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01-10-2014 05:40 AM

Facebook - 16 replies

A couple of my nieces and nephews, a cousin, some friends, my barberette are on facebook a lot. And, I mean a lot. I even have to schedule my haircuts through Facebook. I was thinking don’t they have anything better to do? As I thought about it I came to realize that Lumberjocks is kind of a facebook (avatarbook) for woodworkers. I prob...

01-08-2014 02:57 AM

Scrollsaw questions... - 89 replies

I assume when I start using reverse tooth blades the fuzzies on the back side of my board will go away. Also, I have searched Youtube and can’t find any videos to do with sanding blades. What are they used for and how? When making curved lines on my bandsaw I use a spindle sander to smooth the curve. What do I use on the curved scrollsaw c...

01-07-2014 06:58 PM

Bought one of these... - 28 replies

to improve my handcut dovetails. The end result still looks like crap. I am tempted to send the thing back.

01-07-2014 06:20 PM

Scrollsaw injuries - 27 replies

Today as I was practicing using my scrollsaw I noticed that I was so focused on cutting to the line that my fingers got pretty close to the blade. I surely don’t want to be the first to post blood and gore shots of my first scrollsaw accident. Here’s the question. How serious can a scrollsaw encounter be? The blade I am using is only 1/64”...

01-04-2014 12:19 AM

Some may consider this religious...I don't. - 18 replies

But then maybe I do. Even politics could be involved. Anyway, I was sooooo happy to see Alabama get their butts beat last night. I have always considered the SEC a puffed bunch and Alabama even more so. Here’s why.If you look at the ‘bama schedule you’ll see they have two kinds of opponents, chumps and other SEC teams. If ...

01-02-2014 06:43 PM

No more religion, no more politics... - 54 replies

The title is my LJ resolution for 2014. As many of you know I have posted a few religious/political threads. I declare that there will be no more, at least from me. 2014 for me on LJ’s is going to be about woodworking and nothing but woodworking. I could have made this a private resolution but in my mind those are the easiest to break....

01-02-2014 06:20 PM

What to do, what to do... - 21 replies

My new DW788 arrives Saturday and of course I’d like to jump right on it. Since I use my tablet extensively I was thinking this might be a good first project. What say the more experienced among us?

12-31-2013 05:47 AM

Entry level saw - 17 replies

I am starting a project for my grandkids that will require a lot of fret saw work. Not looking forward to that. I started thinking about an entry level scroll saw for two reasons. One, it will help me get my project done quicker and probably more accurate and two, I might even like scroll sawing. I did some research on the scroll saw websi...

12-27-2013 01:22 AM

PC Madness, the world has gone over the edge... - 5 replies

Figured the site needed this type thread.

12-23-2013 10:10 PM

Member status - 55 replies

I am guessing that everyone on this site during the workday is either retired or unemployed. Personally, I am retired and loving every minute. What’s your status that allows you to be on here during the day?

12-23-2013 01:06 AM

Obama's sons... - 9 replies

12-23-2013 12:32 AM

Shoe wax - 16 replies

I am working on finishing a box that I’ve been using to experiment with Meltonian shoe cream as the finish. I sand the wood to 1000 grit and then use the shoe cream as the finish. The walnut and rosewood come out glass smooth and low lustre. I like the look. Does anyone else use shoe polish?

12-18-2013 11:12 PM

The agony of small hinges and #2 screws... - 2 replies

After suffering through many episodes of cussing and swearing at tiny hinges and tiny screws I think I have hit on the solution. The small racheting screwdriver is from Lowes and comes with 0, 00 and 000 bits.The center finder is a Stanley and I had to grind the tip a bit so it would sit in the hinge hole for punching.The screw starter is...

12-16-2013 01:29 AM

Breakthrough... - 19 replies

I have been dinking around with woodworking for about six years and seriously dinking around with woodworking for about three. It has taken me this long to come to the realization that what I’ve been hearing about using decent saws is true. Everything I read and all the videos I watch talk about how the saw is supposed to help you make t...

12-03-2013 09:30 AM

Where's Horizontal? - 19 replies

Should we put out an APB?

11-23-2013 10:42 PM

My Italian Box - Part 1 - 4 replies

A lot of you guys salvage all kinds of wood and reuse it to build some very nice projects. My wife and I are having the countertops in our kitchen replaced with granite. When at the “granite store” I saw this box that had a few pieces of Italian tile in it. Asked the salesman if I could have it and he said yes. I’m guessing...

11-22-2013 03:09 AM

Baddest Bikker Conttest... - 9 replies

Entry 1 Entry 2 Entry 3 Entry 4 Vote for the meanest, baddest lookin’ dude. All entries must be in by midnight tonight. If you think you are badder lookin’ then submit the pic.

11-21-2013 07:42 PM

Worthless Tools - 23 replies

We’ve all done it. Bought or acquired tools that we thought we needed but turned out to be worthless. Show us your worthless tools. Here’s an example…

11-15-2013 06:27 PM

Good idea - 8 replies

11-15-2013 06:46 AM

Marking Knife - 7 replies

I sharpen my knife by running the back against 400 grit sandpaper. I do not touch the beveled side. It seems to work good and comes out sharp…What method do the rest of you use?

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