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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.

04-03-2015 09:51 PM Mobile Friendly? - 2 replies

From the image above it would appear the site is not mobile friendly. Since my Windows PC went TU a couple of months ago I’ve been using either my Samsung Note 3 or Samsung Tab 12.2 to visit the site. I can tell you it is not a nice experience on a small screen device. What is the most common device you guys use to access the site?

04-01-2015 08:42 PM

What a waste of a heart... - 2 replies

He died in a car crash while running from the police.

03-16-2015 02:41 AM

The worst part of woodworking... - 38 replies

1. waiting for glue to dry2. waiting for paint / finish to dry3. using a nail gun4. looking for a tool you just used5. measuring once6. loaning tools to a friend7. thinking you just invented a new type of jig8. thinking you just built something that no one else has ever built9. thinking the garage belongs to youPlease add number 10.

03-14-2015 08:35 PM

The best part of woodworking... - 11 replies

1. waiting for glue to dry2. waiting for paint / finish to dry3. using a nail gun4. looking for a tool you just used5. measuring once6. loaning tools to a friend7. thinking you just invented a new type of jig8. thinking you just built something that no one else has ever built9. thinking the garage belongs to you Please add number 10.

02-23-2015 02:03 AM

Third hand... - 2 replies

Whenever I need the end of a board held I use my scissor jack I found during the closing of a drug store. Do not know what it was used for. Works great and doesn’t ask dumb questions or joke when I’m trying to fit a joint.

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 ...

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