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03-25-2018 07:11 AM

I finally pulled the trigger!! - 34 replies

So today I pulled the trigger and order a Jet 12” combo jointer planer with a helical head and A Super Max 25/50 drum sander. Crap o’Dear what have I gotten myself into? Bottom line I honestly feel I now have every tool I will ever need or everything I want. I’m not into turning so a lathe is not on my list. These should be...

11-04-2016 07:29 PM

Any body getting a new pw/email from Sandra soro - 10 replies

I got this LJ message notifier in personal email folder. Sandra wants my bank account number to transfer some money to it. YEAH Right…in a Pig’s eye. She’s got a real sad tale of woe. You think she’s got any looks to her? She wants me to serve as her guardian! To hell with that!! After raising my own I don’t ...

10-25-2016 10:39 PM

spam alert - 3 replies

There’s a spammer here again going by “microsystem”. He’s got 70 comments in 2 hours in Arabic text. I found him on 2 different threads. I flagged him on both.

09-12-2016 02:52 AM

What sanding media will get the best results with the least abrasion to metal. - 11 replies

What media would best to use in my sanding cabinet to clean up hand planes? I know some things will etch the metal. I’m pretty set on glass beads unless someone can recommend something better. I might have a source for free coal slag, but I have to work that source a little more. My concern is damaging/etching the metal unnecessarily.

07-16-2016 02:29 PM

Just flagged another spamster. - 9 replies

I just saw a spamster in the workbench smack down thread. It goes by the handle of Thomasteds and it’s promoting that garbage about Teds woodworking plans. You all know about the 16,000 plans and crap. I detest these jerks.

06-21-2016 01:48 AM

Is this a tool gloat ? - 7 replies

I picked these up today. The guy first told me $250 a couple of months back, today $350. I said let’s split the difference. So I got the pair for $300. I’m thinking I did okay. I really didn’t do much research on these. Ya’ll give me your honest opinions. I can take it.

10-14-2015 04:45 AM

Band saw skills - 6 replies

I’m limited with my Band Saw. I can only rip a 6.25” piece. I’m kicking the idea of cutting an project which would require me to rotate the wood thru the blade. Hopefully, this would allow me to gain an additional 1’2” maybe as much as an inch, maybe more. Has anyone found them in the same situation? Have you ...

09-29-2015 02:16 AM

Security warning for all LJ's - 16 replies

The other day I was wandering around here and went to the shops tab. I was totally blown by the number folks listing and showing their shops for the whole world to see. What knocked me out of the saddle was so many have their entire street address listed. One of them was an LJ buddy of mine. Me being the very suspicious and untrusting ex cop...

09-21-2015 03:36 AM

My simple improvements to the Leigh Dovetail jig. - 12 replies

So this is the 2nd time I’ve started this topic. Back in the early 90’s I bought a Leigh Dovetail jig because I Norm using it and it looked like the be all, end all. It sat unused in my shed till this summer for a variety of reasons. I pulled it out, studied everything I could find and watched every video I could find. I struggled...

09-20-2015 01:03 AM

How do I load pictures to a forum ? - 3 replies

So I wrote up an extensive topic for a forum but have no idea how to load the pictures. Can anyone give me simple directions? I tried that photobucket thing but it said I need to do some sort of thing with adblock. So how in the #$%& do you do that nonsense. As you can tell I’m not very computer literate. So quit rolling your eye...

09-13-2015 11:27 PM

The most under appreciated and most useful tool in the shop. - 16 replies

Today I was working on a drawer and pulled out my utility knife to trim a little piece of wood on a dado. Got me to thinking how often I pull it out to scrap, trim, cut or what ever the heck. I’ve got it in my apron pocket almost all the time. Going for it is second nature after all these years, muscle memory. I mean a quick trim , litt...

09-05-2015 12:18 AM

I got a question on hand planes. - 6 replies

I was at a flea market earlier today and saw an Ohio #4 hand plane. The guy wanted $10. I past it up as I have two # 4’s and three # 4 1/2’s. I have a pretty good knowledge of Stanley’s but that Ohio, I had no idea about. I can still go back and get it. Where I live very few people are interested it that sort of thing. I...

07-27-2015 07:15 PM

passing along an interesting website - 7 replies

I stumbled across this website whilst looking for information on my 50+ year old Atlas band saw. The site is It’s got quite an extensive list of owners manuals for wood and metal machines. It’s quite obvious that most of the companies have gone by the wayside. Just thought some of you folks might be interest...

07-21-2015 01:09 AM

need help repairing my bandsaw - 4 replies

So a number of years ago I picked up a Dewalt 12” band saw. Actually it’s an Atlas 912. I’m in the process of getting tuned up like it should be. I’ve replaced all the bearings, a new blade, new tires arrive later this week. What I really need is a new tension spring. I checked OWWM and a couple of other websites an...

06-25-2015 08:28 PM

Whiteside router bits - 21 replies

I just got off the phone with a very nice young lady at Whiteside. I’d been experiencing some problems with a Whiteside router bit and collet. I called and spoke with Todd who gave me a few suggestions and if they didn’t solve the problem to send the router bits and he’d rework them. That was 2 weeks ago. They arrived this ...

04-13-2015 11:57 PM

dust filter question. - 3 replies

I’m building a dust/air filter for my garage shop. It’s 30’X30’ with 9’ ceiling. I bought a 22” fan from Best Buy with a remote control and may put a timer on it so it’ll run for awhile after I close down for the night. Here’s my question. Is there a recommended distance between the last filter ...

04-15-2014 03:25 AM

I need help choosing a species of wood for a sign carving project. - 6 replies

If any of you LJ’s have seen or know topamaxsurvivor, He’s got a really, profound quotation at the end of his posting. I want to hand carve a relief sign of this quotation to hang in my humble workshop. I’m kicking the idea of Cherry or Red Oak. I know that basswood/Linden is the standard carving wood. I intend to use a wo...

04-03-2014 11:08 PM

My new chisels - 5 replies

So I saw another LJ had built a glue bottle holder. I tought I could dress it up a little. I built one for myself. So a neighbor came down to look at a bed I built my daughter. I showed her some my other projects. She saw my glue bottle holder and asked me to build her a smaller one. She went to her scrap book club and I got orders for 6 m...

03-11-2014 11:09 PM

Every now and then , ain't it great when things come together ? - 2 replies

Ages and ages ago I bought a Dewalt Model 440 bandsaw. Yup, your all right when you say, “Man that must be old”. It is but it was treated with love and care by the previous owner. Prior to this past week I’ve only replaced one blade. Well, Friday it threw a blade and I was in the process of putting it back on when I discove...

02-06-2014 02:17 AM

what in the world are you complaning about???? - 13 replies

I’ve seen complaining about this website/forum. From what i’ve seen out there Lumberjocks has got the rest beat hands down. Maybe you complainers are just a little wound to tight. I enjoy learnng from others. Wisdom, is gained thru the passing of time and experiences. Of those experiences, mistakes sometimes are the greatest lea...

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