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08-28-2010 03:46 AM

Shellac Tint - 5 replies

Last winter I made this pine pie safe. i finished it with a mix of amber and clear shellac. I used three parts amber to two parts clear. This summer, I made another pie safe using the same pile of excess shiplap siding from when we had our barn resided. I mixed the shellac in the same proportions. But, this time, it is more of a brown col...

07-24-2010 03:10 AM

Hats Off To Rockler - 4 replies

I am once again impressed with the quality of customer service at Rockler. I ordered a set of three plug cutters online. When the order arrived, I was glad to see that the cutters were made in Montana by a company called Montana Brands. I went to the Montana Brands web site to see what other products they offered. Then I noticed that the p...

07-03-2010 02:45 AM

I'd Rather Be ... - 7 replies

A few days ago, I was stuck in terrible traffic on my way to work. I spent way too much time behind a car with a bumper sticker saying “I’d Rather Be Flying”. In an attempt to keep my sanity, I tried to think of some such phrases related to woodworking. I came up with a few: I’d Rather Be Boring I’d Rather ...

06-06-2010 03:53 AM

Attack Of The Space Alien Bug! - 3 replies

I was looking at this video of the test launch of the Falcon 9 by SpaceX. I know that there are some big bugs in Florida, but check out this frame from T -00:00:03.

05-15-2010 01:16 AM

Old Fashioned But Useful - 11 replies

I often find myself needing a scrap of paper and pencil to do a quick calculation or sketch. Sometimes I want to make a note to myself to remember to buy some #8 1” screws or what the next few steps on my current project should be. This gave me the idea of getting a chalkboard. But then it would take up space that I could better use f...

05-06-2010 06:21 PM

Question For Powermatic 701 Mortiser Owners - 2 replies

I recently purchased this mortiser. I have a question about the pinion shaft to which the handle hub attaches. On mine, the right and left sides of the shaft are not the same. The right side has a flat spot. I brought the mortiser to a repair center. They talked with Powermatic Technical Services and were told that this is intentional. I...

04-01-2010 02:27 PM

Another Veritas Innovation - 7 replies

How have we all been getting along without this?

01-29-2010 04:42 PM

Jointer Tasks - 6 replies

There is something that I am just curious about. I am a hobbyist and I have a Delta 8” jointer that I use very often. For me, it is just a two-trick pony. I use it to flatten a face and to joint an edge perpendicular to a previously flattened face. I am wondering if anyone uses a jointer for any of the other tasks that it supposed ...

01-20-2010 02:25 AM

Winter Glue Up - 7 replies

In the next few days, I plan to glue up some panels to be used as shelves. My shop is not heated, and the high temperatures are predicted to be around 35F. I have managed to glue some other parts of this project inside the house, but I would really like to be able to clamp these pieces up on my workbench. My lovely wife puts up with a lot, ...

01-09-2010 07:11 PM

Nothing Stops This Drill Press - 2 replies

This morning I was using my Delta model 17-950L drill press. I went through several on-off cycles with no problem. Then one time that I turned the switch to the off position, the drill kept running. I have a spare Rockler switch that I just ran the power cord through to continue working. It is too cold in my unheated shop to fiddle around ...

12-27-2009 01:43 AM

Where Is That Tape Measure? - 1 reply

I seem to have trouble just keeping a tape measure hooked over something while I am taking a measurement. This is definitely professional stuff!

12-03-2009 05:09 PM

LN Hand-Tool Event (MA) - 1 reply

There is a Lie-Nielsen event this Friday and Saturday in Boxborough, MA. I am going Friday afternoon and am wondering if anyone else is planning to attend around that time. Here are the details.

09-16-2009 01:59 AM

Things You Never Thought You Would Build - 14 replies

I am sure that we have all noticed that once you demonstrate the ability to cut a board approximately to the intended length, the floodgates are open. There is a never-ending stream of projects to be done. Some of these might not be the first things that you would have chosen. I thought it might be interesting to post some of the odd projec...

05-09-2009 05:01 PM

Help Identify Jointer - 1 reply

I bought a used Delta 8” jointer last year. The model # is 37-380. The serial # on the base is 99L51685. The jointer itself has a tag with the manufacture date, 08-03-1999. There are two versions of this jointer, Type 1 and Type 2. I am trying to determine which I have. When I talked with Delta support, they said that the type should...

04-09-2009 09:12 PM

Jointer Guard - 9 replies

I resawed some 5/4 rough cherry to get 1/2” material. After the resaw, the resulting pieces moved a bit, but I have enough extra thickness to spare. My question is about face jointing these pieces to get one flat side before using the planer. I should only have to take about 1/64”. I have a Delta 8” jointer model 37-380....

11-19-2008 12:03 AM

Bridle Joint Question - 5 replies

Hello, I am planning to make a picture frame using simple bridle joints. I would like to use a round-over bit with a bearing wheel on my router table to round the inside edges on the front of the frame. If I were using a miter joint, I would do the rounding before assembling the frame pieces. But with a bridle joint, it seems that I need t...

11-09-2008 02:33 AM

Old Schwamb Mill - 1 reply

I would like to recommend a visit to the Old Schwamb Mill for those of you who live in or visit the Boston, MA area. The mill is in Arlington, MA, about 10 miles out of Boston. The mill features a large woodworking shop that was once run by water power. The machinery is still run using the old belt system, but the power is now provided by a l...

10-08-2008 01:20 AM

Pipe Clamps - 4 replies

I am fairly new at LJs and to woodworking as well. I have looked around at the existing forums here and found one on clamps in general, but it looks like it has been inactive for a while. So, I am starting my first new forum topic. I am preparing for my next woodworking project. I plan to build a Shaker bed. This will be the first projec...

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