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04-01-2018 05:38 PM

A Must-Have Tool - 4 replies

Be sure to watch the video to see why you need this in your shop.

12-31-2017 09:57 PM

Airbrush Compressor - 17 replies

My son is really getting into building ship models made of plastic and metal. For instance, he is just about finished with a 1/700-scale USS Massachusetts made from thousands of pieces including a brass detail set. He is interested in learning to use an airbrush on his next project. A friend gave him this brush. We are looking for recommen...

04-01-2017 12:57 PM

Veritas Innovation - 9 replies

Lee Valley does it again! Don’t miss the video.,46158,75230,75235&ap=1

12-13-2016 08:59 PM

Library Display - 4 replies

Our town library has a display case with a new display every month or so. I was asked to create a display of some of my woodworking. Since I am a hobbyist, I have no pieces “in stock.” So, I used some objects from around the house that I have made over the years. I created descriptive and educational signs to include in the dis...

05-30-2016 01:52 PM

Ted Is Back!!! - 7 replies

[gone] If you are unfamiliar with this scam, search for “teds woodworking” with the LJ search.

05-22-2016 12:31 PM

Daily Top 15 - 6 replies

On the LJ home page, the Daily Top 15 has been reduced to just nine:

04-01-2016 12:59 PM

Looking For Opinions - 9 replies

Has anyone tried this latest Veritas innovation?:,43000,51208

12-25-2015 08:32 PM

A Wonderful Ending - 5 replies

This past summer, I built a pair of jelly cabinets for a friend to give to his two adult daughters. The connection to my friend’s late mother is described here: The cabinets have been in storage until today. I just received a wonderful email from my friend describing this “tearfully happy da...

11-11-2015 08:08 PM

My Veterans Day Thoughts - 4 replies

Thank you to all the men and woman on this site who have served our country. This day has my mind spinning. Less than a week ago, on Nov 5, my Dad passed away. He was just 13 days shy of his 98th birthday. His mind was all there right up to the end. Given that we are all going to die, I cannot imagine it going any better than it did for h...

09-17-2015 12:17 PM

Spam For Breakfast - 4 replies

I laughed when I saw this in my email spam folder this morning: Dear costumer, Congratulations! Your application for the U.S. citizenship is ready to be approved. You have the opportunity to be authorized to live and work in the USA as a lawful permanent resident. The Green Card is going to be prepared for you in 1 month… Apparently ...

04-01-2015 12:54 PM

Another Veritas First - 9 replies

Has anyone purchased one of these Veritas custom bench planes from Lee Valley? It seems like a great way to get a very special plane.,230,41182,48944

01-23-2015 12:46 PM

The Next Step Beyond Lumberjock - 12 replies

Don’t miss out on this hot new trend!

01-17-2015 08:44 PM

Antique Planes - 2 replies

Last week I started volunteering some time at our town’s Historical Society. Through complete luck, my timing was perfect. The Historical Society runs a museum of local history. They recently opened an old trunk that had been sitting in a back room since the 1970’s. Inside, with all the rodent nests and droppings, was a large col...

01-15-2015 06:54 PM

A Bit Overwhelmed - 8 replies

I believe that there are others here that will understand how I am feeling. My dad is still with us at 97. His life has been unlike that of anyone else that I know. I believe that his experiences in the Air Force flying bombing missions over Europe during WWII shaped the rest of his life in many ways. Surviving all those days when there wa...

12-22-2014 12:24 PM

Old Nesting Screwdrivers - 11 replies

My father is 97 years old. I recently inherited two small boxes of hand tools from him. It is an amazing feeling to handle these tools that I remember using so often myself 40-some years ago in my dad’s little basement workshop. My plan is to give most of these tools to my mechanically inclined son on his 11th birthday. Among the t...

10-21-2014 02:01 PM

Interesting NBSS Essay - 9 replies

This essay was written by Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, president of North Bennet Street School and published in the Fall 2014 issue of the school’s newsletter Benchmarks.

07-10-2014 12:41 AM

Small Business Series - 7 replies

Even though I do not run my own woodworking business, I still found this five-part series in the NY Times very interesting.

03-12-2014 11:44 PM

Lesson Learned (Honey, I Shrunk The ...) - 4 replies

I am making another Jefferson/Underhill book box like these: This one is birch. After cutting the dovetails, I used a router to create a rabbet to accommodate the back. While using a chisel to clean up the ends of the rabbet, I made a small crack in one of the pins. It was very cold in my shop, so I bro...

01-13-2014 03:23 PM

A Tragic Reminder - 4 replies

As a parent and hobbyist woodworker, this story really hit me.

01-09-2014 07:31 PM

Heat Tolerant Wood? - 27 replies

Our wood stove has a handle that is used to control the damper. The handle is made of wood and is starting to break apart. Because of the handle’s location near the back of the stove, it is exposed to a lot of heat. I removed it and was amazed at how light it is. It must have almost no moisture left in it. I would like to turn a new...

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