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06-23-2013 05:06 PM

Advise from hand plane guys - 6 replies

I’m a 70 year old woodworker that only recently got into hand planes. Bought a Woodriver #4 and a Lei Nelson basic sharpening kit. Once I got pretty good at sharpening the iron I can not put the plane down. All of my 8/4 scrap stock is now less than 4/4. I love this plane. I am going to buy another plane and am lookingh at the Veritas low-...

03-18-2013 05:18 PM

Wooden medallions - 2 replies

About 7 years ago I ordered some wooden medallions from a company, I beleive was in Texas. The medallions were about an inch in diameter and 1/16 thick. A lazor would imprint various words and figures. Mine had “crafted by name” and had a tree in the center. I can not remember the company’s name and my 4 hour computer search di...

01-02-2013 05:51 PM

Need input from the best woodworkers on the internet - 4 replies

At the beginning of Dec. the Director of our Community Arts Center happen to see one of my MaLoof style rockers. She then called a friend at the local newspaper and the next thing I knew there was a full page article about my woodworking in the paper. This morning I reeived a call from a lady who is the scout master of a Cub Scout troop. She as...

12-23-2012 05:54 PM

Carving's that make my day. - 1 reply

As a regular on Lumberjocks I have noticed that Lidiya has not posted in a long time, which is unusual. I hope all is well.

12-14-2012 09:52 PM

My project post dissappeared - 10 replies

I posted photos of a cradle I made about 4 hours ago, checked it a little while later and there were 6 respnoces, 2 of which wanted to know where I got the plans. I answered and then checked back to my post. It dissappeared.

10-18-2012 12:48 PM

Sandpaper - 17 replies

Tired of spending $$ for sandpaper (sheets and 5” discs) at the big boxes, that doesn’t last very long. Where do you folks purchase your abrasives. Appreciate all responses.

03-08-2011 05:03 PM

Angle grinder question - 2 replies

I am attempting to build a Maloof style rocker. A few folks have told me that an angle grinder and a Kutzall grinding wheel (half donut shape) is a big help especially for contouring the seat. My problem: I bought a new angle grinder that has a 5/8 inch arbor, the Kutzall wheel has a 7/8 inch arbor. I called tech support at Kutzal who told me th...

10-14-2010 08:20 PM

How long to wait before applying wax. - 3 replies

I use a finish of equal parts of satin poly, mineral spirits and boiled linseed oil on most of my projects. On the black walnut rocker that I just completed I feel that I should give it a final coat of Johnson’s wax. How long should I wait to make sure the finish has cured. Any advise is appreciated.

09-25-2009 09:11 PM

Would like your input/advise - 1 reply

http://C:\Documents and settings\dalet\Desktop\Lumberjocks\P.JPG!This is the second rocking chair that I’ve built and I plan on making a third out of Cherry. You will note that the seat is contoured from front to back, I was thinking of also contouring it (slightly) from side to side. I usually don’t alter original plans, but I have...

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