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09-30-2014 08:14 PM

Wood Experts...I need some help. - 42 replies

I have decided to use rosewood for the dark side of my chess set I’m making. The piece in the picture below has been sanded to 800 and I love the look and feel of rosewood. Here’s my question. Is there a light wood I can use that is similar to rosewood for my light side? I tried white oak and poplar. Didn’t like either. I ...

09-26-2014 08:22 PM

Has anyone visited... - 6 replies

the I love Joe website?

09-26-2014 04:58 PM

Here's an idea... - 17 replies

that could work very well for a woodworkers community.

09-24-2014 09:03 PM

Thousands of issues more important than this one... - 52 replies

09-21-2014 11:46 PM

Gold Standards... - 74 replies

We all know the Sawstop is the gold standard by which all other tablesaws are judged. That said, I’m a little hazy on which brands capture the gold standard ribbon on other types of power equipment. I’m guessing Dewalt holds the standard for most of the handheld power tools. How about planers, jointers, bandsaws, etc. Any ideas? A...

09-18-2014 05:28 PM

Lathe Chisels - 3 replies

When I practice woodturning in my quest to turn a chess set I have discovered all I need are the chisels pictured below. Keeping in mind the small size of the pieces I would appreciate any suggestions that I could add to the list of chisels. Thanks,

09-07-2014 02:11 AM

Oregon 46 Michigan St 27 - 0 replies

Go Ducks!

09-03-2014 10:24 PM

The tool I bought... - 23 replies

many years ago, never used it and am now discovering how useful it is. I am sure you all have a similar story. There is another thread going asking which tool is your most useless. Let’s start another thread with which tool have you recently found useful that you didn’t use in the past. BTW, watch where yours hands and fingers ar...

09-02-2014 05:53 PM

mm tape... - 4 replies

Some of the plans that I download are either from Canada or England woodworkers and we all know their plans are in metric. So, instead of continually trying to convert and/or approximate I have purchased a metric tape. Now I can follow the plans exactly. I don’t understand why it took me so long to cave. A lightbulb moment… BTW, ...

08-31-2014 09:32 PM

My brand new Dewalt lathe and duplicator... - 21 replies

Just finished painting and reassembling. In between the build and the paint I managed to play with it a bit and it seems to work well. Yesterday my Capt Eddie chisels arrived. I have also modified a couple of old chisels I have. After a little more practice I am going to attempt a chess set for my grandson. Below are s...

08-30-2014 06:47 AM

LJ Topics - 91 replies

About a year or so ago when a topic was published it would move past page one within an hour or two unless it attracted comments. Now, it can take all day for a topic to migrate from the top to the next page. This tells me there is not as much action on the site. Has member interest been lost? Have interesting members been lost? Or, maybe there ...

08-25-2014 02:56 AM

I have some thoughts to share... - 10 replies

1. Goodbye Jim. You’re one of the most level headed, calm, nice guys I know. I wish you luck in your retirement should you go that direction. However, before leaving you have to relinguish the title of Grand Pooba of Lumberjocks. If I find someone worthy of the title I will bestow it upon the lucky member.2. While reading all of the ...

08-21-2014 03:42 AM

I have always been interested in... - 17 replies

woodturning. I love to watch the Youtube videos of the professionals turning chunks of wood into beautiful works of art. But, I have never been able to justify a lathe until recently. I want to make small knobs and handles to go with the projects I make. So, I started looking at small lathes. One of the first things I noticed was all the ma...

08-15-2014 08:58 PM

How do you do it? - 26 replies

When making cuts what do you rely on for accuracy? A process comparable to the picture or the measurement scale on the saw? Share your different techniques with us.

05-13-2014 04:45 PM

Had to sell my trucking company because of MERS... - 10 replies

I lost big on the deal. You can send donations to help me recover. PM if your heart tells you to help another woodworker. I will give you the address to send funds to. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

03-07-2014 05:29 AM

gadgets - 5 replies

If there’s one of these going already forgive me.

02-13-2014 05:42 PM

Did you know... - 30 replies

that people bitten by snakes probably got to close? that people that have a lot of birthdays live longer?

02-13-2014 01:05 AM

Tablesaw sled - 30 replies

If I have an accurate mitergauge why do I need a crosscut sled? Many times I’ve thought of building one but can’t find the justification to do so.

02-08-2014 05:49 AM

Dovetail question... - 11 replies

As I do more and more dovetails with my new dovetail guide I have found it is pretty difficult to get into the tight spots of the tail board to clean out waste. The steep bevel sides of my chisels damage the side of the tails. I have been looking at buying a dovetail chisel but the decent ones are pretty expensive and I’m not sure if a 1...

02-02-2014 07:27 PM

Knucklehead Club - 59 replies

I think it is safe to say that the intelligence level of most LJer’s on this site ranges from semi-intelligent to very intelligent (you place yourself wherever you feel comfortable). I also think it is safe to say all LJer’s realize that as they stand in front of the hunk of iron that they have just applied power to there is a point...

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