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|41 days ago||
How Augers are made - 11 replies
Came across this short video that shows how augers are made in case you’ve ever wondered. Thought it might be of interest. http://youtu.be/-TG4AIyFoyc
|214 days ago||
Ken Hawley talking about his amazing tool collection - 18 replies
This man has forgotten more about tools than most of us will ever know. His collection lives on at the Ken Hawley Trust at Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Sheffield. In this video he talks about his collection and shares some stories. He also shows the tool that got him interested in old tools. http://youtu.be/ijCEeRIdQSo
|350 days ago||
Embedding YouTube videos - 12 replies
LJs currently accepts object codes for embedding videos. Object codes used to be the default embed code on YouTube, but now the default is iframe codes. Do LJs have plans to accept iframe codes? P.S. I know you can still access the old object code on YouTube if you know where to look.
|646 days ago||
Why Teachers Drink... - 32 replies
Just a few of the answers teachers have come across when marking tests. Enjoy!
|727 days ago||
Posting on behalf of Sylvain - 17 replies
Sylvain has asked that I bring to your attention the fact that he is unable to start a new forum post. This is what he said on the Workbench Smackdown thread. ”31 days ago I tried to start a forum. For an unknow reason it didn’t work.I tried to send 2 mail to Martin Sojka but apparently he does not receive it either. I did not rec...
|734 days ago||
Olympic Games Opening Ceremony - 29 replies
What a great spectacle! In particular, I thought the Industrial Revolution montage and the music tribute was superb. Just wondering if the rest of the world ‘got it’ or did a lot of it go over your heads?
|883 days ago||
Bogus LJ - Please remove - 31 replies
|1048 days ago||
Woodworking for a Living - A trip down memory lane - 16 replies
Saw this today and thought I’d share it. It is fabulous. Notice the simple tools and how they use their bodies to hold the workpieces and provide support/leverage for their hand tools. I love the two-man plane. Trades: Clogmaker, spoon carver, chair maker After they make their wares, they load them on a horse and cart and take them t...
|1070 days ago||
Bogus Member - LJs Beware - 47 replies
Hi, Got up this morning and before I’d even finished my first cup of coffee, I received a private message from someone with the Username VIRIGNGIRLS (which made me laugh, but that’s another story). Obviously a bogus message and a bogus member of LJs. Please remove this member from the site, just in case anyone is gullable enough t...
|1131 days ago||
I’ve never really given much thought to hammers in the past, but recently I acquired a few different types and it made me wonder why a particular weighted and shaped hammer is better for a certain trade/task than another style of hammer. Isn’t it just a weight with a handle? To artisans of yesteryear, aparently not. Doubtless some of...
|1218 days ago||
The Answer to Back Pain in the Shop - 21 replies
Introducing LUV-Ur-BACK workshop shoes (patent pending). The shoes your back has been waiting for.We all know that standing for long periods in the workshop can cause back pain. Manufacturers have addressed this need by providing rubber workstation mats. However these are expensive, can be a trip hazard and are a pain to move when you wan...
|1225 days ago||
A Vintage English Hand Saw - 9 replies
I recently acquired this wonderful piece of English heritage and thought I’d share it with you. This is a vintage 8 PPI (7 TPI) 26” crosscut hand saw made by Spear & Jackson in Sheffield, England over 100 years ago when Spear & Jackson were at the forefront of saw manufacture. The saw plate is cast steel, taper ground and has a st...
|1229 days ago||
"Somebody save me!" cried the brace - 23 replies
What do you do on a Sunday afternoon when your chores are all done, you’ve read all your woodworking blogs and your woodworking fix is still not satisfied? Why you head on over to eBay of course to see if you can find any gems amongst the dross. Filter out the ‘Buy It Now’ items, the ‘New’ items and anything outside...
|1230 days ago||
Is it just me or is anyone else experiencing the ad banner covering up the navigation at the top of the page? See below:
|1258 days ago||
FREE Woodworking Information Overload - 27 replies
Man I miss the Coffee Lounge forum. I’m posting this thread here as I think these are basic internet skills that every woodworker should possess. A few years ago, I made the decision to stop buying woodworking magazines, such as Popular Woodworking, Fine Woodworking and Furniture and Cabinetmaking. Why? Because in my opinion, there were...
|1357 days ago||
Request for New Review Category - 2 replies
Would it be possible to add a new review category for ‘Finishing’. I wanted to do a review of a finishing product, but the only category I can put it under at the moment is ‘Other’. Many thanks, Andy
|1394 days ago||
Why you should always take a small magnet on holiday - 27 replies
I travel a fair amount on business, so I’m alway staying in hotels. Most hotels these days use plastic card keys to gain access to the room, but do you know what is contained on the magnetic strip of that card key? 1. Customer’s name2. Partial home address3. Room number4. Check-in and check-out dates5. Customer’s credit card...