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|1455 days ago||
Making a Chess Board the Easy Way - 8 replies
Yesterday, I posted my latest box project, and a lot of people asked about how the pattern on the top and bottom was done. It is really just a variation on a chess board, made by the method shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUKPs7lrucQ The only difference is that when I did the final glue up I let the colors overlap rathe...
|1457 days ago||
Best Miter Saw Blade? - 28 replies
I have a Ridgid non-sliding miter saw, and I’m looking for blade recommendations. I’m not building decks with it…I use it almost exclusively for finer work, so speed is not a factor. I’m looking for the blade that will give me the smoothest crosscuts possible. I read somewhere that a blade with a negative hook angle is be...
|1496 days ago||
Termite Recommendations? - 18 replies
Rockler has a 20% off any one item sale going on, And I was thinking of adding a Termite tool my lathe accessories. I didn’t see any reviews posted here, and I was looking for some first hand experience from my fellow jocks before I lay out the $80 or so. Thoughts?
|1498 days ago||
Am I the only one stupid enough.... - 56 replies
....to take a tool right off the grinding wheel and touch the edge to see if it feels sharp??!! (I don’t know how sharp it was, but it damn sure was hot!)
|1503 days ago||
This Is Not Related To Woodworking! - 45 replies
After 43 years of frustration, and 25 years of being a season ticket holder, my beloved Saints are finally going to the Super Bowl. As I stood in the Superdome last night and watched the game-winning kick sail through the uprights, I felt all those years of heartbreak melt away. Grown men cried like babies. Entire books have been written o...
|1506 days ago||
Clamp Gloat - 15 replies
Did anyone else jump on this? I got an email from Woodcraft a week or so ago offering free shipping, and this set of Bessey clamps was featured in the ad for $29.99. I’ve been looking around, and the best prices I can find for all these clamps, if purchased individually, total up to something approaching $100. Unfortunately, the set ...
|1530 days ago||
Your Favorite Turning Tool - 13 replies
As some of you may have read, I just got my first lathe. So far, all I’ve done is play around with some spindle work. I have an 8-pc. set of the most common tools, and in trying my hand with them it seems like the skews are the most versatile of the lot. I can produce a wide variety of effects by slightly altering the position of the cutti...
|1548 days ago||
Sharpening Lathe Chisels - 27 replies
I’m brand new at turning, and now I must face the horror of sharpening. I feel about sharpening the same way some people feel about finishing. I’ve been known to buy a new tool rather than sharpen the old one. Get the picture? :-) So, my question is… Do I really need to invest in a slow-speed grinder and a sharpening jig of ...
|1548 days ago||
Forum Refresh Delay? - 9 replies
Has anyone else noticed this? It used to be that if I replied to a topic, that topic would immediately jump to the top of the list if I clicked on Forums. Now there is a considerable delay. The reply itself gets posted right away, but the topic list will still show that the last comment was 2 hours ago or whatever. This isn’t the big...
|1566 days ago||
Using Circular Saw Blades on a Table Saw - 38 replies
This may be a dumb question, but…. This review happened to catch my eye, and it got me to thinking (usually not a good thing). Since probably more than 90% of my cuts are on material less than 1” thick, is there any downside to using a 7 1/4” blade in a table saw? I’m not talking about for everyday general purpose c...
|1584 days ago||
Dado Stack Recommendations - 20 replies
With both my birthday and Christmas right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about treating myself to a decent quality dado set. My saw is a Ridgid TS3660 with 1.5 horsepower. I love the saw, but I realize it’s capabilities are somewhat limited by the low hp. Given these facts, and the vast experience of my fellow LJ’s o...
|1586 days ago||
Body Positioning at the Table saw - 31 replies
A few comments in another topic about cutting on the left or right of the blade got me thinking about this. Below is a photo of Norm ripping a piece of lumber, standing as I assume most right-handers would stand. As a leftie, my body positioning is more like this: Standing to the right of the blade with my left hand guiding the wor...
|1631 days ago||
Operation Re-Fret Successful! - 18 replies
I just wanted to express my gratitude to all who offered tips in my earlier topic “Calling All Luthiers”. I replaced the first three frets on my old Alvarez guitar, and everything went off without a hitch, thanks to a little help from my friends and a bit of internet research. What would have been a fairly expensive professional j...
|1649 days ago||
Calling All Luthiers - 27 replies
My 35-year-old Alvarez guitar is in need of some fret work. The last couple of frets closest to the nut have worn down so far that the darn thing is almost impossible to play without a capo. I’ve done a little surfing on the subject, and I’ve ordered some fret wire from Stewart-MacDonald (a couple different sizes so I can try to matc...
|1660 days ago||
Cheap Tools at Wooworker.com - 11 replies
I don’t know if any of you deal with Woodworker.com. They are a pretty good source in my opinion, and I’ve been satisfied with the price and quality of everything I’ve ever purchased from them. I was kind of shocked when I received this email from them yesterday. Of course I never heard of the brand, and they’ve got to...
|1678 days ago||
Milestone Day - 33 replies
Looks like today is day 1,000 for me here at Lumberjocks. The most amazing thing to me is not how long I’ve been here, but how much the site has grown in such a short time. By my calculations, there were only a little over 200 jocks here when I signed up. My how things have changed. Thanks for a great site to my fellow LJ members, an...
|1704 days ago||
Stress Relief - 4 replies
I posted this in the thread about the iSaw chainsaw, but it’s too good to let it get buried there without everyone having a chance to see it. This is a great little tool for killing time and relieving stress. If you go to the link below and download the small program, it lets you select from several different tools, including a chain sa...
|1711 days ago||
Email notifications - 24 replies
I just realized that I have not been getting my email notifications as they are set up. I double checked just now, and my settings have not changed, but I can’t remember seeing any LJ emails for a couple of days at least. Someone added me as a buddy today, and no email. Is it just me? If so, I need to check with our sys admin to see if ...
|1716 days ago||
Any Firefox Users? - 30 replies
I finally decided to go with Firefox as my default browser, but I’m experiencing a rather aggravating problem. I can’t seem to stay signed in to the LJ site. Every time I shut down the browser and restart it, I have to sign in again. I have the options set to allow cookies, but I really don’t know what else to check. Anyo...
|1719 days ago||
Before They Got Old..... - 79 replies
A few of the profile photos I’ve seen posted lately gave me an idea for a fun coffee lounge post. How about us old folks sharing a photo or two of ourselves when we were “in our prime”? Play fair, guys… no joke photos Odie and Dan…. just a little fun reminiscing about our youth. Here I am circa 1965 & 1976. Y...