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151 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...

178 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...

200 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

210 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...

238 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...

239 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...

252 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...

256 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...

257 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

260 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

268 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?

276 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...

277 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...

299 days ago

Planing against grain, (not end grain) flat surface. - 17 replies

I’m left with a situation with a glue up for a project I am working on only the glue up won’t fit in my 13” planer unless I turn it to plan against grain, I’m not talking about end grain, I’m talking about the top surface, I’ve never done it before and thought I’d better ask before doing it. I was thinki...

302 days ago

(Finishing) Experimenting with a new to me technique, end grain and blotching fix. - 12 replies

After posting here on LJ awhile back an issue I was having with lacquer causing tiny crystals to form on some red cedar over a period of time (shelf sitting) Charles Neil chimed in and told me what I needed to do, he mentioned shellac as a sealer first. I thought about what he said and did some research on shellac and found that using the non...

314 days ago

Bit the bullet, new addition to the driveway - 10 replies

Well it had to be done, after talking to Greg about his booth display and since I am only limited 6’ 5” on bed length and only 4’ in width between the fender wells, I have an 06 Tundra double cab (crew) with a 6 and a half foot bed, yep that’s right you newer Tundra double cab owners I’m not limited to only a 5’5” bed :) but even with that 6’.5...

320 days ago

Trying to figure how woodworking fits into market day art's and fair events. - 21 replies

I’ve only been doing the shows starting Nov last year just before Christmas, up until just yesterday, the first show in Nov 2012 turned out my best sale yet to day with the most income in a single day sitting, held in small town called Blanco during their monthly market day event, my second biggest was April during an Arts and Crafts show...

323 days ago

Planer motor running erratically, Bad Brushes? - 11 replies

I have the Ryobi AP 1301 have had it for several years, just a couple days ago I noticed the motor starting fluctuating, pulsating, losing power gaining power running erratically, acting like it’s trying to go out, so I’m wondering if brushes going bad can cause this? Thanks

324 days ago

Barter with the Dentist - 31 replies

So today I had a dentist appointment to have an old crown replaced, I know the front desk pretty well the ladies and thought I’d bring in some of my work so they could see it, I grabbed my recently made Bubinga Santa sleigh and propped it up on the front counter my dentist walked in and saw it and was amazed starting asking me a lot of que...

332 days ago

Baffled, I have salt crystals forming on the end grain of my finished cedar boxes - 9 replies

I have something happening that I’ve never seen before, On one of my red cedar boxes (bandsaw box Santa Sleigh) I had left the inside of all drawers unfinished for the cedar aroma and had a lacquer finish on the exterior walls and everywhere else, only the inside of the drawers were left unfinished, the box had been left on the shelf for ...

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