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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?

11-14-2013 07:23 PM

Precision - Woodworkers vs Electricians - 40 replies

Let me start out by saying if there are any electricians in the audience that are also woodworkers please take this critique with an open mind. I just finished replacing three light switches with timers and here are my comments:1. Breaker panels leave a lot of room for improvement when it comes to labeling.2. Wall outlet boxes sit cockeyed,...

11-08-2013 09:10 PM

Photography Studio - 28 replies

I just read a post by Todd Clippinger from about six years ago on how he sets up his photo shoots when taking pictures of his furniture. Pretty nice. I got to thinking about the projects I’ve seen on LJ’s. Background for the project pictures range from the driveway to some pretty elaborate background setups. I think some of you a...

10-22-2013 12:18 AM

Game cancelled... - 31 replies

The game goes like this. Finish the sentence, “Before I started woodworking…”. Examples:Before I started woodworking I didn’t realize how huge 1/16” was.Before I started woodworking I didn’t realize the price of exotic wood was the price of a tool. Now you.

10-21-2013 09:41 PM

Tablesaw fence/Router fence combo - 1 reply

As you can see I have my router table mounted to my tablesaw. It would be great if I could use my tablesaw fence (sometimes I do) as my router table fence, which would also include dust collection. A router spits out a lot of saw dust and I would like my tablesaw fence to have an opening that I could open and attach a hose to when routing. A ...

10-21-2013 01:02 AM

String Inlay - 10 replies

I really like string inlay and I build it into most of the boxes I make. Sometimes I’ll need just a piece of inlay and I’m too lazy to get out the jig I use to cut thin strips. As an example the box I’m currently building I only needed a couple of pieces to finish the job. I’ve marked a line on my throat plate th...

10-16-2013 12:35 AM

Basswood - 12 replies

Last time I was at the lumberyard I noticed a very white (light cream) piece of basswood. Normally I order small amounts of hollywood for my inlay. Holly is the whitest wood I have found. However, the basswood I bought comes pretty close. Close enough to use it in place of holly which is fairly expense. About the only thing I can use bass...

10-07-2013 12:14 AM

Question for the hobbyists.. - 28 replies

All you guys that do woodworking for a living have a jointer and planer, at least I think you do. For you hobbyists out there I have a question. When preparing for a project do you mill and prepare your lumber, count on s4s from the big box stores or just go with what you have and hope for the best? In the beginning I found it extremely diffi...

10-06-2013 12:16 AM

Need some explanation - 4 replies The above video shows a person with a left tilt saw using the right side of his fence for rips. Why would someone do that? He does use a sled for his miter cuts. Is this common?

09-28-2013 11:49 PM

The Jesus says... - 196 replies

Religion is to science as a moron is to intelligence.

09-26-2013 04:35 PM

Start New Topic - 64 replies

I am at a loss for a new topic. Help me select a topic. If I select your idea I will shout out an attaboy (or attagirl) to you and your favorite charity. Let’s get started. Do not forget religion and politics are outlawed. Sex is OK. BTW, I am really tired of hearing how you are all great drivers and everyone else is a crap driver. Do the ...

09-25-2013 05:50 PM

Very cool. A Lumberjocks first. Next challenge,please. - 18 replies

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09-22-2013 05:34 PM

Exotic wood storage... - 9 replies

I keep all my cutoffs of expensive wood in a box (old drawer) that I may use for inlays and various other things. I keep it on the bottom shelf of my workbench and lift it out whenever I need it. I had some slides I recovered that were sitting doing nothing so I put them to work. Now I just pull out the box whenever I need a small piece of wood....

09-21-2013 05:36 PM

Pet Peeves - 114 replies

Just posted this on Mike1950’s thread but started thinking you guys also have pet peeves that would be interesting to hear about. I have been trying to get my 90 year old mom to use a bank card or credit card in checkout lines for years. Still have not convinced her. Mike, I truly hope, wish and even pray that you are not one of those p...

09-20-2013 03:09 AM

To all those that want to know what tablesaw to buy... - 47 replies

If you are a hobbyist you don’t need much. Watch Wood Working for Mere Mortals on YouTube. He can build anything and does not have the best tools. You just do not need high price stuff. Better yet work your way through the projects section of this site, find the type and style of woodworking you want to do and then look at that persons ...

09-19-2013 09:09 PM

Things that don't mix... - 29 replies

You all know what I’m talking about. Things like water and oil, laxatives and air travel, priests and small boys, etc. The first is science, the second is common sense and the last one is in the daily news.

09-18-2013 11:55 PM

Oak is not my friend - 62 replies

It really, really, really hurts. Ow, ow, ow. I need to start wearing gloves…:-)

09-18-2013 09:41 PM

Mitered box corner techniques... - 12 replies

I have been experimenting with different mitered corner arrangements for my boxes. I have done the plain mitered corners, the spline mitered corners, the keyed mitered corners and the doweled mitered corners. I like mitered because the end grain is hidden. The picture below shows what I’ve been experimenting with. The process I used was ...

09-05-2013 06:29 PM

Crazy people and crazy ideas... - 85 replies

09-02-2013 04:07 AM

Just had to say this... - 69 replies

The only thing dumber than “pull the trigger” is “tool gloat”. Where did these come from?

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