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02-15-2015 05:52 PM

New jig - 6 replies

Here is another use for a feather board. I needed some thin strips recently but didn’t have the jig to make them. I modified the feather board (skateboard bearing) and it works great.

02-13-2015 04:18 AM

Calling all welding experts - 9 replies

I want to learn to weld and do mixed wood metal “stuff”. Sheet metal primarily. I am thinking mig. I could also build jigs and machine addons. What do I do?Thanks,

02-12-2015 07:21 PM

Has anyone seen this before? - 9 replies

dust collection homemade for the dw708. Found on thingiverse.

02-12-2015 01:59 AM

Uploaded pix - 5 replies

when I take pictures of my projects using either my camera phone or tablet the pictures come out crystal clear.all the files are over 1 megabyte.when I upload them to this site the clarity seems to decrease significantly.most of the wood workers on this site like to zoom pictures to look at details. am I the only one seeing this?

01-14-2015 10:07 PM

Two facts and a question... - 6 replies

1. Pianos are solid and heavy.2. There are a lot of free pianos on Craigslist. Has anyone taken a piano apart for the wood?

10-22-2014 09:25 PM

Knowledge...what kind are you giving? - 47 replies

On this site a lot of questions are asked and we hope answered correctly. This site is a knowledge database of all types of woodworking experience. In my opinion answers on this site come from various different sources. They can come from experiential knowledge, book knowledge with no experience, heresay knowledge from a friend at the watercoo...

10-05-2014 07:22 PM

Turning My First Chess Set... - 0 replies

Now that I’ve decided on Rosewood and Hard Maple I have started turning the chess set I am building for my grandson. The piece shapes are shapes that appeal to me through trial and error and are easy to create on my homemade lathe. I use scrap wood to get the shape I want and then turn the piece with good wood. I truthfully don’t ...

09-30-2014 08:14 PM

Wood Experts...I need some help. - 42 replies

I have decided to use rosewood for the dark side of my chess set I’m making. The piece in the picture below has been sanded to 800 and I love the look and feel of rosewood. Here’s my question. Is there a light wood I can use that is similar to rosewood for my light side? I tried white oak and poplar. Didn’t like either. I ...

09-26-2014 08:22 PM

Has anyone visited... - 6 replies

the I love Joe website?

09-26-2014 04:58 PM

Here's an idea... - 17 replies

that could work very well for a woodworkers community.

09-24-2014 09:03 PM

Thousands of issues more important than this one... - 52 replies

09-21-2014 11:46 PM

Gold Standards... - 74 replies

We all know the Sawstop is the gold standard by which all other tablesaws are judged. That said, I’m a little hazy on which brands capture the gold standard ribbon on other types of power equipment. I’m guessing Dewalt holds the standard for most of the handheld power tools. How about planers, jointers, bandsaws, etc. Any ideas? A...

09-18-2014 05:28 PM

Lathe Chisels - 3 replies

When I practice woodturning in my quest to turn a chess set I have discovered all I need are the chisels pictured below. Keeping in mind the small size of the pieces I would appreciate any suggestions that I could add to the list of chisels. Thanks,

09-07-2014 02:11 AM

Oregon 46 Michigan St 27 - 0 replies

Go Ducks!

09-03-2014 10:24 PM

The tool I bought... - 23 replies

many years ago, never used it and am now discovering how useful it is. I am sure you all have a similar story. There is another thread going asking which tool is your most useless. Let’s start another thread with which tool have you recently found useful that you didn’t use in the past. BTW, watch where yours hands and fingers ar...

09-02-2014 05:53 PM

mm tape... - 4 replies

Some of the plans that I download are either from Canada or England woodworkers and we all know their plans are in metric. So, instead of continually trying to convert and/or approximate I have purchased a metric tape. Now I can follow the plans exactly. I don’t understand why it took me so long to cave. A lightbulb moment… BTW, ...

08-31-2014 09:32 PM

My brand new Dewalt lathe and duplicator... - 21 replies

Just finished painting and reassembling. In between the build and the paint I managed to play with it a bit and it seems to work well. Yesterday my Capt Eddie chisels arrived. I have also modified a couple of old chisels I have. After a little more practice I am going to attempt a chess set for my grandson. Below are s...

08-30-2014 06:47 AM

LJ Topics - 91 replies

About a year or so ago when a topic was published it would move past page one within an hour or two unless it attracted comments. Now, it can take all day for a topic to migrate from the top to the next page. This tells me there is not as much action on the site. Has member interest been lost? Have interesting members been lost? Or, maybe there ...

08-25-2014 02:56 AM

I have some thoughts to share... - 10 replies

1. Goodbye Jim. You’re one of the most level headed, calm, nice guys I know. I wish you luck in your retirement should you go that direction. However, before leaving you have to relinguish the title of Grand Pooba of Lumberjocks. If I find someone worthy of the title I will bestow it upon the lucky member.2. While reading all of the ...

08-21-2014 03:42 AM

I have always been interested in... - 17 replies

woodturning. I love to watch the Youtube videos of the professionals turning chunks of wood into beautiful works of art. But, I have never been able to justify a lathe until recently. I want to make small knobs and handles to go with the projects I make. So, I started looking at small lathes. One of the first things I noticed was all the ma...

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