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06-20-2016 01:42 PM

Help identifying a Tree. (Pictures) - 15 replies

Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me identify a tree, I’ve been thinking and calling it a Catalpa tree for a very long time but I’d been doubting myself as of lately and decided to google the Catalpa tree and the leaves on the Catalpa tree seem to be larger in the google photo images. I’m in Central Texas and this tree is...

04-20-2016 11:31 PM

Need help, powder post beetle / longhorn beetle in finished box. - 19 replies

Need some help and or advise, I just received a call from one of my customers with findings of fine sawdust in one of the drawers of a box I sold him, he’s not upset with the box and construction more so concerned. The wood in question is cedar elm air dried. The box walls are 5/8” thick finished with Tung oil and wipe on poly, the ...

03-30-2016 06:39 PM

Walmart now carrying quality tools. - 20 replies

Who would have ever thought Walmart to carry high quality tools, so far I’ve found two items that they carry whiteside and Incra with free shipping to boot. Go figure. Edit In; I ordered the Incra Hinge Crafter from the WM online website, optioned for the 7 – 10 free shipping. It was ordered the day before I created this topic and...

08-22-2015 12:30 PM

What happened to one of our prized members "Greg The Cajun Guy" - 51 replies

I’ve noticed here lately that I’ve not seen any activity from Greg, (Greg The Cajun Guy) he has been removed from my friends list and when I tried to view one of his projects it appears that his profile is gone along with his projects? I’d like to know what happened if anyone can shed any light on this? Thanks

08-12-2015 07:47 PM

Removing Jewelry Box Lids, What Blade? - 16 replies

What kind of table saw blade is best for removing the lid from a jewelry box? What I have in my shop 1. Woodworker II 40T 1/8” kerf flat teeth for finger joints. 2. Avanti Pro 60T Fine Finish 3. Oshlun 80T Fine Finish These are the blades I have to work with other than a couple 32T general purpose blades.

08-08-2015 04:25 PM

Jet Bench Top Jointers 8" and 10" Poor Reviews. - 8 replies

I was in the market of upgrading my Delta 6” bench top jointer to a a possible 8” or 10” and during my search I ran across both of the Jet 8” and 10” jointers but after viewing the reviews here on LJ’s and on Amazon both places are rating each jointer 8” and 10” less than good disposable tool rati...

07-08-2015 09:23 PM

Are feedback's in the feedback area ever addressed? - 2 replies

I posted in the feedback area over 8 days ago and have yet to receive a response on my request / suggestion from an admin, Are they ever addressed? Just curious as I don’t want to waste time posting if they aren’t read and addressed too.

07-06-2015 10:46 AM

Need Help With Velvet Necklace Keeper In Lid Of Jewelry Box - 6 replies

I’m needing help with a project and am unable to find anything on the web on how to add a velvet pouch necklace keeper to the lid of a jewelry box. This picture shows a velvet pouch attached to the inside of the lid to act as a necklace keeper. In this project below is a jewelry box that I made the last picture shows a wooden nec...

07-03-2015 10:38 PM

One of the Perks of retirement, Sawing logs all day :) - 17 replies

Not that kind of sawing logs the real kind, geeez…. :) I pulled these logs out thinking they were ready and rip for the picking but after sawing a few logs, I found that they needed to cook quite a bit longer, they’d been in the spalting pit for close to 2 years and thought I could shut the pit down as I have enough lumber to las...

07-01-2015 07:12 PM

Creating Blogs And Adding Photos - 5 replies

What I would like to see happen is being able to create a blog and adding photos so that they are zoomable up to 6 photos just like when creating a project, Cricket, would this be something possible? Thanks

06-16-2015 12:15 PM

Keeping Dust Out Of Your Window AC In The Workshop - 18 replies

A while back I posted a topic asking for solutions in keeping dust out of my AC unit and believe I’ve found a viable solution, they are called filter pads, my parents have been using them for a few years now in their home unit so I thought I’d give them a visit, they have a local business set up where I am and are Texas state wide in...

06-03-2015 06:18 PM

Center Workbench Assistance. - 17 replies

I’m in the starting phase of building a new workbench, I’ll be building it out of 2×4’s Mortise and Tenon, top layers are cabinet grade 3/4” ply and 1/2” ply with Lee Valley front vice and the dog holes, both the 1/2” and 3/4”have been cut to size and was just about to cut the masonite for the very ...

05-30-2015 12:54 AM

A question for those that flock their boxes - 20 replies

I heard somewhere that an alternative to the adhesive that normally comes with flocking can be used, I’m thinking paint? I just can’t remember, does anyone know of anything else that would hold the flocking to the wood besides using the adhesive that goes with flocking? Thanks

05-19-2015 11:03 AM

Question for cabinet makers, adjacent wall clearance for cabinet doors to open - 34 replies

Adding base cabinets to a new addition in my workshop. After building the casings and before adding the doors, I almost forgot to take into consideration for the base cabinet door opening on the adjacent wall, the cabinets are going to be frameless full overlay double doors using 35mm European 110 degree full overlay hinges. I plan on adding ...

05-07-2015 11:03 PM

Rats and Mice in my shop vac - 23 replies

With my shop being so small I had very little room thus I had to hang my shop vac outside under a lean-to, it’s one of those big blue 4.5 gal that Lowes sold and since I have a DC in my shop I never had a need for it, so I just let it hang out there it had been out there for a good couple years or so as I hadn’t needed it until just ...

05-03-2015 10:50 AM

Need help in selecting a new Jig Saw - 19 replies

While in the process of installing the 7/16” OSB walls on my newly workshop addition my 5 years old Black & Decker bit the dirt, the motor still works but the actuator mechanism stopped working, the blade no longer moves up and down, I’ve been in the process of slowly weeding out all of my low end tools and so now it’s time...

04-28-2015 12:49 PM

AC window unit, Air Cleaning system and Dust - 13 replies

With the new addition to my shop, I am also upgrading from my old 8000 BTU 120 volt AC window unit to a larger 18000 BTU 240 volt AC unit, once the old unit was removed and after taking a look on the inside of the system we found it was caked in sawdust and glue combined and took a good while cleaning it out. My question is if I were to inve...

04-25-2015 11:27 AM

New Shop Addition Requires A New Work Bench, Thoughts, Suggestions and Opinions Needed - 10 replies

Now that my shop addition is almost complete it will need a new workbench to replace the old bench, the one I currently have now is a standalone that stands around 41 to 43” in height, not sure why I built it so high, the new one I’m wanting to lower to around the 36” height give or take to my body height, I’m wanting to make it a permanent stru...

04-16-2015 10:36 AM

A question for framers in regards to headers for 24" wide windows. - 16 replies

In my workshop expansion my walls are framed in for 24” wide windows and one 24” wide AC unit wall mount, I spaced the rafters and trusses so that they are resting directly on top of the wall studs do I still need to put a header above the windows if they are fitting in between the studs the rafters are resting on? Can I do simple wi...

04-03-2015 11:05 PM

Shop is completely out of commission due to expansion. - 12 replies

There will be nothing coming in or out of my shop for an ungiven time due to expansion, I suspect by the end of this month into next month, the weather has warmed up and I’ve started on the addition but in order to expand, I had to bunch up the tools to make room for the demolition of a wall, once the expansion is complete then I’ll ...

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