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28 days ago

Live Edge Guys – Advice Needed - 5 replies

I scored what I think are 2 pieces of nicely shaped wood. It is some breed of pine. Both pieces are consecutive cuts, measure about 13” x 13” with the bark OFF, so they will be too large for my planer. Luckily each piece is real close to the same “thickness” throughout, so no real issues there. One is about 1 1/2” thick, ...

39 days ago

Unit Flag from my 'Nam days = special to me - 13 replies

No wind for last three days to show it flying. This is special to me. It is NOT about me…...........I gave a little It is about those kids who had their lives taken from them….......They Gave ALL Rick Dennington and I “found” each other on LumberJocks. We stay in touch. Same unit, over-lapping tours. Ric...

79 days ago

How to make Yellow Heart pop ? - 3 replies

How do I make Yellow Heart pop? My buddy’s grandmother carved a chess set………large pieces, requiring 2 ½” squares. Gonna be a big board. Going to start with 6/4 walnut and rock maple for the squares and I would like to make the border really stand out and have decided Yellow heart would be good……………plus I want to use it again. I used ...

90 days ago

My Thoughts On Memorial Day - 32 replies

I believe this should be read from every pulpit in America tomorrow, Memorial Day, 2014. My Thoughts…………To My Family and Friends__* On Memorial Day, Americans should pause with solemn gratitude and deep respect for all our fallen service men and women who have had their lives taken away from them in thei...

123 days ago

Never heard a Table Saw called a Tilting Arbor Saw - 19 replies

Makes perfect sense. Now I know the table tilts…..............not the blade…..........very interesting, No idea as to who manufactured this saw or how old it is. No idea as to if these were easy-to-use saws No idea why the tilting table was a “good thing”. No idea as to the type of work a Tilting Arbor Saw...

185 days ago

I don't need no stinking joiner - 42 replies

Early on……as a Newbie…….and it continues to this day……I have seen many many forum topics on which tools come first….......the planer or the joiner? Everyone has an informed opinion…...opinions that (I sincerely think) are based on the type of work they do. So, early on I bought a joiner…......a good one…....because ...

185 days ago

I Discovered Magnets !!!!! - 11 replies

PVC cup with magnet—-for Pencils and Magic Markers and 4 “ Combo-Square ….AND …..Magnetized hold for keeping measuring tape handy. I am forever running out into my shop to work for a few minutes and do not put my apron on……. So, I never have handy all the stuff that is in my shop apron, e.g. pencils, markers, lefty-righty ta...

198 days ago

Most under-used but GREAT tool in my shop - 9 replies

This is (whatever-it-is) the most under-used tool in my shop. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I used it. Oh, Wait ! I never HAVE actually used it. That could be why. But, I am positive it does a AAA-Bang-up job on whatever-the-hell it is supposed to do. I knew old-man Critt himself, and nothing he did was half-ass or h...

247 days ago

Can you even get your mind around these type of people ?????? - 34 replies

This happened a couple of days ago near St. George….red-rock county.Just a few days ago, several HUGE boulders, some larger than a house were loosened by Mother Nature and rolled down a steep mountain for over one-forth-of-a-mile before slamming into a house at the bottom….. totally demolishing the house and killing the two occupants...

260 days ago

A note about MsDebbieP................................... - 11 replies

A month or so ago, MsDebbieP pm’d me and asked if I would do the next monthly interview. I was truly shocked. I argued that there are so MANY others on LJ that would be much more deserving than I. I lost the argument. MsDebbieP and I had quite a few back and forth PM’s related to the interview……….. timelines, format, answering the inte...

261 days ago

A+ Service from Rockler - 4 replies

I think we all have mixed experiences with the same company…..great-service one time and then not-so-great. Well, just a quick “Atta Boy” and thanks to Steve at Rockler. I asked a simple but critical (to me) question about the actual size of a hinge (width of each leaf was what I was worried about) and he sent me a VERY d...

275 days ago

This is truly one of the most mega-important Pearls of Great Price that I have ever read. - 1 reply

290 days ago

Loose Tenons in 4/4 stock prior to planing down to approx 3/4 - 7 replies

Need just a few comments from loose tenon guys. Making some decorative (not big, load-bearing) entry-way tables for Christmas. Only have bits and tenons for 1/4” (and don’t particularly want to buy 3/8 stuff right now) Working with 6/4 stock for the top (prior to planeing ) and 4/4 stock (prior to planeing) for the rest. ...

312 days ago

Where do you guys buy single bits to replace bits in a set? - 12 replies

Where do you guys buy single bits to replace bits in a set? I’ve looked around a lot, but still not sure where to buy decent single bits from a reputable source. I have 4 sets of bits: 1. Forstner Bits – good quality – (none needed) 2. Brad Point Bits – decent quality (a couple of bits needed) 3. ...

316 days ago

Brtch (Bertrand) and C+ Woodworker (Bruce) Get together - 9 replies

Written by Bruce The very first laugh we had was when we first met outside on their lawn and Bert and I discovered we both wore suspenders AND belts. That totally cracked all us up. We need the suspenders cuz neither one of us likes saggy pants below our “love handles” and I like a belt because I carry my big Leatherman on it, as I don’...

319 days ago

Issue is: How I now judge and evaluate a tool before purchase - 14 replies

I started to post this as a reply on the current Forum Topic: ”Were tools really better in the past???......posted by Purrmaster. I ended up going off-topic, so I thought I would post this separately. *Issue is: How to judge and evaluate a tool before purchase…...........old OR new The end user ( a regular guy) is usually ...

338 days ago

If my sons' memories of this trip don't crack you up............ - 4 replies

For all you Dad’s that take your sons camping…........... I am posting a couple of back and forth emails between me and my sons as of yesterday. I think these are absolutely hysterical and thought some of you might either be able to relate to them or at least appreciate the spoken attitudes of my boys….......... well, men re...

340 days ago

Need plans for "that plywood guy peeking from behind pole" - 11 replies

I have spent the last hour looking for this. It is the plywood guy peeking out from behind a power pole He may have binoculars. I know I have seen it on here….......... just can’t find it…........ I guess none of the words I am using on Search are working. Anybody? Thx…........ Bruce.

365 days ago

I just had the greatest customer service experience with McFeely’s - 18 replies

And they deserve a shout out. I decided to splurge and gave each and every one of my @#$%^& Phillips screws (all neatly organized) to my sons. I also ordered the sample assortment of over a 1000 square-drive screws from McFeely’s. I received them, did a few projects and then reordered additional assortments in 6 and 8 and 10 that I ...

383 days ago

Coping Sled...........If I make this cut it is going to tear up my sled - 7 replies

I cannot figure out how to make this dado the correct depth without tearing up my coping Sled I know to use a shim under the router table fence that is the same thickness as the Coping Sled base. No problem there. Although the photos do not show the shim, they do show a small strip on the sled base up against the fence that I “remov...

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