in the swing of things. I want to make some of these trivets http://lumberjocks.com/projects/78314 which Nelson has done such a nice job on. I’ve made the jig which was quite eas...
|317 days ago||
Bread knives - 4 replies
Has anyone used the bread knife kit from Rocker? If so, what was your experience? Does the blade seem like it will last under almost daily use? (I tried to cut and paste the link – but can’t seem to get it done.) I’m thinking of making a knife for my SIL who makes homemade bread everyday (I know wouldn’t you like fresh br...
|323 days ago||
next generation cheese boards - 4 replies
Good evening all. I am trying to find the “PDF for the next generation cheese boards. The only link I can find is broken. Can anyone send me a good link? Thanks in advance.
|422 days ago||
Off topic comment - 9 replies
I am a big history reader. I would like some suggestions about history books that are from a non- United States perspective. They would have to be written in English so that limits me, but still would really like some suggestions that might extend my world perspective on history. I am not married to one period of time, but I seem to spend a lot ...
|623 days ago||
I’ve not taken the blade and brake out yet—- figured I’d save that little job until tomorrow—after I’ve had time to recover my wits. The saw has paid for itself in spades. I bought the saw because of it’s safety feature and well before I was diagnosed with Dystonia. Because of my Dystonia I am very leary of...
|636 days ago||
Non-shop talk forum - 19 replies
Is there a way to block that particular forum? If there is, will someone please tell me how. I’m getting tired of wading through the non-shop stuff to get to the good stuff. Thanks
|638 days ago||
Testing a tip - 23 replies
First off you all know when you read in the various magazines the reader’s tips that you sometimes say, yeah, I suppose that’s pretty good, but can’t see myself using it, so you just glance over it. Then there are those tips that just make no sense at all and you wonder why did they print that? Then there are those tips that sa...
|643 days ago||
Dedicated miter sled - 11 replies
I was trolling the Fine Woodworking website last night and came across this video series and was wondering if anyone has made the sled that is featured. http://www.finewoodworking.com/building-picture-frames-video-preview/ I’m not sure if you can see the video unless you are a member of the website, but I’d be interested in peo...
|661 days ago||
Lazy susans - 5 replies
I’m wanting to make a few lazy susan’s for presents. I’d like people’s opinions on the best hardware to use. I have looked on the net and there are quite a few, but I honestly don’t know what would make good lazy susan hardware. Any advice is appreicated. Thanks
|688 days ago||
Trouble posting to blog - 3 replies
I’ve been trying to post my next part to my chair class and I keep getting almost done and I get booted off. Usually the site saves the draft every 30 seconds. Doesn’t seem to be happening. I’ve done the writing part in my word program but I need to put the pictures in on the site and I’m starting to get a little frustrat...
|718 days ago||
Holiday gifts - 1 reply
I’ve been cruising through the projects pages and there are so many that I can’t possibly comment on all of them. But I wanted to say thank you to all the Lumberjocks for all the terrific projects, blogs, forum posts etc. this past year. I’ve learned a lot and from the looks of the project pages so have a lot of you. Congra...
|721 days ago||
posting from an Ipad - 15 replies
Has anyone had trouble having their posts “pcik up” or “take” when they are working off their Ipads? It seems the last two posts I’ve made while working on my Ipad did to actually get posted. I usually get on lumberjocks on my laptop, but occassionally use the Ipad but that seems to not work so good for posting. Is ...
|721 days ago||
Using epoxy - 14 replies
I want to start adding a little splash of color into some of my boxes and maybe into a few cheese boards along the way. The West epoxy system seems to get a lot of good results, but if you are not going to do a lot of epoxy work – would your general, buy it at the big box store, epoxy work? Also doesn’t the epoxy and color seep i...