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13 days ago

Mesquite tree finely coming down - 33 replies

I bought my house back in 96 and this Mesquite tree has been in the back yard ever since, I’m not real sure how old it is but only that it’s always been a mature tree, I kept it for personal reasons, for it’s nice shade mainly but due to my dog eating the seed pods that fall to the ground and also the thorns, she doesn’t ...

19 days ago

For shop users, Corded or Cordless Drills and why? - 88 replies

I’d like to get opinions and preferences on cordless and or corded drills, and why? What brought this question on is that in my past I’ve purchased cordless drills and have found them to be useless when needing a drill only to have a dead battery in which takes 8 hours to charge or either a battery that doesn’t take a charge...

24 days ago

Adding a Project, How too? - 8 replies

It appears as though the site has changed, I used to be able to click on projects and have the option to add a new project, that doesn’t seem to be there anymore am I missing something?

24 days ago

Sold a Box For an Unusual Purpose Yesterday 3/26/14 - 16 replies

OK so I’m driving back home from the post office after shipping off a new custom order sale I had just completed and received a phone call but waited until I got home to listen to the message, A customer (lady) living in the same local area I live in wanted to buy one of my boxes, she found me by way of google which brought her to my faceb...

37 days ago

For you Amazon Prime members, get ready for membership increase 2014 - 53 replies

I just received an email from Amazon in regards to my Prime membership, there’s been a change as of my renewal date for this coming July I will have an $15.00 increase in order to keep my membership. For me that’s a deal breaker, I’m going to cut the ties come time for renewal, myself I don’t even think the video steam...

38 days ago

Cypress or Cedar? I need some help a block of wood I received. - 29 replies

Hi I just received a block of wood that had been on the ground in the sun with grass growing over the top of it so it appears it’s been there for several years, the lady told me it was Cypress and I tend to believe her as I don’t think cedar gets this big. The block in the pictures is 12” wide x 4” thick, was hoping so...

40 days ago

Dust collection bag for HF dust collecter, where to get one? - 18 replies

Hello I was hoping someone could direct me to where I can get dust collection bag for my Harbor Freight 70 gallon dust collector, the stock bag that came with it is just a simple clear 70 gallon plastic bag which has already seen it’s better days, I can’t seem to find a replacement bag that will fit, I’ve looked all over onl...

55 days ago

Passing the buck to fellow LJ's, Anyone That Wants it, Custom Order For Box Builder. - 16 replies

A custom order to any LJ box builder that wants it, I’ll put you in contact with customer, please let me know, as it’s a little much for me. Details below I just had a customer contact me through my business page on facebook wanting a custom box built to hold or house 72 watches, she wants three trays each tray to hold 24 watc...

82 days ago

Important info for Wood Burning Stoves and Fire Places - 68 replies

I was looking online at fire places and came across this important bit of information that I never took into consideration nor did I realize, and thought I’d share it here since it also addresses wood burning stoves. There’s another thing besides sawdust that we now have to worry about in protecting our lungs. The Wood Stove / Fir...

104 days ago

Needing help, opinions on specific magazines geared toward box building - 19 replies

I was hoping someone might suggest a magazine or two that are more geared toward small box building, designs etc… I know they aren’t focused on one certain item but just to have a magazine that adds new idea’s, Jewelry boxes, designs etc…. every now and then would be what I’m looking for. Thanks

115 days ago

Ryobi Planer Just Laid Down On Me. In the Market for a new one, Assistence needed. - 48 replies

I’ve had this Ryobi 2 knife planer for around 6 years now, daily use, a couple months ago, I replaced the brushes, today the motor locked up completely. I don’t know if that’s average for all planers be it low quality or high quality? But I’m done! with buying junk or cheap crap which includes Ryobi, HF etc… Righ...

142 days ago

Needing A List Of Some Good Online Bandsaw Blade suppliers - 28 replies

I’d please like a list of online bandsaw blade suppliers for purchasing online, for the past few years I’ve been purchasing from a local supplier in which his blades are not holding up to per welds breaking (see this forum thread) Welds Breaking and I’m growing tired of it, I tried goggling but not having any luck. The bla...

144 days ago

Bandsaw blades breaking at the weld. Dilemma and Question - 19 replies

I have a dilemma along with some questions. First I want to say that I’ve always purchased my blades from a local supplier which I believe to be simple carbon steel, he makes up what I need and does the welding on them, I’ve only purchased name brand blades a few times, not enough to compare to his blades as his has always done th...

157 days ago

I once again turn to you all mighty LJ's for an answer to my finishing question. Stencil and Stain. - 7 replies

I just saw a video (wine bottle balancer) where stencil was taped down over wood tightly and then a gel stain was added to produce wording on the wood, once the stencil was removed the wording remained, so my questions are 1. What’s keeping the stain from bleeding under the stencil? Would it be necessary to lay down a coat of wax free she...

160 days ago

A question in regards to tablesaw sleds. - 17 replies

I have yet to build a nice wooden cross cut sled and not even sure if I need one so that brings me to this question, but first a run down of my shop and equipment. I am limited on space but could manage to find room for a sled if it’d be an asset. I have a Dewalt DW717 miter saw which has been flawless so far for what I’ve been b...

161 days ago

How to cut a perfect elongated hole? - 14 replies

I need help on how to go about cutting a perfect elongated hole in a 5/8” thick piece without tear out on the back side, I need it 1 3/8” long by 1/2” wide, rounded on each end. Thanks

164 days ago

A question for cutting board makers - 23 replies

I have a somewhat simple question in regards to finishing on a cutting board, is it necessary to use beeswax if using mineral oil? Also what makes the difference between a serving board and a cutting board? Thanks

172 days ago

I'd Like Others Opinions, Handcrafted Vs Machinery , Where Does The Line Stop? - 87 replies

I’d like others opinions and outlook on this subject, Is it OK to claim your creations as handcrafted even though you used power tools and machinery to make it with? At what point does it become manufactured or mass produced?

180 days ago

Used metal blades, dispose of or not to dispose, other uses? - 9 replies

After watching Patron’s forum topic on Music to my ears This brought me to a question I was pondering on the other day and wasn’t sure about posting a question about it but….., used bandsaw blades or any metal blades for that matter, should I be throwing these away, is there any other use for them? What about instead of la...

182 days ago

How would you handle a situation? Unsupervised kid, unruly kid in booth. - 53 replies

I have a question wondering how anyone would handle a situation, first let me say that this did not happen to me but came close, an unsupervised and unruly child (10 year old girl) she looked just like the little girl on Honey Boo Boo was going through all of my boxes being some what annoying and unbehaving, she kept pulling out drawers etc when...

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