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|131 days ago||
flower holder thingy - 10 replies
So I have no idea what this thing I want is called. I tried to find a project to show what it is with no luck. But basically what I am looking for is the plastic/metal insert that is used to hold a small flower in a wooden vase. Anyone know what that is called and/or where to get them? I want to make a set for a wedding gift and not knowing what...
|161 days ago||
Just have to laugh at myself - 6 replies
I was cruising through my old projects trying to find my hall table picture to show a friend and I stumbled on this project lumberjocks.com/projects/3710. I see in my description that I say I don’t plan to make any more boards because this one was tedious. That was almost 6 years and 300+ boards ago. I think that might qualify as “ea...
|184 days ago||
Dewalt scroll saw - 10 replies
Okay, so my lack of mechanical know-how will be on full display again. My scroll saw has popped the fuse button. Ive pushed it back in and the machine comes on for a millisecond and pops again. On most things when the fuse pops, you push it back in and you go on your merry way. The electic outlet happens to be the only thing on the particular br...
|188 days ago||
So I’ve got your attention.I apologize in advance for my lack of photographic genius and even more for my lack of editing abilities. I get frustrated with trying to edit, etc. hence I don’t do much posting with pictures…. In the last year I’ve made a lot of cutting boards and have sold quite a few along the way. I very...
|192 days ago||
this seems like a safety question to me - 7 replies
How does a person who purports to be a fellow LJ get my personal email when my last name is not listed here? I don’t mind getting messages via our internal message system but getting an email from someone I know I’ve not given my email address to is a little unnerving to me. Not being very computer savvy can someone explain to ...
|228 days ago||
Dewalt 735 planer issue - 6 replies
I am having trouble finding an online manual for the 735 planer. Every link I find turns into something not a manual. I tried the Dewalt site and still could not get the manual. Getting frustrated to say the least. My search for the manual because I was running a board through and a piece apparently broke off and I believe it is jammed up in ...
|324 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 ...
|493 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...
|501 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...
|542 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...
|555 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...
|562 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...
|566 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...
|568 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...
|570 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...
|576 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.
|675 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 ...
|876 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...
|889 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
|892 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...