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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...

04-28-2015 09:01 PM

King/Queen for a day - 13 replies

Let’s do a king/queen for a day like the TV show of yesteryear. Send us your saddest story of need, LJ’S will vote on the saddest story of need, everyone will send the winner a five dollar bill. What do you all think? It seems there may be a few people on this site who count every dollar and don’t have extras… Verificatio...

04-21-2015 06:40 PM

Need a project - 21 replies

Over the last year I have built a: box, box, box, chess set, baby cradles, box, box. I would like a small project that challenges my skill set and forces me to learn more. Something small like the above listed projects. I’m burned out on boxes and I have built one for everyone I know. I’m a hobbiest and love being in the shop. I thou...

04-14-2015 12:25 AM

Post/Comments rating system. - 39 replies

Anyone check out the stars I’ve given out…or not? Right on, huh? It’s a good thing I’m not checking spelling and grammar…

04-12-2015 05:57 AM

Important Question - 32 replies

I have to decide before tomorrow what shoes I’m going to wear. I’ve researched the best shoes to wear while in the shop but still can’t decide. Should I wear steel toed boots to protect myself? Should I wear tennis shoes for comfort? It’s getting warm enough around here I could start wearing my sandals. Oh woe! Please hel...

04-11-2015 05:12 PM

My new rating system... - 30 replies

From now on I’m going to use the DKV rating system to rate the original post AND my response.☆☆☆☆☆ superb, exceptional to ☆ why did you waste your time posting. I don’t want any hard feelings so buck up guys…here it comes.

04-10-2015 06:45 PM

Gifkin Jig dust storm solution - 1 reply

Attached a small bucket to my magswitch. Attached the bucket to my shop vac. End of problem. In the picture you can see the Gifkin jig with a 15” board mounted for dovetailing. The solution works great and collects almost all of the dust and chips created by the router bit. If the vac doesn’t suck it up the bucket does a stop and...

04-10-2015 12:42 AM

Picture Upload - 10 replies

I can no longer upload pictures. All I get is an error message that says “failed to open selected file”. Is anyone else having a problem? Did the admins make any changes? I can’t see any obvious changes to the old process. I’m trying to upload from my computer if that helps.Thanks,

04-07-2015 11:21 PM

Need some ideas... - 14 replies

Whenever I use my router table without my fence and the attached dust collection my shop looks like a snow storm hit. The router blows everything straight up. Are there any jigs I can build or buy that will capture the dust? How do you guys handle it? Thanks for the help.

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