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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 - 236 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...

05-23-2015 07:21 PM

Hook and loop - 6 replies

Is there such a thing as a hook and loop conversion kit for this type sander?

05-23-2015 12:03 AM

What jig do you have that I don't? - 29 replies

I love woodworking. I love buying tools and jigs. In an effort to make sure I have all the jigs I need (or want) I am asking what jigs have you bought that you can no longer do without. I will give you an example. Since I hate making dovetails by hand but love dovetails I bought the Gifkins dovetail jig. I did a review on it. If I find your r...

05-21-2015 09:10 PM

3m adhesive backed sandpaper - 8 replies

For the last couple of years I’ve been using USA sandpaper exclusively. It’s kind of ok but not as good as the last time I used 3m. I recently bought some 3m at homedepot and used it on my palm sander. It is the adhesive backed paper. Now I can’t get the sheet off without tearing the rubber pad on the sander. Has anyone else ha...

05-21-2015 12:55 AM

My new serious look...should provoke trust. - 14 replies

I have decided that I am only going to post serious posts and probably (probably) only woodworking related. No promises but I’ll try my best. Although, I would like to discuss my defunct trucking company which I am thinking about starting up again. I feel the economy is coming back and goods are going to start moving. Goods moving equates ...

05-19-2015 06:35 PM

What's happening to our site? - 46 replies

I think if you’ve been on this site for any length of time you realize that what I say on this site is mostly tongue-in-cheek, subtle humor. Sometimes it’s so subtle people think I’m serious and go and get all upset and hyper. I agree this is a woodworking site first and foremost. However, it should also be a site where you ...

05-18-2015 06:28 AM

Lumberjocks Membership - 80 replies

I am thinking we should restrict the membership of this woodworking forum. Only experienced woodworkers should be allowed to join or even stay. A checklist should be established that all new members must successfully complete with all subject areas checked off to the satisfaction of the existing membership. New woodworkers are a burden with thei...

05-13-2015 05:46 PM

Do use profanity or blasphemy when woodworking? - 38 replies

Yesterday I was looking for a tool and used the expression “oh god!” when frustrated. My wife heard me and told me not to blaspheme. Later, I was looking for a tool and said “oh shit!”. My wife heard me and told me to not use profanity. Later, I was looking for a tool and said “oh frick!”. My wife heard me and...

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