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|32 days ago||
No Images? - 38 replies
Are others having a problem seeing images on LJ? Most images are not showing up. If I look at the image locations, the filenames are missing. They all look like this:http://lumberjocks.com/images/.png They should be FileName.png Thanks.
|244 days ago||
A Powerful Moment In Boston - 5 replies
Last night’s Boston Bruins game was the first major sporting event in the city since the marathon bombings. The crowd’s response during the singing of the National Anthem was wonderful:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzMsagY7oRs
|249 days ago||
Question On Link Belts - 3 replies
About six years ago, I replaced the 1/2” V belt on my jointer with a link belt. I bought a 1/2” link belt, but found that there was not enough clearance around the upper pulley. I used that belt on my drill press instead and bought a 3/8” link belt for the jointer. It has been working great ever since. Today I picked up a...
|303 days ago||
Amazing Table - 13 replies
Check out this expandable circular table. This short video shows the table in action: This more polished video shows some of the inner workings:
|312 days ago||
Northeast Snowstorm - 22 replies
I live in north-central Massachusetts. Last night we had a huge dumping of snow accompanied by howling winds. The snow is fluffy and drifted in crazy patterns. Here is the view out the door that we usually use. There is a covered porch, but the snow is drifted right up to the door. There is nothing under that drift. It is about 5’ ...
|390 days ago||
My Black Friday Purchase - 19 replies
I did my duty today and made a Black Friday purchase. I bought about 90 bf of 4/4 cherry from a gentleman who harvests the trees on his property in Barre, MA. He mills it on his bandsaw mill and air dries it for a year inside his barns. I have been buying various native species of lumber here for several years. I usually let the wood dry f...
|476 days ago||
Stumped By A Kid - 32 replies
My 8-year-old son was watching me lightly pare with a chisel today. He asked me, “Why do the shavings curl up like that?” I really don’t have a good answer, and “It’s the same as with the shavings from a plane” isn’t much of an explanation. I can imagine this happening if the fibers on one side of the...
|498 days ago||
NZ Woods - 3 replies
Back in 1985, I was working as a contractor for a small company in Santa Barbara, CA. The president of the company took a trip to New Zealand. When he returned, he had gifts for everyone including me, even though I was just working there for the summer. He gave me a carving of a Kiwi bird and a ruler containing 14 NZ woods. Now I am wonder...
|515 days ago||
Electrical Help - A Little Too Late - 4 replies
|521 days ago||
Not Just Any Sunday - 4 replies
Today is National Ice Cream Day in the US. Enjoy it!
|533 days ago||
Wooden Roller Coasters - 5 replies
I found this article about wooden roller coasters interesting. This is something that the US is exporting to China.
|537 days ago||
Enjoy The Long Weekend - 11 replies
Be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity to get in a little extra shop time this weekend!
|597 days ago||
Feeding My Dreadful Vise Vice - 7 replies
I’d been looking for an under-bench-mounted vise for a long while. Last week, a CL posting caught my eye. A man was selling two Record vises, models 52D and 52ED. I went to look at them and bought both for a total of $90. As far as I can tell, the two models are the same except for the location of the “MADE IN ENGLAND” st...
|606 days ago||
Titebond Information - 9 replies
I have an unheated shop in New England. In the cold weather, I always do glue-ups in the house. I use Titebond III. During the Spring and Fall, the temperature is often high enough to glue-up in the shop during the day, but then drops below the recommended temperature at night. In this situation, I haul the piece into the house for the nig...
|626 days ago||
Looking For Opinions On Plane Accessory - 3 replies
I am wondering what others think about the value of this new accessory from LV: http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=69302&cat=1,42401 Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
|626 days ago||
Anti Gravity Cartoon Gallery - 18 replies
OK, I’ll get the ball rolling!
|691 days ago||
Lee Valley Assembly Clamps - 8 replies
I just noticed these clamps on sale at LV:http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,43837,43838&p=68986 I am guessing that these are new and this is an introductory offer. The ViseGrip-like mechanism is intriguing. I am wondering if anyone has any experience using these clamps that they would be willing to share. Thanks. ...
|702 days ago||
Fences and More Fences - 11 replies
I thought it was odd that four of the five most recent forum topics were fence-related, and not the kind that you find on a woodworking tool. I guess that I am adding another one.
|717 days ago||
Cedar Waxwings - 5 replies
We have some crab-apple trees in our front yard that retain the fruit long after the leaves have fallen. Over the years, our property has become a stopover for the cedar waxwings migrating from the summer breading range in Canada to the winter range in the southern US and as far as South America. The birds appear in great waves and maneuver ...
|727 days ago||
LV Free Shipping - 5 replies
I have been filling my LV wish list in anticipation of a free shipping offer. Today is the day. LV has free shipping on orders of $40 or more today through Jan 3.