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|11-05-2015 03:13 PM||
Non-woodworking coffee lounge post - 4 replies
So don’t say you haven’t been warned. :-) I was reading recently about the anniversary of the plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant and several other members of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. That led me to thinking about some of the other musicians we’ve lost in similar accidents, and that, of course, led me to pull out the gu...
|10-23-2015 02:16 PM||
Does polyurethane get a bad rap? - 35 replies
I was reading a comment on another thread this morning, one we’ve all seen some version of a thousand times, about someone disliking poly because it looks like plastic. It started me thinking about whether this is a fair criticism, or maybe just a bias based on how poly gets used sometimes. Granted, some folks think every project should...
|08-18-2015 05:32 PM||
10 Years in Woodworking, and Why I Remember That - 13 replies
A little over 10 years ago, I was walking around Home Depot with a few extra dollars in my pocket when a display of little Ryobi benchtop table saws caught my eye. I had been raised around tools, and had always done handyman-type work around the house, but no real woodworking to speak of. I purchased the saw on a whim, but as soon as I discovere...
|08-16-2015 10:04 PM||
Modern Glues Are Amazing - 17 replies
I laminated some 1/8” thick sycamore to some 3/8” walnut for a box I’m working on, using good old Titebond II. In the course of cutting pieces to size, I sliced this off on the table saw. I was blown away that even on this paper-thin shaving, the sycamore would not separate from the walnut. Even when I tried, the walnut or the ...
|02-04-2015 05:14 PM||
Questions on Guitar Finishing - 38 replies
I finally broke down and ordered an unfinished ES335-style kit guitar I’ve been looking at for a while. There is an abundance of sometimes contradictory information out there, and some questions come to mind. Any thoughts on transtint vs. analine dyes? This will be my first time using either. Since the guitar has plastic binding, I&...
|07-23-2014 03:04 PM||
Another Relaxation Video - 15 replies
Have a few sips of coffee and let your brain roam free for a couple of minutes. Then get back to making sawdust. Summer Garden
|07-13-2014 02:28 PM||
"Amazing Products" - 10 replies
I got an email this morning from Popular Woodworking featuring the image below. Now I’m not sure exactly what this amazing product is, but it sure doesn’t look like something one should partake in before operating power tools! :-)
|06-24-2014 05:21 PM||
Deal Alert - Dewalt Drill - 1 reply
I’ve had good luck with reconditioned tools from CPO. When I got the email for this deal this morning, I jumped on it. I’ve got the 18V NiCad Dewalt 1/2” drill, and it has given me great service. I’ve just been waiting for a good deal on a Lithium Ion version to come along.
|06-15-2014 01:16 PM||
Happy Father's Day - 14 replies
Happy Father’s Day to Dads everywhere, living and departed, including all those moms who have to be dads as well. I wrote this song for my dad… unfortunately, his dementia doesn’t really allow him to fully comprehend it. I’m sure some of you will be able to identify though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq87ewaXigw
|04-11-2014 03:57 AM||
Band Saw Question - 12 replies
I need a little advice with a new-to-me Sears 12” band saw. The saw belonged to ny dad, who is in a nursing home now, and it has not been used in quite a while. In the process of cleaning it up, I noticed the blade was too close to the edge of the tire on the top wheel. When I loosened the tension knob to fiddle with the blade, nothing ...
|03-28-2014 05:09 PM||
Move Along - No Woodworking to See Here - 30 replies
I feel a little guilty posting this since I haven’t posted any actual woodworking lately, but this in direct response to a fellow LJ who asked if I had any new music to share. I was playing around on the guitar the other night in my little home studio, and the result sounded like it might match up well with some of my Bryce Canyon photos...
|12-16-2013 05:02 PM||
Now That's a Woodcarving! - 10 replies
I just ran across this… don’t know if anyone else may have already posted it, but definitely worth a look. Check out the link to see the full view. http://cdn.viralnova.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/tree-trunk3.jpg
|10-31-2013 05:03 PM||
Zion National Park - 13 replies
As promised (or threatened), here is the video of my trip to Zion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzfUny8H2mk Or if you just want to see the stills: http://www.flickr.com/photos/68271167@N00/sets/72157637121575033/ Hope some of you have just a tiny bit of the fun watching that I had being there!
|10-30-2013 06:51 PM||
Back from Vacation - 23 replies
I haven’t been posting lately, as I was on vacation… followed by a lengthy catching-up process once I got back to work. Now where do I start to get caught up on LJ’s???? A short compilation of my Grand Canyon photos… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxEXExl-1X4
|07-16-2013 12:20 PM||
Morning Humor - 9 replies
I read this one this morning and it made me laugh out loud. I thought it was too good not to pass along. * On their way to get married, a young couple is involved in a fatal caraccident. The couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waitingfor St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they beginto wonder: Could...
|06-28-2013 07:11 PM||
Anybody Need a Lathe? - 12 replies
Check out this bad boy I found on CL
|06-05-2013 04:01 PM||
Plane Deal Alert - 16 replies
Am I missing something? Apart from the broken handles, this looks to me like an excellent deal on some fixer-uppers. The only reason I’m not bidding is that I’m pretty full on the project list right now. Still, if nobody bids, I’m gonna jump in. http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-wood-planes-/130918879904?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&...
|06-04-2013 12:41 PM||
Craigslist Gem of the Day - 19 replies
Anybody need a compressor upgrade? You might need to sell a kidney to afford it, though.
|05-24-2013 02:22 PM||
How NOT to Sell Your Stuff - 37 replies
I realize this is an expensive lathe, but how can you ask $4K for something that looks this bad in your photo??!! http://neworleans.craigslist.org/tls/3825594086.html
|04-15-2013 04:28 PM||
The Outrage of Saggy Pants - 60 replies
Okay folks, this is totally non-woodworking, but it’s something that’s been on my local news lately, and I’m interested in other people’s thoughts on this issue. We’re probably all familiar by now with the sagging pants fashion statement, right? You know… where the guy’s shorts are barely clinging to ...