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07-28-2015 04:06 AM

When I have two pieces of wood... - 8 replies

that I want to attach together should I use some kind of adhesive, use nails or ask Lumberjocks? When I find a spot on a piece of my equipment should I clean it off, read the directions for cleaning the equipment or ask Lumberjocks? When I adhere to pieces of wood that should not have been adhered should I tear them apart, cut them apart or ask ...

07-25-2015 02:56 PM

Good morning and good Saturday... - 5 replies

Let’s try an experiment. Let’s see if we can get through the entire day without any dumbass posts. Posts like “How much would this cost” and “First router”. You would make me soooo happy.

07-18-2015 07:13 PM

Glue guns - 17 replies

On occasion during glue ups or dry runs I will use a dollop of hot glue to keep things in place. I seldom use my glue gun and it seems there should be lots of uses. When do you guys use your glue guns?

07-16-2015 04:57 PM

Freedom of speech portal - 13 replies

This is a thread dedicated to all that have been blocked but wish to respond to comments in a thread that they cannot post on. The process is very simple. Indicate the thread title on which you have been blocked and then post your comment. Since I have never, ever blocked anyone all lumberjocks are free to use this portal to freedom of speech. S...

07-16-2015 02:06 PM

Oops, I've been blocked [removed] - 0 replies

This is a thread dedicated to all that have been blocked but wish to respond to comments in a thread that they cannot post on. The process is very simple. Indicate the thread title on which you have been blocked and then post your comment. Since I have never, ever blocked anyone all lumberjocks are free to use this portal to freedom of speech. S...

07-08-2015 03:19 PM

Let's talk about spelling... - 36 replies

If you don’t care about your spelling do you care about the quality of your work? Are you as lazy about a job well done as you are about your spelling? Do you proof your work and not your writing? I don’t think so. Lazy in one area, lazy in another. It makes sense…

06-30-2015 04:51 PM

In the many years I have been on... - 9 replies

Lumberjocks I have never, ever asked a dumb question. I figure after all that time I am owed one. Here is the question. “How do I do the quoting process when responding on a thread?” I am on an Android tablet and do not have access to a Windows machine. I see the light tan backed quotes on posts and can’t figure out how to do i...

06-29-2015 11:22 PM

Brad point bits - 18 replies

I should be receiving my Lee Valley 1/8” through 1/2” by 64th’s sometime soon. I am interested in buying 1/2” through 1” by 64th’s also. Anyone know where I can buy a set?

06-27-2015 03:02 AM

Common man's/woman's workbench...SHOW US YOURS - 225 replies

The workbenches pictured in the Workbench Smack Down thread are some of the most skillfully made, beautiful benches I have ever seen. However, I do not think it is representative of the majority of the workbenches used by the majority of the good fellows on Lumberjocks. I think there are a lot of very good and functional benches out there that s...

06-25-2015 03:03 PM

Best cordless tool warrantees... - 27 replies

In my last post concerning corded and cordless drills B4B brought up a point I did not know. He said the Ridgid cordless drill warranty covered batteries. This is enough to cause me to buy a couple of Ridgid drills. What are your experiences? Have you taken advantage of the Ridgid battery replacement? Are there other brands with similar warranti...

06-24-2015 07:19 PM

How many of you own both corded and cordless drills? - 41 replies

I have owned the same two Dewalt drills for over 20 years. Every five years or so I buy new batteries and continue on. I’m about ready to order another set of batteries. I asked myself why not just buy corded and be done with the challenges of battery powered drills. Or, should I buy corded drills and a new set of batteries, or, should I b...

06-22-2015 04:16 PM

If I purchase an item... - 61 replies

based on a lumberjocks 5 star review and find the product not to my satisfaction can I expect some sort of financial compensation from the reviewer for the faulty review? It is my opinion that far too many products are just flippantly given five stars when most normal, sane lumberjocks reviewers would not. I think the threat of financial renumer...

06-21-2015 01:38 AM

Outside looking in... - 2 replies

My shop looks very inviting except for the fact that it’s 92 degrees inside. I have a portable air conditioner that I haven’t started using yet. Time to break it out.

06-18-2015 06:04 PM

Are you prepared to die... - 10 replies

Whether or not we like it generally speaking women outlive men. If you died tomorrow have you prepared your shop for your death. I’m primarily talking about do you have an inventory of all your equipment and tools to make it easy for your wife to sell them and not get ripped off in the process. I still have to make a list of everything I h...

06-13-2015 02:31 AM

Kristine, oh my Kristine - 6 replies

As quickly as she appeared she disappeared. I’m not the suspicious type but I’m thinking she was trolling all the guys that have said they are comfortably retired. Why, you ask? Sugar daddy time I’m guessing. Someone to take care of her in the later years, the dead zone if you will. The time of life when nothing works as in th...

06-11-2015 03:55 AM

Another great post from DKV - 20 replies

Someone once said that they were able to “retire comfortable”. Just exactly what does comfortable mean? To me it means one thing to the next person it could mean something else. To me it means being able to, within reason, buy anything that strikes my fancy. Whether that be something to do with woodworking, a trip or a car. It also m...

06-10-2015 01:26 AM

Have you ever... - 22 replies

offered to renegotiate a contract when the contractor under bid the job? I have had many different types of contractors for many jobs. On several occasions when I learned the contract was misbid I offered to change the contract. It’s my feeling that a happy contractor provides a happy well done job. I’ve also had contractors turn dow...

06-09-2015 03:23 PM

Did I get a good deal? - 28 replies

My brother in law sold me this for $300. He thought he wanted to make bowls and discovered he didn’t have as much time or interest as he thought. Now I need to take a trip to WA to pick it up.

06-03-2015 03:34 PM

Interesting question - 78 replies

I think it would be interesting to know the following:1. How many LJ’s are professional woodworkers (carpenters, framers, etc) that make their income from woodworking.2. How many LJ’s do woodworking strictly for a hobby and work in other career fields.3. How many LJ’s are retired and use woodworking as a hobby.4. How many retir...

05-29-2015 03:32 PM

Here's what I think... - 1 reply

1. Ashland, OR is a nice little town.2. Ashland Springs Hotel is a nice, renovated, old hotel.3. The restaurant attached to the hotel serves great food.4. This is my third time staying here and I will continue to choose it whenever traveling I5.5. You guys should try Ashland given the opportunity.6. Doesn’t A1Jim live around here somewher...

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